Easter Sunday- April 5

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!

Minneapolis Campus: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11am, 12noon, 1pm
Sermon: Pastor Hogenson
Music: Orchestra and choirs
Nursery: 9,10 & 11am
West  8, 9, 10, 11am, 12noon
Sermon: Pastor Youngdahl
Music: Brass ensemble and choirs
Nursery: 9,10 & 11am


A Look at Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran’s Benefits

Wednesday, April 8 3:30-4:30pm | Mount Olivet Day Services, 5601 Lyndale Ave S.
Have you ever wondered what Medicare will pay for if you need home care or rehab, or if you are hospitalized and transferred to rehab? How do people pay for Adult Day Services and Home Care? Th is session will answer these questions and more. Presenter, MARY FRANCES PRICE, is an elder care attorney and Mount Olivet member. No cost. Space is limited for this popular event! Register by 4/3: Ginny Cullen, 612.861.3305

 Musical Guest: Collegiate Chorale of Luther College

April 19, Minneapolis Campus. The choir features 100 mixed voices of select junior and senior singers performing sacred choral works of a variety of periods and styles. Collegiate Chorale also sings at daily chapel services and Sunday worship services on campus, takes part in the college’s annual Christmas at Luther celebration, and tours annually. In recent years, the Collegiate Chorale has performed in concert with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, and with the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and La Crosse (Wisconsin) symphony orchestras. The choir recently appeared in concert with The Philadelphia Brass, premiering a newly-commissioned work, The Creation of the World, by renowned American composer Daniel Pinkham. The Collegiate Chorale is under the direction of DR. ANDREW LAST. Recordings will be available for purchase in the narthex.

Spring  Homebound Communion & Luncheon

Saturday, April 11  11am-1:30pm | Minneapolis Campus
Homebound Mount Olivet members are invited to a communion service followed by a luncheon. Invite a family member. Transportation available upon request. Register: Ann LaBree 612.767.2288 annl@mtolivet.org.

Saturday, April 11 10am-1:30pm | Minneapolis Campus.
Help set up, serve, and clean up for the lunch. REGISTER NOW

YAM  Kickball (22-28yrs)

Thursday, April 16  6:30-8pm  | Minneapolis Gym.
Come play kickball with Thursday Friends and Mount Olivet Friends. This is a favorite for the young adults with disabilities. Bring your enthusiasm and team spirit! No cost. No registration.

Friends Forever  Service Project

Sunday, April 19 4-7pm | Mozza Mia, 50th & France, Edina.
Please join us to prepare packets for The Dragonfly Project (dragonflyproject.org). We will assemble key rings and stuff envelopes with cards which are distributed with a message of comfort and hope to those who have lost loved ones. The workshop will be followed by an Italian buffet. Cost: $20pp. Register by 4/12: Questions: Paula McQuillen 612.804.3872 or Gayle Jenni gaylej@mtolivet.org.

Candlelight Beginners  Yoga

Sunday, April 19 6-7:30pm | WestCampus Fellowship Hall. This evening, hosted by Inspiration Circle, will be a blissful 75 minutes of yoga, relaxation, and visualization – a great way to get your mind centered.  Arrive at 5:45pm for a spot. All levels of yoga / fitness welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water bottle. Participants will receive a FREE one-week pass to Good & Twisted Yoga in Chaska. Cost: $10 at the door.

42nd Annual Spring  Fashion Show & Luncheon

Saturday, April 25 11am | Minneapolis Fellowship Hall.
SOLD OUT!  Contact Barb Belschner to inquire about waiting list for this favorite event!  This year’s theme “Generation Fashionation – Where Style and Family Come Together” will feature stores from the Galleria where you’ll find luxury shopping and dining in the heart of Edina. Find out about upcoming Mount Olivet Church Women.

Young  in Heart Luncheon

Tuesday, April 28 12noon | Minneapolis Fellowship Hall
Entertainment: BRAVA. Friends are welcome. Cost: $8 and donations to Pastor Scott’s On-Call Ministry are encouraged. Register by 4/24: 612.926.7651.

Young  Marrieds Kentucky Derby Dinner

Saturday, May 2 5-9pm | Pastor Drew & Colleen Bakken’s Home in Eden Prairie.
Join us for drinks, appetizers, and the Kentucky Derby. Come dressed to impress in your Southern best! We also will dine on Chipotle burritos / bowls as the post- Derby fellowship continues. Cost: $15. REGISTER NOW

ENCORE: An Organ Recital

Sunday, May 10, 4pm | West Campus
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an afternoon of favorite organ classics. Enjoy the incomparable sounds of the “King of Instruments” as Mount Olivet principal organist KRAIG WINDSCHITL delights with selections by Bach, Widor, and more played on the Moeller / Rodgers Hybrid Pipe Organ. The audience also will be invited to sing along to familiar hymns. No cost.

Garage Sale- May 6-8

Donations Accepted: Saturday, May 2 (9am-3pm) and Monday, May 4 (9am-6pm) | Minneapolis Campus

Garage Sale Details:
Opening Night Sale:
Wed 5/6 4-8pm Cost: $4
Continuing Sale: Thurs 5/7 8-5pm Cost: Free.       Half Price & Bag Day: Fri 5/8 8am-12noon Cost: Free

Spring is a great time to clean out the old and bring in something new. Look through your closets and rooms for things you no longer wear, use, fit you or your lifestyle, or just need to go to make space for something “new.” Donate those to the garage sale, then come back to shop for whatever it is you need to replace. You’ll find many treasures, including toys, household goods, sporting goods, furniture, tools, books, antiques, and more from which to choose. Even better? The event is sponsored by Mount Olivet Homes’ Auxiliary, so all proceeds benefit Mount Olivet Home, Mount Olivet Careview Home, Mount Olivet Rolling Acres, and Mount Olivet Day Services. Questions about donations or volunteer to work: Mary Slinde 952.884.4975 926mjs@gmail.com.

Moving from Anxiety to Optimal Wellness

Saturday, May 9 9am-12noon | Mpls Fellowship Hall
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues in America, affecting 18% of adults and nearly 10% of adolescents. Join us for an interactive workshop, and hear from keynote speaker L. READ SULIK, MD, Chief Integration Officer at PrairieCare –A UofM Medical School Affiliate.  This is an interactive workshop that includes the Youth Advisory Panel from PACER Center. Participants will come to understand the Fight, Flight, and Freeze response and how chronic stress, trauma, and anxiety can lead to systemic health as well as severe cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems. Dr. Sulik’s teaching through stories and examples will help participants understand how individuals with anxiety are so easily misinterpreted, misunderstood, and misdiagnosed. Dr. Sulik will review approaches to prepare an individual to change the conditioned patterns that often develop as a result of chronic anxiety and will introduce a framework for a personal health and wellness transformation he uses in his work with patients. Resources will be available. Cost: $15 includes program and continental breakfast. REGISTER NOW or by calling 612.926.7651. Questions: Andrea Brown 612.767.2209 andreab@mtolivet.org.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Sunday, May 10 11am-2pm | Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center
Celebrate Mom at the Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center on Mother's Day! Chef JUSTIN GIVEN has planned an extraordinary menu for this special day. New this year, individual stations will feature salads, relishes, and pastries; favorite egg dishes, veggies, and accompaniments; carved roasted turkey and maple glazed ham; and a sumptuous array of desserts including assorted cheesecakes, cookies, pie, and profiteroles. There also will be a special station offering kid-friendly choices like mini corndogs, macaroni and cheese, and waffles. As always, you and your family are invited to sit and visit in one of our common spaces, enjoy our pool, whirlpool, and sauna, or hike our trails before heading home. Let us handle all the details while your family enjoys the memories. Don’t miss this Mount Olivet tradition! Seatings at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. Cost: $18 ages 13 and older, $8 ages 6 to 12, children age 5 and under eat free! Reservations open Mon 4/6 at 9am by telephone only: 952.469.2175.