Lenten Food Drive

During Lent, we encourage all Mount Olive families to participate in the fight against  hunger in Minnesota. Here’s how you can help: Take a grocery bag from the table in the entry and bring it back filled with non-perishable groceries. A list of needed items is attached to the bag. Place filled bags in or near the blue Channel One food bins. You may also choose to make a monetary donation using the Channel One envelopes also available on the table. $10=40 meals!


Lenten Schedule

February 21
5:45 pm   Soup Supper
6:00 pm   Bible Study: Exodus
6:00 pm   Activities for Kids

7:00 pm   Holden Evening Prayer service with drama
Saturdays 5:00 pm   Worship
  8:00 am   Worship
  9:15 am   Bible Study: Exodus
10:30 am   Worship


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.