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     Sunday announcements

     Feb. 23 • 2020 
     Transfiguration Sunday  

    Elder of the month: Don Aspray
    Greeters: Norm and Debbie Schmidt
    Acolyte: Sully Curry

    Time with the children: Debbie Schmidt
    Children’s church: Lezli and Kenny Thomason
    Nursery: Tracy Akins, Lisa Turner
    Prayer/scripture reader: Mary McNair
    Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
    Projectionist: Andrew King
    Worship elder: Greg McNair

    Passionate worship 

    ♦ Sermon:
    “There’s No Crying in Baseball”
    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    ♦ Scripture:
    Psalm 42

    ■ Pastor Jody Beth Melton is leading worship at Grace Presbyterian Church in Mobile today.

    ■ Thanks to Mark and Tresa Melton and other fellowship committee members for hosting the northern visitors bratwurst lunch last week. For those of you who will be going back north soon, we wish you “bon voyage” and hope you’ll hurry back to see us.

    ■ Thank you to Orange Beach Presbyterian Church for the support of our youth who led worship there last Sunday under the leadership of Pastor Kim Vanbrimmer. Their church contributed $1,267 to our Montreat Youth Conference fund.

    — 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 — will not meet today.
    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 in the fellowship hall
    for refreshments and to visit with church family and guests.

    Getting involved at Swift this week 

    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.

    Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24 and 25 — MARDI GRAS

    Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Ash Wednesday service, 6 p.m. with scripture, prayer, music and receiving ashes. Please come to observe the beginning of Lent.

    Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall

    Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

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

    Friday, Feb. 28 — March newsletter will be emailed.

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    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 — Prayer tree. Ribbons will be available to tie on the tree, commemorating each person’s prayer.

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

    Sunday, March 1 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 5 p.m.

    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.

    Wednesday, March 11 — Refuel will meet at Pastor Keith and Lisa’s home, 6 to 8 p.m.

    Sunday, March 29 — SWAG and GphiG. Please contact Tracy Akins if you can help by providing a meal on these Sundays.

    The season of Lent 2020 

    Start your season of Lent with

    4 Views Leading Up to Easter.

    A journey through each gospel’s account of the passion story
    is available as a devotional.

    Printed copies are available in the back of the church.

    Daily readings will post on Facebook or you can read from the church website.

    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, March 1

    Acolyte: ZoeyLynn Barnwell
    Time with the children: Cathy Rogers
    Greeters: Sue Ann Lay, Lynda Walden
    Children’s church: None; communion being served
    Nursery (if needed): Jane King, Carlie Sims


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

    Dates available: March 8, 15, 22, 29

    Joys and celebrations 

    ■ Anniversaries: Susie and Bob Alexander; Denise and David Angle;
    Kathy and Moe Menk’s 25th; Kim and Tony Whitchard’s 31st

    ■ Birthdays: Moe Menk, Gaylon Myers

    ■ Kathy Knipe has a new grandbaby — Hayley Rae.

    ■ Visitors: family from Cleveland; Taylors here; Donna Henry’s friends and family from Ohio

    ■ Karen Croxell’s family thanked everyone for love and support.

    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