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     Sunday announcements

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

     June 17  2018 
     Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 
     Father’s Day / Hawaiian shirt day 

    Elder for the month: Teresa Thomas       Fellowship deacon: Marlene Hastings
    Projectionist: Andrew King       Sound technicians: Marvin King, Al Sprouse
    Greeters: Willard Penfold, Eunice Ray, Lynn and Mike Barnwell
    Time with the children: Judy Walker       Nursery: Jane King and Carlie Sims
    Acolytes: Zadie Grace and ZoeyLynn Barnwell
     

    Passionate worship 

    8              Worship service in the sanctuary

    9              Sunday school classes:   
                       • Adult Bible study, in room 2 in the annex, is doing a chronological study of the New Testament; 
                            led by Cheryl Jensen and Anthony Kaiser.
                       • Snacks with Susan and Daryl, led by Daryl and Susan Pichoff, meets in the fellowship hall.
                            The class will review the final topic in a video series by Adam Hamilton, “Confronting the Controversies:
                            Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues.” Discussion continues on homosexuality,
                            and they will also talk about the “Me, Too” movement.
                       • Sunday school classes for children and children’s church are on hiatus. They will resume Sept. 9. 

    9              Chancel choir rehearsal in the music room

    10             Worship service in the sanctuary
                        After “time with the children,” children preschool and younger may go to the nursery.
                            Older children remain in the sanctuary. Children’s church is on seasonal break and will resume Sept. 9.

    11:15        Fellowship time will not be held today in the fellowship hall  

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    Flowers are provided today by Pastor Keith and Lisa in honor of Father’s Day.

    ♦ Today, we collect our “two cents a meal” offering for Living Waters for the World.

    ♦ The session will meet after both services. If God is leading you to join Swift Church, please come forward at that time.

    Pastor Jody Beth Melton is leading worship today at Grace Presbyterian Church, Mobile.
     

    Getting involved at Swift Church this week 

    Monday, June 18 — Youth service planning meeting

    Monday, June 18 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 19 — GriefShare, 6 to 8 p.m. in room 2 in the annex. (See below.)

    Wednesday, June 20 — World Refugee Day

    Thursday, June 21 — New Bible study, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 in the annex.Topic: Faith.

    Thursday, June 21 — Butterfly Girls and Guys’ Night Out, 6:30 p.m. at Fish River Grill, Foley. Call or text Mary at 251-295-5267 if you know you are going; last-minute deciders are always welcome as well.

    Friday, June 22 — English as a second language class, 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Friday, June 22 — Newsletter deadline
     

    Getting involved at Swift Church: upcoming 

    Sunday, June 24 — No chancel choir rehearsal at 9 a.m.

    Sunday, June 24 — Pastor Jody Beth will preach at both services in the absence of Pastor Keith.

    Sunday through Friday, June 24–28 — Pastor Keith and Lisa will be attending the Worship and Music Conference at Montreat, N.C.

    Sunday, June 24 — Summer Bible study, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in room 2 in the annex. Topic: Faith.

    Tuesday, June 26 — GriefShare, 6 to 8 p.m. in room 2 in the annex

    Wednesday, June 27 — Food pantry distribution. Vicki Elsler and Sue Johnson will be volunteers.

    Friday, June 29 — English as a second language class, 9 to 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall

    Sunday, July 1 — Youth Sunday with the Montreat kids

    Sunday, July 1 — No chancel choir rehearsal at 9 a.m.

    Sunday, July 1 — Joyful Tones chime choir rehearsal, 9 a.m.
     

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

    VBS will be held Friday, July 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Rolling River Rampage.” Dinner will be served Friday evening at 5:15, and lunch and snacks will be served on Saturday. We will conclude with a water party on Saturday afternoon.

    Volunteers will be needed to direct, decorate, teach, crafts, cook, and provide snacks. We will also welcome any donations toward the rental of a water slide for the closing on Saturday. Please contact the church office (251-943-8367 or swiftpc@gulftel.com) or Teresa Thomas (251-603-2209 or teecee1955@gmail.com) if you would be willing to assist in some capacity. This is for children ages pre-K3 (completed) through fifth grade if we have enough volunteers.

    SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
    Faith Hope Love

    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
    — 1 Corinthians 13:13

    A new Bible study is starting this Thursday, June 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and Sunday, June 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Three separate one-session studies will be offered once each month on a Sunday and a Thursday. All are welcome. Bring your own Bible, or use one at the church, and materials will be provided at each session.

    Thursdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. and/or Sundays 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    ■ June 21 and 24 — Faith       ■ July 26 and 29 — Hope
    ■ Aug. 23 and 26 — Love

    GRIEFSHARE

    This Christ-centered program offers group discussions, DVD teachings from grief experts and real-life stories of some who are on the same journey as you, and prayer time, all in a confidential and safe environment. The GriefShare group meets every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 2 in the annex.

    If you feel you don’t need this group but know someone who does, please consider coming with them for the first few weeks. It is so very important to have the support of a familiar face.
     

    SANCTUARY FLOWERS
    Susie Alexander schedules our Sunday flower donations. Please call her to reserve your date.
    You can reach Susie at 251-943-4145 or thfairynfoley@gmail.com to schedule flower donations.

     We appreciate our volunteers at Swift Church 

    NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 24
    Acolytes: Cadi Cardwell and McCoy Cooper
    Greeters: Jane King, Kim Whitchard, and Judy Walker
    Nursery: Tess Helton and Bridgit Gosa
    Time with the children: Cathy Rogers

    ALABAMA PRESBYTERIAN CURSILLO #37
    Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20–23
    Camp Beckwith Fairhope
    Pilgrim and staff applications are available in the back of both churches.

     Joys and celebrations 

    Jaycie Sims’ third birthday
    Kaechele family raised $5,100 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Special appreciation for our students’ accomplishments during this school year

     • HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! • 

    WAYS TO KEEP JESUS IN YOUR HEART
    DURING THE SUMMER

    (This list came from the children’s Sunday school classroom and we decided to share it with you.)

    ✔ Read my Bible ✔ Study my Bible verses ✔ Learn the books of the Bible
    ✔ Make a “Jesus scrapbook” ✔ Write in my journal about Jesus ✔ Sing songs about Jesus
    ✔ Write Songs about Jesus ✔ Spend time with Christian friends ✔ Pray every morning
    ✔ Paint pictures that remind me of God’s creation ✔ Read books about Christian life
    ✔ Pray every evening ✔ Attend church every Sunday ✔ Participate at church
    ✔ Practice being thankful for everything ✔ Be more like Jesus every day
    ✔ Love Jesus with all my heart

    Have a wonderful and safe summer.

     ​A FEW MORE NOTES . . .

    ● Hearing assistance devices are available in the back of the sanctuary. Please ask a greeter.

    ● 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, www.swiftchurch.org.
     

     PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MISSION WORKERS IN AFRICA 
    • Gwenda and John Fletcher • Inge and Larry Sthreshley
    (in the Democratic Republic of Congo)


     PLEASE REMEMBER OUR MILITARY FRIENDS AND FAMILIES 
     IN YOUR PRAYERS 

    • Sgt. 1st Class Marc Barkley: Afghanistan
    • Zane Brewer and David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
     
    Justin Martin: U.S. Coast Guard, Panama City Beach, Florida
     Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, St. Petersburg, Florida  Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany
     
    • Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Guam • M.Sgt. Jason Rogers (Cathy’s son): U.S. Marine Corps, San Diego, California
    • Rich Kleen: Vance Air Force Base, Enid, Oklahoma • Capt. Jeremy Timm: National Guard
     

    SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

    The Rev. Keith Cardwell, pastor: 251-923-6961

    Jody Beth Melton, commissioned lay pastor: 251-213-6625

    Lisa Cardwell, music director                 Ashley Cooper, preschool director

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



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