Good Friday: Celebrating Death?

Dear Mosaic Family,

From time immemorial, Christians haven't just commemorated the death of Jesus Christ—they have actually celebrated it. Every time Christians participate in Holy Communion, we celebrate the death of our Lord and Savior. That's strange, no? Why would you celebrate death? We celebrate the births of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. We certainly don't celebrate their assassinations. When your beloved leader is martyred, you don't celebrate their death, you mourn it. You grieve. You weep. You remember, yes, but definitely not celebrate.

What makes the death of Jesus Christ worth celebrating? Why will billions around the world be celebrating His death on Friday? That's what we'll be meditating on tomorrow as we celebrate Good Friday at Mosaic Boston. Join us for our Good Friday service at 7pm, 1187 Beacon St, Brookline, MA (child care will be provided). We will also be taking communion to celebrate Christ's death. 

Also, here are some ways you can prepare yourself for this weekend. 

  • Read through the Gospel accounts of Maundy Thursday to Resurrection Sunday (Matthew 26-28, Mark 14-16, Luke 22-24, John 18-21)

  • Pray: Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare you to meet with God this weekend with His sweet presence. Pray for the Holy Spirit to draw many to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Please pray also for me as I prepare two messages. Pray for those whom you've invited to come, hear the Gospel, and meet the glorious God who loves them!!

  • Invite: Invite your friends, neighbors, and loved ones to join you for a service. Bribing them with food after a service works wonders. Jesus does a lot of eating after He comes back from the dead, so you're just being biblical. 

Praying for you!
Pastor Jan

This Week's Announcements

Child Dedication Service 

Sunday, May 12, 9:30 a.m.

We will be holding our next child dedication service on Mother's Day. If you are a member and interested in having your infant or young child dedicated, contact Raquel@MosaicBoston.com for an application. Applications are due by April 28th.

Serve with Mini Mosaic! 

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

We are looking for more volunteers for our Mini Mosaic program that takes place during the morning services. If you're interested in serving our children in this way, email Raquel@MosaicBoston.com, or fill out the "Serve" form on our app. 

Volunteer for Kids Summer Nights 

Weeknights, July 22-26, 6-8 p.m.

We are already starting to recruit for our VBS program, Kids Summer Nights! If you are interested in serving on one of our teams this summer, please contact Raquel: Raquel@MosaicBoston.com. 

Songs for Sunday 

If you would like to know what we'll be singing on Sunday, you can find the playlist here.