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Link to the Mt. Carmel Summit Newsletter for October 2021
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Worship at Mt. Carmel
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 Service 
Sundays at 9:30 AM
For telephone: +1 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 849 4786 1947

Passcode: 591300

Link for WEDNESDAY Evening Service
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
For telephone: +1 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 867 5095 6162
Passcode: 695333

- Link to SATURDAY morning Bible study,
Saturdays at 8:30 AM
For telephone:  +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 831 5325 2589
Passcode: 690622

- Mt. Carmel YouTube channel, Watch replays of the Sunday sermon.
Please click the picture for the Sunday bulletin
REMINDER: Our indoor worship continues to require all participants remain masked and observe social distancing throughout the worship service. Opportunites to socialize unmasked are available outdoors before and after the service.
Church News and Notes
Monday, November 8 at 10:00 am
Childcare provided.
65th Anniversary Commemoration

During the first three weeks of November, we will be commemorating the 65th anniversary of the founding of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church.
  • November 7th—All Saints Sunday—along with remembering loved ones who have died we will have a display of banners made or funded by Mt. Carmel members.
  • November 14th and 21st - we will have a “Wall of Wonder” along the gallery wall with designations for the decades of Mt. Carmel’s history. As part of our worship on these dates you will be invited to mark dates (births, baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals) and other life passages in your own history at Mt. Carmel. You are also asked to bring photos that may be put up on the wall of wonder. Also, on November 14, following the Adult Forum with an update fromt the Call Committee, we will have a barbeque hosted by the Road Kill Grill and featuring a musical performances by the SLO Strummers (Bob Grosse’s ukulele group). A free will offering will be collected at the barbeque to benefit CAT.
  • November 21 - the Adult Forum with feature remembrances by long-time Mt. Carmel members.
 We hope you will join us for these times of giving thanks for Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church.

Pastor Richard
This Sunday, November 7 – Last in the series Inroducing ELCA Daily Discipleship Bible studies. The text is from Mark, Chapter 13.

Next Sunday, November 14 - The Call Committee is moving along rapidly on interviewing candidates for Mt Carmel.  During Adult Forum they will give us the status of their progress so far.
Sunday, November 14
After the Adult Forum

The Road Kill Grill is preparing another fine meal for us to enjoy. A Free Will offering to benefit the Children and Teens Ministry will be accepted at the BBQ.

Please sign up after church on Sunday so we can get a head count and to let us know if you would like to bring a salad or dessert to share.
Book Discussion Group
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Book discussion began October 19. There's still time to join the conversation.
Please click the image above for a link to the Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 862 7971 6007

Passcode: 419787

We are reading Living Buddha, Living Christ by Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? 

Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplative traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. In lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors."

SLO County Facial Covering Mandate


Women's Retreat at Monestary of the Risen Christ in SLO
First Annual Trunk or Treat at Mt. Carmel
We had a great time at Trunk or Treat with 10 trunks, and approximately 75 visitors.

~~This is a huge thank-you, to Deanna and MaryAnn, for making the “trunk ‘o treat on Saturday so successful and such a happy event!

Deanna, thank you for coordinating this wonderful event and getting all us “trunks” out there. Such adorable costumes and so many smiles!

And MaryAnn, thank you for putting it on Facebook. I heard many of our guests say that they checked Facebook for Trunk ‘o Treat locations and there we were! We even had folk from Paso!

Besides getting to see all these wonderful children and moms and dads, it was a great opportunity for the community of Mt. Carmel to come together and celebrate Halloween!

Thank you, thank you both!! You rock!

Nancy Priddy~~
Congratulations to our 2020 Confirmands
Caleb Holman, Andrew Moersdorf, and Allison Schultze
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 are easy to purchase and easy to transport. All gift cards are presented to Pastor Esteban Salazar at Iglesia Santa Cruz. Pastor Salazar distributes the cards to different families each month, as needed.

Thrivent grants are always a blessing. Your Thrivent dollars are generally used to purchase items from the list above. Please contact Steve Bennett if you would like more information about Thrivent grants.
Angel Tree Coming Soon!

Mt. Carmel will receive the Christmas wish lists for 40 children from Iglesia Santa Cruz this year. Watch for the Christmas tree in the narthex around the middle of November. Complete instructions will be provided.

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

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