|| Sunday announcements
Oct. 6 • 2019
World Communion Sunday
Elder of the month: Mike Barnwell
Greeters: Willard Penfold, Eunice Ray
Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell, McCoy Cooper
Time with the children: Cathy Rogers
Nursery: Tracy Akins, Lisa Turner
Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
Projectionist: Bridgit Gosa
Worship elder: Greg McNair
“Love Outside the Church”
— The Rev. Keith Cardwell
♦ Scripture: Romans 12:9–21
■ We will serve the Lord’s Supper by intinction at both services. All are invited to the table.
■ Food pantry donation day — Even though we are receiving some food from “Feeding the Gulf Coast,” we also have clients who do not qualify for that program. We still need your donations for those clients. Suggestions are: boxed meals, vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, fruit, etc.
— 8 a.m. —
►Worship service in the historic chapel
— 9 —
■ Christian education for all ages:
• Children in room 3 in the annex.
Topic: Fruitful living for children. Led by Kathy Menk.
• Youth in room 4 in the annex.
Topic: “Simon Peter.” Led by Tara Morrow.
• Younger adults in the chapel.
Topic: Paul’s letters. Led by Andrew King.
• Adults in room 2 in the annex.
Topic: New Testament. Led by Cheryl Jensen.
• Adults in fellowship hall. “Snacks With Susan and Daryl.”
Topic: “The Call.” Led by Susan and Daryl Pichoff.
■ Chancel choir rehearsal in the music room
— 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.
Those in grades K–4 will stay in the sanctuary for communion.
— 11:15 —
■ Fellowship time — Please join us in the fellowship hall
for light refreshments and conversation with the church family.
■ Pastor Keith and Lisa will lead worship at Live Oak Assisted Living at 1 p.m. They will also serve communion. Everyone is invited and welcome.
■ Printed copies of the October newsletter are available in the back of the church, along with copies of Our Daily Bread.
■ Flowers are placed in memory and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Food pantry distribution, 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall
Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Handbell choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Preschool board meeting, 12:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex
Thursday, Oct. 10 — Bible study, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex (See more details below.)
Friday, Oct. 11 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall
Sunday, Oct. 13 — Stewardship Sunday moment for fellowship
Sunday, Oct. 13 — Finance committee meeting after 10:00 worship
Sunday, Oct. 13 — Dedication of Swift Church historical marker, 3 p.m. in the chapel, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. Please contact Pastor Jody Beth or Elder Mark Melton to help with the reception or sign up on the sheets in the back of the chapel and sanctuary. The marker has been placed on County Road 20 near Coleman Lane as part of the Baldwin County Bicentennial Celebration.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 — No handbell rehearsal today
Thursday, Oct. 17 — Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex
Friday, Oct. 18 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall
Sunday, Oct. 20 — Fall festival, 4 to 6 p.m. (See below.)
|Thursday morning Bible study |
A 12-week Bible study based on the Gospel of Matthew began Sept. 19. This study uses the Bible and a study book, Six Themes in Matthew Everyone Should Know. Pastor Jody Beth and Elder Philip Melton facilitate. The cost is $12 and scholarships are available.
This group will continue to gather in room 2 in the annex from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 12, with Thanksgiving off. Come for study and fellowship. Contact Pastor Jody Beth for more information and to sign up, email@example.com, 213-6625.
|Upcoming events for children and youth |
Fall festival Oct. 20 will be a fundraiser
The fall festival will be Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. The youth will be in charge of the fall festival as a fundraiser. We will have soups, trunk-or-treat, costume contest, games, and a hayride. Lots of fun for everyone! Come and support the youth. Please let Tara Morrow or the church office know if you would like to bring a crockpot of soup and/or participate in trunk-or-treat.
|Congratulations to our newly elected officers |
■ Elders: Tracy Akins, Don Aspray, Greg McNair
■ Deacons: Elinor Gartman, Jane King, Mary McNair,
Betty Sizemore, Ella Thomas
■ Trustees: Marlene Hastings, Eunice Ray
Next Sunday, Oct. 13
Greeters: Mike and Lynn Barnwell
Acolyte: Sully Curry
Nursery: Jane King, Carlie Sims
Children’s church: Annette and Brandon Irwin
Time with the children: Judy Walker
If you would like to reserve a date to provide flowers for our Sunday morning services, you can:
■ call Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145
■ sign up on the flower chart in the narthex or in the back of the chapel
■ or contact the church office at 943-8367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many open dates. We also have vases available if you would like to borrow one to make your own arrangement.
• Birthday — Saylor Morrow
• Sam Fitts is better.
• Hayden and Wesley Kaechele had a healthy baby girl.
• “Thank you” to Kathy Knipe for the beautiful fall wreaths
and decorations on the chapel doors and porch.
• Destinie Donald is working part time at Swift Preschool.
• Sully Curry was selected “student of the month”
and is now a peer helper, too.
■ 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.
|Pray for mission workers in Africa. |
• Inge and Larry Sthreshley
in Democratic Republic of Congo
|Pray for military friends and families. |
• Sgt. 1C Marc Barkley: Afghanistan
• SPC Seth Pickens: Afghanistan
• Dennis Trey Brown: U.S. Army, Afghanistan
• Zane Brewer: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
• David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, N.C.
• Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Fla.
• Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany
• Capt. Jeremy Timm: National Guard in Arkansas
• Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Fla.
• M.Sgt. Jason Rogers: U.S. Marine Corps, Nashville, Tenn.
SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961
Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay pastor:
Lisa Cardwell, music director
Abby Sikes, preschool director
Church office: 251-943-8367