e 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

10:30 a.m. Fellowship


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Events and News

Mt. Carmel is making a new directory June 21–24! Sign up here for your portrait session!

Tuesday, June 6: Softball Game


The Mt. Carmelites will play III Media Brama Bulls on Tuesday at Vets Field, 7 p.m. Come out and support them! Directions from the intersection of 694 and Silver lake Rd: take 694 to Long Lake Rd exit, go S and road turns into 10th St. Turn R onto Old Hwy 8, turn L onto 8th St. Field is located behind New Brighton City Hall.

May 30, June 6 & 13: Hospitality Workshop


Do you ever wonder if we are as welcoming and hospitable as we can be with visitors and neighbors? The practice of thoughtful hospitality is viewed now more than ever as one of the very most important qualities and practices of churches that are healthy, vital and faithful. Furthermore, it is a practice that everyone in the congregation is called to do! We also learn quickly that the practice of hospitality is as much about receiving hospitality as it is offering hospitality. Why is that? Come to the workshop and find out. There is no charge to you, we will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at Nativity Lutheran just up the road. If you can’t make all of them, that’s OK. Please let Pastor John know if you want to attend.

June 2: Waite Park Carnival


It's time again for the Waite Park Carnival! We need all hands on deck for this wonderful community event, which will take place rain or shine at Waite Park, on Friday, June 2 from 5:30-8 p.m. People can sign up to help with a variety of activities, including donating pop and sweets, event set-up/clean-up, ticket sales, food service and games—most shifts are just one hour long! Please take a look at our volunteer sign up at http://signup.com/go/afVifQs. Please contact Allison Gurney if you have any questions.

June 2–5: Feed My Starving Children Packing Event


FAMINE . . . an extreme scarcity of food.  Currently 20 million people in the world are suffering from catastrophic famine - especially in the countries of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen. How are we called to help our neighbor? On June 2-5 Feed My Starving Children is sponsoring, along with the Minnesota Somali community, a MobilePack event at the River Center in St. Paul with hopes of packing 6 million meals. We will have a group from Mt. Carmel attending once a day and time preference is determined. You can also help by signing up as individuals or small groups and most importantly by making donations specifically for this event.  Please watch for additional announcements and contact Audrey Erickson with questions/comments: ajajeric@gmail.com or 763-795-8681. More details can be found at www.fmsc.org


June 23 & 24: Little Kitchen Foodshelf Garage Sale


Grace, Gustavus Adolphus and Mt. Carmel partner with Little Kitchen Foodshelf  for a fundraiser garage sale., Fri June 23, 8-5 and Sat June 24, 8-4. Location:  Corner of 27th and Johnson St. NE in the Gustavus Adolphus Church parking lot.

Ways you can help make our fundraiser a success:

1. Donate items: Please bring your gently used items to the sale on Friday 6/23 between 8 am and 12 pm, no large furniture please.  If you need to drop off items before the sale please contact Beth Breiter at bbreiter92@gmail.com or 612-735-0625

​2. Volunteer:  We’ll need helpers to organize the sale,  set up the night before, work the sale both Friday and Saturday and pack up and haul away leftovers at the end.  If you’re an organizer, a worker bee, or a people person, we want you. Kids are welcome helpers,  too.  Email Beth at bbreiter92@gmail.com to volunteer.

3. Shop at the sale and spread the word.  We can turn every dollar raised at the sale into food for hungry neighbors.


August 4–6: Mt. Carmel Camping


The Mt. Carmel camping trip is scheduled again this year for August 4–6 at Lake Elmo Campground. Mt. Carmel has reserved 10 campsites that are close to each other. We have 4 remaining slots. If you are interested in camping this year please contact the office to make a payment. The camping fee for two nights is $66.00. There is lots to do at the campground: swimming, biking, hiking, and having a good time with friends. Please join us for a weekend of fun. If you need financial assistance with the cost of camping please contact the office.

2017 Summer Musical

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church is looking for singers/actors to be part of the cast of their 7th annual summer musical. This year’s musical is called “In the Image” and will explore what it means to be created in the image of God! The musical is open to all young people in elementary and middle school. Rehearsals are held at Gustavus Adolphus (1509 27th Ave NE) each Wednesday from 7–8 p.m. beginning June 21. The cast will perform the musical at two performances, August 25 and 27. A complete schedule will be provided to all participants at the first rehearsal on June 21. No pre-registration is required. Simply come to the first rehearsal and we’ll take it from there! In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Phil Holzman at GA Church: 612-789-7256 or philh@gachurchmpls.org.



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


Need a ride to church?  Please call minibus coordinator, Julie Craig, at 612-789-7855, each week by Saturday.

For programs and other opportunities, see the Tidings newsletter.