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 this summer:
9:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
10:30 a.m. Fellowship
12:00 p.m. Casa de Oracion

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

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.

Minnesota Food Share Harvest Campaign, August 1-September 30: Join Minnesota Food Share in a campaign to provide local food shelves fresh produce and healthy foods. You can bring to worship produce from your garden, farmer’s market, or community garden or other whole foods like nuts, rice, or oats. Donations will be delivered to Little Kitchen Food Shelf.

The Adult Forum study on The Agile Church has been cancelled due to some timing and context  issues. Pastor John still invites those who are interested in a challenging read, to get a copy, read it and meet him for coffee! Please disregard the recent advertising in the Candle. Stay tuned for a soon-to-be update of the Adult Forum schedule for this fall.

Sunday Schools Teachers Needed: Do you feel called to Children's Ministry? Rally Sunday is coming up on September 11th. We need YOU for Sunday School! Prayerfully consider joining this special ministry as a Sunday School teacher. Contact Nancy Nordeen for more information.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Update: Thank your for your life saving gifts collected as part of our Third Sunday offering on August 21st. Lots of God's kids, hungry in body and spirit, will be fed! In addition, we can increase that support with the following two opportunities.

1) On Rally Sunday, FMSC tubes full of mini M & M's will be distributed to everyone who wants them. Take them home, eat the treats, then use your tube to collect quarters. Be creative in how you fill the tube - from the coin dish on your dresser, collected from your neighbors, profits from a lemonade stand, dinner prayer offering etc. etc. We know you will have some wonderful ideas.  When filled, you should have $14.00 in your tube! Return the tubes to Audrey Erickson or the Church office and they will be delivered to FMSC. Free refills are part of the deal!

2)  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!

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.