Contact Carol Throntveit by Email or 612.767.2246.

Helpful Links and Resources
Bible Gateway

Listen to the Bible Being Read!  These sites allow you to listen on your computer or download audio versions of the Bible to your MP3 or other devices (for free!).


Living The Message


What is Living the Message?

Living the Message is designed to build vibrant faith in the members and friends of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. It is an all-congregation, Bible-focused movement to make Bible discovery accessible, convenient, and welcoming while creating fellowship and friendship among participants.

  • Once a month, October through May, small groups, usually 8-10 people, meet to talk about a section of a book of the Bible and enjoy fellowship together. This year, groups will focus on the Gospel of Mark.

  • Groups are based on neighborhoods, common interests, or simply the convenience of a meeting place and time. They meet in homes, coffee shops, church spaces, or wherever works best for the group.

  • Members commit to one group for eight monthly gatherings and agree to read the assigned texts, prepare for discussion, and attend the small group discussions.

  • To assist in understanding the biblical text and prepare for discussion, participants purchase the Book of Faith Learner Guide for Mark at a cost of $10.

  • Each month, a pastor will introduce that month’s chosen reading for those who agree to be discussion facilitators and anyone else who is interested. Facilitators are expected to be well prepared, but not expected to be experts on the biblical texts being explored.

Living the Message: 2017-2018 Pastors’ Introductions
Whether or not you participate in a Living the Message small group, you are welcome to attend the pastors’ introductions to each month’s chosen reading.   These sessions typically occur the first Monday of the month. Registration not required for the introductions and there is no cost to attend. Contact: Carol ­ Throntveit 612.767.2246

 Date  Where  Reading
 Jan 8, 7 pm   MPLS -- 482-486   What Does the Glory of God Look Like? Mark 9:2-13
 Feb 5, 7 pm   MPLS -- 482-486   Who is the Greatest? Mark 9:33-37, 10:13-16
     When Is the Ending Beginning? Mark 13:1-37
 March 26, 7 pm  WEST – Fellowship Hall  Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? Mark 15:22-39
     Can the End Be Just a Beginning? Mark 16:1-18

Registration not required.  No cost.  Contact: Carol  Throntveit 612.767.2246

Audio Files

Note that December’s introduction is included here in two formats, Windows Media and MP3. If you have trouble opening one, please try the other.

2018 April May LTM
3/29/2018WMA15 MB
2018 April May LTM
3/29/2018MP360 MB
MP3 2018 Feb March LTM
2/07/2018MP350 MB
2018 Feb March LTM
2/07/2018WMA13 MB
January 2018
1/09/2018MP340 MB
January 2018 Intro
1/09/2018WMA9 MB
12/06/2017WMA13 MB
December 2017 MP3
12/06/2017MP353 MB
November 2017
11/10/2017WMA12 MB
October 2017
10/09/2017WMA13 MB