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February Summit
Just for fun, a little St. Patrick's Day quiz. Enjoy!!
  1. Where was St. Patrick born?
  2. The Irish have a tri-colored flag of orange, white, and green. What do the colors represent?
  3. Ireland's national symbol is one-of-a-kind, what is it?
  4. True or False -- Is the potato native to Ireland?
  5. What does St. Patrick believe the shamrock - or 3 leafed clover - represents?
  6. Which U.S. River is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
Scroll all the way to the bottom for the answers.
Give Online
Worship at Mt. Carmel
Please use the links listed here to join any of our worship services and Bible studies on Zoom. We look forward to seeing you!

 - Link to SUNDAY morning Zoom Service 
Sundays at 9:30 AM
For telephone: 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 849 4786 1947

Passcode: 591300

- Link to TUESDAY Book Discussion Group
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
For telephone: 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 862 7971 6007
Passcode: 419787

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

- Link to FRIDAY morning Bible sturdy
Fridays at 10:30 AM
For telephone: 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 829 5418 7961
Passcode: 229122

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

- Mt. Carmel YouTube channel, Watch replays of the Sunday sermon.
Please check the website on Friday for the Sunday bulletin
REMINDER: If you cannot join us in person for any reason, please use the link below to join us on Zoom. 

Link to Sunday Worship
Meeting ID: 849 4786 1947
Passcode: 591300

COMMUNION: All are invited to join in communion. Please prepare your elements (crackers or bread, and juice or wine) before service begins.
Soup Suppers resume at 6:00pm on March 23

Beginning next Wednesday we will enjoy our traditional soup suppers before the Midweek Lenten Service. Bring your favorite bowl or giant mug to sample the delicious soups before the worship service.
Midweek Lenten Services
During the weeks of Lent we will gather in person (and on Zoom) at 7:00pm on Wednesdays. Our worship will feature songs from a Lenten Vespers Service Hidden in Christ, by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan (whose songs are included in the new Lutheran hymnal All Creation Sings). Our theme for the Lenten series is The Lord's Prayer.

Link to Zoom service
Meeting ID: 867 5095 6162
Passcode: 695333

SLO Public Health Department Link

Church News and Notes
Vacation Bible School
July 11 - July 15
9am - 1pm

Click the link below to register your child(ren) for our 2022 Vacation Bible School. We will have stories, music, and activities for children ages 3 years (and potty trained) to entering 5th grade. 6th grade and up can volunteer to be a helper. Adult volunteers are also welcome.

Cost for the week is $50 per child. Camperships are available. Please contact Deanna Schultze at 805-305-8227 for more information.

Link to VBS registration
Sundays during Lent - We will review Luther’s Small catechism. The series will present the articles of faith, Apostles Creed, Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, Baptism and Communion in discussion.  We invite you to join in either in person or on zoom and participate—since this is a discussion series, there won’t be much of a discussion if you don’t add your voice.

This Sunday, March 20: This week we
will continue with the first five of the Ten Commandments and complete the final five next Sunday.
Join the discussion, share your viewpoints, gain some new insights. 

The current book: If God is Love, Don't be a Jerk by John Pavolitz
Books are available on
Amazon and other retailers.
Currently only on Zoom
In person and on Zoom
The new edition of Christ in our Home is now available at Mt. Carmel in both regular and large print. Pick up a free copy today and take one to a friend. Please contact MaryAnn in the church office - 805-544-2133 - to request a copy by mail.
Covid-19 Information
Guidelines to help you know what to do if your get Covid, or if you are in close contact with someone who has Covid. This document is updated as of 1-25-2022.

Order free At-Home Covid tests

Please email the church at if you have any questions.
How to Support the People and Churches of Ukraine:
Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has launched a call for donations to support the churches and people of Ukraine, who are fleeing their homes and seeking shelter, basic necessities such as food and water, following Russia’s military invasion of the country.
LWF General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt said this “support is vital for people desperately seeking shelter from the gunfire and bombing. Every donation counts.”

The cupboards at Iglesia Santa Cruz are critically low on non-perishable items! They are in dire need of:

We'll gladly do the shopping if you perfer to make a cash donation on Sunday.

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 and Thrivent Grants are also welcome. 

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!



Join the Southwest Cal Synod Women of the ELCA for our annual Winter Gathering on Zoom Saturday, March 26 from 8:45 to 12:00. Our theme is "Called to Deal with Difficult Issues".  "Now may the God of peace . . .that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing God's will and may God work in us what is pleasing to God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever."  Hebrews 13:20-21(NIV)

Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra will walk us through a process that can help us navigate our conversations and decisions as we confront issues and people in our daily lives.  Our morning will consist of devotions by Pastor Marta Salazar, music, breaks with Jane Krueger and small group conversations.  Our offering will be divided between Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) and Churchwide Women of the ELCA.
Register for this event with Julie Jensen at 

Give Julie your name, address, phone number and email plus your church and city.  Julie will send you the Zoom link prior to the event.
Answers to St. Patrick's Day quiz.....
  1. Britain
  2. The Orange represents the protestants, the Green represents the Catholics, and the White represents HOPE that they will find peace between them.
  3. The Celtic Harp. Ireland is the only country in the world to use an instrument as a national symbol.
  4. FALSE -- Sir Walter Raleigh, a British explorer, brought the potato to Ireland in 1589.
  5. The Holy Trinity.
  6. The Chicago River.
We'd love to hear from you. Please call or email with your questions or comments. 

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

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