Important Announcement

important annoucement graphic On Sunday, July 30 at 9:00 am, a Special Congregational Meeting will be held to vote on the recommended candidate for the Director of Music, Worship, and Arts at Mount Olive. The candidate is a rostered deacon in the ELCA which necessitates a congregational vote in order to extend the call. All voting members are strongly encouraged to be present for this important meeting.




Sunday School Registration


All families should have received Sunday School Registration forms in the mail this past week. Please return your completed forms to church.  There is a table in the entry way for you to drop them off.  Please return them as soon as possible. If you have a child entering 3-year-old Sunday School or if you did not receive your form, blank forms are available at the table. If you have any questions about Sunday School, please contact Kailea Mattheis by phone (507-288-1580 ext. 207) or email (



Visitors Expected

MtOliveSignSummerThe sign outside of Mount Olive says, “Visitors Expected!” We mean this. We expect YOU, whether you are a new resident to Rochester, or you’ve been here for years, or you are just visiting. We have a completely accessible facility for physically-challenged folks. We are open and welcoming to people of all creeds, beliefs, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We believe that God has called us to this ministry of hospitality and we welcome guests every weekend. Consider yourself invited.

We are also an unapologetically Lutheran community of faith. This means that our theology is centered in the life and death of Jesus Christ. This means that we are part of a long line of historic churches who celebrate infant baptism and weekly Holy Communion. This means that the Word of God is the norm and basis for our life together. We are also a part of one particular group of Lutherans – the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and 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 and introduce yourself, stay for coffee and fellowship afterwards, and get to know us better. We believe Christ calls each person, of every age and situation, 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.