This week at Mt. Carmel...
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The church is closed to visitors and the public but you can still reach us by phone and email. 

Phone: 805-544-2133
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Prayer requests may be sent to the church office by email or phone

Celebrating God’s grace through worship, learning and service.
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Some of you may already know the name of Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, Lutheran pastor and public theologian. She was the founding pastor of the House of All Saints and Sinners in Denver, author of Pastorix  and Accidental Saints, and now hosts a podcast, “The Confessional.” She recently wrote a brief reflection on life and worship during this time of pandemic.
I do not know when we can gather together again in worship, Lord.
So, for now I just ask that:
When I sing along in my kitchen to each song on Stevie Wonder’s Songs in The Key of Life Album, that it be counted as praise. (Happy 70th Birthday, SW!)
And that when I read the news and my heart tightens in my chest, may it be counted as a Kyrie. 
And that when my eyes brighten in a smile behind my mask as I thank the cashier may it be counted as passing the peace.
And that when I water my plants and wash my dishes and take a shower may it be counted as remembering my baptism.
And that when the tears come and my shoulders shake and my breathing falters, may it be counted as prayer.
And that when I stumble upon a Tabitha Brown video and hear her grace and love of you may it be counted as a hearing a homily.
And that as I sit at that table in my apartment, and eat one more homemade meal, slowly, joyfully, with nothing else demanding my time or attention, may it be counted as communion.
                                                                                    -Nadia Bolz-Weber
In this time in which we are not able to gather together in our sanctuary, may we be reminded that our worship of God can take place in countless ordinary ways each day.

Pr.  Richard
Please use the links listed here to join any of our worship services and Bible studies. We look forward to seeing you!
Link to SUNDAY morning Zoom worship 
Sundays at 9:30 AM
For telephone: +1 669 900 9128 (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 892 1868 1679
Link to WEDNESDAY Evening Zoom Service 
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
For telephone: +1 669 900 9128 (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 867 5095 6162
- Link to FRIDAY morning Bible study,
Fridays at 10:30 AM
For telephone:  +1 669 900 6833 (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 552 129 433
- Link to SATURDAY morning Bible study,
Saturdays at 8:30 AM
For telephone:  +1 669 900 6833 (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 936 479 529

- Mt. Carmel YouTube channel, in case you missed a service.
Sunday Morning Schedule
In order to enhance our time together and our worship experience online we will follow a schedule for Sunday morning that includes an extended time before and after worship for conversation with microphones unmuted. During worship microphones will be muted by the host (except for the Sharing the Peace and Lord's Prayer).

9:00-9:25; Bring Your Own Coffee (BYOC) Fellowship with microphones unmuted
9:25: Announcements (microphones muted)
9:30: Worship
10:30 Post Service (PS) Fellowship with microphones unmuted
10:45: Adult Forum
Click the picture above for a full version of the Order of Worship
Words of Welcome
Confession and Forgiveness
Gathering Song -
Gather Us In (vs 1, 2 & 4)

Hymn of Praise
Prayer of the Day
Children’s Time
First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
Today’s reading is part of the introduction to the narrative of the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost. These verses tell of the risen Lord’s conversation with his disciples on the eve of his ascension, in which he promises that they will receive the power of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 104
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Paul is helping the Corinthians understand the relationship between our God-given unity and Spirit-created diversity. The Spirit creates the unity of faith and gives all Christians diverse gifts for the common benefit of all. We need one another’s diverse spiritual gifts because the same Spirit has given them to each person for the common good.
Alleluia Verse
Holy Gospel: John 20:19-23
Hymn of the Day - Holy Spirit, Truth Divine - ELW 398

Affirmation of Faith: The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the  Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. 
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession
The Peace
Offering - Matt & Ally Schultze

Thanksgiving for the Word
The Lord’s Prayer
Sending Song - You Are Mine - ELW 581
Adult Forum
Following worship

Stay tuned after worship on Sunday mornings for the Adult Forum. Each session features a topic of interest based on input from the congregation.

May 31 - Brief overview on Pentecost (Pentecost is next Sunday, May 31)
June 7 - Doctrine of the Trinity (June 7 is Trinity Sunday)
June 14 - Council Budget for next year – Council
June 21 - Changes to Constitution Planned for Annual Meeting – Council
June 28 - Annual Meeting
Mt. Carmel serves lunch at the Prado Center on the first Friday of each month
Thank you to our volunteers for June 5th: 

Hot Dish (serves 12+)
Marilyn/Dennis Brown
Pat Forrest
Sherri Parkinson
Janis Sexton
Ruth Rollefson
Kathy Towle
Jenice Twomey
Jan Uder
Salad (serves 12+)
Walt/Judy Bremer
Karen Columbo
Kathy Meyer

2 Large Cans of Fruit
Jennifer Bobell
Wende Dong

3 Gallons Whole Milk
Julie Martin

Our first briefing will be on Monday, June 8 at 7 p.m.  We will share case notes on the second Monday of each month thereafter.

Our first case is Blood, Salt, Water - by Denise Mina. Please read and be prepared to discuss your findings with the rest of the squad. Bring your alias, fingerprint kit, magnifying glass and disguise. 

For any questions about your assignment, call or text Detective Sgt. Patti (a.k.a. “Four Eyes Agatha”) Frey at (805) 235-1938. 

Here’s the address of Zoom Headquarters: 

Meeting ID: 798 2610 8228
Password:   0gQrgX

Sorry, but due to the tight budget constraints imposed by the Chief Constable, there is no phone-in option available for these briefings.

Matching Gifts Challenge Benefitting the SLO County Food Bank

A couple in our congregation will match donations up to $1000 made by members and friends to the SLO County Food Bank through June 30. The food bank is facing extra needs at this time and was thrilled to hear about the matching funds challenge.

Use this link to donate to the Mount Carmel matching funds challenge

If you prefer to donate to 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 to track.

Thank you to Mount Carmel for your always generous spirit!

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