Jun
20
June 20
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Howdy Partner! We hope y’all can join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18th – 21st at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will giddy-up for our Western Round Up – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will earn their spurs as they learn how Jesus brings people together – to care for us, to provide for us, lead us, and forgive us. We will conclude our week with a picnic in the courtyard. Yee-haw! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Maxwell Jones (mjones@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504).
West: Fellowship Hall
Jun
20
June 20
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Howdy Partner! We hope y’all can join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18th – 21st at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will giddy-up for our Western Round Up – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will earn their spurs as they learn how Jesus brings people together – to care for us, to provide for us, lead us, and forgive us. We will conclude our week with a picnic in the courtyard. Yee-haw! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Maxwell Jones (mjones@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504).
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
Jun
20
June 20
Wednesday 12:15 PM
Taught by certified instructors, chair holy yoga provides a great physical and spiritual boost to your day, while not requiring you to get down and up from the floor. No registration is needed, and all are welcome! Please go to www.holyyoga.net to find out more about holy yoga or contact Carol Throntveit (612.767.2246, carolt@mtolivet.org). Cost is $5.00 paid to instructor at time of class.
Minneapolis: 1700 Chapel- Fellowship Hall
Jun
20
June 20
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Plan to join us each Wednesday evening from June 13 - August 1 for an evening of fellowship, great food, enjoyment of nature and inspirational worship. In keeping with our summer worship theme, Life Changing Stories,each week's presiding pastor will share a favorite Bible story and the impact it has had on his or her own life.

This week, Pastor Michael Zacher will lead us in worship, preaching on the topic "God Whispered My Nme." Special music will be provided by Teresa Elsbernd, with accompaniment by Lisa Lozito. Dinner will feature BBQ pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and blueberry cobbler with whipped cream. Naturalist Dan Kahl's class will offer "Composting Tips."

4:30 p.m. Buses leave West and 7500 York
5:00 p.m. Bus leaves Minneapolis
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner is served
6:30-7:00 p.m. Nature Talk
7:15-8:00 p.m. Worship
8:00 p.m. Buses depart Conferennce & Retreat Center

Bus transportation is available from both campuses and 7500 York. Reservations required for the bus and dinner. Cost for dinner is $15.00; bus is $5.00. Call the Conference & Retreat Center, 952.469.2175 or email msiems@mocrc.org.
Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jun
21
June 21
Thursday 9:00 AM
Howdy Partner! We hope y’all can join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 18th – 21st at both the Minneapolis and West Campuses. Children who are 4 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2017) through those entering 2nd grade will giddy-up for our Western Round Up – our theme for fun and faith-filled mornings! VBS is from 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and features Bible Stories, music, arts and crafts, story time, games, snack time, and more. Children will earn their spurs as they learn how Jesus brings people together – to care for us, to provide for us, lead us, and forgive us. We will conclude our week with a picnic in the courtyard. Yee-haw! Students entering grades 7-12 interested in volunteering to assist with Vacation Bible School should contact Maxwell Jones (mjones@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504).
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis

August marks the end of summer, which means it is the time to get ready for fall! As Mount Olivet prepares for Stewardship Dinners, fall also marks the return of choirs on Sunday mornings, the beginning of educational programs for adults and youth, as well as countless special events. Mount Olivet is a place to share your time and your faith. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them”(Matthew 18:20). Register for education classes, sign up for choirs, and be at church!

"It was great to reconnect with my camp and church friends every Wednesday in Confirmation. Even if I was having a tough week, Confirmation was something to look forward to. I always felt relaxed and welcomed. What I most look forward to in the near future is House Groups because I will meet new people and continue to grow in faith with them. It also will give me the opportunity to meet and form strong friendships with my leader and the other members of my group." – Ryan Odermatt


• Sunday Church School (3yrs*-4th Gr) The Sunday School
experience is designed to familiarize children with the wonderful story
of God’s faithfulness centered in the Good News of the Gospel.
* Children must be 3 years old as of September 1.


• The Way / Pre-Confi rmation (5th & 6th Gr)
This preconfirmation program enhances students’ faith through educational,
service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance
of Christian friendships and faith for life. We focus on Jesus’ call to
serve others.


• Sunday Morning Friends Sundays 11am, Mpls Campus.
This is a program for children with special needs. Dedicated individuals and
professionals in the fi eld volunteer to provide children with a loving
and fl exible Sunday School experience. Alternatively, if parents would
rather have their child paired with an assistant in a typical classroom,
we are happy to fi nd a partner for your child.


• Confirmation (7th & 8th Gr)
This is a 2-1/2 year program that begins with the First Communion service
in the spring of 6th grade and concludes with a Service of Confirmation at the
beginning of 9th grade. The Confirmation program helps 7th- and 8th-graders learn
more about the Bible, Lutheranism, faith, and God while building
relationships with their peers, pastors, and church. During these very
important years, students are instructed weekly by pastors, small group
leaders, and youth program leaders.


Between both campuses, more than 1000 individuals participate in
Mount Olivet’s 14 choirs. We are dedicated to maintaining a music
ministry that strives for excellence and serves members of all ages
and abilities. 


• Cherub Choir (3yrs-5yrs)
• Alleluia Choir (K-1st Gr)
• Hosanna Choir (2nd-3rd Gr)
• Chapel Choir (4th-6th Gr)
• Chancel Choir (7th-8th Gr)
• Cathedral Choir (9th-12th Gr)
• Senior Choir (Adults)
• Handbell Choirs and Orff Ensembles (4th Gr-Adults)