|| Sunday announcements
Jan. 19 • 2020
Second Sunday of Epiphany
Elder of the month: Mike Barnwell
Greeters: Susie Alexander, Janelle Armbruster
Acolyte: Lainey Thomas
Time with the children: Jane King
Children’s church: Jane King, Carlie Sims
Nursery: Pate and Brett Cardwell
Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
Projectionist: Bridgit Gosa
Worship elder: Greg McNair
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
♦ Scripture: Matthew 7:1–5
■ Today, 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.
— 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: Advent. 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.
— 9:20 —
■ Chancel choir rehearsal in the music room
— 10 —
►Worship service in the sanctuary
• Hearing assistance devices are available in the back
of the sanctuary. 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.
Sunday, Jan. 19 — Chancel choir rehearsal resumes, 9 a.m. in the music room
Sunday, Jan. 19 — Finance committee meeting, after the 10:00 service in room 2 in the annex
Monday, Jan. 20 — Remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday; preschool closed
Monday, Jan. 20 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex
Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall; Elinor and Chick are our volunteers.
Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Thursday, Jan. 23 — Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex; will be studying lesson 6.
Thursday, Jan. 23 — Safety team meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24 — Deadline for February newsletter articles
Sunday, Jan. 26 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 9 a.m. in the music room
Wednesday, Jan. 29 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Thursday, Jan. 30 — Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex
Friday, Jan. 31 — February newsletter will be distributed via email and website.
Sunday, Feb. 2 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 9 a.m. in the music room
Sunday, Feb. 2 — The Lord’s Supper will be served at both services.
Sunday, Feb. 2 — Food pantry collection day
Sunday, Feb. 2 — Souper Bowl of Caring (See below.)
Sunday, Feb. 2 — Pastor Keith and Lisa will lead worship at Live Oak at 1 p.m.; all are welcome and invited.
Wednesday, Feb. 5 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Thursday, Feb. 6 — “Two or More” fellowship lunch, 11:30 a.m. at El Paso Mexican Grill in Foley (new location). Contact Lee Mansell, 251-232-4775, for more information. Everyone is invited and welcome.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
Are you willing to lend a hand?
The youth group and fellowship committee will host a meal of soup, bread and dessert after the 10:00 service. If you would like to donate a crockpot of soup, veggie tray, bread or dessert, or help set up or clean up, please contact Tracy Akins, Mark Melton or Tara Morrow. Take-outs will be available after 8:00 and 10:00 services. All donations will help fund our food pantry.
If you haven’t checked our website lately, or never, you may want to take a look at it — www.swiftchurch.org. You will find all the latest information about Swift happenings, upcoming events, pictures, our history, and more. Both written and video copies of worship services are also just a click away. This would be a great way to hear and/or read the sermons when you have to miss Sunday worship service. “Thank you” to Greg McNair for keeping us up to date.
Next Sunday, Jan. 26
Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell, McCoy Cooper
Time with the children: Pate Cardwell
Greeters: Eunice Ray, Willard Penfold
Children’s church: Debbie McBride, Megan Curry
Nursery if needed: Tracy Akins, Lisa Turner
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your date or call the office. Think of Valentine’s Day!
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.
• Happy Birthday to Derek Capsis and Gail Skinner.
• Welcome to our new church officers, ordained and installed last week:
Deacons: Elinor Gartman, Jane King, Mary McNair, Betty Sizemore, Ella Thomas
Elders: Tracy Akins, Don Aspray, Greg McNair
Trustees: Marlene Hastings, and Eunice Ray.
• Lisa is recovering well after surgery.
• Utechts were back in 8:00 church
• Sue Carneal is doing better.
• Philip is doing well.
• David Allen is at home.
• Friends from Illinois visited with the Thomases.
• From Benjamin and Lauren (Mueller) Nowak:
“On Jan. 10, God graced us with a daughter, Marley Ruth Nowak.
9 pounds 2 ounces, 22½.inches.
A sweet little girl that makes us a family of four. To God be the glory.”
• “Thank you” to all who helped and attended
our very successful youth fundraiser spaghetti lunch last week.
Proceeds will help our youth attend Montreat Conference in June.
■ 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. |
• 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.
SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961
Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay pastor:
Lisa Cardwell, music director
Abby Sikes, preschool director
Church office: 251-943-8367