Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church

            6410 Lee Jackson Highway, P.O. Box 8, Steeles Tavern, VA 24476 - 540-377-6742

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People consider many things when looking for a church home, or just visiting.  Be assured Mt. Carmel will welcome you with open arms and hearts.

Last Week's Sermon


Oct. 12, 2014

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Mt. Carmel Messenger


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Kids' Council will sponsor a Veteran's Day breakfast on November 9.  All Veteran's are welcome. Please let someone from Mt Carmel know of any Veterans you know so they may be personally invited.






Easter Morning Cross



Whatever you're looking for... you mean something to God. As God's church, you mean something to us. You are always welcome here.


Pastor: Rev. Olivia Haney



In a duly stated Congregational Meeting the following members of the congregation were selected to serve as elders:  Maggie Earhart, Charles May, Debbie Shickel.   Also elected to serve as trustee for the church was  Louis Ramsey.   We ask God's blessings upon these folk as they begin their service on the Session and Board of Trustees.







The Haspels (article below) are recovering from their injuries.  It was been reported that their attack was totally random and they were not targeted.  We continue to request that they be kept in your prayers as they continue to heal. The link will give more updated information about them.



October 2, 2014) - Presbyterian World Mission is asking for prayers for longtime Presbyterian Mission coworkers Gwen and John Haspels, who were injured Wednesday, October 1, when their car was attacked by armed bandits on a rural road in Ethiopia.

After the attack, John drove Gwen four hours to the nearest hospital in Aman, Ethiopia, where he was treated for injuries to his eye and is now in good condition. Gwen sustained more serious injuries and was in critical condition when they arrived at the hospital. Her condition has since been upgraded to fair, and the couple is now in route to an expertly equipped hospital in South Africa.

The attack is reported as random and not a targeted attack.

Use the link below to be updated on the Haspels conditions. Please remember to lift them up in prayer.





Here are some photos taken at the ETC day at Mt. Carmel.  We had nice weather, even though a bit breezy and cool. The Blue Ridge Brass provided wonderful additional service music as we worshiped God.  The smell of barbecue chicken wafted around the corner as lunch was being prepared on the grounds.   Be sure to click on the link to the left and read the sermon from Sunday, "The Practice Field".  It was truly a day of experimentation and "practicing", working together as a church community to work through what came our way and enabled us to turn our thought to preparing the way for the Savior's advent.


















  We are the church as God intended ..."...a community of believers who come together to follow the teachings of the Bible and spread the message of God's love. Along the way, we teach and share. We sing and laugh. We roll up our sleeves and get involved. And sometimes, we're quietly still in the presence of God."



God's presence in your life

Mt. Carmel is joining the 21st century, slowly but surely!.  With the addition of the two Apple TVs at the front of the sanctuary we can now project items from the apple phone, I-Pad, or computer for all to see.  We have begun placing all prayers, hymns, readings, responses, etc. on the TV screens for everyone to see.  During the collection of the offering we will post a photo hopefully contributed by one of you.  We suggest something that demonstrates God's presence in your life and our world. 


Meet our two "adopted" children from Ethiopia. 

Mt. Carmel is helping to support them through the ICare program.

Mitiku Roba Gubu

Lema Zewude    




:: Fellowship......(more) :: Worship......(more) :: Community...(more)






Sunday School ... 10:00AM

for adults

Worship Service ... 11:00AM

Children's Church during worship after Children's Message




Next Communion



Lay Leader:     Elliott Boyd     

Greeter:  Helen Chew

Childrenís Sermon:  Taysha Patterson



Lay Leader:  Helen Chew       Greeter: Dale Earhart

Childrenís Sermon:  Debbie Shickel



Lay Leader:  Becky Boyd       Greeter: Ray Snyder

Childrenís Sermon:  Becky Boyd


OCTOBER 26          

Lay Leader:  David Smith      Greeter: Nancy May

Childrenís Sermon: Diann Snyder


Oct 5, 2014







The work of the Mission Committee is to create a mission mindset for our church in everything we do.

Serve and tell the story of Jesus Christ to those outside the walls of the church.

 (Matthew 28:19)



:: Sermon......(more)

Today's Message

:: Handicap Access



"Let's Talk

About Faith"


Click Here to read a copy of last week's sermon.




A worship service is a celebration. It is a time when we come into Godís presence and praise Him. Each service is filled with music and teaching, joy and insight.

We provide many opportunities for people of all ages to experience and celebrate God and a lifeResources for Lent of faith.


So we can sing it,

and tell it, and live it.


Our building is handicapped entry friendly including ramps, restrooms on two levels, and ground level entrances.  It is also air conditioned for summer comfort.


We welcome all who

wish to worship with us.  Travelers are extremely welcome, whether bikers, campers or 18 wheelers.