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    Pastor Keith has begun his sabbatical.
       Please pray for him and Lisa.

     Sunday announcements

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
        

     March 17  2019 
     Second Sunday in Lent 

    Elder of the month: Tara Morrow       Fellowship deacons: Kathy Knipe and Tina Sprouse
    Projectionist: Devery Thomas        Sound technicians: Marvin King and Al Sprouse
    Greeters: Jane King and Sue Ann Lay       Time with the children: Pastor Keith Cardwell
    Children’s church: Tosha and Ella Thomas       Nursery (if needed): Megan Curry and Debbie Schmidt
    Acolyte: Lainey Thomas

    Passionate worship 

    8 a.m.           Worship service in the historical chapel

    9                   Sunday school classes for all ages:   
                            • Children and youth in the annex, rooms 3 and 4.
                            • 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 in the fellowship hall, “Snacks With Susan,” is led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff.
                                 Discussion focuses on “When Christians Get It Wrong” by Adam Hamilton.

    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 in grades K–4 may go to children’s church.

    10                   Worship service in the sanctuary
                              Hearing assistance devices are available in the back of the sanctuary. Please see a greeter.
                         
    11:15               Fellowship — Please join us for conversation and light refreshments in the fellowship hall.

    11:15               Beginner handbell choir rehearsal in the sanctuary

    12:10 p.m.      Joyful Tones chime choir rehearsal in the music room

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    Flowers today are given by the Hope family in celebration of the life of Ronnie Hope.

    ♦ We will collect our “two cents a meal” offering. This monthly offering will go toward alleviating hunger in local schools.

    Session members will meet after both services to welcome those who God is leading to become members of our church.

    Getting involved at Swift Church this week 

    Sunday, March 17 — Pastor Jody Beth leads worship at Grace Presbyterian Church in Mobile.

    Sunday, March 17 — SWAG (children) and GɸG (youth), 4 to 6 p.m. at the church

    Sunday, March 17 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 2 in the annex; lesson 7

    Monday, March 18 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Tuesday, March 19 — “The Swift Experience,” 10:30 a.m. (See more information below.)

    Tuesday, March 19 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. in the music room

    Wednesday, March 20 — Advanced handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, March 21 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 10 to 11:15 a.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Thursday, March 21 — Community Lenten lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Foley United Methodist Church, 915 N. Pine St. (See below.)

    Thursday, March 21 — Butterfly Girls and Guys’ Night Out, 6:30 p.m. at Vallarta Mexican Restaurant in Foley at 1145 S. McKenzie St., next to Winn-Dixie. Please contact Mary McNair to RSVP or if you need a ride. (We had planned to go to the new Pirate’s Cantina Mexican Grill on U.S. Highway 98 in Lillian, but it was destroyed by fire Friday morning.)

    Friday, March 22 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Getting involved at Swift Church: upcoming 

    Sunday, March 24 — Beginner handbell choir rehearsal, at about 11 a.m. in the sanctuary

    Sunday, March 24 — Joyful Tones chime choir rehearsal, 12:10 p.m. in the music room

    Sunday, March 24 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Tuesday, March 26 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. in the music room

    Wednesday, March 27 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. until noon

    Wednesday, March 27 — No advanced handbell choir rehearsal today but rehearsal will be Thursday, March 28.

    Thursday, March 28 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 10 to 11:15 a.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Thursday, March 28 — Community Lenten lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Foley United Methodist Church, 915 N. Pine St.

    Thursday, March 28 — Advanced handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Friday, March 29 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCHES
    Thursdays at Foley United Methodist Church • 11:30 a.m.

    Community Lenten lunches will continue on Thursdays through April 11 at Foley United Methodist Church, 915 N. Pine St. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 and a brief program will begin shortly after noon with music, prayer and a short devotional. All are welcome to attend. A $5 donation for lunch is suggested.

    The speaker for March 21 is Shawn Kennedy of Genesis Church.

    Other speakers:

    ■ March 28 — Bishop Russell Kendrick, Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
    ■ April 4 — David Zandt, Peace Lutheran Church
    ■ April 11 — Father Zoghby, St. Margaret Catholic Church

    THE SWIFT EXPERIENCE
    Tuesday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m.

    Foley First Presbyterian Women will be visiting this Tuesday to hear about the history of Swift Church, presented by Debbie Schmidt. Worship will be held in the chapel and a box lunch from Honeybaked Ham will be served in the fellowship hall. A drive to Swift School and Swift-Coles Historic Home in Bon Secour for a guided tour will follow.

     We appreciate our volunteers at Swift Church 

    Next Sunday, March 24

    Acolytes: ZoeyLynn and Zadie Grace Barnwell
    Greeters: Paula and Danny Brewer
    Time with the children: Debbie Schmidt
    Nursery (if needed): Tracy Akins and Lisa Turner
    Children’s church: Lezli and Kenny Thomason

    OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP WITH FELLOWSHIP TIME

    We thank those who have signed up to help supply sweet and healthful snacks during fellowship time. If you are able to participate in any way, please sign up on the sheet located in the fellowship hall or call Tina Sprouse at (251) 510-5444. Reimbursement for expenses is available.

    SANCTUARY FLOWER SCHEDULING
    Please contact Susie Alexander to reserve your date.
    Call Susie or the office to sign up. You can reach Susie at 251-943-4145 or at thfairynfoley@gmail.com

     Joys and celebrations 

     Birthdays: Cathy Rogers; and Ella Thomas is 15!
     Ed Gill was at 8:00 service.  Carrie Cresap back at 8:00; Bruce Croxell at 10:00
     Driveway extension of crushed asphalt  Shirley Hughes at home
     Medications easing Mike Walker’s pain

     ​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, www.swiftchurch.org.

     PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MISSION WORKERS IN AFRICA 
    • Gwenda and John Fletcher (retired) • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    (in the Democratic Republic of Congo)


     PLEASE REMEMBER OUR MILITARY FRIENDS AND FAMILIES 
     IN YOUR PRAYERS 

    • Sgt. 1st Class Marc Barkley and SPC Seth Pickens: Afghanistan
    • Zane Brewer and David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
     Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Florida  Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany
     
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida • Capt. Jeremy Timm: National Guard
     • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers (Cathy’s son): U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego, California
     • Rich Kleen: Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    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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    Swift  
    Presbyterian  
    Church
     

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    23208 Swift Church Road
    Foley, AL 36535
    Phone: (251) 943-8367
    email: swiftpc@gulftel.com