|| Sunday announcements
July 31 • 2022
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
‘You Can’t Take It With You’
Psalm 107:1–9,43 • Luke 12:13–21
— The Rev. Michael Moore
— 8 a.m. —
inside the historic chapel
— 9 a.m. —
Bill and Catherine’s class meets in the annex, room 2.
— 10 a.m. —
inside the sanctuary
■ Live-streaming on Facebook;
available later on YouTube and the church website
We invite everyone to join us for fellowship time, immediately after the 10:00 service, in the fellowship hall.
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.
Are you willing to serve as an acolyte, as a greeter/usher or lead “time with the children”? Contact Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Intercessory prayer group — Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 9 a.m. in the chapel
■ “Two or More” fellowship lunch — Thursday, Aug. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Captain’s Choice Grill, Gulf Bowl
■ Congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, in the sanctuary to elect four at-large members of the nominating committee. This committee will be seeking three ruling elders, three deacons, and two trustee candidates.
The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.
This week, we served 49 families and 122 people.
We need plastic grocery bags for the food pantry. Please bring your extra plastic grocery bags to church today. Thanks for your help.
|►Adult Sunday school class led by Bill and Catherine |
Bill and Catherine’s class will meet at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex. The class is studying the book of Genesis. Join us.
|►Snacks with Susan and Daryl Sunday school class |
Susan and Daryl’s class, which normally meets at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall, is taking a summer break.
Snacks with Susan and Daryl will resume on Aug. 7 with a four-week study by Matt Rawle titled “The Faith of a Mockingbird.” Sticking with our Alabama roots, we will look at four characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, written by our neighbor to the north — Harper Lee. We will explore how God is present in pop culture and how these keys to the story show God’s love and redemptive spirit. Join us for good conversation and some different thoughts on a familiar novel/movie.
|►Sunday school for children and youth |
Tracy Akins’s class, which normally meets at 9 a.m. in the youth room in the annex, is taking the summer off.
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.)
■ Birthdays: Aug. 2 — Colin Dodd; Aug. 4 — Al Sprouse; Aug. 5 — Wanda Myers
■ Anniversaries: Aug. 1 — Jim and Carrie Cresap
|►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, Miami, Florida
• David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
• Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida
• Rich Kleen: Quantico, Virginia
• Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army
• Maj. Jeremy Timm: National Guard, Arkansas
• Tarah Young: U.S. Army, South Korea