05 Jul This Week’s Guest Speaker and an Update!
We are really excited to have one of our great Deacons and leaders, Stephen Vigorito, on deck to preach this Sunday while Pastor Morgan continues his extended time off with his family. Please continue to pray for the Stephens family to have a restful and refreshing time away. In advance of Steve speaking this weekend, we invited him to share a few thoughts with you. His note can be found just below the following update.
First, I wanted to let you know about a few updates to our counseling ministry. As of the end of June, Anne Beem has transitioned off our staff as a counselor, as she and her family felt led in a different direction. We are grateful for the time Anne spent with us and we are sad to see her go. We pray and hope all the best for her and her family in this next season.
With that, we also have a really exciting update, which is that as of July 1st, Aaron Maleare has joined our team as a full-time counselor. Aaron is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has also served our body well since the inception of our counseling ministry and is now able to do so at an even higher level. Aaron holds a BA in Bible from Lipscomb University and two Masters Degrees. One in Theological Studies and another in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to being a professional therapist, Aaron also has a background in ministry having served in Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry and as an Associate Pastor. Aaron has a vision and passion to see the church care for people well and we are very glad to have him on our team as we continue building this ministry into the future.
For more information on the counseling services available at Mosaic, please visit www.mosaicchurchaustin.com/counseling
And now, a note from Deacon Steve Vigorito!
“Happy Friday Mosaic! As a member of Mosaic for the last eight years, and from having the privilege of serving in leadership for the last four years, I have had the opportunity to see our church community change and grow…and grow…and grow. From one Sunday service to four is no small feat, and it excites me to see the vibrant, multiethnic, multigenerational community that God is cultivating—a true “mosaic” that seeks to reflect the kaleidoscope of expressions that make up the kingdom of God.
Besides our diversity, one of the things that I appreciate most about Mosaic is the way we seek to integrate a rigorous commitment to biblical teaching with an expectant openness to an encounter with the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. I was particularly impacted by a recent GROW class which just ended called “Hearing the voice of God” (taught by Carla Sanchez-Adams). We have other GROW classes coming up this fall and I want to encourage you to keep attuned and take advantage of these opportunities to grow and be further equipped as disciples of Jesus.
This Sunday I will be continuing on in our series called, “The Gospel is for Everyone”, a study in the Book of Romans, and this week we will be delving into Romans Chapter 7. As you may know, Romans chapter 7 is all about the “law”. The law of God, the law of sin, the law of the Spirit, all kinds of laws…indeed, the word “law” appears 23 times in chapter 7 alone! Can all this “legal speak” bring freedom? Paul sure thinks it does, and I do too. I can’t wait to break it down with you this Sunday! I consider it a privilege to serve our community in this capacity and look forward to seeing you this Sunday morning!”
I couldn’t agree more with Steve. Within all this talk about the different laws, there is absolutely a truth of freedom that Jesus wants to bring us all to. I hope you will come expecting to learn and grow with us in these truths of God and I will be praying for an impartation of revelation and not just information.
See you on Sunday!