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

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