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08/22/2021 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


Valerie Thibodeaux

Ellita and Steven Vickers

Afghanistan

Alice Romano's sister Lana

Clarence's friend Gary Leonard

Gia's family and friends

Unspoken Clarence

Mary Ann Watson's daughter, Kristy

Brenda Hathaway and Karen Springer's brother


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 34 weeks, just pick up the Bible today and start here!

Click the links below to read online

Galatians

Ephesians

Isaiah

 

Verse of the Week


Click here to read the verse in context.

Psalm 46

 

Nazarene News


Friendship leads to discipleship for Indiana man

Inspired by the Church of the Nazarene’s new discipleship framework, the Journey of Grace, Pastor Jay Height of Indianapolis Shepherd Community Church of the Nazarene, and his wife, Jane, have been building intentional relationships with community members by delivering food to 10 families since the start of the pandemic. Through the outreach, they met Mike and Diane Tyler, forming a relationship that would eventually lead them to Christ.

Mike suffers from stage 4 liver cancer, and Diane was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. As Jay and his wife delivered food to them, they began to become friends. They talked about life, Jesus, pain, salvation, and much more while staying socially distant during the pandemic.

In addition to feeling as if they didn’t belong in a church, Mike and Diane never found it safe to attend church during the pandemic due to their health challenges. But through their blossoming friendship, the couples were able to have conversations about faith that began to bring the Tylers closer to God.

Mike experienced a turning point at Christmas time when Height shared funds that were given to help families with Christmas gifts, food, and more. The Tylers were one of the families on the receiving end of the blessing.

“He began to cry and said, ‘Nobody does anything for me.’” Height said. “His wife told him she had never seen him cry.”


Mike was shocked by the gesture of the anonymous donor.

“Why would this guy do this for me?” Mike asked. “He doesn’t even know me.”

Height agreed and explained, “'But [the donor] knows Jesus, and this is how he goes about his faith. He wanted to bless you.'

"For Mike," Height explained, "it was this breakthrough moment when he realized God could love him and care for him and who he was, and that the church was not defined by a building.”


That day, they prayed, and Mike and Diane surrendered their life to Christ. It also inspired Mike to do something for his neighbor. He asked Height if they could bring some food for his neighbors who were struggling in that moment.

“I told him, ‘No, but I’ll bring extra food and you deliver it to your neighbor,’” Height said. “He loved that.”

Recently, Global SDMI Director Scott Rainey met Mike while visiting Height in Indianapolis.

“In the conversation, Mike shared that he was ready to meet God when his time comes to die, but there was problem,” Rainey said.

Mike hadn’t been baptized, so Height and Rainey had him get a bucket of water and baptized him right on his front porch.


“It was a noticeable glow he had about him after,” Height said. “What a privilege.”


Both Rainey and Height explained that Mike’s salvation and baptism occurred because of the natural, authentic relationship that Height had built with Mike and Diane.


“There is nothing artificial about what we’re doing, because I guarantee you Mike would sniff it out in a second,” Height said. “Compassion is not a ‘to-do;’ compassion is a natural outpouring of our holiness. The Journey of Grace is the same thing. It is the natural outpouring of what Christ has done for me and how in living that out, I bring others along the journey with me.”


by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News | 12 Aug 2021


 

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. NO NUTS please.


Contact - Bonnie Strunk (480) 296-1831


 

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:

Love Like Jesus


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."

 

Social Distancing Guidelines



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!


 

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