Dear Schweitzer Friends, What an inspirational weekend of worship we enjoyed at Schweitzer!  Drama, video, music, brass, bells, choir, praise team, prayer and preaching was on full display as we relived the final excruciating hours of Jesus’ life and his triumphal resurrection from the dead!   Thanks to all who contributed in countless ways behind the…

Dear Schweitzer Friends, As Good Friday and Easter is upon us, do plan on joining us for worship this weekend. There are two Good Friday Worship experiences in the Outreach Center, 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. We will journey through the final hours of Jesus’ life and crucifixion.   Traditional worship will be led by the…

  I hope you are enjoying and being challenged as I am with the message series “JESUS Went.” We come this week to one of the most important messages of the series as we witness how JESUS deals with shame. I encourage you to read John 8:1-11 in advance of coming to worship this Sunday….

Opportunities abound to worship, grow, serve and tell! The next session of Jobs for Life begins on Tuesday, March 28. There are openings for students and champions. For more information, you may check out this video, https://vimeo.com/207681930, or contact Scott Warren, at 417-766-8812 or swarren@sumc.co. Live Well is a non-threatening educational gathering for individuals experiencing…

I am looking forward to this Sunday’s message we’re calling Stages in the Life of Faith. We’ll walk through the diagram (below) designed by Janet Hagberg and Robert Guelich which offers helpful descriptions of the journey of faith. The upcoming Spiritual Life Retreat will focus on the stages of faith. If you are new to…

We have now entered the final phase of Looking Forward with the refurbishing of the pews and new carpet in the sanctuary. This phase of restoration is being done during the weeks of February without any interruption of Sunday worship. Our total gifts/pledges now equal the total cost of all projects, $314,000. Additional gifts to…

We visited Corinth last Sunday in our series of messages “Paul and the Road Ahead.” We see parallels between the sexual obsession and addiction of first century Europe and 21st century America. Schweitzer is offering an opportunity for men to grow in their understanding of the pervasive nature of pornography and ways of breaking the…

As Donald Trump becomes our nation’s 45th President today, I ask that you join me in praying for his behalf and all those who will serve in his administration as well as all members in Congress. With no intentions of casting dispersion on anyone, I pray for a sense of civility to return to our…

The ice storm cometh or not! Regardless, the weather report is good for Sunday with a warming trend. We look forward to seeing you in worship for the second message in the series “Paul: The Road Ahead.” I am particularly excited about this week’s message as we look at the Antioch Church (Acts 11:19-30, 13:…

“One of the most frequently mentioned figures in history, whose writings are read by millions every day, is little known to this generation as a person. The name of Saint Paul the Apostle is familiar to all Christians, to most Jews and Muslims; he is quoted, argued about, attacked, and defended. Yet even those who…

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