Mt. Carmel has received the Christmas wish lists for 40 children from Iglesia Santa Cruz. Pat Forrest is setting up a tree in the narthex with the children's information. Please take a moment to select a card or two from the tree. Complete instructions are provided.
National Youth Gathering Fundraiser November 21, 28
The youth at Mt. Carmel are raising money to pay for their trip to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis next summer. They've prepared several cookie mix jars for immediate purchase, and they're ready to take orders for more when these sell out!
Here's what you need to know to participate: What: Cookie Mix in a jar - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cost: $10 per jar When: After church in November
All the dry ingredients are included in the jar. You add the butter, egg, and vanilla then follow the instructions on the back of the jar. Buy more than one, either for yourself or to give as gifts.
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!
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.
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.
This Sunday, November 21 - As part of our celebration of Mt. Carmel's 65th Anniversary, for Adult Forum we hear from some of our long-time members, all who have been members for at least 50 years. Glen and Nance Priddy (who grew up at Mt. Carmel) will be the hosts.
Next Sunday, November 28 - Make your own Advent Wreath in Quist Hall. Bring your imagination and creativity. We'll supply the rest.
All current worship assistants, and anyone interested in learning more, are asked to attend this short training hour. Our in-person worship program is ever evolving and it's important that we all have the same information.
SLO County Facial Covering Mandate
A Health Officer Order requiring facial coverings for all individuals in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccine status, remains in effect for SLO County. Please use the links below for more information about the mask mandate, testing locations, isolation & quarantine instructions, press releases, and more.
Join us on the first Sunday of Advent to make your own Advent Wreath. All supplies provided.
The Bright Star of Bethlehem devotions for Advent are a gift from the sponsors of our recent photo exhibition. The daily devotions are written by members of The Bright Stars of Bethlehem Board and worshipfully focus on the life and experiences of the Christians of Bethlehem living in a land occupied by Israeli armed forces. The devotions point out how the "little town of Bethlehem" is persevering in the 21st Century. Copies are available in the narthex. Please help yourself.
Hey parents! Drop off the kiddos and take an afternoon to do some of the things you've been putting off.....
...Do some last minute shopping
...Go on a date with your special someone
...Take a nap
Watch the Vistas for sign-up details. Contact Deanna Schultze with any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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Prayer requests may be sent to the church office by email or phone
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