• Welcome

    Mt. Olive Lutheran Church -  A church for the whole community in Santa Monica, California
  • weekend worship

    Mt. Olive Lutheran offers three worship services each weekend!  Come by and join us!  All welcome!
  • The Season of Lent

    Lent is the remarkable season of reflection and new growth, lasting 40 days to Easter Sunday.  Join us for Holy Week Services that include Palm Sunday on March 29th, Maundy Thursday on April 2nd, Good Friday on April 3rd, Holy Saturday on April 4th and Easter Sunday on April 5th. Read More
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Special Events

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Celebrating Our Faith

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

  • HOLY WEEK at Mt. Olive -
    .Palm Sunday - March 29
    .Maundy Thursday - April 2
    .Good Friday - April 3
    .Easter Sunday - April 5
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  • THIS WEEKEND
  • BIBLE STUDY

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

Readings for this weekend's
worship services
Saturday Feb 28 @ 5pm,
Sunday Mar 1 @ 9am & 11am

Gospel lesson of the week
Mark 1:9-15

Each year on the first Sunday in Lent we hear about Jesus being tested in the wilderness. In this way Jesus joined with us, who are also, one way or another, tested in some wilderness.

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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!

Sermons

pastorEric aug2014
Feb 22, 2015

Wilderness Faith

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Sermon for 1st Lent - The Rev. Eric Christopher Shafer. - If you attend worship in almost any Protestant or Roman Catholic Church this weekend, you are likely to hear the Gospel lesson which I have… READ MORE