This week at Mt. Carmel...September 14, 2018
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Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church

1701 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 544-2133

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We are so glad that you are here. ​Next Sunday​, ​September 23 ​we will be offering a Bible study for all young adults during the education hour following worship. We will also use the opportunity to talk about activities that we’d like to pursue this year. Bring your ideas...retreats?, hikes?, bonfires?, service projects? We hope that you will join us.

Come and say hello and grab a snack before the CP / Montana football game on ​Saturday, September 29​. Look for us in the tailgate area near the Recreation Center. See you there at 1 p.m.

Free weekly dinners resume ​Wednesday, October 3 ​at 6pm. Did we say free? We did! All young adults are welcome.

Please take a moment to update or confirm your information in the MCLC data base. Include names of all members in your household, address, current phone numbers (cell phone if you do not answer your land line) and email address. Don't forget your birthday and anniversary so that you can be celebrated on your special day. 
Email the church office at or fill out the blue Connection Card you'll find in the Sunday bulletin. Thanks.
There will be a table on the patio after the 9/16 Sunday service for all the accumulated items from the kitchen.  Please check the table and see if there is anything there that belongs in your kitchen.  Any orphan items left behind will be donated to Good Will if we do not have a use for them in the church kitchen. We appreciate your support and the contributions brought to the church for various church functions. 
It’s that time of the year again!  It’s Mt. Carmel Youth kick-off time.  On Sunday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m. we have our annual youth kick-off “bonfire” at Port San Luis!  All youth and families from 7th through 12th grades are invited!  We will have pizza, s’mores, a (small) campfire, and some games.  This is a great time for everybody to get together, hang out, and get ready for an awesome year!
Want a free, hot cooked breakfast, fellowship, and a thought provoking Bible Study? Come to the Saturday morning Men's Bible Study. The next eleven weeks we will be studying "The Story of Scripture." Many people start (many times) to read through the whole Bible, 66 books and written over 1350 years, but give up about Leviticus. Learn the story of God's people, Genesis to Revelations, in a comprehensive study guide. You can just show up any Saturday!
For more info contact: John Keisler,, 805-543-4259

Benefits Women’s Retreat Scholarship Fund
Chicken Enchiladas or Cheese Enchiladas
2 for $6 or 6 for $15
Taking Orders after Services 
Sept 2nd through Sept 23rd
! ! ! MUY  SABROSO ! ! !

Men's Advance, October 26-28
El Camino Pines Retreat and Conference Center. 
Join men from Mt. Carmel and others throughout the Southwest Synod to learn how to become Faith Warriors.  Dr. Terry Paulson, an award winning speaker and Masters in Lay Theology from Fuller Seminary, will present The Apostle Paul's Admonition to Believers on how and what it means to put on the full armor of God each day!  Join us for great discussions and study, food, fellowship, recreation, and music.  Cost: $75 for the day, $150 for the weekend.  It's an ADVANCE, not just a retreat!  For more information and transportation contact:  John Keisler, or 805-543-4259.
Do you have a guest bedroom and enjoy the classical music performing arts?  Our good friends at Opera San Luis Obispo have asked us to reach out to our congregation regarding their critical need for SLO County residents who have the ability to house a visiting artist during their upcoming production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, which will be performed at Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo (PAC) San Luis Obispo, next month on October 13th and 14th. 
Housing an artist is a great way to spend time with an internationally acclaimed performer and it’s very easy too.  The minimum requirement is a private bedroom and the ability for your guest to shower and store some food in a refrigerator.  Artists are extremely professional and self-sufficient. OperaSLO in exchange is delighted to offer participating residents two free tickets to The Magic Flute for each housed artist.   
Housing needs cover the weeks of 9/27 through 10/14
or the week of 10/7 through 10/14.  For more information contact OperaSLO Artistic Director Dr. Brian Asher Alhadeff at (714) 856-5663 or by email to
Stewardship Message

We’ve all heard the expression, “Money talks.” That’s true. Money does talk. Because money is valuable to us, how we use it communicates volumes to those about us. With the exception perhaps of taxes, all of us vote with the contents of our purses, wallets and checkbooks concerning what means the most to us.
In fact, we could even go so far as to say that a person who does not spend money on something which is supposedly very important in his or her life really does not place much value on that item or activity. Suppose for a moment that you think “little league” baseball for kids is very important. You talk about it wherever you go. You attend the games. You enroll your own children in the program. But when someone calls you to ask you to be a sponsor of a team, or when someone “passes the hat” at a game to pay for equipment, you refuse to participate.
Would you not agree that an impartial observer of such behavior would conclude correctly that little league baseball really does not mean much to you? Your lack of financial support would outweigh the other positive aspects of your attendance, enthusiasm and participation.
The same thing is true in the spiritual realm. It is one thing to talk about Christianity. It is yet another to demonstrate our faith by how we use the money which God has entrusted to us. And that is especially true in our support of the ministry of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church. As someone said recently in one church just before the offering was received, “Lord, in spite of all we say and do, this is what we think of you.”
Or as the Lord Jesus put it, “ . . . let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16).
The annual picnic of the North Coast Shepherding Group was held last Sunday at Del Mar Park in Morro Bay.  A potato bar was on the menu with eight different toppings as well as an assortment of veggies, fruits and salads.  Cookie and cake desserts rounded out an afternoon of fun and conversation.  
The Christ in Our Home Devotion Books for the fall quarter are available in the Narthex.  Please help yourself to either the regular or large print edition to take to friends who may be unable to attend church.
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