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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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Community Meals

Mount Olive Neighborhood Ministries serves a free, nutritious meal to between 80 and 150 of our neighbors on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at noon.

Meals for July will be served on July 2 and July 16.

This is a great opportunity to meet and get to know our neighbors, and to enjoy a great meal together with them.
All are cordially invited!


Oct. 28-29, 2016

This fall, Mount Olive will host a celebration of the life and ministry of its first Cantor, Paul O. Manz with a hymn festival, keynote address, workshops, and worship.

Click here for more information and registration.



Organ Recital by John Schwandt

Sunday, October 2, 2016

4:00 p.m.

This recital is an exact reprise of the dedicatory recital offered by Dr. Manz
at the installation of the Schlicker organ on October 2, 1966.

This concert is the first event in Mount Olive Music & Fine Arts' 2016-17 season.


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