Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Diane Loudon, cello
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Cellist Diane Loudon has appeared regularly as an orchestral musician with many professional orchestras around the country. She can be heard performing as a soloist and chamber musician around the Twin Cities and has played for such musical acts as Charlotte Church, Michael Bolton, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson. An avid pedagogue, Ms. Loudon has maintained a cello studio in the Twin Cities for over fifteen years and is currently a cello instructor at the Mount Olivet School of Music. She also serves as manager and cellist for Rosewood String Ensemble. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in cello performance from the University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana.
West: Sanctuary
Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Kalland
~Music: Carah Hart, soprano
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Carah Hart, soprano, was raised as a member of Mount Olivet where she participated in both the choral and youth programs offered through the church. She was an active performer at Edina High School and Luther College where she received degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She holds her Masters of Science in Teaching from Drake University and is currently a vocal music specialist in the Hopkins School District.

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
08
July 08
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
08
July 08
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Helgen
~Music: Claire Louden, violin
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am
West: Sanctuary
Jul
08
July 08
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Hammersten
~Music: Kristen Haug, French Horn
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Kristen Haug is a freelance hornist, orchestral musician, and private instructor in the
Minneapolis area. She currently holds a position with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and has
also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of
the pit orchestra in Artistry productions at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Ms. Haug earned her MM in horn performance from the University of Minnesota and BA from Luther College.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
15
July 15
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost/Communion Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor MacLean
~Music: Greg Dokken, bass baritone
~Communion: All Services
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Greg Dokken, baritone, holds degrees in music from the University of Minnesota and Gustavus Adolphus College. Active in opera and choral music, Greg has sung major roles in several opera productions, has appeared as the baritone soloist with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, and has also performed solos for Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and Brahms’ Requiem. He was recipient of the Baake Choral Scholarship as section leader for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus for the 2008-2010 seasons. Greg can frequently be seen performing with the Minnesota Chorale as a bass section leader.
West: Sanctuary
Jul
15
July 15
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - Communion Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music: The OK Factor
~Communion: All services
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

The OK Factor is cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan. Based in Minneapolis, Olivia and Karla are passionate about composing, performing, and teaching, creating unique and unexpected musical experiences for their audiences all across the Midwest. Both Karla and Olivia are teachers at the Mount Olivet School of Music. Recordings are available for purchase.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor MacLean
~Music: Claire Loudon, violin
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Justin and Christine Staebell, vocal duet
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Mount Olivet members Christine and Justin Staebell met while pursuing Vocal Performance degrees at Arizona State University. Christine is currently pursuing a PHD in Psychology at St. Mary’s University and Justin is completing a doctoral degree in music at the University of Minnesota. Both sing in the Mount Olivet Senior Choir.
West: Sanctuary
Jul
29
July 29
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel

Youth In Action: Serving Others


We are beyond grateful for the continual love and support you show your church and the surrounding community. From weekly service projects to one-time events, your dedication to Mount Olivet is admired,
and your time is appreciated. We thank you! We are blessed to have you as a part of our youth program. If you would like to volunteer but haven’t found your place yet, please, come talk to us about opportunities!

I am in 11th grade and I am an active member in the Cathedral Choir at the West Campus. Volunteering at Mount Olivet is the most important thing that I do all week. It has completely transformed my faith life. When I was in 8th grade, I didn’t think much about what I would do after I was confi rmed, and ended up not being involved at all in church for the first half of my freshman year. I was miserable. I realized that I loved the routine trip out to Victoria, and that I needed to be talking to God more frequently. I signed up for Cathedral Choir, and made new friendships that will last me a lifetime. My relationship with God strengthened tenfold, and now I am closer to him than I have ever been. Serving others has taught me many things. It has taught me to be kind and patient, and to keep an open mind. Most importantly, I learned that serving others is the best way to serve God. –Sam Buller

I am an 8th-grader and will be confirmed in the fall of 2015. Through Mount Olivet, volunteer work has not only become one of my favorite activities, but also something I hope to do for the rest of my life. I look forward to the days when I get to go to church and sing in the Chancel Choir, or when I go to the Mount Olivet home and spend time with the residents through the Adopt-A Grandparent program. A lot of people get the impression that volunteer work is a burden or something they are forced to do. However, in my perspective it is an amazing experience and shapes you as a person. When I first joined Mount Olivet in 5th grade I couldn’t wait to participate in the volunteer work. I’ve always looked at serving others as a privilege Mount Olivet has given to me. I look at volunteering as an opportunity to learn, and I have always had fun during these events. Although as a teenager I have a lot on my plate – from homework, to sports, to just hanging out with my friends – volunteering at Mount Olivet is always one of my top priorities. – Amelia Spaeth

Volunteer work at Mount Olivet is something that I am extremely proud to be a part of. I help teach a Sunday School class for 3-year-olds, and I am a peer minister for the Junior High Alive program. I love volunteering because it allows me to grow as a person by helping others. Giving my time at church has been very rewarding to my faith life. Each time I serve others at Mount Olivet I feel like I am deepening my relationship with God with the help of the youth staff and other volunteers. Th e people that are involved at church have become some of my best friends and inspirations for the person I want to become. I also enjoy volunteering because it gives me the opportunity to show people why I love going to church and hopefully inspire them to continue their faith journey at Mount Olivet. Volunteering teaches me how to be a leader and to appreciate the work of others. I know that I will continue to volunteer at Mount Olivet because it has been an amazing experience. – Macey Oliver