|| Sunday announcements
Oct. 25 • 2020
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Elder of the week: Don Aspray
Five practices of fruitful congregations
‘The Gain of Sacrifice’
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
— 10 a.m. —
►Worship service in the sanctuary
With masks and social distancing
— ONLINE ONLY —
■ Acolyte: ZoeyLynn Barnwell
■ Time with the children: Dorothy Warner
■ Scripture: Lynne Parker
■ 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.
■ All Saints’ Day is Sunday, Nov. 1. In honor of those we have lost, we will toll a bell for each saint who died from Nov. 1, 2019, to Oct. 31, 2020. Please submit the names of your loved ones by Oct. 27, to be included in the service.
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 have Sunday school this week.
We will meet with the other adult class in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. during Cheryl Jensen’s absence.
|►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.
The food pantry will be open again on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. If you can help Dorothy Warren load or give out bags, please contact the church office or call her at 424-5117.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Susie Alexander would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during Bob’s surgery and recovery.
■ Upcoming birthdays: Oct. 28 — Rose Beno; Nov. 2 — Jenny Aspray, Caleb King
■ Anniversaries: Nov. 2 — Johnny and Bridgit Gosa
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR JOYS AND CONCERNS TO THE CHURCH OFFICE,
SEND A TEXT TO A PASTOR
OR USE OUR PRAYER REQUEST FORM.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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