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     Sunday announcements

     Feb. 9 • 2020 
     Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

    Elder of the month: Don Aspray
    Greeters: Kim Whitchard, Judy Walker
    Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell, McCoy Cooper

    Time with the children: Lynn Aspray
    Children’s church: Annette and Brandon Irwin
    Nursery: Ginny Kleinschmidt, Tara Morrow
    Prayer/scripture reader: Chris Rogers
    Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
    Projectionist: Andrew King
    Worship elder: Greg McNair

    Passionate worship 

    “Don’t Be Anxious, Really?”
    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    Scripture: Philippians 4:6–7

    ■ The handbell choir will play at the 10:00 worship service today.

    ■ Thanks to all who provided the delicious soups, desserts and breads for our Souper Bowl of Caring lunch last Sunday. A total of $687 was given and will go to our food pantry; helping to supply our shelves with additional food.

    ■ Remember to come to our winter visitors appreciation bratwurst lunch next Sunday after the 10:00 service. (See more information below.)

    — 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: “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 — 
    ■ Handbell choir rehearsal in the sanctuary

     — 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.


    ■ Flowers are given today by Sue Ann Lay in celebration of Andy Lay’s life.

    ■ 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 

    Sunday, Feb. 9 — Chancel choir will not rehearse at 9 a.m.

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

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

    Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Golden Age group from Biloxi, Miss., will visit Foley and touring our historic chapel; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Debbie Schmidt will offer the history of the 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

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

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    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 a.m. services to receive people into membership.

    Sunday, Feb. 16 — Swift’s fellowship committee will host our winter visitors appreciation bratwurst lunch. 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 sign-up sheet and greatly appreciate everybody’s help. For any questions feel free to call Mark, 251-269-8051.

    Youth activities 

    Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Refuel (for youth in grades 5–12) will meet, 6 to 8 p.m. at Mike and Lynn Barnwell’s home; contact Tracy Akins if you would like to host this youth group and/or be a part of the Christian education committee.

    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.

    2019 income/expense reports 

    The church’s financial report for 2019 is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex for your perusal.

    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. 16

    Acolyte: Lainey Thomas
    Time with the children: TBD
    Greeters: Jane King, Greg McNair
    Children’s church: Teresa and Ella Thomas
    Nursery (if needed): Brett and Pate Cardwell

    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.

    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 Tina Sprouse and Billie Cardwell; Annette Irwin’s daughter; Tristin’s friend, Tripp.

     Megan Curry and Daniel Beachler are engaged.

     Joyce “Chick” Kaechele back in church

     And it is almost Valentines Day!


    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