The History of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

  • In 1977, Pastor Walter Harms persuaded a group of members at Bethany who live near Oak Hill to begin meeting in the Oak Hill area to establish an Oak Hill mission.
  • The congregation was started under the auspices of the Texas District-Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas.
  • Until January 1986 Mt. Olive was subsidized as a mission congregation by the Texas District.
  • Their first meeting was on September 25, 1977 at the Oak Hill School Cafetorium. 53 people attended that service which was led by Pastor Harms.
  • Mount Olive was selected as the official name on October 30, 1977.
  • Charter Sunday was January 8, 1978.
  • The first called pastor to serve Mt. Olive was the Rev. D.R. Nelson, Jr. who was installed on May 21, 1978.
  • The first worship service held in the new sanctuary at 7416 Hwy. 71 W was in October, 1979.
  • In July 1980 Pastor Nelson accepted at call to a church in Texarkana. The Rev. Everett Gerdes then served Mt. Olive until 1983.
  • The present pastor, the Rev. Paul E. Meyer, was installed into office at Mt. Olive on October 23, 1983.
  • The new Education Building was dedicated on November 21, 1992 and a full time pre-school began in April 1995.
  • The current sanctuary was dedicated on January 30, 2005.

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Mt. Olive

10408 Hwy 290 West
Austin, Texas 78736
(512) 288-2370

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Sep
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2017
8:00 am Church Under The Bridge @ 7th Street and I-35
Church Under The Bridge @ 7th Street and I-35
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Church Under The Bridge @ 7th Street and I-35
Mount Olive will have the privilege of working beside Mission: Possible! and Church of the Hills to serve the homeless of our community by providing a hot lunchtime meal. Many volunteers are needed to make[...]
8:00 am Traditional Worship Service
Traditional Worship Service
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Traditional Worship Service
Our traditional service includes chanted liturgy and traditional hymns. The Lutheran Service Book is the guide for this service. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays during the 8:00am service. The entire[...]
9:15 am Education Hour & Sunday School
Education Hour & Sunday School
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Education Hour & Sunday School
Children ages 3 years to high school can attend Sunday School Tweens 5th & 6th grade All classes located in the Preschool wing 4 year olds can start attending KREW [Kid’s Really Experiencing Worship] during[...]
9:15 am Youth Group – High School and Jr...
Youth Group – High School and Jr...
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Youth Group - High School and Jr. High
Come join us on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the Youth Room for separate interactive Bible studies for Jr. High and High School.
10:30 am Contemporary Worship Service
Contemporary Worship Service
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Contemporary Worship Service
The contemporary service includes both spoken liturgy as well as songs of praise and worship. The liturgy and songs are displayed on the two large screens in the front of the sanctuary. Our Praise Team,[...]
Oct
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2017
8:00 am Traditional Worship Service
Traditional Worship Service
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Traditional Worship Service
Our traditional service includes chanted liturgy and traditional hymns. The Lutheran Service Book is the guide for this service. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays during the 8:00am service. The entire[...]

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10408 Hwy 290 West
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(512) 288-2370

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