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

An Attitude for Gratitude

 

I love summer! Even though this is a different summer than I had planned – there’s still something about the bright sun that warms my soul. Maybe it’s the way we are conditioned at a young age to take a break from school during summer or that there’s more daylight to accomplish things. In summer, people even give gratitude for a storm for it is much needed rain or a break from hectic summer activity schedules. I have not heard that same gratitude for a snowstorm!

Whatever the reason, it just seems easy to be grateful for a summer day. Some of my best memories are childhood summers, when the days seemed endlessly peaceful and were filled with play. Today’s hurried pace of our culture that keeps us going with constant distractions seems in direct contradiction to our childhood summers. I think that’s why so many of us long for summer as a chance to unwind, a chance to reflect, a chance to strive for greater peace. But what we really are seeking is a life of grace, faith-filled living that is promised to us through Christ. This month, we read Psalms in our Read Through the Bible initiative. Psalm 90, verse 12 reminds us to live wisely: “Live each day as a gift, with a sense of purpose and intentionality.” I invite you to live each day, with a sense of purpose. Get to church and hear God’s grace-filled message. Live more peacefully and live more fully. Consider the wonderful place our summer camp has in the heart of so many people – could it be because we start and end each day in worship at camp? Of course it is! What makes camp special is not its beautiful location or wonderful staff, which it clearly has. Camp is special because it breaks us from our routine, it focuses us on Christ and reminds us to worship. If you are in need of peace, break your summer routine.

Worship at a midweek service at the Conference & Retreat Center, join us Sunday mornings at either campus, or at an evening service at Cathedral of the Pines. If you can’t make it to Farmington, Minneapolis, Victoria, or Lutsen, then join us online for live streaming of our Sunday morning worship service. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, take time to warm your soul with the message of God. When we put Christ at the center of our life, we make the most of every opportunity we are given and every gift we receive. We all are given the chance to love more deeply, to make the most of each moment. Sometimes all we need to do is stop and listen.

Blessings,

Pastor Hogenson

Pastor John D. Hogenson, Senior Pastor