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August 4, 2019 Bulletin

08.02.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

August 4, 2019 Bulletin

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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.

If you would like to learn more about growing in faith in Jesus Christ, about church membership and/or about ways you can learn and serve at FPC – then please speak to Pastor Lifer following the service, or call him this week at the church office. You may also send a message to him via email ( ).


LADIES, Join us for the annual First Presbyterian Church (EPC) Women’s Ministry Luncheon and Meeting, THIS SATURDAY, August 10, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Meet the new Women’s Ministry Coordinating Team for the Ministry Year (2019-2020), as the members are introduced and installed into office, and hear Pastor Martin Lifer’s message of appreciation and inspiration from God’s Word to us – highlighting God’s plans and blessings for the women of Christ’s Church.

R.S.V.P. to Janice Kinard – either by telephone message via the church office phone or by email message to


Back-to-School Fellowship for VIP’s (Senior Adults) and Children on Wednesday Evening, August 28 (5:30-7:00 p.m.)

Game Night for ALL children and youth of the church and the VIP’s, Wednesday Night, August 28th, 5:30-7 p.m. in FPC’s Fellowship HallWe will have pizza and games, a fun time for inter-generational fellowship!!  Please call Amy Aarhus if you have questions.


Week of August 4, 2019

SUNDAY:              8:30 a.m.     Worship Service

                            9:45 a.m.     Sunday School

                            10:30 a.m.   Fellowship Gathering (Fellowship Hall)

                            11:00 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 (120 Jackson St.)

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

SATURDAY:           6:00 p.m.     Narcotics Anonymous (120 Jackson St.)



August 6 – Loren Zimmerman         August 8 – Ross Collins


Prayer List

Charles and Roxene Atkinson

Joe and Carol Mobley

Levette and Peggy Johnson

Marjorie Malone

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

Philip and Darinda Gruchy

Sean and Morgan Clark Schnurr & Family

Charlie Guest

Bruce Leopold; Danielle Gregory (friend of Bruce Leopold)

Paula Elliott

Sylvia Love

Bill Gamel

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Scott Guest (Charlie and Rubye’s son)

Teresa Miller (Amy Harrison’s mom)

Emily Chancellor (Natalie Morgan’s Niece)  

Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky); Michael Belcher (Friend of the Iveys)

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

Leslie Drane, Frances Ellis (Ellen Mauldin’s brother and sister)

Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, 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

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

Carolyn Wofford—Heritage At Irene Wood, Memphis, Tennessee


Thank you note from the Mobleys

Joe and I want to thank everyone for their prayers and cards during the last few weeks.  We especially want to thank Peggy Branch and Rita for organizing our lunch every day for two weeks.  It was a real blessing since I was just not able to even think about cooking.  The food was delicious and we appreciated the visits.  Thankfully the Dr. was able to put my heart back in rhythm last Thursday, the 18th.  I am feeling good again and am able to do what I need to do again. 

With our thanks and love to everyone,

Love in Christ,

Joe and Carol


FPC Officers

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Will Martin, 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 

Johnny Fair 

Glenda Clark 

Vivian Cade 

Tabor Mullen 

Jack Cook 

Joel Downey 

Jeremy Murdock 

Peyton Fandel 

Jason Ryder  

Kristen Skinner

Robby Holditch  


FPC Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry

Janice Kinard, Moderator


Lane and Emily Simmons are expecting the birth of their son and third child, Harrison Lane Simmons, this summer, and our Women’s Ministry and Church Family are hosting a Diapers & Wipes Shower during our Fellowship Gathering Time Today.


Please note these additional Women’s Ministry dates:

Women’s Ministry Coordinating Team, TODAY, noon, Fellowship Hall, lunch provided

Women’s Ministry Annual Luncheon and meeting for all circle members, Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Fellowship Hall


Fall Thursday Afternoon Women's Bible StudyOne in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla's words summarize the focus of the study : "... Promised land living does not mean a life with no problems. It means experiencing God's power and presence in spite of difficulty." This seven-session study will begin on August 29, meeting each Thursday 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  To register and order a workbook ($15), please contact Peggy Johnson.


Women’s Retreat (August 23-24)

Calling all women of the church!! Mark your calendars for our Women’s Retreat, August 23 and 24. Come fellowship with other women, listen to a speaker teach the Gospel, and grow in faith!

Questions? Contact Ashleigh Murdock


FPC Starkville (EPC) Men’s Ministry

Will Rackley, President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer