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     Sunday announcements

     Oct. 11 • 2020 
     28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Elder of the week: Mike Barnwell


    Five practices of fruitful congregations  

    Passionate worship 

     — 10 a.m. — 
    Worship service in the sanctuary
    With masks and social distancing

     — 10 a.m. and later — 
    Online worship service

    ■ Our online worship service is available at www.swiftchurch.org, on the Swift Presbyterian Church Facebook page and on YouTube.
      

    Sermon:
    ‘The Courage To Sacrifice’

    Philippians 1:20–30
    — The Rev. Keith Cardwell

    ■ Acolyte: Cadi Cardwell, McCoy Cooper
    ■ Time with the children: Pastor Keith
    ■ Scripture: Philip Melton

      

    ■ Bring noisemakers to share in the rhythm of the hymns.

    ■ Seeking worship helpers — If you would like to light and extinguish the candles as an acolyte, lead “time with the children,” or read Scripture as part of our online Sunday worship, please contact the church office for more information.


    Radical hospitality 

    We continue to practice radical hospitality by ongoing contact with our church family. Let us welcome God in, receive God’s love and make room for God in our lives. Let us pray that we will soon be together again, focusing on receiving God’s love and sharing it with others.

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

    We will continue our study of Unafraid as we explore the worries and fears most of us experience.

    We hope you can join us this Sunday in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m.

    ►Adult Sunday school class, led by Cheryl 

    We will have Sunday school this week.

    We meet in room 2 in the annex and we have a seat reserved for you.

    Risk-taking mission and service 
    ►Food pantry update 

    The food pantry will be open on Oct. 14 and Oct. 28 from 10 to 11 a.m.

    ►Swift financial help 

    If you are in financial need from damage and during recovery from Hurricane Sally or from lack of work, medical bills, or other reasons, please contact Pastors Keith or Jody Beth for financial assistance.

    Wonderful Swift folks are ready to provide a meal or wash laundry to ease your recovery burden. Contact Pastor Jody Beth and she’ll get this lined up for you.

    ►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.

    Extravagant generosity 
    ►Tithes and offerings 

    Thank you for your generous and ongoing offerings. Your financial support, through checks or online giving through our website, enable Swift Church ministry to continue. If you are in need of assistance or if you are able to donate your time and talents to help those who have had damage from Hurricane Sally, please contact Pastor Jody Beth. She is serving as coordinator with those offering to help and those in need. Contact her at swiftpc@gulftel.com or 251-213-6625.

     

    Pastor appreciation 

    Sunday, Oct. 11, is National Pastor Appreciation Day. Please say a special prayer for Pastor Keith and Pastor Jody Beth and remind them how much you love them and appreciate their time, commitment and service.

    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.)

    swiftpastor@gmail.com, jodybeth7@yahoo.com or swiftpc@gulftel.net.

    ►Joys and celebrations 

    ■ Thanks to all of our local emergency workers and those from afar who came to help clean up and/or reconnect us after Hurricane Sally.

    ■ Upcoming birthdays: Oct. 12 — Betty Roundtree; Oct. 14 — ZoeyLynn Barnwell; Oct. 15 — Sawyer Morrow; Oct. 16 — Kimberly Young; Oct. 17 — Ed Gill; Oct. 18 — Lynda Walden

    ■ Anniversary: Oct. 18 — Charlie and Marlene Hastings
      


    PLEASE EMAIL YOUR JOYS AND CONCERNS TO THE CHURCH OFFICE,
    SEND A TEXT TO A PASTOR
    OR USE OUR PRAYER REQUEST FORM.

    swiftpc@gulftel.com or call 943-8367


    ►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, N.C.
    • Dennis “Trey” Brown: U.S. Army, quarantined in Alaska
     Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Fla.
     David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
    • Haleigh Fulmer: U.S. Marine Corps, Middle East
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.

     Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Kuwait
     
    • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers: U.S. Marine Corps, Nashville, Tenn.
     • Capt. Jeremy 
    Timm: National Guard, Arkansas

     • Tarah Young: U.S. Army, South Korea

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961
    Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:
    251-213-6625

    Lisa Cardwell, music director
    Abby Sikes, preschool director

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


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    • Synod of Living Waters



    A safe haven

    striving

    to cause

    God joy



    Swift  
    Presbyterian  
    Church
     

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