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June 2023


Summer is Here but that does not mean “Lazy Days” around Mount Olive and our community!


Shelton will once again celebrate our heritage with the annual “Forest Festival” this first week of June, and we will be participating as we appear for the second time in the “Paul Bunyan” grand parade on the 3rd. Come out and enjoy the festivities and meet your neighbors!


Children’s Sunday School will take a summer hiatus, but the Adult Bible Study Classes continue as we begin the study of John on the 4th, and on Wednesday we will soon finish Jude and begin the Epistles of John. Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday nights are also continuing their study of the Women of the Bible.


On the 14th, we will be hosting a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 11:10 with our Daycare/Preschool students in attendance and all others who wish to see. This event is open to all members, friends and of course Military, veterans, First Responders and government officials. Coffee and Snacks will be provided afterwards.


Deacon Hank will be in the Pulpit again this month: on the 11th and also the 25th. On the 11th, I will be visiting with my sister and her husband, and on the 25th, I will be at a Conference on Transitional Ministry. Tod Bolsinger will be the Key speaker at the conference.


On the 20th we will host again the Parkinson’s Support group and luncheon held by Alpine Way and June first we will again host our Cancer Support Group as we do on the first Thursday of Every month.


! Pray for the youth, and encourage and support them in their efforts.

VBS plans continue as we begin planning meetings will all volunteers and interested persons. In June and July we are hosting meetings on the first and third Sundays, beginning June 18th. These meetings will be after the second service and pizza ill be provided. Look for a separate email on this, especially if you have already signed up.

Donations are still be collected for VBS/Jamboree! We do still also accept donations for Turning Pointe, for CareNET.


July we host our annual First Responders Luncheon from 11-2. Shelton’s “Expo and Bites” is July 21st, and


Lydia Ruth will be trying out a “Rummage Sale” on campus July 28th-31st.


Keep in Prayer the Synodical Convention this year starting July 29th through August 3rd as the church body seeks guidance from the Spirit to discern the future of the Church at large.


What about Mount Olive? We’ve just celebrated our 97th year as a congregation and we look forward to our Centennial, but we too need to look past the centennial and discern our future as God’s Church in Shelton and what it means for us and for our neighbors. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us all, and to shape us into the church God has called us to be, and then to equip and empower us to carry on as He guides us.


God’s Blessings to all.


Pastor Baker



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