Life Events

Mount Olivet is always there for you.

Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Mount Olivet is dedicated to enriching the lives of our community. Members and non-members alike will find opportunities to be supported in their walk with Jesus Christ. If you need immediate assistance, please contact our Minneapolis Campus office at 612.926.7651. If the office is closed, you may be redirected to the pastor on call’s phone number after listening to the message prompts.

Baptisms

Baptism is a once-in-a-lifetime sacrament in your child’s faith journey. The sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion carry God’s grace — forgiveness, life and salvation — to God’s people. These sacraments are gladly offered for you and your family, regardless of membership status, at Mount Olivet Church.

For more information about baptisms click here.

For questions about baptism, please contact Katy Michaletz, by phone at 612.767.2245 or by email.

Weddings

Mount Olivet provides an ideal setting and expert support for Christian weddings. The beautiful Main Sanctuary and lovely Serley Chapel at our Minneapolis Campus, as well as the Chapel at our West Campus, are designed to accommodate most wedding requirements. The Mount Olivet pastors and wedding coordinator offer special care to each and every wedding couple. We believe that entering into marriage and planning the wedding ceremony deserve the best and most careful preparation.

Marriage Preparation Retreats

2021 dates: January 23rd and April 17th (at the Mpls campus) and September 18th (West Campus.) We hope these will be in-person retreats; stay tuned for information and updates!

As part of planning for your life together, we invite you to participate in a very important, practical and relevant one-day marriage preparation retreat.  This fun and engaging retreat is designed to enrich your relationship as a married couple; focusing on important topics like positive communication skills, healthy conflict resolution, financial management; and spirituality. You will have ample time to discuss the topics and materials together as a couple as well as with the other participants. These are all areas we hope will be helpful to you as you begin your married life together.

This 8 ½ hour workshop, together with completing the Prepare Questionnaire and talking through the results with a Pastor or Prepare facilitator qualifies you for the Reduced Fee Certificate on your marriage license in Minnesota.

Some feedback from past participants:
“I think the communication section was great.  Helpful ideas and ways to approach difficult conversations.”
“I really liked the ‘marriage expectations’ section, especially about household chores!”
“I believe I will be able to use these practical skills, especially about how to approach conflict.”
“I feel armed with info about avoiding potential pitfalls before they might arise.”
“I enjoyed learning about the many types of intimacy that can be important for couples to deepen their relationship.’

To register contact Anne Lied, annel@mtolivetcounseling.org or 612.927.7335, ext. 10

 

 

WEDDING FAQs

What days and times are available for a ceremony?
Weddings at the Minneapolis Campus, and the West Campus are offered Friday afternoon and evening and Saturdays. Weddings are offered between the hours of 10:00 am and 7:00 pm upon availability.

Who can be married at Mount Olivet?
You can be married at Mount Olivet whether you are a member or a non-member.

May we have our own musicians?
Yes, but the Mount Olivet organist/pianist is required at all weddings as the primary musician to assist other musicians or soloists.

Further information and costs are available by contacting our Wedding Coordinator, Nancy Nelson at 612.767.2264 or by email.

May God bless your wedding plans and marriage.

Funerals

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant.

Anchored in the Promise of Resurrection
Mount Olivet Church is available to assist with all funeral preparations. During this most difficult time for families and friends, Mount Olivet is here to help arrange for a meaningful and thoughtful service. Funerals may be held at the Minneapolis campus in the main sanctuary, which accommodates up to 1300 people, or Serley Chapel, which accommodates 280 people, or at the West campus which holds 300 people. Jonna Bundul, funeral coordinator, have the most up to date information regarding COVID 19 policies in regards to attendance.

During regular business hours, please contact Jonna Bundul at 612.767.2257 or by email.
If arrangements are necessary over the weekend, families may call the pastor of their choice or contact the pastor on call.  This information is available by calling 612.926.7651 and following the prompts.

In addition, we are available to assist in arranging for special music which includes an organist and/or a soloist. Other instrumentalists are available upon request. Refreshments following the service are also an option for a nominal fee depending on menu chosen.

Please note – We are not able to accommodate requests for a Sunday funeral at any of our locations.

Memorial Gifts
Memorial gifts are a thoughtful way of honoring someone who has died. Gifts may be given directly to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church or a specific ministry designated by the family. Memorials may be given online by clicking here or sent to:

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Attn: Mari Carlson
5025 Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Please include the name and address of the family member you would like us to notify of your gift.