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It’s rare to find a socially progressive church that keeps and cherishes traditional liturgy. But that’s the blend that draws worshipers from a wide area to Mount Olive’s doorstep in Midtown Minneapolis.

We describe ourselves as musical, liturgical and welcoming. By musical we mean to emphasize our reputation for congregational singing and organ playing. By liturgical we mean to identify ourselves with timeless rituals that are astonishingly powerful in today’s world. By welcoming we mean to underscore our openness to all comers. We cannot imagine Christ’s church as an exclusionary body. Neither can we imagine the Christian life as a solely private relationship. And so, we are compelled to serve others, near and far. In our serving we are imperfect. We are human. We stumble. We have as many questions as answers. But we lean on God’s grace and on each other. And that seems to give our parish—now entering its second century—a lasting strength.



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Summer Worship Schedule

     Beginning Sunday, May 24, The Day of Pentecost (Memorial Day weekend), and running through Sunday, September 6 (Labor Day weekend), we worship on summer schedule.

One Sunday Eucharist each week, at 9:30 a.m.

All are welcome.


Vigil of Pentecost,

Saturday, May 23

7 pm

Come, Holy Spirit!








BachTage 2015

Saturday–Sunday, June 6-7, 2015
Guest conductor: Kathy Romey

This year, the annual weekend conference on Bach and his music will focus on two cantatas from Bach’s youth. One will be performed in the Saturday concert, the other in the Sunday Cantata Vespers. 

Saturday, June 6, 4 pm: 
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach by Bach Tage soloists and orchestra; Cantata BWV 196, Der Herr denket an uns, Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV 1060R


June 7, 4:00 pm
Service of Evening Prayer

Cantata BWV 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, will be performed by the participants in the weekend conference, with soloists and orchestra. Kathy Romey of the University of Minnesota will conduct, with Cantor David Cherwien, organist.

Would you like to participate as a singer?

Download a brochure with registration here.


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