05/24/2020 Newsletter


A Word From Pastor John~


Mosaic church family,

I'm so thankful that we can finally open our doors again and have our sanctuary available for worship. However, we will continue to live stream our services at 9:00 a.m. for all of those who are not comfortable or unable to be out and about during this time. 


Please know that we are doing everything we can to promote social distancing and follow the Arizona Department of Health guidelines for places of worship.  


The theme this week is the Fruit of the Spirit known as Peace. This peace is grounded in the incredible hope that we have in Jesus Christ. I have found it saddening to see the fear and chaos in the world around us. I'm thankful for the eternal God who holds us tightly in the palm of His hand.

While we must remain wise and cautious, the peace of knowing Christ and the God who saves helps us to live free of fear.  My genuine hope for each one of us is that we can truly encounter the peace of God, which transcends all understanding. May the peace of Christ be with you this week.

Pray For One Another


To request prayer, email mosaicnazarene@gmail.com or call/text (520) 709-0815


Our pastors and their families

The world as we all continue to navigate this Covid-19 pandemic.

Leanne Mobley

RJ Thibodeaux

Susie Kimbal

Shelly Butler and family

Annabelle

Phillis Bacon

Reuben Rodriquez

Tara Beth, Maggie and Ellie Johnson

David Glasser

Shelley Butler's father who has Covid 19

Friends and family of Carla's cousin, Alisa

Friends and family of Dave Lukas

The many unspoken requests


Bible Reading Plan: Week 22


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.

Use bible.com OR the YouVersion app


Day 148: Psalm 111-118

Day 149: 1 Kings 1-2

Psalm 37, 71, 94

Day 150: Psalm 119

Day 151: 1 Kings 3-4

Day 152: 2 Chronicles 1

Psalm 72

Day 153: Song of Solomon 1-8

Day 154: Proverbs 1-3


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.

Humor... kinda



Opportunities to Give and Serve


Thank you to all who have donated their time, money, and resources to this ministry!

Donations are welcome!


Help get Bibles to the Navajo speaking

people in prison here in Arizona: Serve God by serving your church:




Nazarene News

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!

Information


~ Mosaic Kids page! CLICK HERE This weeks subject is PEACE!


~ Remeber to check our UPDATES page (for all your Covid-19 time Mosaic news)


~ See our services on YouTube! RIGHT HERE


  • For upcoming events and weekly schedule, go HERE (scroll down a little)

  • For our live Google calendar go HERE


This Week

9:00 am Livestream on Facebook

9:00 am Children's Church

Holiness Today


Seeking Transformation

 “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.” —2 Thessalonians 3:5 (ESV)

I remember vividly the day I was born again. The Nazarene church our family used to attend was having its annual Fall Revival. I do not remember the name of the evangelist or the song selection or the text of the sermon. What stands out about that night is the strong awareness the Holy Spirit brought about my desperate need of a Savior. That night, as I knelt at an altar in the front of the sanctuary and repented of my sin, Jesus changed the trajectory of my life.


Have you ever thought about how your relationship with Christ has evolved over the years?


As a pastor, it has become obvious to me that some people are more mature in Christ than others. Often, the difference has little to do with the amount of time they have been a Christian. How do we grow in Christ?


We understand that anything that takes place in our lives is a work of God. He is the author and finisher of our faith. We are born in the Spirit, baptized in the Spirit, and grow as we walk in the Spirit. However, we recognize that there is also a call from God for our participation in the work He desires to do in us. We recognize that God works when we trust and obey Him. He wants us to seek after Him and do the work that exhibits a lively faith!

His promise in Jeremiah is that we will find Him when we seek Him with all our heart.

Regular participation in church worship, Bible reading, prayer, baptism, Holy Communion, fellowship with other believers, and acts of service to the church and community are all activities that help us seek God. I have resolved to spend my life intentionally placing myself in the position to be directed by the Lord. There is great reward in seeking Jesus!


This seeking does not contradict God’s work, but complements it. Our faith is living, not philosophical. As we seek, we find. There are moments where God acts to do full, complete, and finished works in our lives. That night many years ago, around an altar, I was adopted into the family of God. It was not partial, it was a full welcome into being an heir with Jesus Christ.


I remember another night, years later, when I knelt at an altar and fully surrendered my will to the will of God. I entirely consecrated my life to Him and did not hold anything back. The Holy Spirit sanctified me through and through! These are two moments that I have sought to live out ever since. The process of maturing is seeking to fully live out the ramifications of what God has done in my life. Maybe this week, as we place ourselves in places of obedience and trust, God will direct our hearts.


Jared Henry is lead pastor of Mackey Church of the Nazarene in Mackey, Indiana, USA.

https://www.holinesstoday.org



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