Friday, April 6, 2012
Mosaic Church Weekly Update Easter Sunday
This Sunday at Mosaic, we incorporate ministry life with church life because our church life is representative of the ministry we do. This Sunday at 216 S. Market a little church named Mosaic will have Easter Services that challenge followers of Jesus to do more than just come to church and celebrate themselves, but to challenge followers of Jesus to come together to do the things Jesus came to earth for, and ultimately resurrected for. There are commands that Jesus made after the resurrection that I think to ignore would in reality devalue the purpose of the cross. So many churches this week will have guests, so many of those guests will attend church a few times a year because they don’t see the church practicing what they are called to practice. Each and every follower of Jesus, each and every church is called to do ministry, and at that, specific ministry. At Mosaic we have taken those commands seriously because we realize we serve a savior who gave his all for us, in a loving relationship we also realize that we want to serve the one who first loved us, not because we have to, but because we want to. This weekend, many of those we have reached out to, those who are poor and homeless will celebrate the Resurrection with us.
One of the things that makes us different is that we are largely made up of those who are homeless and while there are other churches, groups, and individuals who reach out to them, we recognize that they are a part of our congregation, we don’t separate them, we don’t set them aside or serve them once or twice a week, we serve everyday and we have recognized there is a difference of ‘doing ministry for’ and ‘becoming a part of.’ We practice what we talk, and have done what we say. This Sunday, we celebrate together this thing called family with people we know Jesus spent time with, and ultimately, commanded to love. While there will be some who take issue with what I say next I pray you receive it in a good way, but I have no problem promoting Mosaic because I know at Mosaic you see Jesus and his work in action, people at Mosaic on Easter Sunday will see those Jesus has called his followers to serve and love, because they are a part of us.
If you are looking for a church, I would invite you to try out Mosaic, come see for yourself.
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Blessings to you and may God bless you in your faithfulness to His Call.
Please pray for our future, our needs, and those we are called to serve.
If you haven't please visit our web site where you can also contribute to the ministry at www.mosaicwichita.com you can also email me at email@example.com
Lastly, we now have a way folks can contribute to Mosaic online. If interested in sharing with Mosaic online you can visit the following link and do so. Just designate what your gift is for when you donate, you can designate gifts for ‘general funds,’ ‘capitol campaign,’ or ‘homeless program.’
If the button doesn’t appear, you can give at the following link - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=G6KQJMMUS72CA
All contributions to Mosaic are tax-deductible. If mailing contributions to Mosaic, you can send them to the following address:
216 S. Market St.
Wichita, KS 67202
Blessings to you and have a great week.
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