|| Sunday announcements
July 18 • 2021
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Five practices of fruitful congregations
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
— 10 a.m. —
►In-person worship service
■ Live-streaming on Facebook;
available later on YouTube and the church website
■ We will worship inside the sanctuary.
■ Time with the children
■ To join “livestream” worship, go to Facebook — Swift Presbyterian Church.
■ Worship services will be available for viewing after “live stream” on the church website.
Today at 9:50 a.m., we will hold a congregational meeting to choose four members of the nominating committee, to serve with Elders Mark Melton and Mike Barnwell and Deacon Betty Sizemore. If you are willing to serve, please accept this responsibility when nominated.
Our handbell choir will play during worship next Sunday, July 25.
If you wish to donate flowers in honor of or in memory of someone for our 10 a.m. Sunday service, please contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145.
Are you willing to serve as an acolyte or lead “time with the children”? Contact Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or email@example.com.
|►Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out |
Save the date: Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Check upcoming announcements and newsletter for location.
All are welcome.
|►Two or More fellowship lunch |
“Two or More” is an opportunity to share a time of food and fellowship with Swift family and friends.
All are welcome. It is the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
On Aug. 5, the group will meet at Fish River Grill 2 in Foley. Please RSVP to Pastor Jody Beth so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect; 251-213-6625.
|►Adult Sunday school class led by Cheryl Jensen |
Join us today as we continue our study of Hebrews in the New Testament. Plan to fill that empty chair we have reserved for you.
We will meet at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex.
|►Snacks with Susan and Daryl Sunday school class |
The class will resume in August after taking July off.
The youth group will meet next Sunday, July 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. Bring a friend. These gatherings will continue to meet every other week through the summer and into the fall.
Sunday school for those ages has traditionally taken a break for the summer. We will continue this tradition this summer, with the intent to begin classes, if children/youth are interested, on Sept. 12.
The food pantry served 19 families and 32 individuals on July 14.
The pantry will be open again on July 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.
If you are in financial need from lack of work, medical bills, or other reasons, please contact pastors Keith or Jody Beth for financial assistance. Your generosity to the pastors’ discretionary fund allows us to provide those in need with financial support.
|►Warning on email, text messages |
If you receive an email or text message that appears to be from Pastor Keith requesting money or one that seems suspicious, please contact Pastor Keith before responding.
Thank you for your generous and ongoing financial contributions to Swift Church.
Your tithes and offerings given online, via mail, or at in-person worship enable us to continue the ministry of the church.
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.)
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Upcoming birthdays: July 21 — Randy LeDrew; July 22 — Lezli Thomason; July 24 — Karleigh Neese
■ Upcoming anniversaries: July 21 — Zach and Renee Melton
• Pathology came back benign for Martha Young’s sister-in-law, Terry Stocke. No cancer!
• Georgette and Jimmy Haupt would like to thank everyone for their prayers.
|►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, St. Petersburg, Florida
• David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
• Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida
• Rich Kleen: Quantico, Virginia
• Ryan Olson: Alabama National Guard, deployed to D.C.
• Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army
• Maj. Jeremy Timm: National Guard, Arkansas
• Sarah Young: U.S. Army