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       Sunday announcements

      July 18 • 2021 
       Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

      Five practices of fruitful congregations  

      Passionate worship 


      ‘Soil Samples’
      Mark 4:1–20
      — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

       — 10 a.m. — 
      In-person worship service

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

      ■ We will worship inside the sanctuary.

      ■ Time with the children

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

      ■ Worship services will be available for viewing after “live stream” on the church website.

      ►Congregational meeting 

      Today at 9:50 a.m., we will hold a congregational meeting to choose four members of the nominating committee, to serve with Elders Mark Melton and Mike Barnwell and Deacon Betty Sizemore. If you are willing to serve, please accept this responsibility when nominated.

      ►Handbells next week 

      Our handbell choir will play during worship next Sunday, July 25.

      ►Sanctuary flowers 

      If you wish to donate flowers in honor of or in memory of someone for our 10 a.m. Sunday service, please contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145.

      ►Volunteers for worship 

      Are you willing to serve as an acolyte or lead “time with the children”? Contact Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or

      Radical hospitality 
      ►Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out 

      Save the date: Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
      Check upcoming announcements and newsletter for location.
      All are welcome.

      ►‘Two or More’ fellowship lunch 

      “Two or More” is an opportunity to share a time of food and fellowship with Swift family and friends.

      All are welcome. It is the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m.

      On Aug. 5, the group will meet at Fish River Grill 2 in Foley. Please RSVP to Pastor Jody Beth so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect; 251-213-6625.

      Intentional faith development 
      ►Adult Sunday school class led by Cheryl Jensen 

      Join us today as we continue our study of Hebrews in the New Testament. Plan to fill that empty chair we have reserved for you.

      We will meet at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex.

      ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

      The class will resume in August after taking July off.

      ►Children and youth 

      The youth group will meet next Sunday, July 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. Bring a friend. These gatherings will continue to meet every other week through the summer and into the fall.

      Sunday school for those ages has traditionally taken a break for the summer. We will continue this tradition this summer, with the intent to begin classes, if children/youth are interested, on Sept. 12.

      Risk-taking mission and service 
      ►Food pantry update 

      The food pantry served 19 families and 32 individuals on July 14.

      The pantry will be open again on July 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.

      ►Swift financial help 

      If you are in financial need from lack of work, medical bills, or other reasons, please contact pastors Keith or Jody Beth for financial assistance. Your generosity to the pastors’ discretionary fund allows us to provide those in need with financial support.

      ►Warning on email, text messages 

      If you receive an email or text message that appears to be from Pastor Keith requesting money or one that seems suspicious, please contact Pastor Keith before responding.

      Extravagant generosity 
      ►Tithes and offerings 

      Thank you for your generous and ongoing financial contributions to Swift Church.

      Your tithes and offerings given online, via mail, or at in-person worship enable us to continue the ministry of the church.

      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.), or

      ►Joys and celebrations 

      ■ Upcoming birthdays: July 21 — Randy LeDrew; July 22 — Lezli Thomason; July 24 — Karleigh Neese

      ■ Upcoming anniversaries: July 21 — Zach and Renee Melton

      ■ Joys:

      • Pathology came back benign for Martha Young’s sister-in-law, Terry Stocke. No cancer!

      • Georgette and Jimmy Haupt would like to thank everyone for their prayers.

      OR USE OUR PRAYER REQUEST FORM. or call 943-8367

      ►Pray for mission workers in Africa. 

      • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
      in Democratic Republic of Congo

      ►Pray for military friends and families. 

       Zane Brewer: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina

      • Dennis “Trey” Brown: U.S. Army, Fairbanks, Alaska

       Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Florida

       David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina

      • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida

      • Rich Kleen: Quantico, Virginia

      • Ryan Olson: Alabama National Guard, deployed to D.C.

       Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army

      • Maj. Jeremy Timm: National Guard, Arkansas

      • Sarah Young: U.S. Army


      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
      Preschool website

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