Martin Luther on Trial  Play & Discussion

Sun, 11/12, 2-5pm, Pantages Theatre, Mpls

In this new original play, Luther's beloved wife Katarina defends him as witnesses including Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St Paul, and Pope Francis take the stand--and the prosecutor is the Devil. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Reformation, he continues to spark intense debate. You be the judge in this witty, provocative exploration of one of history's most explosive personalities and the religious and political controversies he unleashed.

The play starts at 2pm, with a discussion facilitated by Pastor Lose following the performance.  Cost: $55 (cash or check).
Reserve your tickets by calling Carol Throntveit at 612.767.2246 or sending an email to carolt@mtolivet.org.  There is a limited number of tickets available on a first come basis.

Transportation by bus available from Mpls Campus, West Campus, and 7500 York.  Cost: $15
12:30     West Campus, 7500 York buses depart
1:00        Mpls Campus bus departs

9th Motorheads Fall Road Tour: Veit Automotive Foundation Museum

Su 10/1 Begins with 11am Worship at West Campus. After church, we’ll enjoy a Qdoba lunch in Gronseth Fellowship Hall and then join fellow Motorheads for a leisurely fall drive (led by Steve Flaten) to Veit Automotive Foundation Museum in Buffalo, MN. This tour is best enjoyed in a classic car, hot rod, sports car, or convertible, but all vehicles are welcome. Your return trip is on your own. $12.50 for lunch. Admission to Veit is free, but donations are appreciated. Registration required by 9/24


MOHA Fall Fest

Sa 10/7 9am-1pm, Mount Olivet Careview Home, 5517 Lyndale Ave S. Sponsored by the Mount Olivet Homes’ Auxiliary, this event will feature music by Bob Coates & Friends, Peter Stratmoen taking Christmas photos (call Heidi 612.821.3490 for an appointment by 10/2), the wonderful gift shop, yummy bake sale, and festivities throughout the Home.


Faith-Centered Yoga Classes

If you are looking for a way to mindfully move, breathe, and be with God, try one (or more!) of our different faith-centered yoga classes at Mount Olivet.  

Prayerful Yoga Mpls Rm 482-86. This class emphasizes synergies between our Christian faith and yoga principles. Through biblical devotions and guided yoga practice, Liz Otteson and Rachel Kamin help answer the question, “How can my yoga practice enrich my walk with Christ?” $10.   

Su 10/1 6:30-8:30pm: Practice Yin Yoga as a means to “Be still and know that I am God.”
Su 1/21 6:30-8:30pm: Explore Yoga Nidra as a path to praying boldly and confidently.
Su 4/15 6:30-8:30pm: Tap into fruit of the Holy Spirit – like peace, love, joy, and self-control – as we learn to open our inner healing centers.  

Candlelight Yoga offers a blissful 90 minutes of yoga, relaxation, and visualization to center our minds in the midst of life’s busyness. Professional instructors and Mount Olivet members lead the introductory meditation and yoga sessions at the West Campus two Sunday evenings a year. Cost: $5. Watch the Messenger or www.mtolivet.org for future dates.  

Chair Holy Yoga M&W 12:15-1:15pm Mpls Gym. Provides a great physical and spiritual boost to your day, while not requiring you to get down and up from the floor. This class is taught by certified instructors. Cost: $5 paid to instructor at time of class.
No registration.



Friends Forever (50yrs+) “Come to the Castle”
10/1-10/2. We will be taking a bus trip to Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA and staying at the DeSoto Hotel in Galena, IL. Contact Dawn Dahlberg 952.361.5593 dahlberg.da51@gmailcom for registration form.


Blood Drive

Su 10/8 9am-1pm, Mpls Campus. Did you know that 1 out of 3 people need blood in their lifetime? We hope you will consider this lifesaving gift and enjoy the food and fellowship along with it – since the Blood Drive is the same day as Food Truck Sunday! Register: mbc.org/searchdrives (sponsor code 0313). Details needed for registration include name, DOB, email, phone, and blood type (if possible). Questions: Andrea Brown 612.767.2209 andreab@mtolivet.org.



New Mpls Campus Sunday Morning Cherub Choir & Sunday School Option for Fall 2017 

We’re thrilled to offer a Cherub Choir and Sunday School combined class this fall at the Mpls Campus 10am service. Your child will have the opportunity to enjoy a Sunday School lesson for the first half of class, and attend choir practice for the second half of class. We hope this collaboration allows children ages 3-5 who may not be able to attend choir practice on a weeknight the opportunity to participate in both programs. Registration for this Cherub Choir / Sunday School option is open online.


Preschool Registration Now Open

(Children 3yrs or 4yrs by September 1, 2018) Mount Olivet has offered a fun, Christian preschool experience at the Minneapolis Campus for over 40 years! Our days are filled with age-appropriate language, art, music, math/science and physical activities. We would love to have your child join our community! Questions: Linda Healy at 612.767.2216 lindah@mtolivet.org.


5th-Grade Bible Presentation

Su 10/8, Mpls during 12noon worship service, West during 11am worship service. Whether they are enrolled in The Way pre-Confirmation program or not, all 5th-graders are invited to participate in this important step in their faith journey. This is a special moment in the life of your family because placing the Bible in your child’s hand symbolizes the ownership your child is taking in his/her faith.