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The Olive Press — May 2016

Dear Mount Olive Members and Friends, We are now nearing the close of this school year.  For us at Mount Olive that means the end of the Christian Day School year, as our 145 students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade look forward to their summer break.  We hope that all...

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The Olive Press — April 2016

A Happy Ending? …How about the BEST Ending?! The couple sped to the emergency room. It was dark, nearly 11:00 p.m. It had seemed that their daughter was a little late coming home from her after-school job at the nursing home. The call from the hospital had been very brief,...

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The Olive Press — March 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, We are now in the middle of the current Lenten Season, as we remember all that our Lord offered and endured in winning our eternal salvation.  This year we are considering as our general theme:  IRONIES OF THE PASSION.  We’ve noted that an...

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The Olive Press — February 2016

Dealing with Scary Services I was on vacation, visiting a church I had never attended before. I was excited to go and see how their service was conducted, and knew I would be hearing a good sermon from a great, faithful, orthodox, Lutheran Pastor. I wasn’t worried about anything, until...

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The Olive Press — January 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, Happy New Year!  May the Lord richly bless you throughout the coming 12 months of 2016.  As we ponder the new calendar year which lies open before us, we naturally think about our goals and dreams, the things we want to accomplish this...

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The Olive Press — December 2015

What is ADVENT All About? Have you ever noticed that the great festivals and holidays of the Church Year are preceded and then followed by special seasons? The seasons that precede the holidays (“Holy-days”) (i.e. Advent before Christmas & Lent before Easter) are put there to help us prepare ourselves,...

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The Olive Press — November 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, By a decree given in the administration of Abraham Lincoln, our country observes a national day of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.  And so, God willing, on the 26th of this month, we will gather at church to worship and praise the great Triune...

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The Olive Press — October 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, WHO Can Forgive? Prior to his landing in the United States, Pope Francis announced that priests will now be able to forgive the sin of abortion for women with “contrite hearts.” In other words, women who are truly sorry for committing this sin...

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The Olive Press – September 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, The new year for our Christian Day School will soon begin, with the first day of classes on Tuesday, September 1.  Our annual Rally Day is scheduled for Sunday, September 13 when Sunday School classes will resume.  Soon our Junior and Senior Youth Groups will kick off their school year...

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The Olive Press – August 2015

IN the World, But Not OF the World… A High School student from our congregation came up to me and asked what she should do. She works with people who aren’t Christians. She goes to school with people who have divergent ideas that are not in line with hers. She...

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