Each Wednesday in Lent as we gather for midweek services, we will reflect on twin themes: God’s love for us and the love of Christ we share. The readings will be taken from both Old and New Testaments, and the hymns will also reflect these themes.
|Wednesdays beginning March 13||
March Food Drive for Channel One
Our annual March Food Drive for Channel One is here, running March 1 – 31. During this time of year, the food supply has been greatly depleted at Channel One Food Bank, so they can use the help of each and every one of us. In 2018, Mount Olive collected 1407 pounds of food and raised $2,419 for Channel One. We were ranked #8 for most donations in Minnesota by Minnesota FoodShare. We hope to exceed this in 2019 and encourage each family at Mount Olive to pick up a grocery bag from the Channel One table in the entry as they leave worship today. Each bag has an attached grocery list with the most needed items. Bring the bag back filled with groceries and place it in one of the blue barrels in the entry. All donations should be non-perishable and have expiration dates prior to June 2019. No glass containers please. You may also make a monetary donation to Channel One ($10=40 meals) by using an envelope from the Channel One table. Please place envelopes in the offering plate or drop box. Contact Sherry Will at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The sign outside of Mount Olive says, “Visitors Expected!” We mean this. We expect you, which means we are prepared to greet you and welcome you, no matter who you are. Our facility is completely accessible to all. Our welcome statement says it best:We trust that God calls Mount Olive Lutheran Church to a ministry of reconciliation. We embrace as a gift the diversity of our neighborhood and the world, and we extend God’s hospitality by welcoming, hearing, and treasuring:
|All gender identities and sexual orientations||All races and ethnicities||All ages and abilities|
|All economic statuses and education levels||All faith journeys and personal histories|
We are also an unapologetically Lutheran community of faith. This means:
- Our theology is centered in the life and death of Jesus Christ.
- We are part of a long line of historic churches which celebrate infant baptism and weekly Holy Communion.
- The Word of God is the norm and basis for our life together.
We are also part of one particular group of Lutherans – the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Through this group we are networked with thousands of other congregations, mission sites, social service agencies, and educational institutions that live out the faith of Jesus Christ in similar ways.
We would love to have you join us for worship on a weekend. Our communion table is open to all as God draws you. Please come. If you like, you may even want to stay for coffee, introduce yourself, and strike up a conversation.
We believe Christ calls each person to some kind of ministry. We also believe that our lives are enriched when we do ministry together. You are welcome to explore your calling in this community of God’s people.