WORSHIP SCHEDULE: 

  • 8, 9:30, 10:45 – Worship w/Holy Communion
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. – Education Hour (children & adults)

OFFICE SCHEDULE:

  • Sunday, December 29th – Lessons & Carols — Worship & HC @ 8 & 9:30 a.m. – No 10:45 service.
  • Tuesday, December 31st, and Wednesday, January 1st – Church Office closed. Happy New Year!

OFFICE HOURS:  Please note that from December 30th through approximately mid-January, the church office hours will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Thanks for your patience!

HEALING THRU GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  Thursdays, January 2nd & 16th, @ 1 p.m. and Monday, January 27th, @ 1 p.m., at Mount Olive.  For more info, contact Betty Hinkelman.

BE SURE TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS TO THE FULLEST!  Available at Mount Olive on Sunday, January 5th, is an Epiphany Home Blessing Kit.  This kit includes a piece of chalk and a short liturgy for you to use while blessing your home and is shared with us by Mary Groeninger through the Building Faith website.  Also included is a Magi Star game, whereby the youngest in the family (or group of friends or co-workers) is the first of the family’s (or group’s) Magi.  Their task:  do a secret act of kindness for someone in the family and then leave the star where that person would find it and become the next Magus.  The goal is to keep the star moving for the entire season of Epiphany.

HS ACCOMPANIMENT 2020 TRIP MEETING:  Sunday, January 5th, Brunch at Blue Bay.  We will carpool from Mount Olive, leaving at 10:30, or you can meet us there at 10:45. Bring $5 for your meal.  Our discussion continues with more information regarding location selection, costs, and more. You can still get in on the ground floor of the process! All 8th graders through 12th graders are invited to participate. Interested, but can’t attend the meeting?  Check with one of last year’s participants for their insight: Raegan Fick, Alexa Westerdale, Logan Woessner, Emma Husted, Amy Neidhold, and Matt Woessner.  Please contact Cindy Dobberke for further information.

TAI CHI FUNDAMENTALS CLASSES:  Mondays, 9-10 a.m., January 6th thru February 10thTracy Jahnke will be offering Tai Chi classes starting on January 6th at 9 a.m. at Mount Olive.  There is no cost for these classes.  Please contact the church office with any questions.   

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR GAME NIGHT – January 10th:   Come for a little…stay for a lot…open to everyone.  Questions? Email Linda Filler or Sara Westerdale.

4th and 5th GRADE MINI RETREAT – Saturday, January 11th, 5:30-8 p.m.:  Any and all 4th and 5th graders (friends too!) are invited to participate in this meal and time to explore faith with Pastor Scot. Please contact the Mount Olive office for more information and to reserve by Wednesday, January 8th.

GATHER BIBLE STUDY GROUP…will meet on Tuesday, January 14th, 9:30 a.m.  Contact Cindy Dobberke (cindy.dobberke@mountolive-elca.net/262-378-4661) or Glenna Gunderson w/questions.

DON’T MUNCH ALONE BUNCH (DMAB)…will meet January 14th, at 11:30 a.m., at Blue Bay.  We invite any and all to join us for food/fellowship.  For more info, contact Glenna Gunderson.

LADIES BOOK CLUB…meets on Tuesday, January 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at Barb Mather’s home.  All are welcome!  If you have any questions, please contact Diane Dickey or the church office at 363-8251.

AoB UNPLUGGED — Tuesday, January 21st — 6:30-7:30 p.m.:  Games Night!  All are welcome to come and meet our middle school students during a night of games.

AT WORSHIP” VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Communion servers, readers, ushers/welcome team, coffee fellowship, altar guild, and A/V operators.  If you are interested, please contact the church office.

FOOD PANTRY JANUARY NEEDS:  Canned Soup & Crackers…donation box in the entryway.

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 necessary.  If you have questions, please call Betty or Inge Adams.

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.

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.

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.