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May 14-18:
Meals on Wheels

May 17:
Healing Prayer Service

May 19:
Spring Clean-Up

May 20:
75th Anniversary & Praise Sunday

May 22-24:
Last Days of Preschool

May 23:
Youth Family Picnic at Mississippi River Community Park

May 26:
Memorial Weekend: No Saturday Worship

May 27:
Sunday Summer Worship Times Begins: 8:00 & 9:30 AM

May 28:
Memorial Day
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June 25-28:
VBS - registration opens May 1
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Key Verse:

“A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher." Luke 6:40 NIV

75 years and Counting
By Pastor Jon Haakana

Generations have passed through its door, worshipped and fellowshipped surrounded by its walls, and wept for joy and sorrow in its pews. On Sunday, May 20, the congregation of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Anoka will celebrate the church’s 75th anniversary with music, singing and remembrances with services at 8:00 & 10:30 AM. A coffee and cake fellowship will be held between services. Our preacher on this occasion will be the Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy, President of the Minnesota South District of the LC-MS. We will gather under the theme: 75 Years and Counting…”We will tell the next generation…” Psalm 78:4

This congregation began in 1936 under the leadership of Rev. A. H. Ziegler, Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Osseo, Minnesota. On March 28, 1942 the church organized and was incorporated on April 26, 1942. There were 12 charter members. George Karkhoff was the first president of the congregation. The congregation was officially received into the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and became known as Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church with 40 communicant, 90 baptized members and 35 children in Sunday School.
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