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 scenes as well as front and center to make Good Friday and Easter so impactful.

I hope you were touched in fresh and meaningful ways by our wounded and risen Savior. I pray you will continue and grow in your relationships with this Christian community. One of the immeasurable benefits of the Gospel—the Good News of Jesus Christ—is the forgiveness he offers all. As we begin a new series of messages about forgiveness this Sunday, be ready to grow in your understanding of its significance. We begin this Sunday with the message Why Forgiveness? 


If you are new to Schweitzer, and have questions about Jesus, the church, or would like to know how to get better connected, join me, this Sunday, April 23, at 12:00 noon in Memorial Hall. We will feed you great bbq, offer you a tour of the campus and get you headed home by 1:30. Childcare is available. To sign up, email Pastor Jim Mason, jmason@sumc.co.


If you’d like to serve as an Office Assistant volunteer, we have the time slots listed below available. Training is provided.
Mondays   8:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesdays   12:30–4:30 p.m.
Thursdays  8:30 a.m.–noon
12:30–4:30 p.m.
Fridays  12:30-4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Owens, mbowens@sumc.co.


Ladies, you are invited to travel with other women from Schweitzer to St. Louis on September 21–23 for Joyce Meyer’s 35th Love Life Women’s Conference. Speakers include Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Ruth Graham, and more. Musical guests are Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, and Cece Winans. Cost is $295; which includes transportation, 2-night hotel stay, and the 3-day conference. To register, contact Erinn Johnson, ejohnson@sumc.co or 417-881-6800. Deadline is May 26.


Grow to Know Preschool will be having a garage sale on Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29. Proceeds will go towards construction of a new preschool classroom, with the remainder going towards a new gym floor. Donations may be dropped off in the gym from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, and from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25. Volunteers are needed. Please call the GTK Office at 881-6800 x216.

Sunday Morning! We will be baptizing people in all our worship experiences in the sanctuary this Sunday with the highlight being the Confirmation Class affirming their faith and entering into membership at 11:00.  It’s going to be another great Sunday at Schweitzer.

Bob Casady
Lead Pastor

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