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 Jesus around here for a while? Take the next step and join us in room 204/206, noon-1:30, on November 13. Food and childcare is provided! Contact Pastor Jim Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up or for more information.
Construction begins on the sanctuary and restroom next Monday. On Sunday, November 13, Traditional worship will take place in the sanctuary. Modern worship at 9:40 will be in the Outreach Center and will return to the sanctuary on November 20. The women’s restroom will be closed most of November. Restrooms are available in Memorial Hall.
Springfield One Thanksgiving Worship
Schweitzer will host a special worship service with our sister SPRINGFIELD ONE churches–East Sunshine Church of Christ, Glendale Christian, and Hope Church–Sunday, November 20, 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. We enjoy a special relationship with these churches in spreading and living out the Good News of Jesus as ONE CHURCH in our neighborhood. As giving thanks is our theme, we will receive an offering for VICTORY MISSION to benefit those who may need some extra blessings we often take for granted. Come be a part of a special time of worship and fellowship with other believers!
Prayer Vespers Monday Night
Pastor Jim Mason and I will be present to lead vespers in the Outreach Center this Monday, 7:00 p.m. as we gather to pray for our community, state, and nation in preparation for Election Day on Tuesday. If you are not able to physically join us next Monday evening, would you set your timer on your phone for 7:00 p.m., to pray for God’s wisdom, direction, healing and peace to be upon our land?
We’re excited and grateful to receive a legacy gift, Charlie’s Cart, from Charlie Mason to expand our First Impressions (hospitality) ministry at Schweitzer. This cart gives us a new way to welcome guests and help people to any location on campus. Near the end of
Charlie’s life, he found new life in Christ and became an unofficial host for the residents living in an assisted care facility. Charlie helped his neighbors, had real compassion for the down and out, and walked with others to show them the way around their new home. He was a good steward of resources making this gift possible. Charlie’s Cart
honors God and the outsider…those needing a hand on their journey with God.
Doug Johnson will be leading this parking lot ministry and seeking others to serve in this hospitality ministry. If you’re interested in serving, email Doug at email@example.com. More information on this new ministry is coming soon. Stay tuned!
This Sunday is ALL SAINTS DAY at Schweitzer. We will remember our members who have died this past year during 8:20 Worship. We will share in Holy Communion in all our worship services as we continue the series “The Five T’s of Transformation.”
We fall back to Standard Time Saturday evening and gain an extra hour so no excuse for being late Sunday morning. You may want to allow a little extra time heading out for worship as the Bass Pro Marathon Racers will be running past the church this Sunday.
We’ll see you in worship!