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11/28/2021 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 Mosaic members who have Covid currently

Mike Stojanowski

Jim Popp

Dee Jones

Frank and Dawn Sundstrom

Val Jordheims cousin

The persecuted church in India

Judy Baker

Alice Romano's cousin's friend

Tonya Fleming and her family


Praise Report: Dee Jones was released from the hospital and is at home!


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


 

Bible Reading Plan


  • Don't worry if you missed the first 48 weeks, just pick up the Bible today and start here!

Click the links below to read online

3 John

Jude

Revelation

Isaiah

 

Verse of the Week


Click here to read the verse in context.

Psalm 25

 

Holiness Today


All I Want for Christmas

The arrival of Christmas announces to the world again that God walked among men through the supernatural conception and virgin birth of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:23).

To me, the Advent season brings a celebration of both birth and rebirth. While I revel in the yearly yuletide spirit that Christmas brings, I rejoice daily in the hope and blessings that Christ’s birth has brought to me personally, for I have been born again!


A new spiritual rebirth has delivered me from sin’s deceptive death walk (Proverbs 14:12) unto the purity and power of second blessing holiness and the assurance of everlasting life. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).


Christmas brings to me a rebirth of nostalgia. The season stirs fond memories of childhood Christmases dating back to the Great Depression.


Christmas after Christmas, no money was available at our house for presents. Nevertheless, just prior to Christmas Eve, Mother would send Dad to the little country store three miles away with a list of items that soon filled a big burlap bag. At the store, the good grocer sold to Dad on credit, candy, apples, oranges, nuts, and other goodies. I can still see dear old Dad coming home with that large sack of Christmas treats on his back and hear an older brother facetiously announce, “Here comes Santa Claus!”

Although Dad and Mom could not provide toys or other presents, the spirit of Christmas was never missing. We were taught the significance of the occasion; we loved one another and were grateful for such things as we had.

One Christmas, Grandma Betz, our only living grandparent, gave us a little gift. Then in her late 70s, she gleaned pecans to provide one shiny dime for each of her more than 30 grandchildren. At only six cents per pound, Grandma’s pecan project required many hours of backbending toil.


All the grandchildren loved Grandma Betz! Not for one dime received, but for her Christlike kindness and love, of which her sacrificial gift was only a token.

She gave us the greatest gift possible when she gave us the assurance that she loved us!


Now, over 50 years later, while reminiscing and putting my thoughts on paper, all I want for Christmas is that same Christlike spirit and an entirely unselfish heart that enables me to give others the assurance that someone cares. I want to share with them the true joy that God gave to the world that first Christmas night— the joy of loving, giving, and sharing.


Belonging to the family of God and becoming a member of the Church of the Nazarene has blessed me with unlimited opportunities to share with others in a multiplicity of ways. For instance, at our local church, we bring a birthday gift to Jesus each Christmas. Those who can afford it bring one dollar for each birthday they have celebrated. Those who can’t afford it may bring smaller amounts. This Christmas my gift will be 60 dollars. (Forty of those birthdays were celebrated as a Christian with 32 of the 40 as shepherd of my first and only flock.) When all gifts are gathered, we send them to the Nazarene Ministerial Benevolent Fund to help support our retired ministers. What a wonderful way to share!

There are many beautiful ways Christians can share throughout the year, as well as at Christmas. A group from our church shares a service with a local nursing home each week. Then on the Sunday preceding Christmas, after singing carols, telling the Christmas story, and praying, each resident receives candy, cookies, and Kool-Aid. The shut-ins love it! But the greatest joy is ours, for in sharing with them, we share with Christ. His words, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40), become a reality in our own hearts and lives. Because we have shared with them and Him, we receive a double blessing.


As a child of His, all I want for Christmas my Heavenly Father has already graciously given to me to enjoy and to share the year around— His love and the assurance of everlasting life.


Leslie Wooten

Herald of Holiness December 1, 1983


 

Opportunities to Give and Serve


Pick a name from the tree to bless a local child!


 

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


 

Information


Check our UPDATES page for new things.


For our live Google calendar go HERE


 

Due to illness and family issues, LoveWorks will be closed through November.


 


~ Remeber to check our UPDATES page

(for all your Mosaic news)


 

~ See our services on YouTube! RIGHT HERE

Our services can also be viewed on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mosaicnazareneflorence

 

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M O S A I C K I D S


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


This weeks topic is:

Advent Week 1: Hope


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Coming Up...


Click here for details and the whole

calendar of events


 

Everyone is welcome to this party where the Angel Tree kids we sponsored will recieve gifts and we will eat cookies and hear Christmas music from a great local band!