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"Gathered 'Round His Feet" Meetings

Mount Olive Meetings to Share, Dream, and Plan: Our first meetings will be with the Women's Bible Study on October 15 at 6:00 PM, followed by a meeting with the Men's Group on October 23 at 6:00 PM. Many more meetings will follow. Dixie Gerhart will have sign-up sheets in the narthex (lobby area the the back of the worship area). Please make sure to sign up for a meeting. No one is too young or too old to attend a meeting and share the thoughts they have for Mount Olive's future. Please pray often about these subjects: What is Mount Olive's mission? What do we do well? What do we do poorly or not at all? What should we be focusing on? Please prayerfully consider this invitation.

Scary Youth Group Outing, Oct 16

Scary Acres on Wednesday, October 16: Our Youth Group will be going to the Masters Castle, House on the Hill, and the Haunted Woods. We will be gathering around a bonfire for those who don't wish to go to the attractions. We will meet at Mount Olive, leaving at 7:00 PM. (Parents are welcome.)

Youth Group Service Outing, Oct 20

On Sunday, October 20, we will have lunch at Mount Olive after confirmation class. Then, we'll head to Scatter Joy Acres to volunteer, returning to Mount Olive around 4:00 PM. Parents and congregation members in joining the Youth Group for service events or activities should contact Kristi Townsend at 402-457-9611 or via e-mail.

Trunk or Treat, Oct 27

Do you love to decorate? Do you love to make children smile? Do you love fall afternoons? If so, please sign up to be a "Trunk Host" at our annual Trunk or Treat event, Sunday, October 27, 4:00 to 5:00 PM. You may decorate your trunk using any theme (family friendly, please), and hand out candy to children. Trunk Hosts are welcome to dress in costume, too. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of our worship area.

St. John's Bible Tour, Nov 9

Pastor Bill and Martha Moorhead invite you to join our Omaha Lutherans Self-Guided Group Tour of the Joslyn Art Museum’s exhibition of the St. John’s Bible, the ONLY hand-written and hand-illustrated Bible published since the invention of the printing press. Go to saintjohnsbible.org for information about the Bible. Go to https://www.joslyn.org/mobile/current-exhibitions/word-and-image-the-saint-johns-bible/ for more information about the exhibit. Here's what you need to know:

  • Date: November 9, 2019
  • Time: Please meet us in the Joslyn lobby (Omaha) at 10:45 AM.
  • Length of tour: 11 AM – 2 PM; lunch at noon in the museum atrium is additional $$$, and you will be able to re-enter the exhibit after lunch.
  • Cost (unless you are a Joslyn member): $10 cash per person (We have to check in as a group with one cash payment.)
  • Please RSVP to Pastor Moorhead ASAP to revhawk@cox.net.

 

Seeking Weekend Sponsors for Nov 9-10

Our five middle school youth would love to attend the Middle School Gathering on November 9-10 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Kearney. The Gathering, sponsored by the Nebraska District LCMS, is a wonderful opportunity for youth to come together to hear and study God’s Word and celebrate His love for us.  This year’s theme is based on Acts 4:12 and focused on the word kNOw!  Students will be reminded that they are KNOWN by God through their baptism, saved by Jesus and NO one else, and shown what that means for them NOW.

However, they need two adults to accompany them. Won't you please consider volunteering? Contact Kristi Townsend, townsend.kristi@gmail.com or (402) 457-9611

Church Directory for 2019

It's time for a new church directory. Save our Church Secretary some time. Review your information in the 2018 Directory. Send changes or confirm that your information is correct by sending an e-mail to mountolv@msn.com or call the Church Office at 402-455-8700.

Come on folks. If you don't let our Secretary, Jill, know whether or not changes are needed, she will just have to contact you.

Men's Group, Wednesdays

The Men's Group meets for Bible study and fellowship every Wednesday at 6:00 PM in Luther Hall. The current topic is from Lutheran Hour Ministries' Profiles Beyond the Spotlight series. It features Colt McCoy: A Father, A Son, and Football. For more info, contact Tim Lorang: (402) 578-8338; tlorang@eliteins4u.com
 

Intentional Interim Pastor Info

Pastor Meyer officially assumed his position as our Intentional Interim Pastor on August 13. He will be responsible for all the duties of a resident pastor. However, he will also lead us through a process that will prepare us to call our next resident pastor.

His schedule will be flexible with calls, home visits, and meetings to acquaint himself with our congregation and members. He plans to normally be in his office at Mount Olive on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM. Please call the Pastor Meyer (402-580-2929) for appointments or call the the Church Office (402-455-8700). It would be wise to call the Church Office before stopping in during Pastor Meyer's office hours—just in case he might have an appointment outside the office.

Much of his reading, studying, and worship preparation will be done at his residence where he keeps his personal library and files. He is always available by phone (402-580-2929) or by e-mail (gmeyeriim@gmail.com) 

Automatic Giving

Joyful Response is a way to make your Sunday morning offerings convenient and consistent through preauthorized withdrawal from your checking account at no extra cost to you. It is safe and secure. Your giving continues even if you are out of town or aren’t able to be at a worship service. Pick up a Joyful Response brochure from Max Williams or from the Church Office. Learn more at our Joyful Response home page. More members each year are using this plan.

Little Free Pantry

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The “Little Free Pantry” is operating This small cabinet with non-perishable food items, paper goods, and other items sits outside the north entry of Mount Olive. It is accessible 24 hours per day to anyone. There aren’t any applications to fill out or set hours of operation. The pantry will be stocked by donations from all of us but can also be stocked by a concerned neighbor. Please, no glass jars or expired food. You can place your items inside the marked cabinet that is in the old nursery room right behind the doorway. These items are needed; applesauce, baby food, baked beans, bean soup, beef stew, bran cereals, bread, bread and muffin mixes, canned and dried beans, canned chili, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned tomato products, canned tuna or salmon, canned vegetables, cold and hot cereals, dried fruit, dry noodles and pasta, evaporated milk, flour, fruit juice, graham crackers, granola bars, honey, infant cereal, infant formula, instant breakfast drinks, jelly and jam, macaroni and cheese, mayonnaise, noodle mixes, oatmeal, pancake mix, peanut butter, popcorn, powdered milk, rice and rice mixes, salad dressings, shelf-stable milk, sugar, syrup, whole grain crackers, vegetable oil, vegetable soup, and vegetable juice.

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