As we move into another wonderful weekend of worship, fellowship and ministry, take a look at the following events that might be of interest to you as well as some urgent/amazing prayer updates needing the attention and love of all of us.
Young Adults: This Saturday you’re having a Christmas party at Alfred and Jewel's apartment! They will provide the dough (for making ginger snaps) and you'll be making a traditional Swedish Christmas decoration! Place: 1310 W. 6th Ave, Spokane. Time: Saturday December 15th at 4:00 pm. Bring: Cookie cutters, an orange…or many oranges!
Giving/Angel Tree Outreach: A HUGE “Thank You” to the twenty-six (26) people, couples or families who have “adopted” some of our own children or some local families of prisoners to bless with a gift this Christmas. We still have seven (7) kids who need to be “adopted,” one from our own Fellowship and six children of prisoners. Would YOU consider taking one of these children? If so, either call the office (509-747-3007) and talk with Menesia or John OR pick up their tree tag on Sunday along with the other information you’ll need to meet this need this next week. It is always more blessed to give than to receive (Ac. 20:35)!
Weekend Worship: This third week of Advent, our focus is on LOVE! If you’re coming to Changing Lives Saturday at 5:00 p.m., you’ll not only be enjoying wonderful Christmas worship but a message on love. If you’re here Sunday morning at 8:45 or 10:45 a.m., you will also be blessed by great Christmas music and teaching from the prophet Zachariah (through our brother, John Moody). DON’T MISS the Food-a-ship time from 10:00-10:45 a.m. It’s a great opportunity to recharge both souls and stomachs with satisfying food and fellowship.
Young(er) Marrieds Dec. 21st: Instead of meeting the 2nd and 4th Fridays as announced, we’ll be on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Our next dinner gathering is Friday, December 21st, at the Repsolds (3205 E. Marie Ct.) at 6:00 p.m. We will do a baked potato bar and John and Sandy have offered to provide the potatoes, so we can all bring an assortment of toppings. Follow this link: http://potluckpoll.com/potlucks/33b9111b01910e088b30a5621930ce2a and you'll see suggested items to sign up for. (A few of the more popular items are included twice, so no one person has to bring, say, chili or cheese for 25-30 people.) If there is something you'd like as a topping that you don't see on the list, feel free to add it and then write your name next to it! Also, if anyone would like to bring a side of any kind like salad or something, go ahead and write that and sign up for it.
- David Scalla: Our brother, David, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident at 2nd and Wall about three weeks ago and has been in the Intensive Care Unit at Sacred Heart until later this week, has just been moved to the 8th floor of the hospital. He is out of his coma, off the respirator, talking a little and making great strides in recovery. But there is a long ways to go still. Since God has seen fit to allow David more time here with us, would you please pray for significant reduction in his pain level, continued healing and encouragement as he will have several surgeries still ahead. David can receive visitors so feel free to stop in, share a few minutes with him and pray for him.
- David Phey: David is Michelle Cline-Phay’s husband who has been battling a very serious form of cancer, HLH, for many months now. He is a former fire fighter in our community and has been experiencing particular problems of late with pulmonary failure. Please pray for God to be very present with Him and the family, for grace and God’s healing.
- Year-End Giving: With just a few days remaining in 2018, I would like to ask us all to pray about making an extra “thanksgiving offering” to God. By supporting Mosaic, you are making possible the many ministries of Mosaic that happen in our community. From weekly facilitating hundreds of youth at the YFC Downtown Youth Center and dozens of downtown residents who enjoy a meal and Bible study in many of our surrounding residential buildings to the hundreds of us who enjoy ministry, worship and fellowship at one of the three weekend services, God is meeting us in wonderful ways. Let’s express our gratitude to God in a very tangible way by giving a little extra this month. It can be our way of saying “thank you, Father, for all your goodness of this past year.” Freely we have all Freely, gratefully and joyfully we are invited to give. Thank you!
As we move into the middle of Advent, don’t forget to take some extra time this season to make room for Jesus in new and fresh ways…in your schedule, your celebrating, your greetings and your fellowship.
Love to all,