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
Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Kalland
~Music: Carah Hart, soprano
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Carah Hart, soprano, was raised as a member of Mount Olivet where she participated in both the choral and youth programs offered through the church. She was an active performer at Edina High School and Luther College where she received degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She holds her Masters of Science in Teaching from Drake University and is currently a vocal music specialist in the Hopkins School District.

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s become the holiday wedged between two days that are commercial bonanzas. Wednesday is one of the busiest travel days of the year for the airline industry and Friday, also known as Black Friday, is the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers. Hidden and almost completely lost in all this consumerism is the celebration of Thanksgiving, a day we offer thanks to God for the provisions of life and the grace extended to each of us in Christ Jesus. Over the years, I’ve been working on my family history and I am fascinated with some of my colonial ancestors five who came to America on the May flower. Many of the passengers were seeing religious persecution in their native England. It was a harrowing journey across the Atlantic and didn’t get easier once they arrived in America. By the end of the first winter, only half of the original company of 101 were still alive. Somehow the Pilgrims, through their faith in God, found courage to face the pain and the enormous hardships. It is the mystery of faith through the Holy Spirit who provides “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) We, like the Pilgrims in this journey of life, discover in some of the most difficult challenges we face, the sustaining presence of God. We may want life to be comfortable and wonderful and full of happy and fulfilling things. But it is God through Christ Jesus who provides for us along the way and offers us the ultimate hope.

Near the end of his own life when Plymouth Colony had prospered,

William Bradford wrote this:
From my years young in days of youth,
God did make known to me his truth,
And called me from my native place
For to enjoy the means of grace.
In wilderness he did me guide,
And in strange lands for me provide.
In fears and wants, through weal and woe,
A pilgrim passed I to and fro.

With you on the journey, – PASTOR MACLEAN