REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
- 8, 9:30, 10:45 – Worship w/Holy Communion
- 9:15-10:15 a.m. – Education Hour (children & adults)
ADULT EDUCATION…meets on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Library. The Adult Ed Team will be exploring various books of the Bible and how they address the religious, moral, ethical, and social issues faced by Lutheran Christians today. The first discussion/topic will be Martin Luther and the Reformation. All are welcome…no experience necessary! SUNDAY SCHOOL for 3 year olds thru 5th grade is held on Sundays at 9:15 in the Sanctuary.
GOD’S GOOD CREATION — 2018 Vacation Bible School — July 9th – 13th from 9 a.m. until noon: Please let us know if you would like to help with our VBS program in any capacity. Questions about this ministry opportunity? Please contact Cindy Dobberke at email@example.com.
SERVICE PROJECT: The Service Team is encouraging everyone to join them in making “Little Dresses for Africa” and “Britches for Boys.” “Little Dresses for Africa” is a Christian organization founded to provide relief for the children of Africa. They now provide dresses for other areas of the world as well, including the Appalachian Mountains. Simple dresses can be made out of cotton or cotton-blend pillowcases and the britches from t-shirts! Patterns are available in the entryway. Or you can use your own simple pattern (no zippers or buttons please). We will be collecting your handy-work April 15th-22nd.
MOUNT OLIVE WOMEN’S RETREAT 2018 — Registration Deadline: April 23rd! Join the women of Mount Olive for a relaxing weekend to rest in the Holy Spirit and enjoy the fellowship of others! Theme: A Time for Joy, based on Galatians 5:22-23; When: Friday, May 4th, through Sunday, May 6th; Where: The Pallotti Center, N6409 Bowers Road, Elkhorn, WI. All-inclusive cost: $133. Come when you can, leave when you need to, but for the full experience, please stay for the entire weekend! Friends are invited and welcomed! Saturday Evening Option: Release your inner artist – details to be determined at a later date, but Tracy Jahnke will again lead us in something fun and novice appropriate. Questions? Contact Cindy Dobberke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALKING TOGETHER THRU GRIEF: Walking through these tough situations with others can very often be comforting and healing. If you are struggling with grief, we welcome you to join us. Together, through reading, listening and sharing we can help one another to walk this journey of healing and recovery through your grief one step at a time. The next session is on Tues., April 17th, at 6:30 p.m., at Mount Olive Library. Questions: call Betty Hinkelman.
HEALING THRU GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP…meets on Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 p.m. We are a group welcoming all who need a healthy place to grieve, share, and recognize that you are not alone in this struggle.
WATER WALK: The Mukwonago Key Club has organized a Water Walk for the Thirst Project on Saturday, April 21st, from 9 a.m. to noon. It’s a family event where people of all ages can walk the track at Mukwonago High School (the goal is 3.5 miles, since that’s the average distance people walk for water in areas without close access), play games, and learn about water. All are invited to participate!
CROSS-GENERATIONAL BOOK CLUB: What would the trees in your neighborhood say about you? “Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”–people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming and Red’s experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.” This summer the new Mount Olive Intergenerational Book Club will be reading Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. Friends of all ages are invited to join us in sharing a thought-provoking book about diversity, inclusion, acceptance, kindness and the true nature of friendship. Sign up in the hallway if you’d like to participate. Books can be ordered through Mount Olive for $10 and will be delivered in early June. We will meet to discuss the book in early August. For more information, talk with Kate Graczyk or Cindy Dobberke.
OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS TEAM… has a monthly service project of encouraging donations to the Kitchen Kupboard. We ask you to bring your donation on ANY May Sunday – Cleaning Supplies & deposit them in the entryway. THANK YOU!!!
LECTIO DIVINA: Every 2nd and 4th Monday from 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Come pray together using the method of Lectio Divina. If you are interested but not able to come during these times, please contact Betty Hinkelman.
2018 SPONSORSHIPS: The 2018 calendar for the weekly sponsoring of the altar flowers has been posted on the “Church Office” bulletin board. Just fill in the information requested on the sponsorship form, fill out a green order form, and place the appropriate amount (if cost associated) in a pew envelope with your name on it. Questions…call the church office.
SIMPLY GIVING: Consider using Simply Giving to automate your support of Mount Olive’s ministries. Simply Giving™ is an automated plan for church members to offer their first fruits to God. For those who would like to sign up for Simply Giving, we now make this option available from our church homepage: www.mountolive-elca.net. Those already on Simply Giving can make changes to their scheduled giving plan. Thank you for your consideration.