• Welcome

    Mt. Olive Lutheran Church -  A church for the whole community in Santa Monica, California
  • Give this Spring

    This Spring, give the gift of real, lasting change.  You and your family can donate $10 to deliver 10 chicks to those in need throught the ELCA's Good Gift offering. 
  • The Duo Ondine

    Sunday, May 18th - 3pm - Mt. Olive Lutheran's 3rd Sunday @ 3pm classical concert series presents Duo Ondine, featuring Alison Bjorkedal on harp and Boglarka Kiss on flute.  Come enjoy this wonderful concert in the Sanctuary with us!  Free to the public, free parking, free will offering.
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Special Events


Celebrating Our Faith

Come share our commitments of worship, service, education, support, and the arts!

  • Installation of our
    Pastor Eric C. Shafer
    Sunday, July 13 - 10:00 am.
    Bishop Guy Erwin will preside over the installation.  This is our only
    Sunday service that day - Save the date!

Readings for Sunday 
April 27th

Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Colossians 3:1-4
Matthew 28:1-10



And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

Matthew 28:2

You & Your Family

At Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, we freely accept one another, just as God freely accepts each of us. We celebrate the diversity of our congregation and are home to different ethnic backgrounds and personal identity.  Mt. Olive offers families and individuals many enriching experiences: youth groups, bible studies, community service, arts, music and inspiring sermons. Come join us!

Weekly Reflections

Rev Eric Shafer
Apr 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday

Rev. Eric C. Shafer's Sermon for Maundy Thursday - I like the film “Walk the Line,” the 2005 movie biography of singer Johnny Cash. Stars Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix both deservedly were… READ MORE