This week at Mt. Carmel...
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We are here!!
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.
Give Online
Online giving is available from the comfort of you home or when you're on the road. Click the Give Online button above, or download the Give Plus Mobile App on you phone or tablet, to make a one-time offering or to set up a recurring donation. You decide how much to give and when.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

We can still show social connection and come together on behalf of our communities even while practicing physical distancing. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:
1) Give money, goods, PPE supplies—anything you can to organizations on the front lines of this pandemic. Remember to also show your support for local nonprofits, who despite COVID-19 are continuing to provide much needed services to the community.
2) Clap for your healthcare workers, thank your post officer, delivery driver, and other essential workers. Write thank you cards, post on social media, and share your appreciation for the people and organizations who are helping your community.
3) Safely volunteer virtually from your home. Give your voice to help raise awareness, lend your talents to give pro bono hours to a nonprofit who needs your expertise, or take an hour to call a senior who may be alone. 
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4) Support your local community by buying from small businesses and raising awareness for organizations that are getting hit the hardest by this pandemic. Celebrate members of your community who are giving back.
5) Kindness is contagious. Buy flowers or groceries for a neighbor, offer to walk a neighbor's pets, call a friend, hang a heart or sign in your window, host a concert from your balcony.
6) Help with response efforts by bringing groceries to at-risk individuals, sewing masks for nurses and doctors, donating excess food items to shelters and food banks, or giving blood.

Share Your Generosity!

Share how you’ve been giving back on social media with hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow and inspire others to give together even when we’re apart.
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Pastor Richard Rollefson leads this quiet service each Wednesday evening at 7:00pm on Zoom. Click the link below to join the meeting, or join by phone and enter the meeting ID. 

Link to WEDNESDAY Evening Zoom Service 
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
For telephone: +1 669 900 9128 (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 867 5095 6162
This is a worldwide effort of support and unity. 
Spread the word!
Click the bus for information and videos about this program

The Bus is Coming!....
Well, not right now, but at some point. I am pretty sure you all realized that the bus full of happy faces, heading to visit their dads at CMC will not be arriving on the planned date of May 16. But the bus is not cancelled, just postponed...
Mt. Carmel has been so supportive of Get on the Bus, with your donations and volunteer time, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all. When this crisis is over and we have returned to whatever “normal” will be, there will be plans to bring the bus full of beautiful children and their chaperones, to see their dads at CMC. Until that date, please keep these families in your prayers, until they can be together again. Include in your prayers also, the staff at CMC. May they stay safe and healthy.
Thank you for all you are and do,
Nancy Priddy
Bus Coordinator
Get on the Bus
Daily at 1:00 pm

Set your alarms for 1:00pm each day to spend a minute or two in conversation with God throughout this holy Easter season.
Financial Support for Mt. Carmel
Please remember that the ministry of Mt. Carmel Lutheran continues even in this time that we are not able to meet in person. We've expanded our options for giving to include online ACH transfers through a secure website. Feel confident that your account and personal information is always safe and that you are the one directing the amount and timing of your giving. Click the Give Online button at the top of this page, or download the Give Plus Mobile app to your phone or tablet, to begin donating anytime, anywhere.

If you prefer to pay by personal check, our mail is picked up everyday, so you can feel comfortable mailing your offerings to:

Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church
1701 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Another option is setting up a recurring payment through your financial institution. This can be done online (recommended), or in person at your financial institution.

Thank you for your patience. Coming soon - donate with your credit card.
Save the Date - June 28, 2020
Information about the time and method of our Annual Congregational Meeting will be in future publications of the Vistas and Summit. Stay tuned.....
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