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    This Week at Mt. Olive October 11

    Sunday, October 11 – Mt. Olive Homecoming Sunday

    130 Years. In Christ. In Community.

    10:00am Worship with special music and the Sacrament of Holy Communion
    Homecoming Preacher – the Rev. Dr. Eric Childers, Mt. Olive intern 2002-4.
    Pastor Childers serves St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cherryville.
    He is married to Kristi and they have two children, Jack and Kate.

    Worship Artist – Stephanie Burke of Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte.
    Stephanie serves as Artist-In-Residence and Liturgical Drama Director at Christ Lutheran
    in Charlotte. She has served with the NC Synod and the Women of the ELCA and worked to
    create masterpieces in art for worship with multiple musicians and churches.

    Covered Dish / Potluck Luncheon following worship.

    Each one of you and our guests who are family members, former Mt. Olive members, and other friends from the community.

    Make a special one-time $130 contribution (in addition to your usual good and faithful offerings) in celebration of Mt. Olive’s ministries for 130 years, as a special challenge from Dot Swing who had the idea and gave the first $130 contribution last week. Dot is the widow of Pastor Swing who served Mt. Olive in the 1950’s. She lives in Salisbury and plans to attend Homecoming Sunday.

    In the Afternoon:
    4-5:30pm Reformation Hymn Festival Rehearsal
    6:00pm Council Meeting

    Join us for Worship on Sunday singing “How Great Thou Art” (written in 1885).

    Join us for Holy Communion receiving God’s love through Christ’s body & blood.

    Join us for Fellowship around food, friends, families, and Dr. Pepper (est. 1885).

    “Let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

    (Epistle reading for Sunday, Oct. 11)