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

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