Christmas according to the Authorized Biographers

Dear Mosaic Family, The "best time of year" is upon! Tomorrow marks the start of our annual Advent series. Advent is the celebration of the first coming of Jesus Christ and the anticipation of his second coming. I love the Advent season and it truly is my favorite time of the year. However, I think our culture has over-sentimentalized Christmas. Yes, the Christmas story is a sweet story in some respects: there's a cute baby, farm animals, shepherds, wise-men, gifts, angels singing. Nice. However, there's also lots of heartache, shock, anxiety, pain, and suffering, and blood-shed. And God comes right into the middle of that whole mess.

This season is the perfect time to reassess where we are in our relationship with God and be reminded of the fact that our God is with us. This is a fact. The Christmas story isn't just a nice, sappy, moral parable. The Christmas story is Good News. Good reportage. What makes the Christmas story so amazing, isn't that it's a story, but that it's history. To remind us of the facts, we're going to look at the four authorized biographies of Jesus Christ: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Join us tomorrow as we look at Matthew's account of the 1st Advent of Jesus Christ in Matthew 1-2.

Praying for you! Pastor Jan

Announcements:

Christmas Eve Service 

December 24th, 5pm at the Temple Ohabei Shalom. Join us for an evening of song, celebration, and remembrance if our Lord's birth!

Christmas at Susan Bailis 

A faithful group from Mosaic holds a worship service at the Susan Bailis Assisted Living center every other Monday. On Monday, December 14th, they will be holding a Christmas service. If you enjoy singing Christmas carols and want to bless the community there, please contact Edgar at edgar.vasiliu@gmail.com

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. We also have pre-service prayer the Church of Our Saviour at 5:30pm. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

No Evening Service on Dec. 13th.

One morning service Dec. 20th, 27th, and Jan. 3rd at 9:30am

Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@MosaicBoston.com.

Mosaic Youth Group 

Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 11:15service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

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