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.