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       Sunday announcements

      Jan. 22 • 2023
       Third Sunday after Epiphany 

      Worship 

      SUNDAY 
       — 8 a.m. — 
      Sunday school
      in the annex
      ■ Bill and Catherine’s adult class in room 2
      ■ “Snacks with Susan and Daryl” in room 4
       — 9 a.m. — 
      Worship service
      inside the chapel
      Sermon
      The Rev. Michael Moore
      Scripture
      Isaiah 9:1–4  Matthew 4:12–23
      (Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version)

      ■ Live-streaming on Facebook;
      available in the afternoon on YouTube and the church website

      ■ To join “live stream” worship, go to Facebook — Swift Presbyterian Church.

      ■ Worship services will be available for viewing in the afternoon on the church website and YouTube.


      ►Reception for Pastor Jody Beth 

      Immediately after worship there will be a reception to honor and celebrate Pastor Jody Beth Melton for her leadership and service with the Swift Church family. Please join us in the fellowship hall. She will end her service as our assistant pastor on Jan. 31.

      God is good all the time.

      ►Dates to remember ... 

      ■ Intercessory prayer group meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the chapel.

      ■ Souper Bowl — Sunday, Feb. 12, after worship, Souper Bowl fellowship

      ►Chancel flowers 

      If you would like to place flowers on the chancel to honor or celebrate a loved one or a special occasion or “just because,” please contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145 or 217-246-4051.

      ►Volunteers for worship 

      Are you willing to serve as an acolyte or as a greeter/usher? Contact Marvin King, worship elder, at 251-213-3164 or jawmak@hotmail.com.

      Mission and service 
      ►Food pantry 

      The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.

      This week, we served 42 families and 140 people.

      Please bring your extra paper bags and (dozen only) egg cartons to church this Sunday. Thanks for your help.

      ►Liturgists needed 

      If you are interested in being a liturgist during worship, please contact Pastor Michael or the church office to let us know. There will be training in late January or early February.

      ►VOLUNTEER URGENTLY NEEDED 

      Due to Mary McNair being scheduled for surgery on Feb. 2, and anticipating not being able to do the Facebook live video for worship services for several weeks, a volunteer is urgently needed so training can be conducted this Sunday, if possible, but definitely by the next. The church’s tablet will be formatted for this use. It’s not difficult, but needs someone committed to do this for at least one month, if necessary. Please call or text Mary McNair at 251-295-5267 if you are willing to do this so training can be conducted.

      Faith development 
      ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

      We have moved to our new space and hope that you can join us at 8 a.m. in annex room 4. We are studying the book “If You Want To Walk on Water, You’ve Got To Get Out of the Boat” by John Ortberg.

      ►Adult Sunday school class led by Bill and Catherine 

      Join us as we study the book of Genesis. We meet at 8 a.m. in annex room 2.

      Generosity 
      ►Tithes and offerings 

      Thank you for your generous pledges and ongoing offerings. Your support and commitment to Swift Church is greatly appreciated.

      Prayers and joys 
      ►Please let us know . . . 

      Please call the church or email to notify us of any joys or concerns; birthdays, anniversaries, health issues or family deaths so that we may put it in the weekly emailed announcements for your church family to pray with you or to praise God for your joy. (We don’t publish personal prayer concerns on the website.)

      ►Joys 

           ■ Mary McNair was able to get insurance to cover a portion of her surgery.

           ■ Betty Sizemore attended church on Sunday after her surgery.

           ■ Thank you to Starbucks for generous donations to our food pantry.

           ■ Cathy Rogers informed us that our preschool is at full capacity.

           ■ Grateful to all the people in the church that do work every day without recognition. Thank you to all.

      ►Celebrations 

      Birthdays and anniversaries are now listed by month in the church newsletter, rather than weekly in the announcements.

      ►Please remember our military friends
      and families in your prayers. 

      Names are listed in the monthly newsletter.

      ►Church staff and contact information 

      ■ Contact Pastor Michael or Pastor Jody Beth for any pastoral concerns.

      Interim Pastor Michael Moore
      970-699-8014
      swiftpastor@gmail.com

      Assistant Pastor Jody Beth Melton
      251-213-6625
      jodybeth7@yahoo.com

      Sena Cooper, office assistant
      Stephanie Craft, office assistant
      251-943-8367
      swiftpc@gulftel.com

      SWIFT CHURCH PRESCHOOL
      Jessica Hammontree
      , director
      251-943-8367
      swiftchurchpreschool@gmail.com

      SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

      Michael Moore, interim pastor:
      970-699-8014

      Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:
      251-213-6625
      Lisa Cardwell, music director
      Jessica Hammontree, preschool director
      Church office: 251-943-8367
      Preschool: 251-943-8367
      Preschool website


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      • Presbytery of S. Alabama
      • Synod of Living Waters



      Striving

      to bring

      God joy



      Swift  
      Presbyterian  
      Church
       

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      23208 Swift Church Road
      Foley, AL 36535
      Phone: (251) 943-8367
      email: swiftpc@gulftel.com


       

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