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.  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 THRU GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP…meets as follows:  Tuesday, April 23rd, @ 6:30 p.m. at Mount Olive.  We are a group welcoming all who need a healthy place to grieve, share, & recognize that you are not alone in this struggle. 

SPECIAL COLLECTION…on April 28th – May 5th, the Service Team will be collecting your old eyeglasses for donation to the Lions Recycle for Sight program.  Donated eyeglasses are sorted, cleaned, and categorized, then shipped to countries where eye care is either unaffordable or inaccessible.  Look for the collection box in the narthex.

SAVE THE DATES!  Mount Olive’s VBS is set for July 15-19, 2019!  Are you interested in assisting with this year’s program? Please attend our planning meeting on Monday, April 29th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  For further information, please contact Cindy Dobberke at cindy.dobberke@mountolive-elca.net

THE GREATER MILWAUKEE SYNOD is the host synod for the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, We Are Church:  August 5-10, 2019, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee.  About 600 volunteers will be needed in the coming months to usher, iron albs, provide technology assistance to voting members, monitor doors, greet visitors, and much more.  Please read about all the ways you can help here:   https://www.cwa19.org/ and visit https://www.elca.org/churchwideassembly  to learn more.  

PLEASE LET US KNOW:  If you, a family member, or a friend would like to have a visit from the pastor, please notify the church office or Pastor Scot.  We rely on you to keep us informed so that our ministry with you can continue:  262.363.8251, mto@mountolive-elca.net, or pastorscot@mountolive-elca.net

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 – Pork & Beans and Potatoes in a Box & deposit them in the entryway.  THANK YOU!!! 

OFFICE HOURS/PRAYER HOURS:  The church newsletter and weekly worship bulletins remind us that Office Hours at Mount Olive are Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These hours when the church is open are also your invitation to come spend some time in the sanctuary for personal prayer and meditation.  Hymnals and pew Bibles can be used as devotional aids.  Groups that meet at church during these hours use the Fellowship Hall and Library areas so your meditation should be undisturbed.

WEEKLY TEXT STUDY:  Wednesday mornings 9-10 a.m.  Join Pr. Scot in learning and discussing the Bible reading for the upcoming Sunday worship. 

THE KNOTTY KNITTERS…invites anyone interested to join them in the church library on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to knit prayer shawls and such, share stories, and have goodies.  No experience

AT WORSHIP” VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  “Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.”  We are seeking volunteers in the following areas at our worship services:   communion servers, readers, ushers/welcome team, coffee fellowship, altar guild, and A/V operator.  Volunteers are scheduled approximately once per month.  If you are interested in serving, please contact the church office. 

PHOTOS NEEDED AND REQUESTED!  Help us celebrate how you see and serve God in your life.  We want to share how God’s love is shown in the world through the people of Mount Olive with periodic slideshows shown in worship.  We need your photos of:  You and your family serving your neighbor.  Maybe it’s at your work, or school, or organization.  Maybe it’s at a planned event or simply shoveling your neighbors walk like you’ve been doing for years.  OR God active in the world: in the beauty of nature, and in the actions and faces of those around you.  Please send your photos with a brief description to: photos@mountolive-elca.net.  This will be an ongoing project!  We would like to have at least 15 – 20 photos for each slideshow. 

THE COFFEE FELLOWSHIP TEAM needs your help!  Coffee fellowship is served following the 8 & 9:30 worship services.  Mount Olive provides the coffee; the 8 a.m. server prepares the coffee and the 9:30 server cleans up.  Each server brings a snack and juice for their service.  Store-bought cookies are just fine!  If you are interested in joining this ministry or have questions, please contact the church office.  And many thanks to our current servers and those who have served in the past! 

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.