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We welcome visitors to Mt. Carmel! If you'd like more information about any of the events posted on this page, please contact the church office.
The Mt. Carmel in-house photo directory is in the works! If you missed Monica taking photos after services the past few weeks, there's still time to email a photo to the office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Calling All Volunteers!
We are looking for new faces to help serve on Sunday mornings. The opportunites are endless, and you can custom order your job :) If you love your morning cup of joe, consider brewing the hot goodness for others before one of the services. If you are tech-savvy, we need help with power point projections for both services. If you love serving others in receiving the Lord's Supper, sign up as a Communion Assistant. And if you have a great smile and give warm hugs or handshakes, you would make a stellar Greeter! Please call the church office if you would like to contribute in any way.
It’s time! Registration for the Women’s Retreat continues after each Sunday service. The theme this year is, “Treasured Hearts.” Hear the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as we engage in what it means to treasure the amazing promises of God in our hearts.
Our speaker will be Pastor Sarah Sumner-Eisenbran, Associate and Campus Pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, Glendale.
It will be held at La Casa de Maria, Oct. 14 – 16.
Total cost; $240, includes lodging, meals and program. $80 deposit due at registration, with second payment, $160, due 8-14-16. Cancellation – $100 penalty
Space is limited so sign up today!
This Year's Men's Advance theme is "The Masculine Journey" featuring Rev. Greg Ronning, Mission Developer and Pastor at "The Table," and former Campus Pastor at Texas Lutheran University. Through individual reflection on the stories of Jacob, Paul and Jesus, pastor Ronning will be our guide seeking what it means to be men of faith.
Cost: $150 per person; includes 5 meals, 2 socials and a powerful time of personal growth through bible study, music, fellowship and recreational activities at El Camino Pines Lutheran Camp. For further information www.mens-advance.org or contact John Keisler.
Lost & Found
Our office collection of Lost and Found items is overflowing! We have sunglasses and prescription glasses, a digital camera, cell phone, jewelry, etc. If you are missing anything, please stop by our office and see if your belongings are here waiting for you!
Christ In Our Home Devotion Books Available
The Christ in Our Home devotion books for the summer quarter (started July 1) are available in the Narthex. These books serve for individual devotions and provide a preview of the scripture readings scheduled for the next Sunday worship. As an added attraction, the devotions for August have been written by our former Interim Pastor, Rev. Bruce Wollenberg. Learn from Pastor Bruce’s years of experience.
Growing Old is Not for Sissies!
Bring your brown bag lunch and join us at noon, Friday, July 8, when our guest speaker will be Don Morris. He is retired from Cal Poly, but definitely not from life! For the past 40 years, Don has been competing in the Senior Olympics, and still very involved at 85. He is a very entertaining speakers, with many wonderful stories about his involvement in the Olympics.
Bring your brown bag lunch and a friend and join us for a fun afternoon!
Questions or to RSVP – Nancy Priddy.
Adult Forum Series
Pastor Valerie will continue our seven-week series, "My Neighbor is Muslim." The series takes a Lutheran look at Islam including basic tenets of the faith, Muslim teachings about Jesus, relations with Christians and Jews, and worship practices.
As a capstone to this series, we will have as our guest at Adult Forum on Sunday, July 31, Iman Mu’sab Abdullah of Mosque of Nareen to tell us more about his faith and answer questions we may have. You will want to be on hand to hear the Iman.
The study we will be using can be found at this link. If you have a hand-held device, please bring it and use the above link to follow along in the study.
Come join us for a morning moms' group on Friday mornings from 9-11am. Free childcare is provided in the church nursery. The Lutheran Chicks meet to support each other and discuss current parenting successes and challenges. Parenting can be stressful at times and it helps to take a morning off to relax, drink a cup of coffee, and talk with good friends. For more information, contact Ingrid Frokjer.
Friday Morning Bible Study
Join us off-site every Friday morning from 10:30-12:00 at Steynberg Gallery on Monterey in SLO for good coffee, conversation, and in-depth studies of God's Word. This group is self-directed and includes participants from other churches in the area. Our topics range from Women of the Bible to Paul's letters to issues of faith and spirituality. We welcome anyone who wants to come, whether it be for one morning or every Friday morning!