This week at Mt. Carmel...
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April Summit
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This Weekend....
Come to the Adult Forum on Sunday as Susan Updegrove shares information about this ecumenical organization helping refugees on the Central Coast.
Worship at Mt. Carmel
Please use the links listed here to join any of our worship services and Bible studies on Zoom. We look forward to seeing you!

 - Link to SUNDAY morning Zoom Service 
Sundays at 9:30 AM
For telephone: 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 849 4786 1947

Passcode: 591300

- Link to FRIDAY morning Bible sturdy
Fridays at 10:30 AM
For telephone: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 829 5418 7961
Passcode: 229122

- Link to SATURDAY morning Bible study,
Saturdays at 8:30 AM
For telephone: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 831 5325 2589
Passcode: 690622

- Link to Church Council Meeting
Thursday, April 21 at 6:00pm
For telephone: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 867 7861 7310
Passcode: 950386

- Mt. Carmel YouTube channel, Watch replays of the Sunday sermon.

This group resumes on May 10
Link to TUESDAY Book Discussion Group
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
For telephone: 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 862 7971 6007
Passcode: 419787

This service will resume on May 11
Link for WEDNESDAY Evening Service
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
For telephone: 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 867 5095 6162
Passcode: 695333
Please check the website on Friday for the Sunday bulletin
REMINDER: If you cannot join us in person for any reason, please use the link below to join us on Zoom. 

Link to Sunday Worship
Meeting ID: 849 4786 1947
Passcode: 591300

COMMUNION: All are invited to join in communion. Please prepare your elements (crackers or bread, and juice or wine) before service begins.

SLO Public Health Department Link

Church News and Notes
Pavel Ray Ericson died in San Diego on March 23rd at 11:17 AM. Pavel was baptised at Mt. Carmel Lutheran and attended Sunday school, Church gatherings, and services from 2000 to 2013 at the always welcoming church. Pavel is the son of Alexandra Akhmedova and Joel Ericson and grandson of Jon and Amy Ericson. Pavel's grandparents were members of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church for over forty years.

A memorial service for Pavel Ray Ericson will take place at First Lutheran Church in San Diego on April 27th at 3PM. The service will be conducted by Pastor Kurt Christenson who is the son of Bob and Mary Christenson who were also long standing members of Mt. Carmel and close friends with the Ericson family. The service will be broadcast live and recorded on Zoom. See invitation with link below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 3083 7762
Passcode: 093486

Join by phone
        +1 669 900 9128



Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 852 4271 6693
Passcode: 185337
Dial-in: 669-900-6833
Vacation Bible School
July 11 - July 15
9am - 1pm

Click the link below to register your child(ren) for our 2022 Vacation Bible School. We will have stories, music, and activities for children ages 3 years (and potty trained) to entering 5th grade. 6th grade and up can volunteer to be a helper. Adult volunteers are also welcome.

Cost for the week is $50 per child. Camperships are available. Please contact Deanna Schultze at 805-305-8227 for more information.

Link to VBS registration
ThisSunday, April 24: We will hear from guest presenter Susan Updegrove of SLO4Home - an ecumenical organization in San Luis Obispo helping refugees from Afganistan (and probably Ukraine) begin new lives on the Central Coast. Check out their website at for more information.

Next Sunday, May 1: The Church Council will share information on council activities and plans and the Call Committee will be asking for opinions from the congregation on possible candidates to consider for Mt Carmel.
In person and on Zoom
In person and on Zoom
Sunflowers for Ukraine
Sunday, May 15, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

Why sunflowers? In better days, Ukraine raised millions of sunflowers and exported 48% of the worlds sunflower oil. The sunflower is an enduring symbol of the country.

On Sunday, May 15, we will serve a light lunch in the Sunday School area after worship. There will be stations set up in Quist Hall for all ages to make paper sunflowers. We will have patterns and supplies to make the flowers, and plenty of crafty helpers to answer questions.

Our hope is to come together in recognition of Ukraine's humanitarian crisis, encourage prayers, and collect donations for Lutheran World Relief. They have feet on the ground with medical assistance, food, shelter, and refugee protection programs.

Please join us, and tell your friends. This event is open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 per adult includes crafting supplies and lunch.
The cupboards at Iglesia Santa Cruz are critically low on non-perishable items! They are in dire need of:

We'll gladly do the shopping if you perfer to make a cash donation on Sunday.

Suggested donation schedule:

1st Sundays - Rice & Beans
2nd Sundays - Masa & Oil
3rd Sundays - Sugar & Salt
4th Sundays - Laundry/Dish Soap & Pesonal hygeine items (men & women)
5th Sundays - Socks and Undies (All ages/genders)

Gift cards and Thrivent Grants are also welcome. 

Matching Gifts Challenge Benefitting the SLO County Food Bank

The new donation site is up and running. Please click the link below for more information.

Link to Mt. Carmel matching funds page

If you prefer to donate to the matching funds challenge by check, make your check out to the SLO County Food Bank. Write Mt. Carmel Matching Funds Drive on the memo line so that your donation will be properly credited.  Mail to:

Food Bank Coalition of SLO County
1180 Kendall Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Please do not route your food bank donations through Mount Carmel.  Doing so will delay your donation and make tracking the matching funds challenge donations difficult for the food bank.

Thank you to Mount Carmel for your always generous spirit!

We'd love to hear from you. Please call or email with your questions or comments. 

Phone: 805-544-2133
or on Facebook at

Prayer requests may be sent to the church office by email or phone

Celebrating God’s grace through worship, learning and service.
Copyright © 2016 MT. CARMEL, All rights reserved.

Contact information:
Address: 1701 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Phone: 805-544-2133

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