Our Parish Life
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42
Church is where we come together to worship God. It’s also where we make friends and build community. It’s where we’re connected to resources to serve others. Mount Olive invites you to participate in the activities that make our Parish Life special.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
The mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.
Mount Olive’s LWML, the Olive Branch, meets on the second Tuesday of every month from September through May. The group begins with Bible study at 10:00 AM, followed by a brief business meeting, lunch, and crafts and projects until 2:00 PM. All ladies are welcome to attend.
The Mite Box collection occurs on the first Sunday of each month. Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite (Luke 21:1-4), the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites”—offerings above and beyond the support given to congregation. Mite Box contributions fund district and national mission grants and implement the LWML program.
Lutheran Men’s Prayer Breakfast
The men at Mount Olive are invited to participate in a fellowship prayer breakfast that meets in the fellowship hall on the third Saturday of each month, September through May. The men gather at 8:00 AM where they share a freshly cooked breakfast followed by a brief devotion or Bible study from the pastors or lay minister. A love offering is collected that is used for community outreach ministry. The group concludes with prayer at 9:00 AM.
A group of avid golfers join together the second Saturday of each month for a round of golf. If you would like to participate, contact the church office.
Mount Olive Youth Group
Mount Olive’s Senior High Youth Group is active in activities such as Bible study, service, and outreach projects. Every three years, the group attends the LCMS National Youth Gathering with thousands of other Lutheran youth! Pictured above, the youth prepare for their Sub Sunday fundraiser for the 2016 National Youth Gathering in July. Below is a slideshow of the NYG 2016 in New Orleans.
Meals for the Homebound
Members distribute food from a local restaurant once a week to our homebound and to others who have a need such as an illness or dire circumstances. Others come later to make quick visits and distribute the meals.
Sunday Potluck Meals
Mount Olive’s Board of Fellowship hosts potluck luncheons throughout the year. Everyone brings scrumptious dishes to share and nobody leaves hungry! Often, the meals will have themes or there will be a special presentation by one of the church groups. Refer to “Parish Updates” for dates of upcoming meals.
Rally Day Church Picnic
The last Sunday of August is designated for our Sunday school kick-off, Rally Day. The congregation usually enjoys a picnic hosted by the Board of Christian Education. After lunch, members of all ages participate in activities and fellowship. The following week, the first Sunday in September, the new program year for our Sunday school begins.
Work Days & Seasonal Decorating
Throughout the year, our members join together to complete projects around our buildings and grounds. These activities range from cleaning everything in the kitchen, decorating for Christmas, setting up for fellowship meals, or organizing storage areas. We work hard because our work is for the Lord!