Blessing In The Chaos

© Jan L. Richardson.
Image: Blessing the Dust © Jan L. Richardson

To all that is chaotic
in you,
let there come silence.

Let there be
a calming
of the clamoring,
a stilling
of the voices that
have laid their claim
on you,
that have made their
home in you,

that go with you
even to the
holy places
but will not
let you rest,
will not let you
hear your life
with wholeness
or feel the grace
that fashioned you.
Let what distracts you
Let what divides you
Let there come an end
to what diminishes
and demeans,
and let depart
all that keeps you
in its cage.
Let there be
an opening
into the quiet
that lies beneath
the chaos,
where you find
the peace
you did not think
and see what shimmers
within the storm.

Lenten Wednesday Bible Study: God's Questions

Come for a simple soup supper at 5:45 and engage in study and conversation surrounding Biblical questions with Pastor Susan and Pastor Paul.

Genesis 4:6Why are you angry?
John 1:38What are you looking for?
John 21:15-17Do you love me?
John 20:29Have you believed because you have seen me?
Mark 4:38Do you not care that we are perishing?

Worship Schedule

  • Wednesdays during Lent

    • 12:15 PM

      Lenten Recital

    • 5:45 PM

      Soup Supper

    • 6:00 PM

      Bible Study - God's Questions

    • 7:00 PM

      Worship - Holden Evening Prayer

  • Saturdays during Lent

    • 5:00 PM

      Worship - Tree of Life

  • Sunday

    • 8:00 AM


    • 9:15 AM

      Youth Education Hour

    • 9:30 AM

    • 10:30 AM




For a full list of events and activities at Mount Olive, see the Calendar.


  • See the March Newsletter

  • Lenten Recitals:
    You are invited and encouraged to attend a series of recitals during the season of Lent. Recitals begin at 12:15 pm and end around 12:45 pm, allowing people on their lunch hour to enjoy prayerful meditations as we journey through these forty days towards Christ’s glorious resurrection.

  • Lenten Soup Suppers:
    Soup suppers are served each Wednesday night during Lent from 5:45-6:45 pm.

    The freewill offering for the meals will go to ELCA World Hunger.

  • Channel One Collection:
    Our collection for Channel One Food Shelf provides much needed food and supplies for families in our area. Please place your bag of non-perishable items on the table next to the blue barrels in the front entry. Special Lenten offering envelopes are available if you would like to donate financially toward this and other Lenten ministry goals.


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