The 9th Annual Mount Olive Lutheran School Crusader Feast Fundraiser, is coming up Friday, May 7th, 2021.  Please come support this huge, annual fundraiser for the Mount Olive School children and faculty.  The fundraiser is Friday, May 7th at 5:30 pm and dinner starting at 6:00 pm.  Enjoy a Chuck Wagon dinner, with silent and live auction items, and raffles for only $15.00 a person!  A drawing for the Traeger Smoker with accessories could be yours!  Ask Donna for dinner and/or Traeger raffle tickets.  Auction items can be viewed in the fellowship hall  between May 2nd and May 7th.   For more information, contact Donna at 406-656-6687 (the church office number).

We are wrapping up our lap robe project for this year. We would like to have all the completed robes in by May 2nd. If you cannot finish your robe by May 2nd, hold on to it and we will resume again this fall. The finished robes are hanging in the fellowship hall on the stage area. The robes are beautiful and I want to thank everyone who made the robes. The Nursing Homes really appreciate them and I hope that you enjoyed making them as much as I did. Thank you again. Carolyn C.

The Board of Missions for Mount Olive Lutheran Church (MOLC) cordially invites you to a day of celebrating our Lord’s work of bringing the Gospel of Jesus to the people of Dominican Republic. The Reverend Dr. David Preus and his family will be among us once again at Mount Olive. Dr. Preus will preach during the Divine Service at 9:00 am Sunday, May 2, 2021, and teach the Adult Bible Class afterward. Later the same day, at 5:00 pm, you are invited to reconvene at MOLC’s social room for a potluck meal. After the meal, Dr. Preus will present an update on the work in the Dominican Republic. Everyone is welcome, so mark you calendar today!

Red Lodge Family Camp 2021: for details see information on the table in front of the secretary’s office. Registration is due June 1st.

Both Lutheran World Relief and Orphan Grain Train have expressed a huge need for personal care/hygiene kits. The latest newsletter from LWR states that their warehouse shelves were nearly bare this last fall. Not surprising, since many churches were closed and many in-gatherings were canceled. Our next in-gathering for LWR is Saturday May 18th. If you or your family would like to take part in providing personal care kits for LWR, pick up a copy of what goes in a kit and how to assemble it, from the table by the secretary’s office. Assembled kits may be place in the box below the table.

Thrivent Choice Dollars: If you are a Thrivent member, you may have accumulated Thrivent Choice Dollars in 2020. Those dollars must be designated to your choice of organizations before march 31, 2021. During 2020, Mount Olive received $611 from Thrivent Choice Dollars, Mount Olive School received $378, and Mount Olive Early Childhood Ministry received $1,498 for a total of $2,487. Thankyou to everyone who designated their Thrivent Choice Dollars. To Designate your Choice Dollars go to Thirvent.com or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836. They will tell you if and how much Choice Dollars you have available and how to direct it.

If you would like to renew your subscription or begin receiving The Lutheran Witness, please fill out the form by the front office. Place these forms and $15.96 (check payable to Mount Olive) in the box in front of the church office by Sunday, April 25th. Renewal month is July 2021.

For students in Grades 6 through 12: Any Lutheran student in a Lutheran school or church is eligible. Lutheran students may also enter through a home school or congregation e.g. confirmation class, youth group when validated by a pastor or teacher. Contest Guidelines: Students will write a life-affirming essay based on the theme: “God Chose You” using the Bible verse: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit”. (John 15:16) Copies of the Essay Rules and Rubric are on the tables in front of the secretary’s office. Essays should be submitted by April 1, 2021.

The CD’s will be available to pick up at the church. CD’s can be dropped off at your home as well. If you would like to receive communion at your home, please contact the church office to arrange a pastoral care visit.

Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and/or money for the LWML Gifts of Love offering. The following items were delivered to the Montana Rescue Mission this week: 84 pair of socks for men, women, and children, 83 items of underwear for men or women, 54 pair of gloves for men, women, and children, a large number of various toiletries, and cash. The staff at MRM were extremely happy to receive these items. Some of the items were purchased with funds from Thrivent Action Team cards.