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04/18/2021 Newsletter

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A Word from Pastor John


Do you spend time praising God throughout the day?


Many of the biblical writers point to the importance of regularly offering our Lord praise.

Consider this verse in the book of Isaiah:


"O Lord, I will honor and praise your name, for you are my God. You do such wonderful things! You planned them long ago, and now you have accomplished them."

Isaiah 25:1 NLT


Unfortunately, it seems our prayers are often limited to simply asking a request from God. Whether it's a request for healing, a request that he will keep us safe, a request that he will bless our meal, etc. Our prayers are filled with requests and sometimes lack the praise and adoration we see throughout scriptural prayers.


As Christians, we should continually seek to deepen and enhance our prayer life. One way to do this is to study the biblical prayers, and seek to apply them to our own prayer life.


One very simple place we can start, is by intentionally offering prayers of praise and glory to our God. Make sure your prayer life is not limited to just asking God for something. Be intentional to spend time daily praising God.


As we grow in our prayer life, I'm convinced that God will continue to fill us with joy. May the Lord continue to bless and enhance your prayer life.


Pray for One Another


To request prayer, email mosaicnazarene@gmail.com

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.


The many unspoken requests


RJ Thibodeaux

Phil Hunt

Terri Frick and her son

Sue Snell

Patty Rupp

Ramona Remetch

Tonya Fleming

A family in our nieghborhood

Barbara Gionfriddo'a sister-in-law, Linda

Walt and Marlene Ballard's grandson, Kyle

Lois Pierce's granddaughter


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



Click the links below to read online

John

Ecclesiastes


Verse of the Week



Click here to read the verse in context.

John 15


Holiness Today


Answering God's Call

In just a few short weeks, my husband, Sam, and I will be moving our family to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to serve as the Work & Witness coordinators for the country. While this is our first full-time ministry position, we have always been “missionaries,” and we wholeheartedly believe that if you claim Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you are, too!

In 2014, we had the opportunity to help launch a campus in a new community with our church, Crossbridge Community Church of the Nazarene. This started us on a journey of becoming intentional in building relationships with others. We even sold our family home out in the country to move into town so that we could be closer to others and build relationships with those who needed Jesus.

My husband became part-owner of a local business, which gave him a lot of opportunities to serve and connect with others. I joined the staff at our church as our lead pastor’s assistant, which allowed me the opportunity to serve those inside and outside the church. We were both growing deeper in our relationship with the Lord as well as building meaningful relationships with our new neighbors and friends.

In 2018, our head pastor asked me to coordinate a new partnership between our church and missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic. Both Sam and I were excited for this opportunity because we have always loved missions and sharing that experience with others. We had talked about doing more mission work when Sam retired but had not considered that God might have a different timeline in mind.

We were so content where God had us . . . we never even considered that He might call us to actually move to another country!

In early 2019, that contentment started to shift. Nothing on the exterior really changed—it was a slow and steady internal shift that was happening in both me and my husband. After some serious prayer and discussion with mentors, we decided that we would explore the possibility of serving cross-culturally, but it wasn’t long until we were willing to say yes to whatever God was calling us to do. In November of 2019, we attended an Explore event at Olivet Nazarene University and walked away with confirmation that we were to serve as full-time missionaries.

The journey has not always been easy and has been full of many unknowns, but it has been such a joy to follow the Lord’s calling on ordinary people like us to share Him with others. Our prayer is that you will also become “like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14) so others can experience the grace and forgiveness of God.

Kristi Senica and her husband, Sam, serve in leadership at Crossbridge Community Church of the Nazarene in Ottawa, IL. Together, they have four children.

Go To Holiness Today

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


Information


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M O S A I C K I D S


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This weeks topic is:

Trust God


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❓❓ Bible Trivia ❓❓


New CHALLAGE! Be the first to email me with 100% correct and get a PRIZE! mosaicnazarene.org


1. Q: In what language was most of the New Testament given?

2. Q: What was most likely the last New Testament book written?

3. Q: Who was Abram’s wife?

4. Q: What were Isaac’s sons’ names?

5. Q: Why was Joseph summoned out of prison by the Pharaoh?

6. Q: Who let the Israelites return to their homeland?

7. Q: Who baptized Jesus?

8. True or False: Jesus didn’t like the people because they worshiped God the wrong way?

9. Q: Which disciple denied Jesus three times?

10. Q: Who was the first martyr and was stoned?

Answers will posted on the next Newsletter.


Last weeks anwsers:

CONGRATULATIONS TO CAROLYN KURTZ FOR WINNING LAST WEEK!

1. Q: Which human author wrote the most words in the Bible? A: Moses wrote 125,139 words.

2. Q: In what language was most of the Old Testament given? A: Hebrew

3. Q: Who was the first son Abraham had?

A: Ishmael.

4. Q: What position of power was Joseph given by the Pharaoh? A: Second in command of Egypt.

5. Q: When Pharaoh changed his mind and sent his army after the slaves, where did they meet at? A: By the Red Sea

6. Q: What Philistine woman asked Samson what his power came from? A: Delilah

7. Q: What was King Saul’s punishment for disobeying? A: God took his kingdom away

8. Q: Name the city where Jesus was born?

A: Bethlehem

9. Q: Name the place where Jesus walked on water? A: Sea of Galilee

10. Q: What was Matthew before he followed Jesus? A: A tax collector



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Humor... kinda



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!


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