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    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
        

     March 10  2019 
     First Sunday in Lent 

    Elder of the month: Tara Morrow       Fellowship deacons: Kathy Knipe and Tina Sprouse
    Projectionist: Devery Thomas        Sound technicians: Marvin King and Al Sprouse
    Greeters: Judy Walker and Kim Whitchard       Time with the children: Pastor Keith Cardwell
    Children’s church: Jane King and Carlie Sims       Nursery (if needed): Brett and Pate Cardwell
    Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell and McCoy Cooper

    Passionate worship 

    8 a.m.           Worship service in the historical chapel

    9                   Sunday school classes for all ages:   
                            • Children and youth in the annex, rooms 3 and 4.
                            • 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 in the fellowship hall, “Snacks With Susan,” is led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff.
                                 Discussion focuses on “When Christians Get It Wrong” by Adam Hamilton.

    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 in grades K–4 may go to children’s church.

    10                   Worship service in the sanctuary
                              Hearing assistance devices are available in the back of the sanctuary. Please see a greeter.
                         
    11:15               Fellowship — Please join us for conversation and light refreshments in the fellowship hall.

    11:15               Beginner handbell choir will begin rehearsals in the sanctuary

    12:10 p.m.      Joyful Tones chime choir will begin rehearsals in the music room

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    ♦ Flowers are provided today by Pastor Keith and Lisa Cardwell in celebration of the birthday of Cathy Rogers.

     SPRING FORWARD — Daylight-saving time starts March 10 at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. 
    Getting involved at Swift Church this week 

    Sunday, March 10 — Finance committee meeting, 11 a.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Sunday, March 10 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 2 in the annex; lesson 6, part 2

    Tuesday, March 12 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. in the music room

    Wednesday, March 13 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon

    Wednesday, March 13 — Advanced handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, March 14 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 10 to 11:15 a.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Thursday, March 14 — Community Lenten lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Foley United Methodist Church (See details below.)

    Saturday, March 16 — Celebration service for the life of Ronnie Hope, 1 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall with assorted finger foods.

    Getting involved at Swift Church: upcoming 

    Sunday, March 17 — We will collect our “two cents a meal” offering. This monthly offering will go toward alleviating hunger in local schools.

    Sunday, March 17 — Session members will meet after both services to welcome those who God is leading to become members of our church.

    Sunday, March 17 — Beginner handbell choir rehearsal, 11 a.m. in the sanctuary

    Sunday, March 17 — Joyful Tones chime choir rehearsal, 12:10 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Sunday, March 17 — Children and youth, SWAG and GΦG, 4 to 6 p.m. at the church

    Sunday, March 17 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Tuesday, March 19 — “The Swift Experience,” 10:30 a.m. (See more below.)

    Tuesday, March 19 — Chancel choir rehearsal, 5:45 p.m. in the music room

    Wednesday, March 13 — Advanced handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

    Thursday, March 21 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 10 to 11:15 a.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Thursday, March 21 — Community Lenten lunch at Foley United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, March 21 — Butterfly Girls and Guys’ Night Out will meet at Pirate’s Cantina Mexican Grill on U.S. Highway 98 in Lillian. Please contact Mary McNair if you plan to attend, even if it is a “maybe,” and/or for carpooling.

    Sunday, March 24 — Bible study on the book of Genesis, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    COMMUNITY LENTEN LUNCHES
    Thursdays at Foley United Methodist Church • 11:30 a.m.

    Community Lenten lunches will continue on Thursdays through April 11 at Foley United Methodist Church, 915 N. Pine St. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 and a short program will begin shortly after noon with music, prayer and a short devotional. All are welcome to attend. A $5 donation for lunch is suggested.

    Topic for March 14 is “Salvation,” with the Rev. Jonathan Wallace from First Presbyterian Church of Foley speaking.

    Other speakers:

    ■ March 21 — Shawn Kennedy, Genesis
    ■ March 28 — Bishop Russell Kendrick, Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
    ■ April 4 — David Zandt, Peace Lutheran Church
    ■ April 11 — Father Zoghby, St. Margaret Catholic Church

    THE SWIFT EXPERIENCE
    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m.

    Foley First Presbyterian Women will be visiting to hear about the history of Swift Church, presented by Debbie Schmidt. Worship will be held in the chapel and a box lunch from Honeybaked Ham will be served in the fellowship hall. A drive to Swift School and Swift-Coles Historic Home in Bon Secour for a guided tour will follow. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $20 for the tour and box lunch. More information is in the literature rack at the back of the church, or please contact Pastor Jody Beth for reservations.

     We appreciate our volunteers at Swift Church 

    Next Sunday, March 17

    Acolyte: Lainey Thomas
    Greeters: Jane King and Lee Mansell
    Time with the children: Pate Cardwell
    Nursery (if needed): Megan Curry and Debbie Schmidt
    Children’s church: Ella and Teresa Thomas

    OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP WITH FELLOWSHIP TIME

    We thank those who have signed up to help supply sweet and healthful snacks during fellowship time. If you are able to participate in any way, please sign up on the sheet located in the fellowship hall or call Tina Sprouse at (251) 510-5444. Reimbursement for expenses is available.

    SANCTUARY FLOWER SCHEDULING
    Please contact Susie Alexander to reserve your date.
    Call Susie or the office to sign up. You can reach Susie at 251-943-4145 or at thfairynfoley@gmail.com

     Joys and celebrations 

     Birthday: Braxton Akins
     Judy’s MRI reports were all good.  Shirley Hughes is recovering at home and thanks everyone for the cards.
     Deanna (Carneal) got the full-time job she wanted and will be visiting here in a couple of weeks.
     A very special thank-you to Kathy Knipe for the spring wreaths she made for the chapel and fellowship hall

     ​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, www.swiftchurch.org.

     PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MISSION WORKERS IN AFRICA 
    • Gwenda and John Fletcher (retired) • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    (in the Democratic Republic of Congo)


     PLEASE REMEMBER OUR MILITARY FRIENDS AND FAMILIES 
     IN YOUR PRAYERS 

    • Sgt. 1st Class Marc Barkley and SPC Seth Pickens: Afghanistan
    • Zane Brewer and David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
     Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Florida  Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany
     
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida • Capt. Jeremy Timm: National Guard
     • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers (Cathy’s son): U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego, California
     • Rich Kleen: Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961

    Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay pastor: 251-213-6625

    Lisa Cardwell, music director                 Ashley Cooper, preschool director

    Church office: 251-943-8367                 Preschool: 251-200-3840



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    23208 Swift Church Road
    Foley, AL 36535
    Phone: (251) 943-8367
    email: swiftpc@gulftel.com