Grace and peace to you!  

We are delighted to offer a wide array of experiences related to Reformation 500, our yearlong celebration noting the 500th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses – a new era of grace for our Lord’s church.

Luther was a bold renewer of the Church. More than the man Luther, it is Pastor Luther’s breakthrough message of grace that we will highlight with renewed vigor: “We are saved by grace through faith. And this is not our own doing; it is a gift of God.”

We invite you to join us in many Reformation 500 opportunities throughout this commemorative year. 

–Your Mount Olivet Pastors
 
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
15
March 15
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Whether you are looking for a refresher of your confirmation studies or you are relatively new to the Lutheran faith, exploring Luther’s explanations of the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, and Lord’s Prayer will breathe new life into well-known tenets of our faith. This course is also perfect for parents, grandparents, and godparents who want to learn the Small Catechism alongside their confirmands, or for people who are thinking about teaching confirmation but wish they were more familiar with the material.
Minneapolis: Lounge - Minneapolis
Mar
22
March 22
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Whether you are looking for a refresher of your confirmation studies or you are relatively new to the Lutheran faith, exploring Luther’s explanations of the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, and Lord’s Prayer will breathe new life into well-known tenets of our faith. This course is also perfect for parents, grandparents, and godparents who want to learn the Small Catechism alongside their confirmands, or for people who are thinking about teaching confirmation but wish they were more familiar with the material.
Minneapolis: Lounge - Minneapolis
Mar
29
March 29
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Whether you are looking for a refresher of your confirmation studies or you are relatively new to the Lutheran faith, exploring Luther’s explanations of the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, and Lord’s Prayer will breathe new life into well-known tenets of our faith. This course is also perfect for parents, grandparents, and godparents who want to learn the Small Catechism alongside their confirmands, or for people who are thinking about teaching confirmation but wish they were more familiar with the material.
Minneapolis: Lounge - Minneapolis
Apr
05
April 05
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Whether you are looking for a refresher of your confirmation studies or you are relatively new to the Lutheran faith, exploring Luther’s explanations of the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, and Lord’s Prayer will breathe new life into well-known tenets of our faith. This course is also perfect for parents, grandparents, and godparents who want to learn the Small Catechism alongside their confirmands, or for people who are thinking about teaching confirmation but wish they were more familiar with the material.
Minneapolis: Lounge - Minneapolis
Apr
17
April 17
Monday 7:00 PM
All Christians have a calling in life, but what does this really mean? Using the life of Martin Luther and led by Reformation scholar Dr. Mark Tranvik, Augsburg College, we will look at how he understood vocation and see how his insights can be appplied to our own walk of faith. Register: www.mtolivet.org or carolt@mtolivet.org
West: CFL Activity Room
Apr
24
April 24
Monday 7:00 PM
All Christians have a calling in life, but what does this really mean? Using the life of Martin Luther and led by Reformation scholar Dr. Mark Tranvik, Augsburg College, we will look at how he understood vocation and see how his insights can be appplied to our own walk of faith. Register: www.mtolivet.org or carolt@mtolivet.org
West: CFL Activity Room
Jun
21
June 21
Wednesday 5:00 PM
In contemplating creation, Luther believed, we learn much about the nature of God. From the first acts of creation to our new creation in Christ, we discover a continually creating, renewing, and sustaining God--unbound by laws of nature and boundless in love.

Join us this summer at the Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by each of our Mount Olivet pastors. Each evening includes an outstanding meal and a fascinating nature class as well. Please see our website or call the Retreat Center for details and reservations.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York
5:00pm Bus leaves MOLC Mpls campus
5:30-6:30pm Dinner is served
6:30-7:00pm Nature Class
7:15pm Worship
8:00pm Bus returns to Edina/Mpls

The cost is $10.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old), and $5.00 for bus transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jun
28
June 28
Wednesday 5:00 PM
In contemplating creation, Luther believed, we learn much about the nature of God. From the first acts of creation to our new creation in Christ, we discover a continually creating, renewing, and sustaining God--unbound by laws of nature and boundless in love.

Join us this summer at the Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by each of our Mount Olivet pastors. Each evening includes an outstanding meal and a fascinating nature class as well. Please see our website or call the Retreat Center for details and reservations.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York
5:00pm Bus leaves MOLC Mpls campus
5:30-6:30pm Dinner is served
6:30-7:00pm Nature Class
7:15pm Worship
8:00pm Bus returns to Edina/Mpls

The cost is $10.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old), and $5.00 for bus transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
05
July 05
Wednesday 5:00 PM
In contemplating creation, Luther believed, we learn much about the nature of God. From the first acts of creation to our new creation in Christ, we discover a continually creating, renewing, and sustaining God--unbound by laws of nature and boundless in love.

Join us this summer at the Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by each of our Mount Olivet pastors. Each evening includes an outstanding meal and a fascinating nature class as well. Please see our website or call the Retreat Center for details and reservations.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York
5:00pm Bus leaves MOLC Mpls campus
5:30-6:30pm Dinner is served
6:30-7:00pm Nature Class
7:15pm Worship
8:00pm Bus returns to Edina/Mpls

The cost is $10.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old), and $5.00 for bus transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
12
July 12
Wednesday 5:00 PM
In contemplating creation, Luther believed, we learn much about the nature of God. From the first acts of creation to our new creation in Christ, we discover a continually creating, renewing, and sustaining God--unbound by laws of nature and boundless in love.

Join us this summer at the Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by each of our Mount Olivet pastors. Each evening includes an outstanding meal and a fascinating nature class as well. Please see our website or call the Retreat Center for details and reservations.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York
5:00pm Bus leaves MOLC Mpls campus
5:30-6:30pm Dinner is served
6:30-7:00pm Nature Class
7:15pm Worship
8:00pm Bus returns to Edina/Mpls

The cost is $10.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old), and $5.00 for bus transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
18
July 18
Tuesday
Have you ever wanted to get to know Martin Luther better? To walk where he walked, worship where he worshipped, to really get a feel for the man that helped everyday men and women understand that God was real and present and accessible to them? The man who taught them that we can't buy our way into Heaven-that Heaven is purely God's gift to us because God loves us?
Have we got the trip for you! The Fellowship team invites you to join us on a journey through Lutherland. Our Travel in Germany will take us to some of the Luther cities that have played such an important part in our Lutheran heritage.
Tour Brochures available in the brochure racks at both campuses. Questions: Stephanie Zahrbock 612-767-2259 or Stephaniez@mtolivet.org
Minneapolis: No Room Needed

 

 

 

Luther Quotes

 

“The Law says, “do this,’ and it’s never done. Grace says, ‘believe in this,’ and everything is already done.” – Heidelberg Disputation (1518)

Here, Luther is emphasizing the important distinction between law and gospel. We never will be able to save ourselves through works (law); only the free gift of the gospel attained in Christ can save us.

 

 

 

Fun Facts

 

At birth, Martin Luther’s name was Martin Luder. He later changed it to the more academically respectable Luther.

Luther once said he had not even seen a Bible until he was 20 years old.

Luther translated Erasmus’s Greek New Testament into German at the headlong rate of more than 1500 words per day. After a mere four months, it was completed and released in March 1522.