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12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen - Movie Review

12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.   12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by: Steve McQueen. Writer: John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup, David Wilson (Book) Stars:  Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael...


Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne - Movie Review

Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org. Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture. Nebraska (2013) Directed by: Alexander Payne. Writer: Bob Nelson. Stars:...


Planning to Watch The 71st Golden Globe Awards? IssuesEtc. Segment About the Upcoming Awards Show.

Planning to Watch The 71st Golden Globe Awards? IssuesEtc. Segment About the Upcoming Awards Show.

Planning to see the Golden Globes This Sunday? Here's an interview with Pastor Ted Giese looking back at movies he reviewed in 2013 with Issues Etc. while talking about the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations. Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and...


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...


Weekly Bulletin Dec 29th

Weekly Bulletin Dec 29th

Posted in 2013 / 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...


Sermon Christmas Day, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us The Right To Be Called Children Of God/ John 1:1-18

Sermon Christmas Day, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us The Right To Be Called Children Of God/ John 1:1-18

Posted in 2013 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Sermons / Vicar James Preus / ^John

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the...


An Unwanted Gift? Joseph's Change of Mind / Christmas Eve Sermon Dec 24th 2013 Matthew Chapter 1:18-25

An Unwanted Gift? Joseph's Change of Mind / Christmas Eve Sermon Dec 24th 2013 Matthew Chapter 1:18-25

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Christmas Eve December 24th 2013 / Matthew 1:18-25   Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And...


Funeral Sermon for Bill Wirll / Monday December 22nd 2013

Funeral Sermon for Bill Wirll / Monday December 22nd 2013

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Bill Wirll Funeral Sermon / 2 Timothy 4:6-8 / Monday December 23rd 2013   For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept...


Romans 1 / Sermon from Sunday December 22nd / Advent 4 / Mission Letter

Romans 1 / Sermon from Sunday December 22nd / Advent 4 / Mission Letter

Posted in 2013 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Missions / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Romans

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Advent 4 2013 / Romans 1:1-7   Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning His Son, who was descended...


Weekly Bulletin Dec 22nd

Weekly Bulletin Dec 22nd

Posted in 2013 / 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...


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Directed By: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Directed By: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.   Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson...


Sermon December 15, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us A New Identity/ Matthew 11:2-15

Sermon December 15, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Gives Us A New Identity/ Matthew 11:2-15

Posted in 2013 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Sermons / Vicar James Preus / ^Matthew

And when John heard in prison of the works of Christ, he sent by means of his disciples 3and said to him “Are you the Coming One or should we expect another?  4And Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see.  5The blind regain their sight and the lame...


Weekly Bulletin Dec 15th

Weekly Bulletin Dec 15th

Posted in 2013 / 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...


Book of The Month for December 2013: When Was Jesus Really Born? Early Christianity, the Calendar, and the Life of Jesus

Book of The Month for December 2013: When Was Jesus Really Born? Early Christianity, the Calendar, and the Life of Jesus

Posted in 2013 / Book of the Month

Book of The Month for December 2013: When Was Jesus Really Born? Early Christianity, the Calendar, and the Life of Jesus About the Book When was Jesus born?  When did he die and rise from the grave?  What does the timing of these events have to do with Christian theology and practice for...


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...


Weekly Bulletin Dec 8th

Weekly Bulletin Dec 8th

Posted in 2013 / 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...


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed by: Peter Jackson - Movie Review

Listen to interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org.   Click the banner to hear the radio interview. IssuesEtc where Christianity meets culture.   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Extended Edition (2013) Directed...


Psalm 27 Sermon From December 2013 Advent Prayer Service - Wait for the LORD

Psalm 27 Sermon From December 2013 Advent Prayer Service - Wait for the LORD

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Advent Prayer Service Wednesday December 4th 2013 / Psalm 27             The LORD is my light and my salvation;                    whom shall I fear?           The LORD is the stronghold of my life;                    of whom shall I...


Sermon December 1, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Comes To Save Us/ Matthew 21:1-11

Sermon December 1, 2013/ Vicar James Preus/ Jesus Comes To Save Us/ Matthew 21:1-11

Posted in 2013 / Advent / Sermons / Vicar James Preus / ^Matthew

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything...