Nov. 28 & Nov. 29 Worship Bulletin

Weekly Devotions

  • Please contact the church office for Advent devotions

You may access past devotions by clicking here.

The Mitten Tree Collection Continues

The Mitten Tree is now on display in the entry to collect cold weather gear for our neighborhood school, Elton Hills Elementary. You may select an ornament from the tree and purchase the item requested. Warm, water-proof gloves of all sizes, winter boots for K-3rd grade, and boys coats of all sizes are especially needed. You may also donate funds that coordinators will use to purchase items requested by the school for specific students. Envelopes are available on the tree or you may make a gift by clicking the green “Donate Now” button at the bottom of the church website homepage-; indicate “mitten tree” in the comment.

God’s Global Barnyard/Good Gifts

Looking for a meaningful Christmas gift this year? Well, look no further! Mount Olive will be taking do-nations for ELCA Good Gifts (God’s Global Barnyard) which helps to fight hunger in 83 different countries. An animal can make a world of difference for a family in need, providing food, fertilizer, and off-spring to market. With one gift, you can help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good. When you purchase an ornament to give to a loved one, the ELCA will then purchase the animals to be given to a village with the most need. Ornaments available include: $10 for 10 chicks, $20 for honeybees, $30 for a pig, or $50 for a goat. There will be a tree set up in the entryway at church with ornaments for you to choose from. Envelopes will be provided for you to submit your payment. You may drop it in the church mailbox or in the office if it is open. The church is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are unable to stop by the church, contact Carrie Fletcher for other pick up and payment options. This is such a wonderful way to give back. We will collect donations through December 1-15, 2020. Please contact Carrie at with any questions. Thank you.

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.