Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Justin and Christine Staebell, vocal duet
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Mount Olivet members Christine and Justin Staebell met while pursuing Vocal Performance degrees at Arizona State University. Christine is currently pursuing a PHD in Psychology at St. Mary’s University and Justin is completing a doctoral degree in music at the University of Minnesota. Both sing in the Mount Olivet Senior Choir.
West: Sanctuary
Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor MacLean
~Music: Claire Loudon, violin
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Claire Loudon studied violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. She has performed in festivals and concerts throughout Europe and North America. Passionate about music education, Miss Loudon maintains an active teaching studio and is a violin and viola instructor at the Mount Olivet School of Music. She currently performs with the MN Sinfonia and serves as a substitute violinist with the MN Orchestra. Claire lives in Saint Paul and enjoys collaborating with her musical family which includes a professional cellist and violist.

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
25
July 25
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Plan to join us each Wednesday evening from June 13 - August 1 for an evening of fellowship, great food, enjoyment of nature and inspirational worship. In keeping with our summer worship theme, Life Changing Stories, each week's presiding pastor will share a favorite Bible story and the impact it has had on his or her own life.

This week, Pastor Anna Helgen will lead us in worship, sharing her story "Wonderfully Made." Special music will be provided by Brittany Kallman Arneson. Miriam Jensen will be our organist. Dinner will feature BBQ ribs, Macaroni & Cheese, coleslaw, seasonal vegetable and brown sugar grilled peaches with vanilla bean ice cream. Naturalist Dan Kahl's class will be on "The Great Solar Eclipse Revisited."

4:30 p.m. Buses leave West and 7500 York
5:00 p.m. Bus leaves Minneapolis
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner is served
6:30-7:00 p.m. Nature Talk
7:15-8:00 p.m. Worship
8:00 p.m. Buses depart Conferennce & Retreat Center

Bus transportation is available from both campuses and 7500 York. Reservations required for the bus and dinner. Cost for dinner is $15.00; bus is $5.00. Call the Conference & Retreat Center, 952.469.2175 or email msiems@mocrc.org.
Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
29
July 29
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

– Matthew 18:20

Have you ever noticed how you just feel good when you’re at church? You feel like your best version of yourself? That no matter what is going on outside, the minute you step into the building, somehow everything just seems like it’s going to be okay. And that even if things don’t turn out exactly as you have hoped and prayed, you sense you’ll make it through … that somehow everything really will be okay.

To me that is the gift of community in Christ. Outside we are attempting to carry this massive, unwieldy, boulder of life. Some days the enormity of it all is so large we can’t see our way over or under or around it. It’s all we can do to just get where we need to be – lugging that big ol’ stone around. Yet the minute we walk through the doors of church, it’s as if God’s children come to our aid and gather together to share the load. It is no longer our burden alone to carry, but something we do together. Some days we need our load lightened, and some days we’re able to lighten another’s load.

We gather in God’s house on joy and laughter-filled days, and on sorrow and question-filled days. We can depend on one another. I see it day in and day out, year in and year out. Making church your home, making it your family, is what God intends for us: being in fellowship with one another on the bright sunny days, so that when the winds pick up and the clouds roll in, we’ll know just exactly where we need head for shelter. – Pastor Hammersten