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A Word from Pastor John
Greetings, I want to thank each of our board members for their much appreciated service on the church board this year. They certainly went above and beyond what they had initially signed up for. Between leading the church through a pastoral transition, as well as leading the church through an ongoing pandemic, each of our board members faithfully fulfilled the duty to which they had been called.
When we volunteer for a new role in ministry, we are sometimes not totally aware of all the many things we will go through and all the many ways that God will use us. So I want to express my gratitude to our board members who are ending their term this week.
I'm excited for the future of Mosaic Church. The newly elected board members will continue the process of creating a mission statement for the church. I'm so excited for the future of Mosaic! God is up to something special in our midst, and I'm so thankful we can join Him and be a part of it!
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.
Mosaic's new board members
Local family who was in a Razor accident
Family and friend of Susie Kimbal
Barbara Gionfriddo's dear friend's Sister
Barbara Gionfriddo's friend's Mom
Barb Keeler's sister Frankie
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
Tribute to Susan Kimbel
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“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” —Titus 3:3-7
I fear the Church is believing the lie that it is possible to solve global issues apart from the Holy Spirit. Throughout history, theologians, monks, and saints have reminded us of the Truth through anointed and biblically sound answers. But it seems that perhaps we have forgotten. So we continue to confront our world’s issues incorrectly, which becomes painfully obvious in our rhetoric and conduct.
The world doesn’t need the Church unless we are filled with the Holy Spirit.
The infilling, sanctifying, purifying work of the Spirit on and in His Church is the only solution that this dusty, dying world needs.
I think about how lame and perfunctory the Christian church sometimes appears—how we postulate and fight, discuss and condemn. We can be so much like the sons of Thunder (James and John) fighting for our rights, or like Peter attempting to walk on water. Our puffing is great, our pretexts sound, and yet we are powerless against fear, doubt, and the turbulent injustices that arise in surprising fury in our lives. The same could be said of Peter, James, and John before the infilling of the Holy Spirit; they were powerless, weak, dogmatic, and ineffective.
After the day of Pentecost and days of prayer, reconciliation, and unity, the Holy Spirit descended. What a dynamic change He bestowed on this infant church comprised of these huddled, fearful Jesus-disciples! It had everything to do with the purifying power that fell on them. Suddenly, Peter became better, bolder, and dynamically evangelistic. James and John would now compete only in their sacrificial roles in servanthood.
How devastating for a sick and desperate world to see Christianity pronounce Jesus as Savior yet fight for their own positions! Nothing that we do is eternal unless our love and actions are potentialized and governed by the administration of the Holy Spirit. He is all we need. He is all our world desperately needs.
Jesus knew the primitive church needed the power and purity of the infilling Holy Spirit. The modern church needs it as well. Now Church—awake! Beg for His infilling, and go in His power.
Robin Brunson Radi, along with her husband and children, serves as a Global Missionary for the Church of the Nazarene in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bible Reading Plan:
Can you believe that we are over halfway through our Bible reading plan? If you've been keeping up with this schedule, WAY TO GO! I pray that God is blessing you.
If you haven't kept up or haven't even started, it's not too late!!
Pick up bookmark ONE in the church lobby and join at your own pace.
Bookmark EIGHT is ready!
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. Bookmark EIGHT is available now!
Day 218: Zephaniah 1-3
Day 219: Jeremiah 1-3
Day 220: Jeremiah 4-6
Day 221: Jeremiah 7-9
Day 222: Jeremiah 10-13
Day 223: Jeremiah 14-17
Day 224: Jeremiah 18-22
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.
A collector of rare books ran into an old friend who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.
"Not Gutenberg?" gasped the collector.
"Yes, that was it!"
"Do you know what you have done? You've thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy recently sold at auction for half a million dollars!"
"Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth anywhere close to that," replied his friend. "It was scribbled all over in the margins by some guy named Martin Luther."
A married couple were arguing who is making the coffee, the wife said that in the Bible it says that men should make the coffee and the husband asked her where it said that. The wife opened the Bible and said: "Right here in HEBREWS!"
Pastors in Germany
Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?
A. German Shepherds.
An impoverished old man applied for membership in a wealthy church. The pastor tried to put him off with all kinds of evasive remarks. The old man became aware that he was not welcome there and finally told the pastor that he would pray about it. After several days he returned. "Well," asked the pastor, "Did the Lord give you a message?" "Yes Sir, He did" was the old man's answer. "He told me it wasn't any use. He said, "I've been trying to get in that same church myself for ten years and they won't let me in either."
Submitted by Jim Popp