Elder of the month: Don Aspray Greeters: Kim Whitchard, Judy Walker Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell, McCoy Cooper Time with the children: Lynn Aspray Children’s church: Annette and Brandon Irwin Nursery: Ginny Kleinschmidt, Tara Morrow Prayer/scripture reader: Chris Rogers Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse Projectionist: Andrew King Worship elder: Greg McNair
♦ Sermon: “Don’t Be Anxious, Really?”
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
♦ Scripture: Philippians 4:6–7
■ The handbell choir will play at the 10:00 worship service today.
■ Thanks to all who provided the delicious soups, desserts and breads for our Souper Bowl of Caring lunch last Sunday. A total of $687 was given and will go to our food pantry; helping to supply our shelves with additional food.
■ Remember to come to our winter visitors appreciation bratwurst lunch next Sunday after the 10:00 service. (See more information below.)
— 8 a.m. — ►Worship service in the historic chapel
— 9 — ■ Christian education for all ages: • Children in room 3 in the annex.
Topic: Bibe stories for children. Led by Kathy Menk. • Youth in room 4 in the annex.
Topic: “It’s Not What You Think.” Led by Tara Morrow. • Younger adults in the chapel.
Topic: “Anxious for Nothing.” Led by Andrew King. • Adults in room 2 in the annex.
Topic: New Testament. Led by Cheryl Jensen. • Adults in fellowship hall. “Snacks With Susan and Daryl.”
Topic: “God’s Messy Family.” Led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff.
— 9 —
■ Handbell choir rehearsal in the sanctuary
— 10 — ►Worship service in the sanctuary • Hearing assistance devices are available in the back.
Please see a greeter. • After “Time with the children,” those in preschool
and younger may go to the nursery.
Those in grades K–4 may go to children’s church.
— 11:15 —
■ Fellowship time— Please join us in the fellowship hall
for refreshments and to visit with church family and guests.
■ Flowers are given today by Sue Ann Lay in celebration of Andy Lay’s life.
■ You may pick up your 2019 contribution receipt from the back of the church. The receipts are filed in alphabetical order.
Getting involved at Swift this week
Sunday, Feb. 9 — Chancel choir will not rehearse at 9 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9 — Finance committee meeting, 11 a.m. in room 2 in the annex
Sunday, Feb. 9 — Deacons meeting, 3:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex
Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Golden Age group from Biloxi, Miss., will visit Foley and touring our historic chapel; 9 to 10:30 a.m. Debbie Schmidt will offer the history of the chapel.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall
Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Preschool board meeting, 12:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex
Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Thursday, Feb. 13 — Bible study, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex
Getting involved at Swift: upcoming
Sunday, Feb. 16 — We will collect our “two-cents a meal” offering.
Sunday, Feb. 16 — The session will meet immediately after the 8:00 and 10 a.m. services to receive people into membership.
Sunday, Feb. 16 — Swift’s fellowship committee will host our winter visitors appreciation bratwurst lunch. The church will provide the brats and sauerkraut with buns along with coleslaw and baked beans. We would like about 10 people to bring desserts. We will take a collection to offset the cost of the food. We will have sign-up sheet and greatly appreciate everybody’s help. For any questions feel free to call Mark, 251-269-8051.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Refuel (for youth in grades 5–12) will meet, 6 to 8 p.m. at Mike and Lynn Barnwell’s home; contact Tracy Akins if you would like to host this youth group and/or be a part of the Christian education committee.
Sunday, Feb. 23 — SWAG (for children in grades K–4) and GphiG (youth in grades 5–12) will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church.
2019 income/expense reports
The church’s financial report for 2019 is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex for your perusal.
New church directory
Sue Ann Lay is working on a new church directory. If you have made changes in your contact information or would like a new picture, please let her know. You can email her at email@example.com. If you have a picture you would like her to use please email it to her or give it to her at church. Any hard copies of pictures will be returned to you as soon as they are scanned. Thank you.
We appreciate our volunteers
Next Sunday, Feb. 16
Acolyte: Lainey Thomas Time with the children: TBD Greeters: Jane King, Greg McNair Children’s church: Teresa and Ella Thomas Nursery (if needed): Brett and Pate Cardwell
Flowers for 2020
There are blank calendars in the narthex and chapel for you to sign up for your flower “offerings” for 2020. Or you can contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your date or call the office.
We need your help in making the church “bloom” this year!
We have vases available if you would like to borrow one to make your own arrangement.
Joys and celebrations
• Happy Birthday to Tina Sprouse and Billie Cardwell; Annette Irwin’s daughter; Tristin’s friend, Tripp.
• Megan Curry and Daniel Beachler are engaged.
• Joyce “Chick” Kaechele back in church
• And it is almost Valentines Day!
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 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.
SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961 Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:
251-213-6625 Lisa Cardwell, music director Abby Sikes, preschool director Church office: 251-943-8367