THE YEAR OF LUKE:  We again begin from the beginning, Genesis, and read how the gospel of God has been proclaimed in the world throughout history.  This year’s Gospel is Luke.  A main focus of Luke's Gospel is the nature of the salvation that Jesus Christ provides.  Because Jesus encounters a wide variety of people in Luke, this Gospel offers a glimpse into the different facets of salvation--its spiritual, physical, and social dimensions.  Because Jesus speaks many parables in Luke, this Gospel also becomes a source for deep reflection about the nature of God's reign and the ways of living faithfully in this world.  May we again be surprised and changed by God’s Word for the world.

ADULT EDUCATION…meets on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Library starting today.  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.  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.  No Education Hour on Sunday, February 26th

THEOLOGY ON TAP:  Do you enjoy a great brew or glass of wine?  Are you interested in spirituality & the deeper questions of life?  If so, then Pr. Scot invites you to join him for “Theology on Tap” at the Half-Time Downtown Grille in Mukwonago on Monday, February 20th, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

FAT SUNDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  All are invited to partake in the SS Fat Sunday Pancake Breakfast serving continuously from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 26thFree will offering received, with proceeds to the Mount Olive SS Mission Project, God’s Global Barnyard:  Get into the spirit of celebration as loved children of God!  Wear your tropical beach attire: dresses, shirts, shorts, and flip flops. Don’t have the right shirt or dress?  Don’t worry.  We’ve got you covered. Floral leis will be available from our SS students. 

WOMEN”S RETREAT PLANNING MEETING…on Tuesday, February 28th, 7:30 p.m., at Pam’s Fine Wines.  All are invited to join in the fun, whether you are attending the retreat or not!  Contact Cindy Dobberke for further information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ASH WEDNESDAY:  Wednesday, March 1st, is Ash Wednesday.  We will celebrate the beginning of Lent with worship, imposition of ashes, and Holy Communion at 7 p.m. 

HEALING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP…meets on Thursday, March 2nd & 16th, at 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.  Questions…please feel free to contact Mount Olive @ 363-8251. 

MIDWEEK LENTEN SOUP SUPPER SIGN-UP SHEET:  In an effort to start the planning process for our Lenten soup suppers (3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5), we are looking for donations from the congregation to supplement the soup suppers with donations of soups, desserts, and beverages.  Please sign up on the Bulletin Board in the hallway if you would like to participate.  Set-up at 5 p.m.; soup, desserts, bread, and beverages here no later than 5:30 p.m.  Extra help for set-up and clean-up welcomed and appreciated!  Contact the church office with questions. 

LENTEN BOOK STUDY:  Plan to be part of the Lenten book study beginning Wednesday, March 8th, and each week after mid-week Lenten worship.  The book is In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  You may sign-up today between worship services in the narthax.  See Bruce or Glenna with questions.  (Can’t make it every Wednesday, signup and attend those you can.)  

ATTENTION MTO GIRL SCOUTS:  March 6-12th is Girl Scout Birthday week.  March 12th is Girl Scout Sunday, and we will be recognizing the Girl Scouts during the SS opening at 9:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  If you have a daughter(s) in Girl Scouts, they are invited to participate.  Each girl should wear their uniform to Church that day.  Questions…contact Kate Graczyk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

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 February Sunday – Mac & Cheese and Canned Fruit & deposit them in the entryway.  THANK YOU!!! 

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.