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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10408 Hwy 290 West
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2019
7:00 am Easter 2019 – 7am Service
Easter 2019 – 7am Service
Apr 21 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Easter 2019 - 7am Service
Traditional Sunrise Service w/Choir & Trumpet
8:00 am Easter Breakfast
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Easter 2019 - 9am Service
Blended Service w/Choir, Praise Team, & Brass Quartet
10:30 am Easter 2019 – 1030am Service
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Easter 2019 - 1030am Service
Blended Service w/Praise Team & Brass Quartet
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6:00 pm Book Club
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Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Meets on the 4th Tuesdays at 6:00pm at an offsite location. New book each month. See https://mtoliveaustin.org/small-groups/ for book list. For location information, please see weekly Olive Branch for updates, or contact the Coordinator, Donna[...]
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Sun
2019
8:00 am Traditional Worship Service
Traditional Worship Service
Apr 28 @ 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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(512) 288-2370

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