Jun
24
June 24
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jun
24
June 24
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Hammersten
~Music: Jocque Warner, tenor
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Jocque Warner, tenor, lives in Minneapolis, MN, and teaches Kindergarten–5th grade general music in St. Louis Park, MN. He holds a B.M. in music education from St. Olaf College, where he was a soloist with the St. Olaf Choir. In addition to his studies at St. Olaf, he has also completed studies at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, and is currently completing a Master's degree at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. Mr. Warner directs the Hosanna and Chapel Choirs at Mount Olivet’s West Campus.
West: Sanctuary
Jun
24
June 24
Sunday 9:00 AM
5th Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Dana Donnay, oboe
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Dana Donnay, oboe, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and also attended the University of Minnesota. She is a freelance musician who plays with many orchestras and ensembles throughout the Midwest and is a member of The Bloomington Civic Theater Orchestra, where she can be found playing flute, oboe, clarinet or saxophone. She teaches at Mount Calvary Academy of Music in Excelsior and Mount Olivet School of Music in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jun
27
June 27
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 David Lose will lead us in worship, preaching on the topic "Quiet Confidence." Special music will be provided by principal organist Richard Owen. Dinner will feature country roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw and apple crisp with whipped cream. Naturalist Dan Kahl's class will share information on "Ther Year of the Bird."

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
01
July 01
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel

Thinking with Pastor Cornils:
Mount Olivet Volunteers are Easter People


May, 2015- I invite you to think of Easter not just as one day, but rather as an ongoing expression of spiritual energy and enthusiasm: a dynamic which explodes at the Resurrection of our Lord (Easter Sunday), crescendos throughout the seven Sundays / Weeks of Easter, climaxes on the Day of Pentecost (this year May 24), and continues even today!

Why think in terms of a much-expanded expression of Easter?

First, it takes much more than a day, actually more than a lifetime, to fully grasp the awesome good news that Christ, the Son of God, has died, Christ has risen, and Christ will come again! No matter how many times I pray, preach, and teach the message of Easter I feel woefully inadequate to stretch my mind, soul, and proclamation sufficient to express the grandeur of God’s salvation plan. At the very least, you and I require an expanded season of Easter in order for our thoughts, values, and priorities to be re-shaped in the light of eternity.

Moreover, the Holy Spirit is relentlessly working within us to expand our notion of Easter as celebrated in a special Sunday service to the breakthrough discovery that we get to worship our Lord through our service.

Our Mount Olivet volunteers shine among us as exemplary Easter servants. Your Mount Olivet pastors and staff are often amazed and frequently humbled to discover the many ways and means busy people like you are living and loving forward the light of Easter. Because of your generous sharing of time and energy in volunteer service expressed in myriad ministries throughout and beyond Mount Olivet, the beautiful light of Easter is shining in our communities like never before.

Thank you and God bless you! – Pastor Cornils