Announcements for the Week Ahead

We have resumed in-person worship at our normal worship times: 

Saturdays at 6:30 pm, Sundays at 8 and 11 am.

We continue to offer worship online Sundays at 8am. 

The livestream link can be found here.

Sunday, September 26 - Gallery Talk Part 2 - Were you unable to come to the Rockford Art Museum for April Marque’s gallery talk? Well, that’s OK because the gallery talk is coming to you! Sunday, Sept. 26 @ 1 PM, April is hosting a gallery talk right here at Mt. Olive! April is going to display pictures of the pieces at the Rockford Art Museum right in our very own church building. Come and see and learn about the world of artists and art museums!

Wednesdays for 6 weeks, beginning September 29 through November 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join April Marque on a journey through time as she teaches art history as it ties into the Christian tradition through the ages.  Explore the beauty of art and how Christians have utilized this gift of creativity through history!

The Gospel of Luke: “We can all recall Linus getting up on stage and reciting the Christmas story in the peanuts. We might all have the parable of prodigal son memorized. Some of the most famous and most popular episodes from the gospel’s come from the Gospel of Luke. But Luke wasn’t inspired only to write a series of disconnected stories but a full and orderly account to instill certainty in the saving work of God through his son and messiah, Jesus. Luke, who has written one quarter of the New Testament has a grand vision for what God has done through Jesus and that vision is meant to help us see what God continues to do through Jesus our Lord. Come and and join Pastor Alex in a pastor led bible study as we see God’s big Good News picture in the gospel according to Luke on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 9am. This new pastor led study will begin on September 11. Make sure to sign up!”     

Click here to register for "The Gospel of Luke" Bible Study!

ALSO Discover Mt. Olive“New to this whole “Lutheran” thing? New to Mt. Olive? If you are looking to find out more about what it means to be a member of our family of faith, Pastor Alex will be holding a new five week series for Discover Mt. Olive for those interested in becoming new members or who just want to learn more about Mt. Olive. Discover Mt. Olive will begin the first Sunday of October at 6pm. Sign up starts today!”  Click here to register for Discover Mt. Olive, or call the church office (815) 399-3171 to let us know you would like to attend.  

Our congregational memory verse for September is Philippians 4:4-5.

Pastor Ken Krause called home to heaven

We invite you to join us in remembering the life of our dear Pastor and friend, the Reverend Ken Krause. 

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Remembering Pastor Krause

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Ministry Highlights

  • Christian Arts Institute

    Click HERE to find out what offerings are available through our Christian Arts Institute, to request more information, or sign up for music lessons!

  • Faith legacy Seminars

    Click HERE to learn more about Faith Legacy Seminars for infants - 12th graders and their parents!