What to Expect

Refresh, renew, and recharge with worship that lifts your spirits, encourages your faith, and prepares you for life in God’s world

Come as a visitor, leave as a friend!

Stepping into a new church can be intimidating. Because of its size, that can be even more true at Mount Olivet. But give it a chance, and you’ll soon discover that Mount Olivet is “the biggest little church you’ve ever seen.” To make that easier, here are several consistent elements and commitments you’ll experience in Sunday worship:

  • All are welcome to Mount Olivet and you can expect folks to greet you with a smile as you enter.
  • Our services are traditional…and dynamic! Characterized by exceptional music and strong preaching, we are eager to lift your spirits, deepen your faith, and prepare you for a life of meaning and purpose in God’s world.
  • We understand that your life is busy and we value your time, and so we offer disciplined and energized services that rarely run longer that forty minutes and always start on time.
  • We don’t care what you wear, just that you’re here! Folks come from all walks of life and dress in everything from Saturday casual to Sunday best.
  • 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. The parking lot attendants and police officers directing traffic make that a little easier. Feel free to ask any of them for help or directions.
  • We’re “one church at two campuses.” Mount Olivet Lutheran Church has served the greater Twin Cities for nearly a century at its campuses in southwest Minneapolis and Victoria. While the locations and buildings are distinct, the worship services, commitment to hospitality, and vibrant faith of the communities are the same. Pick the one that is most convenient for you.
  • Both sanctuaries are handicap accessible, Mpls has an elevator located at door 2, and the West sanctuary is on the ground level.
  • There are FM hearing assistance devices available for all.

Since its founding in 1920, Mount Olivet’s mission has focused on being a servant church – making a positive impact within its community and throughout the world.

Minneapolis Campus

Sunday Worship

West Campus

Sunday Worship

Services & Sermons

Click below to:

  • Watch a service live or view a recording of a previous service.
  • Listen to previous sermons.

Sundays for Kids

Children are always welcome at worship.

There is also nursery (6 weeks to 3 years) and Sunday School available during most services.

During the school year our youth choirs sings on most Sundays.

Opportunities to Get Involved

As you listen to the announcements, pick up the Mount Olivet Messenger or subscribe to our weekly emails you’ll be simply amazed at how many opportunities there are for learning, service, and fellowship. In addition, each week we have people in the Narthex to help welcome folks to church and help them discover where they’d love to serve.

Feel free to contact our Coordinator of Service and Volunteers, Laurie Hancer, for more information about service, outreach, and volunteer opportunities or to be directed to other staff who can answer questions about other church programs and offerings.

Flower Fund

The Mount Olivet Flower Fund, allows you the opportunity to honor, give thanks, or remember special people in our lives by providing a donation to beautify our main altars with flowers at both campuses. Personal dedications for these gifts are listed in the Sunday bulletin for the entire month of your choice. The donation minimum is $50 which is tax deductible.

Please click here to donate today. We appreciate your donation which enhances the sanctuary and our worship each Sunday.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Jody Barbee at 952.767.1501 or jbarbee@mtolivet.org.