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Oscars - 88th Academy Awards - winning films reviewed by IssuesEtc

Oscars - 88th Academy Awards - winning films reviewed by IssuesEtc

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honouring the best films of 2015, were largely overshadowed by questions of Hollywood racism. The host of the ceremony was Chris Rock, an African American Comedian. His scathing opening monologue...


Sermon / January 24, 2016 / Luke 4:16-19 / Hidden in Plain Sight / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / January 24, 2016 / Luke 4:16-19 / Hidden in Plain Sight / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Epiphany / Pastor Terry Defoe / ^Luke

Our sermon text is found in Luke’s Gospel, chapter 4. I’m reading verses 16 to 19: 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and, on the Sabbath day, he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to...


The Revenant (2015) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Movie Review

The Revenant (2015) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Movie Review

The Revenant (2015) Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Writers: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Screenplay), Michael Punke (based in part on the novel by) Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Melaw Nakehk'o, Duane Howard,...


Weekly Bulletin January 3rd

Weekly Bulletin January 3rd

Posted in 2016 / 2015 / 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 / Dec 27, 2015 / Luke 2:25-26 / A Gift for Simeon & Anna / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / Dec 27, 2015 / Luke 2:25-26 / A Gift for Simeon & Anna / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text on this first Sunday after Christmas is found in Luke's gospel, chapter 2. I’m reading verses 25 and 26: 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had...


Sermon / Christmas Day 2015 / Luke 2:4-7 / Diamond in the Rough / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / Christmas Day 2015 / Luke 2:4-7 / Diamond in the Rough / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text for this Christmas Day is these very familiar words from Luke's Gospel, chapter 2, verses 4 through 7: Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to...


Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Thursday Dec 24th 2015 - / Luke 2:1-14 / Is Christmas Just Another Day? (Christmas Eve)

Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Thursday Dec 24th 2015 - / Luke 2:1-14 / Is Christmas Just Another Day? (Christmas Eve)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Luke 2:1-14 - Is Christmas Just Another Day? Thursday December 24th (Christmas Eve) In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor...


Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Bulletin December 2015

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Bulletin December 2015

Posted in 2015 / Christmas / Weekly Bulletin

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all...


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) By J.J. Abrams - Initial Response Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) By J.J. Abrams - Initial Response Spoiler Free Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt Stars: Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Peter Mayhew, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Run Time: 135 min Rated: PG (Canada) PG-13 (MPAA) for...


Sermon / December 20th, 2015 / Luke 1 / Mary's Advent Song of Praise / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / December 20th, 2015 / Luke 1 / Mary's Advent Song of Praise / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text is found in Luke's gospel, chapter 1. I'm reading verses 46 to 49: 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,...


Weekly Bulletin December 20th

Weekly Bulletin December 20th

Posted in 2015 / 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...


Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday Dec 13th 2015 - / Luke 7:18-28 / Joy in the Dark (Advent 3)

Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday Dec 13th 2015 - / Luke 7:18-28 / Joy in the Dark (Advent 3)

Posted in 2015 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / ^Luke

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Sunday December 13th 2015, Series (c) "Joy in the Dark" Luke 7:18-28 (Advent 3 Gaudete) The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the one who...


Star Wars - Original Trilogy (1977-1983) Honour Your Father? Thoughts on the 4th Commandment and Star Wars

Star Wars - Original Trilogy (1977-1983) Honour Your Father? Thoughts on the 4th Commandment and Star Wars

Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture. (Click here for a spoiler free review of Episode VII Star Wars The Force Awakens) The Fourth and the Force At this...


Weekly Bulletin December 13th

Weekly Bulletin December 13th

Posted in 2015 / 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...


Funeral Sermon For Dennis William Mitchell / Friday December 10th 2015

Funeral Sermon For Dennis William Mitchell / Friday December 10th 2015

Funeral Sermon for Dennis William Mitchell At the Regina Funeral Home December 10th - 2015 / Rev. Ted A. Giese from Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Revelation 21:1-6 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And...


Sermon / Pastor Terry Defoe / December 6th, 2015 / Luke 3:1-3 / Straight Paths

Sermon / Pastor Terry Defoe / December 6th, 2015 / Luke 3:1-3 / Straight Paths

Posted in 2015 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text on this Second Sunday in the season of Advent is found in Luke’s Gospel, chapter three, verses 1 to 3: 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar … 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, son of Zechariah, in the desert. 3...


Weekly Bulletin December 6th

Weekly Bulletin December 6th

Posted in 2015 / 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...


The heart is a rusty old can on a junk heap - Psalm 51 Sermon December Prayer Service

The heart is a rusty old can on a junk heap - Psalm 51 Sermon December Prayer Service

Prayer Service December 2nd - 2015. Rev. Ted A. Giese, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina SK. Psalm 51 - The Heart is a Rusty Old Can on a Junk Heap Have mercy on me, O God,     according to Your steadfast love; according to Your abundant mercy     blot out my transgressions. Wash me...


Spotlight (2015) Directed By Tom McCarthy - Movie Review

Spotlight (2015) Directed By Tom McCarthy - Movie Review

Spotlight Directed by: Tom McCarthyWriters: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy (screenplay)Stars: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brain d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, Len Cariou, Jamey Sheridan, Neal Huff, Richard Jenkins, Run Time: 128 min Rated: 14A (Canada)...


Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday Nov. 29th 2015 - / Jeremiah 33:14-16 / Jesus The Righteous Branch (Advent 1)

Sermon / Pr. Ted Giese / Sunday Nov. 29th 2015 - / Jeremiah 33:14-16 / Jesus The Righteous Branch (Advent 1)

Posted in 2015 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Ted Giese / Sermons / ^Jeremiah

Mount Olive Lutheran Church / Rev. Ted A. Giese / Sunday November 29th 2015, Series (c) " Jesus The Righteous Branch"  Jeremiah 33:14-16 (Advent 1) “Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those...