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
29
July 29
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
29
July 29
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Ruud
~Music: Dana Donnay, oboe
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

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.
West: Sanctuary
Jul
29
July 29
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Diane Loudon, cello
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Cellist Diane Loudon has appeared regularly as an orchestral musician with many professional orchestras around the country. She can be heard performing as a soloist and chamber musician around the Twin Cities and has played for such musical acts as Charlotte Church, Michael Bolton, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson. An avid pedagogue, Ms. Loudon has maintained a cello studio in the Twin Cities for over fifteen years and is currently a cello instructor at the Mount Olivet School of Music. She also serves as manager and cellist for Rosewood String Ensemble. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in cello performance from the University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Aug
05
August 05
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Aug
05
August 05
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Twelvth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Brian Haase, bass
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Dramatic bass Brian Haase studied music at Northwestern College in Minneapolis and pursued his Master's Degree in Opera Performance at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he performed various lead roles, including the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed several times with the Minnesota Opera, including a supporting role in the Pulitzer Prize winning opera, "Silent Night", and has been a featured oratorio soloist around the United States and Europe.
West: Sanctuary
Aug
05
August 05
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Helgen
~Music: Justin & Chrisine Staebell, vocal duet
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

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.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Aug
12
August 12
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Aug
12
August 12
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Dixon
~Music: Luke Randall, baritone
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Luke Randall, baritone, recently earned his DMA in vocal performance from the University of Michigan. Born in raised in Minneapolis, Luke is spending this summer teaching at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI.
West: Sanctuary
Aug
12
August 12
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Kalland
~Music: Rachel Lauson, french horn
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Rachel Lauson is an aspiring professional musician currently majoring in horn performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Rachel graduated from Edina High School in 2017 and was an active member in Mount Olivet youth choirs from 2nd grade through high school. She also attended Cathedral of the Pines as a camper, workstaffer, and counselor.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

Youth In Action: Serving Others


We are beyond grateful for the continual love and support you show your church and the surrounding community. From weekly service projects to one-time events, your dedication to Mount Olivet is admired,
and your time is appreciated. We thank you! We are blessed to have you as a part of our youth program. If you would like to volunteer but haven’t found your place yet, please, come talk to us about opportunities!

I am in 11th grade and I am an active member in the Cathedral Choir at the West Campus. Volunteering at Mount Olivet is the most important thing that I do all week. It has completely transformed my faith life. When I was in 8th grade, I didn’t think much about what I would do after I was confi rmed, and ended up not being involved at all in church for the first half of my freshman year. I was miserable. I realized that I loved the routine trip out to Victoria, and that I needed to be talking to God more frequently. I signed up for Cathedral Choir, and made new friendships that will last me a lifetime. My relationship with God strengthened tenfold, and now I am closer to him than I have ever been. Serving others has taught me many things. It has taught me to be kind and patient, and to keep an open mind. Most importantly, I learned that serving others is the best way to serve God. –Sam Buller

I am an 8th-grader and will be confirmed in the fall of 2015. Through Mount Olivet, volunteer work has not only become one of my favorite activities, but also something I hope to do for the rest of my life. I look forward to the days when I get to go to church and sing in the Chancel Choir, or when I go to the Mount Olivet home and spend time with the residents through the Adopt-A Grandparent program. A lot of people get the impression that volunteer work is a burden or something they are forced to do. However, in my perspective it is an amazing experience and shapes you as a person. When I first joined Mount Olivet in 5th grade I couldn’t wait to participate in the volunteer work. I’ve always looked at serving others as a privilege Mount Olivet has given to me. I look at volunteering as an opportunity to learn, and I have always had fun during these events. Although as a teenager I have a lot on my plate – from homework, to sports, to just hanging out with my friends – volunteering at Mount Olivet is always one of my top priorities. – Amelia Spaeth

Volunteer work at Mount Olivet is something that I am extremely proud to be a part of. I help teach a Sunday School class for 3-year-olds, and I am a peer minister for the Junior High Alive program. I love volunteering because it allows me to grow as a person by helping others. Giving my time at church has been very rewarding to my faith life. Each time I serve others at Mount Olivet I feel like I am deepening my relationship with God with the help of the youth staff and other volunteers. Th e people that are involved at church have become some of my best friends and inspirations for the person I want to become. I also enjoy volunteering because it gives me the opportunity to show people why I love going to church and hopefully inspire them to continue their faith journey at Mount Olivet. Volunteering teaches me how to be a leader and to appreciate the work of others. I know that I will continue to volunteer at Mount Olivet because it has been an amazing experience. – Macey Oliver