Blessed to Be a Blessing!

237 new members were welcomed in April!

At our New Member Dinner last month, Peter Magnuson, president of the Board of Life & Growth, spoke of the “broad shoulders” of Mount Olivet. “Mount Olivet is a great church with broad shoulders,” Magnuson said, “we are blessed to be able to do things here that others can’t. But we can only do it because of people like you. And by joining our congregation, our shoulders just grew a little more.”

This month we kick off the beginning of our focus on sharing our gifts with others. Inside the May Messenger, you’ll find information on the many ways Mount Olivet serves our community and the world. We are hosting a ministry fair on May 15 at both campuses, highlighting ways you can share your gifts with others through Mount Olivet Serves … Community and Abroad. Then, on June 5, we will celebrate the many volunteers who serve in these ministries and all the ministries of Mount Olivet. Both opportunities provide you with a chance to find out more about the “broad shoulders” of Mount Olivet.

In a recent CaringBridge post, Pastor Hogenson wrote about servant ministry and the quest for each of us to ask why am I here. “It may be that you are here for grand and glorious things,” wrote Hogenson, “remember that your life is holy – God created you for a purpose. As you go about your day, do the things you do as if they are your offering to God.”

What we do matters to God. Take a look inside and find a way to serve. Help with the Mount Olivet Garage Sale or find out more about one-time and ongoing service opportunities. Become a part of the Prayer Ministry or help the Hunger Task Force with an upcoming food drive. Join our Caregivers program, a ministry of friendship, or find out more about our International Ministry. There are many ways to serve.

You are blessed to be a blessing!

Pastor Dennis Johnson
Interim Senior Pastor