Deacon of the Month: Jay Cook
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –Bill Crumpton; 11:00 – Jack Cook, Jack Atkins
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Rusty and Sheree Bouchillon; 11:00 – Jim and Gail Long
Visiting with Us?
We warmly welcome you to our worship of God. We hope you can be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays and also connect with other study and fellowship opportunities at FPC. To learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, church membership, and/or opportunities to learn and serve at FPC, please speak to Pastor Lifer following the service,… or you may call the church office or send an email note.
Visitors – including MSU and other students – and FPC Members
If you need to update your information or let us know of Prayer Requests – please complete a FIRSTConnect Card … and place it in the Offering or in one of our FIRSTConnect boxes inside the Sanctuary entranceways.
NEXT Sunday, April 8 – Get Your Plaid on... or other national
faith & family vestments, and come prepared for our annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans – as a special celebration and time of family blessing in each of our morning services. Bagpiper Tim Gordon will play “Amazing Grace” and other music of our faith heritage at both morning services.
NOT SCOT? NO PROBLEM: Everyone is invited to participate, and the kirkin’ will not be limited to Scot tartans. Members and visitors from all other backgrounds are invited to bring forward in the services other family-of-faith items (e.g., Family Bibles, crosses, or items bearing family seals).
The Easter Lily Offering Bulletin Insert recognizes all those in whose honor and memory members and friends have given Easter Lilies for our worship to the glory of God and of the Risen Christ this Easter. As indicated on the Easter Lily Order Form and in our appeal last month, the surplus (above the cost of the lilies) from the Lily Gifts is going toward our Mission Outreach goal of supporting Mission India ministers beginning new congregations in India. Today, we share a wonderful Good News report: Between (a) the surplus of the Easter Lily gifts and (b) some members’ generous giving toward this Easter Lily Mission Cause – we have received enough funds to provide fully through Mission India for the training of one of the Indian pastors we will be supporting this year to begin and new congregation for new Christians in India!
Week of April 1, 2018
SUNDAY: 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service & Breakfast
8:30a.m. Worship Service
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Fellowship Gathering (Fellowship Hall)
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
MONDAY: CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED (The Church Office open through Holy Week, including Good Friday, to prepare for worship services, but is closed on the Monday following Easter Sunday.)
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts Building)
8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, also on T, W, & F (Ed. Bldg)
TUESDAY: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Parlor)
6:00 p.m. Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)
WEDNESDAY: 5:15 p.m. Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
5:50 p.m. Adult Bible Studies, Children’s Choir, SOS, Youth Discipleship
6:00 p.m. Adult Choir Practice
THURSDAY: 6:00 p.m. Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)
SATURDAY: 6:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Christian Education Bldg.)
Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. This Wednesday’s Dinner: Pork Loin (by Gary Bardwell), Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Banana Pudding. There is NO Chef Salad option for the month of April. As always, children may have pizza – just let us know. Please complete your reservation card and place it in the Offering today, or call or send an email to the Church Office.
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
April 3 – Loren Zimmerman April 5 – Billy Harrington
Joining in Sympathy and Prayers for the Forbes Family. Please continue to join us in prayers for, and expressions of sympathy to Richard and Bettye Forbes, together with their family – following the death of Richard’s brother, James R. Forbes (MSU graduate and Drill Team – more recently of Chattam, AL) on Thursday, March 22. Services will be tomorrow at the First UMC in Chattam.
FPC Prayer Lists
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey (Daniels’ family friend) -PA
Eleisha G. Reynolds (Anita Reynolds’ daughter-in-law) Montrose, CO
Marie Tubb and John Gassaway (Anna Ray Gasaway’s sister-in-law & brother-in-law)
Dawn Allen (Nell Hartness’ granddaughter) - Starkville
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)
Carl Ivey, Sr. – Dukedom, Kentucky
Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson) – Birmingham, Alabama
Marshall McReynolds (Sherylan Webb’s nephew) – Tupelo
Craig Wolf (Paula Elliott’s son-in-law) – Huntsville, Alabama
Danny Carlisle (Loren Zimmerman’s friend)
Frances Ellis, Christopher A. Cook, and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister, grandson – U.S. Army-Poland – and her brother Leslie’s grandson)
Additional Health Care / Assisted Living Prayer List
Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville
Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne
Jane Lusk – The Claiborne
Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia
Frances Oakley – Sunnybrook Estates, Madison
Marie Tramel – Beau Ridge, Ridgeland
Maxine Eastland – Franklin, TN
Elizabeth Duffey – Presbyterian Village, GA
Jewel Jacobs (Cindy Walker’s mother) – Montgomery Garden
Lu Graham (Jane Zitta’s sister) – The Hermitage, Richmond, Virginia