“Like New Again”

by Pastor Jon Haakana

“In His great mercy God has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade  — kept in heaven for you…”
(1 Peter 1:3-4 NIV)

When someone has been sick or hurt and has recovered, they may say when asked about how they are, “I feel like new again.” I am feeling like that myself as I have recovered from a stroke and a bout with Covid-19.

We can certainly make that declaration spiritually. Because of Jesus we will be new again as we enter His kingdom some day. Our imperfect bodies get run down and wounded, but as Peter declared one day we will receive a new birth that cannot perish, spoil or fade. Thanks be to God!



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"Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.'

Luke 3:4b

Weekend Worship Series: 

"Ugly Christmas Sweater – Jesus Makes Us Beautiful Again"

Worship in the Sanctuary at Mount Olive! 

Saturday: (in-house only)

5:30 PM Traditional

Sunday: (in-house or online)

8:00 AM Traditional

9:15 AM Education Hour
(The Word Bible Study; Youth & Family Sunday School & Adult Bible Study)

10:30 AM Contemporary

** Christmas Worship **

Christmas Eve: 3:00 & 5:00 PM

Christmas Day: 9:00 AM


Stay Tuned for ONLINE Worship
beginning at Sundays: 8:00 & 10:30 AM

(Services will be available after the LIVE events)

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    SUNDAY, December 5

    8:00 AM

    10:30 AM

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Mount Olive's Daily Schedule


During this time of COVID-19

Even as our circumstances are changing rapidly, we know God is the same yesterday, today, and always. Take comfort in that, friends! The staff of Mount Olive will continue to work daily to do the work God has called us to do. Therefore, we encourage you to continue to be generous in your giving.

Offering During In-House Worship:

The offering plates will be passed during worship.

Mail in your offering to:

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

700 Western Street

Anoka, MN 55303

Give online your weekly offerings can be made through Vanco Faith through our website.


Simply Giving to set up automatic monthly or weekly giving:

For information on Simply Giving and to register, please email Monica at monica@mtolive-anoka.org.

Thank you for your continued faithfulness.