SAD NEWS - WE WISH THE PITMANS WELL

On Sunday, April 15th, Rev. Jerry Pitman announced to the congregation that he is leaving Mt. Olivet.  Pastor Jerry is retiring from full-time pastorship, and he and Kathy will be moving back to Texas in the next few months.  Jerry and Kathy's last Sunday with us will be April 29th.  

We are saddened by the announcement of their departure, but we celebrate this next transition in their Christian journey.  Pastor Jerry and Kathy have been with the Mt. Olivet family for 4 years, and they are leaving our church in better hands than when they arrived.  Pastor Jerry led us in the completion of our transition from PC(USA) to the EPC, and he has represented us well in the EMA.  Kathy has sung in the choir and decorated the sanctuary for special events like Christmas and Easter. 

We thank Pastor Jerry and Kathy for their leadership and friendship.  We will miss both of you.  Good luck and lots of love for the future. 

God bless you!

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS



Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 13th

Following the Worship Service


This meeting will be for the purpose of nominating and approving a Pastoral Search Committee.  All members are encouraged to attend this meeting.  Any member interested in participating on the committee can contact any of the Elders.



Women of Joy Conference:  Rescued

August 10 - 12, 2018

Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis


Register now for your opportunity to attend this event.  The deposit is only $25.  Scheduled performers and speakers include Mandisa, Liz Curtis Higgs, Sheila Walsh, Mark Lowry, and Charles Bilingsley.  More details are available on the bulletin board in the Narthex.


2018 Scheduled Midwest Presbytery Meetings


May 18 - 19

Knox Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, MI


September 14 - 15

Warsaw Evangelical Presbyerian Church,

Warsaw, IN


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDY





The study of the series, Living By the Book, by Howard Hendricks begins this Sunday, April 22nd.


Join us for Sunday School at 9 AM!


PRAYER REQUESTS FOR THE PRAYER MEETING

There is a table set up in the Narthex with pen, paper, and a Prayer Box.  Write down your prayer requests and drop them in the Prayer Box.  Every Wednesday evening at 8 PM we gather in a prayer meeting in the church library.  The Prayer Box will be opened, then heads will bow, and prayers lifted for your needs and concerns.  

ALL are welcome to attend our special time of prayer every Wednesday evening.
2018 PER CAPITA

The 2018 per capita for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), per church member, is $36 ($23 goes to the General Assembly and $13 for the Midwest Presbytery).  These funds go to support our presbytery and denomination.  Though it is not mandatory, it is suggested and expected that each member pays his or her per capita.  Please consider paying this amount.  (Mark "per capita" on your check or envelope when submitting your payment.)
TEACHERS AND HELPERS WILL BE NEEDED

Opportunities and needs will come soon for two different Mt. Olivet projects.

The J.A.M. Club will be for those children in first through fourth grades.  This will be a group that meets during Worship Service, like the "Branch Out" Group, which caters to those children in fifth grade and older.

Also, sometime in the summer, we are planning to have a Vacation Bible School.  This important ministry was sorely missed last summer.

Please prayerfully consider assisting in either, or both, of these ministry activities coming sooner than we may realize.