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 (no education hour during the summer).    

 

CARE NEEDS:  During Pastor Scot’s Sabbatical, if you are hospitalized, have other care needs, and would like a visit from our Care Team, please contact Debbie in the church office or Cindy Dobberke.

 

GOD’S GOOD CREATION — 2018 Vacation Bible School — July 9th – 13th from 9 a.m. until noon:  Questions about this ministry opportunity?  Please contact Cindy Dobberke at cindy.dobberke@mountolive-elca.netMark your calendars and watch for more details soon!  Registration forms on our website.  Hope to see you at the VBS Planning meeting on Monday, June 4th, @ 6:30 p.m. 

 

HEALING THRU GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP…meets on Thursday, June 21st, 6:30 p.m.  We are a group welcoming all who need a healthy place to grieve, share, & recognize that you are not alone in this struggle.

 

“WHAT ARE THE GRADS DOING?”:  This year we will be blessing our graduating students on August 12th as they move into the post high school phase of their life.  This will include those headed off to college or staying home.  If you have a son or daughter graduating this spring from high school, college, or grad school, please inform the church office regarding their plans for the future.  And if you have any questions, please contact the church office at 363-8251 or mto@mountolive-elca.net.

 

CROSS-GENERATIONAL BOOK CLUB:  What would the trees in your neighborhood say about you?  “Red is an oak tree who is many rings old.  Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”–people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches.  You might say Red has seen it all.  Until a new family moves in.  Not everyone is welcoming and Red’s experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.”  This summer the new MTO Cross-Generational Book Club will be reading Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.  Friends of all ages are invited to join us in sharing a thought-provoking book about diversity, inclusion, acceptance, kindness and the true nature of friendship.  Sign up in the hallway if you’d like to participate.  We will meet to discuss the book on August 9th.  For more info, talk with Kate Graczyk or Cindy Dobberke.

 

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 June Sunday – Picnic Items (catsup, mustard, relish, etc.) and Paper Plates & deposit them in the entryway.  THANK YOU!!!

 

WANTED:  A few good men, women, youth, families to be part of the Altar Guild.  Responsibilities include about one hour on a Friday or Saturday to set up for Sunday worship, then maybe half an hour or so to clean up after worship.  Only 6-8 weekends per year required!  If this is something you might be interested in doing, or want to know more, contact Eva Schindhelm.  Thank you!

 

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.

 

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.