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Midweek Summer Worship 2019 

“Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.” These words, from a poem by Emily Dickinson, seem to describe Jesus’ favorite way of teaching: parables. Through parables and short stories, Jesus offered his listeners a glimpse into the kingdom of God. But oftentimes these parables were met with confusion. Even today, the meanings of these stories can be challenging to understand and apply to our daily lives.

Join Mount Olivet pastors each Wednesday evening from June 19 to August 7 as they explore some of Jesus’ parables they find most intriguing, challenging, and potentially life changing. Enjoy fellowship, great food, enjoyment of nature, and inspirational worship!

Bus transportation will be available from both campuses and 7500 York. Reservations required.
Dinner $15 (adult), $8 (youth 3-13); Bus Transportation $5



Special Music


Nature Class


June 19

Pastor Bill MacLean
Ten Bridesmaids
Matthew 25:1-13

Amanda Jenkins, soprano

Garden Salad, Fresh Baked Rolls, Asian Beef Steak, Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw, Jasmine Rice, Orange Sesame Cauliflower & Chocolate Torte with Marinated Fruit

The Indoor Garden

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June 26

Pastor Craig Johnson
The Unforgiving Servant Matthew 18:23-35

Teresa Elsbernd, soloist

Garden Salad, Fresh Baked Rolls, Rhubarb Glazed Pork Loin, Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Banana Cream Pie

Fall Color Perennials

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July 4

Pastor Kurt Kalland
Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 25:31-46

Linda Berger, piano

Blueberry Watermelon Feta Salad, Grass-fed Burgers, Brats, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob & Red, White & Blueberry Shortcake

Batastic Bats

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July 10

Pastor Monica Hammersten
The Lamp
Mark 4:21-34

Justin Staebell, baritone

Garden Salad, Fresh Baked Rolls, Caribbean Island Chicken with Mango Salsa, Wild Rice Pilaf, Seasonal Vegetables & Rhubarb Peach Dumplings

The Smaller Majority

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July 17

Pastor David Lose
Matthew 25:14-30

Richard Owen, piano

Garden Salad, Fresh Baked Rolls, Grilled Bruschetta Chicken, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables & Peach Cobbler

Recycling: The Plastic Tip of the Iceberg

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July 24

Pastor Mark Dixon
Day Laborers
Matthew 20:1-16

Genevieve Kalland, soprano

Marinated Dill Cucumber Salad, Fresh Baked Corn Bread Muffins, BBQ Ribs, Cheesy Smoked Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Macaroni and Cheese & Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundaes

On Safari in Tanzania: The People

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July 31

Pastor Charlie Ruud
Wedding Banquet
Matthew 22:1-14

Zach Spirov, guitar

Garden Salad, Fresh Baked Rolls, Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Roasted Cauliflower Puree, Roasted Jumbo Asparagus & Ameretto Fruit in the Clouds

On Safari in Tanzania: The Birds

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August 7

Pastor Anna Helgen
The Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
Luke 15:1-10

Luke Randall, baritone

Garden Salad, Fresh Baked Rolls, Roasted Turkey, Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots & Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

On Safari in Tanzania: The Animals

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         Wednesday Evenings                                                                     Thursday, July 4

                 4:30pm                            Bus leaves 7500 and West                     11am
                 5pm                                 Bus leaves MOLC Mpls                          11:30am
                 5:30-6:30pm                    Dinner                                                    12-1pm
                 6:30-7pm                         Nature Class                                           1-1:30pm
                 7:15pm                            Worship                                                  1:45pm
                 8pm                                 Buses depart                                          2:30pm

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