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     Sunday announcements

    March 31 • 2024
    Resurrection of the Lord / Easter Day



     — 9 a.m. — 
    Worship service
    inside the sanctuary

    ‘The Story Has Just Begun
    — The Rev. Alexandra Hutson

     Scripture: Psalm 118:1–2,14–24  Mark 16:1–8

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

    ■ Worship services are available for viewing in the afternoon on the church website and YouTube.

    ■ Bulletins for today and recent weeks. Click here.

    ►Preaching today . . . 

    Welcome back the Rev. Alexandra Hutson, who will officially start work April 1 as our pastor.

    ►Join us for Easter brunch 

    Brunch will follow the worship service in the fellowship hall. The deacons will provide the food, and we encourage everyone to join in the celebration of the resurrection and fellowship of our congregation and guests.

    ►Easter lilies

    Thanks to all who provided them

    • Janelle Armbruster — in memory of Robert Frostman and Ronald Frostman Jr. (son)

    • Jenni Cain — in memory of Rick Jensen

    • William Garretson — in honor of Catherine Garretson; in memory of Carrielyn Wenzel

    • John Gilmore — in memory of Tatum Farmer; in honor of Hayden Farmer

    • Mimi and Johnny Hollis — in memory of our parents

    • Alexandra Hutson — in honor of Sena Cooper; in honor of Stephanie Craft; in honor of Jessica Hammontree; in honor of the pastor nominating committee

    • Jane and Marvin King — in memory of Marie King (Marvin’s mother); in memory of Annie Jewel Waters (Jane’s mother)

    • Eunice Ray — in honor of the Swift Church family

    • Cathy Rogers — in memory of Wendell Williams and Florine Williams; in memory of Bob Williams and Dan Williams

    • Betty Sizemore — in memory of Bob Sizemore; in memory of Billy Colburn

    • Debra Smith — in memory of John Link; in memory of Lucy Link; in memory of Andy Lay; in memory of Sue Ann Lay

    • Jan Taylor — in memory of family and friends who have passed; in honor of Pastor Alexandra Hutson and family

    God is good all the time.

    ►Dates to remember ... 

    ■ Intercessory prayer group meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the chapel.

    ■ Our food pantry is open to serve the community each Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

    Mission and service 
    ►Food pantry 

    The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.

    This week, we served 70 families and 221 people.

    If you are interested in helping or know of someone who might be interested, please consider getting involved or at least share the opportunity to volunteer with others.

    If you have questions or want to volunteer, please contact Al Sprouse (251‑744‑1944) or Jan Taylor (251‑978‑6418).

    ►Special offering for Easter season 

    One Great Hour of Sharing

    Our special offering during the Easter season is “One Great Hour of Sharing.” This offering helps Presbyterian Disaster Relief (32%), Presbyterian Hunger Program (36%), and Self-Development of People (32%).

    You can participate at any time during the Easter season, which culminates on Easter Sunday. Please make your check payable to Swift Presbyterian Church, and mark in notes OGHS.

    Thank you for supporting God’s work in helping others throughout His world.

    Faith development 
    ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

    Join us in the class for “The Difficult Words of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine and examine what these words meant to his original audience and what it means for us in the 21st century.

    We meet at 8 a.m. in annex room 4.

    ►Adult Sunday school class led by Bill and Catherine 

    Join us as we continue our study in the book of Exodus.

    We meet at 8 a.m. in annex room 2.

    ►Youth Sunday school class, led by Sheree Waters 

    Join us as we study the Bible together. The youth Sunday school class meets at 8 a.m. in annex room 3.

    ►Tithes and offerings 

    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.)


         ■ Thank you, Sena, for reorganizing the copy room and office. It looks great.

    ►Please remember our military friends
    and families in your prayers. 

    Names are listed in the monthly newsletter.

    ►Chancel flowers 

    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.

    ►Volunteers for worship 

    Are you willing to serve as a liturgist, acolyte or greeter/usher? Contact Marvin King or Eunice Ray, worship elders.

    ►Church staff and contact information 

    Sena Cooper, office assistant
    Stephanie Craft, office assistant

    Jessica Hammontree
    , director
    Preschool website

       Find us on


    • Presbytery of S. Alabama
    • Synod of Living Waters


    to bring

    God joy


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


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