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Very Merry Unbirthday

You are invited to our monthly Very Merry Unbirthday luncheon on Wednesday, November 8, at 11:30. We had Italian last time so let’s have Mexican next. Let’s meet in the church parking lot and carpool to Fernando’s, 7555 Pacific Street. Please RSVP to Barb Stacy at 402-453-7049 or Bonnie White at 402-676-7334.

NEW ● Family Festival Help Needed

Pool Noodles!! Bean Bags!! Mount Olivers!! For the Family Festival to be held on Saturday, October 21, I am planning to create a Kid’s Obstacle Course. I like this idea because it promotes physical activity and I think it will attract attention as folks drive by. That said…I need a few things to put this course together…if you have pool noodles…bean bags…balls from golf ball size to baseball size…hula hoops…rings I could use for a ring toss game…large cardboard boxes that I might duct tape together to create a tunnel that the kids can crawl thru…that I could borrow. I am also planning on some kid games like bean bag toss, ring toss and a fishing pond. I could sure use a few fun-loving folks to help run the games and the obstacle course. If you are interested in a “Midway” position or are willing to lend me some of the stuff I need, please let me know. Dixie Gerhart…402-453-6707 home…402-602-3252 work…dgerhart@fnni.com.

NEW ● Trunk or Treat

On Sunday, October 29, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Mount Olive is hosting it’s second annual Trunk or Treat. Kids will get dressed up in their costumes and trick or treat in our parking lot from decorated trunks of our Mount Olive members. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church if you would like to decorate your car to hand out treats, donate candy, pencils, stickers or other goodies, hand out flyers prior to the event or be there to welcome our neighbors and make sure everyone stays safe. Please contact Anne Wegner to volunteer (402-573-5639).

Prayers

Abigail (Behr) Hagen tragically died in a car accident. Her funeral service was Monday, October 9, here at Mount Olive. “We grieve, but not as those who have no hope” (1 Thess. 4:13-18). Prayers of comfort and support for her family and friends are appreciated. Memorial gifts for her children's education may be donated directly to Eric Hagen through Marsha and Galen Behr.

You are also invited to send your memories of Abby to Eric so he can share them with their boys, Eli and Henry. The email address is memoriesofabigail@gmail.com.

Fall Family Festival

What’s cooking in the Mount Olive parking lot on Saturday, October 21? We are hosting a Fall Family Festival and invite you to compete in a barbeque contest. Is your pulled pork all that? Do your ribs get everyone all fired up? Well here is your chance to bring it! If you are interested in competing, please contact Tim Lorang at 402-578-8338.

Reformation Worship Service

On Sunday, October 22, a “Reformation 500” celebration will take place at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th Street in La Vista. Pre-service music begins at 2:30 pm. The service, with Lutheran Hour Speaker and Concordia Seminary President Dr. Dale Meyer as guest preacher, begins at 3:00 pm, followed by a social hour. For more information call 402-331-7376.

More Bad Girls

Our new Bible study is underway--Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn From Them by Liz Curtis Higgs. Last year we had a lot of fun and learned how a perfect God deals with imperfect people. Books will be provided or you can purchase your own copy to keep. The study will be held 6 times on Tuesday evenings, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., in September, October and November. We'll meet in Mt. Olive's fellowship hall. Each lesson stands on its own, so if you cannot attend regularly…no worries! You won’t have to read aloud and homework is not required. We have three Tuesday nights left; Oct. 17, Nov. 7, and Nov. 21. If you have any questions or concerns, please give Dixie Gerhart a call at 402-602-3252 (day) or 402-453-6707 (evening).

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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