Here are a couple of cool ‘birds-eye’ views of construction progress!
BUILDING FACILITIES -Construction work is still proceeding at a full pace for all the trades. There is still a lot of work to do, but every effort is being made to focus and plan the work in the best manner possible. There have been a couple unexpected last minute struggles with material deliveries, fabrication mistakes, and work details, but extra efforts have been made to compensate for these and keep progress moving forward. Dust has been a greater problem lately as more areas have been opened up to allow for transitional construction finishes, and the contractor is taking extra effort to create double barriers. Finish work is nearing completion in the Narthex, existing hallways, and the new offices. Appearances should be greatly improved by the end of November.
BUILDING GIVING -
The new year marks the beginning of a new era at Olivet Lutheran Church. We’ll soon dedicate our new building to the glory of God and to God’s mission of serving our community through our ministries. Thank God! And thank you!
The generosity of our Creator has been reflected through the actions of the people in this place. Our improved facility, which is an excellent tool to be used in building the Kingdom, will be a blessing for generations to come. And for that I am truly grateful…
As you continue to fulfill your pledged commitments to our building program, know that your offerings are a tremendous investment in the future. If you are considering growing your gift or making a first-time investment, know that your support will make a real difference.
Pastor Jeff Sandgren
BUILDING COMMUNITY -
December is a full month. Whether at a church community, school or job there is much to do and take in. As the church we all hope that what we do and all we’re about doesn’t simply add to the stress and over-busy-ness of the season, but will edify, encourage and draw us into the holiness of the season.
We have many such happenings in the Olivet community. On December 7th Olivet’s Women’s Ministry gathers for the annual Advent Luncheon. This is a tremendous chance to celebrate the season, gather for an excellent meal, listen to good music and an inspirational speaker.
December 15th brings us the Sunday School Christmas Program. Who can attend such an event and not feel inspired, entertained and simply joyful? Come and listen to our kids tell the old, old story with mirth and enthusiasm.
Another of Olivet’s tradition is the Peder Eide Christmas Concert, this year on Wednesday, December 18th. Peder brings his music and message to hundreds of thousands each year, and offers this Christmas experience to tell the heartfelt story of our Lord’s birth. Check it out for an evening of fun, humor, fantastic music and deep reflection of faith.
Finally, our annual Christmas Eve Dinner, shared with Nativity Catholic Church, is an amazing event to feed hundreds in our local community who may not otherwise have any place else to go. Please consider offering some time or goods for this powerful ministry.
Pastor Kris Gorden
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