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Volunteers Make a Difference
TLC  volunteers share God’s gracious love by generously giving of their time  and skills as we minister to people who come into our building and as  we reach out to those in need in the community and world. We could not  “be the church” or do our work without you.

Worship Teams
Worship  team opportunities include: ushering, greeting, reading Scripture,  communion assistants, Altar Guild, Pew Crew and Sunday morning  hospitality. To sign up, contact the Church Administrator at 952.884.2364 ext. 15.

Youth and Children’s Ministry
Guardian  Angels, nursery workers, Sunday School teachers,  confirmation large or  small group leaders. To sign up, contact the Director of Education, at 952.884.2364 ext. 14 or Rjefferson@tlcmn.com

Prayer Chain
Members  of this team receive prayer requests via email or phone for which to  pray. You may submit a prayer request online, phone or email the church  with your prayer requests. To sign up, contact the Church Administrator at 952.884.2364 ext. 15.

Funeral Team
The  TLC Funeral Team creates a welcoming, comforting atmosphere and serves a  luncheon for families and friends following funeral services. To sign up, contact the the Church Administrator at 952.884.2364 ext. 15.

In addition to the above there are many ministries that need you, your skills, talents and personality.  
Listed below are several that welcome you.
 Audio/Visual Media  
WANTED! Camera Operators
Be a volunteer camera operator responsible in operating pro HD video cameras for live internet streaming and recorded mediacasts of services and other activities at the church. Skills in video production and video composition are beneficial, but not required. Basic training classes will be available.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
● Operates cameras during live and pre-produced recorded mediacasts.
● Compose and frame shots, applying the technical aspects of manual camera focus, iris and zoom controls (although typically will be in auto-mode) and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by director.
● Confers with TLC staff and other volunteers to discuss sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements.
● Sets up and performs shots for mediacasts.
● Sets up cameras and related equipment.
● Performs other duties as requested.

Physical Demands & Work Environment
The volunteer will be required to stand for the duration of a church service; panning and tilting a video camera on a tripod and operating the focus, iris, and zoom controls, sometimes simultaneously. The volunteer will use a 2-way radio headset to communicate with other media volunteers.

This position requires the volunteer to stand, walk, sit, hear, speak and comprehend the English language.  Ability to lift and or transfer 25 lbs required.

Are you interested?  Please contact the church office for more details on how to join!

 Care Mail Crafters  

Care Mail Crafters started as a small group a few years ago when an  emphasis on small group ministry began at TLC. The group brought  together women, some who had never met before, with a love of  “crafting.”

While the group makes a variety of note cards for the church, their main focus is to:
  • Make and send cards to people in our congregation who are homebound, grieving, ill, or in need of extra care and concern.
  • The cards are a way for the recipient to know that they belong to our congregation—to know that they are thought of.
  • Care Mail Crafters provides the group a way to use their talents to serve others—as one member put it, “to show care, concern and  commitment to our fellow members at TLC.”

For more information about TLC's Care Mail Crafters please call the church office at 952-884-2364.
  Global Health Ministries  

Members and friends of TLC are invited to help at the Global Health Ministries location on the first and third Monday of the month.  From 10:00am -2:00pm we sort, pack and inventory donated medical supplies for shipment. Bring your own lunch.  Coffee and break snacks provided. Carpooling is available leaving the church at 9:15am and returning at 2:30pm.  For more information on joining the group click on the envelope icon (top of this page) or call the church office at 952-884-2364.
  K3P3 Prayer Shawl Ministry  

The K3P3 (Knit 3, Purl 3) ministry team of TLC is a group of  knitters and crochet-ers who meet once a month on Thursdays to create  practical and beautiful shawls which surround the recipients with God’s  love, as well as care and love from our faith community. Some also create shawls on their own time and bring to church once finished.

For more information on joining the group, or if you know of someone in need of a reminder of the loving embrace of God, call the church office at 952-884-2364.
   Bloomington Meals On Wheels  

The Meals On Wheels America is the oldest and  largest national organization composed of and representing local,  community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well  as the U.S. Territories. These local programs are our MOWA Members.

Bloomington Meals on Wheels is a non-profit service that delivers hot, nutritious, mid-day meals to people who are elderly or disabled, home-bound and unable to manage their own meal preparation.  TLC supports Meals on Wheels by providing drivers who deliver the meals once every six weeks. TLC also supports Meals on Wheels with a financial contribution which helps cover the cost of meals for residents who cannot afford to do so themselves. The meals are picked up at St. Stephen Lutheran Church at 84th and France at 11:00 am.  It is a very flexible volunteer opportunity as drivers are contacted by a coordinator to determine their availability.
  Thursday Workmen  

Several years ago TLC members Roy Shemanek, Dal Bjerke, Vern Christenson and Don Jacobson came up with the idea of gathering a group of retired TLC  disciples to meet weekly to do odd jobs around the building and grounds.  The “Thursday Workmen” group was born.

The Thursday Workmen volunteers perform hundreds of tasks for TLC, including (but not limited to): setting up and or taking down tables and chairs, building the new fence on the south edge of the property, painting, shampooing  carpets, changing lights, tiling around the water fountains, installing cupboards and counters, tiling of floors and walls, building shelves for storage areas, constructing a stage in youth room, planting grass, trimming trees and hedges, the siding project on the North side.

Thursday Workmen volunteers have saved the church hundreds of thousands of dollars.  They are an amazing, talented, and fun bunch with whom to work.  If interested in working with them, call the church office at 952-884-2364.
  TLC Quilters  

Ask not what your fabric can do for you, but what you can do for your fabric.
—Author unknown

TLC Quilters Create Works of Love
TLC Quilters meet at TLC every Friday morning throughout the school year.  Each year their passions for quilt-making are apparent with dedicated involvement and teamwork. The quilts are made for donations to Lutheran World Relief and local charities. If you would like to join this group to enjoy fellowship and a will to make a difference in the lives of those in need, contact the Church office at 952-884-2364.

   TLC Walkers    

Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily walk can help you live a healthier life.

This group enjoys praying, talking and walking together Wednesday mornings at 9:00am meeting at different locations.The walking route rotates, sometimes weekly, sometimes seasonally. For more information, contact the church office or click on the envelope icon at the top of this page.

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As disciples of Jesus we GATHER in grace, GROW in faith, and GO forth to serve.
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