Dec
12
December 12
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Dec
16
December 16
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Dec
16
December 16
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
Dec
16
December 16
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Dec
19
December 19
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

Growing Gratitude throughout November

November highlights include a National Day of Thanksgiving (Thu, Nov 24) celebrated at both Mount Olivet campuses featuring a reverently patriotic recital of uniquely American blessings. As God’s beloved community of faith we cannot settle for a generic thanks without naming the God as the giver of all good gifts, not least of all our freedom; praising the God of abundance whose hands open wide to satisfy the desire of every living thing. Beyond our patriotic duty of giving thanks, we honor not only the hands of God, but God’s heart of love – God’s grace in Jesus Christ assuring forgiveness, freedom from sin, and salvation.

The last Sunday of November is the First Sunday of Advent. Anticipating the incredibly good news that God chose to be revealed in the birth of our Savior, and in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are highlighting as our Advent theme a treasured hymn – From Heaven Above – which Pastor Martin Luther gifted to his family, congregation, and us in welcoming our Lord’s arrival here on planet earth.

From heav’n above to earth
I come to bear good news to every home!  
Glad tidings of great joy
I bring to all the world, and gladly sing.
Welcome to earth, O noble Guest,
through whom this sinful world is blest!
You turned not from our needs away;
how can our thanks such love repay?
ELW #268:1,8

As a thanksgiving tonic for our souls and as a witness to our families, colleagues, classmates, and friends, may our gratitude to God crescendo throughout November!

– PASTOR CORNILS