Congregational Care

Caring for you or your loved ones at every stage.

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We Are Here For You

Mount Olivet Care Ministry seeks to provide opportunities and assistance for all members and their families, bringing the physical, spiritual and emotional healing of Christ to persons in need.
Whether you are interested in sharing Christ’s love by becoming a volunteer or seeking help through a care ministry, Mount Olivet Church welcomes the opportunity to assist you in any way we can.

Young in Heart & Friends

Young in Heart & Friends has been blessed these many years with support from our church and its parishioners, and is one of the longest perpetually running groups at Mount Olivet Church. Organized in 1957, the Young in Heart & Friends group celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2022. Pastor Kurt Kalland serves as pastoral advisor to the Young in Heart & Friends Group.

Young in Heart & Friends is an opportunity for adults and friends to get together for lunch, fellowship, and entertainment year-round. Starting in fall 2022, Young in Heart & Friends group will be having additional opportunities available including off site events and on-campus community service projects. All are welcome!

Young in Heart & Friends has a commitment to Mount Olivet and its many and varied ministries. Young in Heart & Friends, through its generosity, helps support many different outreach groups within the community with continued support to Pastor Linton Scott’s inner-city ministry.

For more information on upcoming events and registration, please see the event tab at the top of the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church website page. Questions? Contact Tricia Asuncion at 612.767.2210 or by email.

Homebound Ministry

Members who are unable to come to church on a regular basis can request a visit from a Pastor, receive communion, ask for a phone call, or visit from a Friends Connect volunteer and attend a special Homebound Communion and Luncheon two times a year at church.

For more information, please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Members of this ministry knit prayer shawls to be shared with Mount Olivet members and friends who are in need of support and prayers from their church. The gift of a prayer shawl is a lovely reminder of the care and compassion given by members of this ministry.

For more information or to join the group, please contact Stephanie McGinty at 612.767.2209 or by email.

Prayer Ministry

Are you in need of prayer support? Specific requests, whether personal or for the work of the church are welcome anytime. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer support, please call our prayer line at 612.767.2300, or click here to send a confidential prayer request. For confidentiality purposes, please only provide the first name of the person being prayed for.

If you have a heart for praying for others, please join one of our daily Prayer Ministry Teams. For more information or to join a group, please contact Stephanie McGinty at 612.767.2209 or by email.

On-Call or Hospital Calls

Mount Olivet has a dedicated pastor on call to serve members in times of need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members should contact the main phone number 612.926.7651 during business hours Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, and ask for the pastor on call. After hours and on weekends, please call 612.916.9016 and leave a message for the pastor on call.

**HOSPITALIZATIONS – To report a hospitalization and/or request a visit, please call 612.926.7651 and ask for Congregational Care. Due to HIPAA laws, hospitals are no longer able to notify the church.

Caregivers - A Ministry of Friendship

Caregivers are volunteers who provide support and friendship to members who are homebound, lonely, and would enjoy an occasional visit.

For more information or to request a visit, call Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email.

Friends Connect

Our Friends Connect volunteers provide our members who may be lonely, elderly, or homebound with a friendly phone call and conversation.

For more information or to volunteer as a Friends Connect caller, please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email.

Mental Health Task Force

A cross-functional team comprised of health professionals and lay people to encourage and provide education that raises awareness and reduces the stigma associated with mental health issues.

For more information or to become a member of the task force, please contact Julie Goodman at 612.767.2208 or by email.

Mental Health Connect

Mount Olivet Church is one of 33 churches in the Twin Cities who are a part of Mental Health Connect.  Mental Health Connect is an interfaith collaborative ministry, based at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities, addressing mental health awareness, fighting stigma, working through systemic barriers, and increasing access to mental health services. Mental Health Connect serves all people, and will help you navigate through your specific situation with support and resources. Mental Health Connect offers webinars and special events throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about the Mental Health Connect, click here.