Summer Giving to the General Fund

Every Sunday during worship, we take a couple of minutes and invite people to financially support the mission of our church. The reason why is not to put pressure on people, it’s to encourage people to move from spectators to participants in the vision. We are SO GRATEFUL for all the things your gifts allow us to do!

Now here we are in the month of June. Minnesotans embrace summers, and who can blame us – the snow is gone, kids are out of school, adults get vacation time, and many of us head for our favorite summertime activities: cabins, RV trips, pool-time, and more. We enthusiastically soak up precious sun and precious time together away from our usual lives.

But the usual life of the church does continue, and continues to need your support. We know nobody says, "I just don’t feel like supporting the mission of the church this summer." It’s because people forget. They’re out of town. There’s a lot of other stuff going on. The sun is shining, Minnesota!

Still, Mount Olivet remains active and alive, with music camps, children and family events, midweek worship services, special music every Sunday for worship, and more. We also are deep into planning for Rally Sunday, Advent, and beyond. All this requires continued giving.

So I invite you to give today and to continue giving this summer to the General Fund, which supports the day-to-day programs and needs of the church’s ministries, assuring dynamic worship and music, responsive pastoral care and programmatic opportunities for all of us, members and friends, from birth to the end of life. Your support helps extend gospel outreach throughout the community, nation, and world.

One convenient (and appreciated) way to give is through, particularly if you will be away periodically this summer. You can set-up recurring payments (or one-time gifts) online or through the app (along with listening to sermons, registering for events, and more) so you never are really "away." You can keep in touch.

If you prefer, the finance department would be happy to help you set up automatic payments (612.767.2255 You can send in your offering envelopes or drop off your gifts whenever time allows. However you give, please know your pastors and staff will work diligently to be good stewards of your gifts.

Thank you so much for your support of Mount Olivet and its ministries. Enjoy summer, be present however you can (see Pastor Cornil’s article on page 5), and know that you are a blessing to Mount Olivet!

– Katie Stevenson, Director of Stewardship


Memorial and Tribute Gifts Make a Difference

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and its six affiliated ministries are grateful to receive support, both designated and undesignated, through memorials, tributes, and general gifts. These gifts provide much-needed financial support for specific programs that enhance the lives of many people and for budgeted operating expenses.

Memorial gifts are a wonderful way to remember family members and friends who have died. Making a gift is a meaningful way to express our feelings as we deal with the grieving process. Gifts given in honor of someone are a great way to celebrate special occasions like baptisms, weddings, and anniversaries. The tribute makes the people involved feel very special and pleased that the gift benefits a Mount Olivet ministry.

Every gift given "in memory of" or "in honor of" is acknowledged through a thank-you letter from the receiving organization. Donor requests to notify someone of their gift are always fulfilled. Envelopes for gifts are available in the offices at Mount Olivet’s Mpls & West Campuses and from each affiliated ministry.

The entire Mount Olivet family thanks the many donors who give so freely and generously. Your gifts represent your love of Christ and the ministry we share. You have demonstrated what it means in 1 Peter 4:10, "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received."

Call Mount Olivet’s development office at 612.821.3151 with questions.

Thank you, donors!