Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mt. Olive Lutheran School, Des Moines - 50 year celebration

This Spring I've been on a tour of Lutheranism.  This weekend I visited our Des Moines IA church for a 50th anniversary of the school which our sons had attended in the 80s.

It was a great experience to see old friends again and to know that Mt. Olive proclaims the Word to the community.

The guest preacher was Kurt Taylor a 1980 school graduate.  Pastor Taylor is at St. John's Lutheran in New Boston MI.  He had a terrific sermon.  His theme was that the mission of the church is to bring them in and build them up.

Afterwards a banquet was held at a nearby Ramada Inn.  On the way to my car in the parking lot I found a group of earnest Mt. Olive scholars.  At Mt. Olive School learning is not restricted  to the classroom.   These science students were making detailed observations on the contents of a robin's nest which had fallen to the ground from an overhanging tree branch.

I thank God for Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and School in Des Moines IA.

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