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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

Giving Through Service

What does it mean to be a giver? Do you have to donate millions of dollars to a hospital wing? Do you have to organize a star-studded event for 1,000? Do you have to end poverty as we know it? While all wonderful, being a giver does not have to be big. One seemingly small act of kindness is all that is needed. Every day we are given opportunities to give, to share, to be a part of God’s world in positive and meaningful ways. The Pastoral Care department has story upon story of giving and givers. Some stories are the result of spontaneous moments, while others are a bit more planned. People who give of themselves and their time to help others are living out the mission of Mount Olivet, in particular, Becoming like Jesus Christ through servanthood. And we thank them for their gifts! God is giving us opportunities to give with a generous and joyful heart every day. Look around. How can you give today?

– Katie Stevenson, Director of Stewardship

 

To me, giving is living! The personal fulfillment I have received from being

active in Mount Olivet service opportunities far exceeds my eff ort. I have

felt my faith growing at a Homebound Luncheon as I hear about riding to

school in a covered wagon from a new friend; when observing the huge smile

of gratitude from helping move someone into a new apartment; and after

planting trees and flowers around the new church additions. However, I feel

this Christian spirit most when simply sharing a friendly conversation in the

Narthex on Sunday mornings. The joy I feel as I serve in the Mount Olivet

community is like none I have ever known. – Ted Waltz

 

I personally would say that Mount Olivet has always taught me that we are

a servant congregation. We are Jesus’ hands and feet put here to serve others

when we can. What I get out of doing things for others – offering a smile,

giving a hug, providing a ride to the Homebound Luncheons, etc. – is pure

joy! Mount Olivet offers so many opportunities to serve! – Dianne McCain

 

I truly feel I get more out of what I give than what I give to others. Being a

part of the Caregiver program is one example. I visit my friend at the Vets

Home, and leave each visit being so grateful for him. Picking up folks for the

Homebound events is such an uplifting experience – the people are so thankful

for this little thing. Meeting and greeting people at worship is such a warm

experience – it takes less muscle to smile than frown! –Charlie McCain

 

Becoming a member of Mount Olivet many years ago, l found myself picking

up where I had left off in other churches where I had been a member – getting

active in areas and organizations where help was needed. Mount Olivet

offered me choices that fulfilled my life – it is more precious to give than to

receive. For me – whether it was with children at Mount Olivet Rolling Acres,

Sunday School, cooking at COP, or countless organizations in between, to the

present time in the Caregiving area where I visit with the elderly – the time

has been so rewarding. Their smiles are so heartwarming. My heart overflows

with the joy, satisfaction, and love that Mount Olivet has given me in the

process of volunteering in all areas of ministry. – Shirley Huskins