Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School – Register Now!

Monday, June 19 through Wednesday,  June 21st, 6-8:30 PM

Register Now!  Register Students and Volunteers online (link below) or fill out the form available at church and school in the entry areas!


At Mighty Fortress, kids learn that God is their refuge and strength. Friends may fail them. They may not ace their test or make the team, but God promises to be their rock and their salvation—their fortress and sure defense. So raise your banner! In Jesus, the victory is won!

Learn more and watch the video:


Posted By: Church Office    Date Posted: 2017-06-11 17:44:56

VBS Needs

Volunteers and supplies are needed – see the VBS table in the gathering area.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Posted By: Church Office    Date Posted: 2017-06-11 17:44:01

Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School schedule

Activity Schedule,  June 19-June 21st

* Parents & guardians you are welcome & encouraged to attend Opening & Closing activities!  During Rotation time, Pastor Brammeier will lead Bible Study on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday there will be a health-related topic presented by the Parish nurses. Meet in the library on the lower level.

Mighty Fortress VBS:




Light dinner (optional)

5 - 5:45

Great Hall

Mighty Fortress Music Warm-up

5:45 - 6


Mighty Fortress Opening with music

6 – 6:30


Team Rotations, 20 minutes each:

6:30 – 7:50


  • Stronghold Storytelling

School Lower Level

  • Victory Village Bible Challenge

School Lower Level

  • Festival Crafts

School Lower Level

  • Great Hall Snacks & Tournament Games

Great Hall

Mighty Fortress Closing with music

7:50 – 8:30


Posted By: Church Office    Date Posted: 2017-06-11 17:42:12

VBS Volunteers info

Dear friends,                                                                                                                                                      6/11/17

Please pray for the success of our VBS, that many children and adults will hear the Good News!

Overview of VBS schedule, Monday 6/19-Wednesday 6/21:

Parents are invited to attend VBS opening & closing, and there will be classes for them during rotation time

Training for your role:

Mighty Fortress Decorations for VBS:  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ankeny has graciously offered to share their wealth of decorations to transform Mount Olive into a 16th century castle and really set the stage for an awesome experience! 

Key dates and events which we ask you to participate in (and bring friends!) as your schedule allows:





Wed., 6/14

6 – 8 PM

Mandatory leader training & orientation, at Mount Olive

For all adults leading or helping in Opening/closing (including Tech), music, crafts, storytelling, Bible Challenge, games & snacks

Fri. 6/16

1 – 3 PM

Decoration Pick-up at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1110 SE Sharon Dr., Ankeny

At least 8 good-sized vehicles are needed plus many people who can help load and unload the vehicles.  Meet at Mt. Olive at 12:45 to carpool, or at St. Paul at 1 PM. Bring work gloves

Fri. 6/16

4 – 8 PM

Decorate Mount Olive

Light dinner will be provided; bring ladders, blue tape, gloves

Sat. 6/17

10AM – 4 PM

Decorate Mount Olive

Light lunch will be provided; bring ladders, blue tape, gloves

Sun. 6/18

1 – 3 PM

Team time

Time for teams to meet with youth helpers, practice activities


Thank you for your partnership in the gospel.  Your prayers for this VBS and the students the Lord sends us are much appreciated. We are truly blessed!!  Your VBS team: Christine, Linda & Sandi

Posted By: Church Office    Date Posted: 2017-06-11 17:37:08

News To Know

New worship times for summer will be Saturdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 9:00am starting the weekend of June 3 and 4th. Please join us!

 Sound and Media Help Needed

We are looking for people to assist in Sound and Media production for the various services at Mount Olive. Training is available, and once the fundamentals are learned assisting with Sound and Media production during services is a great way to serve the Lord. For more information, please contact the Director of Worship & Music Aaron Powell in person, by phone/text 515-729-4900 or aaron.powell@molcs.org

Action Board seats open – consider serving the Lord in this way

To all members,

As the Action Board and Elders prepare for our annual May congregational budget meeting (date not yet set), we extend a call to each of you for available Action Board seats. Several current Action Board members have confirmed their intention to remain for an additional term.

We are blessed to have you. Thank you.

Secretary, President, vice-President and Property chair are some of the seats available.

Prayerfully consider giving your time and talents to our Lord.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. Philippians 4:23

Mike Hoffman

Congregational President

Posted By: Church Office    Date Posted: 2017-06-11 17:35:43