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     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

    Passionate worship 

    “Jesus Sees Potential”

    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    Matthew 4:18–22

    ■ 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.

    Getting involved at Swift this week 

    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 or contact Mary at

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    Sunday, March 22 — Both worship services 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

    Youth activities 

    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.

    The season of Lent 2020 

    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.

    Lenten lunches canceled 

    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.

    Now hiring 

    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 or mail to Swift Presbyterian Church, 23208 Swift Church Road, Foley, AL 36535.

    We appreciate our volunteers 

    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 to reserve your date.

    Joys and celebrations 

    ■ 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.

    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.

    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.


    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

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