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       Sunday announcements

      May 1 • 2022
      Third Sunday of Easter

      Passionate worship 


      ‘Follow Me’
      John 20:1–19
      — Dr. Walter Lawrence

      ■ The Lord’s Supper will be served. All are welcome to the table.

       — 8 a.m. — 
      In-person worship
      inside the historic chapel

       — 9 a.m. — 
      Sunday school classes
      in annex, fellowship hall

       — 10 a.m. — 
      In-person worship
      inside the sanctuary

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

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

      ■ Worship services will be available for viewing after “live stream” on the church website.

      ►In the pulpit today ... 

      Dr. Walter Lawrence

      ►Fellowship time 

      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.

      ►Next weekend: Art in the Park 

      50th annual Art in the Park

      Saturday, May 7 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      And Sunday, May 8 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      Worship with Swift Church at the fountain

      Sunday, May 8 8:30 a.m.

      ►Sanctuary flowers 

      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.

      ►Volunteers for worship 

      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

      ►Swift Church’s Judy Walker 

      Our beloved Judy Walker fell while she was working at the church on Thursday. She was transported to the hospital and had a broken hip, which required surgery Friday morning. She is resting comfortably and will be hospitalized through the weekend. Plans for her rehab have not yet been determined. Kim arrived this morning to be with her Mom. Please pray for God’s healing, guidance and peace for both Judy and Kim.

      Risk-taking mission and service 
      ►Food pantry 

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

      This past Wednesday, we served 34 families, including 78 individuals.

      ►Prayer shawl ministry 

      Monday, May 2
      10 a.m.
      in the annex, room 2

      Intentional faith development 
      ►Adult Sunday school class led by Cheryl  

      Cheryl’s class meets at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex.

      ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

      Susan and Daryl’s class will meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

      ►Sunday school for children and youth 

      Tracy Akins’s class meets at 9 a.m. in the youth room in the annex.

      Radical hospitality 
      ►‘Two or More’ fellowship lunch 

      Thursday, May 5
      11:30 a.m.
      Captain’s Choice Grill, The Gulf Bowl

      Extravagant generosity 
      ►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.)


      ■ Birthdays: May 1 — Polly Frost; May 2 — Chad Brewer; May 3 — Linda Runtz; May 4 — Candi Barnwell; May 5 — Betty Carneal

      ■ Anniversaries: None this week

      ►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

      ►Schedule change 

      The church office hours have changed …

      Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


      Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:

      Lisa Cardwell, music director
      Jessica Hammontree, preschool director

      Church office: 251-943-8367
      Preschool website

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


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