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    Mt Olive This Week, December 20

    Mary is in a hurry. So much has happened to her. She senses that there is one person she can trust completely with her story. As Mary rushes to the home of Elizabeth, we discover that the Holy Spirit was already there, waiting on her to arrive.

    Some things can’t be rushed. Mary could not rush through her pregnancy. She couldn’t rush the time it would take for people to recognize that the baby in her womb was extraordinary in every way.

    The Advent season keeps reminding us that some things can’t be rushed. Whenever the Holy Spirit calls us to gather and hear God’s Word and share in the promises of Holy Baptism and the wonders of Holy Communion, God promises to empower us with both patience and boldness. See you in church.

    Patiently and Boldly,

    Pas+or Dave

    Sunday, December 20

    8:30am Worship

    9:30am Sunday school meet in Education Building parking lot for Food Lion shopping for underprivileged families. All are welcome and invited to participate (Children, Youth and Adults).

    9:45am Sunday school for adults

    10:45am Worship

    Sunday’s Bible Readings:

    Micah 5:2-5a “and he shall be the one of peace.”

    Luke 1:46b-55 “my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

    Hebrews 10:5-10 “by God’s will we have been sanctified”

    Luke 1:39-45 “blessed is she who believed”

    Worship with Mt. Olive Christmas Eve, December 24

    7:30pm and 10:30pm

    Holy Communion. Candle Lighting at both worship times.

    Sunday, December 27

    10:00am Worship with 9 Lessons and Carols , Holy Baptism and Holy Communion