Winter has arrived…in case you were wondering. Well, not officially, at least according to the calendar. But for all practical purposes, if there was any doubt about it, this past week and today’s snow pretty well took care of it. With some of our Mosaic family still without power, it’s going to be a memorable Thanksgiving 2015.
Speaking of that, if any of you who still don’t have power need any kind of help this week, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll do our best to meet these challenges together. Whether you need a place to do laundry, take a shower, have a hot meal or help you need keeping your pipes from freezing, please let us know. You may call the office at 747-3007 or email
Speaking of the office, it will be closed Wednesday through Sunday of this week (Nov. 25-30) but will reopen again on Monday, November 31, at 9:00 a.m. If you have an emergency, feel free to call my cell at 509-710-8026.
Now about THANKSGIVING: Have a very blessed and full one! A special thanks to those twenty or so of you who are making this Thanksgiving a memorable one for The Pioneer Pathways Building residents on Howard. We’re looking forward to a wonderful meal and celebration about noon on Thanksgiving. If you signed up to bring food or volunteer, please make sure everything arrives by 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
One more THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: On Saturday, November 28th, Mosaic is filling in for Whitworth University’s En Cristo food and friendship ministry to The Park Tower Apartments downtown. We still need about 10 volunteers to help pack lunches at Whitworth on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and then take them down and distribute them from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at The Park Tower Apartments, (217 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., across from the Convention Center). It’s a wonderful way to bless a whole building of people in Jesus’ name on this Thanks-giving weekend. It’s also a great outreach for kids and families in a safe, clean environment. Please contact me by phone or email and let me know if you are able to help out (call 710-8026 or email
Let me repeat a challenge I made last Sunday. So many of the Bible’s Psalms came from the life of David, as we saw last week. Whether life was good or tough, David always seemed to have a few words of praise and thanksgiving to God. So regardless of the kind of year you have experienced this year, why not start a tradition in your family or personal life this Thanksgiving of writing a Thanksgiving Psalm? Whether you just make it a written prayer to God or you actually put words to music, what a blessing it can be to review God’s faithfulness to you this past year. And for those of us who have offspring, it’s a way our experience with Christ can be recorded and passed down to generations to come. You never know what a heart of gratitude can do to touch future generations.
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