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Worship Highlights

November 21, 2021 

Christ the King Sunday

8:30 AM Worship - with hymns

10:00 AM Worship - with praise songs

In-Person and Online

8:30 Bulletin

10:00 Bulletin


Isaiah 11:1-10

Luke 23:33-43

A Live stream of our services is on Facebook and YouTube

Go to or to view live streaming along with recorded worships.


God Pause (online daily devotions)




With your participation, St. Luke’s Sanctuary will be beautifully adorned during the Christmas season. You may either order a poinsettia or make a donation to Loaves & Fishes in honor of a loved one. Please fill out this form and find an Altar Guild member in the narthex Sunday, November 21st to drop off your order. Plants can be picked up after the worship service on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Thank you!

Click here for the order form.


Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Join us for worship at 7:00 PM, followed by a dessert reception in the Fellowship Hall. Please consider bringing a dessert to share. Invite your family, friends and neighbors!

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Feed My Starving Children

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Join us at the Chanhassen location on Saturday, November 27th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. There are 17 spots still available. Contact Craig Brandt to sign up. Craig's email address is

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Thought of the Week

Thanksgiving Prayer:

The meek shall inherit the earth.

What I am today is by the riches of your grace.

Your mercy and grace are new every morning.

Help me Lord, not take them for granted.

Give me a thankful and grateful heart.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

--Joshua Lim

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Scrip Holiday Gift Cards

Order Now

With Christmas fast approaching, please consider purchasing gift cards through St. Luke’s Scrip gift card program. You can order via the RaiseRight app or we can order the cards on your behalf. Over 750 retailers offer gift cards through the program for which St. Luke’s will receive a rebate. Links to a Gift Guide, an Order Form and a Retailer List are included in this email; an Order Form can also be picked up at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex.   Deadline for placing an order via an Order Form is November 28. 

A list of retailers can also be found at, scroll to the bottom of the screen to Quick Links and click on Retailer List.

Contact Bev Brosam with questions or if you require additional information: or 952-715-0158.


Knitting Ministry


St. Luke's knitters and crocheters have donated 177 items of warm winter wear to several organizations in the Twin Cities area. This year Lutheran Social Services, VEAP, Cornerstone, Oasis for Youth, and St. Luke's closet have been blessed with hats, scarves, headbands and mittens hand created by St. Luke's ministry members. A BIG Thank You goes out to each of these special ladies.

All are welcome to join this ministry on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM. They meet at the church in the Small Conference Room.

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Mission & Ministry Booklet

Every year members are invited to prayerfully consider their commitment, involvement, and participation in the ministries of St. Luke’s. Volunteering at St. Luke’s is not a life sentence, but an annual opportunity. Life changes as we grow in years, and so do our abilities and desires. What does not change is the love God has for all creation, including each one of us. We are invited to respond to God’s love through Service, Worship, Evangelism, Community, Stewardship, and Discipleship – Simply What Every Christian Should Do. 

Click on this link for a copy of the booklet.

Please complete the Ministry Interest Form found on the back cover and return it to the Church Office. Print it, fill it out, send it or scan/take a picture and email to the office. Another option is to email us with a list of the ministries you are interested in volunteering for.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact a staff member: 952-881-5801 or

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Wednesday Night Live

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

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

Upcoming Meals:

November 24th - NO WNL - (Thanksgiving Eve)

December 1st - Soup/Bread

December 8th - Pizza

December 15th - Sloppy Joes

No Wednesday Night Live on December 22nd and 29th

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Altar Flowers 

If you would like to order altar flowers, 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

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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 the family of John Erickson who died on November 15th.

-Prayers for the family of Warren Carpenter who died on November 10th.

-Prayers for Dee Wondra who has entered hospice. Prayers for her and her family.

-Prayers for my friend, Mary. She is now in hospice care. - Patty Panning

-Thank you for all your prayers for my sister-in-law, Candy. She had three operations in a month for cancer. She is home and doing well. Continued prayers for her. - Smacky

-Prayers for families and children to come to St. Luke's in abundance. For those uncertain in their faith to open their heart to the Lord. Pray for communities to come together in love, kindness, open mindedness and joy and for leadership for our country. - Julie Schroeder

Continued prayers:

-Prayers for Joe and Donna on the death of their daughter, Melissa on Sunday, November 7th. - Julie Klein

-Prayers for Susana, our custodian, whose brother and aunt died.

-Thanks for all your prayers for my friend, Jean. She is doing well and adjusting to assisted living. - Michelle Sundet

-Pray for my nephew, Steve, who is starting a part-time pastoral job at his church in New Hampshire. Pray that he has time to do this along with his other job. - Jane Ekerberg

-As we go to Arizona this week, we will continue to hold St. Luke's in our prayers. - Max and Maggie Horn

-May all of St. Luke's enjoy the love of Christ and the love of all the members of St. Luke's. - Carol Larson

-I pray for St. Luke's and its community and for all of its members hurting in any way. Jane Nechville

-Prayers for the family and friends of my friend Chris as he passed away after his double lung transplant. - Britt Halaas

-Prayers of thanksgiving for Terry DeSchepper who received a liver transplant and is now home. Prayers for recovery from the surgery and also prayers for the family who lost a loved one. -Brenda DeSchepper

-Prayers for Diane Aga who returned home to her Bloomington apartment on October 9th. She is recovering from a broken neck and brain bleed. She is on a waiting list for assisted living at Newton Manor.

-Prayers of thanksgiving, as Julie's tumor has shrunk by 25% which is amazing news. Prayers of thanksgiving as well as ongoing prayers for continued healing. - Tim & Deb Krieg

-My granddaughter is now in the hospital in California. Her cancer does not seem to be getting better. She is 28 years old and slowly slipping away. - Ruth Behrendt

-Prayers for Karelly Teran, my 7 year old great niece, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and it has spread to her bones. She has started treatment. - Susana Castillo

-Prayers for Centurian, Wally Conrad, who is in hospice with a new diagnosis of cancer. - Craig Brandt

-Pray for wisdom promoting ultimate protection during the pandemic, especially during the surge of increases of cases especially in children. - Jane Ekerberg

-Prayers for Pastor Rob for a complete recovery from surgery. 

-Prayers for all the struggles humanity is facing - drought, flooding, earthquakes, tropical storms, forest fires. The division may it be broken through compassion and mutual understanding that we seek the spirit of all creation, loving one another. Amen

-Prayers for recovery for Gary Blanchard's twin brother, Mike, who had an accident. He is now home.

-Prayers for my sister-in-law, Donna, who has now been diagnosed with amyloidosis. - Julie Klein

Prayers for my brother, Joe. Patience and strength to continue to deal with his health issues and caring for his wife, Donna. - Julie Klein

Prayers for my niece, Debbie, who has Stage 3 lung cancer, inoperable. The cancer has now moved to her brain. Prayers for comfort, strength, and peace as it is terminal. - Pamela Trutnau

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

-Prayers for my daughter Pam who is going through some personal problems in her life. - Smacky

-Prayers for grandparents raising their grandchildren. Give them strength and insight to the needs of these children. - Craig Brandt & Kim Gaslin

-Prayers for our dear friend, Sasha, living in Belgium. Prayers that you will wrap your loving arms around her and let her feel your presence. - Trudy & Margaret Dahl

-Prayers for Mike Zielinski and his family as his cancer has returned.

-Prayers for my mom who has a GI bleed and diagnosed with cancer. - Janet Lyson

-Prayers for my cousin, Audrey, who is experiencing kidney failure again. - Bette Gamboni

-Prayers for Sharon Strid's daughter, Jennifer, living with an inoperable tumor. May she receive love and support.

-Prayers that my granddaughter connects with a doctor for her medical issues. - Smacky

-Prayers for my nephew, Andrew, recovering from cellulitis. - Judy Ludwigson

-Prayers for strength and balance for our son, Michael. - Ron & Rita Minsaas

-Prayers for Ron who is undergoing treatments for Parkinsons and for Rita for her breathing issues. 

-Continued prayers for Allan Johnson whose legs are improving, but still in constant pain. - Linda Johnson

-Prayers for Caleb for his health concerns of Celiac Disease and hypertension in his lung is always a concern and can add stress to his heart. - Joel Daly

-Prayers for Tina as she receives treatment for cancer in her armpit. - Joel Daly

-Prayers for Londyn who had a brain scan. - Cindy Dierschell

-Prayers for my brother-in-law who is receiving radiation and chemotherapy for cancer. - Greg Hornicke

-Continued prayers for Rachael who has been struggling with cancer for 3+ years. Pray for wisdom for her doctors and care team and for comfort, strength and complete healing for Rachael. - Judy Ludwigson

-Continued prayers for healing, comfort and strength for my friend, Connie, as she recovers from a stroke and continues her battle with cancer. - Judy Ludwigson

-My back is stable because of the prayers and my exercise regime! It is nice to be back at church. - Jane Ekerberg 

-Prayers for Maisy as she is in her last stage of chemotherapy for leukemia. - Jane Nechville

-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

-Prayers for our granddaughter who is struggling with her mental health. - Cindy Dierschell

-Prayers for my friend, Yvonne, and neighbor, Dawn, who both have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. - Smacky

-Prayers for Warren Carpenter's granddaughter, Carly, suffering from GI pain issues. - Warren Carpenter

-Prayers for Sylvia Monson who has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer. Continuing treatments and feeling good.

-Prayers for Pam Trutnau who suffers from chronic pain.

-Prayers for those dealing with anxiety and depression. 

-Prayers for our deployed service men and women. 

-Prayers for peace in heart, mind and soul and for joyfulness for our country and the world to come together in love.

-Prayers for the sick and homeless.

-Prayers of thanksgiving for our wonderful congregation and all of the things they do (large and small) to make the world a more loving and beautiful place.

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


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1701 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 55431

952.881.5801 or

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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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