|| Sunday announcements
Nov. 1 • 2020
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Elder of the week: Tracy Akins
Five practices of fruitful congregations
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
■ In honor of those we have lost, we will toll a bell for each saint who died from Nov. 1, 2019, to Oct. 31 of this year.
■ The Lord’s Supper is served as part of online and in-person worship this Sunday, Nov. 1. Please be prepared to bring from home the elements of bread and wine/juice or they will be provided for you.
— 10 a.m. —
►Worship service in the sanctuary
With masks and social distancing
— ONLINE ONLY —
■ Acolyte: Tristan Walker
■ Time with the children: Cathy Rogers
■ Scripture: Cathy Rogers
■ Seeking worship helpers — If you would like to light and extinguish the candles as an acolyte, lead “time with the children,” or read Scripture as part of our online Sunday worship, please contact the church office for more information.
— REMINDERS —
■ Daylight-saving time ends this Sunday, so remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night! Fall back!
■ Remember to VOTE this coming Tuesday.
We continue to practice radical hospitality by ongoing contact with our church family. Let us welcome God in, receive God’s love and make room for God in our lives. Let us pray that we all will soon be together again, focusing on receiving God’s love and sharing it with others.
|►Snacks with Susan and Daryl Sunday school class |
We will continue our study of Unafraid as we explore the worries and fears most of us experience.
We hope you can join us this Sunday in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m.
|►Adult Sunday school class, led by Cheryl |
We will meet with “Snacks with Susan and Daryl” (during Cheryl’s absence) this Sunday in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m.
|►Online Zoom Bible study |
Open to all members and friends
Join us as we continue our study in Exodus. Contact Pastor Jody Beth, 251-213-6625 for more information.
We will observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11 by placing American flags on graves o veterans in our cemetery. If you know of a veteran who has not been honored in the past, please advise the office.
The food pantry is our “moment for mission” in November. Please add to your regular monthly offering any additional monies you would like to designate for the pantry. During October, our pantry gave out a total of 25 bags, helping 51 people.
The pantry will be open on Nov. 11 and again on Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving bags. Hours are 10 to 11 a.m.
Dorothy Warren has accepted the responsibility as food pantry coordinator. There are numerous volunteer opportunities to help Dorothy with this important mission. Please contact her at 251-424-5117 if you can help.
If you are in financial need from damage and during recovery from Hurricane Sally or from lack of work, medical bills, or other reasons, please contact Pastors Keith or Jody Beth for financial assistance.
Wonderful Swift folks are ready to provide a meal or wash laundry to ease your recovery burden. Contact Pastor Jody Beth and she’ll get this lined up for you.
|►Warning on email, text messages |
If you receive an email or text message that appears to be from Pastor Keith requesting money or one that seems suspicious, please contact Pastor Keith before responding.
Thank you for your generous and ongoing offerings. Your financial support, through checks or online giving through our website, enable Swift Church ministry to continue. If you are in need of assistance or if you are able to donate your time and talents to help those who have had damage from Hurricane Sally, please contact Pastor Jody Beth. She is serving as coordinator with those offering to help and those in need. Contact her at email@example.com or 251-213-6625.
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.)
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My heartfelt thanks to the congregation for the Tanger gift card given for Pastor Appreciation Month. Of course, I will enjoy spending it, but most importantly, I thank God for the privilege of being your pastor. This has been a most difficult year for us all. But together we persevere and together we find joy through Christ our Lord.” — Pastor Keith
■ Birthdays: Oct. 28 — Joyce “Chick” Kaechele; Nov. 3 — Lisa Cardwell, Wanda Martin
■ Upcoming anniversary: Nov. 8 — Chuck and Dee Radake
■ We celebrate the installation of the Rev. Chris Peters (formerly associate pastor, Trinity Church, Fairhope) as senior pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska this Sunday.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR JOYS AND CONCERNS TO THE CHURCH OFFICE,
SEND A TEXT TO A PASTOR
OR USE OUR PRAYER REQUEST FORM.
email@example.com or call 943-8367
|►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, N.C.
• Dennis “Trey” Brown: U.S. Army, quarantined in Alaska
• Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Fla.
• David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
• Haleigh Fulmer: U.S. Marine Corps, Middle East
• Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.
• Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Kuwait
• M.Sgt. Jason Rogers: U.S. Marine Corps, Nashville, Tenn.
• Capt. Jeremy Timm: National Guard, Arkansas
• Tarah Young: U.S. Army, South Korea