As recipients of God's gracious love shown through the life, death and resurrection of
Jesus Christ, we are called in faith to:
receive God's love in Word and Sacrament;
celebrate God's love in Christian community; and
share God's love in inviting, caring and service toward one another and the world.
Mount Olivet is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through its New England Synod. We are active in affairs of the Central Massachusetts Conference of the synod.
Strongly rooted in Lutheran tradition, we are committed to ecumenical cooperation and are participants in a variety of ecumenical endeavors in Shrewsbury and the wider community.
We are rooted in the scriptures as the testimony of God's saving activity through Jesus Christ, and believe that the message of the scriptures addresses each generation in relevant ways.
We are committed to serving our community and the whole human family. We share in assistance to the needs of local people through partnerships with St. Anne's Human Services, Ascentria Care Alliance (Formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England) and respond to global needs through Lutheran World Relief. We are also a member congregation of the Greater Worcester Interfaith Hospitality Network, through which member churches and synagogues provide temporary housing for homeless families.
Mount Olivet is committed to welcoming into fellowship and membership, everyone who will share our profession of faith, without regard to sex, marital status, age, race, sexual orientation, abilities, or other human distinctions.
As a tangible sign of our openness, Mount Olivet voted to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation in 1987, according to the guidelines of Lutherans Concerned/North America, whereby congregations signal their welcome of people without regard to sexual orientation.
In addition to groups that center on learning, there are activities for youth and children, for adults and families. Periodic fellowship activities are available that include shared meals and activities for all age groups.
As a part of our worship life we maintain a music program of variety and quality. Music has always been important to Lutheran worship. Martin Luther, himself, was an accomplished amateur musician. Probably the greatest church musician of all time, J.S.Bach, comes from and enlivens the Lutheran tradition of music.
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
34 Prospect Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545