Youth Trip Reflections

400 miles by van. 1500 by train. 35 on foot. We had quite a week of traveling with the Mount Olive youth to, from, and within Washington, D.C.

Not only did the students travel to a new city, and form new relationships with one another, but they also built bridges with many communities. We listened to new voices. We heard new stories. We were challenged to think differently about our assumptions of people who experience homelessness. And the Spirit blew mightily in the midst of it all. I am profoundly grateful for the support of the congregation as we were sent to be ambassadors for Christ, learning where our roots can continue to grow and how to serve others. Stay tuned as we continue to share our experiences and discern how our relationships will change with people who are homeless here in Rochester. We look forward to the journey continuing, as we are always On the Way.

Please read our trip reflections and see some photos at

Pastor Paul

Intergenerational Summer Nights

July 15, 16, 17
5:00 - 8:00 pm

All are welcome to attend Mount Olive Intergenerational Summer Nights. Register for one, two, or all three days. Each night starts with a kid-friendly dinner at 5:00 pm. The program runs from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Topics will follow this year’s theme: "Always Being Made New", focusing on:
- Renewal of the Earth
- Living a Healthy Lifestyle
- Service in the Community

If you are interested in attending or helping, please complete the registration form and return it to Sara Hollander.

Worship Schedule

  • Saturday

    • 5:00 PM

      Saturday Evening Worship

  • Sunday

    • 8:00 AM


    • 9:30 AM




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  • See the July Newsletter

  • Book Sale July 19-20, 26-27:
    Please consider donating your gently used books for the Women of the ELCA's 2nd Annual Greg Sellnow Memorial Scholarship Fund Book Sale. Books can be brought to church beginning early July. A cart will be available in the front entry to collect books. The sale dates are July 19-20 and 26-27. Please contact Renee Schaefer at 281-4382 with questions.

  • IHN Host Week August 3-10:
    August 3-10 is the next Mount Olive host week for Interfaith Hospitality Network. Click here to access the Mount Olive IHN sign up sheet. You will see the various tasks listed for each day of the week. The available slots are displayed in pink. Enter your name, phone number, and email address for the volunteer slot you wish to sign up for.

    Note that you must have received IHN volunteer training within the past three years to participate.

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