The Red Letter Challenge

by Pastor Jon Haakana

Welcome to 2021! I’m guessing most of us are relieved to be past 2020 because of the craziness and uncertainty brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of us are also hopeful that this year will be better and that many things will return to normal, or at least somewhat normal. At Mount Olive most of us look forward to the day we can gather to worship, grow, serve and fellowship together once again.


But, there is one “normal” I’d like to see change. Why does the world around us and the life we live not look anything like the reality Jesus talked about? Why is there no significant difference between the lives of those who call themselves Christians and the rest of the world? What kind of a witness can we be in this world if we simply look the same as everyone else? What can we do? Rather than shrugging it off, isn’t it time to change people’s perceptions about the followers of Jesus Christ?



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“Whoever keeps His word, in Him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in Him: whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked.”

1 John 2:5-6 (ESV)

Red Letter Challenge (January 9 - February 16)

Worship in the Sanctuary at Mount Olive! 


5:30 PM (in-house only)

Sunday: (in-house or online)

8:00 AM Traditional

10:00 AM Contemporary


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

(Services will be available after the LIVE events)

Weekly Bulletin

Sunday, 8:00 AM

Unavailable due to audio issues. 

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Previous worship service in the series:

January 24

January 17

January 10

January 3

December 27

December 25

December 24

Preschool Registration

Registration for 
2021-2022 School Year 

Registration will be available:

Current School Families : 
Opens January 19, 2021, 9:00 AM

Members of Mount Olive: 
Opens January 24, 9:00 AM

Public Registrations: 
Opens January 25, 2021, 8:00 AM

Class Offerings 2021-2022

Registration Form 2021-2022

Re-enrollment Form 2021-2022

Take a glimpse inside our preschool below. 

Mount Olive's Daily Schedule



Click here for Mount Olive's COVID-19 Safety Protocols (updated 6/10/20)

Mount Olive Church Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Call the church if you have any questions or concerns: 763.421.3223 or email

God made this promise to Joshua and the Israelite's and they crossed into the unchartered territory of the Promised Land: 

God said in Joshua 1:9, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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:

As you enter Mount Olive, there will be a basket for you to deposit your offerings. 

Mail in your offering to:

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

700 Western Street

Anoka, MN 55303

Give online your weekly offerings can be made through GivePlus+ 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, or John Peters at

Thank you for your continued faithfulness.

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