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Sermon / September 28th, 2014 / Psalm 25 / A Teachable Spirit / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Rev. Terry Defoe / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / ^Psalms

4 Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; 5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you – all day long. 7. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD. (N.I.V.) It’s...


Weekly Bulletin September 28th

Posted in 2014 / Weekly Bulletin

Each Week Mount Olive produces a bulletin with information about upcoming events, activities and opportunities around the church and circuit. To check this week’s bulletin Click...


Sermon / September 21, 2014 / Workers in the Vineyard / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2014 / Parables / Rev. Terry Defoe / Pentecost / ^Matthew

1 “… the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out – early in the morning – to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day, and sent them into his vineyard. New International Version (NIV)   Someone once said that a parable is an earthly story with...


Weekly Bulletin September 21st

Posted in 2014 / Weekly Bulletin

Each Week Mount Olive produces a bulletin with information about upcoming events, activities and opportunities around the church and circuit. To check this week’s bulletin Click...


Boyhood (2014) Directed by Richard Linklater - Movie Review

Boyhood (2014) Directed by: Richard Linklater Writer: Richard Linklater Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater Run Time: 165 Min Rated: PG (Canada), R (MPAA) for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use. Listen here for audio...


Funeral Sermon / Brian Knutson / September 17th, 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2014 / family / Funeral Sermons / Rev. Terry Defoe / ^Matthew

My message this afternoon is based on the following words from the 11th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, verses 27 to 30. Jesus says: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and...


Weekly Bulletin September 14th

Posted in 2011 / Weekly Bulletin

Each Week Mount Olive produces a bulletin with information about upcoming events, activities and opportunities around the church and circuit. To check this week’s bulletin Click...


Book of the Month for September 2014: Galatians - Concordia Commentary

Posted in 2014 / Bible Study / Book of the Month / ^Galatians

Galatians - Concordia Commentary” by A. Andrew Das 2014 / 808 pages Overview Paul's fiercely passionate letter to the Galatians offers a rare glimpse into the early history of the emerging Christ-believing movement. Paul is seething with righteous indignation over the events at Galatia even...


Stephen Ministers: The After People

Posted in Stephen Ministry

People often ask, "What exactly is a Stephen Minister?" One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are After People. Stephen Ministers are there: ... after the phone call you hoped you'd never get.  ... after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls out of your life. ......


Sermon / September 7th, 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe / Ezekiel 33 / The Prophetic Burden

Posted in 2014 / Rev. Terry Defoe / ^Ezekiel

 7 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. (N.I.V.)   In the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament, King Solomon reminded his readers that          "There's nothing new under the sun."          Our...


Weelky Bulletin September 7th

Posted in 2014 / Weekly Bulletin

Each Week Mount Olive produces a bulletin with information about upcoming events, activities and opportunities around the church and circuit. To check this week’s bulletin Click...


Mercy Faithfulness Righteousness Justice - Psalm 36 Sermon From September 2014 Prayer Service

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Psalm 36 / Wednesday September 3rd 2014 / Season of Pentecost - Mercy Faithfulness Righteousness Justice             Transgression speaks to the wicked                    deep in his heart;           there is no fear...


Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by Ivan Reitman - Movie Review

Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by: Ivan Reitman Writers: Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts Run Time: 105 Min Rated: PG (Canada), PG (MPAA). Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from...


The Cross - Jesus Comes into His Kingdom: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost - Matthew 16:21-28 / Pastor Ted Giese

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Pentecost / Sermons / ^Matthew

The Cross - Jesus Comes into His Kingdom: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost - Matthew 16:21-28 / Pastor Ted Giese From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third...


Book Of The Month For August 2014: The Lutheran Bible Companion

Posted in 2014 / Bible Study / Book of the Month

The Lutheran Bible Companion Set by Engelbrech, Edward A. 2014/ Hardback/ 2 volumes, 1128 and 1016 pages. Volume One:  Introdutcion and Old Testament Volume Two:  Intertestemental, New Testament, and Bible Dictionary No other book ties God’s promises to specific people, places, times,...


Simon Bar-Jonah A Son of Faith: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost - Matthew 16:13-20 / Pastor Ted Giese

Simon Bar-Jonah A Son of Faith: Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / August 24th 2014, The 11th Sunday After Pentecost, Matthew 16:13-20. Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they...


Weekly Bulletin August 31st

Posted in 2014 / Weekly Bulletin

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Funeral Sermon / Gertrude Kreis / August 26th, 2014 / Psalm 103 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2014 / Funeral Sermons / Rev. Terry Defoe

My remarks this morning are based on these words from the 103rd Psalm: 1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the Lord, my soul,     and forget not all his benefits. (New International Version) This morning, we gather here in this place to...


Weekly Bulletin August 24th

Posted in 2014 / Weekly Bulletin

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Stephen Ministry Multiplies MInistry

Posted in Stephen Ministry

Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. But there are always many more needs for ongoing one-to-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves. Stephen Ministry provides a biblical solution -- equipping God's people for ministry....