Lydia was a seller of purple, that is, she was a businesswoman who sold luxury textiles dyed purple in which only the wealthy elite wore or used in home textiles. A woman of wealth herself, Lydia owned and ruled over her own household without a male relative. It was in this home that the church at Philippi first gathered.
Lydia heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and God opened her heart to pay attention to Pauls's teachings (Acts 16:14). After she believed, Lydia was baptized, along with the rest of her household. She then invited him and others to stay in her home where they continued to disciple her.
Lydia's hospitality and her benefaction of Paul and his ministry required courage. Having a group of foreign men stay in her house might potentially cause scandal. Hosting meetings where they worshipped a new Jewish messiah, and not an emperor or any of the ancient and socially respectable pagan gods, could have ruined her reputation and her business. Receiving Paul and Silas into her home after they were released from prison and asked to leave town was brave.
The story of Lydia in the Bible is a great example of God's providence and His care for believers. Lydia was a worshiper of God but had not yet heard the gospel. God rerouted Paul and his friends and also ensured that Lydia would be in the right place at the right time to encounter Paul and hear the good news of Jesus.
Hear more about Lydia's story this Sunday at Mosaic Church
Mosaic at St Andrew - Online Online 830 am
Mosaic at The Mall. - In-person 915 & 1045 am and Online at 1045 am
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Testimonies are short stories of something that God has done in your life. We've gotten to hear some powerful testimonies from our Mosaic family over the past couple of months. They are an essential part of evangelism and who we are as a church. Your testimony will encourage the church body and help increase faith. Are you ready to share your story?
Mosaic Kids Camp will show them where their true confidence should come from and how to live in it. This camp will also provide opportunities for your kids to have fun, practice teamwork, create art, get messy, and work on their culinary skills.
Mosaic Kids Camp is for kids who have completed K-5th Grade. Located at Mosaic at St. Andrew 350 N Fairfield Rd, Beavercreek OH
Now you have two online worship opportunities. We're now offering Mosaic at St Andrew at 830 am and Mosaic at the Mall at 1045 am. We encourage you to check out the traditional and intimate worship experience from our Mosaic at St Andrew family via Facebook and Youtube.
We're looking for a few great folks to help transport our youth soccer league kids to practice and games on Saturday mornings. Drivers must be over the age of 18. Visit www.wearemosaic.org/serve to sign up
Adding a second service means we have more serving opportunities for you and your family. For short term or one-day serving opportunities, please email email@example.com
Since Mosaic's inception, we believe God has called us to be a dynamic mosaic of Jesus-followers.
One piece of God's Mosaic is our recovery community. The pandemic has caused a lot of isolation, depression, relapses, and overdoses.
Mosaic has been sensing the need for a recovery service and resourcing throughout the greater Dayton area.
Like any ministry, we want to form a team of people willing to serve and help people choose recovery. As we are in the discernment phase, you can help us by sharing the area you want to serve, along with your availability.
We will launch on September 8th, 2021, meaning, we will have a Wednesday evening recovery service. go to www.wearemosaic.org/serve to sign up
At Mosaic, we work with our partners to help provide support for individuals and families who are in need of food. Food insecurity is a real need right here in the Miami Valley area. That's why we are teaming up beginning Easter, April 4th, to help fill our local food pantry FISH https://www.foodpantries.org/li/fish-fairborn through the project "Feed 5000". If you'd like to be part of the miracle, you can help by shopping for the items listed here to help provide food for a family of 4 for 2 days and dropping off the items at either Mosaic locations (see address and hours below). Or you can help transport the food from the Mosaic facilities to FISH. You can drop off during Sunday Morning Worship or from 9 am-2 pm, Monday-Thursday at Mosaic at The Mall (2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd Beavercreek, OH 45431) OR Monday-Friday 9 am-2 pm Mosaic at St. Andrew (350 N Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek, Ohio 45430). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mosaic will be 1 Church in 2 Locations later this year and in partnership with The Christ Church Network (our parent church will have 6 campuses). Mosaic at St. Andrew United Methodist Church will launch later in 2021. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, we will welcome you to reach new people. We will have official launch team training for this new work on January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27 @ 6 pm. For more info, please message us on Facebook or email us at email@example.com
Perhaps God is calling you or someone you know to grow in a role and go on a great God-adventure.
We have 3 great opportunities to join a new work and a dynamic movement!
We're on the hunt for a part-time children's ministry director, a part-time organist, and a part-time worship leader for our Mosaic at St Andrew Campus.
Who: Students (grades 6-12) and their families. What: We have adopted Dominick Lofino Park and we will be mulching, weeding, and possible trash pick up. Location: 640 Grange Hall Beavercreek Date: Saturday, April 17th at 9 am. Bring work/gardening gloves.
A great way to make some positive use of this idle time for some is by taking advantage of service we are making available free to you through our network...it's actually the "Netflix" of Bible Studies known as Right Now Media. In addition to adult Bible Studies, there is plenty of quality videos for kids as well.
God's power was made visible when a small group of people walked around the walls of Jericho with Joshua, praising God.
When we as individuals and small groups walk and pray for the power of God to be made visible, miracles happen.
We have been praying the breakthrough prayer in 2021, and now you are invited to pray that prayer and more, for specific spaces in our buildings, so that, when God brings people to this building, God's space, they will experience the presence of God. They will be moved by the work of the Holy Spirit touching them at their point of need.