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Worship Highlights

The Beatitudes

January 22, 2023



Worship In-Person and Online

 8:30 AM - with hymns

10:00 AM - with praise songs



Download Bulletins - 8:30 and 10:00


Online

A Live stream of our services is on Facebook and YouTube

Go to facebook.com/stlukesbloomington or youtube.com/stlukesbloomington to view live streaming along with recorded worships.



Readings:

1 John 1:5-10

Matthew 5:1-20



Budget Hearing January 22nd Annual Meeting January 29th



There will be a Budget Hearing in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 AM on Sunday, January 22nd, between services.


Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29th immediately following the second service in the Sanctuary.

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Stewardship Thought


Giving is the lifeblood of happy living. -Todd Parrish


St. Luke’s Gospel of Matthew Reading Plans – 2023


Weekly Readers: Attend Worship between January 1 – April 16 and you will hear a majority of the Gospel. This includes Special Lent Worships.

Daily Readers: Read all 1,071 verses of Matthew. This is done by enjoying all the Worship Readings, plus additional readings Monday – Friday. This started on January 1 and is completed April 16. Download Full Calendar


Gospel of Matthew Reading for the week


Jan. 22 – Sunday Worship. Matthew 5:1-20

M: Jan. 23 – Matthew 5:21-26

T: Jan. 24 – Matthew 5:27-32

W: Jan. 25 – Matthew 5:33-39

T: Jan. 26 – Matthew 6:1-5

F: Jan. 27 – John 1:1-18


Bible Study options:

Wednesday Night Study, 6-7 PM in the Great Room. Each week will stand on its own. Come as often as you are able. Contact: Mollee Erickson (molleelynn@gmail.com)

1st & 3rd Tuesday night, 7 PM beginning February 21st. Place to be determined. This will be perfect for a Lenten season discipline. Led by Pastor Rob.

Individual Study, Follow the daily reading plan. You choose time and place. There are Serendipity Bibles available in the St. Luke’s Library next to the Great Room. It provides questions and insights to deepen your study. Another alternative is to listen to it online, just 2 minutes a day: https://youtu.be/mgUWg3ZY_C8

Contacts:      

office@stlukesbloomington.org  952-881-5801  

rob@stlukesbloomington.org  952-881-5801 ext. 103                                              

Mission Quilters Group


You can help us meet the goal of making 200 quilts for our 100th anniversary. Join us from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Saturday, January 21st, and 28th


For more information: call Janet Lyson at 952-884-9475 or Diane Anderson for sewing at 952-888-4538.

Wednesday Night Live


Wednesday Night Live dinner is being served at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested donation $3.00, free for kindergarten or younger, $10.00 for a family of four or more. 


Children's Ministry, Confirmation, Adult Education, Preschool/Parent Ministry begins at 6:00 PM.



Dinner - Soup & Bread

Preschool Open House

Wednesday, January 25th, 6 PM

Feed My Starving Children

Friday, February 10, 2023


Volunteer Spots are reserved for St. Luke's Lutheran Church Friday, February 10th(all at the Chanhassen Feed My Starving Children site at 7:00 PM)


If you are willing to join us, please contact Craig Brandt so your name can be added to our roster. Please invite your children and friends to give them an opportunity to help others. The sooner you can make a commitment, the sooner more spaces will be added for volunteers.



You can also sign up online:

Click here for February 10th (45 spots to celebrate Craig's birthday!)


Your hands are essential in the fight against world hunger. Contact Craig Brandt at craigbrandt_9@msn.com, if you would like to volunteer.

Camp Wapo Registration

January 15th-February 15th


Registration is open. Click here for registration.


Youth Camp (4th-12th grade) - July 9-14 **Guarantee Your Spot by Wednesday, February 15th



Seeds Camp (1st -3rd grade) - July 16-18 **Guarantee Your Spot by Wednesday, February 15th


Grandparent/Kid camp July 18-21 Grandparents coming and finishing out the week with their grandkids. There is no age limit for kids with grandparents. 


Other Summer Information

High School Sailing Trip 11th & 12th Grades Dates to be determined


High School Mission Trip Pine Ridge 8th-12th grade Dates to be determined.


St. Luke's Vacation Bible School - June 19-22

100th Anniversary



We are planning to mail a "save the date" postcard with info about the anniversary weekend after the first of the year. If you know someone who should be added to our mailing list - a former member or family member who's moved away or anyone you think may be interested - please send those names and addresses to: office@stlukesbloomington.org

Property Care

Tuesdays at 9:00 AM


We will be meeting on Tuesday mornings at 9:00. The end time will be flexible. Projects will include going through and cleaning/organizing storage areas, replacing ceiling tiles and paint touch up for a few. All are welcome!

Join the Snow Shoveling Team

"Many hands make light work"



Winter time is snow time. Snow time is shoveling time. Looking for volunteers are needed to help keep the sidewalks clean. We are looking for people that could commit to a certain day of the week that they could help if needed (i.e. can you help every Tuesday morning or evening if it snows) or those that could be on call as needed. Contact Marc Dunham to sign up 952-715-2819.

Altar Flowers


If you would like to order altar flowers for 2023, the cost is $40.00. Please sign up on the Altar Flower board in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Bette Gamboni at 952-888-8317 or bjgfree2010@gmail.com.


Many of you have shared compliments on the quality of our altar bouquets. We recently changed to a local, Bloomington vendor who is rapidly earning a great reputation for beautiful and long-lasting arrangements for all occasions. 



Maz-In Flowers

9921 Lyndale Av

Bloomington MN 55420

952-777-3422

www.MazInFlowers.com

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Prayer Requests

This Week

We continue to hold our family members and friends in prayer. We appreciate any updates you can provide


-Prayers for Richard & Karyn Wright & family on the death or Karyn's mom.

-Prayers for a quick and total recovery from cancer surgery on December 26th and that all goes well with prostrate surgery on January 20th.- Jim Peavey

-Continued prayers for my brother's girlfriend, Barb who is having heart & breathing concerns. - Carloyn Olsen

-Prayers for Carolyn Olsen who has another umbilical hernia and may need surgery again.


Updated prayers:

-Amy is recovering from her surgery and awaits chemotherapy treatments. She is doing well. Sandy is doing well too. Sherm is slowing down but is enjoying the Florida sunshine. Many thanks for your continued prayers. Laurie and Gary 

-Thank you for all of the prayers for Dick Sandeen. He is doing well. - Judy Sandeen


Continued prayers:

-Prayers for Pam Jackson and her family on the death of her father.

-Prayers for healing of my knees and strength and patience for the week, helping her mom. Also, that insurance will pay her car repairs. - Michelle Sundet

-Prayers for Diane Helgemo's brother Jim hospitalized with pneumonia. Continued prayers for him. - Diane Helgemo

-Continued healing prayers for a family member who is recovering from lung cancer surgery.-Dick & Judy Sandeen

-Pray for my sister-in-law, Candy Johnson. Her cancer has returned.-Helen (Smacky) Schillinger

-Pray for Gloria's son, Mark, and great-grandson, Arthur, both suffering with cancer.- Janet & Roger Lyson

-Prayers for healing and recovery for alcoholics, both those who admit they have a problem and those who don't. -Craig Brandt

-Pray for my friend and co-worker that she will be able to keep her job and for her 19-year-old daughter who is living on the street.- Carolyn Olson

-Prayers for our family finances. My hours were cut so we got behind and now my hours are going back up, but we are behind. -Laura Hurd

-Prayers for my nephew who feels he is being called to be an Episcopal priest. He is currently serving as a deacon.- Jane Ekerberg

-Prayers for Tom Swirtz recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. CAT scan revealed cancer is confined to his pancreas so only Stage 2, Chemo has begun. - Craig Brandt

-Prayers for Christopher, Judy Ludwigson's nephew who has been deployed for a year.

-Prayers for families with parents who need to transition from independent living to assisted living and memory care - Craig Brandt

-Prayers for care givers who must suffer the vitriol of parents whose memory can't keep up the changes in their lives - Craig Brandt

-Please pray for peace in my personal life, work life and the world. Also, for a personal physical issue and safe travels on the roads and water - Julie Schroeder

--Ethan Glynn, of Bloomington, was injured at a football game on Friday.- Grochow family.

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-Prayers for my brother, Gary, who had a kidney removed at Mayo on August 12. He is at home recovering before he starts chemo.- Judy Ludwigson

-Prayers of comfort for those who are struggling with new circumstances be it loss of a loved one, home or job. Let them know that they are loved and are not alone. Tomorrow will be a better day with Christ's blessing. - Bev Brosam

-Prayers for my parents to continue positive health and live a long life. - Alfred

-Prayers for the people Liberia who live in such harsh conditions. May God bless their lands, families and communities. - Alfred

-Prayers for my friend's great-grandson, Arthur, he is home. Discernment for next steps to treat his cancer as well as healing for a broken leg. – Janet Lyson

-Prayers for my mother, Natsy, may she find healing and wholeness.- David Roudebush

-Prayers for our neighbor and friend, Peggy, who suffered a stroke. - Judy Ludwigson

-Prayers for strength and balance for my son, Michael. - Rita Minsaas

-My back is stable because of the prayers and my exercise regime! - Jane Ekerberg 

-Prayers for continued healing and renewed health for both Tom and me. Tom has a hard time breathing and goes to rehab for that. Ongoing prayers for health and medications that will help me with my pain management. - Jackie Wakely


Ongoing prayers…

-Prayers for people who suffer from mental illness and depression.

-Prayers for the fallen world and for the unbelievers to come to know Christ.

-Prayers for peace in heart, mind and soul for our leaders, our country and the world to come together in kindness, joyfulness, open mindedness and love, especially in Ukraine.

-Prayers for the poor and homeless.

-Prayerfully remember friends and family of those who have committed suicide. Acknowledge the pain that they felt and the pain they have left behind.

-Prayers for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Give them strength and insight to the needs of these children.

-Prayers for those lost, the weak, the arrogant, and all of us sinners to find and follow the wonderful gift we were given through Jesus.

-Prayers for healing for the sick especially those with Covid as the pandemic continues.

-Prayers for our deployed service men and women. 

-Prayers for those incarcerated in jail and prison to heal from past and find new life.

-Prayers for those uncertain in their faith to open their heart to the Lord.

-Prayers of thanksgiving for our wonderful congregation, for families and children to coming to St. Luke's in abundance and may all of the things we do (large and small) make the world a more loving and beautiful place.


To submit a prayer request, please contact the office: 952-881-5801 or office@stlukesbloomington.org.

Contact

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

1701 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 55431

952.881.5801 or stlukesbloomington.org

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Psalm 27:1


The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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