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Happy Tuesday, Mt. Carmel!

I hope that your week is off to a blessed start! What an exciting time together we enjoyed this past weekend celebrating Jesus! It was exciting to see some of our Life Groups starting up again—as well as our teenagers and children meeting for Sunday school!

I wanted to let you all know that Jamie and I are going to be getting away for the next few days for a time of both physical and spiritual refreshment. As much as I love serving as your pastor, this year has certainly presented its share of draining circumstances. I am grateful for the church to allow Jamie and me to spend some time apart with God and with one another.  

I wanted to remind you that tomorrow evening at 7 p.m., there will be a women’s Bible study (led by Carolyn Palmer in Room 16) and a men’s Bible study (led by Frank Good in Room 15). I believe you will find it most convenient to park behind the church. The lower doors will be unlocked.

The middle school youth group will also be meeting at 7 p.m. in the gym with Pastor Micah. The high school youth group met as a group for the first time last Sunday evening—not only was it very well-attended turnout, but they enjoyed a wonderful time in worship and the Word together.

Because I will be out of town this Sunday, I have asked Jay Roy to preach this Sunday morning at both our 9 and 11 services. If you know Jay, you already know you will be blessed by what he will share. If you don’t know Jay well, you will find that God has gifted him with an incredible ability to share the Word of God with power and with boldness. You will be very glad you were in attendance on Sunday. 

As a reminder, the Life Groups are meeting every other week in order to provide a meeting time for our Life Group leaders. So this Sunday, there will be no Life Groups, Sunday school classes, or nursery. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church office.

Finally, please know that I will be praying for you. I know that many of you carry heavy hearts and heavy burdens—and I carry them with you to the Lord. It’s an honor and joy to serve as your shepherd. May we continue to point our hearts to the unchanging, unfailing King of Kings!

God bless you!

Pastor Brian