A Word From Pastor John~
Greetings Mosaic Church, I hope you are doing well and hanging in there amidst this difficult season. Let's be reminded of the many ways we can still connect with each other via telephone and social media. For myself, I must be intentional to make those phone calls and make those connections. As people, we need interaction. Let's do everything we can to maintain a connection with other members of our church family.
I'm thankful for the encouragement that the book of Nahum brought for God's people many years ago. Even though things may look grim around us, God is in control. Nahum reminds Gods people that ultimately God is the king and is in total control.
How might God choose to work in your life during this unusual season? Are we maintaining a faith perspective, being continually reminded that God is in total control?
May God continue to work in your life and increase your faith during this season.
Pray For One Another
To request prayer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (520) 709-0815
Our pastors and their families
The world as we all continue to navigate this Covid-19 pandemic.
Valerie Thibodeaux's daughter's dear friend whose Father died of Covid 19
Brenda Clark's brother, Ron
Leonard and Barb Keeler
The many unspoken requests
Dakota from Tempe Nazarene is home from the hospital
Bible Reading Plan: Week 18
This year, we are reading through the Bible chronologically using The Bible Recap Plan in YouVersion.
Take a bookmark from the front lobby if you'd like to keep track that way and go through at your own pace.
Day 120: Psalms 102-104
Day 121: 2 Samuel 5
Day 122: Psalm 133
Day 123: Psalms 106-107
Day 124: 1 Chronicles 13-16
Day 125: Psalms 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, 68
Day 126: Psalms 89, 96, 100-101, 105, 132
Before you read God’s Word today, seek His help with these 5 prayers:
1. God, give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. 2. God, let any knowledge I gain serve to help me love You and others more, and not puff me up. 3. God, help me see something new about You I've never seen before. 4. God, correct any lies I believe about You or anything I misunderstand. 5. God, direct my steps according to Your Word.
Opportunities to Give and Serve
If you're able:
Volunteer at our "Bread Bank Plus" Resource center.
Call or email the church office.
Donations are welcome!
Help get Bibles to the Navajo speaking
people in prison here in Arizona: Serve God by serving your church:
Olivet opens dorm rooms to local healthcare workers, first responders
Olivet Nazarene University is offering its on-campus housing to first responders and essential health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently, two hospitals and several groups of first responders reached out to Olivet to request temporary housing for those that are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to assist the community, Olivet has agreed to make a number of their empty dorm rooms available for first responders and medical personnel who feel unsafe returning to their homes due to virus exposure. “ONU has had a great relationship with our community for over 100 years,” said David Pickering, Olivet executive vice president. “We live in this community and serve together in this community. The community opens itself up to the campus, and we wanted to do the same for them. We were just returning what they do for us every day.”
The university instituted a distance learning model in the middle of March, sending its students home for the rest of the school year at spring break. A minimal number of students and staff still remain at the campus.
According to Pickering, Olivet is a part of Region VII in the Illinois disaster relief program and serves as a surge location for emergencies.
“We meet with local emergency organizations every month in partnership with them,” Pickering said. “We were able to also go to other organizations and offer our space or whatever they needed. This included fire, police, and county personnel.”
Olivet’s new partnership with hospital employees and first responders started in April. The new residents are housed in three “inner campus” dormitories that have been cleaned, cleared, and prepared for them. The three buildings together could house about 150 people with one person residing in each room, according to Pickering.
“We are blessed to live in a community where we serve together and we have the opportunity to demonstrate the compassion that the Lord could have on those in need,” Pickering said.
by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News | 16 Apr 2020
Submitted on Facebook by Valerie Thibodeaux