Upcoming Events

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4th Annual Run2Grace 5k Race
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May 22:
Preschool Field Jamboree
All Youth Family Picnic Offsite

May 25:
Memorial Weekend:
No Saturday Worship

May 26:
Begin Summer Worship Hours
8:00 & 9:30 AM Worship ONLY

June 8:
Exhale - a Women's Ministry Event

June 24-27:
VBS _ Register Today!
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Key Verse:

“...a wide door for effective work has opened to me...
1 Corinthians 16:9 (ESV)

VBS 2019

Praise and Worship: A Lifestyle
By Pastor Jon Haakana

During the month of May there is much to celebrate: Confirmation Day (May 4), Mother’s Day (May 12), and the day we remember the sacrifice of many for freedom (Memorial Day, May 27.) We lift up our hands, our hearts, and our voices in praise and with thanksgiving for all the blessings God graciously gives us.

Here at Mount Olive we also set aside a Sunday to offer our God our praise with instrument and voice. This year our Praise Sunday will be on Sunday, May 19. All our choirs and music groups will lead us in worship that day. But, what is praise? How do we praise God, and when? When is our praise pleasing to God?

Praise means “to commend, to applaud or magnify.” For the Christian, praise to God is an expression of worship, lifting up and glorifying the Lord. It is an expression of humbling ourselves and centering our attention upon the Lord with heart-felt expressions of love, adoration and thanksgiving. High praises bring our spirit into a pinnacle of fellowship and intimacy between ourselves and God — it magnifies our awareness of our spiritual union with the most high God. Praise transports us into the realm of the supernatural and into the powerful presence of God. “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.” (Psalms 89:15)
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