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A Word From Pastor John
I hope each and every one of you are having a blessed week.
I'm reminded this week of the passage found in James:
"God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
James 1:12 NLT
It's a great reminder that life will not always be easy and without temptation. We're not exactly sure everything this crown of life entails. But this verse does remind us that God will bless us as we continue to persevere the trials and temptations of life.
We are confident, however, that God has promised us eternal life. I think it is very important that we regularly embrace this truth. It can become so easy to be brought down by the trials and temptations of life.
But God has promised us something so much better. And we are reminded that he rewards those who patiently endure.
Whatever it is that you are "enduring" this season of life, be reminded that in the scope of eternity, it is temporary. May the God of all blessings continue to be with you this week.
Pray for One Another
To request prayer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call/text (520) 709-0815
Our pastors and their families
Our board members
The world as we all continue to navigate this Covid-19 pandemic.
Walt and Marlene Ballard's grandson, Kyle
Lois Pierce's granddaughter
Talma Harmon's son, KC
Friend of Rick Foss', Cory
Bonnie Rickman's Daughter-in-law, Tina
Pastor Jeff Fillis and his family
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
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Verse of the Week
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Opportunity to Serve
Saying “yes” is not always easy, especially when it is in response to something that pulls you out of your comfort zone. As a pastor’s kid who grew up in the church, I can’t remember a specific time when I decided to follow Jesus. As a result, I often felt like my testimony wasn’t big or transformational enough. However, as I drew nearer to God, He began showing me that my story was only just beginning and there was so much in store. But I first had to give up the control that I loved so much and begin saying “yes” to the opportunities He laid before me—even when it was scary.
When I was younger and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would often tell them I didn’t know but that I wanted to change someone’s life for the better—if I could make a difference in just one person’s life through my faithfulness to God, every trial would be worth it. I always imagined such an opportunity would come many years down the road, but over these last four years at Olivet Nazarene University, God has showed me that He has more planned for my life than I could have ever imagined.
During my freshman year at Olivet, I planned to get involved but only in the background. God had other plans for me, and He continuously urged me to say “yes” by placing opportunities before me. When I applied for a seven-day mission trip to Santa Barbara, Honduras, I had no idea how much that experience would change me. I could have never predicted that I would later serve as an intern for Footsteps Missions and move to Honduras to serve at an economic orphanage the following summer.
I joined Enactus, a business club on campus, hoping to just observe before jumping in. Instead, I immediately became a part of the team that established Olivet’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN). Our team of student volunteers fights the issue of food waste and hunger by recovering the leftover food from the campus cafeteria and delivering it to the local Salvation Army where it provides a free hot meal to 100 food insecure individuals daily. Since our establishment in October 2017, we have diverted 19,000 pounds of food from landfills and provided almost 16,000 meals to the food insecure in our community. I have had the honor of serving as the FRN president for three years now and as the Enactus club president for the past two years.
I truly cannot imagine where I would be if I had ignored these opportunities instead of stepping out in faith and saying “yes” every step of the way.
I am so glad that God saw more potential in me than I could see in myself. I am thankful that He urged me not to limit myself and instead to say yes to Him. I am humbled that I’ve had the opportunity to serve His beloved people in the ways I have. My outlook has changed, and I will never be the same. I plan to live the rest of my life saying “yes” to God and keeping my eyes open for opportunities to serve Him and His people. Even though it is scary at times, I can honestly say that stepping out in faith with the One who holds the future is so much better than staying in control.
Madeira Sherwood will graduate from Olivet Nazarene University in May 2021 with a double major in accounting and business administration and a minor in Spanish.
Opportunities to Give and Serve
We have a volunteer cleaning crew who meets on Friday morning to make the church building sparkling clean.
Would you like to help?
Just come to Mosaic on Friday morning at 8:30am.
See you there!
Donations of clothes for infant to adult are currently being accepted.
Thank you, for your continued generosity of both time and resources. Your gifts make a difference!
Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925
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
Check our UPDATES page for new things.
For our live Google calendar go HERE
Bread Bank hours have recently changed:
Sundays from 9am - 12pm
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(for all your Covid-19 time and general Mosaic news)
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M O S A I C K I D S
This weeks topic is:
Hope of Heaven
❓❓ Bible Trivia ❓❓
New CHALLAGE! Be the first to email me with 100% correct and get a PRIZE! mosaicnazarene.org
1. True or False: David wrote the entire book of Psalms. 2. Q: Who were Adam and Eve’s three sons listed in the Bible?
3. Q: Who were Noah’s three sons?
4. Q: How many plagues did God send on Egypt?
5. Q: What were men trying to do at the Tower of Babel?
6. Q: How did God make them spread out across the earth?
7. Q: How many wives did Solomon have?
8. Q: How many of Jesus’ sisters are named in the Bible?
9. Q: What was another name for the Apostle Paul?
10. Q: In what city were Jesus’ followers first called “Christians”?
Answers will posted on the next Newsletter.
Last weeks anwsers:
1. Q: What is the longest book in the Bible?
2. Q: What golden image did the Israelites make at Mt. Sinai? A: A golden calf
3. Q: What happened the idol which was beside the Ark in the enemy’s temple?
A: The idol fell over and broke
4. Q: Who was David’s son that became king?
5. Q: How many of Jesus’ brothers are named in the Bible? A: Four
6. Q: Who was exiled to an island?
7. Q: How many rules does Jesus use to summarize all the OT rules? A: Two
8. True or False: The more words we say makes our prayers better. A: False – Jesus said God already knows what we need
9. Q: Name the two Old Testament people who appeared when Jesus was
transfigured? A: Elijah and Moses
10. Q: Whose dream did Daniel interpret in - Babylon? A: King Nebuchadnezzar
A state trooper sees a vehicle on the interstate doing 24 miles an hour and pulls the car to make sure everything is all right. When he approaches the driver he discovers that it is a nun. "Excuse me, sister. But are you alright ?" He asked. She replies, "Oh, yes officer. We're just fine. Was I doing something wrong?" The officer says, "Well sister, you were traveling way under the speed limit and I was concerned that you might be having car trouble or something." "But officer", the nun interrupts, "I saw a sign there about a mile back that said 24, and I know I wasn't going any faster than that." Chuckling, the trooper says, "Sister, that was a state highway route marker, this is State Route 24, not the speed limit. The speed limit signs have a MPH at the bottom." "Oh, now don't I feel foolish!", replied the nun turning red. "That's ok, but please try to be more careful, I would hate to see you get hurt", finished the officer. Then as he turns to say good-bye to the nuns in the back seat, he notices for the first time that they are trembling violently and quite pale. "Sister, what is wrong with your friends? Can I escort you to a hospital ?" "Oh, no, they're all right. We just turned off of Route 135."
A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard, when suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing and stopped, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.
After several hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'Choose Life' license plate, the 'What Would Jesus Do?' bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.
Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car.
Social Distancing Guidelines
Please keep at least 6 feet apart while sitting in the sanctuary if possible
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!