Lent: Discipleship 101

Word of the Day

Lenten Devotional

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Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021

There will be two opportunities to worship on this Ash Wednesday: a Holy Communion service and a service featuring our Mount Olivet Youth.  You may watch these videos by clicking on the links below. Both worship videos include our Mount Olivet Pastors, and beautiful music.

Ash Wednesday Worship Service
Ash Wednesday Bulletin

Ash Wednesday Youth Worship Service
Ash Wednesday Youth Bulletin

Sundays in Lent - "The Marks of Discipleship"

February 21: The Faithful Centurion – Trust Sermon by Pastor Lose
February 28: The Calling of Matthew – Repentance Sermon by Pastor MacLean
March 7: The Canaanite Woman’s Faith – Determination Sermon by Pastor Freeman
March 14: Peter’s Confession and Rebuke – Humility Sermon by Pastor Lose
March 21: Transfiguration – Resilience “Listen to Him” Sermon by Pastor Ruud

Lenten Midweek Worship

Faith Practices

The Lenten Midweek Service videos available for viewing by clicking on the links below, on our Together @ Mount Olivet page, and emailed to our subscriber lists each Wednesday morning. These brief services will include our Mount Olivet Pastors explaining some history and importance of our common faith practices each week. We’ll explore traditions like prayer, bible study, and repentance, all of which are marks of our discipleship.

February 24: Confession with Pastor Dixon
March 3: Prayer with Pastor Freeman
March 10: Almsgiving with Pastor Ruud
March 17: Bible Study with Pastor Hammersten
March 24: Service with Pastor MacLean
March 31: Care, Comfort, and Consolation with Pastor Kalland

Holy Week

Sunday, March 28, Palm Sunday – The Triumphal Entry Sermon by Pastor Hammersten

Wednesday, March 31, The Seven Last Words of Christ Concert

Thursday, April 1, Maundy Thursday

Friday, April 2, Good Friday

The Story Behind "The Seven Last Words of Christ"

Join Pastor Lose and Dr. Beverly Claflin as they share insight into The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois–the beloved Holy Week tradition that the Cathedral Choir and alumni have been singing for decades.

Pastor Lose will share biblical context and historical information for the seven words— actually phrases—spoken by Christ. Dr. Claflin will talk about what’s happening musically in each word. If you are a Cathedral Choir alumni, think of these videos as an expanded rehearsal giving Dr. Claflin time (and a calmer setting than 300+ people crammed in the Rehearsal Hall!) to explain who is singing what, when, and why—plus more!

The videos will be released beginning March 10 here.