Sept. 26 Worship Bulletin

A Generous Life

Sunday marks the beginning of our Stewardship Season, in which we will highlight the important part giving plays in our spiritual life. To that end we are making available for each household A Generous Life; 28 Days of Devotion, a source of reflection for this season. We encourage you to pick up your copy at the table in the entry and begin spending time each day for the next four weeks mediating on the spiritual gifts of giving. Stewardship Sunday is October 24.

Photo Directory Update

Thank you to everyone who has helped us by providing photos and updated information for our new photo directory. We will distribute paper or digital copies on Anniversary Celebration Weekend. Please help us by filling out the update forms available at church or by clicking here. The forms outline all of the options for providing new pictures and contact info for your family. Contact Nancy Britson in the church office with any questions-  .

Olive Branch Happenings

Mount Olive’s Welcome Statement

“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

As Christ welcomes all, we too welcome the full inclusion of all people into the life, ministry, and sacraments of Mount Olive, joining in a journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.”

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 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.