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The Olive Press – November 2017

You Are Invited to the Gospel Outreach with Media Conference! Have you heard of the GOWM Online Conference? Consider this your invitation to attend and to join in on this insightful, exciting, and FREE opportunity! AND REALIZE you can even attend this conference in your pajamas from the comfort of...

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The Olive Press – October 2107

Dear members and friends of Mount Olive, We are planning to observe Reformation Day on the last Sunday of this month, October 29. For us Lutherans, that’s a day worthy of celebration and thanks to God, as we remember the work of His faithful servant, Martin Luther. Especially this year,...

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The Olive Press – September 2017

Are you Anxious? An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. (Proverbs 12:25) A father paces in the waiting room of a hospital. His ten-year-old daughter was just taken into surgery for an appendectomy. The doctors assured him it is a routine procedure, but...

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The Olive Press – August 2017

Dear members and friends of Mount Olive, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.” Jesus spoke those words to His disciples during an especially busy time as they accompanied Him on His ceaseless daily work of preaching and teaching and healing. In fact Mark records, “For...

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Olive Press – July 2017

“Let me tell you about this thing that has changed my life for the better!” It might be a great kitchen gadget that helps you cook dinner. It might be a “super-food” that has lowered your cholesterol. It might be a new restaurant that serves the best cheeseburgers you’ve ever...

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Olive Press – June 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, The Christian Church calendar is divided into two main sections – the festival half of the year, and the non-festival half of the year. The festival half of the year, beginning with Advent in December, reviews the great events pertaining to our salvation:...

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Olive Press – May 2017

“Let’s Talk About WORSHIP….” Did the title of this article grab your attention? When some people hear the word “WORSHIP,” their first inclination might be to grab a pitchfork! For some it might be as a defense mechanism—making sure no one is going to mess with their “worship” forms and...

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Olive Press – April 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, “It is finished.”  What is the emotion behind those words?  It varies.  If that statement is spoken by a store owner who has to close his business due to slow sales, there’s a strong note of discouragement and frustration being expressed.  “It’s finished.” ...

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The Olive Press – March 2017

LENT IS COMING! What Should We Give Up? What Should We Add? Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. “Are you going to give something up for Lent?” Such a question might be met with skepticism among...

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The Olive Press — February 2017

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, As you know, Mount Olive is right next door to the hospital, which makes visiting there very convenient for us pastors.  We can walk out one of the back doors of the school and within a couple minutes we are entering through the...

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