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     Sunday announcements

     Aug. 11  2019 
     19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

    • Elder of the week: Mark Melton
    • Greeters: Willard Penfold and Eunice Ray
      Acolytes: ZoeyLynn and Zadie Grace Barnwell

      Time with the children: Lynn Aspray
      Nursery (if needed): Jane King
    • Sound technicians: Marvin King and Al Sprgouse
      Projectionist: Andrew King
    • Worship elder: Greg McNair

    “Learn To Do Good”

    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    Scripture: Isaiah 1:17

    Pick a hymn — Place your request
    on the paper insert in your bulletin.

    Fellowship lunch today after 10:00 service.
    Everyone is welcome.

    Passionate worship 

     — 8 a.m. — 
    ►Worship service in the historic chapel

     — 9 — 
    ■ Sunday school:
    • 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, “Snacks With Susan and Daryl,” led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff,
    is taking a break and will resume Aug. 25.
    • Classes for children and youth will resume in September.
    ■ Chancel choir rehearsal in the music room

     — 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’s church for grades K–4 will resume in September.

     — After 10:00 worship — 
    ►Fellowship lunch
    Come and bring a friend.


    ■ Printed copies of the August newsletter are available in the back of the church, along with copies of “Beginnings” from the Presbyterian Home for Children.

    Thanks to Mark Melton and those who helped prepare the lunches for the teachers and staff at Elberta Elementary School this past week, and also for his leadership in arranging our fellowship lunch today after the 10:00 service.

    Blessing of the backpacks and teachers/staff appreciation will be today at both services.

    ■ The four at-large members of the 2019 nominating committee elected last Sunday are Lynn Barnwell, Betty Carneal, Jane King and Willard Penfold. Please be receptive to serve as a church officer if you are called. Elders and deacons also will elect members to serve on the committee.

    Fellowship time will resume Sept. 8 after a summer break.

    Getting involved at Swift this week 

    Wednesday, Aug. 14 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon; volunteers are Betty Carneal and Sue Johnson. If you are able to sign up to help fill sacks or distribute food, please contact Brenda Dombrowski, who is now putting together a list of helpers.

    Thursday, Aug. 15 — Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out at the Warehouse in Robertsdale (the former VFW building at 18475 U.S. Highway 90). To review their menu, visit, then click “menus” in top banner. Please confirm plans to attend with Mary McNair by calling or texting her at 251-295-5267, or if you need a ride.

    Friday, Aug. 16 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Getting involved at Swift: upcoming 

    Monday, Aug. 19 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Tuesday, Aug. 20 — Presbytery of South Alabama summer meeting, 8:30 a.m. at Foley First. Those attending from Swift are Pastors Keith and Jody Beth, and Elder Pate Cardwell and Clerk of Session Sue Ann Lay.

    Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Adult handbell choir rehearsal resumes, 5:30 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 23 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Friday, Aug. 23 — Newsletter deadline

    Sunday, Aug. 25 — “Snacks with Susan and Daryl” Sunday school class resumes with Adam Hamilton’s “The Call,” which details the journeys and teachings of Paul, the apostle. They meet in the fellowship hall with lively conversations and discussions — plus yummy snacks!

    Reaching out ... 
    • Welcome to visitors 

    If you are a first-time visitor, we would like to welcome you with a “welcome bag” that includes information about our church plus some goodies. Swift Church is known for our hospitality and we want to get to know and welcome you. We hope you will come back to visit and will want to become a part of our church.


    Sept. 22
    Oct. 27
    Dec. 15 — Christmas program
    Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve
    Feb. 16
    March — TBD
    April 8 — Maundy Thursday
    April 9 — Good Friday
    April 12 — Easter Sunday
    May — TBD

     We appreciate our volunteers 

    Next Sunday, Aug. 18

    Greeters: Lynn and Mike Barnwell
    Acolyte: Sully Curry
    Time with the children: Pate Cardwell
    Nursery (if needed): Ginny Kleinschmidt and Tara Morrow


    If you would like to reserve a date to provide flowers for our Sunday morning services, you can:

    ■ call Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145
    ■ sign up on the flower chart in the narthex or in the back of the chapel
    ■ or contact the church office at 943-8367 or

    We have many open dates for this summer. We also have vases available if you would like to borrow one to make your own arrangement.

    Joys and celebrations 

    • Happy Birthday to Al Sprouse.
    • Happy Anniversary to Pastor Keith
    for 11 years as our pastor.

    • Tina Sprouse was in church
    and reported liver tumors have shrunk.

    • Diya’s best friend doesn’t have cancer.

    • Tony Whitchard’s back ablation went well
    and Kim thanked everyone for cards and prayers
    during her recent hip replacement surgery.

     ​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.

    Pray for our mission workers in Africa. 

    • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Pray for military friends and families. 

    • Sgt. 1C Marc Barkley: Afghanistan
    • SPC Seth Pickens: 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
     • Jeremy Linn

    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.
     • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers: U.S. Marine Corps, Nashville, Tenn.


    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961
    Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay pastor:

    Lisa Cardwell, music director
    Abby Sikes, preschool director

    Church office: 251-943-8367

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