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Evangelical Lutheran Women

ELW stands for Evangelical Lutheran Women.  All women of Mount Olive Lutheran Church are a part of ELW and we invite all ladies to attend our monthly Bible Studies as well as our other activities.

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Bible Study

From the ELCA Gather Magazine

We invite all ladies to join us for our monthly Bible Study which is held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

The Winter/Spring 2024 theme is:  "Scripture and Nature:  Teachers of Faith" a three-session Bible study by the Rev. Sara Olson-Smith.

Session One:  Weather

Thursday, February 22 at 1:00pm

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A monthly Women’s Bible Study is an important component of our group that is provided for the enrichment of our faith.


Our main mission activity is to support Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR).

Other activities of our ELW include:

  • Giving monetary donations to support various church-sponsored missions and
    civic charities.

  • Organizing a Prayer Partner Program with other members of the congregation.

  • Hosting an annual Women's Christmas Tea & Program for friends,
    family & others.

  • Participating with other community churches yearly during the season of Lent
    to serve at Lenten Lunches. These Lunches are open to anyone who wishes to

  • Participating with other community churches in an annual World Day of Prayer
    Service. This Service is open to anyone who wishes to come.

The Quilting Group at Mount Olive


For years, some ladies of the congregation have been meeting weekly to make lovely patchwork quilts which until recently, were shipped overseas through CLWR (Canadian Lutheran World Relief).   Each year we would make over 100 quilts for the annual collection.  However CLWR has changed their focus and decided it was impractical for a number of reasons to continue with these international shipments and encouraged congregations to donate locally.  Mount Olive was quick to respond and quilts were distributed to a variety of worthy organizations including  local woman’s shelters, retirement homes, Covenant House and the Salvation Army. 

Our weekly sessions are a wonderful time of fellowship and creativity. There are a number of steps involved in assembling a quilt, so even if you can’t sew, you are welcome to join us.  We have lots of fabric to keep us busy making quilts of all sizes, including baby quilts and intend to expand our local outreach to find places where people need a cozy covering for their bed, wheelchair or lap. 

For more information, contact the church office.

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