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. There is NO Adult Education and Sunday School on December 24th and 31st.
LOAVES & FISHES -- SUNDAY, DEC. 17th: Mount Olive serves the hungry at the Hope Center, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Please help make this meal a reality. Food donations and volunteers needed. Please sign up by the coffee table. The schedule is: 11:30 a.m. -- gather at Mount Olive to carpool to the Hope Center; 12 noon – 2 p.m. -- prepare food and dining room; 2 p.m. -- serve meal/we will expect to serve 80 helpings; 2:30 p.m. -- begin clean up; 4 p.m. -- depart Hope Center.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: The Mount Olive Sunday School invites you and your family to join us as we share the Good News of God coming to live among us on Sunday, December 17th, during the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service. Cookie reception to follow.
ELCA GOOD GIFTS: Americans spend over $300 billion on Christmas shopping each year. What if a part of this spending was redirected to fight hunger and poverty? You could actually give a gift that changes lives for generations. Rethink your Christmas shopping this year, and substitute at least one gift with a gift from the ELCA Good Gifts catalog. Good Gifts Ornaments, catalog and information are all available from the Christmas tree in the Narthex. You can help make a difference in a family’s life.
THE LABYRINTH… is available during Advent for walking and prayer on Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m.
LADIES BOOK CLUB: Mount Olive’s Ladies Book Club meets next on Monday, December 11th, at 6:30 p.m. at Glenna Gunderson’s home. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Diane Dickey or the church office at 363-8251.
DON’T MUNCH ALONE BUNCH (DMAB)…meets next on December 12th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Fork in the Road. We invite any and all to join us for food and fellowship. Questions…please contact Glenna Gunderson.
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, December 18th, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE/OFFICE SCHEDULES:
- No Adult Ed & Sunday School – December 24th & 31st.
- Sunday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Morning Worship & HC – 9 a.m.
- Sunday, December 24th -- Christmas Eve Candlelight Services – 3:30, 5:30, & 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, December 25th – Christmas Day/Church Office closed.
- Monday, January 1st – Church Office closed.
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: 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.
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 December Sunday – Jam/Jelly and Side Dish Pastas & deposit them in the entryway. THANK YOU!!!
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.