Escape the #1 Cause of Death

Dear Mosaic Family,

Did you know that the number one cause of death in the United States is heart disease? As the year ends and a new one begins, many begin to remember their health. Many of us would like to be healthier in the new year and we start thinking about the changes we would like (or need) to make, especially when it comes to heart health. Doctors tell us that lifestyle and dietary modifications can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, including: eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, and reduction in stress.

As important as the health of your physical heart is, the health of your spiritual heart is exponentially more important. Physically, many of us are in pristine shape. Spiritually, however, for many of us, our hearts may be barely pumping. The primary indicator of good spiritual heart health is joy. Joy is a sign of a healthy heart, and by extension, a lack of joy is a symptom of an unhealthy heart. Joy is more than happiness, just as happiness is more than pleasure. Pleasure is felt in the body; happiness is felt in the mind and feelings. Joy, however, is felt deep in the heart, deep in the core of your soul.

How’s your heart? How’s your joy? When the Angel brought news of the first Christmas to the Shepherds, he said, “Behold, I bring you good news of great joy.” Not minor joy. Not small joy. Not modest joy. But “great joy.” Jesus came to bring us this joy, an indestructible joy, “No one will take your joy from you.”

Join us tomorrow as we study Isaiah 9:1-7, and rejoice in our Savior!

Praying for you! Pastor Jan

Announcements:

Membership Class. Sunday, February 5th, 1-3pm. Lunch provided. The membership class if the first step to becoming a member of Mosaic Boston. To register, please email admin@mosaicboston.com

Members' Meeting. Sunday, February 26th, 1-3pm. If you're a member, please plan on attending our first quarterly members' meeting and potluck. 

Mosaic Youth Group. 

Every 

Sunday

, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 

9:30

service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

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

Christmas and New Years. 

On both Christmas Day, 

December 25th

 and New Year's Day, 

January 1st

 (which are Sundays), we'll have one service at 

11:15am

. Come worship Jesus with your Mosaic family! 

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.

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