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     Sunday announcements

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
        

     Feb. 17  2019 
     Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

    Elder of the month: Mark Melton       Fellowship deacons: Kathy Knipe and Tina Sprouse
    Projectionist: Andrew King        Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
    Greeters: Susie Alexander and Janelle Armbruster       Time with the children: Pate Keith Cardwell
    Children’s church: Lezli and Kenny Thomason       Nursery (if needed): Megan Curry and Debbie Schmidt
    Acolyte: Lainey Thomas

    Passionate worship 

    8 a.m.           Worship service in the historical chapel

    9                   Sunday school classes for all ages:   
                            • Children and youth in the annex, rooms 3 and 4.
                            • 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 in the fellowship hall, “Snacks With Susan,” is led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff.
                                 Discussion focuses on “When Christians Get It Wrong” by Adam Hamilton.

    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.
                                 Children in grades K–4 will remain in the sanctuary today for communion.

    10                   Worship service in the sanctuary
                              Hearing assistance devices are available in the back of the sanctuary. Please see a greeter.
                         
    11:15              Fellowship time — Please join us for conversation and light refreshments in the fellowship hall.

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    Flowers today are provided by Jeanette Utecht in honor of her husband Burnell’s birthday.

    Congratulations to our youth and the youth at Orange Beach Presbyterian Church, who collected $736 from a bake sale to help with their costs for the Montreat Youth Conference in June and other youth group activities.

    ♦ Guided by the missions survey last month, the “two cents a meal” offering is changing focus. This monthly offering will go toward alleviating hunger in local schools.

    Session members will meet after both services to welcome those whom God is leading to become members of our church.

    Getting involved at Swift Church this week 

    Sunday, Feb. 17 — Pastor Jody Beth Melton will lead worship at Grace Presbyterian Church in Mobile.

    Sunday, Feb. 17 — Children’s SWAG and youth’s GɸG, 4 to 6 p.m. at the church

    Sunday, Feb. 17 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 2 in the annex. Anyone is welcome.

    Monday, Feb. 18 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Tuesday, Feb. 19 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. in the music room

    Wednesday, Feb. 20 — Adult handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, Feb. 21 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome.

    Thursday, Feb. 21 — Butterfly Girls and Guys’ Night Out, 6:30 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Grill, off County Road 32 along the Fish River. Contact Mary McNair for reservation, car ride or directions at 251-295-5267.

    Friday, Feb. 22 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Friday, Feb. 22 — Newsletter deadline. This is a short month so we need your articles on or before the due date.

    Getting involved at Swift Church: upcoming 

    Sunday, Feb. 24 — Youth raffle drawing after the 10:00 service

    Sunday, Feb. 24 — Deacons meeting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Sunday, Feb. 24 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 2 in the annex. Anyone is welcome.

    Tuesday, Feb. 26 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. in the music room

    Wednesday, Feb. 27 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon

    Wednesday, Feb. 27 — Adult handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, Feb. 28 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex. Anyone is welcome.

    Friday, March 1 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Sunday, March 3  Transfiguration of the Lord  — The Lord’s Supper will be served by intinction at both services. All are invited to the table.

    OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP WITH FELLOWSHIP TIME

    The fellowship deacons, Kathy Knipe and Tina Sprouse, are taking a new approach to our Sunday morning fellowship time (after 10:00 service). We are asking the congregation to participate in either providing a snack, drinks, or help with cleanup afterward. Coffee will still be provided by Swift. We would like to provide a sweet snack and a healthful snack each Sunday morning. If you are able to participate in any way, please sign up on the sheet located in the fellowship hall or call Tina Sprouse at (251) 510-5444. Reimbursement for expenses is available.

    YOUTH RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE

    Raffle tickets are available starting today through Feb. 24 to help cover the cost of Montreat and other youth group activities. Items to be raffled are displayed in the fellowship hall and include a week at a Tennessee cabin. Donations of $5 for five tickets and $10 for 12 tickets are available. You don’t have to be present to win. Contact Tara Morrow or any youth group member to purchase a raffle ticket.

     We appreciate our volunteers at Swift Church 

    Next Sunday, Feb. 24

    Acolytes: ZoeyLynn and Zadie Grace Barnwell
    Greeters: Willard Penfold and Eunice Ray
    Time with the children: Cathy Rogers
    Nursery (if needed): Jane King and Carlie Sims
    Children’s church: Tracy and Olivia Akins

    IN THE COMMUNITY

    ‘Caregiver College’ is Feb. 20 in Spanish Fort

    The Area Agency on Aging is presenting “Caregiver College” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at Spanish Fort Senior Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd. Topics will be “Dementia 101,” “Preparing To Care, Starting the Conversation,” “Coping as a Caregiver” and “Legal Ease.” If you are caring for a loved one, please register by calling 251-706-4650. Lunch will be provided.
      

    Lenten lunches start March 7 at Foley UMC

    The community Lenten lunch series begins March 7 at Foley United Methodist Church. This will be on Thursdays from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Watch for the schedule.

    SANCTUARY FLOWER SCHEDULING
    Please contact Susie Alexander to reserve your date.
    Call Susie or the office to sign up. You can reach Susie at 251-943-4145 or at thfairynfoley@gmail.com

     Joys and celebrations 

    • Birthdays: Moe Menk, Betty Sizemore, Jane King, Cheryl Jensen, Gaylon Myers, Burnell Utecht
    • Kim and Tony Whitchard’s 30th anniversary
    • Sue Johnson’s granddaughter Jenna visiting from Pennsylvania
    • Carrie Cresap is at home • Dee’s daughter, Dawn Lucas, found a home in the area.

     ​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, www.swiftchurch.org.

     PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MISSION WORKERS IN AFRICA 
    • Gwenda and John Fletcher (retired) • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    (in the Democratic Republic of Congo)


     PLEASE REMEMBER OUR MILITARY FRIENDS AND FAMILIES 
     IN YOUR PRAYERS 

    • Sgt. 1st Class Marc Barkley and SPC Seth Pickens: Afghanistan
    • Zane Brewer and David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
     Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Florida  Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany
     
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida • Capt. Jeremy Timm: National Guard
     • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers (Cathy’s son): U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego, California
     • Rich Kleen: Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961

    Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay pastor: 251-213-6625

    Lisa Cardwell, music director                 Ashley Cooper, preschool director

    Church office: 251-943-8367                 Preschool: 251-200-3840



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