PALM SUNDAY, Sunday March 29th
Featuring all Mount Olivet choirs, organ, brass ensemble & timpani

 Minneapolis Campus  West Campus
 9, 10, 11am and 12noon  9, 10 11am
 "Trekking the Longest Mile"
Pastor Cornils
 "Saints and Sinners"
Pastor Hogenson
 Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11         
Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11
 Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11         
Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11

The festive palm processional honors and reenacts the triumphant journey of Jesus into Jerusalem. Jesus entered through the golden gate where tradition says the Messiah will enter Jerusalem. From the book of Matthew we read that the people spread their cloaks on the road, and then cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road as well. It was the children of the city who began shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” The people asked, “Who is this?” The crowd with Jesus replied, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” After the processional, Jesus immediately went to the temple and began teaching.

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Tuesday 3/31 7pm, West Campus
Thursday 4/2 6 and 7:30pm, Minneapolis Campus

  A special Holy Week communion service featuring a re-enactment of the Last Supper. We invite you to witness the scene in the upper room as Jesus and his twelve disciples break bread together before Jesus' death on the cross. This meaningful service will feature special music by the Senior Choir and communion will be served before a live depiction of the familiar painting "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. We hope you will add this unique and powerful communion service to your Holy Week worship schedule.

Day Lenten Journey

Tuesday , March 31 10am-3:00pm, Conference and Retreat Center

God’s voice calls us into the adventure of a closer relationship with him. Join Pastor Gretchen Enoch for a day of opening your ears and heart to God’s voice. Hear personal stories from a collection of Mount Olivet’s adventurous souls as they share how they have heard God’s voice and responded to God’s call. Enjoy an inspiring program, warm fellowship, and a sumptuous lunch in our Retreat Center’s beautiful, natural setting while also reflecting on how God is calling you to continue to grow and experience your faith through service to God and neighbor. The day will conclude with communion worship. Tuesday, March 31, 10 am-3pm (complimentary bus leaves Mpls 9:15am).

Cost for program and meal: $15. To register, contact Kaylene Retka,, 952.469.2175.

Wednesday 4/1 7:00pm, Minneapolis Campus
(Doors open at 6:00pm)

The Seven Last Words of Christ refers to the seven short phrases uttered by Jesus on the cross, as gathered from the four Christian Gospels. The crucifixion of Jesus has served as inspiration to many visual artists and composers over the centuries. At least 16 composers have written musical settings of the Seven Last Words, for various combinations of voice and/or instruments. Mount Olivet performs the version composed by François Clément Téodore Dubois, French composer, organist, and music teacher.  is beloved tradition has been performed by the Cathedral Choir and Alumni, soloists, and orchestra for many years.
Join us this year as we listen to the beautiful and heart-wrenching Seven Last Words of Christ:

  • The First Word of Forgiveness: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
  • The Second Word of Salvation: Verily, thou shalt be in Paradise today with Me, Amen, so I tell thee.
  • The Third Word of Relationship: See, O woman, here behold thy son beloved.
  • The Fourth Word of Abandonment: God, My Father, why hast Thou forsaken Me?
  • The Fifth Word of Distress: I thirst!
  • The Sixth Word of Triumph: Father, into Thy hands I commend My soul.
  • The Seventh Word of Reunion: It is finished!

Final Chorale: “Christ we do all adore Thee, and we do praise Thee forever, for on the holy cross hast Thou the world from sin redeemed.” (The chorale is a personal statement of faith sung by the entire chorus, speaking from their grateful hearts. Each of us a sinner, yet loved, forgiven, and the recipients of eternal life. Alleluia!)

The concert will take place in the main sanctuary at the Minneapolis Campus; doors open at 6:00 p.m. and admission is free.

Cathedral Choir Alumni – We Need YOU! This year we are particularly in need of alumni singers. If you are a Cathedral Choir alumnus and are available to sing with us, please join us on April 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the MPLS campus for a rehearsal in the choir room before the concert; the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary. Questions? Contact Dr. Beverly Claflin at or 612.767.2263.

Sunday, April 5th
Festive Worship Services

Hourly Services from 6:00am-1:00pm, Minneapolis Campus
Hourly Services from 8:00am-12noon, West Campus

Rejoice in the victory of salvation and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord!  Through word and festive music, we pronounce with joy: Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Friday, April 3
Services of Holy Communion
Hourly Services from 7am-6:00pm, Minneapolis Campus
6:00pm, West Campus

Children's Service
11:00am, Minneapolis and West Campus

Tenebrae Service
7:00pm, Minneapolis and West Campus

Tenebrae is Latin for shadows.  The purpose of this service is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment and agony of the events of Holy Week. After each reading, a candle is extinguished, eventually leaving the sanctuary in total darkness.  This worship service is left unfinished because the story is not complete until Easter Sunday...