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Psalm 26 Sermon From November 2013 Prayer Service

Psalm 26 Sermon From November 2013 Prayer Service

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Psalm 26 / Wednesday Evening Prayer Service November 6th 2013. Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind....


November Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study

November Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study

Posted in 2013 / Event / Pastor Ted Giese / Youth/Young Adults

What is: Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study? It's an opportunity for Youth/Young Adults to practice putting their faith to work while looking at pop culture. We generally watch movies and then explore how Scripture intersects with what we've watched. This way of thinking about media can...


Gravity (2013) Directed by Alfonso Cuaron - Movie Review

Gravity (2013) Directed by Alfonso Cuaron - Movie Review

Gravity (2013) Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Written by: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón (screenplay) Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Runtime: 90 min. Rated PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language. Listen here for...


Sermon From October 13th 2013 / Thanksgiving and Mercy

Sermon From October 13th 2013 / �Thanksgiving and Mercy�

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Thanksgiving Sunday October 13th 2013 / 2 Timothy 2:1-13   You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able...


October Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study

October Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study

Posted in 2013 / Bible Study / Pastor Ted Giese / Youth/Young Adults

What is: Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study? It's an opportunity for Youth/Young Adults to practice putting their faith to work while looking at pop culture. We generally watch movies and then explore how Scripture intersects with what we've watched. This way of thinking about media can...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part IV

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part IV

Posted in 2013 / Canadian Lutheran / CLS / Pastor Ted Giese / Quest / Seminary

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary     This blog post includes media used in part 4/4 of an Online Quest Course taught on Tuesday October 1st 2013.   In part four of this Quest course we looked at two areas. 1 a) Hymns in Film; 1 b)...


Rush (2013) Directed By Ron Howard - Movie Review

Rush (2013) Directed By Ron Howard - Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to audio reviews on demand. Rush (2013) Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Peter Morgan (screenplay) Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Runetime: 123 min. Rated 14A (Canada), R(MPAA) for sexual content, nudity,...


Psalm 25 Sermon From October 2013 Prayer Service Redeemed in Christ

Psalm 25 Sermon From October 2013 Prayer Service �Redeemed in Christ

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wednesday October 2nd 2013: Season of Pentecost, Psalm 25.   To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.           O my God, in You I trust;                    let me not be put to shame;                    let not my enemies exult...


Sermon From September 29th 2013 / What is in a Name?

Sermon From September 29th 2013 / �What is in a Name?�

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Pentecost / Sermons / ^Luke

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Season of Pentecost / Sunday September 28th / Luke 16:19-31.   “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part III

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part III

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary    To participate live in the last parts of this Online Quest Course tune in Tuesday October 1st at 7pm: click here.   In part three of this Quest course we looked at two areas. 1) First was the Word...


Funeral Sermon for Edna Woolhether / Wednesday September 25th 2013

Funeral Sermon for Edna Woolhether / Wednesday September 25th 2013

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Funeral Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^John

The audio starts out a little quiet but by about 2 minutes in it's back up to full sound. Funeral Sermon for Edna Woolhether / Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / September 25th 2013   Now when Jesus came, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany...


Sermon From September 22nd 2013 / Jesus & Money

Sermon From September 22nd 2013 / �Jesus & Money�

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Luke 16: 1-15 / Sunday September 22nd 2013.   [Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part II

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part II

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary    To participate live in the next two parts of this Online Quest Course tune in Tuesday September 24th and October 1st at 7pm: click here.   In Part two of the Quest Cource offered through...


The Wolverine (2013) Directed by James Mangold - Movie Review

The Wolverine (2013) Directed by James Mangold - Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to the audio review on demand. The Wolverine (2013) Directed by: James Mangold Written by: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank (screenplay) Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Famke Janssen Runtime: 126 min. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense...


Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part I

Quest: Christianity and the Movies, Extras, Part I

“Christianity and the Movies” Pr. Giese’s Online Class through Concordia Lutheran Seminary  To participate live in the next three parts of this Online Quest Course tune in Tuesday Sept 17th, 24th and October 1st at 7pm: click here.   Spiritual gifts in St Paul's Writings: While speaking...


Hollywood and the Bible - Radio interview with Pastor Ted Giese

Hollywood and the Bible - Radio interview with Pastor Ted Giese

Click the banner below to listen to this interview on demand. The Christian Science Monitor published an article called "Hollywood's next big thing: religion," what do you think about when you hear that Hollywood is specifically interested in making movies for you as a Christian? Can...


Blue Jasmine (2013) Directed by Woody Allen - Movie Review

Blue Jasmine (2013) Directed by Woody Allen - Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to the audio review on demand.   Blue Jasmine (2013) Directed and written by: Woody Allen Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis C.K. Runtime: 98 min. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, language, and...


Psalm 24 Sermon From September 2013 Prayer Service LORD of hosts

Psalm 24 Sermon From September 2013 Prayer Service �LORD of hosts�

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Wednesday September 4th 2013: Season of Pentecost, Psalm 24.             The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof,                    the world and those who dwell therein,           for He has founded it upon...


James Preus: Installation of a Vicar. August 18th 2013

James Preus: Installation of a Vicar. August 18th 2013

Last Sunday James Preus was installed as vicar at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. A vicar is a student intern. James is studying at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines Ontario, which along with Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton Alberta is one of Lutheran Church-Canada's...


Elysium (2013) Directed by Neil Blomkamp  Movie Review

Elysium (2013) Directed by Neil Blomkamp � Movie Review

Click the banner below to listen to the audio review on demand. Elysium (2013) Directed and Written by: Neil Blomkamp Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley Runtime: 109 min. Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout. Under the special effects, makeup, and...