Welcome to Advent!

Dear Mount Olive Members and Friends,

Advent is a season of reflection and a time of anticipation. The word "advent" means "the coming" or "becoming." It can also mean "beginning" In many ways, it seems that Mount Olive has been in an advent season for the past eleven months.

In our Christian tradition, the four weeks of Advent is a time to consider what it means to say that Jesus has come, and also that Jesus is coming, in our lives and in our world. We remember what God has done through the Son, Jesus, who came among us in the flesh, at a particular time and a particular place, dying and rising for our sakes.

Advent is a time to recognize what God is doing right now. It is also an invitation to look forward to what God will do when Christ comes again to make all things new and whole. Three "comings" of Jesus, past, present and future, are rich with meaning for our lives, individually and in our life together as the people of God.

In this season of becoming, may you and all the people of Mount Olive be blessed, and may we not only welcome Jesus, but keep him at the center of all we do and hope for. As the Christmas carol proclaims, "Love came down at Christmas." May God's love and peace come to you in our Emmanuel, God with us.

Christmas Blessings,
Pastor Susan


Habitat for Humanity Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Tuesday, December 23 from 10 am to 7 pm

Please join the Service and Social Outreach Ministry team and Habitat for Humanity for a day of gift wrapping at Apache Mall. There are three shifts of 3 hours, and 4-5 people are needed for each. Sign up in the gathering area or contact Erin Sinnwell.


Worship Schedule

  • Saturday, December 20

    • 5:00 PM

      Saturday Evening Worship


  • Sunday, December 21

    • 8:00 AM

      Worship

    • 9:15 AM

      Hymn Sing for all ages

    • 10:30 AM

      Worship


  • Wednesday, December 24

    • 4:00 PM

      Christmas Eve Worship

    • 7:00 PM

      Christmas Eve Worship


  • Saturday, December 27

    • 5:00 PM

      Saturday Evening Worship


  • Sunday, December 28

    • 8:00 AM

      Worship

    • 10:30 AM

      Worship

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


News

  • See the December Newsletter

  • Adult Forum Videos Available:
    The Sunday Morning Adult Forum sessions are now being recorded. To view videos of past sessions or see the list of upcoming topics, click Adult Forum.

  • Advent Recital Series:
    You are invited each Wednesday during Advent to attend a recital from 12:15 to 12:45 pm. Take a break from the hurriedness of the season, and enjoy some Christmas selections from our talented musicians.
    December 3 - Karen Masbruch, vocalist
    December 10 - Carole Joyce, clarinetist
    December 17 - Amy Unseth, flutist

  • Lunch With Pastor Paul and Sara:
    Young adults, ages 18-22, are invited to a Christmas lunch with Pastor Paul and Sara Hollander on Monday, December 22. Meet at Applebee's North at 11:30 am. RSVP to Sara so we can save you a seat.

     

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