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08/15/2021 Newsletter

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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 many unspoken requests


Gia's family and friends

Unspoken Judy and Clarence

Mary Ann Watson's daughter, Kristy

Brenda Hathaway and Karen Springer's brother

Talma Harmon's friend Charles Dews

Frank and Dawn Sundstrom

Barb Gionfriddo

Mary Ann Watson's friend

Talma Harmon's family


Praise Report!! Walt Ballard is feeling great!


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


  • Don't worry if you missed the first 33 weeks, just pick up the Bible today and start here!

Click the links below to read online

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Isaiah

 

Verse of the Week


Click here to read the verse in context.

Ephesians 6

 

Holiness Today


Redeemed to Serve

The American dream: I had it all! Well, okay . . . it all belonged to my mom and stepdad, but everything—from education to vacations, from clothes to cars—was at my fingertips. Despite having it all, my heart was still yearning for authentic, unconditional love that would give me purpose. This undefined longing led me to alcohol, drugs, and people who promised to love me, all in an effort to fill an empty void. This road led, as it always often does, to separation from my family and losing many friendships.


Rejected by family and friends, I was living with my boyfriend, Sam, in a trailer park. One morning I found myself staring at a Bible that had been accidently left behind by someone who came to party with us. Being very fond of crime stories and mysteries, I had the habit of reading the last chapter of books first. I remembered back to my days at the Christian school I attended when I was growing up. It seemed that often we would start religion classes in Genesis but never made it to the New Testament, much less to the last chapter. As I stared at the Bible in front of me, I thought aloud: “I wonder if there is an ending to that book.” I picked it up and began in Revelation.

Two hours later, Sam was rushing home to check on me. Why? After finishing Revelation, I immediately called him on the phone and said, “Jesus is coming back.” When he arrived home, I talked more about what I had been reading. We decided that day we needed to go to church but didn’t act immediately. A few weeks later, after a very late Saturday night, we found ourselves wide awake early on Sunday morning. Waking up early was unusual for us; we were reminded of our decision and headed to church.

We arrived at 11:00 on the dot and were ushered to the second row in the sanctuary. The message I heard that day was about drugs, alcohol, and living in sin. My heart dropped and the blood drained from my face. I was caught. As the congregation stood for the benediction song, the pastor gave an invitation to come forward. I stood still for two verses until I heard someone say, “Do you want to go up?” It was Sam. I replied, “I guess we could.” So we did.


That day, we repented of our sins and were made right with God. We were delivered from addictions that held us captive.


On our way home, I accepted Sam’s proposal to marry him, and six days later, we were married. Many other miracles ensued over the next few months, but the most important testimony Sam and I can give after 27 years is that God is able, and God is faithful.

The sermon we heard at church that day happened to be recorded. On our 20th anniversary, I obtained a copy of it, and we played it in the parsonage of the church I now pastor. To my surprise, the message was not on drugs and alcohol at all, the way I had remembered and had felt the Lord impress upon my heart years ago. The pastor’s invitation was for couples to come forward—those who would like to serve the Lord in fulltime ministry. We, along with the others, had responded. Our sovereign God works in mysterious ways!

Camelot Shuff is pastor of Newport News Church of the Nazarene in Newport News, Virginia, where she has served since 2015.

 

Opportunities to Give and Serve


Mother's Of Preschoolers will be starting again September 7th! We need people to cuddle babies while parents receive Godly guidance and support just once or twice per month.

We also need cookies. Write "Mops" on your cookie package and place in the church freezer.

Contact - Bonnie Strunk (480) 296-1831 or Josh Billings (480) 268-1199

 

Shelley Butler is looking for voluteers to make a meal for our new weekly K-12 Hangout.

There will be a rotation or you may just do it once.

Contact Shelley @ 928-713-0735

 

Donations of clothes for infant to adult are currently being accepted.

Thank you so much, for your continued generosity of both time and resources.

Your gifts make a difference!

Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925

Things we need: ➤Your Time ➤Diapers and pull ups in Newborn, 1,2,3,4,5 ➤Wipes ➤Baby Food (no formula) ➤Lotion ➤Your Monetary donation ➤Canned Food

💚Green Drop box in Foyer💚

 

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


https://www.mosaicnazarene.org/mosaic-kids


This weeks topic is:

Forgiveness


New program! Tell your neighbors, family, and friends!


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Coming Up...


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calendar of events





 

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❓❓ Bible Trivia ❓❓


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


1. Q: Who did Abraham have his second son with?

2. Q: Who was born first Jacob or Esau?

3. Q: Name the person who received the 10 Commandments from God?

4. Q: What did Joseph do for two fellow prisoners?

5. Q: When David stayed in Jerusalem, what woman did he see and commit adultery with?

6. Q: When David stayed in Jerusalem, what woman did he see and commit adultery with?

7. Q: Who killed Absalom?

8. True or False: John the Baptist wore clothes made of goat hair?

9. Q: What is the shortest verse in the Bible?

10. Q: What did Pilate do to “cleanse himself” of the crucifixion?

Answers will posted on the next Newsletter.

Last weeks answers:

1. Q: Which NT book has Jesus' Sermon on the Mount? A: Matthew

2. Q: Where did they live at the beginning of the world? A: Garden of Eden

3. Q: How many people were saved on the ark? A: 8

4. Q: How did Esau respond when his birthright was taken? A: Threatened to kill Jacob.

5. Q: What did Joseph tell the brothers to do next time they came back to Egypt? A: To bring Benjamin with them.

6. Q: When David wanted to fight Goliath, what did Saul try to give him? A: His armor

7. Q: How did Saul 9of the OT) die? A: Fell on his own sword

8. Q: When the two armies battled, what happened to Absalom’s hair? A: It got caught in a tree

9. Q: What happened to the kingdom after Solomon’s rule? A: It split in two

10. Q: When Bathsheba got pregnant, what did David make happen to Uriah? A: He was killed in battle


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Humor... kinda


How do you know Pharaoh was athletic? He had a court.

Which Bible character was the best musician? Samson—he brought the house down.

Who in the Bible had the greatest business plans? The prophets.

Which book of the major prophets is the easiest to understand? EZekiel.

Which minor prophet is well-known thanks to cookies? Famous Amos.

What do you call a prophet who’s also a chef? Habakkuk.

What did Adam say to Eve when handing her something to wear? “Take it or leaf it.”

When someone needed a boat made, what did the people in town say? “We Noah guy.”

What did Zachariah do when he and Elizabeth had disagreements? He gave the silent treatment.

What did the lawyer ask when someone started talking about God’s will? “Was it notarized?”

What’s a miracle that can be done by a complainer? Turning anything into whine.


 

Hot sauce

A minister who was very fond of pure, hot horseradish always kept a bottle of it on his dining room table. He offered some to a guest, who took a big spoonful.

When the guest finally was able to speak, he gasped, "I've heard many ministers preach hellfire, but you are the first one I've met who passed out a sample of it."


The accountant

An accountant dies and goes to Heaven. He is met by St Peter who goes through the usual questionnaire.

"What sort of accountant are you?" says St Peter

"Public Practitioner," is the reply.

"Name?"

He gives his name. St Peter goes through some files and pulls one out.

"Oh, yes. We've been expecting you. You've reached your allotted span," says St Peter.

"How can that be?" says the accountant. "I'm too young to go. I'm only forty-eight"

"No, that's impossible."

"Why do you say that?"

"Well we've been looking at your time sheets and the hours you've charged your clients. By our reckoning you're at least ninety three."