CLARE — National recording artist, songwriter and speaker Sarah Schieber will appear in concert at St. Cecilia Church at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21. A free will offering will be accepted.
In the summer of 2007 Schieber and her husband, Chad, a 15-year veteran of the Midland police department, were on the verge of launching a new ministry to married couples, intended to compliment her growing music ministry. After singing in a regional Christian group for nearly a decade, she had just finished her debut solo CD entitled “Gratitude.”
However, that October, while running in the Chicago Marathon, Chad collapsed at mile 18 and within minutes died. Sarah found herself widowed at the age of 33 and left with three young children.
Since then, God has used music to bring her through some of her darkest valleys, including the song “Christmas In Heaven.” She recorded and released that song to Christian radio in December 2008 and it climbed to No.15 on the national Soft AC/Inspirational chart published by Radio and Records, the industry’s leading magazine. She sold nearly 4,000 copies of the CD single from her home and has just released a new CD entitled “Long October Road.” The songs from this new project were inspired by the pages of her journal following Chad’s death.
“Mine is a message of hope to everyone,” said Sarah. “It encourages them to become deeply rooted in their relationship with Christ so that when that moment in life happens that they hope will never happen, they can stand. It’s about knowing that when the time comes, we can be assured that God is faithful and everything promised in His Word is true! I know, because I’ve been there!”
You can find out more about Sarah Schieber’s music and ministry at www.sarahschieber.com.†