Mount Olive Reformation Festival

Come one, come all, as we celebrate the Reformation in style on October 28, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Mount Olive. We will have games, activities, food, a 50-50 raffle, and much more (Martin Luther and Pope Leo will even make an appearance!). This event is for anyone and everyone; invite your friends and family to join in the fun. To raise funds for the youth trips over the summer of 2018, there will be a $10 fee/family for which you will receive a 20-punch punch card to play games. Additional punches will be available for purchase. One of the activities at the festival will be “A Mighty Fortress” Cake walk. If you would be willing to bake a batch of cupcakes and donate them for the event, please sign up in the Gathering Area. Contact Kailea Mattheis at or 507-288-1580 with any questions

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.