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Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center
7984 257th Street West 
Farmington, MN 55024-9243

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Phone: 952-469-2175
Fax: 952-469-5564

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Often called the “prayer book of the Bible,” the Psalms teach us to express ourselves fully to a God who listens with compassion. Humble gratitude, soaring praise, anguished lament, bitter outrage, awe-filled wonder, and restored hope: all this, and more, is brought before God in the Psalms. Join the Mount Olivet pastors each Wednesday evening at the Conference & Retreat Center from June 30 through August 4 as they explore some of the Psalms they find most inspiring and resonant with their faith.

Begin each evening with fellowship and delicious food. Learn about the natural world around you and take home tips for enhancing the beauty of your own yard during a nature talk. Then gather together for midweek worship.

Limited bus transportation will be available from Minneapolis and 7500 York. Due to ongoing safety concerns and COVID-19 protocol, registration, bus reservations, and payment for each week should be made online through Realm at least 48 hours in advance. 

Dinner $15. Bus Transportation $10.


June 30 | Click here to register
Pastor Lose
Dinner: Pulled pork sandwiches, granny smith apple coleslaw, baked macaroni and cheese, broccoli salad, and strawberry rhubarb custard cake
Nature Talk: Underutilized Perennials

July 7 | Click here to register
Pastor Kalland
Dinner: Grilled brats and burgers, blueberry watermelon salad with feta cheese, grilled Mexican street corn, potato salad, and mixed berry shortcake
Nature Talk: Nature’s Goliaths

July 14 | Click here to register
Pastor Hammersten
Dinner: Pecan crusted chicken with maple beurre blanc, sauteed green beans, wild rice pilaf, salad and rolls, and peach crisp with vanilla bean ice cream
Nature Talk: The Wonder of Woodpeckers

July 21 | Click here to register
Pastor Freeman
Dinner: Meatloaf, smoked cheddar whipped yukon gold mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, salad and rolls, and banana custard trifle
Nature Talk: Hydrangeas

July 28 | Click here to register
Dr. Michael Chan (Luther Seminary)
Dinner: Slow roasted chicken, smashed yukon gold potatoes, sautéed vegetables, salad and rolls, vanilla panna cotta with raspberry sauce
Nature Talk: Retreat Centers as Geographies of Grace

August 4 | Click here to register

Rev. Dr. Theresa Latini
Dinner: Roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, rosemary infused mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, salad and rolls, and pumpkin pie cheesecake
Nature Talk: Garden Tour



4:30pm Bus Leaves 7500 York
5pm Bus Leaves Mpls Campus
5:30-6:30pm Dinner Served
6:30-7pm Nature Talk
7:15pm Worship
8pm Bus Departs


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