We had a wonderful day of worship last Sunday. If you were not able to be present in worship, I invite you to watch/listen to the message on our podcast Down to Earth: Jesus, Light of the World. We will light the third candle of Advent this Sunday as we look into the words of…

We continue the Advent Series, Down to Earth, based on John 1: 1-18 as we look at “Jesus, Light of the World” this Sunday. The work on the sanctuary chancel (stage) has been completed (the restrooms too!) just in time for Sunday morning! Come and see! Come and worship! Pick up a STAR located on…

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love its simplicity and non-commercialization. What an important reminder this day offers of the many blessings we often take for granted as we gather at tables with loved ones. We are staying home this year with Susan’s mom, sister and brother-in-law joining us from Kansas City. It is a…

I returned a few days ago from my second of five residencies in Selah–a certification program in spiritual direction. The beauty of the New Hampshire hills, time spent in excellent teaching, solitude in prayer, and engaging with fellow companions in responding to God’s actions in our lives were powerful combinations in renewing my spirit and…

Construction has begun on our sanctuary and restrooms! The front part of the sanctuary (chancel area) is scheduled for completion by November 20. The restrooms will be out of commission longer. The refurbishing of the pews and other enhancements to the sanctuary will occur by Spring. Traditional worship will occur this Sunday in the sanctuary….

I hope you are having a good week! Congratulations to all you CUB fans out there! Finally! There are many things I would like to draw to your attention going on at Schweitzer this month of November. Interested in becoming a member of Schweitzer? Have you been worshiping, serving, and growing as a follower of…

We got off to a good start last Sunday with a new series of messages, “The Five T’s of Transformation.” As we talked about using our Talents for God, we provided an updated serve brochure, listing 49 different serve opportunities at Schweitzer. We got a great response with numerous people stepping into new ministries roles….

There are many exciting upcoming events and opportunities for us to grow, be nurtured in the faith, and have fun through our church family relationships. You are invited to spend a day with the Holy Spirit on Saturday, October 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You will experience the Holy Spirit through teaching from…

Susan and I just returned from an incredible cruise, visiting key sites such as Ephesus, Athens, and Corinth where the Apostle Paul relentlessly shared the Good News of Jesus Christ. The photo above was taken as we walked through the ruins of Ephesus as we literally walked where Paul walked. I sense that these experiences…

Highlights of Paul’s Missionary Journey As you read this, I am on board the Celebrity Reflection Cruise beginning a 10 day journey through Educational Opportunities. Our tour will visit several biblical sites, including Athens, Corinth and Ephesus, places where the Apostle Paul visited on his missionary journeys. Susan and I are privileged to lead 20…

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