Oct. 17 Worship Bulletin

Check out the “Wall of Wonder!” 

In celebration of Mount Olive’s 60th Anniversary, you are invited to help build the “Wall of Wonder,” a timeline of Mount Olive’s history on display in the front entry. It is an opportunity for you to share your own perspective on the past 60 years and help us look toward the future with a greater understanding of where we have been. Instructions are posted in the entry at church, or you may use this link to contribute: https://forms.office.com/r/Y2aeLFhhgf. We’ll have a time to reflect on the findings at a Sunday Forum later this fall.

New Photo Directory – Send Your Photos!

It’s not too late to help us update our photo directory. Forms are accessible by clicking here or at in-person worship with all the options for updating your photo and contact info. You may submit an updated family/individual snapshot and any changes in your contact info. to Nancy Britson in the church office, Deadline Oct. 24!

Mount Olive Anniversary “Spirit Wear” Available

Mount Olive Lutheran Church is celebrating 60 years of blessings and being a blessing in 2021. You are invited to join us in celebrating this anniversary year by making an order of clothing with the Mount Olive logo. Stop by the table in the Gathering Area to see clothing samples and pick up order information. All orders are online at this link https://mtolive60years.itemorder.com/shop/sale/. Place your orders on or before the expiration date of Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. At that time all orders will go into production. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery. Your orders will be distributed at Mount Olive when they arrive. 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.