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Worship 9:00 AM
3546 East Thomas Road
Phoenix AZ, 85018
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God has led you to the desert and spoken to your heart!

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Welcome to Mount of Olives Lutheran Church!  Our church is a loving and welcoming community where we strive to make Jesus real in our imperfect world. We believe in God's love and kindness, and we aim to share that message with everyone, including you. With a strong dedication to serving the community, our church eagerly anticipates the chance to worship alongside you and discover together the joy that comes from being in the presence of God.

Season of Lent 2024

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Pastor Tim Perlick

Preparing for the Easter Resurrection

The Significance of Lent

Dear Siblings in Christ. Just as Jesus’ 40 days in the desert prepared him for his ministry here on our earth, Lent gives us 40 days to prepare to pick up and carry our cross in service to Jesus’ mission.

Lent serves as a crucial period of preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Just as seeds need fertile ground and nurturing before blooming, our hearts require preparation before truly receiving the miracle of Christ's victory over death. This provides us an opportunity for introspection, repentance, and spiritual renewal. Through prayer, sacrifice and service, we shed distractions and cleanse our hearts, aligning ourselves with the sacrifice and love embodied by Jesus. Lent invites us to walk alongside Jesus, contemplating his teachings, struggles, and ultimately, his triumph over death. This journey deepens our understanding of his sacrifice and strengthens our faith.

Key Practices:

  • Prayer: Devote more time to prayer, reflection, and meditation. Seek personal encounters with God through various forms of prayer, including silence, contemplation, and petition.

  • Sacrifice: Prayerfully identify something from your everyday hectic life to intentionally avoid allowing you to focus on spiritual matters.

  • Service: Extend generosity and compassion to those in need. Whether it's donating to charity, volunteering your time, or simply performing acts of kindness, let your actions reflect the love and service embodied by Jesus.

Friends, make Lent a “Joyful Journey”. While introspection and self-denial are important aspects of Lent, remember that it ultimately leads to the joyous celebration of Easter. Allow yourself to experience the hope and anticipation of Resurrection as you walk this path.  May this season be one of transformative growth, deeper faith, and closer connection to the divine.

   Save the Date - Palm Sunday
March 24, 2024


                    

 Save the Date - Easter Sunday
March 31, 2024

                    

        Save the Date - Maundy Thursday
March 28, 2024


                    

    Save the Date - Good Friday
March 29, 2024

                    

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February 25, 2024 

Second Sunday of Lent

Service 9:00 AM

in person or live stream

Pastor Tim Perlick

 

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Readings for February 25, 2024 Second Sunday of Lent

Readings for March 3, 2024 Third Sunday of Lent

Readings for February 4, 2024 Fifth Sunday of Ephiphany

Readingss for February 11, 2024 Transfiguration of our Lord

   What is Advent

Special viewing of the 2003 Luther movie...

What is the Trinity  

When the Wisemen visited baby Jesus

Bibically delving deeper into the Lord's supper from the Old Testament

PENTECOST SUNDAY 2023  

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Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time (Time after Epiphany), Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time (Time after Pentecost).

 

What do these seasons of the year mean to us

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ABOUT OUR CHURCH

In September 1952, the first gathering of Mount of Olives Lutheran Church was held in the Pulaski Club hall.  Today, our congregation meets on our own campus located at 35th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix, AZ. 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are in partnership with a number of like-minded organizations and ministries for the purpose of making the body of Christ visible to the world.  

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