Feb
25
February 25
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Second Sunday in Lent
~Sermon: Pastor Hammersten
~Music: Cherub, Alleluia, Hosanna, Cathedral and Senior Choirs
~Communion: 8:30 and 11:45am
~Sunday Church School: 9, 10 & 11am
~The Way: 9, 10 & 11am
~Nursery: 9, 10 & 11am
West: Sanctuary
Feb
25
February 25
Sunday 9:00 AM
2nd Sunday in Lent
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Cathedral & Senior Choirs, Cherub, Hosanna & Alleluia Choirs
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Feb
25
February 25
Sunday 1:00 PM
The Annual Congregational Meeting of Evangelical Mount Olivet Lutheran Church will be held on Sunday, February 25th at 1pm (following the 12 noon Worship service) in the main sanctuary of the Minneapolis Campus. This is an opportunity for all members to hear the annual reports of your Senior Pastor, all Associate Pastors, hear a review and approve the 2018 annual budget and participate in the election of new members of the Congregation Council and Board of Life and Growth.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Feb
28
February 28
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
04
March 04
Sunday 9:00 AM
Title
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music: Cathedral and Senior Choirs
~Communion: 8:30 and 11:45am
~Sunday Church School: 9, 10 & 11am
~The Way: 9, 10 & 11am
~Nursery: 9, 10 & 11am
West: Sanctuary
Mar
04
March 04
Sunday 9:00 AM
3rd Sunday in Lent
~Sermon: Pastor MacLean
~Music: Cathedral & Senior Choirs, Joy Bells
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
07
March 07
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
11
March 11
Sunday 9:00 AM
Mount Olivet is partnering with the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign for our Annual Spring Food Drive. During the month of March organizations throughout the state hold food drives to collect the most items to donate to local food shelfs. Last March 2017, Mount Olivet came in 3rd place for the organization that collected the most food! Let’s make that first place this year!

Mount Olivet Church will sponsor a food drive at both Minneapolis and West Campuses on Sunday, March 11th, following worship services. Please bring non-perishable food items to the parking lot that day. Items most needed are oil, sugar, flour, canned tuna, chicken, fruit, soups and chilis, and boxed mac and cheese. Food collected at Minneapolis will be contributed to Community Emergency Service (CES); and food collected at the West campus will be donated to Bountiful Baskets. Questions? Pastor Bill MacLean 612.767.2230 billm@mtolivet.org.
Minneapolis: Parking Lot - Minneapolis
Mar
11
March 11
Sunday 9:00 AM
Title
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music: Cathedral and Senior Choirs
~Communion: 8:30 and 11:45am
~Sunday Church School: 9, 10 & 11am
~The Way: 9, 10 & 11am
~Nursery: 9, 10 & 11am
West: Sanctuary
Mar
11
March 11
Sunday 9:00 AM
4th Sunday in Lent
~Sermon: Pastoral Assistant, Anna Helgen
~Music: Senior Choir, Chapel Choir, Chancel Ringers
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

Book Discussions

The Book(s) of Joy

West: Tue Feb 6-27, 7-8:30pm, CFL Room 300                    

Joy can seem elusive in the midst of life’s challenges.  Yet the wisdom and experience of spiritual leaders suggests that hardships cannot dampen our deep, abiding contentment.  On the contrary, hardships create opportunities to find joy in our God and in ourselves, and then spread that joy to others.  We will explore this idea by reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, which relates a week-long conversation between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and studying Paul’s letter to the Philippians, the New Testament’s book of joy.  Facilitated by Liz Otteson.

Register online by Feb 1.  Cost: $20 (includes book).

Parents Share - The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind


MPLS - Wed, Jan 10 through Feb 7, 9:30-11am, Room 199

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind W, 1/10—2/7, 9:30-11am, Room 199. Cost: $15 (includes book) You are already raising a “whole-brain child.”  Here is an opportunity to learn twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development and that lead to happier, calmer children. Join Marilyn Sharpe, parent educator and Mount Olivet member, and other wonderful parents to learn about this vitally important topic. Together, we will study Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson’s book and apply those strategies raising the children we love. 

 
 

Evening Library Book Club

MPLS - 2nd Wednesdays, 7pm, Library.

Mary Slinde invites you to join her and other avid readers for stimulating discussion of a wide variety of books. 

Jan 10 – The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang (Will meet in Lounge)
Feb 14 – The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Mar 14 – Wintering by Peter Geye
Apr 11 – Once in a Blue Moon Lodge by Lorna Landvik
May 9 – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Jun 13 – Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Stroud

 

Mid-day Book Club

MPLS - 3rd Tuesdays, 11:30am-1pm, Room 457

Bring a lunch and join Mount Olivet librarian Chelle Urabe and others for lively discussion on a variety of books. Contact Chelle (micheleu@mtolivet.org / 612.767.2266) if you plan to attend. Bring a friend--all are welcome!

Jan 16 – A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
Feb 20 – Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Mar 20 – Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
Apr 17 – Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin
May 15 – Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
Jun 19 – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante



Book Discussion for Women: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

MPLS - Wednesdays, Jan 1 - Jan 31, 11:45am - 12:45pm, Room 392

While prolonging life and easing suffering on one hand, modern medicine at the same time often has contributed to a lower quality of life and increased suffering. Sharing eye-opening research and deeply touching stories from his own family and patients, Gawande examines medicine’s ultimate limitations and failures—in his own practices as well as others’—as life draws to a close. A practicing surgeon, Gawande is humble, honest, and humane as he argues convincingly that changes must be made if indeed the goal is not a good death, but a good life—all the way to the very end. Named a 2014 Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune. Carol Throntveit facilitates.