Use your organizational and administrative skills to help us keep things running smoothly. Support staff with tasks such as data entry, scheduling, and communication.
Provide a meal to a family in need during a difficult time, such as a new baby, illness, or loss. Serve a prepared meal or sign up to donate groceries.
Help people feel welcome and connected to Mosaic. Serve as a greeter, usher, or welcome desk volunteer. Host or lead a small group.
Keep our space clean and inviting for all. Help with cleaning, repairs, and maintenance projects.
Be the first friendly face people see when they visit Mosaic. Serve as a greeter, usher, or parking lot attendant.
Help people grow in their faith and friendships in a small group setting. Lead or facilitate a small group, or serve as a helper.
Create a safe and fun place for kids to learn about Jesus. Teach a Sunday school class, lead a kids' activity, or volunteer in the nursery.
Help us share the message of hope through video, photography, and social media. Take photos or videos at Mosaic events, create social media posts, or help with video editing.
Serve our community and share the love of Christ with others. Help with a local food bank, soup kitchen, or homeless shelter. Serve at a community event.
Uphold the people and ministries of Mosaic in prayer. Join a prayer team or commit to praying for Mosaic on your own.
Help us create a worship experience that is both meaningful and engaging. Operate sound or lighting equipment, run the video camera, or help with set design.
Help keep our community safe and secure. Serve as a safety team member or volunteer to help with security at Mosaic events.
Lead people into worship through music, singing, and playing an instrument. Play in the worship band, sing on the worship team, or lead worship.
Help students grow in their faith and discover their purpose in God. Lead a youth group, teach a Sunday school class, or volunteer at a youth event.
The People Confess Their Sins
1 On October 31[a] the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors. 3 They remained standing in place for three hours[b] while the Book of the Law of the Lord their God was read aloud to them. Then for three more hours they confessed their sins and worshiped the Lord their God.
Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector
9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer[a]: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! 12 I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ 14 I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
A Discussion about Fasting
14 One day the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus and asked him, “Why don’t your disciples fast[a] like we do and the Pharisees do?”
15 Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
16 “And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. 17 But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. 18 Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.