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A Word From Pastor John
Ecclesiastes 7:9 tells us:
"Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool."
We might find this biblical truth extremely applicable in our lives. Many of us know from our own experiences how slipping into anger mode can ruin things very quickly.
If we say the wrong thing to the wrong person at the wrong time, one angry statement, may ruin a friendship or relationship. So the Bible tells us here to use self-control. Without self-control, you might give into your anger, and look like a fool.
Whether it was somebody you snapped at or the aggressive driver who you were trying to retaliate against on the road. We can all relate to those moments when we lack self-control. Perhaps we look back on those moments, and think, what in the world was I thinking to say or do such a thing?
The Bible calls us to have self-control. It is hard to be a good witness for Christ in trying moments without self-control.
If you're feeling angry, it is often best to simply relax and not respond until you have calmed down. Tempers ruin friendships, tempers ruin relationships, and tempers can ruin our witness for Christ. We don't mean for it to happen, but it does happen.
Let's remember this powerful scripture today as it reminds us to always control our temper.
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The friends and family of Gary Stamper
Frank and Dawn Sundstum
Talma's brother, Micheal
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An Ohio woman is showing her community that God can use anyone to help further His kingdom.
When Carol and Jim Myers brought their newborn daughter, Crystal, home from the hospital 37 years ago, the doctors advised them that their daughter would not be able to function in society and instructed her parents to focus on her physical needs. Crystal exceeded the doctors' expectations and has lived a normal, happy life despite the fact that only half her brain is functioning.
Crystal recently felt called by the Lord to serve in ministry at her home church, Leavittsburg First Church of the Nazarene, where she has been assisting her mother, Carol, the children’s and worship pastor, for many years.
“Anytime I did anything with the kids, she always followed with me,” Carol said. “But this past revival, she really felt God calling her into children’s ministry.”
After Crystal felt this calling from the Lord, she approached her mother and Lead Pastor Rick Swiger. They recommended she take a course, and she discovered The Discipleship Place’s children’s ministry course.
“I told her just to try it,” Carol said. “And she found the course to be something she could maneuver through with such ease. The courses are something that helped her fulfill her call and give her more confidence to be in the field God called her to.”
Crystal was hesitant to try the course at first, but that apprehension disappeared as she began the coursework.
“I just couldn’t keep my nose out of the books,” Crystal said. “It was really easy to understand, no big words, and it was very interesting.”
She finished the coursework quickly with no adjustments for her disability. Recently, the church and her family celebrated Crystal for completing the course, and the church has named her the director of children’s ministries.
“She’s now the third generation of children’s ministry directors,” Carol said. “My mom was a children’s pastor, so am I, and now she’s a children’s ministries director.”
Crystal says she loves children’s ministry because of the students’ passion to learn. She is confident that God will work through her to reach the children she ministers to, and she wants everyone to know that anyone God calls is able to fulfill his or her calling.
“Don’t let anything hold you back,” Crystal said. “You don’t want to miss an opportunity [to serve God’s kingdom].”
Carol is proud of her daughter's accomplishments.
“Because of her, we’re saying ‘Look what God can do if you just let go and answer the call,’” Carol said. “I think that’s the biggest message she wants to get across — that God can use anybody.”
by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News | 15 Oct 2021
Opportunities to Give and Serve
October is Pastor Appreciaiotn Month! You can show your appreciation with a card or letter and even a gift card or invite to take them out for dinner. Drop your envelope in the wicker basket in the foyer.
◉ Lead Pastor John Menkveld ◉ Music Pastor Merritt Strunk ◉ Associate Pastor Dee Jones ◉ Associate Pastor Walt Ballard ◉ Chaplain Richard Jackman ◉ Associate Pastor Mike Butler
Mother's Of Preschoolers is underway! We need people to cuddle babies while parents receive Godly guidance and support just once or twice per month.
Contact - Bonnie Strunk (480) 296-1831.
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
Check our UPDATES page for new things.
For our live Google calendar go HERE
Butterbraids are back!! Order these delicious treats and support Women's Mininitry
Pick up an order form at church or call/text the church number with your order
Each pastry is $13. You may order now through November 1st and they will be delivered to Mosaic where you will need to pick them up ON November 10th at 6:30pm.
(They come frozen and we can't store them, so we will need to have you pick them up on the date. We will notify you of the time.)
Family Fellowship Night is canceled for October 31st.
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