BEing Church 

BEing Church - Together

Are you wondering what it means to "BE Church" together, during these times of COVID-19, social distancing, and racial unrest?  

Check out these ideas! 

 

Caring Connections

Caring Connections

 

Join Us for:

 

Connect with Community

  • Discernment Groups (for fellowship and reflection)
  • Small Groups (fun, fellowship, & learning)

Contact Kati Salmon at ksalmon@normluth.org/952.977.9355 or Jenny Bock at jbock@normluth.org.

 

Breathe. Just Breathe. Connect with God and YOURSELF! 
   Your well-being is paramount, too! Let God be your rock.
   Read a reassuring scripture like Psalm 27:1 - The LORD is my light and my salvation--
   whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life.
 
   And try to take today just one breath at a time. 

Check-in with Your Neighbors
   Put a fun note in their mailbox to say "Hi," or start a conversation from a safe distance. How are they doing?  You could also shovel their driveway, deliver dinner/a treat, or offer to help with yard work. 

Window/Sidewalk Art & Yard Signs - encourage the neighborhood!
   Click these links for a few ideas: Stained Glass Window Art or Bible Verse Chalk Art

Make or Send Cards
   Cheer more isolated NLC members (use NLC cards or create your own!)
   Contact Jenny Bock at jbock@normluth.org.

Call/Video chat with your friends and/or join the NLC "Call Team"
   Help check in with our NLC family. Let's build community together (while apart)! Let us know if you need assistance accessing our online directory, or would like to help by calling more isolated members.
   Contact Jenny Bock at jbock@normluth.org.

 

Give

Sustaining Gifts

 

Give to NLC 
    Help NLC keep reaching out through music, worship, mission, and ministry - doing the ministry we do!!  Click HERE> (select "NLC Annual Ministry")

Give to our FoodShare partners
    Click HERE> (select "Hunger") to assist our local food resources: CES, VEAP, Every Meal (previously known as Sheridan Story), and World Hunger! 

Give to Normandale Housing
   Help sponsor the cost of our families' hotel stay while they seek shelter from unstable conditions in the neighborhood.
   Cash is also used to purchase needed gas and transportation cards, supplies and other items, provide rent assistance
   related to trauma/re-traumatization, and to help plan new programming to help process the trauma.  Click HERE> (select "Normandale Housing")

   Or contribute to family care packages - contact Pastor Rebecca at rgamble@normluth.org.

Give to the Center for Healing & Wholeness
   Help sustain new and adapted programs for seniors and their caregivers during this time of isolation. Click HERE>

 

Give to Our Saviour's Housing
   While we normally cook & serve a hot meal for 40 people experiencing homelessness at the OSH shelter, residents are now being housed in a hotel. You can still sponsor a meal! 
   Contact Pastor Rebecca at rgamble@normluth.org or follow instructions and Click HERE>

 

 

Essential Supplies

Essential Supplies

 

Donate items to Normandale House/Norma's Closet
   Ongoing Needs:
     Winter coats (esp. larger sizes)   Soap/Cleaning Supplies
     Home Goods                                Diapers (assorted sizes)
     Toilet Paper/Paper Towels           13 Gallon Trash Bags

   
All items can be delivered to Normandale Lutheran Church - an NHC Donation bin is located under the west canopy entrance.

Make Food & Toiletry Donation to CES/VEAP:
     Shelf-stable/Non-perishable Foods
     Toilet Paper                         
     Diapers                  

   All items can be delivered to Normandale Lutheran Church - an NHC Donation bin is located under the west canopy entrance, or just inside the doors..

Sew Masks for healthcare providers
   Click here for an easy Lutheran Social Services pattern>
   Contact Judy Henderson at donjudyh@pro-ns.net for sewing tips, delivery coordination,
   or to donate washed & ironed COTTON fabric! She also has fabric to SHARE!

 

Valuable Volunteers

Valuable Volunteers

 

CES Foodbank
     For up-to-the-minute needs: go to https://www.facebook.com/cesmn/.
     Contact Melanie LaPointe, CES Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, at mlapointe@cesmn.org/612.870.1125 x128
     Click here for more info>

NLC's Meals-on-Wheels Deliveries
   Only 1 hour/month to drop off meals for the home-bound!
   Contact Betsy Pfeifer: brpfeifer@comcast.net

VEAP Foodbank
   Pack food and assist with drive-thru, among other opportunities.
   Click here for more info> 

Donate Blood
   Visit a Memorial Blood Drive Center; with all the blood drives cancelled, hospitalized patients need your help more than ever!
   Click here to sign up> 

 

Pick up/Deliver Prescriptions & Groceries for at-risk NLC members.*
   Contact Pastor Rebecca at rgamble@normluth.org
   *Please let us know if you or someone you know would appreciate this assistance!

THANK YOU for BEING Normandale Lutheran Church everyday - Together (and Apart)!

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