Bulletin Announcements

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

Groundbreaking at Living Hope - August 6

With thanksgiving to God and excited anticipation, we announce the groundbreaking of our new sanctuary at our Living Hope location.  The groundbreaking will be part of our August 6, 10:00 a.m. worship service.  Everyone is welcome to join us for this wonderful occasion!

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!

Attend Financial Peace University Classes

Did you know that 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck?  Or that 64% of Americans cannot cover a $1,000 emergency?  This does not have to be true for you!  All you need is a practical plan for your money - and Financial Peace University IS that plan!

In nine easy-to-follow lessons, you'll learn how to get out of debt, create a budget, make wise spending decisions, save for the future, and so much more!

You're invited to our next Financial Peace University class!  If you'd like to learn more about taking control of your money once and for all, check out the class details below:

  • Where:  Living Hope Lutheran Church and School [8600 Horizon Dr, Shakopee, MN  55379]
  • When:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
  • Classes will meet every Tuesday for 9 weeks
  • Child care will be provided
  • Cost if $93.00/family, scholarships available
  • If you are already a member, you may attend the class again for free!

Contact the church office at blc@bllh.org or 952-888-2475 to sign up!

** This class is brought to you by the
 Stewardship Committee to help you manage
the treasures God has given you. **

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

Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

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