St. Luke's Foundation
St. Luke’s Foundation
An opportunity for giving that provides lasting benefits to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
St. Luke’s Foundation is a permanent Endowment Fund established in 1998 as a qualifying charitable tax- exempt 501(C)(3) organization. It is a nonprofit entity with its own Board of Directors elected from the members of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. St. Luke’s Pastor serves as an ex-officio member of the Board. Fund assets are professionally managed.
Gifts and memorials received are invested in the Endowment Fund. Gifts may be immediate (cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds) or deferred (planned as part of a will, trust, or estate). Income generated from the Fund is used to finance special projects and ministries not included within the annual church budget. Gifts to the Foundation are a thoughtful way to honor special occasions or special people in our lives.
Examples of Ministries:
Scholarships for young people pursuing careers in church work
Church property and grounds
Click here to donate to St. Luke’s Foundation. You will have the opportunity to give your donation in honor or memory of a loved one or special event.
For information on deferred giving, please contact Heather Kambeitz, Financial Administrator, at email@example.com or
952-881-5801, Ext. 106.
Care Team Ministry
Consider joining St. Luke’s Care Team Ministry!
Care Team Ministry, simply put, is “Doing What A Friend Would Do For A Friend.” St. Luke’s present team assists members of the congregation who request help with simple, daily tasks. Examples are: transportation to a medical appointment; a friendly visit; grocery shopping with care recipient; help with light house or yard work.
Persons wanting to become a Care Team volunteer receive a thorough orientation that includes a driving background check and a criminal background check. Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend both education and support meetings approximately every other month. The time involved with actual contact with a recipient can be as little as an hour or two, once a month.
God calls us to be in relationship with each other. Care Team Ministry Volunteers develop lasting friendships with their Care Partners, and those friendships strengthen the fabric of our community. Volunteers report that in giving of their time and gifts, their own faith journey is strengthened.
People of all ages are welcome to volunteer. If you are feeling called to serve, please contact Care Team Coordinator, Judy Gross.
St. Luke's Knitting Ministry was started at St Luke's in 2002 by Joan Johnson. Prayers are knit into each shawl for the individual that will be receiving it. The past four years they have also been making hats, scarves and headbands to donate to those in need of them in the Bloomington area. St. Luke's knitters meet on the first Tuesday of every month during the school year from 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
Co-Chairs: Diane Arellono and Maggie Horn
Loaves and Fishes
St. Luke's has been volunteering for Loaves and Fishes since 1984. Currently we are serving a meal once a month, on the third Wednesday, at Hope Presbyterian Church in Richfield. The Loaves and Fishes crew consists of cooks, set-up people, servers and a clean-up crew. This ministry is a great way to get to know other members of the church and do something good for the community. If you would be interested in joining this ministry or would like more information, contact Andy Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Forsman at email@example.com.