Group Learning
The Bible: I’ve Got Questions!
Mon 7-8pm 4/11-5/2, West Campus Choir Room.
Presenter: DR. MARK THRONTVEIT. Where and how did the Bible come to be? What do “inspired” and “authoritative” mean? How do we discover truth in God’s Word? What does it mean for us to be “people of the Word”? And how do we deal with the fact that our interpretations and the interpretations of other faithful Christians often differ? Cost: Donation.

Christ in Your Recovery Thurs 4/14-6/30 7-8:30pm, 1700 Chapel.
Please join PASTOR GRETCHEN ENOCH for this 12-week, 12-step Bible study using The Life Recovery Workbook: A Biblical Guide through the Twelve Steps. This Christ-centered study is for everyone in recovery as well as family and friends. Cost: $20 (includes workbook). Registration due by 4/4.

Meister Eckhart: A 14th Century Christian Contemplative Casting Light on Our Contemporary Journeys Thurs 4/21, 4/28 & 5/5, 7-8:30pm, Mpls Rm 482-86.
For Eckhart, the experience of God, not necessarily a belief in God, was by way of paradox: knowing through the journey of unknowing, answers coming about through the mystery of questions, faith rising out of the anguish of doubt. Led by PASTOR STEPHEN CORNILS and DR. CURTIS PAULSEN, Professor Emeritus, Augsburg College, this course is intended to be fun, to lead us further into awe and wonder, trust and hope ... and still more questions we will discover. Cost: $15 (includes book).

Bible Studies
Living the Message Pastor’s Introductions  

All are welcome to attend PASTOR CORNILS’ introductions. No cost. No registration. To join a Living the Message small group or form a new one, contact Carol Throntveit 612.767.2246

Tuesday PM: Big Questions Tues 4/5-4/26 Presentation 7-8pm, optional small group discussion 8-8:30pm, Mpls Rm 482-86.
Is Christianity the only true religion? Will everyone be saved? Do we really have free will? If you have ever wondered about these or similar questions, join DR. MARK TRANVIK, Professor of Religion, Augsburg College, for this four-week class in which we’ll explore these topics and more. Cost: Donation.

Wednesday & Thursday Word: 1 Corinthians MPLS Wed 4/6-5/4 10:30-11:30am, optional small group discussion 11:30am-12noon, Rm 482-86. West: Thurs 4/7-5/5 10-11:30am, Gronseth Fellowship Hall.
Having studied the Gospel of Luke in the fall and Acts in the winter, we turn this spring to 1 Corinthians, Paul’s letter of guidance and nurture to the church at Corinth. Please join your Mount Olivet Pastors for this lively study in which a different pastor teaches each week! Cost: Donation.

Book Groups
Book Discussion for Women: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabriel Zevin Wed 4/6-4/27 9-10am, Mpls Rm 390.
For those who love books, bookstores, humor, romance, and mystery, this story of one man’s transformation and redemption shouldn’t be missed. CAROL THRONTVEIT facilitates. Cost: $15 (includes book).

Parents Share Book Discussion: Strengthening All of Our Relationships Wed 4/6-5/4, 9:30-11am, Mpls Rm 394-396. Join MARILYN SHARPE, Mount Olivet member and parent educator, to explore five steps to strengthen all of our relationships – with our kids, with our friends, with our partners, with our colleagues. Together, we will be studying The Relationship Cure by John Gottman. Cost $15 (includes book). Childcare available, register in nursery.

Book Group: Midday 3rd Tuesdays 11:30am-1pm, Mpls Library. Facilitator: CHELLE URABE.
Upcoming books:
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (3/15)
Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer (4/19)

Book Group: Evening 2nd Wednesdays 7pm, Mpls Lounge. Facilitators: MARIE MACNALLY and MARY SLINDE. Upcoming books:
Submission by Amy Waldman (3/9)
Stolen From the Garden by William Swanson (4/13)
The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (5/11)
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (6/8)