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January 2021 Tidings

Pastor’s Ponderings When the angel told Mary that she would bear the Christ child, we are told Mary “pondered” the angel’s message. In Greek, the word, “ponder” means “to throw” or to “put together.” The...

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03 Jan 2021
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December 2020 Tidings

Pastor’s Ponderings We are right in the middle of the time of year, I like to call, “Hallowthankmas.” As soon as the back-to-school items are cleared from the shelves, the costumes and candy for Halloween...

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05 Dec 2020
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November 2020 Tidings

From the President New Beginnings I am excited to inform you that we have hired a new interim pastor! Her name is Christine Wenzel, and her first Sunday with us will be Nov.8. She has...

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30 Oct 2020
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October 2020 Tidings

Pastor’s Pen Words for the road And so, our time together at Mt. Carmel is soon drawing to a close. I have been your pastor for four years and a few months and it’s hard...

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01 Oct 2020
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September 2020 Tidings

Pastor’s Pen For we know that all things work for good, with those whom God has called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) Most of us probably know this verse well. It is very hopeful,...

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16 Sep 2020
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August 2020 Tidings

Pastor’s Pen Wait for it Heidi and I were just on a three-day getaway to Bayfield, Wisc. We had a lovely time but not great weather. One day it rained off and on all day....

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09 Aug 2020
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July 2020 Tidings

Pastor’s Pen It’s time to listen Well, what a difference one Tidings issue makes! The last issue I wrote for, everything was about the pandemic. And while that’s not exactly off the table (not even...

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27 Jun 2020
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COVID-19 Task Force Update

Dear Mt. Carmel community, It’s been three months since we last worshipped together in person. It feels like a very long time. We know you’re anxious to see everyone again and having that fellowship. We...

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22 Jun 2020
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June 2020 Tidings

Pastor’s Pen Greetings, Mt. Carmelites! OK, let’s name the elephant in the room: when will we be able to gather again within the walls of our beloved church building? We’ve just heard that our brothers...

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05 Jun 2020