Aug
19
August 19
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost / Communion Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor Hammersten
~Music: Amanda Jenkins, soprano
~Communion: All Services
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Amanda Jenkins, soprano, is a Mount Olivet member and frequent soloist. She has performed locally with The Minnesota Orchestra, Skylark Opera, The Minnesota Opera, Theatre Latté Da, and The Gilbert Sullivan Light Opera Company. Amanda also serves as co-director of the Chancel Choir at the Minneapolis Campus and works as the Assistant to the Director of Worship and Music. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota.
West: Sanctuary
Aug
19
August 19
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost / Communion Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor MacLean
~Music: Luke Randall, baritone
~Communion: All services
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Luke Randall, baritone, recently earned his DMA in vocal performance from the University of Michigan. Born in raised in Minneapolis, Luke is spending this summer teaching at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI.

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Aug
26
August 26
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Aug
26
August 26
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost & Cathedral of the Pines Camp Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor Kalland
~Music: Amanda Nicklaus & Sarah Weibel
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Sarah Weibel and Amanda Nicklaus met in Cathedral Choir at Mount Olivet West. Sarah is studying English at the University of Minnesota, and Amanda graduated from Belmont University with a degree in English. The two enjoy performing together and particularly love making music when they’re at Cathedral of the Pines.
West: Sanctuary
Aug
26
August 26
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost & Cathedral of the Pines Camp Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Genevieve Kalland, soprano
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

Devotions: Contentment

Every year when we approach Stewardship time, I’m reminded of the difficulty I’ve had and maybe continue to have with my relationship with money. Through the years I’ve read with interest all the research that’s been done to understand how much money is necessary for a person to be happy. Some of this research states that as long as you have the basic necessities of food, shelter, and clothing, the results are surprisingly consistent across different cultures and financial brackets. If people are poor and happy, they will be happy if their income increases. And if people are poor and unhappy, they will still be unhappy if their income increases. I think Warren Buff et, one of the world’s richest men, says it best, “If you were a jerk before, you’ll be a bigger jerk with a billion
dollars.”

If we believe that nothing compares to the promise we have in Christ Jesus, do our lives refl ect this? Jesus says in Luke 12:15, “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” God can’t pour God’s riches into our hands when they are full of our riches.

I once read that consumerism has trained us to value things too little and thus destroys both contentment and thankfulness. If we don’t value shoes, we don’t really comprehend a poor woman’s need for them. 1 Timothy 6 tells us, “Th ere is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these.”

I rejoice in all that is being accomplished here at Mount Olivet with your help. And I continue to pray for God’s guidance to us all as we celebrate God’s faithfulness and indescribable gift to each of us.
– Pastor MacLean