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02/12/2023 Newsletter

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Pray for One Another


To request prayer, email mosaicnazarene@gmail.com

or call/text (520) 709-0815


Our pastors, our board and their families


Barb Keeler's husband, Leonard

John Allison

Lillita's Granddaughter

Lillita Watts

The friends and family of Bob Miller, especially June Miller

A child who goes to Mosaic

Betty Pimentel

Shelley Butler's Aunt Phyllis

Brenda Hathaway's brother, Wes

Barbara Gionfriddo


The many unspoken requests


Make sure you're a part of our Facebook group to get prayer requests as they come in: https://www.facebook.com/groups/21109057279

 

Bible Reading Plan


Redemptive-Historical Bible Reading Plan

This year we are doing a 16 part plan that reveals God's plan of redemption in the Old Testament. Here is what the organizer says about it:


"I have outlined redemptive history in 16 stages, from creation up through the open-ended expectation of the Day of the Lord. Then I provide carefully curated sections from the OT that trace this history. I tried to pick at least one chapter from every OT book, but to keep it reasonably short I had to leave some out. I also pepper in psalms along the way. Then, for each stage, I provide a chapters from the NT that bring out how each of those steps of redemptive history (for ancient Israel) are fulfilled in the new era in Christ." Greg Laniers Blog


We will have three to four weeks to read and reflect on each part.

We will reflect on PART 3 for the next three weeks.

Come discuss this plan together in our FORUM. See you there!

 

Verse of the Week

Click the following to read the verse in context: Deuteronomy 6

 

Coming Up...


Grieving the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. We are here to walk with you as you navigate this unwelcome time in your life. Through GriefShare's expert counsel, your workbook and the caring of others in the group, healing and help are available as you journey from mourning to joy.

GriefShare classes begin Saturday, February 18, at10am at the church.

Contact: Suzanne Espelien @ 303-870-8505. Sign up sheets are available at church or sign up at GriefShare.org.

 

Sign up in the foyer.

If you would like a shirt, please indicate size and color - grey or blue.

 


 



 


 

Mothers Of Preschoolers

FREE CHILDCARE

 


 

This week's lesson is:

Armor Ephesians 6:1

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
 

Nazarene News


Kentucky church opening sober living house

Hope Place Church of the Nazarene is reaching the recovery community in Corbin, Kentucky, by demonstrating God’s love in tangible ways.


Hope Place began out of the Basket Ministry of Corbin First Church of the Nazarene. The Basket Ministry is a registered Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Center that distributes household sanitary items like dish soap, laundry detergent, and toilet paper to ease the burden on families struggling to make ends meet.


In 2021, Lorie Crawford, who was leading the Basket Ministry at the time, was asked why the ministry wasn’t a church. So Crawford asked the families they served if they had a home church, and only three out of the 50 families said yes.“


A lot of times the crowd we draw, the people that are down and out, or in recovery, they are intimidated to come into the church,” Crawford said. “They feel for whatever reason like they’re not worthy.”


To combat the stigma of entering a church building, Crawford and Hope Place began holding services outside, under the church’s picnic shelter. They travel to sober living houses and drug rehab centers to pick people up and bring them to the church service.


In the last year, Crawford looked for ways to expand their ministry. Eventually, a woman approached the church and asked if they’d be willing to buy her property, and Crawford immediately took interest. The house was located directly behind the shelter Hope Place had been using.


After some discussion, the woman revealed her asking price. It was precisely the number that Crawford had to spend.


“I never said that number was what we had,” Crawford said. “It was a God thing. This house is what we are supposed to be doing."


Several Hope Place members were finishing their recovery and asked if the church could help them find a place to live.


“A lot of them have burnt bridges, and they don’t have anywhere to go,” Crawford said. “So we just prayed about it and felt like we were going to turn [the house] into a sober living home to help them and continue to disciple them.”


A recent community walk fundraiser was held to help fund remodeling and repairs the house needed to fulfill its purpose as a sober living house. Residents from the sober living homes and rehab centers Hope Place has connected with have been assisting in the remodeling process. Hope Place hopes to have the sober living house up and running by the end of spring.


Crawford hopes it can help connect residents to the church so that Hope Place and even Corbin First can help walk alongside them in their recovery and continue to share God’s love.


“I want people to have that relationship with Him,” Crawford said. “I think that sometimes we complicate things. We make it too hard when God wants to be in a relationship with us. So it is our love for God and His people that we want to see them set free. We believe that through discipleship, He can do it.”


Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News | 10 Feb 2023

 

Opportunities to Give and Serve


We are looking for helpers in the following areas. Please text the church phone at 520-709-0815 and we will get you set up!


⎆Mosaic Cleaning Team


⎆Children's Church helpers


 

You can Volunteer for once a month, once a quarter, or every time MOPs meets! Contact Bonnie Strunk (480) 296-1831

 

Humor... Kind of


Jesus is watching you

A burglar broke into a home and was looking around. He heard a soft voice say, "Jesus is watching you". Thinking it was just his imagination, he continued his search. Again the voice said "Jesus is watching you". He turned his flashlight around and saw a parrot in a cage. He asked the parrot if he was the one talking and the parrot said, "yes." He asked the parrot what his name was and the parrot said, "Moses." The burglar asked, "what kind of people would name a parrot Moses?" The parrot said, "the same kind of people who would name their German Shepherd Jesus".

coffee?

A married couple were arguing who is making the coffee, the wife said that in the Bible it says that men should make the coffee and the husband asked her where it said that. The wife opened the Bible and said: "Right here in HEBREWS!"


pastors in Germany

Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?

A. German Shepherds.

Old Bible

A collector of rare books ran into an old friend who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.

"Not Gutenberg?" gasped the collector.

"Yes, that was it!"

"Do you know what you have done? You've thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy recently sold at auction for half a million dollars!"

"Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth anywhere close to that," replied his friend. "It was scribbled all over in the margins by some guy named Martin Luther."


 

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