|| Sunday announcements
March 15 • 2020
Third Sunday in Lent
Elder of the month: Tracy Akins
Greeters: Willard Penfold, Eunice Ray
Acolyte: ZoeyLynn Barnwell
Liturgist: Shirley McCausland
Time with the children: Ginny Kleinschmift
Prayer/scripture reader: Tracy Akins
Children’s church: Tracy, Olivia Akins
Nursery: Brett Cardwell
Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
Projectionist: Devery Thomas
Worship elder: Greg McNair
“Jesus Sees Potential”
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
■ We will collect our “two cents a meal” offering. This goes to help buy supplies, snacks, etc., for Elberta Elementary School children.
■ The session meets after the 8:00 and 10:00 service to receive people into membership. If God is leading you to become a part of this church family, please come forward at that time.
■ Prayer tree ribbons are available to tie on the tree, commemorating each person’s prayer.
— 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: “It’s Not What You Think.” Led by Tara Morrow.
• Younger adults in the chapel.
Topic: “Anxious for Nothing.” 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.
— 9:15 —
■ Chancel choir rehearsal in the music room
— 10 —
►Worship service in the sanctuary
• Hearing assistance devices are available in the back.
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, March 15 — Music rehearsals: beginner handbells, 11:10 a.m.; Joyful Tones chime choir, 12:10 p.m.; chancel choir, 5 p.m.
Monday, March 16 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex
Wednesday, March 18 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Thursday, March 19 — Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out, 6:30 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Grill, Ferry Road, Fairhope. Sign up at https://mealtrain.com/2ygo35 or contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 22 —
Both worship service s will include a Fanny J. Crosby hymn sing. (See more information below.)
Sunday, March 22 — Christian education committee will host a Swift Café fundraiser for summer camps for our children and youth. The menu will be fried fish, grits, coleslaw, baked beans, and desserts. Contact Tracy or Brett to help.
Wednesday, March 25 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall
Wednesday, March 25 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Sunday, March 29 — SWAG (for children in grades K–4) and GphiG (youth in grades 5–12), 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. Please contact Tracy Akins if you can help by providing the meal for this or future dates.
Start your season of Lent with
4 Views Leading Up to Easter.
A journey through each gospel’s account of the passion story
is available as a devotional.
Printed copies are available in the back of the church.
Daily readings will post on Facebook or you can read from the church website.
The remainder of the ecumenical Lenten lunches for the season at Foley United Methodist Church have been canceled because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. They were originally scheduled for each Thursday in Lent through April 2.
Swift Church announces an upcoming vacant position in the capacity of administrative assistant. Applicants should have good secretarial and people skills along with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, publishing software. Having knowledge using Facebook and other social media applications is an asset. This position is currently job-shared and requires working 24 hours a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) every other week. To apply, send a letter of interest and résumé to Pastor Keith Cardwell at email@example.com or mail to Swift Presbyterian Church, 23208 Swift Church Road, Foley, AL 36535.
Next Sunday, March 22
Acolyte: ZoeyLynn Barnwell
Time with the children: Jane King
Greeters: Mike and Lynn Barnwell
Children’s church: Debbie Schmidt, Megan Curry
Nursery (if needed): Tracy Akins, Lisa Turner
There are calendars in the narthex and chapel for you to sign up for your flower “offerings.” Or you can contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your date.
■ Birthdays — Johnny Gosa; Ella Thomas is 16!
■ We are thankful to have Pastor Keith and Lisa and the choir back.
■ So good to see Kim Kirkwood back.
■ Jessica Gosa was home for spring break.
■ Swift food pantry served 54 people with 23 bags of groceries on Wednesday.
■ 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. |
• Haleigh Fulmer: U.S. Marine Corps, Middle East
• 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, assistant pastor:
Lisa Cardwell, music director
Abby Sikes, preschool director
Church office: 251-943-8367