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Pray for One Another
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or call/text (520) 709-0815
Our pastors and their families
Our board members
Barb Gionfriddo's Sister
Loren and Carol Hall
Debbie Jones' sister Karen Frank
Mary Ann Watson's friend, Diane
Barb Keeler's sister
Brenda's friend Leanne's parents, Warren and Irene
Christine Runice the family and friends of Elaine Marz
The family and friends of Jim Popp, especially Marlene
The many unspoken requests
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Bible Reading Plan
Verse of the Week
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A Name Born of Prayer
(The origin of the Nazarene Church)
Near the end of September 1895, Phineas Bresee was dismissed as the preaching pastor at the Peniel Mission in downtown Los Angeles. One year earlier, he had deliberately swerved from a successful career in the Methodist Episcopal Church so that he could preach at the mission. Now, to his great surprise, he was out! Worse, he was dismissed by telegram while conducting revivals in the upper Midwest for the National Holiness Association. No discussion. No negotiation. Just out.
He returned to Los Angeles without a ministry. He remained credentialed as a local pastor in the M.E.C. and could have returned to active Methodist ministry at the next annual conference, but that was many months away.
So friends intervened. They met with him and said they might form a new church. They asked if Bresee and Dr. Joseph P. Widney would consent to be their pastors if the plan proceeded. Bresee and Widney soon agreed.
The first worship service was conducted on October 6, and the new church was formally organized on October 20.
H. Orton Wiley, who knew Bresee well, narrates that during the two-week interim a series of proposals were put forward for naming the church. The word “Methodist” occurred in most of them.
The name chosen, however, was one proposed by Widney. A well-known physician in the city, he had recently served as the third president of the University of Southern California. He had followed Bresee to the Peniel Mission, where Widney engaged in giving weekly talks on the life and teachings of Jesus.
Widney had thought hard about the church name and spent an entire night in prayer over the issue. Near morning, a name impressed itself on his mind and in his heart. It was “Church of the Nazarene.” After discussion, the people accepted Widney’s proposal, for this name—born out of prayer—signified the new church’s identification with
“the toiling, lowly mission of Christ”—the one who is close to the “sorrowing heart of the world.”1
Stan Ingersol is the previous manager of Nazarene Archives. He retires in March 2022.
1. Carl Bangs, Phineas F. Bresee: His Life in Methodism, the Holiness Movement, and the Church of the Nazarene (1995): 191-2; 195-6. And “Church of the Nazarene,” Herald of Holiness (Jan. 4, 1933): back cover.
Opportunities to Give and Serve
Mother's Of Preschoolers is underway! We need people to cuddle babies while parents receive Godly guidance and support once or twice per month.
Contact - Bonnie Strunk (480) 296-1831.
Donations of clothes for infant to adult are currently being accepted.
Thank you so much, for your continued generosity of both time and resources.
Your gifts make a difference!
Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925
Things we need: ➤Your Time ➤Diapers and pull ups in Newborn, 1,2,3,4,5 ➤Wipes ➤Baby Food (no formula) ➤Lotion ➤Your Monetary donation ➤Canned Food
💚Green Drop box in Foyer💚
You may always designate how you would like your offerings to be used for Mosaic Ministries besides our general fund. Here are some ministries in which you may want your offerings to go:
✎ LoveWorks ✎ Children's Ministry ✎ MOPs ✎ Prison Ministry
✎ Outreach ✎ Women's Ministry ✎ Facilities Upgrade Fund
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M O S A I C K I D S
This week's lesson is:
Be faithful to God
Social Distancing Guidelines
Please practice social distancing on the church property as much as possible
Sanitizer and masks are available at the front table
If you feel sick or have a temperature, please stay home
Communion elements will be available on a table as you enter the church
Offering will be taken as you exit the church after service
Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized
Thanks for respecting the guidelines and one another!