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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: Christ’s birth, His epiphany, the Lenten season and Holy Week as we…

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 styles. For others, it might be that they are hoping to mix…

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.”  If those words are exclaimed by a student after writing the conclusion…

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 Lutherans. “Isn’t that a Roman Catholic Practice? …up there with eating only…

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 emergency room lobby.  But while walking to the hospital on glare ice…

The Olive Press — January 2017

OUR GUIDING STAR “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born King of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”  Matthew 2:1-2 Have you ever considered what a blessing we have…

The Olive Press — December 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Mount Olive, On the recent trip to Ukraine we visited the ancient monastery at Pochaev.  Traveling across the rather bleak terrain of western Ukraine, the golden domes of the adjacent cathedral stand out on the horizon, looking like something from another world.  Even from a distance of several miles, the view is striking and beautiful, and it…

The Olive Press — November 2016

  Election Year Encouragement Are you getting anxious for Election Day, November 8th? Some people that I have talked to would describe it as not being “anxious” but rather having “anxiety,” “distress” or even “panic” as they consider the candidates who are up for the election! In fact, according to Public Policy Polling, a poll taken in June showed that 13% of…

The Olive Press — October 2016

Dear Mount Olive Members and Friends, I recently heard an interesting report on the radio.  A strong signal of some sort has been picked up by a very powerful Russian telescope.  What makes astronomers excited is the faint possibility that the signal may be artificial in origin.  In other words, another civilization, technologically far advanced over our own, may have sent it.…

The Olive Press — September 2016

Grow In Grace 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Recently, as I was shaking hands with people after church, one of our school’s upper grade students came through the line. It made me do a double-take! I realized that this individual had grown considerably taller since school had gotten out in…