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04/23/2023 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


Barbara Gionfriddo's Nephew Brandon

Mary Ann Watson's Granddaughter, Alyssa

Mary Ann Watson's good friend, Sharon

Pat Lancos

Bill and Georgia Schroer

Yvette Dominicci

Debbie Jones

Leann Gervis

Judy McGinnis

June Miller


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 6 for three more weeks.



 

Verses of the Week


Matthew 5:13-16

Click the following to read the verses in context Matthew 5

 

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 are held Saturdays 10am at the church.

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


 

If you want to cook or bake for Soup Sunday, sign up in the foyer!



 

Mothers Of Preschoolers

FREE CHILDCARE

 

 

This week's lesson is:

Psalm John 10:14

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—"
 

Nazarene News


From ‘Cowboy Joe’ to pastor: Arkansas man’s life transformed

Bismarck CRCC meets for an evening service


CrossRoads Cowboy Church in El Paso, Arkansas, has mixed Old Western culture and church in the hopes of reaching a target audience nicknamed “Cowboy Joe.” Chad Fryar first came to CRCC as that “Cowboy Joe,” and 10 years later he now pastors a CRCC church plant in Bismarck, Arkansas.

Fryar’s dad was a youth pastor, and in the back of his head Fryar knew his life wasn’t where it should be.


“We did everything backwards,” Fryar said. “We had a kid, got a house, then we got married.”


He reminded himself that he always wanted to raise his kids in the Church like his own upbringing and tried to find a church to attend but never found one to call home.

In June of 2012, he and his family moved from Texas to Cabot, Arkansas, and a friend helped them find CrossRoads Cowboy Church in El Paso. That friend happened to be Chism Riddle, the son of CrossRoads Cowboy Church’s lead pastor, Ron Riddle.

It didn’t take long for Fryar and his family to get plugged in.

“We fell in love with the atmosphere, the simplicity, the rawness and bluntness of the messages, which is the way we live,” Fryar said.


Riddle and Fryar agree Fryar fits the mold of the “Cowboy Joe,” a loner who tends to work by themself most of the time. The simplicity of the church is attractive to those who enjoy or identify with the American West culture, and especially those who are unchurched. The idea of cowboy or ranching specific teams that are in turn discipleship and Bible study groups was an easy way for Fryar to get connected

“That’s the main reason that it all finally clicked with me and I was able to stick with it,” Fryar said. “Being able to plug in somewhere, investing in that mission and seeing the fruits of your labor right before your eyes.”

Fryar eventually became a Segundo, which is a cowboy culture term for “second in command.” In the cowboy church’s leadership structure, a Segundo is a church board member. Fryar had been helping out with the youth group for quite some time when the church began opening up a new plant in Bismarck, Arkansas.


Fryar felt like God was placing Bismarck on his heart, so he offered to preach there for three months. Fryar enjoyed it so much and was so committed to making the Bismarck location happen that he quite his teaching job in Cabot before he was officially offered the opportunity to pastor Bismarck CRCC.

In Bismarck, Fryar is already seeing positive results. When a rancher asked him for help one day, Fryar thought it was cattle, but the man wanted Fryar to help him quit drinking, reconcile with his family, and accept Christ. As they stood in roadside ditch, Fryar helped him pray the prayer of salvation.

Fryar hopes people like that continue to see their place in a church like CRCC.

“In cowboy culture, complacency isn’t something that is accepted,” Fryar said. “So in the cowboy church, we don’t want to just lead them to Jesus, we want to make disciples.”


 

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



 

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