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
Sep
02
September 02
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
02
September 02
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Helgen
~Music: Julie Johnson, flute
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Flutist Julie Johnson performs at numerous venues throughout the Twin Cities and freelances with many orchestras, chamber groups, blues bands, and jazz groups. A finalist for the McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and a winner of grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the American Composers Forum, the Lanesboro Arts Center, the Jerome Foundation, Springboard for the Arts, MacPhail Center for Music, MRAC, and a Banff Centre residency, she plays in many styles, working to bring both the flute and her audiences to music they haven’t been in contact with before. In addition to her active performing schedule, Julie teaches at the Mount Olivet School of Music.
West: Sanctuary
Sep
02
September 02
Sunday 9:00 AM
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Hammersten
~Music: Barbary Coast Dixieland Band
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10


The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band was elected to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and rated among the finest entertainers in the Midwest. The band has played everywhere — from the Mississippi paddlewheel boats and the Minnesota State Fair, to Nagasaki, Japan. Over the past 30+ years they have regularly provided musical ministry in churches involving over 40 Sundays each year. Their mission is to "Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord" and their music provides an uplifting experience for both the musicians and the congregation.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Sep
09
September 09
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
09
September 09
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music:
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Sep
09
September 09
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
16
September 16
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
16
September 16
Sunday 9:00 AM
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Ruud
~Music:
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Sep
16
September 16
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
23
September 23
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
23
September 23
Sunday 9:00 AM
Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music:
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Sep
23
September 23
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
30
September 30
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Sep
30
September 30
Sunday 9:00 AM
Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music:
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Sep
30
September 30
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
03
October 03
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Oct
07
October 07
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
07
October 07
Sunday 9:00 AM
Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music:
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Oct
07
October 07
Sunday 9:30 AM
Join us for the 3rd annual Food Truck Sunday! After each service on Sunday, October 7th come out to James Ave where Food Trucks.... will be located! Purchase food off the trucks, enjoy Live Music by Donut Patrol, and Fellowship! Also,will be the Blood Drive Mobile. Do good by giving blood and then enjoy the fun! Invite your friends and neighbors! (Incase of inclement weather join us in the Fellowship Hall after visiting the Food Trucks.)
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
Oct
07
October 07
Sunday 11:45 AM
West: Fellowship Hall

What an exciting journey our Building on a Strong Foundation – with Christ as Our Rock capital campaign has been so far! Together we celebrate reaching

$16.5 million in pledges and gifts, and in addition, we also received commitments of $1.5 million in new planned gifts that will help our church in the future. Gifts of all sizes helped us reach this goal. Thank you so much for this great support!

From the beginning, we knew we could take the leap of faith to do a capital campaign in a time of transition because of the strong leadership of our Congregation Council and the willingness of Pastor Craig Johnson to embrace a vision for Mount Olivet’s strong future. Throughout the process there have been poignant stories of people adding their support, big or little, to prepare the way for future generations that have inspired us. Gratitude and generosity are a mighty combination.
After we broke ground last May at our Minneapolis Campus, there were many challenges including last year’s record-setting spring rains and flooding. There was no way to anticipate the issues that caused delays and increased expenses however, we thank God that the rains came when they did so we could solve that problem before the new construction was completed.

To celebrate the completion of the new front entrance, elevator, parking lot, and kitchens at the Minneapolis Campus, we will come together on Monday, May 11, from 5pm to 7pm, for an open house. There will be a special dedication service at 6pm to express our thanks to the Lord for strengthening our hearts for ministry and giving us courage to take this journey together.

We continue to work on plans for the West Campus and are refining the education and music addition plans in preparation for that construction. We have heard many people say, “Mount Olivet always does it right!” That is our goal every step of the way. There is still work to be done, resources to be gathered, and construction to begin. We remain confident that our Mount Olivet family will continue to support with hearts of thankfulness, generosity, and joy. Together we are Building on a Strong Foundation – with Christ as Our Rock. Thanks be to God!

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