This week at Mt. Carmel...
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1701 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 544-2133

Sunday Service:
9:30 AM

Office Hours:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday through Friday
Happenings around Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church
Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd.

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
Adult Forum
Sunday, Nov 1, 11:00am
“Stewarding  the Ache of Grief”. As part of our Harvest of Gratitude Stewardship Emphasis, the November Adult Forums will focus on a broader, Biblical view of stewardship beyond financial stewardship that includes the “stewardship” of our experiences and emotions.

We are beginning our stewardship campaign with the theme Harvest of Gratitude. There will be brief talks in worship services, Adult Forum presentations and, in November, a pledge drive. In these activities we explore how we can live out God’s mission her at Mt. Carmel.
Bring your appetite and help raise money for the Mt. Carmel middle and high school youth programs. Baked potatoes with all the ‘fixins’ can be enjoyed here, or taken home for later. Meals that include a potato and chili will also be available. The Potato Bar will be open both before and after the Adult Forum.
I/we want to thank those who met often, worked hard and applied thoughtfulness to the previously known as "Norms Group" and renamed "Journey Forward" teams. I/we also want to thank the congregation for participating in all the conversations and surveys that were so important to the process. It was a long journey with all the usual bumps. However, with the initial groundwork provided by Deb Prieto of Turning West, I/we believe we achieved several positive accomplishments and opened doors to constructive conversations.  At our celebration on Sunday Oct 27, 2019 we identified some of the participants on this team. A heart felt thank you to the hospitality team that helped us host such a delicious celebration!
I/we would like to highlight and thank everyone that provided guidance for and to the Journey Forward team since we began meeting in July 2018!

Kathy Gremel (may she feel our love and appreciation)
Phil Twomey
Joan Pedersen
Claudia Coughran
Jackie Kinsey
Glenn Priddy
Kathy Towle
Karen Almas
Betty Johnson
Marilyn Brown
Kevin Dong
John Keisler
Pastor Richard Rollefson - bonus thanks to Pastor who has not only been a great supporter of this team but has enabled the congregation to move forward on getting healthy faster then anyone thought possible.

Sincerely - Journey Forward team(s) 
When we proposed doing a jacket drive for the migrant families along with the October Food Drive, I wasn’t sure how good the response would be for the jackets, so we just scheduled it for one Sunday. As it turned out  the response we so overwhelming that we did it for three Sundays. In all we have been able to provide them with almost two tons, yes I said tons!!! of jackets and food.
Highest kudos and high fives for everyone in the congregation who participated in this outreach.  God, does indeed, work in mysterious ways.

Peace and patience,
Marilyn Brown
Nov 9, 6:00pm - Table of Grace Dinner/Worship: Gather with friends and family, or come alone. All are welcome at the table.

Nov 10, 11:00am - Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser: Bring your appetite and help raise money for the Mt. Carmel middle and high school youth programs.

Nov 10, 3:00pm - Benefit Concert for Dr. Andrew Peterson: Featuring Louie Ortega, Jon Stephens, and Peter Yelda.

Nov 17, 3:00pm - 25th Annual Benefit Concert for the Homeless: The SLO County Band will perform to raise money for programs provided by 40 Prado.

Nov 24, 4:00pm - Documentary Film ”Imprisoning A Generation”: Film screening, discussion, and a brief prayer vigil for peace in the Middle East.

...and more
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