The season of Advent is once again upon us. Advent is a special season in the church year, one that prepares us for Christmas as well as Christ’s coming on the Last Day. Many churches have additional worship services during this season of preparation and anticipation. At Mt. Olive, we gather together at 7:00 pm on Wednesday nights during Advent for worship. This year our Advent sermon series is titled Family Life. It was put together by Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing, a former professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and the current pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Here is a description of the sermon series. Everyone needs godly wisdom when it comes to family relationships. In this new sermon series we learn from the families connected with our Lord’s birth. This includes Joseph, Mary, and Jesus, along with Zechariah, Elizabeth, and John. These families faced infertility, frustration, loss, misunderstandings, death, and so much more. I hope you will join us for worship as we prepare for the coming of our Lord. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.
• Advent Worship Wednesdays, December 7, 14, and 21.
6:00 pm Advent Soup Suppers come and enjoy a dinner with friends, no need to bring anything.
7:00 pm Advent Worship Service
• Advent Food Box challenge: Decorate an empty box, add one item of food each day to the box, on the last Wednesday of Advent 12/21 boxes can be brought to the altar, and they will be delivered to the Food Bank
• Parent Day Out - Saturday December 17, 11 am - 3 pm. Children 2 and older can be dropped off at the church for a day of play and parents can finish up their shoppin. Please call the church 503-357-2511 to register.
• Christmas Worship
Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 5:30 and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 25: Chirstmas Day Communion Worship Service 10:00 am
Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool
Mt. Olive offers preschool classes for 3, 4 and 5-year old children.