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     Sunday announcements

    March 26 • 2023
     Fifth Sunday in Lent 


     — 8 a.m. — 
    Sunday school
    in the annex
    ■ Bill and Catherine’s adult class in room 2
    ■ “Snacks with Susan and Daryl” in room 4
     — 9 a.m. — 
    Worship service
    inside the chapel
    The Rev. Michael Moore
    Ezekiel 37:1–14  John 11:1–45
    (Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version)

    ■ Live-streaming on Facebook;
    available in the afternoon on YouTube and the church website

    ■ To join “live stream” worship, go to Facebook — Swift Presbyterian Church.

    ■ Worship services will be available for viewing in the afternoon on the church website and YouTube.

    ■ On the first Sunday of each month, we will worship in the sanctuary. The Lord’s Supper will be served. We also will worship there on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

    ►Fellowship time 

    Everyone is invited to the fellowship hall for tasty treats, coffee, tea and other beverages and fellowship immediately after the worship service.

    ►Pastor nominating committee meeting 

    Committee members are asked to meet immediately after our worship service.

    ►Easter lilies 

    We will be ordering lilies for Easter Sunday. If you would like to order a lily in memory or in honor of a loved one, please complete the form available in the church sanctuary and place it in the offering plate along with your check payable to Swift Presbyterian Church. Please note on the check “for Easter lily.” The suggested cost is $8 per plant. The lilies will be in the sanctuary for Easter Sunday and then may be taken home with you. Orders are due by March 31.

    God is good all the time.

    ►Dates to remember ... 

    ■ Intercessory prayer group meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the chapel. Please prayerfully consider coming to pray with us.

    ■ Food pantry is open to serve the community each Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

    ■ South Baldwin Ecumenical Ministries’ community Lenten lunch series is each Wednesday through April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at Foley United Methodist Church, 915 N. Pine St. Lunch donation is $6 a person.

    ■ ‘Two or More’ fellowship group will not meet in March or April on the first Thursdays of the month. Instead, everyone is encouraged to attend the community lenten lunches. The next meeting will be May 4 at Captain’s Choice Grill inside Gulf Bowl in Foley.

    ►Chancel flowers 

    If you would like to place flowers on the chancel to honor or celebrate a loved one or a special occasion or “just because,” please contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145 or 217-246-4051.

    ►Volunteers for worship 

    Are you willing to serve as an acolyte or as a greeter/usher? Contact Marvin King, worship elder, at 251-213-3164 or

    Mission and service 
    ►Food pantry 

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

    This week, we served 64 families and 153 people.

    We need plastic bags and (dozen only) egg cartons this week. Please bring them to church Sunday. Thanks for your help.

    ►Caregivers needed 

    We are excited to announce that Brenda’s health has been improving, and she moved in with us last week. We know this will be a big adjustment for all of us and we covet your prayers. So far we have made arrangements for home health services, but we are also looking to hire caregivers to assist her and provide companionship when we won’t be with her. If you can recommend someone, please keep in touch through Phil’s number, 251-213-6505.

    — Philip and Jody Beth

    Faith development 
    ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

    Please join us for snacks and study at 8 a.m. in annex room 4. We are studying the book Final Words by Alexander Hamilton.

    ►Adult Sunday school class led by Bill and Catherine 

    Join us as we study the book of Genesis, chapters 29 and 30. We meet at 8 a.m. in annex room 2.

    ►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.)


         ■ Catherine Garretson’s birthday

         ■ Karen is visiting Cathy Rogers from Iowa.

         ■ All of Jan Taylor’s sisters are visiting.

         ■ A thank-you note was received from Shirley Hughes for the prayer shawl.

         ■ Thank you to all the prayer shawl group for your work that means so much.


    Birthdays and anniversaries are now listed by month in the church newsletter, rather than weekly in the announcements.

    ►Please remember our military friends
    and families in your prayers. 

    Names are listed in the monthly newsletter.

    ►Church staff and contact information 

    ■ Contact Pastor Michael for any pastoral concerns.

    Interim Pastor Michael Moore

    Sena Cooper, office assistant
    Stephanie Craft, office assistant

    Jessica Hammontree
    , director


    Michael Moore, interim pastor:

    Lisa Cardwell, music director
    Jessica Hammontree, preschool director
    Church office: 251-943-8367
    Preschool: 251-943-8367
    Preschool website

       Find us on


    • Presbytery of S. Alabama
    • Synod of Living Waters


    to bring

    God joy


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


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