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     Sunday announcements

     Feb. 2 • 2020 
     Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

    Elder of the month: Don Aspray
    Greeters: Mike and Lynn Barnwell
    Acolytes: ZoeyLynn Barnwell

    Time with the children: Cathy Rogers
    Children’s church: None today
    Nursery: Jane King, Carlie Sims
    Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
    Projectionist: Andrew King
    Worship elder: Greg McNair

    Passionate worship 

    “Blurred Vision”
    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    Scripture: Mark 8:22–26

    ■ The Lord’s Supper will be served by intinction at both services. All are invited to the table.

    ■ Food pantry collection day

    ■ Souper Bowl of Caring — The youth group and fellowship committee will host a meal of soup, bread and dessert after the 10 a.m. service. Take-outs will be available after 8:00 and 10:00 services. All donations will help fund our food pantry. Wear your favorite team’s jersey if you haven’t been able to travel to Kansas City or San Francisco to pick up one of theirs!

    ■ Pastor Keith and Lisa will lead worship at Live Oak at 1 p.m.; all are welcome and invited.

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

     — 9 — 
    ■ Christian education for all ages:
    • Children in room 3 in the annex.
    Topic: Bibe stories for children. Led by Kathy Menk.
    • Youth in room 4 in the annex.
    Topic: “It’s Not What You Think.” Led by Tara Morrow.
    • Younger adults in the chapel.
    Topic: Paul’s letters. 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.


    ■ You may pick up your 2019 contribution receipt from the back of the church. The receipts are filed in alphabetical order.

    Getting involved at Swift this week 

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

    Thursday, Feb. 6 — Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, 10 to 11:15 a.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Thursday, Feb. 6 — “Two or More” fellowship lunch, 11:30 a.m. at El Paso Mexican Grill in Foley (new year, new location). Everyone is invited and welcome.

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    Sunday, Feb. 9 — Handbells will play at 10:00 service.

    Sunday, Feb. 9 — No chancel choir rehearsal at 9 a.m.

    Sunday, Feb. 9 — Finance committee meeting, 11 a.m. in room 2 in room 2 the annex

    Sunday, Feb. 9 — Deacons meeting, 3:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Golden Age from Biloxi will be visiting Foley and touring our historic chapel.

    Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall

    Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Preschool board meeting, 12:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Refuel (youth in grades 5–12), 6 to 8 p.m.; location TBD; contact Tracy Akins if you would like to host this youth group and/or be a part of the Christian education committee.

    Thursday, Feb. 13 — Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Sunday, Feb. 16 — We will collect our “two cents a meal” offering.

    Sunday, Feb. 16 — The session will meet immediately after the 8:00 and 10:00. services to receive people into membership.

    Sunday, Feb. 16 — Swift’s fellowship committee will host our winter visitor appreciation bratwurst dinner. The church will provide the brats and sauerkraut with buns along with coleslaw and baked beans. We would like about 10 people to bring desserts. We will take a collection to offset the cost of the food. We will have a sign-up sheet and greatly appreciate everybody’s help. Questions? Feel free to call Mark, 251-269-8051.

    Jigsaw puzzle exchange 

    Do you need something to while away those winter nights? How about working a Jigsaw puzzle? We have a stack of puzzles in the hallway of the annex. You may take one or leave one. Just return it when you are through or bring one from home to share with others.

    We appreciate our volunteers 

    Next Sunday, Feb. 9

    Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell, McCoy Cooper
    Time with the children: Lynn Aspray
    Greeters: Kim Whitchard, Judy Walker
    Children’s church: Annette and Brandon Irwin
    Nursery (if needed): Ginny Kleinschmidt, Tara Morrow

    Flowers for 2020 

    There are blank 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. Think of Valentines Day! It’s just two weeks away.

    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 Pastor Keith, Kevin Barnwell,
    Bob Hicks, Elinor Gartman and Baylee Thomason.

     “Thank you” to Devery for fixing the chapel bell; it is so nice to hear it ring again.

     Mr. Fred is back from Wisconsin.

     Great turnout for the safety team meeting.

    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