Schweitzer News – September 25, 2018

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Pastors Bob and Jake will be co-leading prayer meetings in the sanctuary. There is no particular agenda or plan for these meetings, other than to open ourselves to God and to seek a fresh movement of the Holy Spirit in our own lives and the life of the church.

No need to sign up, just show up. Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the main sanctuary, starting Sept. 26 through November 14. Contact Pastor Bob at [email protected] with questions.

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A 7-week Biblical Engagement of 7 Core Practices of the Early Church

Beginning September 30, we will follow the example of the early church and meet in homes every week for seven weeks. Together we will use a resource called “Being the Church” where we will live out seven core practices that we see in Acts 2. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, they ate together, they prayed together, and the list goes on.

Groups will meet on different days and at different locations. Sign up at, or contact [email protected] with questions.

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Ministry Spotlight

Schweitzer’s Music Ministry has two groups who regularly go into the community to share the love of God through music. Senior Saints Choir and Joy Pickers Band sing and play at retirement homes and at community events. The audiences are encouraged to sing along with familiar songs, both sacred and secular. It is equally fun for the musicians and audiences. With programs happening throughout the year, Joy Pickers Band had 18 programs last summer, and Senior Saints Choir, along with the Joy Pickers, will present eight programs this fall. In October, we will be at Cassidy UMC in Nixa. For more information, or if you’re interested in joining either of these music groups, please contact, Cheryll Moll, [email protected].

Did You Know?

Schweitzer’s own Laura Brandt runs the Cents of Pride Store for Pittman Elementary. Kids earn points, by good attendance and behavior, that are used as credit in the store. Students learn the value of money and delayed gratification. Many of them buy household items to help their families. Principal Laura says the store has many other benefits besides providing a reward for healthy education habits. Cents of Pride can use many of the household trinkets, that are still in good condition, that you have lying around your house. For more information, contact David Freeman, [email protected].