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

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s become the holiday wedged between two days that are commercial bonanzas. Wednesday is one of the busiest travel days of the year for the airline industry and Friday, also known as Black Friday, is the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers. Hidden and almost completely lost in all this consumerism is the celebration of Thanksgiving, a day we offer thanks to God for the provisions of life and the grace extended to each of us in Christ Jesus. Over the years, I’ve been working on my family history and I am fascinated with some of my colonial ancestors five who came to America on the May flower. Many of the passengers were seeing religious persecution in their native England. It was a harrowing journey across the Atlantic and didn’t get easier once they arrived in America. By the end of the first winter, only half of the original company of 101 were still alive. Somehow the Pilgrims, through their faith in God, found courage to face the pain and the enormous hardships. It is the mystery of faith through the Holy Spirit who provides “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) We, like the Pilgrims in this journey of life, discover in some of the most difficult challenges we face, the sustaining presence of God. We may want life to be comfortable and wonderful and full of happy and fulfilling things. But it is God through Christ Jesus who provides for us along the way and offers us the ultimate hope.

Near the end of his own life when Plymouth Colony had prospered,

William Bradford wrote this:
From my years young in days of youth,
God did make known to me his truth,
And called me from my native place
For to enjoy the means of grace.
In wilderness he did me guide,
And in strange lands for me provide.
In fears and wants, through weal and woe,
A pilgrim passed I to and fro.

With you on the journey, – PASTOR MACLEAN