All people at Mount Olive are encouraged to continue to grow in their faith through study of Scripture, Lutheran theology, and the implications of what it means to live as God’s people. We do this in a variety of ways:
The Sunday Morning Forum takes place from 10:10-10:50 a.m. from September through May, usually in the Fellowship Hall. This intergenerational forum often focuses on our social ministry partners and other faith-based learning. During Lent it becomes a Scripture study led by the pastors. Grab a cup of coffee and join the group! Everyone is welcome.
Men’s Discipleship Group
The Men’s Discipleship Group meets every Saturday morning on Zoom from 8:30-9:30 am during the program year.
Women of the ELCA
If you are a woman and a member of Mount Olive, you already belong to Women of the ELCA. This group focuses on fellowship, Bible study, and service. There are a number of small groups that meet monthly at a variety of times for Bible study, discussion and spiritual care. No sewing is involved. Meetings are a great time for fellowship and forming life-long friendships. Spending time together in Bible study is a wonderful way to learn about the Bible in a comfortable setting. The groups also serve at Fellowship Events sponsored by the Women of the ELCA throughout the year. Contact Cathy Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-398-3917 with questions or information about joining one of the groups. Look for updates about coming events in weekly bulletins or the newsletter.
The best way to learn about the Sacraments is to participate in them. We call this mystagogy: teaching through participation in the mystery of God’s presence in, with, and under the Word, the Water, the Bread and the Wine. We have ongoing opportunities for you to learn about what it means to be invited into Baptism and Communion.
Preparation for baptism begins with a conversation with a pastor. Please contact the Church Office at (507) 288-1580 to schedule a thirty minute meeting with one of the pastors to learn, share, and prepare for this important congregational event.
People of all ages (including small children!) are welcome to join the whole church at the Communion table. An intergenerational session called Welcome to Communion: An Introduction to the Sacrament is available twice a year for those who want to learn more about the sacrament. Both young and old are welcome.