Service Opportunities

Wanted: Lutefisk Cooks, Lefse Rollers, Servers and More! ­Thurs 12/3 or Fri 12/4, Mpls Campus. Contact: Tara McFarlane 952.220.7150

VEAP Toy Store Wed 12/16 8:15am-12:15pm or 12:15pm-5:15pm, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People Facility, Help with registration and stocking shelves so families with limited means are able to “shop” for gifts. Register

MOCW Annual Mitten Drive ­rough 12/18 Mpls Office & West Administration Building.

Love INC Holiday Food Project Sat 12/19 9am-12noon, West Campus. Bring two signed Christmas cards. All ages welcome. Register early:

Personal Care Products for Love INC West Campus. Items needed: toilet paper, facial tissues, shampoo for adults and children, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes for adults and children, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, and bar soap. Thank you for supporting our ongoing partnership with Love INC, which serves eastern Carver County.

Service of Remembrance MPLS Thurs 12/3 6:30-8:30pm; WEST Thurs 12/10 6:30-8:30pm. The evening begins with a special worship service where each loved one’s name is read and honored. The evening ends with a time for fellowship and refreshments in the lounge. No cost to attend. To have your loved one’s name read during the service, contact Andrea Brown 612.767.2209

86th Annual Lutefisk Dinner Fri 12/4 3-7pm, Mpls Fellowship Hall. Members of the congregation and community are invited to this festive, Scandinavian tradition featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet of lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, rutabagas, boiled potatoes, pickled beets, lefse, limpa rye bread, and rice pudding with lingonberries. Other highlights: special musical performances, Stuga house display, coffee and cookies in the gym. Tickets at the door: $20 adults, $5 kids 12 and under.

Christmas Homebound Communion & Luncheon Sat 12/511am-2pm, Mpls Campus. Homebound Mount Olivet members and companions are invited to a festive Holy Communion service followed by delicious food and fellowship. Invite a friend or family member. Transportation available upon request. Register: Ann LaBree 612.767.2288 YOUNG MARRIEDS VOLUNTEER FOR HOMEBOUND EVENT 10am-1pm, Mpls Campus. Help set up, serve, and clean up for the lunch. Childcare available.

Children’s Christmas Program Sat 12/12, MPLS 9:30 & 11am, WEST 10am. The very youngest singers of our congregation will come together to present their musical gift to the Christ child. The Cherub, Alleluia, and Hosanna Choirs, and the instrumental ensemble Joyful Noise! will present this special Christmas program for their families and friends. Their sweet voices and joy-filled faces proclaim the good news that “Christ is born!”

Annual Christmas Concert Sun 12/13 3pm & 5pm, Mpls.Featuring: Mpls Campus Senior Choir, Cathedral Choir,Joy and Glory Handbell Choirs, and for the first time,the combined Mpls and West Campus Chancel and Chapel Choirs. Come and enjoy the beautiful music as over 600singers and ringers proclaim the joy of Christ’s birth in song! Admission is free.

Young in Heart Christmas Luncheon Tues 12/15 12noon, Mpls. Cost: $9. Donations to Pastor Scott’s On- Call Ministry encouraged. Register by preceding Friday: 612.926.7651. Guest: RICHFIELD SILVERNOTES with a “Scandinavian Smorgasbord.”

Christmas Early Dinner and Worship Service Wednesday 12/16, 6pm both campuses REGISTER ONLINE NOW Join us for this special tradition and experience Mount Olivet Christmas early service for those who are traveling or unable to worship on Christmas Eve. Come and hear the harp prelude, the voices of the Chancel Choir, the story of Christ's birth brought to us in lesson and carols, all which are offered in the beautiful settings of our seasonally decorated Mount Olivet sanctuaries. Following the services a festive turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served. Reservations required for dinner. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under and Chancel Choir members. Register online or contact Katie Shepherd 612-767-2256

Dixieland Christmas Brunch Sat 12/19 10am, Mpls Fellowship Hall. This 35th annual event is hosted by the Mount Olivet Church Women. The EDEN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY BAND will entertain with a variety of Dixieland favorites to complement the New Orleans style menu. Tickets: $15available at the Mpls office or West information desk.

Hi-er League Attends 11pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service (18-22yrs) Thurs 12/24 11pm, Meet in Mpls Lower Narthex. After celebrating Christmas with your family come back and meet your friends for the11pm service. Afterwards we’ll hang out in the narthex and catch up with everyone. We can’t wait to see you all!