Meet Your Hi-League Presidents

Hello Mount Olivet Family! My name is Katie Ridler, I am going to be a senior at Chaska High School this coming fall and I am the new WEST Hi-League President for this upcoming year. I am very excited to welcome all the incoming 9th-graders to Hi-League as well as any new Hi-Leaguers from any grade!
I consider the greatest thing about Hi-League to be the coming together of people from high schools all over the metro area to participate in very fun, faith-based activities. You get the opportunity to reconnect with good friends you have made up at Cathedral of the Pines Camp and don’t get to see very often during the school year, as well as meet new people. Hi-League gives you the chance to bring a little of camp home during the school year and a little breather away from homework and the stresses of everyday life. Being involved in Mount Olivet as a high-schooler is important because it gives us a weekly reminder that God is with us always and teaches life lessons that we can carry out as young adults and can help us build confidence in ourselves due to the warm and welcoming environment. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and I hope to see lots of new smiling faces at the first Hi-League this year! “Let all that you do be done in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:14

Greetings Mount Olivet! My name is Isabel St. Dennis and I am a senior at Edina High School. I have the honor to introduce myself as this year’s MPLS Hi-League president. To all the upcoming freshmen that will be joining Hi-League for the first time, I want to say welcome! It is such a rewarding and fun thing to be a part of. To me, Hi-League has the same feel as Cathedral of the Pines Camp. When it’s the dead of winter and school is tough, and all you want is to go to an evening chapel service, Hi-League is the place to go. Not only do you get to see your church friends, but you also get to experience God. As a senior, I understand the demands and responsibilities expected of students in high school. It’s sometimes difficult to find time for God during the school year, and sport seasons. However, I also have learned the importance of having a faith life during high school and the need for a healthy outlet to express yourself freely. Hi-League is exactly that. Along with being an active Hi-League member, I sing in Cathedral Choir, and participate in Circle of Friends and Kids Café. All of these things have led me to meet new people and make lifelong friends. I cannot wait to spend time with all of you, old and new, at Hi-League this upcoming year.

JHA & Confirmation

Congrats Confirmands! (9th Gr)
Confirmation Celebration & Rehearsal
Thu 9/15 6:30-8:30pm Mpls Main Sanctuary. Please join us for the Confirmation Celebration for all 9th-grade Confirmands and parents. This is a required event, as we will be rehearsing for the Confirmation service and picking up Confirmation robes and Confirmation composite pictures. The evening will conclude with cake in the Youth Center. See you there! Great job, Confirmands!
Confirmation Service
Sun 9/18 4pm, Mpls Sanctuary. Confirmands are to arrive in Fellowship Hall by 3:15pm to line up.

Confirmation (7th-8th Gr)
Classes begin the week of 10/2. Classes available Sun 8:45-9:45am (Mpls), Wed 4-5:15pm (Mpls), or Wed 7-8:15pm (Mpls & West). Confirmation at Mount Olivet is a 2-1/2 year program beginning with the First Communion in the spring of 6th grade and concluding with a Service of Confirmation at the beginning of 9th grade. The Confirmation program helps 7th- and 8th-graders learn more about the Bible, Lutheranism, faith, and God while building relationships with their peers, pastors, and church. During these very important years, students are instructed weekly by pastors, small group leaders, and youth program leaders. Cost: $50 per year (scholarships available).
7th-Grade Orientation Sessions MPLS Wed 9/14 7:15pm; WEST Wed 9/28 7:15pm. Each student and one parent or guardian must attend an orientation session.
8th-Grade Reminder All 8th-graders must register for Confirmation for the 2016-17 school year. Your registration from last year does not automatically enroll you for this year.

Chancel Choir (7th-8th Gr)
Begins Wed 10/5 5:30-6:30pm. Middle school-age singers build relationships with their peers and the church as they develop musical confidence through singing. Chancel Choir is an excellent service opportunity for 7th- and 8th-graders enrolled in Confirmation. Register: www.mtolivet.org.