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     Sunday announcements

     Sept. 15  2019 
     24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

    • Elder of the month: Andrew King
    • Greeters: Lynn and Mike Barnwell
      Acolytes: Sully Curry

      Time with the children: Pastor Keith Cardwell
      Children’s church: Brett Cardwell
      Nursery (if needed): Ginny Kleinschmidt and Tara Morrow
    • Sound technicians: Marvin King and Al Sprouse
      Projectionist: Devery Thomas
    • Worship elder: Greg McNair

    Passionate worship 

    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12–17

     — 8 a.m. — 
    Worship service in the historic chapel

     — 9 — 
    ■ Sunday school for all ages:
    • Classes for children and youth in rooms 3 and 4 in the annex
    • Younger adult class in the chapel, led by Andrew King.
    They will study Paul’s letters to the churches. All are welcome to come
    and be a part of this new class.
    • 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, “Snacks With Susan and Daryl,” led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff,
    in the fellowship hall with Adam Hamilton’s “The Call,”
    which details the journeys and teachings of Paul, the apostle.
    ■ Chancel choir rehearsal in the music room

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

     — 11:15 — 
    ■ Fellowship time — Please join us in the fellowship hall for light refreshments and conversation with the church family and visitors. If you would like to provide a healthful or sweet snack and/or help with setup or cleanup, please sign up on the sheet located in the fellowship hall or call Tina Sprouse at (251) 510-5444. Reimbursement for expenses is available.

    Getting involved at Swift this week 

    Sunday, Sept. 15 — We will collect our “two cents a meal” offering. This offering goes to our local schools to help provide meals or snacks for children in need.

    Sunday, Sept. 15 — The session meets immediately following the 8:00 and 10:00 services to receive people into membership. If God is leading you to become a part of this church family, please come forward at that time.

    Monday, Sept. 16 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Wednesday, Sept. 18 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, Sept. 19 — Bible study resumes, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex. (See below for details.)

    Thursday, Sept. 19 — Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out, 6:30 p.m. at Hunan Chinese Restaurant, 306 E. Laurel Ave., Foley

    Friday, Sept. 20 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    Sunday, Sept. 22 — SWAG and GɸG (our groups for children and youth), 4 to 6 p.m. in the youth room in the annex. (See below for more information.)

    Sunday, Sept. 22 — Handbell choir will ring at 10:00 service.

    Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are Elinor Gartman and Chick Kaechele.

    Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, Sept. 26 — Bible study, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (See below for details.)

    Friday, Sept. 27 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Thursday morning Bible study 

    A 12-week Bible study begins Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex. This study, based on the Gospel of Matthew, uses the Bible and a study book, Six Themes in Matthew Everyone Should Know. Pastor Jody Beth and Elder Philip Melton facilitate. The cost is $12 and scholarships are available.

    This group will gather through Dec. 12, with one week off for Thanksgiving. Come for study and fellowship. Contact Pastor Jody Beth for more information and to sign up,, 213-6625.

    Upcoming events for children and youth 

    SWAG (Saved With Amazing Grace) and GɸG (Glori-Fy-ing God)

    SWAG is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

    GɸG is for youth in fifth through 12th grades.

    Both groups meet on Sept. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church for a light meal, Bible lesson, games and fellowship. All school-age children are invited and encouraged to attend; you may bring a friend or friends.

    Please contact Brett Cardwell or Tara Morrow if you are interested in providing food, cleanup, or helping to teach a lesson.

    Also, please let Tara know if you would like to be on the youth committee. You do not have to have a child in youth to be on the committee.

    Younger adult class 

    The younger adult class started last week with an excellent turnout of a dozen young adults. Each Sunday, it will meet in the chapel at 9 a.m. and is led by Andrew King. Their emphasis will be studying Paul’s letters to the churches. Invite your friends to join you in this new class.

    Dedication of Swift Church historical marker 


    Sunday, Oct. 13 • 3 p.m.

    A Swift Church historical marker has been placed on County Road 20 near Coleman Lane as part of the Baldwin County bicentennial celebration. Plans are underway to hold the dedication on Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. in the chapel, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. Please contact Pastor Jody Beth to help with the reception.

    We appreciate our volunteers 

    Next Sunday, Sept. 22

    Greeters: Sue Ann Lay and Lynda Walden
    Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell and McCoy Cooper
    Children’s church: Lezli and Kenny Thomason
    Nursery: Jane King and Carlie Sims
    Time with the children: Debbie Schmidt

    Flower scheduling 

    If you would like to reserve a date to provide flowers for our Sunday morning services, you can:

    ■ call Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145
    ■ sign up on the flower chart in the narthex or in the back of the chapel
    ■ or contact the church office at 943-8367 or

    We have many open dates. We also have vases available if you would like to borrow one to make your own arrangement.

    Joys and celebrations 

    Happy Birthday to …
    … Diya’s fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Tucker; Landon Merchant (15th);
    Annette’s mother; Kayleen Young (13th); Olivia (15th).

    Mimi’s grandson, Luke Fitts, chosen as assistant technical director for a play

    Bill Garretson thanked everyone for cards and prayers.

    Cade Smith was involved in an auto accident but is fine.

    Lynne Parker is recovering from hip surgery.

    Tina Sprouse was here at church.

    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.

    Pray for mission workers in Africa. 

    • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Pray for military friends and families. 

    • Sgt. 1C Marc Barkley: Afghanistan
    • SPC Seth Pickens: Afghanistan
    • Dennis Trey Brown: U.S. Army, Afghanistan
     Zane Brewer: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
     David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
     Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Fla.
     Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany
     • Capt. Jeremy 
    Timm: National Guard in Arkansas
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.
     • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers: U.S. Marine Corps, Nashville, Tenn.


    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961
    Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay 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