Worship Highlights
God's work. Our hands.
September 12, 2021 

8:30 AM Worship - with hymns
10:00 AM Worship - with praise songs
In-Person and Online
A Live stream of our services are on Facebook and YouTube
Go to facebook.com/stlukesbloomington or youtube.com/stlukesbloomington to view live streaming along with recorded worships.

God Pause (online daily devotions)
Remembering 9/11 after 20 Years
Join us at St. Luke's for the
Community Bell Ringing

For the 9/11 Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, you are invited to join Diane LaFontaine and Deb Kibby here at St. Luke's in bell ringing according to the schedule set. 

The goal of City of Bells is to surround the metro community and beyond in bell ringing at the times listed below in coordination with the bell ringing by The Liberty Bell and a bell from the Minnesota Military Museum on the steps of the State Capitol.
Please arrive early enough to get set up to be ready to ring the moment that a plane was used in a 9/11 attack:
  • From 7:46 a.m. to 7:47 a.m. (honoring Flight 11)
  • From 8:03 a.m. to 8:04 a.m. (honoring Flight 175)
  • From 8:37 a.m. to 8:38 a.m. (honoring Flight 77)
  • From 9:03 a.m. to 9:04 a.m. (honoring Flight 93)
Questions contact Diane LaFontaine
952-686-3158 / dmlafontaine@comcast.net

God's work. Our Hands
Sunday, September 12th

God trusted us to care for creation and all that is in it. There will be a variety of opportunities during and after worship. Activities include:

*Yard Care - Marc Dunham
*Rain Garden - Gael Zembal
*Quilting - Janet Lyson
*Cards - Marilyn Nelson and Emily Schoeller
*Toy Yard Sale - Susana Castillo
*Blessing Bags & Scrip - Bev Brosam
*Distribute Flyers - Rob Norris-Weber

Altar Flowers This Sunday

Judy & Steve Ludwigson
In Celebration of Nikki's birthday

If you would like to order altar flowers, the cost is $40.00. Please provide your request for a specific date to Bette Gamboni, 952-888-8317 or email her at bjgfree2010@gmail.com.

2022 Reader's Choice Awards

Come vote for your favorites in the 2022 Reader's Choice Awards ballot! Click on the link below to go to the landing page and select the city you'd like to vote for. You can vote in multiple cities per day. Vote once per day per category until September 10th.

In 2020, St. Luke's was awarded:
  • Best Choir/Music Program
  • Best Vacation Bible School
  • Best Youth Group.
Let's do it again and add Best Place of Worship!
Your vote counts! 

Click HERE to vote
Thought of the Week

"As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."

                                                     1 Peter 4:10

Begins September 13, 2021

Groups for men, women, young adults, students and children are available with multiple  locations. For more information click the link to visit their website. You can also contact St. Luke's members that are involved with BSF for more information.
Heather Kambeitz: 651-368-4019,Tony Kambeitz: 952-688-8645 and Julie Schroeder: 952-807-8738
Children/Youth Orientation Meeting
Wednesday, September 15th

There will be an Orientation Meeting held on Wednesday for Children and Youth (ages Pre-K through 12th) and their parents. This meeting will be held at 6:00 PM. Please plan on attending. 

If you are unable to attend and have any questions, please contact Pastor Rob at (952) 881-5801 (ext. 103) or email at rob@stlukesbloomington.org 

Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, September 18th

Join us at the Chanhassen location on Saturday, September 18th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Sign up on a Yellow Welcome Card at church or contact Craig Brandt. Craig's email address is craigbrandt_9@msn.com

Wednesday Night Live
Begins Wednesday, September 22nd

Wednesday Night Live begins on September 22nd with dinner being served at 5:30 PM. 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.

Wednesday Night Live Meal 
Please Help

We are looking for 3 or 4 people to serve as the Pizza Group.  Preparation (baking pizzas), serving and clean up. There are 5 meal groups so it will be once every 5 weeks of WNL. 
Grief Coalition at St. Luke's
Starts Thursday, September 23rd

St. Luke's will be hosting the Fall 2021 Series of the Bloomington-Richfield Grief Support Coalition.
Meetings will be held on Thursdays, September 23rd through November 11th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. 

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Rob - rob@stlukesbloomington.org or (952) 881-5801, ext. 103.

Sailing the Apostle Islands
September 24th - 26th

Join us for sailing around the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, September 24th - 26th.  The cost will be $375.00. Includes meals on the boat. Please contact Rob Norris-Weber for more details at 952-881-5801 ext. 103 or rob@stlukesbloomington.org.

Camera Techs Needed

More help is needed behind the camera (at the computer). We are in need of more people to learn how to operate the cameras for the live stream of the services. Contact the office if you are willing to serve as a Camera Tech. Thank you!

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

-Prayers of comfort and peace for the family of Gene Brandvold who passed away.
-Prayers for our son Terry who is have medical tests done. - John & Barb Erickson
-Prayers for my sister-in-law, Candy, after six months of chemo, her cancer has returned. - Smacky
-Prayers for Bud Remer, hospitalized with Covid. - Amanda Remer
-Prayers for my sister, Margaret, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and is in the hospital. - Joy Lindgren

Continued prayers:
-Prayers for Terry DeSchepper who was hospitalized for a few days at the U of M. Continued prayers for a liver transplant soon. - Brenda DeSchepper
-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. She is receiving chemo treatments, but is now finally home from the hospital. - 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
-Prayers for comfort and peace for the family of Jane, my Aunt & Godmother, who passed away last week from brain cancer - Katie Baltgalvis
-Thank you for your prayers for my friend, Jean. She was doing much better and was able to get out of the hospital to a rehab center, but had to return to the hospital because of an allergic reaction to antibiotics. Pray for a speedy recovery at the hospital and ongoing care at the rehab center. Thank you! - Michelle Sundet
-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. - Janet Lyson
-Prayers for my cousin, Audrey, who is experiencing kidney failure again. - Bette Gamboni
-Prayers for Sharon Strid's daughter, Jennifer, who has a brain tumor and needs surgery.
-Prayers for my niece, Melissa, who is in hospice. - Julie Klein
-Prayers for Debbie Benson who is struggling with back issues.
-Prayers for my brother, Joe. Patience and strength to continue to deal with his health issues and caring for his wife, Donna, and daughter, Melissa. - Julie Klein
-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 my friend, Mary, who has Stage 4 cancer. Patty Panning
-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 whose cancer has returned. Thankful that he is in no pain.
-Prayers for our sister-in-law, Julie, and her family. Her cancer has returned. - Tim & Deb Krieg
-Prayers for my 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 office@stlukesbloomington.org.