Mount Olive Women’s Small Group Opportunities!
All Mount Olive women are invited to consider joining a small group (known as “Circles”) for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. There are six different groups, each named for a woman in the Bible, that meet monthly throughout the program year. A variety of meeting times are available. Stop by the table in the front entry to learn more and sign up. One is sure to be the right fit for you!
Studies for 2019/2020 has been chosen and will once again be from Gather Magazine. A subscription to the magazine, which includes a variety of resources and articles for Christian women in addition to the study topics, is suggested. Go to the Gather Magazine website or call (844)409-0576 to start your subscription. For more information about Mount Olive’s Women’s groups, contact Regina Seabrook, Women of the ELCA president- email@example.com or 651-285-3912.
Final Women’s Summer Bible Study
The last women’s summer Bible study will be Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30 pm in the church Library. All women, regardless of their membership in a circle, are welcome to attend. The study, entitled “Lessons from Esther”, is available at the Gathering Area sign up cabinet or in Gather Magazine.
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge in Worship, August 25
On Sunday, August 25, a choir from our local MN Adult & Teen Challenge campus will be present at Mount Olive to sing and bear testimony to God’s healing power in their lives. Adult & Teen Challenge is a Christian ministry to people struggling with addictions. A free-will offering will be taken to support this ministry. Come and bring a friend. We will provide lunch to the singers and members of their families who are in attendance. Please sign up in the Gathering Area to help with providing food or serving.
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.
|A Reconciling in Christ Community|