1701 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
A Blended Service
Sunday School/Adult Education Hour:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday through Friday
Happenings around Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church
ADULT FORUM May 5 at 11:00am
Mt. Carmel's Journey Forward
RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES
If you have a high school senior in your family who hasn’t attended in awhile (or ever) but who would like to be included in our recognition of graduations during the June 2 service, please let Monica know ASAP!
GET ON THE BUS May 18
Once again this year we are able to bring a bus full of excited, a bit anxious, but happy children from Riverside, CA to CMC to visit their dads. This annual event will be on May 18 this year, and for some children, this may be the only time they get to see their dads. After their visit at CMC, the children and their chaperones will come to Mt. Carmel for a party and a chance to relax before they get back on the bus to return to Riverside. There will be ice cream sundaes and games, but mainly your friendly faces to greet our guests and make them feel welcome.
Information about this program and how you can get involved is available in the narthex. Contact Nancy Priddy at 805-459-9249 with any questions.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Sunday, Jun 2, 11:00 AM
Please mark your calendar and attend the Annual Congregational Meeting. The election of officers and council members will be held during the meeting. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. Your vote and voice are important! Food will be provided.
Vacation Bible School July 22-26
Registration forms are available in the narthex, or click the image above to download the forms. Space is limited, so sign up early.
A Statement from ELCA Presiding Bishop....
On Saturday, the last day of Passover, another shooting occurred at a synagogue — this time, Chabad of Poway, in California. The living had gathered to offer prayers to honor the dead and to close the Jewish festival of God’s liberating promise. Once again, worship was interrupted by deadly violence.
We stand against this latest public act of anti-Semitism and domestic terrorism, and with the Jewish community. Together, with our ecumenical and inter-religious partners, we will continue to “oppose the deadly working of such bigotry, both within our own circles and in the society around us” (“Declaration of ELCA to Jewish Community,” 1994).
We grieve with the community of Poway, with the victims and their families, and with all those who are wounded in mind, body and spirit by this latest act of violence committed in a sacred space.
We continue to grieve the shooting six months ago at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh; the mosque shootings six weeks ago in Christchurch, New Zealand; the arson one month ago of three historic Black churches in Louisiana; and the church bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.
We find ourselves, like the psalmist, crying out to God that “the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary” (Psalm 74:3b). We know that these incidents, together with others, are not isolated. They are linked through a tangled web of religious bigotry, violence, hatred and white supremacy that is meant to divide us — from each other and from God.
Therefore, our actions to address anti-Semitism must oppose all deadly workings in our midst. This is hard work but also holy work. An attack on one faith community is an attack on all. As a sign of God’s liberating promise, let us stand against this scourge by standing together. May it be so.
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Presiding Bishop, ELCA