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 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
10
October 10
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

God Will Catch Us

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6

I have found comfort in these words over the years and have shared them with many people, especially my children. However, in my long discernment over transitioning from my business career to seminary and ordained ministry, I wrestled with God. I didn’t trust God’s call on my life. I wanted things my way. However, I wasn’t at peace. Then I read a book by Henri Nouwen called Sabbatical Journeys.

In this book he describes the relationship between the “catcher” and the “flyer” in a circus trapeze performance. He says that the flyer swings on the trapeze and then, at precisely the right moment, lets go and flies through the air to be caught by the catcher. Nouwen stressed the importance of the flyer holding the position as still as possible while making the dangerous journey through the air to the catcher. He tells about interviewing one of the Flying Roudellas, who said to him, “The flyer must never try to catch the catcher.” His point was that the flyer just trusts that the catcher will catch. Isn’t it like that with us and God? God has promised each of us that he has a plan for our lives. God’s Holy Spirit works in our lives in ways we would never have anticipated. Sometimes in far better ways than how things were before. Just like the trapeze flyer in the circus, we must let go and fly through danger, disappointment or uncertainty filled with trust and hope. And as we trust and center on God, God will catch us.
– Pastor MacLean, May 2015

Daily Devotional Reading
By Pastor Kurt Kalland
Month of May

1 Exodus 23:25 Worship
2 Daniel 3:17-18 deliver Us
3 Jeremiah 17:5 my Refuge
4 Revelation 4:8 Holy, Holy, Holy
5 Matthew 6:9 Pray in this Way
6 Nehemiah 1:5 Steadfast love
7 Psalm 33:4 Upright and Faithfulness
8 Isaiah 26:12 done For Us
9 Micah 7:18-19 compassion on Us
10 Proverbs 31:10 more Precious than Jewels
11 2 Corinthians 9:8 God is able
12 Job 33:4 the Breath of the almighty
13 Psalm 143:10 teach me
14 exodus 31:3 Filled
15 Micah 3:8 as For me
16 Joel 2:28-29 dream dreams
17 Luke 24:49 With Power From on High
18 Acts 1:8 Witnesses
19 Acts 2:4 Filled With the Holy Spirit
20 Acts 4:31 Boldness
21 John 3:5 Very truly
22 Romans 5:5 Hope
23 1 Corinthians 2:12 Spirit From God
24 Galatians 4:6 into our Hearts
25 Exodus 20:12 Honor
26 Proverbs 23:25 Be Glad
27 Luke 1:46-47 magnifies
28 Proverbs 22:6 train
29 Colossians 3:17 Whatever You do
30 Psalm 103:17 Steadfast love
31 Romans 5:10 Reconciled