|Dear Mosaic Family,
When you think about "happiness," what's the first thing that comes to mind? What needs to be added to, or removed from, your life, for you to be truly happy? Now, if you reach this point of bliss, how do you sustain it? How do you protect it from all the evil and suffering in this world? How do you protect it from yourself? How do we find and sustain happiness in a world so full of sadness and brokenness?
Who are the happiest people you've ever met? What made them happy?
Prophets don't have a reputation for being happy. However, one of the surprisingly happiest prophets in the Bible is Habakkuk. He found a happiness which had absolute nothing to do with his circumstances (which were miserable). We'll be studying this short book tomorrow. It's only 3 chapters so definitely read through it today.
His conclusion in chapter 3 is, though everything seems to be going wrong, "YET, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength."
Praying for you, Pastor Jan
Membership Class: If you are not yet a member of Mosaic, taking this class is the first step! Join us on August 23rd at the ICC (30 Gordon St, Allston), 9am-noon. Lunch provided following the class.BOSTON-WIDE WORSHIP SERVICE. David Platt and the Passion Band: Monday, September 8th, 7-9pm (doors will open at6:30pm). Tremont Temple. 88 Tremont St. The event is free, but registration is required. You can register here.
Service opportunity! Mosaic holds a worship service at the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community in the South End, twice a month (2nd and last Monday of every month,7-9pm). Edgar Vasiliu is in charge of this ministry and he needs two or three reliable and committed volunteers. He is also looking for a lead vocalist to lead the group in worship. If you're interested, email Edgar:Edgar.Vasiliu@gmail.com
Homeless Ministry: Mosaic volunteers meet in Copley square every Wednesday evening to love and serve the people who are homeless there. To get involved with volunteering, contact Drew firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, there will be a collection for summer clothing at both services, so bring those extra socks, ponchos, shoes, or whatever else you may have!
Pre-service Prayer: Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds a pre-service prayer meeting at 9:15am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!