FALL 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.
HEALING THROUGH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP…meets on Thursday, November 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.
MARCUS THEATRE TICKET FUNDRAISER…to support the HS Youth trip to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in 2018: Sale ends November 19th, with tickets delivered on December 3rd. Order forms will be available between services. Contact Angie Jellish for more information.
PERSONAL CARE KIT COLLECTION: Donate by Monday, Nov. 20th. As part of our AoB Unplugged and with the support of a Thrivent Action grant, we will pack personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief on Nov. 21st. The congregation is invited to participate by purchasing and donating the following (new items only): 1 lightweight bath-size towel (between 20”x40” and 52”x27”), dark color recommended. Light or medium weight towels are easier for kit recipients to hand wash and air dry, 2 or 3 bath-size bars of soap equaling 8 to 9 oz., any brand in original wrapping, 1 adult size toothbrush in original packaging, 1 sturdy comb (remove packaging), & 1 metal nail clippers (remove packaging).
AoB UNPLUGGED – Tuesday, Nov. 21st, at 6:30 p.m.: Please join us as Mike Czarnecki and Molly Dobberke Riehle share their thoughts on some challenging and thought-provoking experiences during the past year. Mike spent time with the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey, and Molly was a part of the ELCA Young Adult Cohort who gathered at the United Nations for the annual Commission on the Status of Women. We will also be packing personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Please mark this date on your calendar and join the AoB students as we learn and share our faith together.
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 Badger Burger Co. in Mukwonago on Monday, November 20th, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
COAT COLLECTION: The Service Team will be collecting coats for The Salvation Army Coats for Kids campaign from November 19th – December 3rd. Used coats in both children and adult sizes will be collected. As the cold weather is fast approaching, take some time clean out your closets and put coats you no longer need in the collection box in the narthex.
ADVENT WREATH BLESSING: If you and/or your family would like to do the Advent blessing and lighting this season (12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24), please contact the church office regarding the date and service time would work for you. We will slip families into the slots on a first-come/first-serve basis.
MIDNIGHT MAGIC: On Saturday, Dec. 2nd, Midnight Magic returns to Mount Olive, and we will be hosting various musical and theatrical groups in our sanctuary. Come and see the amazing talent which resides in our community! Mount Olive hosts a cookie reception for the guests and performers from 5-8: p.m. Cookie donations are needed, as well as servers and clean up help…sign up in the entryway to donate/help out. Also, the HS Mission trip students and families will hold their Sloppy Joe supper fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Be sure to stop by for delicious food and fellowship!
ALL TEAM NIGHT! The next All Team Night is on Monday, December 4th, at 7 p.m. The sanctuary will also be decorated for Christmas on All Team Night. We invite you to participate!
CHRISTMAS CANTATA: The Praise Team will be singing a Christmas Cantata called "Hope" on Sunday, December 10th, at the 8 and 9:30 a.m. services. "Hope" tells the story of Christ's birth through six choral anthems, each presented in a contemporary gospel style. We hope you can join us at worship for this special event!
COOKBOOKS: There are still Knotty Knitters’ cookbooks available for sale! The price of each cookbook is only $10, so keep it in mind for Christmas gifts! All proceeds will go to our Service Team and used for Benevolence and Service Projects. Contact the church office to make your purchase!
ACTS FUND UPDATE: As discussed over the past year or so, Mount Olive has received a very significant and generous bequest from the estate of Dorothy Gollmar. We plan to put these funds into action in our congregation, in our community, and in the greater world to serve Gods ministries. We are seeking ideas for putting these funds to use in ways that help grow the ministries of our congregation. If you have a passion for a specific need or know of an organization or group that fills a gap by serving others, please request an application from Marc Roehl, Cindy Dobberke, or the Church Office.
NEW LABYRINTH: Mount Olive has its very own portable labyrinth, and we now can come and walk the labyrinth in prayer. It will be available for anyone to use every Wednesday following Bible study from 10:30 until the close of office hours. It can then be accessed again on Wednesday evening from 5-6:30 p.m. Any and all are invited to come and experience the labyrinth. If you have never done this before, no worries; there will be info available in the narthex with suggestions on how to pray while walking. You may find a place of healing, a wholeness or a renewed sense of peace as you walk. LECTIO DIVINA: Beginning in November: every 2nd and 4th Monday and starting November 13, 2017, 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.
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR: Pr. Scot loves his coffee…so most Tuesdays he will be at Espresso Love from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Stop by and say hi. He’s buying!
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 November Sunday – Potatoes in a Box and Pancake Mix/Syrup & 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.