Bulletin Announcements

Check out what's happening at BLH this week by viewing this week's bulletin.  Archived bulletin announcements can be found in the archive section below.

Communion Schedule Changed for December

Changes will be as follows:Ÿ

  • There will be no communion the weekend of December 16-18.
  • ŸCommunion will instead be received on December 30 & 31
  • ŸNo services on January 1, 2018
    Church and school offices will be closed.

Christmas Decorating at Living Hope

Living Hope will be decorated for Christmas on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m., and will take place after the Advent Carol Sing that evening.

It would be great to have as many hands as possible to make decorating go quickly and easily. All are welcome! 

Contributions and Donations for 2017

All contributions and donations must be received before Monday, January 1 in order to be recorded on your 2017 contribution statement.

Contributions received after January 1 will be recorded on your 2018 statement.

Matching Funds in December for Build the Dream

The Build the Dream campaign committee wants you to know that all new commitments received in November and December for Build the Dream can be DOUBLED from a special matching fund up to the $300,000 remaining in the fund.

Volunteers will be hosting tables at the upcoming Advent services as well as regular Sunday services on December 10 and 17. If you have not had a chance to make a commitment to Build the Dream, consider stopping by one of the tables to ask how you might be able to take advantage of the match.

We thank God for all the generous commitments made thus far!

Sr. High Winter Retreat

Join fellow friends and students the weekend of January 5–7 on a Winter Retreat to beautiful Camp Phillip in Wautoma, WI.

Sign up now!

New Member Orientation Classes ~ Starting Jan. 3

Pastor RodPudell will be begin a series of New Member Orientation Classes on January 3

This class is the final step in becoming a member of Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church. If you have completed your membership paperwork and have not received an invitation to this class, please contact the Bloomington church office at blc@bllh.org or 952-888-2475. Thank you!

The classes will be at Living Hope at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • January 3, 2018
  • January 10, 2018
  • January 17, 2018
  • January 24, 2018
  • January 31, 2018
  • February 7, 2018

Deaf Bible Study – 6:30 p.m. at Living Hope

The Deaf Bible study group is starting up again on November 14.

The study material is projected onto a large screen for easy reading and an interpreter is provided. The group is always open to new members and enjoys fellowship with one another at each class period. For more information, email pastorkrueger@hotmail.com.

Babysitter needed Wednesday mornings at Living Hope

Moms who attend the Wednesday morning Women's Bible Study near Living Hope are looking for one or two capable people to watch their young children from 9:05-11:10 a.m. on those mornings, even if only available occasionally.

The moms are willing to compensate the person for their time.  If you are interested and would like more info, please contact the church office at 952-888-2475.

MOPS & MOMSnext ~ Dec. 4

Inviting all mothers of children birth-elementary age.

Our MOPS and MOMSnext bi-monthly meetings are a place to relax, chat, and find some inner spiritual peace.  

We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.  

Meetings include small group discussion, speakers, and an activity.  Topics are life-enriching and the group of moms is welcoming - you will make good connections!

While you attend the meeting, your child(ren) will be enriched in the fun and nurturing environment for kids to play and learn at the MOPS KIDS program.

More information can be found here or by emailing bllhMOPS@hotmail.com.

New Sign - New Volunteer Position

We are looking for someone to be in charge of changing the lettering on the new sign at BLC.  The new routine has been to change the lettering during the day on Tuesday afternoons or on Wednesdays.  If this is something you would be interested in trying, please contact the Bloomington church office at 952-888-2475 or at blc@bllh.org.

Bible Studies Galore at Your Fingertips!

Looking to add a quick devotion as part of your daily routine?  Bloomington Living Hope members have FREE access through RightNow Media to a huge online library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, and kids shows.  It's like the Netflix of Bible study videos!  This free access to thousands of video resources can help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship, and more.  To receive an email invite specific to you or a friend for free sign-up (or maybe you already use the site and have questions), please contact the church office at blc@bllh.org or 952-888-2475.  Once you sign up, download the free app for your iPhone or Android and use it anywhere, anytime!

Congregation Meeting Report

On Sunday, June 11, 111 members of our congregation voted on whether to begin construction of our new Living Hope sanctuary. The three hour meeting was filled with information, questions, analysis and feedback. The conversation was passionate and respectful and all opinions and concerns were given an opportunity to be heard. At the meeting’s conclusion, the assembled members voted to approve moving forward with groundbreaking in the summer of 2017. Both those who voted yes (67) and those who voted no (44) spoke of the additional financial pressure and that we need to address this by acting quickly. Specific timing for the groundbreaking will be determined in the next few weeks.  

The "yes" vote creates the following expectations: 

  • Construction to begin upon the schedule directed by our contractor and architects at the earliest point possible in 2017  
  • A second capital campaign, likely to be run in parallel with the final year of Build More Do More Serve More, will begin as soon as it can be logistically and faithfully implemented  
  • Church leadership will engage with our lender, Thrivent, to arrange for short-term debt that will cover the project funding gap until funds from the second capital campaign are received  

Our new sanctuary will certainly bless the congregation with a wonderful worship environment. In addition, it will act as a visible witness to members of the community that we are a thriving, growing, and a dynamic congregation, serving our Lord in our mission to "Know Christ and Make Him Known." We, the members of Bloomington Living Hope, now have the great responsibility of enabling this expansion, as well as our existing ministries, through our time, talents, and treasure.   

As we work to meet this challenge, let’s also think about what can happen! We will use the first of the monies raised to mend our current operating shortfall. There will be opportunities to take the Living Hope expansion beyond what is today included in the project. For example: expansion of our parking lot and taking the audio/visual from better (than we have today) to best-in-class. Prayerfully, we will also have the ability to pay down some of the $2.6 million existing long-term debt.  

Please prepare your heart and discuss with your family, friends, and fellow members how you can support this project. In the coming weeks and months, you will hear of opportunities to contribute and be involved. Please prayerfully consider what you can do to meet the challenges we now have ahead.  

It is truly a wonderful and exciting time for our church. Together, we will watch it grow and we all with it!

Bloomington Campus

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Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Monday Evening Worship: 7:00 PM

Living Hope Campus

 Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM