Ezra 3:8–13 — The Rev. Keith Cardwell
►Worship in the sanctuary, 10 a.m.
■ Starting Sept. 13, we will resume in-person services in the sanctuary on Sundays at 10 a.m. All special precautions will be observed, such as masks, social distancing, cleanliness, etc. The safety team has marked off pews and will serve as ushers. The handbell choir will play and Jenni and Lisa will play a piano due today. We all look forward to holding our services together again after such a long absence.
■ 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.
Generosity in Philippians (see “favorites”)
♦ We celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
■Remember the old rugged cross.■
‘Time with the children’ Our 10 a.m. services normally include this segment focused on young worshipers.
Food pantry update
Our food pantry served 41 people with 17 bags and gave out three masks and a pair of shoes on Sept. 9.
The food pantry will be open again on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Swift Church offers children’s church (grades K–4) during the 10:00 service after “Time with the children.” It normally is offered each Sunday except for communion Sundays. There is no children’s church at this time.
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►Connect with God. ►Connect with other believers.
Never underestimate the power of prayer
No problem you might have
is too big for God to handle.
The peace of Christ be with you— —and also with you. Passing the peace is a deeply theological practice of reconciliation not replicated in secular culture.
We greet each other in Christ, laying aside our differences — at least for the hour.
Because God is with you all the time,
no place is any closer to God
than the place where you are right now.