March 9, 2014
Elder of the Month: Paula Brewer
Fellowship Deacon: Beth Brewer
Projectionist: Jimbo Woodall Sound Technician: Marvin King
8:00am Worship Service in the Historic Chapel
9:00am Sunday School for children in the education wing & youth in the annex.
Adults – Door # 2 - “Live…with Anthony”-currently studying the book of Acts - you are welcome to join us at any time.
Door # 4 - “Coffee with Keith”: Everyone is welcome.
10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary
11:00am Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall for refreshments.
Flowers are provided today by Norm and Debbie Schmidt in thanksgiving for their 10th wedding anniversary.
Next week we will collect our 2-cents-a-Meal Offering, which will go to Living Waters of the World.
Since we have many military veterans buried in our Swift Church cemetery, we would like to begin to recognize those heroes on future Memorial Days and Veterans Days. We need your help in identifying who they are. Please help us by contacting the office with this information. Thank you.
GETTING INVOLVED AT SWIFT CHURCH: THIS WEEK
Tues, March 11 – GriefShare meets at 6:00 – 8:00pm in the annex
Wed, Mar. 12 – Food pantry will be open from 10:00am – noon. This week’s volunteers are Mimi & Johnny Hollis and Diane King.
Wed, Mar. 12 – Women’s “Joshua” Bible Study 10:00-11:30am in the Library (Room 4); all women are welcome; it is never too late to join.
Thurs, Mar. 13 – Lenten Luncheon - Foley United Methodist at 11:30am
March 14-16th – Teens 4 Christ weekend; Karleigh Neese will be attending and Jody Beth and Phil Melton will be on staff
OPEN DATES FOR SANCTUARY FLOWERS
March 23 and 30 May 11, 18, and 25
April 6 and 27 June 8 and 15
Please see Nancy Hope at church or call her at 961-3623 to schedule.
GETTING INVOLVED AT SWIFT CHURCH: UPCOMING
Sun, Mar. 16-The Session will meet immediately following the 8:00 and 10:00 service to receive people into membership. If you feel God is leading you to become a part of this church family, please come forward at that time.
Sun, Mar. 16 – We will collect 2 cents a Meal Offering for Living Waters of the World.
Sun, Mar. 16 – Bake sale / Home-made craft sale / Trash and treasure sale 9:00am – noon; to benefit the Cardwells’ bike ride for the Presbyterian Children’s Home; this is not a yard sale type function. But if you have special items to donate that you think someone else would like, we hope you will bring them. Also, if you can help set up, please contact Kathy Menk.
Mon, Mar. 17 – Session will meet at 6:30 in the Andy Lay room
Thurs, Mar. 20 – Butterfly Girls will meet at Jalapeno’s, 200 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores. Guys Night Out will be at Mikee’s at 205 E 2nd Ave. in Gulf Shores.
March 21-23rd – Equipping the Saints weekend; Philip & Jody Beth Melton
and Debbie Schmidt will be participating.
Wed, Mar. 26 – Kid’s Club 5:30-7:00pm.
Sun, Mar. 30 – Deacon’s Meeting 5:00-7:00pm.
April 4, 5, 6 – Alabama Presbyterian Cursillo #32 Spiritual Renewal Weekend at Camp Beckwith; yellow pilgrim applications are available in the back. You may contact the church office for more information.
April 21 - Pastor Keith and Pate Cardwell’s bike ride to benefit Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, AL.
WORSHIP IN THE WEEKS AHEAD
March 9 – April 20 – Lenten Worship “From Dark to Sight” focusing on the Emmaus Road story in Luke 24.
LENTEN LUNCHEON NEEDS
Swift Church will provide the meal on April 3rd for the Community Lenten Lunch at Foley United Methodist Church. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Debbie Schmidt if you are able to help.
THE PRESBYTERY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
Announces the installation of Searcy Allen Wilcoxon, IV (Buz) as Senior Pastor, Springhill Presbyterian Church, Mobile, AL today at 3:00pm. Pastor Keith is the chair of the installation commission for that service.
MARCH MAGAZINE ISSUES
The March issues of magazines are at the back of the Chapel and Church sanctuary. Pick up your copy today. Featured articles this month in Parenting Teens are ”They’re Waiting for Me to Mess Up” by Sadie Robertson of the Duck Dynasty family; and “Do You Have a Texting Addict?” Parent Life has “Preparing Our Hearts for Easter”. Features in Mature Living include “A Pastor Shares the Gospel a Cup of Coffee at a Time”. (Sound familiar?)