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      April 24 • 2022
      Second Sunday of Easter

      Passionate worship 


      ‘Do You Believe?’
      John 20:19–31, NKJV
      — Kendall Loper

       — 8 a.m. — 
      In-person worship
      inside the historic chapel

       — 9 a.m. — 
      Sunday school classes
      in annex, fellowship hall

       — 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.

      ►In the pulpit today ... 

      Kendall Loper

      Kendall Loper attended Atlanta Bible College and pastored at Hemphill Memorial Presbyterian in Stockbridge, Georgia. He has been a chaplain in both hospice and hospital settings and is a pulpit supply person for our presbytery.

      Kendall and his wife, Vickie, moved to Lillian last year and love the Alabama coastal life. They regularly explore the coast and inland waterways of Perdido Bay in their pontoon and bring along Henry, a fine 10-year-old ridgeback hound.

      They have a daughter, Jessica, who is married to Patrick Johnson.

      They recently celebrated the birth of their grandson, Ellis, on Jan. 24.

      ►Fellowship time 

      We invite everyone to join us for fellowship time, immediately after the 10:00 service, in the fellowship hall.

      The fellowship deacons set out such items as cookies, cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, fruit, etc., along with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and other beverages.

      ►Sanctuary flowers 

      Please consider donating flowers for the sanctuary and chapel observing your special occasions and/or remembrances. Contact the office to reserve your date or Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145.

      ►Volunteers for worship 

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

      Dates to remember ... 

      ■ Wednesday, April 27 — 9 a.m., “Step Away and Pray” intercessory prayer group, in the chapel

      ■ Wednesday, April 27 — 10 to 11 a.m., food pantry, in the fellowship hall

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

      Risk-taking mission and service 
      ►Food pantry 

      The food pantry is now open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.

      This past Wednesday, we served 30 families, including 63 individuals.

      • • •

      “Giving a big thank-you to all who volunteer, making our food pantry the successful mission it has become.

      “We would like to highlight snowbird volunteers David and Denise Angle, who give of their time and talents to the food pantry while wintering with us.

      “Safe travels back to Michigan.”

      ►Worship at Country Place 

      Our church is beginning a new outreach ministry.

      We will be leading worship services for Country Place Assisted Living beginning this Sunday, April 24, at 1 p.m.

      Pastor Jody Beth and Philip Melton will lead the service.

      Intentional faith development 
      ►Adult Sunday school class led by Cheryl  

      Cheryl’s class meets at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex.

      ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

      Susan and Daryl’s class will meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

      ►Sunday school for children and youth 

      Tracy Akins’s class meets at 9 a.m. in the youth room in the annex.

      Extravagant generosity 
      ►Tithes and offerings 

      Thank you for your generous pledges and ongoing offerings. Your support and commitment to Swift Church is greatly appreciated.

      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.)


      ■ Welcome to the World!

      Our preschool director, Jessica Hammontree, and her family welcome baby girl Oakleigh, born on April 20, weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces, and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing well.

           ■ Beautiful, meaningful Good Friday service
           ■ The Rev. Michael Moore and his wife, Denise, attending Easter Sunday services
           ■ Randy and Kathie LeDrew celebrated 54 years of marriage.
           ■ Georgette Haupt was back at church.


      “Your constant need for Me is as constant as the outflow of My love to you ... .”
      — Jesus Calling


      ■ Birthdays: April 28 — Nancy Pampel

      ■ Anniversaries: April 27 — James and Kip Rawson; April 30 — Pate and Brett Cardwell

      ►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, Miami, Florida

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

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

      Rich Kleen: Quantico, Virginia

      Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army

      Maj. Jeremy Timm: National Guard, Arkansas

      Tarah Young: U.S. Army, South Korea

      ►Schedule change 

      The church office hours have changed …

      Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


      Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:

      Lisa Cardwell, music director
      Jessica Hammontree, preschool director

      Church office: 251-943-8367
      Preschool website

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


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