5625 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA

Olive Branch Online Newsletter

Olive Branch Online

Our vision: Living Christ's Love Through ACTION

Welcome to Mount Olive!

Whether you are a member of our church, our school community, or are a visitor, we are honored to welcome you and pray that your time on our website will encourage and strengthen your relationship with Jesus. If we can serve you in any way, please let us know through our Contact page.

An important message from Pastor Mark Kleckner on the resumption of in-person worship service and safety measures at Mount Olive (6/25/20)

News and events

Upcoming congregational activities (these are also in our online Calendar):

Backpack Blessings Program

  • We are partnering with Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church and several other area churches to once again collect school supplies for the coming school year!  The school supplies will be distributed to needy families at Mount Olive Lutheran School as well as Monroe School, one of the most ethnically-diverse schools in Iowa.  See the school supply list and all the info in this News Article. Donations are requested by August 16th.

Prayer Walk

  • There will be a Prayer Walk at Monroe Elementary School on Wed., August 19th at 6:30 p.m.  See all the details in the Calendar entry. Be sure to wear a mask for safety.
  • The Prayer Walk at Mount Olive Lutheran School - Date and time to be determined

Mount Olive Service Opportunities

Are you currently involved in one of the ACTION teams?  If so, thank you, and if not, your gifts are needed to serve the Lord. 

Any of the teams would welcome you!  If you are interested in being of service please contact our congregation's President, Paul Brown, who would be more than happy to discuss.  He can be reached at 515-249-8405

For information about what each of the ACTION teams do, see the informational link here.

Prayer Requests: see the latest list of requested prayers


Mount Olive has resumed in-person worship services, on an alternating schedule, with Communion. 

The service is streamed live from our Facebook page. The recording is then available on-demand on our Facebook page and our YouTube Channel.  We have a new YouTube Channel coming soon - the new link will be on our website.

Worship safety essentials are in this News Article

Get more details in this News Article

For information on the various ways to connect to our weekly online worship service, please see this news article

Contact us:

Please contact Pastor Mark Kleckner for any and all spiritual needs. If you have prayer requests, please send them to Pastor Mark. You may email them to him at mark.kleckner@molcs.org. You may also text them to him on his cell phone at 515-721-4737. If you have need of his pastoral care, call him at ANYTIME on his cell phone number (Yes, even at 3:00am!).

email: mark.kleckner@molcs.org

cell phone: 515-721-4737

To join the Mount Olive prayer chain, please contact Lori (515-979-3474 or dischk@yahoo.com)


what sets us apart

Mount Olive Lutheran Church is a vibrant group of people who love Jesus, one another, and the community we serve. As a local church we are a community of everyday people, seeking to embrace our cities and nations with the love, hope and goodness of our compassionate and faithful God.

Regardless of who you are or where life has taken you thus far, you are more than welcome here.