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10/31/2021 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


Judy Baker

Josh and Melissa

Alice Romano's cousin's friend

Tonya Fleming and her family

Mary Ann and Bob Watson's daughter, Kristy

Elaine Bridschge's Bother-in-law, Ray Perez

Robert Pence

The friends and family of Steven Tobin

The friends and family of Gary Stamper

Gary Krull

Frank and Dawn Sundstum


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Bible Reading Plan


  • Don't worry if you missed the first 44 weeks, just pick up the Bible today and start here!

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Hebrews

James

Isaiah

 

Verse of the Week


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Mark 8

 

Holiness Today


Thanks Be to God!

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift (II Corinthians 9:15).


Paul’s writings personify gratefulness. Thirty-four times he gives thanks or encourages others to be grateful. I learn from Paul some of the things for which I should be thankful.

Paul was ever grateful for the reality of personal salvation. It was difficult for him to understand how God could “enable,” that is, trust him with the glorious gospel. He marveled that he had “obtained mercy”; that God had saved him, the “chief” of sinners (I Timothy 1:11-17). He realized that in his case grace had been “exceeding abundant.”


This gratefulness for salvation led to appreciation that others were included in God’s plan. He thanked God for the “faith” of the believers at Rome. When he saw some of them, he thanked God and took courage (Acts 28:15). He thanked God for the “grace” that was given the Corinthians. He never ceased to give thanks for the “faith and love” of the Ephesians. The Colossians had “faith” and “love” and “hope”; they “knew the grace of God in truth”; had with him been made “partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.” Hence, he gave “thanks unto the Father” for them.


He urged all to whom he wrote to follow his practice, “Be thankful.”

Divine providence was among the things for which Paul thanked God. In the midst of a shipwreck, Paul and his companions in voyage gathered to eat bread and meat. God had appeared to him and said, “Be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, . . .” (Acts 27:21-36). Paul was grateful for this and many other divine providences in his life.


Paul was grateful for the assurance of victory in his conflicts with Satan. “Now thanks be unto God,” he declared, “which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place” (II Corinthians 2:14). Satan had tried to “get an advantage” of Paul, but he says, “A door was opened unto me of the Lord.” It looked like Satan would defeat him, but God always caused him to gain the upper hand.

Paul was a realist when it came to the problem of sin. By sin, death had entered the world. “The sting of death” was sin. But Christ had died for sin; hence Paul had no fear of the future. He was thankful for the final victory he knew would be his at death. “Thanks be to God,” he wrote to the Corinthians, “which giveth us the victory” (over the presence and hence power of sin) “through our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Corinthians 15:57). “O death, where is thy sting?” (v. 55) Before he died, he could thank God for the victory he would feel in his soul when death placed its chilly hand upon him.


Underneath these areas of gratefulness was appreciation for the One who made gratitude possible. Second Corinthians 9:15 tells us the source, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” —an obvious reference to Christ. Because of this supreme Gift, Paul found release from his sin—salvation became a reality in his life. Likewise he saw its reality in the lives of others. It was “the Lord” who stood by him in his providences. It was “through Christ” he lost the fear of death. Paul had met and received God’s greatest Gift. That relationship resulted in a life of thanksgiving.


I want to join Paul this Thanksgiving season. I too am grateful for the fact of salvation from sin and the privilege of being His minister to others. I am grateful to God that He has saved others; now I have fellowship in the gospel. I thank God that to this day He has caused me to triumph over Satan. I thank God for His daily providences. He has surely watched over me in my journeys oft. I thank God that the “sting of death” has been cleansed. There is no fear of entering His presence.

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” Christ is the Source of all my thanksgiving.

Eric E. Jorden

Herald of Holiness November 18, 1959

 

Opportunities to Give and Serve


Watch for the tree in the church foyer and pick a name to bless a local child!


 

Pick up a shoebox at church!

 


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


 

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This weeks topic is still:

God's Grace Saves Us!



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Coming Up...


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calendar of events


 

Click on our Google calandar for details or contact Shelley Butler at 928-713-0735


 


 


 


 

Humor... kinda


 

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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