Worship & share your gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving

Mount Olivet Members and Friends,

From the beginning of our nation’s founding, we have set aside time in the late fall to thank God for a bountiful harvest, the blessings we enjoy as citizens of a free country, and manifold other gifts. At Mount Olivet we are grateful for you, your prayers, and your steadfast support that allows this church to fulfill its ministries and mission. I wanted to share that over the past 18 months your generosity has contributed to serving over 100,000 meals to those in-need. I am so incredibly grateful for the generosity of this community who has heeded Jesus commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22).

This November, I invite you to worship with us the week of Thanksgiving and also share your gifts at one, or all, of our service opportunities. There are four ways to help: 1) the non-perishable Food Drives that support local food banks; 2) the MOCW Mitten and Coat Drive that is so necessary at this time of year, 3) the Christmas For All Donation Drive, where your donations go to fill a Christmas store at our West Campus where clients of our ministry partner Love INC. can do their holiday shopping; and 4) the Thanksgiving offering that supports local and global hunger initiatives. Thank you for your partnership in ministry at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, a family of faith that knows itself blessed to be a blessing!

Donation information is available here. Financial gifts may be given using the envelope mailed to you, online at, or by contacting the finance office at 612.767.2255.

Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving Early Worship
Sunday, November 21, 7pm Worship, Mpls Campus
Celebrate Thanksgiving a little early by joining us for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings followed by a worship service led by Pastor Dixon and our Hi-Leaguers. 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, November 24, 6pm, Mpls & West Campuses
A new time to worship for Thanksgiving! Pastor Ruud (Mpls Campus) and Pastor Kalland (West Campus) will be preaching. Nursery is available at both campuses. Following the service, stay for cookies and fellowship.

Thanksgiving Pie Pick Up
Wednesday, November 24, 2-5pm and following the worship service at the Mpls Campus


Service Opportunities

Christmas For All
Sundays, November 21 & November 28, 8:30-11:30am & Wednesdays, November 24 & December 1, 5-7pm
Please bring new, unwrapped gifts for all ages in a $5-$40 range to either campus for our Christmas for All store, which benefits Mount Olivet ministry partners Love INC, Southside Family Nurturing Center and Redeemer Lutheran Church. A list of suggested items is available here.. To volunteer by receiving gifts on drop-off dates and/or assisting on the store date (12/5), please contact Laurie Hancer at 612.767.2267 or As a reminder, in an effort to keep our community safe, we are requiring all in-person volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sunday, November 21, 8:30-11:30am & Wednesday, November 24, 5:30-7pm
Support our ministry partners in their hunger initiatives by bringing non-perishable food items to both campuses.

MOCW Coat & Mitten Drive
November 1 through December 15.
Donate new non-handmade winter outerwear, sleeping bags, and tarps for those who are experiencing homelessness. Drop off at either campus.

Thanksgiving Gifts

Please consider giving a financial gift to our Thanksgiving Fund that supports local and global hunger initiatives.

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