Summer Worship Hours
Don’t forget! On Memorial Day weekend our summer worship hours begin. That means we worship Sundays at 8:00 am and 9:30 am.
High School Graduate Recognition
Mount Olive’s graduating high school seniors will be recognized in worship on June 3rd at the 9:30 am service. A reception in their honor will follow the service. Please come to share in their accomplishments.
Women’s Summer Bible Study on Prayer
For the months of June, July, and August, a women’s Bible study will be offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm. All women, regardless of their membership in a circle, are welcome to attend. The study, entitled simply “Prayer”, is available for free from the Gather Magazine website. Copies of all three studies will also be available at church beginning in June. Look for the table in the entry or ask in the office. The study may also be downloaded to your tablet from this link: https://www.gathermagazine.org/summer-2018-prayer/.
The 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.