“Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer”

by Pastor Jon Haakana

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 
 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.”  Matthew 11:28-29 ESV


We were created by God to live with a healthy cadence in life. However, far too many of us are living without margin in every area of our lives. We fill our calendars. We can’t say no. We live with a harmful drive to achieve. We have lost hope that it will slow down anytime soon.


Jesus offers us such a gift in saying that he has come to give us rest. This rest is found in a grace that does not demand that we jump through all the hoops or get everything right. The rest that Jesus offers is an unmerited favor for anyone who comes to Him. This grace is best experienced in community. We can learn from Jesus as we learn from one another. When we do Church with one another, we lift one another up, we protect one another’s boundaries, and we carry one another’s burdens.

 

  

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5:30 PM Traditional


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8:00 AM Traditional

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During this time of COVID-19
STEWARDSHIP NOTE

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 GivePlus+ through our website.

www.mtolive-anoka.org/resources/online-giving


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, or John Peters at zeke3613@aol.com.


Thank you for your continued faithfulness.