|| Sunday announcements
May 15 • 2022
Fifth Sunday of Easter
— Kendall Loper
— 8 a.m. —
inside the historic chapel
— 9 a.m. —
►Sunday school classes
in annex, fellowship hall
— 10 a.m. —
inside the sanctuary
■ Live-streaming on Facebook;
available later on YouTube and the church website
We invite everyone to join us for fellowship time, immediately after the 10:00 service, in the fellowship hall.
The fellowship deacons set out such items as cookies, cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, fruit, etc., along with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and other beverages.
Please consider donating flowers for the sanctuary and chapel observing your special occasions and/or remembrances. Contact the office to reserve your date or Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145.
Are you willing to serve as an acolyte, as a greeter/usher or lead “time with the children”? Contact Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Session meeting — 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, in the annex, room 2
■ Preschool graduation — 6 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in the church sanctuary
■ Chancel choir rehearsal at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday in the choir room
■ Handbell choir rehearsal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room
■ Intercessory prayer group — 9 a.m. every Wednesday in the chapel
■ Finance committee meeting — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the annex, room 2
|►Swift Church scholarship |
Our church offers a scholarship for church members who are graduating high-school students in pursuit of higher education at the post-secondary or vocational school level. If you would like more information about the scholarship or an application, please contact the church office at 251-943-8367.
The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.
This past Wednesday, we served 31 families, including 63 individuals.
|►Snacks with Susan and Daryl Sunday school class |
Susan and Daryl’s class will meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
|►Adult Sunday school class led by Cheryl |
Cheryl’s class will meet at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex.
|►Sunday school for children and youth |
Tracy Akins’s class meets at 9 a.m. in the youth room in the annex.
|►Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out |
Thursday, May 19 • 6 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings
2600 S. McKenzie St., Foley
RSVP to Mary McNair by email at email@example.com or by text at 251-295-5267 for reservations and/or for a ride.
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.)
■ Worship at the Fountain — Thank you to Mary McNair and Marvin King for their leadership last Sunday.
■ Mimi and Johnny have a new great-grandson, Levi, born May 10.
■ Beautiful watercolors by Jenni and musical tribute by Jenni and Lisa
■ Good to have Charlie back, and he thanks everyone for their prayers
■ Judy’s healing
■ Olivia Akins broke her personal record and set a school record at discus, 101.10 feet.
■ Ella Thomas graduating in the top ten of her class
■ Bryant Sims turned 12.
■ Birthdays: May 14 — Teresa Thomas; May 15 — Brandon Irwin, Garrett Morrow; May 16 — Meagan Beachler; May 21 — Hannah Harrison
■ Anniversaries: May 17 — Derek and Jane Capsis; May 18 — Devery and Tosha Thomas
|►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, Miami, Florida
• David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
• Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida
• Rich Kleen: Quantico, Virginia
• Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army
• Maj. Jeremy Timm: National Guard, Arkansas
• Tarah Young: U.S. Army, South Korea