Announcements for the Week Ahead

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

Sundays at 8 and 11 am. 

The livestream links for worship can be found here. 

Come worship with us for our Lenten Wednesday worship services!

We will be hosting dinners again before worship. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. before worship at 6 p.m. Watch for opportunities to contribute to the dinners.

If you would like to bring a salad or dessert to share, it would be appreciated, but we look forward to sharing a meal with EVERYONE who can be there as we enter the Lenten season together!

Labor of Love Request

Jesus instructs us to “love our neighbors.” This we sincerely want to do. In the months with FIVE Saturdays on that fifth Saturday (for 2024: March 30th, June 29th, August 31st, and November 30th) Mt. Olive and Concordia Lutheran Churches have members of our congregations available to reach out to our neighbors to provide labors of love. The skill level of our members will vary, but as we are able, we would like to offer our services free of charge to assist you with your labor needs. If you would like assistance, please click here to complete and submit the labor request. If you have a pressing immediate need for assistance, please call the church office: 815-399-3171

CUNE Wind Symphony Concert

On Saturday, April 13 at 7pm, Mt. Olive is proud to host the Concordia Nebraska Wind Symphony in concert. The group is CUNE’s (Concordia University Nebraska) premiere instrumental ensemble. CUNE has strong ties to Mt. Olive with many of our members being Alumni. One of our members, Bella Schmid, is currently playing with the group. On Sunday, April 14, many of the students will be playing for our worship services. As we host, one major need is housing students the evening of April 13. Please let us know if you are able to help in this way. As the event gets closer, we will let you know of other opportunities to assist in addition to housing. Contact John Schmid to help:

Earth Day Event April 20th

Mt. Olive and Concordia would like to invite their Rockford, Machesney Park, and Loves Park neighbors and friends to join them in an afternoon of “Yes, Yes, you’ve got it! Litter Gathering!”

From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on April 20th, we are going to be picking up litter and seeking to beautify the neighborhoods and parks around our communities. We would love to have you join us.

We will meet at Mt. Olive to pick up gloves, waste debris bags, and directions, and have a sending prayer. We will return to Mt. Olive at 3:00 pm for a brief time for a “Celebration of Song and Prayer,” thanking our GREAT GOD for His creation and His blessings. 

*Gloves and debris bags will be provided by Mt. Olive & Concordia.

**Please preregister online by clicking here by March 16th so we can map out the routes to be covered as well as have a sufficient supply of gloves.

Christian Arts Camp 2024

Getting ready to once again use our God given talents this summer at Christian Arts Camp! July 22-26, 2024. Look for online registration June 1st.

Our congregational memory verse is 1 John 2:1-2.


Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

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!