Dear Mosaic Family, "Who can make it stop?" This was CNN's headline this morning. After living through another blood-soaked, tear-filled, gut-wrenching week, I think many of us are asking the same heavy question. It's a question that acknowledges our helplessness. It's a question that realizes we are faced with problems greater than even our collective resources can solve. It's a question that longs for someone powerful enough to intervene.
Who can make the hate stop?
Who can make the racism stop?
Who can make the injustice stop?
Who can make it stop? Profound question. It's a question that erupts out of brokenness, anguish, and humility. I can't make it stop. You can't make it stop. Even we, can't make it stop.
Who can make it stop? Jesus Christ can make it stop. "I know that you have but little power," say Jesus to the church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3, and to us. But fret not, he says. "I am the one who holds the keys to all the doors. The doors I open, no one will shut, and the doors I shut, no one will open."
Join us tomorrow as we cry out to Jesus to make it stop. To close the doors of hate, racism, and injustice, and to open the doors of love, reconciliation, and justice.
Praying for you! Pastor Jan
Baptism Service Sunday, July 10th, at the 11:15 service. If you would like to be baptized, please let us know! Email email@example.com
Membership Class Sunday, July 24th, 1-3pm with lunch provided. If you would like to learn more about Mosaic’s history, identity, mission, and vision, join us for a membership class. Attending the class is also the first step to becoming a member of Mosaic Boston. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Quarterly Members’ Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th, 1-3pm. If you’re a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!
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.
Picnic in the Park Saturday, July 23rd, 5-7pm. Waldstein Park, Dean Rd., Brookline. Everyone at Mosaic is welcome to come hang out, have fun, and meet some great people from Mosaic! The event is “B.Y.O.E” (bring your own everything).
Mosaic Youth Group Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!
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