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April 28, 2019 Bulletin

04.22.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

April 28, 2019 Bulletin

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Having trouble hearing the service?  We have portable units that are connected directly to our sound system for optimum audio. Please see an usher about these devices!


+We invite you to place in one of the baskets at the front of the Chancel – during the closing hymn or following the service – a FPC Benevolence Missions Support Special Offering. This offering is used to supplement FPC’s local benevolence mission support and mission ministries.


Visiting with Us?

We warmly welcome you to our worship of God this Lord’s Day.

Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering … or in a FIRSTConnect Box in the entranceways.

To learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, as well as about church membership, your spiritual growth, and ways to learn & serve at FPC – please speak to Ben Jackson today, … or contact Pastor Lifer via a phone call to the church office or via an email to him ( ).


The Sanctuary Flowers for today’s worship are given to the Glory of God by George and Peggy Bennett in memory of their spouses, Sara Ann Bennett and Robert Regl, and their siblings, and their parents.


Deacon of the Month: Kristen Skinner

Today’s Ushers: (8:30) – George Vemer; (11:00) – Lee Weiskopf, Rebecca Banzhaf

Today’s Greeters: (8:30) – Jane Vemer; (11:00) – Ernie George, Janice Kinard


Please Help Today:

Help Us Move Forward with FPC’s 2019 Strategic Initiatives – through your response of generosity to the Extra Giving Opportunity for 2019 Strategic Initiatives.

As we enjoy today and rejoice in God’s ongoing blessings to us through FPC’s Children’s, Youth, and University Ministries – 

Please pray and respond to how God is calling you to partner with us in in our 2019 Strategic Initiatives Extra Giving Opportunity (above and beyond your regular tithe and offerings). Help us make several cost-effective, high-impact renovations and updates to our building and technology so that our facilities can serve better their purpose: to glorify God at FPC and to facilitate ministry.  

Checks and other payments should be made to FPC and with a memo line (or other) notation “2109 Strategic Initiatives.”


Children’s & Youth Ministry News: VBS will be Coming June 10-13; Registration Opens on FPC Website in May! Our Vacation Bible School Program (VBS) this year will be June 10-13, Monday-Thursday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 4 years old to 6th grade are welcome! Come join us as we learn about how life is wild, but God is good!


MVP Presbyterian Summer Camp Week for FPC’s Children and Youth July 22-27.  Children and Youth from EPC and ARP congregations will be at the Rising Son Camp Facilities at French Camp, MS.  This is THE summer camp FPC now sponsors and recommends to members. With leadership that includes pastors from our Central South Presbytery, the MVP Camp clearly conveys God’s Word to our children AND is lots of fun!!! Parents & Families: If you have not yet registered, but are interested in your child attending, then please contact Pastor Lifer, Ashleigh Murdock, or the church office as soon as possible.


Join Us on the Sanctuary Front Steps on National Day of Prayer, This Thursday, May 2, 2019, 12:15-12:45 p.m.  Followed by a light lunch provided by Sweet Peppers Deli.

We will pray for our nation & leaders and all nations & leaders, our families, and our city and schools.  Light lunch served after the time of prayer.


Week of April 28, 2019

SUNDAY:          9:30 a.m.     Fellowship Gathering (Fellowship Hall)

                       10:00 a.m.     Worship Service

MONDAY:         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)

                         5:30 p.m.     Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                         6:00 p.m.     Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)

THURSDAY:      1:00 p.m.     Women’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                         6:00 p.m.     Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)

SATURDAY:      6:00 p.m.     Narcotics Anonymous (Christian Education Bldg.)



April 16 – Paula Ivey              April 18 – Bob Boyd


TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)

May 1 & 3 – By members of the congregation for the Glory of God.


Prayer List

Boswell Kennard

Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware 

Philip and Darinda Gruchy

Charlie Guest

Bruce Leopold; Danielle Gregory (friend of Bruce Leopold)

Paula Elliott

Sylvia Love

Charles Atkinson

Allison Jackson

Marjorie Malone

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Paula and Carl Ivey; Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky); Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson in Birmingham); and Traci Hardin (wife of a manager of the Iveys’ Village Center Cycle)

Betty Randle Freeman (Russ Randle’s sister)

Bob and Dot Forbus, and Raleigh Wood (brother, sister-in-law, and friend of Jack Forbus)

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest).

Gerlene Lifer

Beverly Smitherman, Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s cousin, Ellen’s sister, and her brother Leslie’s grandson)

Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade)

David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Kevin McCauley, Sarah Helen McCloskey and Craig D. Campbell  (family friends of Bob & Diane Daniels)

John Gassaway and Michael Tubb (Anna Ray Gassaway’s brother-in-law and nephew)

David Henderson, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepbrother & sister

Frances Knoll Waltman and Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s sister and mother)

Dylan Walker (Jean Alice McDavid’s great-nephew)


Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living

Bessie Montgomery – Montgomery Gardens

Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne

Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville

Jane Lusk – The Claiborne

Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia

Frances Oakley – Sunnybrook Estates, Madison

Marie Tramel – Plain View, Richland

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

Mary Jo Wallace – The Blake at Flowood


FPC Officers

The Session and Diaconate meet monthly.

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Bob Daniels, Clerk of Session

Elders Emeriti: James (Jim) Long and Dero Ramsey

Elders Serving on Our Session

Class of 2019 

Class of 2020 

Class of 2021 

Dolph Bryan 

Carl Ivey 

Wallace Cade 

Harold Clark 

Jim Beaty 

Jack Forbus 

Cecelia Cook 

Peggy Johnson 

Will Martin 

Bob Daniels 

Jeff Foster 

Cal Rackley 

Orly Hardin 



Edward Kemp 



Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate

Class of 2019 

Class of 2020 

Class of 2021 

Peggy Branch 

Tabor Mullen 

Glenda Clark 

Vivian Cade 

Kristen Skinner 

Jack Cook 

Joel Downey 

Johnny Fair 

Peyton Fandel 

Jason Ryder  

Jeremy Murdock

Robby Holditch  


FPC Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry

Janice Kinard, Moderator

Circle Meetings - 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Mon.)


FPC Starkville (EPC) Men’s Ministry

Will Rackley, President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer


The Family of Myles Carpenter Invites You to Join Myles THIS Saturday, May 4, at Robinson Lake for a Celebration of His Birthday, Saturday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at Robinson Lake. Adults and teens 15-years-old and older are welcome.  Casual Dress – Farmer jeans and plaids are a favorite. Bring lawn chairs and fishing poles. No gifts, please, … but cards are always fun.  In case of rain, come to FPC instead. No RSVP needed.