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Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church

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

Sunday Services:
8:45am Traditional 
11:00am Contemporary

Summer Services (June 17-September 9):
9:30am Contemporary/Traditional Worship (music styles will alternate)

Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm weekdays
Pastors' Contact Info:
Pastor Valerie
Office Hours: Tuesdays (11am-1pm) and Thursdays (12:30-3:00pm)

Pastor Dan
Council Minutes
Turning West Info

"We know that the Church of Christ in every age is beset by change, but as Spirit led, is called to test and claim its heritage."
– "Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice," paraphrasing the hymn "The Church of Christ in Every Age"

The "Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice" interweaves a confession of faith, theology, Scripture, history, science, sociology and even hymnody. The Women and Justice: One in Christ social statement task force needs your feedback in order to revise this text and then to send a proposed social statement to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2019.

Women and Justice

Participants at the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering read and respond to the draft through "thumbs up" and post-it comments.

Because social statements speak on behalf of the ELCA as a whole church, the task force would like to hear your thoughts on the draft. Is it readable and clear? Is this what the church is being called to say about what women and girls need?

Women and JusticeThe task force will read and consider all feedback it receives through September 30. Feedback can be sent through an online or paper survey form or through letters and emails. For more information and resources, go to

Thank you to those who have already read the draft and responded, and thanks in advance to those who will!

God's peace,
Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld and Professor W. Bradley Wendel
Co-chairs, Women and Justice: One in Christ social statement task force

Mt. Carmel Book Club
We’ll be meeting at the home of Karen Petersen, Sunday, August 12, 6:00. 
1984 by George Orwell.

Blessing of the Backpacks

On Wednesday, August 15 at 10am, we invite you all to color tags for the backpacks of children/students/teachers as a reminder that they are surrounded by a community of love. Then on Sunday, September 19, we will be blessing the backpacks.
Harvest Sunday

September 9 we will be collecting bottles of red wine to serve at communion.

Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding

Mark your calendars for August 13, 7:30, at First Presbyterian Church for Opening Doors of Interfaith Understanding. Our speakers will be Rich Carsel of Congregation Ohr Tzafon, who will lead a discussion of the book, “The Sunflower”, by Simon Wiesenthal, and Tasneem Elghandour of the Mosque of Nasreen, who will speak about Growing Up Muslim in SLO. It should be an amazing evening, so please come join us. Never attended before? Great time to start and meet others from different faith communities.
Questions? Nancy Priddy 459-9249

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 Christ in Our Home Devotion Books for the summer 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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