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May 23, 30, June 6, 13:
Digging Deeper - The Case for Christ Bible Study

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May 28:
Worship with Dave Anderson & Roger Walck

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8:00 & 9:30 AM Only
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Memorial Day - Church Office Closed

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2017 VBS - Maker Fun Factory
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Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! (Psalm 150:1)

 

Two Steps Forward...
By Pastor Jon Haakana

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14

You have heard the phrase, “One step forward, and two steps back.” That phrase has been used most often when someone’s health, recovery, plans or goals have suffered a set-back. Most of the time it is framed in a negative context, claiming that even though we are trying our best or hoping for the best, it seems when we try moving forward, circumstances head us in a backwards direction.

By now most of you have heard that Mount Olive will not be receiving a Pastor candidate from the seminary this year. There were over 160 Missouri Synod congregations seeking spring graduates from both of our seminaries, but there were only a total of 100 young men available. We have some options available to us like getting a young pastor already in the field or waiting until next year’s graduating class. The Call Committee will discuss these and other options, and will share any information or findings or recommendations with the congregation as soon as possible.

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