March 1, 2015

Elder of the Month: Lynn Barnwell           Fellowship Deacon:  Linda Estes

Projectionist: Jimbo Woodall                           Sound Technician: Marvin King



 8:00am Worship Service in the Historic Chapel       

  8:45am Pick up breakfast in the annex

  9:00am                                                          Sunday School classes meet

        Nursery – babies thru 2 yrs                     Guppies - 3 yrs thru 5 yrs

        Fishers of Men - 6 yrs thru 8 yrs             Prophets - 9 yrs thru 12 yrs

        Disciples - 13 yrs thru 18 yrs

        Adult Classes -

           “Live with Anthony” - Andy Lay Room; studying the Minor Prophets.

            “Coffee with Keith” – Library, Room 3; Join us for lively discussion on various topics of interest.

10:00am Worship Service in the Sanctuary

11:00am Please join us in the Fellowship Hall for light refreshments.

            The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be served by intinction at both the 8:00 and 10:00 am services today. All are welcome to partake who have been baptized.  Please take a piece of bread, dip it in the juice, and immediately partake.

            March Magazines and our March Newsletters are in the back of the Chapel and Sanctuary today.  Be sure to pick one up on your way out.

            If you did not pick up your Giving Statements for 2014, they are now in the office.  Please come by and pick them up.  They have been ready since the end of January for your income tax reports. 


Sun, Mar. 1 – Pastor Jody Beth with Jane Capsis (providing the music) will be offering worship at Live Oak at 1:00pm.  All are welcome to join them in this additional ministry. 

Sun, Mar. 1 – Reminder – “The Joyful Tones” rehearse after the 10:00 service. 

Thurs, Mar. 5 - Two or More Lunch Group will meet at the First Methodist Church in Foley to attend the Lenten Luncheon at 11:30am.  Pastor Keith will be giving the devotion and Lynn Barnwell is in charge of the lunch.

Thurs, Mar. 5 – GriefShare meets every Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm at the Gulf     Coast House of Prayer.  (Across from Pinnacle Shopping Center).

Fri, Mar. 6 – World Day of Prayer.

Daylight Saving Time Begins next Sunday

Remember to turn you clocks ahead 1 hour next Saturday


Thurs, Mar. 12 – Bible Study begins at 9:30-11:00am.  See below.

Sun, Mar. 15 – 2 Cents a Meal Offering benefitting the Living Waters of the World.

Mon, Mar. 16 – Session Meeting.

Sun, Mar. 29 – Palm Sunday.  Holy Week begins. 

Thurs, April 2 – Maundy Thursday

Fri, April 3 – Good Friday

Sun, April 5 – Easter

April 9 – April 12 – Alabama Presbyterian Cursillo #34; no cost for Pilgrims    (first-timers) to attend. This can be a “life changing” weekend!  Please contact an Elder or Church staff member if interested.

Lenten Series Worship

The Lenten focus on the Gospel of Mark takes a new emphasis. Up to this point the emphasis has been on Jesus' authority and power. He casts out demons, heals diseases, commands the waves, etc. Now the emphasis will be on his suffering and death. Join with us as we continue our Lenten series.

March 8            Mark 9:30-37                March 15          Mark 10:35-45  

March 22          Mark 10:46-52               March 29          Mark 11:1-11

New Thursday Morning Bible Study for Men and Ladies

Beginning March 12th, 9:30am-11:00am

Following Jesus Through the Gospel of Mark: A Guide to Faith in Action

      In a decision for Swift Church to intentionally seek to "Get Outside the Walls of the Church!" this 10 week study will be held at the Captain's Galley Restaurant

in the Gulf Bowl on Juniper Street in Foley. Cost of study books, $9; complimentary ones available if needed. Please RSVP to Pastor Jody Beth Melton, 251-213-6625

Mission Committee

            Many thanks to those who brought donations for Hope Haven last week.  Monetary gifts amounted to $415.00 and numerous bags of new clothing were given. 

            Another local need has been presented by our Missions Committee.  An entire explanation is given in our Newsletter.  However, it basically points out the need for children’s items when a family is burned out of their home.  Small sizes and personal hygiene needs for babies to teens are being collected by our firefighter members.  They will put together bags to be given out at the time of the fires.  

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