Oct
17
October 17
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Oct
21
October 21
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
21
October 21
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
21
October 21
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
24
October 24
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Oct
28
October 28
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
28
October 28
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
28
October 28
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
31
October 31
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Nov
04
November 04
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Nov
04
November 04
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
Nov
04
November 04
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel

Senior Choir Family Connections

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with
gladness; come into his presence with singing. – Psalm 100

May 2015- Recently, while looking at the rosters of the Senior Choirs at both campuses, I realized we have numerous family members – husband-wife combos, parent-child pairs, and engaged couples – singing in the Senior Choirs this year.
What is it that draws these “duos” to choir? Many of the couples, like Kari and Scott Werdahl, met while singing in a choir and have loved being able to continue to sing together. Lois Dahlquist (Jim) enjoys the opportunity to worship together. Sharon Hoiland (Steve) likes that choir allows she and her husband to enjoy 5-1/2 hours each week of shared time together.
Having parent-child pairs in the choir is beginning to happen more frequently, too. John Kuehn (Shelley & Brian Ohnsorg) enjoys the fact that choir allows him to see his family (including grandchildren!) more often. Joyce Boje (Ian Boje) likes seeing her son two times a week, which with adult children is sometimes challenging to do. Amanda Jenkins (Mary Ellen Broge) grew up going to church with her parents. She said it is fun to get back to attending church as a family again now that her mom has joined choir, and that they have a common context as they talk about the sermons, the anthems, and the people at church.
Wanda Ponto Sackter (Allison Sackter) watched her children go through the choir program during their younger years at Mount Olivet. Now grown and in Senior Choir, daughter Allison encouraged Wanda to join, saying “the people are great and so much fun!” Wanda was a bit apprehensive at first, but once in choir her response was, “You are right!”
Dr. Beverly Claflin has directed both her children in youth choirs at Mount Olivet. Her daughter and son-in-law, Carah and Michael Hart, are now in their first year with the Senior Choir. Michael believes singing with Carah in choir is a great way to share a common interest, share their
faith, and to be involved in their church.
At West, Sandra Peterson enjoys a unique opportunity. She sings in the Senior Choir and also joins her husband and son in the recently formed Chancel Ringers. They enjoy doing something together musically where all three can participate.
Music is the instrument of the soul. It is our life-long companion. Music is not bound by age, income, or gender. It comforts us in times of despair and rings joyously in times of celebration. Music binds us together – it has been the unifying factor in the lives of many of our choir members. And, what about the doughnuts and coffee on Sundays? A fellowship bonus!
Would you be interested in sharing your voice with the Senior Choir family? At Mpls, contact Dr. Beverly Clafl in 612.767.2263. At West, contact Jerry Elsbernd 952.767.1535. Read more about Senior Choir
– Jean Davidson, Proud Senior Choir Soprano for 15 years