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     Sunday announcements

     July 14  2019 
     • 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

    • Elder of the month: Pate Cardwell
    • Greeters: Danny and Paula Brewer
      Acolytes: ZoeyLynn and Zadie Grace Barnwell

      Nursery (if needed): Ginny Kleinschmidt and Tara Morrow
    • Sound technicians: Marvin King and Al Sprouse
      Projectionist: Bridgit Gosa
    • Worship elder: Greg McNair

    “The New Creation”
    — The Rev. Bert Tuggle

    Scripture: Luke 15:11–32

    Passionate worship 

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

     — 9 — 
    Sunday school:
    • Adult Bible study, in room 2 in the annex, is led by Cheryl Jensen. They are continuing
    “A Chronological Study of the New Testament.”
    • Adult class, “Snacks With Susan and Daryl,” led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff,
    is taking a break and will resume Aug. 25.
    • Classes for children and youth will resume in September.

     — 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.
    • Children’s church for grades K–4 will resume in September.

    ♦ Join the VBS participants and helpers for hot dogs and water slide fun after the 10:00 worship service. Everyone is welcome.


    ♦ We welcome the Rev. Bert Tuggle to the pulpit today. Rev. Tuggle grew up in Evergreen. He graduated from Rhodes College and Union Seminary. He served churches in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida, serving Swift Presbyterian Church from 1978 to 1989. After retiring in 2004, he was the parish associate at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church and was stated supply for several churches in our presbytery. He enjoys his family, fishing and woodturning.

    “ROAR! Life Is Wild — God Is Good!”

    At “ROAR!” vacation Bible school, our kids explored God’s goodness and celebrated a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped. The VBS children will be singing their songs at the 10:00 service.

    Getting involved at Swift this week 

    Monday, July 15 — Welcome Back to the office, Pastor Keith!

    Monday, July 15 — Session will not meet this evening.

    Thursday, July 18 — Butterfly Girls and Guys’ Night Out, 6:30 p.m. at Boggy’s on U.S. 98 just east of Weeks Bay/Fish River bridge. This is a new place, so if you need directions or want to make reservations, contact Mary McNair at 251-295-5267.

    Friday, July 19 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m.

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    Sunday, July 21 — Pastor Keith returns to the pulpit from his sabbatical. Welcome back!

    Sunday, July 21 — We will collect our “two cents a meal” offering. This now goes to our local schools in providing meals or snacks for children in need. We will also have a “moment for mission” for this offering.

    Sunday, July 21 — The session meets immediately after the 8:00 and 10:00 services to receive people into membership. If God is leading you to become a part of this church family, please come forward at that time.

    Tuesday, July 23 — The last of four presbytery small-church forums, 11 a.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church, Mobile

    Wednesday, July 24 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. until noon

    Thursday, July 25 — Preschool “Christmas in July”

    Friday, July 26 — Last day of preschool summer program

    Friday, July 26 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 1 — “Two or More” fellowship lunch, 11:30 a.m. at O’Charley’s; everyone is always invited and welcome to join.

    Friday, Aug. 2 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m.

    Sunday, Aug. 4 — We will serve the Lord’s Supper at both services by intinction.

    Sunday, Aug. 4 — Food pantry donation day

    Sunday, Aug. 4 — Pastor Keith and Lisa will lead worship at Live Oak, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 8 — Swift’s missions committee will host a teacher appreciation lunch for Elberta Elementary teachers in our fellowship hall.

     We appreciate our volunteers 

    Next Sunday, July 21

    Greeters: Debbie and Norm Schmidt
    Acolyte: Sully Curry
    Time with the children: Pate Cardwell
    Nursery (if needed): Megan Curry and Debbie Schmidt


    Please contact Susie Alexander to reserve a date to honor a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, in memory of someone special, or just because you want to. You can reach Susie at 251-943-4145 or at Or you can sign up on the flower chart in the narthex or in the back of the chapel.

    They don’t have to be an expensive bouquet or arrangement, but something out of your own garden can be just as beautiful. We have many open dates for this summer. We also have vases available if you would like to borrow one. Check with the church office.

     Joys and celebrations 

    • Birthdays — Sue Ann Lay and Madison Lay

     The youth are commended for their excellent service last week. A big shout out to Pastor Kim from Orange Beach Presbyterian and Foley First Youth Director Logan Lane, who went with the youth. You can tell by the service that these young adults were touched by God at Montreat. Job well done!

     ​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,

     Please pray for our mission workers in Africa. 

    • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    in Democratic Republic of Congo

     Please remember our military friends and families in your prayers. 

    • Sgt. 1C Marc Barkley: Afghanistan
    • SPC Seth Pickens: 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
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.
    • Capt. Jeremy Timm: National Guard
     • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers: U.S. Marine Corps, Nashville, Tenn.


    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961

    Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay pastor: 251-213-6625

    Lisa Cardwell, music director    Ashley Cooper, preschool director

    Church office: 251-943-8367    Preschool: 251-200-3840

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    23208 Swift Church Road
    Foley, AL 36535
    Phone: (251) 943-8367