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Sermon March 23, 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe / John 4:3-7 / The Woman at the Well/

Sermon March 23, 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe / John 4:3-7 / The Woman at the Well/

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Lent / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^John

3 (Jesus) left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar… 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. 7 When a Samaritan woman came to...


Lenten Midweek Sermon / Pastor Terry / My Song is Love Unknown

Lenten Midweek Sermon / Pastor Terry / My Song is Love Unknown

  Lent, the season of penance and prayer is upon us. My message tonight is based on a famous Lenten hymn titled My Song Is Love Unknown. It has been called one of the most sublime of all Lenten hymns. It’s based on Galatians chapter 6, verse 14 —  where the Apostle Paul says:   “But God...


Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermon / Free & Joyous Response / February 23rd, 2014

Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermon / Free & Joyous Response / February 23rd, 2014

1 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters – and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk – without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?  New International Version © Copyright 1973, 1978,...


Installation Sermon For Pastor Tim Richholt at Wetaskiwin, Alberta / February 9th, 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Installation Sermon For Pastor Tim Richholt at Wetaskiwin, Alberta / February 9th, 2014 / Pastor Terry Defoe

  Our sermon text this afternoon is found in Second Corinthians, chapter 2. I’m reading verses 1 through 5. The Apostle Paul says:   1…When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while...


Sermon / Feb 2, 2014 / 2 Corinthians 8:1-2 / Free & Joyous Response Part One / Macedonian Grace / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / Feb 2, 2014 / 2 Corinthians 8:1-2 / Free & Joyous Response Part One / Macedonian Grace / Pastor Terry Defoe

  1And now, fellow believers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.   This morning, we begin a four-week journey of learning and...


Ruby Wolfe Funeral Sermon / January 29, 2014 / Psalm 46

Ruby Wolfe Funeral Sermon / January 29, 2014 / Psalm 46

My message this afternoon is based on these words from Psalm 46 – one of Ruby’s favorite Psalms. The Psalmist says: 1 God is our refuge and strength – an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way, and the mountains fall into the heart of...


Sermon / Pastor Terry / January 12th, 2014 / Isaiah 42 / God's Gift: Our Servant

Sermon / Pastor Terry / January 12th, 2014 / Isaiah 42 / God's Gift: Our Servant

Posted in 2014 / Audio Sermons / Epiphany / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Isaiah

 1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold,    my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him,     and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out,     or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break,     and a smoldering wick...


Sermon - Dec 29, 2013 - Tell Everyone What He has Done - Isaiah 63:7

Sermon - Dec 29, 2013 - Tell Everyone What He has Done - Isaiah 63:7

Posted in 2013 / Christmas / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Isaiah

  Our sermon text for this first Sunday after Christmas is found in the book of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, chapter 63. I’m reading verse 7: I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord,     the deeds for which he is to be praised,     according to all the Lord has done for us— yes, the...


My Church: Visit Mount Olive - I do sincerely believe you will feel blessed as a result - Valiera Lawson

My Church: Visit Mount Olive - I do sincerely believe you will feel blessed as a result - Valiera Lawson

Dear Friends, My husband and I began attending Mount Olive Lutheran Church over two years ago.  We feel very blessed that the Holy Spirit has led us here.  Each time we attend services, we feel fed and nourished by the Word of God.  Our ministers, Pastor Terry Defoe, Pastor Ted Giese, and...


Sermon December 8, 2013 Endurance & Encouragement Romans 15:4

Sermon December 8, 2013 Endurance & Encouragement Romans 15:4

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Romans

  4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011)   We have come to the second...


Sermon - November 24th, 2013 - How Goes the Battle? - Malachi 3:14-15

Sermon - November 24th, 2013 - How Goes the Battle? - Malachi 3:14-15

14 “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What do we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? 15 But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.’”...


Sermon - October 27th, 2013 - Luke 18:9-13 - Pharisee & Tax Collector

Sermon - October 27th, 2013 - Luke 18:9-13 - Pharisee & Tax Collector

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

  9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:    10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed:   ‘God, I thank you that I am...


Sermon - October 20, 2013 - Prayer? Hang in There!

Sermon - October 20, 2013 - Prayer? Hang in There!

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Prayer / Sermons / ^Luke

now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart...     (New American Standard Bible)   I begin my message this morning with an illustration related to prayer. It’s told by a Lutheran pastor in the U.S. He says:   Several years ago,...


Sermon - Sept 8, 2013 - Philemon 1-21 - Refreshment for the Soul

Sermon - Sept 8, 2013 - Philemon 1-21 - Refreshment for the Soul

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Philemon

4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. 7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.   Holy Bible,...


Sermon - September 1st 2013 - A Practical Postscript

Sermon - September 1st 2013 - A Practical Postscript

Keep on loving each other as fellow believers. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.      I’ve always felt that Biblical Christianity is a supremely practical faith. I’ve always felt that Biblical Christianity is intended to AFFECT every part of our lives. And it's...


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...


Sermon August 12th, 2013 -- Genesis 15:6 -- The Biblical Hall of Fame

Sermon August 12th, 2013 -- Genesis 15:6 -- The Biblical Hall of Fame

Abraham believed the Lord, and the Lord credited it to him as righteousness.   Have you ever heard the term 'larger than life?' Sports personalities, stars in the entertainment business, famous people of all kinds fall victim to the 'larger than life' syndrome. Famous people have a "media...


Sermon August 4th, 2013 True Riches Luke 12:13-21

Sermon August 4th, 2013 True Riches Luke 12:13-21

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Pentecost / Sermons / ^Luke

  16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store...


Sermon / July 28, 2013 / Colossians 2 / Jesus is Lord

Sermon / July 28, 2013 / Colossians 2 / Jesus is Lord

  6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy,...


Sermon July 7th, 2013 - Galatians 6 - Living by the Spirit

Sermon July 7th, 2013 - Galatians 6 - Living by the Spirit

[Fellow believers], if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and, in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.    May I never boast except in the cross...