|| Sunday announcements
Sept. 27 • 2020
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Elder of the month: Al Sprouse
Five practices of fruitful congregations
■ Arrangements are being made to clear the church property. There are dangling limbs, leaning trees and other factors that make the property less than safe for traffic. Many of our congregation are still without electricity, housing or clear guidance of what’s next for them and their homes and families.
■ Use this Sunday to rest. Use Sunday to be the hands and feet of Christ for others. Use Sunday to “be the church” in the world.
‘They Tried To Kill Us.
We Survived. Let’s Eat.’
Esther 7:1–10 and 9:20–22
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
■ Acolyte: Lainey Thomas
■ Time with the children: Dorothy Warner
■ Scripture: Karl and Brenda, Phil and Pastor Jody Beth
■ 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.
■ Sunday, Oct. 4 — Pastor Jody Beth will be preaching. This is a communion service. Please bring bread and juice for your family. Services will be online, and we hope to also be able to worship in person.
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 will soon be together again, focusing on receiving God’s love and sharing it with others.
|►Snacks with Susan and Daryl Sunday school class |
Sunday school is canceled this Sunday, Sept. 27.
|►Adult Sunday school class, led by Cheryl |
Due to extensive storm damage to her home, Cheryl’s class is canceled until further notice.
The pantry was open on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and served 40 people with 14 bags of food. The food pantry will be open again Oct. 14 and Oct. 28.
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.
|►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.
■ Upcoming birthdays: Sept. 29 — McCoy Cooper; Sept. 30 — Chris Anderson, Linda Gilmore; Oct. 1 — Cutler Wallace (Merchant); Oct. 2 — Mary Ard; Oct. 3 — Saylor Morrow, Debbie Schmidt
■ Upcoming anniversary: Sept. 29 — Gene and Rose Beno
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. |
• Haleigh Fulmer: U.S. Marine Corps, Middle East
• Sgt. 1C Marc Barkley: 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.