Christmas according to the Gospel of Mark

Dear Mosaic Family, This Advent season we're looking at the four Authorized Biographies of Jesus Christ to inform our understanding of the first coming of Christ, and prepare for his second coming. Last week we looked at "Christmas according to the Gospel of Matthew." Tomorrow, we're looking at "Christmas according to the Gospel of Mark."

At this point, you should be asking, what in the world did Mark say about Christmas? At first glance, it appears that he doesn't say much. But you definitely have to join us tomorrow as we see that Mark has plenty to say about the first Advent of Jesus, and even more about the second coming. Mark describes the incarnation of Jesus Christ with the phrase, "The Heavens were torn open," meaning the ideal has become real, the metaphysical has become physical, the immortal has become mortal, the transcendent has become immanent and the unapproachable is someone you can embrace and by whom you can be embraced.

If you're looking for a great devotional to go through during this Advent season, check out this free guide put out by our friends at the Village Church.

Join us tomorrow as we look at Mark's account of the both Advents of Jesus Christ in Mark chapters 1 and 13.

Praying for you! Pastor Jan

P.S. We are not holding the 2nd morning service tomorrow. So we'll have two services: 9:30am at the Temple and 6pm at the Church of Our Saviour.

 

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!

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 11:15 service. 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. 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.

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

Mosaic's Evening service moving to the Temple on Jan. 3rd, 5pm. In order to simplify our set-up/tear-down process and provide more room for our evening service, we're moving to the Temple Ohabei Shalom. We're also changing the time to 5pm.

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