Dear Mosaic Family, Few commandment hit as close to home and as straight to the heart as commandment number 5: "Honor your father and your mother." For some of us, this seems like common sense. For others, this seems archaic, offensive, and potentially painful. Some of us have deeply honorable parents. For others, we would rather not think about our biological parents. Several other factors complicate our receptivity to this commandment. We live in a culture where the idea of family has become fluid and indefinable. Our society has long ago separated sex from marriage, which complicates everything. What constitutes a family? Everything is exacerbated by our culture's visceral reaction to submission and honor. Why should I honor anyone? Why should I submit to anyone? Moreover, our culture prizes youth over wisdom, therefore the young seem to have more intrinsic value and savvy than the old, so why should we honor someone seemingly less worthy of honor.
Be sure to join us tomorrow as we tackle a complex commandment, which offers our culture relevant and life-giving truths. We all come from dysfunctional families, and God welcomes us into his family through Jesus to heal all wounds.
See you tomorrow!
Praying for you, Pastor Jan
P.S. By God's grace, Mosaic Boston has grown significantly in weekend attenders these last two months. However, our service team has not grown as quickly, which adds stress to the current service members. Would you consider volunteering on a regular basis to help Mosaic put together our 3 services? If you can serve, please email Julie: Julie@MosaicBoston.com
Baptism Service. November 8th at the 11:15am service. If you’re interested in getting baptized, email Admin@MosaicBoston.com or let one of the pastors know.
Membership Classes If you’re interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of Mosaic Boston, you’re welcome to attend a membership class. We have one upcoming class on 11/12, 7pm, Church of Our Saviour. If interested, email Admin@MosaicBoston.com
4th Quarter Members’ Meeting December 5th, 10am-noon, with a potluck following the meeting.
We Need Your Help! We’re a growing church and always in need of some helping hands. Please stop by our “Serve” kiosk to find out how you can get involved! Or contact Julie@mosaicboston.com.
Pre-service Prayer Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds pre-service prayer meetings at 8:45am and 10:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world! We also hold a pre-service prayer meeting at 5:30pm at the Church of Our Saviour.
Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@mosaicboston.com.
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