TWO SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICES!  Thru Labor Day weekend, you are welcome to join us for our summer worship services & Holy Communion:  8 and 9:30 a.m. Worship with “Music for Kids” at 9:20 a.m. (no education hour during the summer).     

MUSIC FOR KIDS of all ages continues throughout the summer at 9:20 a.m.!  Just prior to the 9:30 worship, our song leaders and musicians invite all children up to the altar to sing, celebrate birthdays, pray together, and listen to a short message about the Gospel for the day.  Plan on coming to the 9:30 worship a little bit early and join in! 

HEALING THRU GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP…meets on Thursday, August 22nd, 6 p.m., for a potluck.  We are a group welcoming all who need a healthy place to grieve, share, & recognize that you are not alone in this struggle. 

LOAVES AND FISHES — AUGUST 25, 2019:  Please save the date to assist where you can with the Loaves and Fishes meal served at the Hope Center in Waukesha.  Watch for more details in the August Newsletter!  If anyone is interested in taking the lead on, or co-leading, this important ministry, please contact Cindy Dobberke for further information.

A SPECIAL OFFERING FOR ELCA LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSES:  Thank you for your support for this important work of our greater church. Through Tuesday, July 23, 2019, our total contributions raised were 1,354.04.  And up to $1,000 of this amount will be matched by the Mount Olive ACTS fund, sending $2,354.04 to ELCA LDR. 

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 August – Summer Drink Mixes (Kool-Aid/Lemonade) and Basic First Aid Supplies & deposit them in the entryway.  THANK YOU!!! 

DIAKONIA 2019-2020:  Are you looking for a deeper faith life?  Wondering what God has in mind for you?  Wanting to be better equipped for Christian Service?  Diakonia may be for you!  Diakonia is a two-year faith formation and theological education program that provides:  theological grounding, skills and aptitudes for ministry, spiritual growth through a community of students and instructors, and instructors are local pastors.  Applications are located at https://milwaukeesynod.org/diakonia/Complete details are posted on the bulletin board across from Pastor’s office. 

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.