Worship Schedule

Come join us in worship

Saturdays 5:00pm
Sundays 9:00am and 11:00am

Ash Weds

Ash Wednesday

March 1st, 2017

1:00pm & 7:00pm
Spoken liturgy w/Communion & Imposition of Ashes, including "Ashes to Go" in the parking lot all day. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation, that spans 40 days, for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.


March 1st to April 13th, 2017

40 Days
The season of Lent spans 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It commemorates the 40 days and nights Jesus spent alone in the desert without food being tempted by the Devil. Jesus used this time to prepare for His work by fasting and praying. Join us for "Soup and Stations" over six Wednesdays through Lent at 6:00pm in the back of the church. It is a simple meal, devotions and viewing of the "Stations of the Cross", a video Bible study DVD. Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 and 6.


Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

April 9th, 2017

9:00am & 11:00am
Join us as we begin outside the Sanctuary with a palm processional leading us inside and marking the beginning of Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

April 13th, 2017

Join us for Holy Communion, Foot washing, individual confession & forgiveness and stripping of the Altar. Maundy Thursday is the day that we commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, at which Christ instituted the Mass and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Good Friday

Good Friday

April 14th, 2017

12:00 to 3:00pm Tre Ore
A devotional service reflecting on the seven last words of Jesus.
7:00pm Service of
Light & Darkness

The gradual dimming of lights represents Christ's death on the cross, until a single candle is carried out of the Sanctuary.
Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday

April 15th, 2017

7:00pm Easter Vigil
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil is considered the first Easter service and begins outside the Sanctuary with fire and light, lessons, and special music.


Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

April 16th, 2017

7:00am - 9:00am - 11:00am
Join us Easter morning to share the joy of the event of the resurrection of Jesus!
Congregational breakfast at 8:15am.




June 4th, 2017

9:00 and 11:00am
Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Twelve Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ. Described as the Birthday of the Church. Wear Red to worship services this day!
God's Works/Our Hands Sunday

God's Work-Our Hands

September 9 & 10, 2017

All services
This event celebrates who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. On this day, be of service to others! Bring someone a meal, pick up trash at the beach, donate clothing to a shelter!
Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

October 7 & 8, 2017

All services
Bring your pets to church this weekend in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures! We will bless stuffed animals and pictures of pets too! All creatures welcome!
Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

November 23rd, 2017

11:00am Service
12:00pm Luncheon

Give thanks together with your neighbors and community at Mt. Olive's 11:00am Thanksgiving worship service followed by a Thanksgiving Community luncheon.


Advent 1


November 26 to December 24, 2017

The Advent season lasts for four Sundays beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas.
The Advent celebration is both a commemoration of Christ’s first coming
and an anticipation of His second coming.


German Christmas

German Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017

3:00pm German Language Service
Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst, a service of reading, carols, organ music, a children's message and a Kinderkrippenspiel (Children's Nativity Play) all in German.
Family Christmas

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24, 2017

We'll welcome the Christ Child with a service of readings, carols and communion. A very family-friendly service!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24, 2017

Join us as we honor this blessed night with a classical service of readings, carols, organ music, prayer, candlelight and communion.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Late Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24, 2017

Usher in Christmas Day at our late night Candlelight service. Readings, carols, organ music, prayer, candlelight and communion.


Christmas Day

Christmas Day

December 25, 2017

10:00am Christmas Day Service
People of Mt. Olive, friends, families and neighbors are invited to share
a joyous Christmas morning service in the Mt. Olive Lutheran Sanctuary.


Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

January 6th, 2017

9:00am & 11:00am
The date marks the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and commemorates
the three wise men who traveled from afar, bearing gifts for the infant baby Jesus.

Contact Information

    • Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
    • 1343 Ocean Park Blvd.
      Santa Monica, CA 90405
    • Office 310-452-1116
    • Preschool (310) 452-2342
    • Office Hours:
    • Tues. - Fri. 9-4pm / Sat. 9-1pm
    • Closed Sunday & Monday

Worship Services

  • Worship Services:
    Saturdays - 5:00pm
    Sundays - 9:00am AND 11:00am
    Join us for fellowship following worship!

  • Sunday School:
    9:00 am for preschoolers.
    10:10 am Confirmation Class.
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