1931-1972: The First 40 Years

1931: Humble Beginnings1933: The Brick Church1943: The Tenth Anniversary1946: From Mission to Self-Supporting1949: The Education Building – First Floor1961: Revisions Galore1968: Stained-Glass Windows1972: 40th Anniversary and Homecoming   1931: Humble...

1982-2002

1982: 50th Anniversary Celebration! “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”Philippians 4:4 NIV Upon Pastor Waechter’s retirement in July 1981, Rev. John A. Lober served briefly as Mount Olive’s pastor for a year from January 1982-1983....

The 2000’s: Youth & Children

The 2000’s: Mount Olive Youth & Children “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech,in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”  1 Timothy 4:12 NIV Mount Olive has always had programs and activities...

2005-2014

2005-2007: Mount Olive Considers a Preschool Ministry  “Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,for the...

2014-2018

2014: Saturday Worship Service “Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.”  1 Chronicles 16:29b In 2014 Pastor Sizemore saw the need for adding additional options for members to come to the House of the Lord to worship His splendor and holiness.  As such, we added...

2019-2021

2019: Calling Pastor Walt “And you will say in that day: ‘Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name,make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.’” Isaiah 12:4 ESV In late 2019, we gave deep thanks to our Lord for leading us to call the...

Bibliography

1931- 2021 A History of Mount Olive Lutheran Church – Sources   The Worship Bulletin and History from the 75th Anniversary of Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, April 19-20, 2008. Recipes and Remembrances – A collection by Mt. Olive Lutheran Church,...