Come Visit Us!
New to the area and looking for a church home? Been away from church for a while and wanting to reconnect with your faith tradition? New to faith altogether and bringing lots of questions? Whatever your reason for wanting to learn more about Mount Olivet, please know that we’re glad you’re here and eager to get to know you. Moreover, we’re confident there’s a place for you – for your questions and gifts, for your passions and interests, and for your hopes and dreams. In many ways, this website was designed for you, helping you to find your way into Mount Olivet. Check out the upcoming opportunities for service, fellowship, and education and read about our various and expansive programs for youth, young adults, and adults of all ages. At the same time, it’s one thing to read about Mount Olivet, and it’s another to experience it firsthand. Throughout this website, you’ll find information about all kinds of ways to get involved: from worship services to education classes, and from fellowship events and service opportunities, we have multiple ways for you to connect and get to know this church and make it your own. We can’t wait to meet you!
Sunday Morning: 9, 10 & 11am
Sunday Communion: 8:30am
Sunday Morning: 9 & 10am
Sunday Communion: 8:30am
Hours of Operation
We have programming offered throughout the day, but if you have questions please call us during these office hours, to have your called directed to the correct party.
Mpls Campus – 612.926.7651:
Sunday: 8:30am – 12noon
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30am – 7pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 12noon
West Campus – 952.767.1500:
Monday & Tuesday: 9am-12noon
It’s a busy place on Sundays! Our parking lot fills up fast so it will help to leave some time to find a spot. During the week, there is usually ample parking for fellowship and education events.
If you already know you are interested in membership, have any questions about Mount Olivet before you arrive, or would like to schedule a time to talk about Mount Olivet in person, please feel free to read more about joining Mount Olivet by clicking this link or contacting our Director of Membership, Carol Nault at 612.767.2204 or by email.
If you would like to volunteer at Mount Olivet or at any number of our service and outreach ministries, please contact our Congregational Engagement Coordinator, Katie Marxhausen at 612.767.2219 or by email.
What are worship services like at Mount Olivet?
Our services are traditional, dynamic, and disciplined! Characterized by exceptional music and strong biblical preaching, our worship services are designed to lift your spirits, deepen your faith, and prepare you for a life of meaning and purpose in God’s world. We also understand that your life is busy and value your time, and so we offer disciplined and energized services that rarely run longer that forty minutes and always start on time. We welcome children at all services. There is also nursery and Sunday School available during many services.
What should I wear to services?
Whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Seriously. Folks come from all walks of life and dress in everything from Saturday casual to Sunday best, so please come as you are.
Do I need to go to a class before I worship at Mount Olivet?
Definitely not. Everyone is welcome to worship here whether you’ve been attending church your whole life, or whether this is your first time visiting a congregation. Should you have questions about membership, we’re glad to answer them. But that’s on your timing.
Do I need to be Lutheran to attend services or to join the church?
Again, definitely not. Mount Olivet is a Christian congregation in the Lutheran tradition and we have members from a variety of church (and non-church) backgrounds. Over time, you’ll likely learn a bit more about why we’re grateful for our Lutheran tradition and heritage, but as you’ll see that’s because it helps us understand and live our faith in our daily lives.
Is there someone I can call to ask some other questions?
Sure. If you have questions about Mount Olivet in general or in about joining our church, you can contact Pastor Bill MacLean at 612.767.2230 or by email, or our Director of Membership, Carol Nault, at 612.767.2204 or by email. You can also find a directory of our staff, both by name and department, here; feel free to contact any of them directly with specific questions.