We are a vibrant ELCA congregation in Northeast Minneapolis committed to our mission: Live, Learn and Share God's Word. We welcome you not only to join us in our Sunday morning service but also to join us throughout the week in our services and ministries that help build up God's kingdom here on earth.

Join us on Sundays:

9:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

10:30 a.m. Fellowship

10:45 a.m. Sunday school & youth group

11:00 a.m. Adult education

12:00 p.m. Casa de Oracion

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Adult Education for fall 2016

We are Here Now: Revisiting Mt Carmel’s Mission and Strategic Priorities

Join Pastor John this fall at Sunday morning adult education in updating and exploring Mt Carmel’s mission and strategic priorities. Churches must be very clear about mission and direction in 2016. The world has changed, and the church always has the task of translating the Word of God and the gospel message to a world in need! Since mission and vision is always ongoing work by the congregation, we will explore together where we are and what that means for us as far as worship, committees, programs, outreach, etc. During the first three weeks we will cover:

Sept. 25Live God’s Word” Pastor John believes this is God’s call to equip our community. To keep asking the questions: how is God working through my life and our life together? What is God calling me to do and be? God’s Word calls, shapes, and partners us with the Living God. Does this seem right to you?

Oct. 2Share God’s Word” Pastor John believes this is God’s call to extend our community. To make a habit of opening ourselves to our neighbors to let God love them through us. God’s Word is a word that extends beyond us, binds us to new people and is loose in the world! Does this seem right to you?

Administrative assistance needed: The Christian Education Committee is in need of an administrative volunteer. This is not a teaching position, so you won’t be working directly with the children of Mt. Carmel. It does, however, require access to a computer. This position shouldn’t take more than a couple hours every month, though it will require a little more work during our “busy” seasons of Christmas and the beginning and end of the school year. We need help with: Sunday school registration, creating and communicating the schedule to teachers and parents, updating the Tidings with Christian Education information, coordinating music with Megan, coordinating Sunday morning staffing, covering teacher absences with substitutes or combining classes, working directly with the chair of the Christian Education Committee on any other programming needs. Please prayerfully consider helping out. If you’re interested, please contact Jenni Lathrop at 612-205-6007 or jennifer.lathrop@gmail.com.

Supply drive for Lutheran Social Services Welcome Kits, July 17-October 2: The Mt. Carmel social ministry committee invites you to donate supplies for welcome kits given to refugees that provide basic items. The following items are needed:

Adult welcome kits: Hand towels, washcloths, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, brushes, deodorant, lotion, shaving cream, razors, pens and pencils, small notepads, and socks

Kid welcome kits: Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hand towels, washcloths, soap, combs and brushes, lotion, socks, books, crayons, coloring books, small toys, and games

Mt. Carmel will collect donations for the kits through Sunday, October 2. Place donated items in the box outside the office door. Your help is appreciated.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Meal Packing: Join us to pack meals at the Coon Rapids FMSC location (401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, 55433) on Friday, September 23rd at 9:30 am or 6:00 pm. Please sign up with Audrey Erickson at 763-795-8681 or ajajeric@gmail.com.  If you need transportation, please advise so that arrangements can be made. There are jobs available that do not require you to stand for the full session. Guaranteed - this will be the most fun you ever have wearing a hairnet! Note that children must be at least five years old to volunteer.  Invite your friends and family - all are welcome!

Saturday, October 1, 12-3p: Mt. Carmel’s Birthday Party: Mark your calendars for Mt. Carmel’s 90th birthday celebration! We’re throwing a party for our neighborhood and will celebrate with games, food, and fun. If you would like to volunteer to run a game or host the s’more station, please notify the office at 612-781-2796 or reply to this email. The more volunteers we have, the more fun this party will be for our neighbors!

Sunday, Oct. 30, Mt. Carmel's 90th Anniversary Concluding Event: Worship and Luncheon: The fall events in celebration and recognition of our 90th year will conclude on Sunday, October 30, Reformation Sunday. We will start with a celebratory worship service followed by refreshments in Fellowship Hall and a special intergenerational forum. Following will be a 12:30 luncheon and program at Jax Cafe. Ticket details will be published in bulletins and the October Tidings once finalized. If you would like us to invite any former church members or friends to these events, please provide their name and address to the office.

Men's Bible Study each Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m. Good conversation and hot coffee too!


Need a ride to church on Sunday? The Mt. Carmel mini-bus can pick you up! To coordiante a pickup for 9:30 a.m. Worship, please call mini-bus coordinator Trish @ 763-706-0408 each week by Saturday.

For programs and other opportunities, see the Tidings newsletter.