Schweitzer News – February 19, 2019

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A church-wide commitment to pray and fast every Wednesday through Lent

During Lent (March 6–April 17), we invite you to join us in fasting every Wednesday and praying, wherever you are, at Noon. If you’re free during the lunch hour, there will be a prayer service held each Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary. As a whole church, we seek the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit—denying ourselves, briefly, the pleasures of this world, that we may find the riches of heaven—an awakening in our midst!

A service to prepare us for Lent

Ash Wednesday begins a time of prayer and fasting as we intentionally focus on Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection. We will gather on March 6 from 6:00 to 6:40 p.m. in the Sanctuary for an Ash Wednesday Service. Join us as we prepare ourselves to take up our cross and follow Jesus.

A workshop for parents

Begins tonight! 6:00–7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall—Parents are invited to join us as we learn tips on how to teach and guide our children using love and logic from two school counselors and mothers who use the Love and Logic method both at work and at home. We will provide childcare with dinner for kids up to age 10 (sandwich, chips, applesauce). We’ll have snacks for the adults. RSVP to Nina Verbanaz at with the names and ages of children needing childcare.

Kids Ministries

Give a Book, Plant a Dream, Grow a Life

The Library at the Greene County Jail is in need of good books. Hardback and softback books in good-to-medium condition are welcome. Classical fiction is highly desired. Theology and devotional reading abounds in the library and is less desirable. You can drop off books in the Landing area, across from the Kids Connection Desk, and in the Outreach Center through this Sunday, February 24. Thanks for giving a book, planting a dream, and growing a life.

Music Ministry

Ten years ago, a group of ladies at Schweitzer decided they would like to form a group to sing together, and Noteworthy was created! This group of six women is still singing in worship and in the community. In March, Noteworthy will record two songs on a video that will be used as part of an inspirational website. These ladies are happy to share their talent and love of God through music.

Music Ministries