|| 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
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
♦ 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.
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
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 email@example.com) or Teresa Thomas (251-603-2209 or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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.
Susie Alexander schedules our Sunday flower donations. Please call her to reserve your date.
You can reach Susie at 251-943-4145 or email@example.com to schedule flower donations.
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.
• 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