Mosaic has appointed the Rev. Twila Schock as Vice President of Church Relations and International Programs. She fills the position left by the Rev. David deFreese, who retired last month.


Thank you to all who took the time to fill out the survey that was sent to you. Here is a brief summary of information received:


Rejoicing Spirits of Eastern Berks County has facilitated four worship services at St. Paul’s UCC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. They shared the following regarding their services:


Greetings my dear friends in Christ!

As my time of service through Mosaic and Rejoicing Spirits comes to a close, three phrases keep surfacing in my thoughts:



Pastor Twila Schock will become Mosaic’s Vice President of Church Relations and International Programming as well as director of the Rejoicing Spirits ministry. Pastor Twila, an ELCA clergy, served as a missionary in Slovakia, Germany and Russia for 12 years, worked as Director of Global Mission Support for ELCA Churchwide and, most recently, served as lead pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Belvidere, Illinois. As director of the ELCA Wittenberg Center, she provided pilgrimage opportunities for people from around the world to visit sites in Germany, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.


By Pastor John Gosswein

We have been using Psalm 27 as a joyful, hope-filled and expressive litany in our (still online!) worships throughout this 2023 Epiphany season. While searching for a way to help our congregation appreciate Psalm 27, we realized several things: The language in our translations can be intimidating, let alone understood; The psalm writer is encouraging the listener to participate in the journey of trust, not to merely hear the account of the psalmist.


Greetings all!

We pray you are well and that life is purposeful and good.

Thank you! Thank you for all you do to make Rejoicing Spirits an impactful ministry in your community. We continue to grow and add more and more host sites sharing the love and hope of our God. In these times of such heaviness and concern, Rejoicing Spirits is a beacon of light, joy, and hope that embraces all people with God's gracious kindness. Thank you for all you are doing.

02/04/2022 - 12:30

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion.” Philippians 1:3,6

02/04/2022 - 12:00

Grace Lutheran Church in Hockessin, Delaware celebrated their 10th Anniversary of Rejoicing Spirits service on Saturday, September 18. The first Rejoicing Spirits service at the church was on September 10, 2011.

02/04/2022 - 11:30

Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright...

Every year First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham offers paper stars with a different word on each one for people to pick up and take home. Participants are encouraged to place it in a location they will see every day and use the opportunity to consider how God’s Spirit is moving and working in their life regarding this special word. This is an intentional practice of paying attention and noticing God’s guiding action in our lives.