Get Involved In Our Vibrant Church Ministries

Discover the heart of our church through our diverse ministries, each dedicated to serving our community in unique ways. From our impactful Community Ministry, which reaches out to those in need, to our dynamic Action Ministry, focused on creating positive change, and our inspiring Music Ministry, uplifting spirits through song and worship, there’s a place for everyone to get involved and make a difference. Join us as we come together to spread love, hope, and compassion.

Community Ministry

Micah’s Cupboard
Inspired by the phrase “My Innocent Children Are Hungry” and Micah 6:8, this ministry assists in responding to the needs of local school children and their families during school breaks and vacations. We also help with other immediate needs identified by the church or school guidance counselors. Church members and friends can assist by providing non-perishable foods to Micah’s Cupboard. The group currently operates our of downstairs classrooms in the Education Building.

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Mt. Olive Ministry Foundation, Inc.
The purpose of the Ministry Foundation is to provide scholarships for students of Lutheran education institutions; provide gifts to any Lutheran agency; provide gifts to Mt. Olive for non-budgeted items; and provide gifts to Christian educational institutions. The foundation has two sources of funds.

  1. Income from an investment portfolio.
  2. Income from members of Mt. Olive.

As the “season” for donations nears, please consider the foundation in your giving plan. Every dollar is well spent. Perhaps you might wish to make a one-time donation. Or you might want to consider naming the Ministry Foundation as a beneficiary to your retirement plan, IRA or life insurance policy. Or perhaps there are other options you might explore with your attorney or financial advisor.

Mt. Olive Prayer Chain
Prayer chain volunteers are available to pray for healing and peace. These volunteers are provided with names of individuals needing prayer and prayer requests are always confidential. If someone is interested in becoming part of the Prayer Chain, please contact Karen Birkedal (828)495-9372 or the church office.

— Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7)

Volunteers are always welcomed to assist in planning, preparing and providing meals for fellowship dinners and other special events. If you have a love for cooking, planning events, decorating, set-up and clean-up or serving others, please share your gifts by joining us.

Action Ministry

Prayer Shawls
We invite crochet and knitting enthusiasts to join in the prayer shawl project. We work individually but occasionally have joint knitting sessions. You can work at home or join together in small groups to knit together. These shawls are given to folks in crisis and to new members. The shawls are collected and blessed by our pastor before being gifted. Materials and instructions are located in the air lock between the education building and the sanctuary.

Flower Ministry
Brighten the day of some of our shut-ins and others by helping us to create small arrangements from donated altar flowers that have been designated to this ministry. If you have signed up for flowers, consider donating them to this ministry or assisting in preparing the arrangements on Sunday afternoons.

Music Ministry

While Mt. Olive has ensembles that rehearse weekly, we often pull together special ensembles for worship using the talents of our members. You are invited to share your talent in worship. We welcome sacred music of all types from ancient chant to modern acoustic worship music.

Groups & rehearsals:

Wednesdays from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Faith Out Loud (acoustic ensemble for teens & adults; provides musical leadership weekly at 8:30 a.m. worship). Meets upstairs in sanctuary each Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. and on Sunday at 8 a.m.

Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.: Chancel Choir (traditional anthem-style choir for teens & adults; provides musical leadership weekly at 10:45 a.m. worship). Meets downstairs in Olive Chapel each Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 10:15 p.m.