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 2, 2016

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Mt. Carmel Messenger

October 2016

News Letter




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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




Past sermons are available to read by clicking

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     For everything there is a time...a time to worship and a time to party.  October 16 will be a time for worship in the morning and a time to party in the afternoon!  The Maury River Mission Community is having a picnic; and we want all the churches to come, see friends, meet friends, and enjoy some good food and good music.  

      We will gather at the Young Life Camp (directions inside) beginning at 2:30.  The indoor games, ping-pong, pool, etc. will be available.  There will be outdoor activities open, as well.  Weather permitting, the pool and zip line will be open.  The Mission Community will provide hamburgers and hot dogs for the picnic beginning at 5:00.  People are asked to bring side dishes and desserts, as well as canned food for Campus Kitchen at W&L, which helps supply our local food pantries.  

     Then the music will begin.  We will be graced by the music of Spiritual Steel, a steel drum ensemble from Roanoke, and having heard them, they are fantastic!!!! The play spiritual, reggae, beach and Jimmy Buffett, and they will bring a wonderful show to us all!  

      As I said, bring a dish, bring some chairs. We will try to be outside if the weather permits, but if the weather is bad, the Young Life Camp has a great inside facility.






Would you like to sing with the combined choirs

for Joy Gift Advent Service on December 11, 2016?

Start coming to practice with the Mt. Carmel folks at

10:20 on Sunday Mornings.

We will be singing a beautiful anthem, Bethlehem

Wind, performed previously at Mt., Carmel, a new

piece, and a simplified version of the Messiah. 

Remember we said simplified!   It is quite an

enjoyable experience.










Lap Blankets can be found

in the pews.  These are for  your use

during services in case you are chilly.






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

Children’s Sermon:  Taysha Patterson



Lay Leader:  Helen Chew       Greeter: Dale Earhart

Children’s Sermon:  Debbie Shickel



Lay Leader:  Becky Boyd       Greeter: Ray Snyder

Children’s Sermon:  Becky Boyd


OCTOBER 26          

Lay Leader:  David Smith      Greeter: Nancy May

Children’s 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)



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Today's Message

:: Handicap Access



"Let's Talk

About Faith"


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A worship service is a celebration. It is a time when we come into God’s 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.