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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Oct
16
Tue
2018
7:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Club
 
Oct
20
Sat
2018
8:00 am Church Painting
Church Painting
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Church Painting
Date – Saturday October 20th starting at 8:00am!Drinks, Sandwiches, and Chips will be provided to refuel!Supplies – it’s a “bring your own” event. Please bring your own paint brushes, rollers, roller extension pole, paint cups,[...]
6:30 pm Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?Are you ready for an epicurean adventure?In need of a little mystery in your life?…then join the Mt. Olive Connects group on October 20th at 6:30pm for dinner!We have hosts ready[...]
Oct
21
Sun
2018
9:15 am Education Hour & Sunday School
Education Hour & Sunday School
Oct 21 @ 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...
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
27
Sat
2018
6:00 pm Excellence in Education Gala
Excellence in Education Gala
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Excellence in Education Gala
17th Annual Excellence in Education GalaConcordia High SchoolSilent Auction | Dinner & Keynote Speaker | Live Music & DancingPlease join us for an elegant evening of fine dining, auctions, live music and fellowship at our[...]
Oct
28
Sun
2018
9:15 am Education Hour & Sunday School
Education Hour & Sunday School
Oct 28 @ 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...
Oct 28 @ 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.

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Mt. Olive

10408 Hwy 290 West
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(512) 288-2370

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