Dear friend, As I write this on a Wednesday afternoon, the sun is shining and it’s 60 degrees!  So, why am I not outside?  There are some things I want you to know about coming up at Schweitzer during the next few weeks! Financial Peace University (FPU) (9 weeks) Need to get a handle on…

Dear Schweitzer Friends, We had a wonderful celebration of the birth of Christ at Schweitzer on Christmas Eve with over 2,000 people in worship! Now, as we turn the calendar to a new year, we look forward to many opportunities to grow as followers of Christ in 2018. Our new message series, The Struggle Is…

Dear Friend, Our new message series, The Struggle Is Real, begins Sunday, January 7. Join us for worship as we address life’s dilemmas of dead-ends, anger, frustration, secrets, authority, and insecurity. Opportunities abound to connect and grow spiritually in the new year at Schweitzer! Getting Started With Spiritual Practices: Inviting God Into Your Everyday Life…

Dear Friend, What an inspiration it was to be in worship last Sunday for the Christmas Cantata!  Accolades to the Chancel Choir under the direction of Cheryll Moll, narrator Asa Leininger, musicians Bradley Jent, Rosanne Bass, Tijuanna Julian and guest orchestra. Our celebration of Jesus’ birth continues with candlelight communion, message, and carols this week….

Although the word “cantata” is not used often, it is a musical form that has been around for since the 1700’s. The word means to tell a story through music. Christmas Joy, Schweitzer’s cantata, will tell the story of Jesus’ birth through music during worship services this Sunday, December 17. Chancel Choir and guest orchestra…

Dear Friend, During this Advent Season, I am reading a chapter each day from Isaiah. These words spoke to me in a fresh new way this morning :  “Some will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’…still others will write on their hand, ‘The Lord’s…’”  Isaiah 44:5.  I then felt compelled to simply write on my…

Dear Schweitzer Friend, I hope Thanksgiving offered opportunities to be with those you hold closest in your heart. In addition to gaining a couple of pounds, the weekend produced in me a more grateful spirit for all that is good.  I find instructive the quote “Complaining is the language of hell. Praise is the language…

Dear Friend, Our grandson, Oren, and his mother, Alexandra, were having a deep theological conversation: Oren: God has a very important job to do. Alexandra: Yes, he does. Oren: He gives us Legos. Alexandra: He gives us all good things. Oren: Yes he puts all the Lightning McQueens and the Tow Maters in   the store….

One of the things God is impressing on me these days is practicing his presence as it relates to the needs of others around me. A friend includes this quote of Fred Rogers in her missional statement: “Appreciation is a holy thing–when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with…

As we look forward to the coming year, you are asked to make a 2018 Giving Commitment to Schweitzer. We are setting aside Sunday, November 19, as a special day for all in our Schweitzer family to bring their giving commitment card to worship with them. Would you make a special effort to be in…

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