Worship at Mount Olivet

Attending worship is the best way of getting to know us! All are welcome to attend any of our worship services. Every week we hold two services on Sunday mornings and one on Wednesday evening.

Communion served weekly except for the first week of the month when we remember our baptisms.

Celebrating three baptisms on Baptismal Sunday.

Celebrating three baptisms on Baptismal Sunday.

services

Each worship service has its own personality, yet all are authentic to Mount Olivet - God's wide love is proclaimed and all are welcomed.

9am Sunday service includes traditional Lutheran liturgy and is accompanied by organ, piano, and our Chancel Choir. A large mix of demographics attend who prefer a traditional worship style.

10:45am Sunday service is a more contemporary worship experience led by a full band, and conversational preaching style. Our Bible Explorers children join their families for the offering, sacrament, and prayers.

6pm Wednesday service is our casual contemporary service - led by a worship band playing current worship music. During the school year this service is full of families and youth who go straight into our faith formation youth program after worship. Ash Wednesday has one service at 7pm.

 

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holy COMMUNION

In Holy Communion we meet God in the simple gifts of bread and wine, experience unity with each other, and are renewed to serve in the world. Everyone is welcomed at God’s table. You may also choose gluten-free, grape juice, or a blessing.


PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

At the end of every service we close with 'Prayers of the People' where all are invited to share individual prayers for community and a world in need.

 

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BAPTISMAL REMEMBRANCE

On the first week of the month we celebrate new baptisms as well as remember our own baptisms*. You are invited forward to a baptismal font to both receive a blessing and also bless the person behind you, reminding one another, "You belong to Jesus."
*Interested in being baptized?

HEALING SERVICE

Healing services are held quarterly during worship.  You will be invited forward to receive a blessing in healing oil.

 

 

what we're about

Located in Plymouth, Mount Olivet is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA.)

Striving to be a community that partners with God in the world and one that recognizes faith as a journey, Mount Olivet provides an open, inviting space where all can find their place in God's unfolding story.

 

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CHURCH & community

At Mount Olivet, you'll see and hear the phrase 'bechurch becommunity' often. For us, church and community are intrinsically linked together.

bechurch: We don’t just go to church, we are the Church. God calls us into the world to embody God's love, mercy and hope.

becommunity: We seek to be in community with one another, with our neighbors, with other churches and faiths, with the marginalized, and organizations making an impact in the world. Because of our identity , we are free to have respectful conversations and shared experiences with those who might not share the same beliefs.

 

 
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being church together

One of the most profound experiences of church and community together is through worship. Every worship service ends with "prayers of the people", where all are invited to share a prayer. We claim our relationship with God as we pray togehter and are connected to one another in our experiences and hopes. That's being church together.

Regular events connect our community together -  pancake breakfasts, Thanksgiving bingo night, outdoor dance parties, service opportunities, and more!

We intentionally learn, worship, and pray together. Highschoolers help teach our Bible Explorers children. Empty-nesters, millenials, and parents are small group leaders - some leading the same group from 5th through 9th grade confirmation!

 

 
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missionAL CHURCH

Between 2012-2015, Mount Olivet engaged in a discernment process where we took time to listen to God’s word, experiment, and envision where the Holy Spirit is leading Mount Olivet. This is not church as usual - our goal is not to increase our membership count, but to listen and respond to God's invitation to build community within our congregation and in the world.

 

learn about membership

 

UP CLOSE @ MO // SPRING 2017 

Twice a year we hold Up Close @ MO - an opportunity to learn more about membership at Mount Olivet. Meet pastors, staff, and current MO members and hear about who we are, where God is leading us, and what we're committed to be about. 

During the Spring 2017 session you'll enjoy lunch and get the chance to take part in a small service project! Work together packing weekend meals (KidPacks) for our community partner, Northport Elementary. Whether you're a first time visitor, or longtime participant, we invite you to join us to see what membership is all about!

At 11:45 am we'll start out with KidPack - a fun hands on service opportunity at Mount Olivet where we pack bags of food for our partners at Northport Elementary.

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UP CLOSE at MO

This two-part series dives into our identity, mission, and vision. You'll hear stories from current members about how Mount Olivet is connecting in community.

MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION

If you decide to become a member at Mount Olivet, we'll celebrate you and other new members during and after worship.

 

LET US KNOW YOU'RE HERE

Thanks for stopping by and learning more about Mount Olivet! We'd love to answer any questions, help get you connected in the community, or keep you informed on what's coming up around here.

 

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