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     Sunday announcements

     Feb. 16 • 2020 
     Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

    Elder of the month: Don Aspray
    Greeters: Jane King, Greg McNair
    Acolyte: Lainey Thomas

    Time with the children: Pastor Jody Beth Melton
    Children’s church: Teresa and Ella Thomas
    Nursery: Brett Cardwell
    Prayer/scripture reader: Jan Taylor
    Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
    Projectionist: Andrew King
    Worship elder: Greg McNair

    Passionate worship 

    “I Need Rest”

    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    Scripture: Mark 6:30–32

    ■ We will collect our “two cents a meal” offering. This goes to help buy supplies, snacks, etc., for Elberta Elementary School children.

    ■ The session will meet immediately after the 8:00 and 10:00 services to receive people into membership.

    ■ Swift’s fellowship committee will host our northern visitors appreciation bratwurst lunch in the fellowship hall. The church will provide the brats and sauerkraut with buns along with coleslaw and baked beans. Donations to offset the cost of food will be appreciated.

    — 8 a.m. — 
    Worship service in the historic chapel

     — 9 — 
    ■ Christian education for all ages:
    • Children in room 3 in the annex — will not meet today.
    Topic: Bibe stories for children. Led by Kathy Menk.
    • Youth in room 4 in the annex — they will be in Orange Beach.
    Topic: “It’s Not What You Think.” Led by Tara Morrow.
    • Younger adults in the chapel.
    Topic: “Anxious for Nothing.” Led by Andrew King.
    • Adults in room 2 in the annex.
    Topic: New Testament. Led by Cheryl Jensen.
    • Adults in fellowship hall. “Snacks With Susan and Daryl.”
    Topic: “God’s Messy Family.” Led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff.

     — 9 — 
    ■ Chancel choir rehearsal in the music room

     — 10 — 
    Worship service in the sanctuary
     Hearing assistance devices are available in the back.
    Please see a greeter.
     After “Time with the children,” those in preschool
    and younger may go to the nursery.
    Those in grades K–4 may go to children’s church.

     — 11:15 — 
    ■ Fellowship time — Please join us for the northern visitor appreciation
    bratwurst lunch
     in the fellowship hall.


    ■ Flowers are given today by Susie and Bob Alexander to celebrate their 20th Valentine wedding anniversary. Congratulations.

    Getting involved at Swift this week 

    Monday, Feb. 17 — Session committee meetings, 6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 19 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, Feb. 20 — Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out, 6:30 p.m. at Fish River Grill 2 in Foley; contact person: Mary McNair, 251-295-5267 or

    Friday, Feb. 21 — March newsletter deadline

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    Sunday, Feb. 23 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 9 a.m. in the music room

    Sunday, Feb. 23 — Sunday school for children and youth will not meet.

    Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Ash Wednesday service, 6 p.m. with scripture, prayer, music and receiving ashes

    Thursday, Feb. 27 — Lenten Lunches begin (See below.)

    Sunday, March 1 — The Lord’s Supper will be served by intinction at both services.

    Sunday, March 1 — Food pantry collection day

    Sunday, March 1 — Pastor Jody Beth and Jane Capsis will lead worship at Live Oak, 1 p.m.; everyone is invited and welcome.

    Youth activities 

    Sunday, Feb. 16 — Swift youth are helping Pastor Kim Vanbrimmer lead worship today at Orange Beach Presbyterian Church, telling the congregation about their Montreat experiences and then holding a bake sale after the worship service. The Orange Beach church does not have a youth program so Kim’s daughter, Hailey, participates with Swift youth. Last year, we raised about $700 at our bake sale in Orange Beach and that money went to help send our youth to Montreat.

    Sunday, Feb. 23 — SWAG (for children in grades K–4) and GphiG (youth in grades 5–12) will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.

    South Baldwin ecumenical Lenten Lunches 

    The 11th season of Lenten Lunches begins on Thursday, Feb. 27, and continues each Thursday through April 2. They are held at Foley United Methodist Church, 915 N. Pine St., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a simple lunch (suggested donation of $5), followed by a highlight of a local social service program, special music, a Lenten devotional and closing prayer. On March 19, our assistant pastor, Jody Beth, will lead the devotional. You are invited to attend any or all of the lunches. No reservation is required and dress is casual.

    New church directory 

    Sue Ann Lay is working on a new church directory. If you have made changes in your contact information or would like a new picture, please let her know. You can email her at If you have a picture you would like her to use, please email it to her or give it to her at church. Any hard copies of pictures will be returned to you as soon as they are scanned. Thank you.

    We appreciate our volunteers 

    Next Sunday, Feb. 23

    Acolyte: Sully Curry
    Time with the children: Debbie Schmidt
    Greeters: Norm and Debbie Schmidt
    Children’s church: Lezli and Kenny Thomason
    Nursery (if needed): Tracy Akins, Lisa Turner


    There are calendars in the narthex and chapel for you to sign up for your flower “offerings” for 2020. Or you can contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145 or to reserve your date or call the office.

    We need your help in making the church “bloom” this year!

    We have vases available if you would like to borrow one to make your own arrangement.

    Joys and celebrations 

    • Happy Birthday to Cheryl Jensen, Jane King, Marvin King, and Betty Sizemore.

    • All those who are blessed by Karen Croxell and other organ donors

    • Bob Kinblom visited at the 8:00 service.

    • Sue Johnson thanked everyone for prayers while she was ill.

    • Bridgit’s dad’s scans showed no cancer.

    A few more notes ... 

    ■ Copies of Our Daily Bread and magazines are available at the back of the church.

    ■ Please use the prayer request cards found in the pews to add someone to our “joys and concerns” list. You can submit prayers and joys online through the church website.

    ■ Written and audio copies of sermons can be found on the church website.

    Pray for mission workers in Africa. 

    • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Pray for military friends and families. 

    • Haleigh Fulmer: U.S. Marine Corps, Middle East
    • Sgt. 1C Marc Barkley: Afghanistan
    • Dennis Trey Brown: U.S. Army, Afghanistan
     Zane Brewer: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
     David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
     Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Fla.
     Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany
     • Capt. Jeremy 
    Timm: National Guard in Arkansas
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.
     • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers: U.S. Marine Corps, Nashville, Tenn.


    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961
    Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:

    Lisa Cardwell, music director
    Abby Sikes, preschool director

    Church office: 251-943-8367

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    23208 Swift Church Road
    Foley, AL 36535
    Phone: (251) 943-8367