This month’s celebration of 30 days of prayer takes a little different turn than last year. Our theme is still gratitude, but this year we’ve asked a few members of Mosaic’s staff from across the nation to submit prayers of things that they are grateful for.

Save the Date: RS Digital Conference, Oct. 15, 2016

We hope you will join us for our very first Rejoicing Spirits digital ministry conference! Mosaic and Rejoicing Spirits will host an interactive webinar to give all our host site leaders and volunteers the opportunity to come together to share successes, goals and learn more.


“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” – Proverbs 3:27

Whatever the type of work and calling we might follow, there exists every day the opportunity to create good, to lift up and to bring light. In some lines of work, it may be challenging at the end of the day to reflect back and know the good that has been done. But that can never be said of those whose calling it is to support people who need assistance in order to enjoy a meaningful day and to reach their full potential.

Direct Support Professional (DSP) is the umbrella term that most social service agencies use to describe people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities. A DSP’s job is make sure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can lead a full life.
We’re pleased to announce that our next month of digital prayer will be in November. Last year our prayers focused on giving thanks for our host sites and the individuals and organizations who support people with disabilities. Here’s an excerpt from last November’s prayers:
  1. Pray for DSPs during your Sunday morning worship services.
    Use your prayers to give thanks for the work they do and ask for God to give them strength, fulfillment and support.

  2. Recognize them in Rejoicing Spirits worship.

One of the services that Mosaic provides is customized logos for each host site. If you would like an updated logo with the newest version of the Rejoicing Spirits logo, please email the following information to Carrie Gubsch at carrie.gubsch@mosaicinfo.org:

Based on your feedback from last spring, we’re planning on offering a few conference calls for host site leaders this fall. If you were unable to attend a call, we encourage you or a member of your host site team to sign up. We hope these 45–60 minute calls will give host site leaders the opportunity to gather together, share ideas, struggles and victories and much more. Calls will be scheduled Oct. 7-8 and Nov. 3-5. Congregations who are unable to participate in phone conferences sometime this year will be required to fill out the annual survey.
Susan and Michael Bolig sat with their son Ryan, listening and responding to a litany in a Rejoicing Spirits worship service when something remarkable happened.
We’re pleased to announce that Rejoicing Spirits has received a three-year grant from the Deaconess Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to help fund the work of Rejoicing Spirits. This money will specifically be used to help us seek out, train and equip congregations to launch new Rejoicing Spirits sites.