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      Sept. 26 • 2021 
       18th Sunday after Pentecost

      Five practices of fruitful congregations  

      Passionate worship 


      ‘The Abundance of Hope
      Romans 15:13
      — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

       — 10 a.m. — 
      In-person worship
      inside the sanctuary

      ■ Live-streaming on Facebook;
      available later on YouTube and the church website

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

      ■ Worship services will be available for viewing after “live stream” on the church website.

      ►Sanctuary flowers 

      If you would like to donate flowers in honor of or in memory of someone for our 10 a.m. Sunday service, please contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145.

      ►Volunteers for worship 

      Are you willing to serve as an acolyte or lead “time with the children”? Contact Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or

      Radical hospitality 
      ►Giving to our community 

      This week Swift Church brought snacks and prayers to the new South Baldwin Regional Medical Center free-standing emergency room in Gulf Shores. Please continue to pray for their staff in appreciation and recognition of the work they do.

      Intentional faith development 
      ►Thursday morning online Bible study 

      The Gospel of Matthew
      Sept. 30 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
      Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43

      Contact Pastor Jody Beth for the Zoom links to sample, visit or join this online study.

      We look forward to studying God’s Word with each of you and hearing your unique perspectives.

      — Pastor Jody Beth and Philip

      ►Adult Sunday school class led by Cheryl Jensen 

      Please join us as we continue our study in the New Testament.

      We meet at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex for Bible study and coffee.

      ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

      Join us in the fellowship hall for Creed by Adam Hamilton. We watch a DVD each week on at different topic and discuss. There’s also a companion book (not required at all, but if you’d like one just let us know). We hope you’ll lend your voice to our conversation on Sundays at 9 a.m.

      Risk-taking mission and service 
      ►September mission project 

      Our local mission project for September is Elberta Elementary Schooln. We provide snacks, uniforms, and other needs for the children. If you wish to support this mission, please put your donation marked “Elberta Elementary School” in the offering plate. Thank you for your continuous generosity through Swift Church helping “God’s little ones.”

      ►Food pantry update 

      The food pantry served 29 households and 49 individuals on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

      Special thanks to Al Sprouse, Susan Saylor, Marvin King and Jim Runtz for their help with the food pantry.

      We will be open again on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m.

      ►Swift financial help 

      If you are in financial need from lack of work, medical bills, or other reasons, please contact pastors Keith or Jody Beth for financial assistance. Your generosity to the pastors’ discretionary fund allows us to provide those in need with financial support.

      ►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 
      ►Stewardship campaign 

      October is Stewardship Month. You should have received a letter from our stewardship committee last week. Please prayerfully consider making a commitment that will allow Swift Church to continue doing God’s work and spreading God’s word throughout our community and beyond.

      ►Tithes and offerings 

      Thank you for your generous and ongoing financial contributions to Swift Church.

      Your tithes and offerings given online, via mail, or at in-person worship enable us to continue the ministry of the church.

      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.)

      ►Joys and celebrations 

      ■ Birthdays: Sept. 26 — Emma Jenson; Sept. 29 — McCoy Cooper; Sept. 30 — Chris Anderson, Linda Gilmore; Oct. 1 — Cutler Wallace (Merchant)

      ■ Upcoming anniversary: Sept. 29 — Gene and Rose Beno

      ■ Joys:
         • Tresa Melton expressed her sincere appreciation for the snack baskets for SBRMC  which were a tangible reminder for the hospital staff that Swift has been praying for them.

      Tresa, we are the ones who are truly appreciative of you and all the hospital staff and volunteers. We continue to keep you in prayer.

         • We celebrate the joy of Cruz’s faith and love of  family as he shared in last week’s worship service.

      ►Kevin and Candi Barnwell 

      If you would like to send a card or letter to Kevin and Candi, their address in Atlanta is:
         Kevin and/or Candi Barnwell
         Shepherd Center
         2020 Peachtree Rd NW Room 225A
         Atlanta, GA  30309

      ►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, North Carolina

      • Dennis “Trey” Brown: U.S. Army, Fairbanks, Alaska

       Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Florida

       David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina

      • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida

      • Rich Kleen: Quantico, Virginia

      • Ryan Olson: Alabama National Guard, deployed to D.C.

       Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army

      • Maj. 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
      Preschool website

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