Schweitzer News – March 26, 2019

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A Celebration of the Passover Meal shared by Jesus and His Disciples.

The Last Supper was not just bread and wine, but a full dinner with traditions that hearkened back to the Jewish flight from slavery in Egypt. While the traditions and foods have changed over the years, we can still gain a greater understanding of Christ’s Last Supper while enjoying a delicious meal recreated with locally-sourced ingredients on Sunday, April 14, 6:00–7:30 PM, in Memorial Hall. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

Reserve your spot!

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, join us for 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!

Come join us as the Puppet Ministry helps us celebrate Easter with pasta and a puppet show.

We’d love for you to join us as we celebrate Jesus’ saving grace with puppets. Kids and the young at heart will love watching and singing along with the puppets. Come and enjoy a community meal of pasta too!

Sunday, April 14
12:00 – 1:30PM
in the Gym

Go deeper and broaden your life with God

Join Bob for his final class as Lead Pastor at Schweitzer: 
Sundays through April 7 
6:00–7:30pm in Room 204/206
This week’s class:Engaging in Scripture
Wednesdays through April 10 
6:30–8:00PM in Room 204/206
This week’s class:Spirit-Guided Prayer

April 7: Establishing a Rule of Life

Register Here

Join Pastor Bob for some BBQ and a brief intro to Schweitzer

Are you new to Schweitzer? Pastor Bob would like to invite you to join him, along with the other pastors, for Barbecue w/ Bob on Sunday, April 7, 12noon-1:30PM, in Memorial Hall. City Butcher caters the luncheon, so you will get to enjoy some great food, along with a tour of our campus. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our classes, kids’ ministry, youth ministry, outreach programs, and more! Childcare is provided.

Register here

Run for the Son/Easter Egg Hunt on April 20

Run for the Son is a joint fundraiser between the children’s ministries and preschools at Schweitzer, Wesley, Campbell, and King’s Way. The 5K and mile run will begin at 8:00 AM at Founder’s Park. The Easter egg hunt will follow the run.

Run for the Son Registration

Kids Ministry are accepting any contributions that you’d like to make toward the goody bags for this Springfield-wide, Methodist Church-sponsored Easter Egg Hunt to be held at Farmers’ Park on April 20. Donations can be dropped off either at the Kids’ Connection Desk on Sunday or the office building on a week day. We’d appreciate donations of candy, snacks (pretzels, goldfish, applesauce pouches, fruit snacks), or small prizes (tooth brushes, small toys, playdough, etc). 

Our next session of Jobs for Life starts Tuesday, April 2, and we are looking for people who would like to be a Champion for one of our students. If you have been looking for an opportunity to speak life into someone, we invite you to check into being a Jobs for Life Champion.  Champion Training is Thursday, March 28, 6:30-7:30. Come to the training for more information or contact Scott Warren 417-766-8812 or

Schweitzer Kids’ Ministry is looking for a follower of Christ, who loves working with children to join our Sunday morning childcare team. You’d be responsible for caring for our youngest Christians in the infant and toddler nurseries. Workers will teach a lesson (read a Bible story and engage children in corresponding activities), see to children’s health and safety, and may be asked to help with other children’s ministry tasks. Hours are 8:00AM-12:00PM most Sundays (once a month 8:00AM-1:30PM). Starting pay is $8.60/hr. We’re happy to ensure that you are able to attend a service on weeks that you’re scheduled to work. Please contact Nina Verbanaz at if you’re interested in applying.

“Remarkable experiences are memorable, personal—they matter”

Do you remember the first time…

      …you drove on to the Schweitzer campus? You walked in a door? Every scene on the way.
      …a person here looked you in the eyes, spoke to you and made you comfortable…you           knew they were fully present to you?
      …a person expressed appreciation for you, hoping you’d return, come back…? You               knew you belonged!

What a remarkable experience we had on Saturday with author, teacher, speaker and coach, Jason Young. He reminded us, inspired us to know every encounter with every guest matters. We laughed a lot, prayed, and cheered together! What a remarkable experience!