Posts made in December, 2013

January 2014 Newsletter

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 in Church News, News & Events

Click on the link below to see what’s happening at Central this coming January in our January 2014 newsletter! http://www.centralschwenkfelder.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/January-2014-Newsletter.pdf...

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A Reasonable Response

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Pastors' Blog

How do you respond when someone presents you with a gift? Surprised? Grateful? Embarrassed? How would you have responded by receiving the following gifts? Police detective Robert Cunningham liked to hang out at Sal’s Pizzeria in Yonkers, New York. One day in 1984, in lieu of a tip, Cunningham offered waitress Phyllis Penzo half interest in a lottery ticket. What happened next? You guessed it. Penzo’s ticket was worth $3 million. Their story became the film “It Could Happen to You.” Or what would you have done if Elvis Presley would have approached you with a gift? Starting in 1955, Elvis...

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God’s Gift to Us

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 in Pastors' Blog

As I approached this Advent season, I thought about the one thing that seems to be common among most Americans. That is the purchase of gifts. The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, has become just as popular as any day of the year. A week or so ago, I read that there were people camping out in front of some stores, ready to take advantage of the bargains offered. This Advent season, I want to focus on gifts. A gift, by definition is something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation. For instance, if someone gifts you money, it is given without...

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