Advent: Peace

Dear Mosaic Family,

It’s hard to believe Christmas is just days away. I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks have been a blur, and quite honestly, pretty stressful. This time of year I always wish I could turn back the clock to make the season last a little longer.

Most of us come to this time of year with certain hopes and expectations. Most people had hopes and expectations for the first Christmas as well. Israel had long awaited their Messiah with a certain picture of what they thought he should be. When Jesus was finally born, however, He didn’t really fit the picture they had in mind. Countless people saw Him face-to-face, but many dismissed Him and He slipped right through their fingers.

Tomorrow, we observe the last Sunday of Advent by focusing on the final theme of Peace. As we’ve been walking through Luke’s record of the Christmas story, he wants us to ask, “What Child is This?” We know that Jesus is our Prince of Peace, but what does that mean in a world filled with sin, pain, injustice, and death? What kind of peace did Jesus come to bring? What kind of peace do we really need? And most of all, what will we do if the peace He offers isn’t what we expected?

Join us tomorrow at 11:15 a.m. for our combined Christmas Eve Service. We will not be having Mini Mosaic tomorrow, but we will be having a kid-friendly service, and children are welcome to join us and sit with their families! 

Merry Christmas, 
Pastor Shane

Announcements:

Holiday Services. Sunday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 31, 11:15 a.m. Mosaic Boston Brookline will be holding ONE service at 11:15 a.m. on the Sundays of Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Years Eve, Dec. 31. Both will be family-friendly services, and Mini Mosaic will not be offered.

Full Childcare at 9:30 & 11:15 (RESUMES SUNDAY, JAN. 7, 2018). Mini Mosaic is growing! We are now offering full childcare for nursery, preschool and elementary children in the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. The nursery classroom will now be open to newborns.

Mosaic Youth Group (RESUMES SUNDAY, JAN. 7, 2018)Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Pre-service Prayer. Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

Mosaic Boston App. Did you know Mosaic has an app? You can download it here

Mini-Mosaic Performance. Sunday, December 17, 9:30 a.m. Our kiddos in Mini Mosaic will be performing a special Christmas song during the 9:30 a.m. service. Come and be encouraged! 

Songs for Sunday. If you would like to know what we'll be singing on Sunday (so you can be ready to sing your heart out!) you can find the playlist here

Give to Fund the Mission. Giving is a joyful and sacrificial act of worship to our Lord, who has given everything to us and for us. We offer you the opportunity to invest in God's mission here. The easiest way to give your tax-deductible gift is through our secure portal on our website, found here.