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       Sunday announcements

      Sept. 18 • 2022
       15th Sunday after Pentecost 

      Passionate worship 


      Jeremiah 8:19–9:1 Luke 16:1–13
      — The Rev. Michael Moore

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

       — 9 a.m. — 
      Sunday school
      ■ “Snacks with Susan and Daryl” in the fellowship hall
      ■ Bill and Catherine’s adult class in the annex, room 2

       — 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.

      ►Fellowship time 

      We invite everyone to join us for fellowship time, immediately after the 10:00 service, in the fellowship hall.

      ►Sanctuary 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 Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or

      God is good all the time.

      ►Dates to remember ... 

      ■ Session — Monday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the annex, room 2

      ■ Intercessory prayer group — Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. in the chapel

      ■ Finance committee — Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the annex, room 2

      ►Christmas dinner is Dec. 15 

      The date for the Christmas dinner was incorrect in the September newsletter. The correct date is Thursday, Dec. 15. The dinner is tentatively scheduled for Wolf Bay Lodge. Do you have other suggestions? Please contact Mary ASAP at 251-295-5267 (call or text) or so there’s time to confirm cost and seating for other locations.

      ►GriefShare group beginning Sept. 21 

      Have you lost a child, spouse, parent, friend, or coworker? On Wednesday evenings, beginning Sept. 21 (6:30 until 8 p.m.) at Liberty Church in Foley, an opportunity will be offered for you to receive support and strength to help you through your journey of grief. As one recent attendee has shared, “It is a comfort to know we are not alone and that it will get better as we work through our grief.” Over the years, GriefShare has helped so many individuals through the grieving process.

      GriefShare is a 13-week care group. No verbal participation is required to be a part of GriefShare. You may simply come and listen and receive the valuable insights gained in our weekly videos and the sharing given by others. Participant guides will be made available. Click this link to register:

      Risk-taking 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 48 families and 138 people.

      ►A place to live 

      We know of a single woman whose life is in transition who is looking for a place to live in the Foley area beginning in October. She’s quiet, has good references, has no pets, and has a limited budget. As we seek to minister to her, perhaps you know of someone with a guest room or mother-in-law apartment? Also, she is open to the possibility of serving as a live-in caregiver. Please contact one of the pastors for more information.

      Intentional faith development 
      ►Adult Sunday school class led by Bill and Catherine 

      Bill and Catherine’s class will meet at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex. The class is studying the book of Genesis. Join us.

      ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

      Susan and Daryl’s class meets at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. They are studying “Simon Peter” by Adam Hamilton.

      Pastor Jody Beth will be on vacation Sept. 19–25. We pray she will have a safe and restful week.

      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.)


           ■ Thank you for the prayers for Mary McNair’s foot injury.

           ■ Thank you from Kathy Menk for the beautiful potted mum and gift card to Wolf Bay Lodge. You all make serving God through Swift Church a joy.


      ■ Birthdays: Sept. 21 — Denise Moore, Diane Pierce; Sept. 23 — Daryl Pichoff

      ■ Anniversaries: Sept. 20 — Neal and Becky Underwood

      ►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

      ►Church staff and contact information 

      Church office hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      Pastor Michael: Office and ministry outside of the building: Sunday through Thursday

      Pastor Jody Beth: Office and ministry outside of the building: Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday

      Please contact us any time for urgent needs and emergencies.

      Interim Pastor Michael Moore

      Assistant Pastor Jody Beth Melton

      Sena Cooper
      , office assistant
      Stephanie Craft, office assistant

      Dorsey Corley
      , director


      Michael Moore, interim pastor:

      Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:
      Lisa Cardwell, music director
      Dorsey Corley, preschool director
      Church office: 251-943-8367
      Preschool: 251-943-8367
      Preschool website

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


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