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     Sunday announcements

     Oct. 25 • 2020 
     30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Elder of the week: Don Aspray

    Five practices of fruitful congregations  

    Passionate worship 

    ‘The Gain of Sacrifice’

    Philippians 3:1–14
    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

     — 10 a.m. — 
    Worship service in the sanctuary
    With masks and social distancing

     — 10 a.m. and later — 
    Online worship service

    ■ Our online worship service is available at, on the Swift Presbyterian Church Facebook page and on YouTube.

     — 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.

    Leadership nominations needed 

    It is past time for the nominating committee to be at work. Between COVID, Sally, and illness we're just getting started on selecting leadership for the next three years. Please respond with your suggestions via email or call the church office. You may suggest as many as you want for each leadership position. The committee will meet on Nov. 1, so we must have your recommendations by then. Do not contact your nominated individuals. The committee will make all the necessary contacts. Thank you for your help.

         ■ Three elders — Spiritual and governmental leader
         ■ Three deacons — two congregational care and one fellowship deacon
         ■ One trustee — legal matters

    Radical hospitality 

    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.

    Intentional faith development 
    ►‘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.

    Risk-taking mission and service 
    ►Food pantry update 

    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.

    ►Swift financial 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.

    Extravagant generosity 
    ►Tithes and offerings 

    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 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.), or

    Susie Alexander would like to thank everyone for their prayers and concern during Bob’s surgery and recovery.

    ►Joys and celebrations 

    ■ Upcoming birthdays: Oct. 28 — Rose Beno; Nov. 2 — Jenny Aspray, Caleb King

    ■ Anniversaries: Nov. 2 — Johnny and Bridgit Gosa

    OR USE OUR PRAYER REQUEST FORM. 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


    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