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Wow! I didn’t see that snow coming! If it was predicted, I totally missed the forecast! How ironic on the day after we celebrated the resurrection of the Messiah—an event that was clearly predicted, yet still caught everyone by surprise… :) 


What a glorious celebration of Jesus we enjoyed yesterday as the church of God! There was such a special spirit present in both services! From the opening line of “Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!” to the closing chorus of “The redeemed will sing forever: Jesus Saves!” the celebration of praise through music was magnificent! And the special music by the quartet of Aaron Weakley, Christal Burrill, David Duley, and Bart Patton—accompanied by Carolyn Palmer—was fabulous!

I was excited to share with our church how the amazing chapter of Luke 24 still impacts our lives today! The love of Jesus moved Him to go to doubting disciples who failed to recognize His presence—yet He revealed Himself through His words, in His Word, and with His Spirit! And He continues to complete His imperfect followers still today! Yesterday’s message can be found on our websiteYouTube channelSpotify podcast, or iTunes podcast.  

In case you missed it, yesterday’s bulletin can be found here


YOUTH GROUP: The high school youth group will be meeting together with the middle school this Wednesday at 7 p.m. What a great way for your teens to connect the Word of God to their specific needs!

KIDS’ MINISTRY:  Treats, crafts, songs, a Bible lesson, and a growing relationship with some incredible mentors is available each week for kids K-5th grade! We’d love to have your family join in on the fun this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria!

COMPASSION SUNDAY: On Sunday, May 1, you will hear how one of our own church families is sponsoring a child in need—and how your family can prayerfully do the same. Click here for more information.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH: On Sunday, May 8, the men of Mt. Carmel want to celebrate the special ladies of Mt. Carmel by hosting a special brunch for all the ladies of the church—middle school and above. The special meal will be held in the cafeteria from 9:15-10:15.

MCCA CAR SHOW: Do you like cool cars or being part of an event team? The MCCA Car Show Committee is looking for some new members to help them plan, prepare, and execute the largest fundraiser of the year for our Christian school. If you'd be interested, please contact Ron Keyser at 540.244.9907 or  


Have you ever started reading a book of the Bible—only to find yourself wondering what in the world you were reading? Knowing about the author, audience, date, and context of the book are so helpful! So where can you find that information? The Bible Project!

The Bible Project offers an awesome illustrated video for each book of the Bible! Each video will be a huge blessing to you as you seek to know the Word of God in a greater way. Plus, there are so many other resources—podcasts, blogs—and even a college-level class. If you want to study the Word, the Bible Project is a great resource—and it totally free.Have a blessed week, Mt. Carmel! Jesus is still risen! He is still alive! :)

Let’s live out our calling as a disciple-making community for the glory of God! I love you!

Pastor Brian