SERVE, Step Forward

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Led by the Holy Spirit we are called to use our time, talent, and spiritual gifts to walk in deeper relationship. By God’s design, each of us can make their unique, personal contributions. The multiplied effect of an entire community serving together moved by the Holy Spirit is a radical, life-altering movement. We invite you to step forward!

Whether you have lots of time to volunteer and serve or only a few hours every once in a while, uncover the ways you are called to participate. Our Normandale community serves in a variety of places in a variety of ways. We serve the person next to us. We serve our church. We serve our city and community. We serve our world. What areas are your heart, mind, and spirit most passionate about?

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Read below about NLC Church Council's new initiative, Give an Hour!

Give an Hour: An NLC Church Council Challenge!

Serve Others | Build Relationships | Be Connected

Give an HourNLC's Church Council challenges you to "Give an Hour"!

"Give an Hour" is a challenge to volunteer at something new for one hour every six months. Relationships and serving other is at the core of "Give an Hour," so we invite you to bring a friend with as well.

Our hope as a council is that this hour will have people be more aware of different activities and missions within NLC, connect and build new relationships, and most importantly, follow in the footsteps of Jesus by serving others.

We believe that it is God's design that each of us can make unique and personal contributions to our church community. When these contributions happen, it will have a multiplied effect on the entire community.

How do I start?

Click one of the links below or scroll down to "Step Forward Today" to get started on your first "Give an Hour" today! New adventures, relationships, and connections await!

Give an Hour @ NLC
Give an Hour Locally

Serve in our Local Community


Huch'uy Runa


Serve in our Global Missions


Step Forward Today! 

Read below for opportunities to serve where immediate help is needed.

Have questions about an event or need one added or removed? Contact Suzanne Klein @ 952.977.9360 or

MN Foodshare Month Bag Distribution

Sundays, March 3 & March 10

People are needed to help distribute grocery bags with suggested food shelf items after the 8:45am and 10:45am worship services. Contact Kim Sannerud at or call the Hospitality Desk at the church at 952.929.1697 if you can help!

VEAP & CES Food Shelves


Please continue to remember the VEAP & CES Food shelves that Normandale Lutheran Church supports by bringing food/toiletry items and drop off in the containers by the Fishbowl, Canopy entrance, or Preschool entrance. You may also contribute monetarily if you are not able to grocery shop. The individual(s) and families are so appreciative of the support we give them! Questions? Contact Janet Devine @ 952.977.9355 or

Healing & Wholeness

Center for Healing and Wholeness Immediate Needs

Memory Companions Needed

Ongoing need | Dates/times vary

Become a memory companion volunteer and help a senior with mild to moderate memory loss and provide meaningful engagement while giving their caregiver an opportunity to take a break.  A brief training is provided, and volunteers and seniors are matched based on their interests, personality and availability. If you would like to be a memory companion, contact the Center at 952.977.9374.

Friendly Visitors Needed

Ongoing need | Dates/times vary

Many elders in our community need companionship. Our friendly visitor volunteer program is set up to help. Visits may include playing cards or games, simple gardening, looking through photos together or just enjoying each other’s company. Many volunteers say they receive just as much pleasure from providing companionship as the elder does. If you would like to “pay it forward” and be a friendly visitor, contact the Center at 952.977.9374.

Our Saviour's MealsServing at Our Saviour's Shelter

Thursday, March 14 | 4:00 - 8:00pm | Phillips Neighborhood, Minneapolis

There is an immediate need for serving at Our Saviour’s Shelter on March 14, 2019. If you and a small group of group of people can help, please contact Janet Devine,, 952.977.9355 or sign up by clicking the link below. Click here for more information>


Sunday Morning A/V Team

Ongoing | Sundays 8:45am & 10:45am

Do you love technology? We need a few more members to join the Audio/Visual Tech Team. Each Sunday, different teams of adults and high school youth run the A/V needed for Sunday worship. Training and support provided! Contact Ian McConnell at 952.977.9380 or to join the team.

Kitchen Help

Wednesdays, February 27, March 6, March 13 | 

There is an immediateDo you love to cook and spend time in the kitchen? Spend a few hours mid-week during the school year to help prep for Wednesday community meals or other special events. Typical shifts include:

- Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm & 3:00-5:00 pm

Please contact Janet Devine at or 952.977.9355 for more information or to sign-up! 

Background Check

Safety comes first at Normandale. When you volunteer to serve at Normandale Lutheran Church with youth, children, or vulnerable adults, you will be asked to complete a background check. 

Click for Background Check 

Normandale’s provider for background and driver’s checks is Protect My Ministry, All background and driver’s checks are done online directly with Protect My Ministry and are needed only once every three years. Protect My Ministry is a partner with longevity and upholds industry standards. Protect My Ministry will guard and safe-keep your information. Confidentiality and safety of information is protected. For questions or more information contact Janet Devine at