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
 
Aug
02
August 02
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, August 2 at the Conference & Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by Pastor Linton Scott. Our Camp SOAP campers will provide assistance and special music. Enjoy an outstanding dinner featuring BBQ Ribs, Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet Corn, Potato Salad, Cornbread with Honey Butter and Peach Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will show us the Birds of Nicaragua. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Aug
09
August 09
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, August 9 at the Conference & Retreat Center for our final Midweek Worship of 2017 led by Pastor Mike Zacher, with special music by Brian Ohnsorg. As always, our dinner will celebrate you and our gratitude for your presence this summer with Thanksgiving dinner! Enjoy Roasted Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Garlic Roasted Green Beans, Cranberry Relish and Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will be a tour of our organic vegetable and orchard garden. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
25
July 25
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, July 19 at the Conference & Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by Pastor Bill MacLean. Enjoy an outstanding dinner featuring Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Jeweled Cous Cous, Seasonal Vegetables and Amaretto Fruit in the Cloud Dessert. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will explore Animal Architects - master builders in the animal world. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jun
20
June 20
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, July 19 at the Conference & Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by Pastor Bill MacLean. Enjoy an outstanding dinner featuring Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Jeweled Cous Cous, Seasonal Vegetables and Amaretto Fruit in the Cloud Dessert. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will explore Animal Architects - master builders in the animal world. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jun
27
June 27
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, July 19 at the Conference & Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by Pastor Bill MacLean. Enjoy an outstanding dinner featuring Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Jeweled Cous Cous, Seasonal Vegetables and Amaretto Fruit in the Cloud Dessert. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will explore Animal Architects - master builders in the animal world. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
04
July 04
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, July 19 at the Conference & Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by Pastor Bill MacLean. Enjoy an outstanding dinner featuring Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Jeweled Cous Cous, Seasonal Vegetables and Amaretto Fruit in the Cloud Dessert. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will explore Animal Architects - master builders in the animal world. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
11
July 11
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, July 19 at the Conference & Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by Pastor Bill MacLean. Enjoy an outstanding dinner featuring Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Jeweled Cous Cous, Seasonal Vegetables and Amaretto Fruit in the Cloud Dessert. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will explore Animal Architects - master builders in the animal world. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship
Jul
18
July 18
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Martin Luther believed that in contemplating creation 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 Wednesday, July 19 at the Conference & Retreat Center for worship of our Creator God, led by Pastor Bill MacLean. Enjoy an outstanding dinner featuring Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Jeweled Cous Cous, Seasonal Vegetables and Amaretto Fruit in the Cloud Dessert. Naturalist Dan Kahl's nature class that evening will explore Animal Architects - master builders in the animal world. Please see our website or call the Conference & Retreat Center for more details and reservations.

Please note: This summer there will be complimentary bust transportation from MOLC Minneapolis, 7500 York and MOLC West Campus.

4:30pm Bus leaves 7500 York and West
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/West

The cost is $15.00 for adults for dinner, $5.00 for children (3-13 yrs old). Bus transportation from all three locations is complimentary Reservations are required for dinner and transportation.

Conference and Retreat Center ,
http://mtolivetretreat.org/programs/midweek-worship

 

 

 

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.