July 4 & 5 Worship Bulletin
Centering Prayer will continue through the summer every Monday morning from 10:00 – 10:30 am on Zoom. This 20 minutes of restorative silence can help set a positive tone for the rest of your week. Zoom Meeting ID: 927 8404 9062. No password required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Mount Olive’s Response to In-Person Worship
Please read an updated letter concerning Mount Olive’s response to in-person worship at the link below. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the church office or send an email to email@example.com.
If You Are In Need of Pastoral Care, Help with Errands, etc.
If you are having difficulty at this time of crisis, are in need of pastoral care, help with errands such as grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, meals, etc., or if you would simply enjoy a friendly phone call on a regular basis, please let us know as there are a number of Mount Olive volunteers who are willing to help. You may contact the church office at 507-288-1580 or email Nancy Britson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you leave a message, we will return your call. In-person pastoral visits will continue to only be done in the case of emergencies.
Connecting Helpers with Those in Need
All members are encouraged to be caregivers for one another in this difficult time. We know that those who have sent cards, letters, emails, and made calls to spread encouragement have been greatly appreciated. Others have offered to do errands for people who can’t get out or are afraid to do, helped set up Zoom, or sewed some masks. Mount Olive has an online sign up sheet for anyone willing to be a resource. It is monitored and as requests come in, we will connect those in need with those who are willing to help. If you would like to volunteer to help in any of the ways mentioned above, follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/tga8yxu
Fabric Mask Update
Thank you to everyone who has been sewing face masks, you are making a difference! Hundreds of masks have been provided to medical facilities and senior living homes around Rochester as well as Mount Olive members and friends. The Mount Olive quilters have provided bags of fabric to make masks. Feel free to pick up a bag or two from the table in the entry. Click here to find mask patterns, tutorial videos, and drop off instructions.
If You Need a Mask:
If you would like a mask for yourself or a family member, please contact Elaine Monson at 507-272-6404.
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.
|A Reconciling in Christ Community|