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Mar
01
March 01
Wednesday 8:00 AM
Lenten Message:
~ Minneapolis:

Communion and imposition of ashes at all services.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
01
March 01
Wednesday 6:00 PM
Lenten Message:
~ West:

Communion served and imposition of ashes offered at this service.
West: Sanctuary
Mar
07
March 07
Tuesday 10:00 AM
This year’s Day Lenten Journey offers a unique opportunity to wrestle with the meaning of the cross for us today as we look at Luther’s teachings through two very special sessions led by Dr. Mark Tranvik, Professor of Religion at Augsburg College: "How Luther Got Crossed-up" and "His Cross is Your Cross." Bringing additional richness and meaning to the day will be special music by Kraig Windschitl, art, worship led by Pastor Drew Bakken, and as always, good food and fellowship. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to set the stage for a very special Lenten season indeed!

Cost: $25. Complimentary bus from 7500 York (8:45am), West (9am), Mpls (9:15am). Call 952.469.2175 or email kretka@mtolivetretreat.org for information and registration.
Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/day-retreats
Mar
08
March 08
Wednesday 10:00 AM
Services at 10am & 7pm with Communion by Intinction
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
08
March 08
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Mar
08
March 08
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Services at 10am & 7pm with Communion by Intinction
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
15
March 15
Wednesday 10:00 AM
Services at 10am & 7pm with Communion by Intinction
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
15
March 15
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Mar
15
March 15
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Services at 10am & 7pm with Communion by Intinction
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
19
March 19
Sunday 7:00 PM
As we look to the cross this Lenten season, we might have more questions than answers about Jesus' amazing sacrifice and miraculous resurrection. This online course -- featuring David Lose, our Senior Pastor-elect -- helps to make sense of the cross and what it means to Christian faith. Complete the 45-minute course on your own, then join Liz Otteson and other Mount Olivet members and friends for a discussion of how Jesus' journey to the cross impacts our own journeys today.

Registration required to gain access to this online course. Cost: $10 for new MObile Faith users.
Minneapolis: Lounge - Minneapolis
Mar
22
March 22
Wednesday 10:00 AM
Services at 10am & 7pm with Communion by Intinction
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Mar
22
March 22
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Services at 10am & 7pm with Communion by Intinction
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

2017 Lent

Lent is a season when we take stock of our relationship with God, consider where we have turned away from our Lord or how we have been distracted from spending time with our Creator, Savior, and Counselor.  This is not an exercise to shame ourselves, but a preparation for repentance and rebirth through the grace of Christ Jesus.

God gave us the Ten Commandments as a tool for this process of faithful reflection and renewal. As guidelines for godly living, they reveal our sin, teach discipleship, and show us the nature of God.  Certainly, we fall short of obeying the Commandments every day.  But by Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead, we can see the Commandments as a means of grace. Sin is not the end of our story.  Forgiveness invites us into eternal life with God.

And so the law is not bondage, but life-giving instruction for glorifying God and sharing Jesus’s love with the world. Our inability to fulfill the law does not condemn us; as long as we believe in Christ we are free. We don’t have to perfectly execute the law to save ourselves. We get to imperfectly follow the Commandments in loving response to our Savior who fulfilled the law for our sake. Through the lens of the cross, we see that Christ Jesus invites us to delight in God’s ways, to discover the life-giving grace of God’s commandments.

We hope you will accept Jesus’ invitation – and ours – to come delight in God’s ways as we explore the Ten Commandments and Martin Luther’s explanation of them at our Midweek Lenten Services.

Ash Wednesday 3/1. “Remember from dust you have come to dust you shall return.” Scripture: Joel 2:12-14. Sermon: The Gracious Welcome of the Lord. The imposition of ashes will be offered at all Ash Wednesday services (except youth-led services) as a sign of our mortality and of our total dependence on God. Holy Communion is then given as the promise of eternal life.

 

Ash Wednesday- March 1st

Services of Holy Communion

Minneapolis Campus:
8 & 10am, 12,  2, 4 & 6pm- Holy Communion
7:30pm- Youth-led communion service


West Campus:
6pm- Holy Communion
7:30pm Youth-led communion service

Imposition of ashes available at all services except for youth-led services

 “Remember from dust you have come and to dust you shall return” – a reminder of our mortality and of our need for God. The imposition of ashes available at all services except for the youth-led services.