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12/19/2021 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


Jim Popp

Alice Romano's cousin, Irby

Caroln Kutz

Barb Gionfriddo's sister, Sharron

Tonya Fleming's cousin, Andy

Dee Jones

Frank and Dawn Sundstrom

Val Jordheims cousin

Judy Baker

Alice Romano's cousin's friend


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


Click the links below to read online

Revelation

Isaiah

 

Verse of the Week

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John 3

 

HOLINESS TODAY


Come Peasant, King

Every year Christians prepare for the birth of Christ. We remember how Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph. We reflect on the beauty of the incarnation—God becoming human and dwelling among us. We often celebrate the greatest gift by giving gifts to one another. We do this every year. Advent helps us prepare for the birth of Christ again and again.

Advent isn’t just preparation to remember a past moment. It is also a season when we look forward in hope to the second coming of Christ. The incarnation is a sign and symbol of the willingness of God, the Creator of the universe, to enter into our lives. This willingness wasn’t just a one-time event. It changes everything for those of us who follow Jesus. Although this is a core focus of the Advent season, perhaps we ought to reflect on the second coming of Christ every day of our lives—not in trying to predict Christ’s return or attempting to read the “signs of the times” or using anything and everything as an excuse that confirms the end is near. Instead, we should seek to order our lives in preparation for the new heaven and the new earth toward which Scripture points us.


God’s willingness to come and to come again is an invitation to us to live as if God is here now. God-with-us isn’t a past experience or merely a future hope—it is a current reality. But to live this way requires that we respond to what God has already done, is doing, and will do; and it also requires a willingness to give ourselves fully to God.


This Advent season, as we remember the great gift of the incarnation and look forward to the return of our Lord and Savior and the renewal of all things, may we prepare by living faithfully and recognizing that all are invited to discipleship. May we participate in the redemptive work of God through the incarnation and in our anticipation of the culmination of God’s work in the world.


So come, peasant, king, and everyone—come and follow the one who was, who is, and who is to come. God is with us. Will the shape of our lives reflect this truth?


Olivia Craker Metcalf is a fourth-generation elder. She is the district superintendent of Upstate New York District, Church of the Nazarene. The above selection is an exerpt from her book, Come Peasant, King, and is used by permission of The Foundry Publishing, thefoundrypublishing.com

Holiness Today, November/December 2021

 

Opportunities to Give and Serve



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)


 

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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 4: Love


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Coming Up...


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calendar of events





 


 


 

New service begins 12/19/21


 

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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