The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by George and Peggy Bennett in memory of Sara Bennett, Robert Regl, Bobby Dent, and Cordelia Bealor.
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 using one of these devices during the service.
Deacon of the Month: Jay Cook
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –Bill Crumpton; 11:00 – Jack Atkins, Loren Zimmerman
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Jane Vemer; 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 a note to him via email ( ).
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 entranceways.
JOIN THE TEAM!
FPC members, if you are not already part of a one of our five Ministry Teams (through participating in a ministry group or committee connected with one of our five teams) – It’s time to get with your team! Please speak with the officer(s) listed for the team to which God may be calling you,… or speak with Pastor Lifer or our Church Office with initial questions. Also, feel free to speak directly with Craig Aarhus about Choir & Music or with Ashleigh Murdock about Children’s Ministry.
May you know the blessing of serving in Christ’s mission through FPC’s ministries!
EDUCATION MINISTRY TEAM (Allen Johnson; Peggy Johnson)
OUTREACH MISSION TEAM (Jack Forbus; Joel Downey; Tabor Mullen)
SHEPHERDING MINISTRY TEAM (Orly Hardin; Peggy Branch)
WORSHIP MINISTRY TEAM (Cecelia Cook; Vivian Cade – Ushers & Greeters)
ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM (Bob Daniels; Edward Kemp)
ALL of the Pictorial Directory Photographs are here!
The photos from BOTH photography sessions have arrived. Please come by the church office during the week, to get your photos. Peggy Branch will also have the photos available on Wednesday at F&F and NEXT week in the Fellowship Hall after the 8:30 service or during the Fellowship Gathering, 10:30-10:50 a.m.
Everyone - Please join us for our
FPC Children’s Choirs’ Spring Music Program
This Wednesday, 6:00-6:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Make Your Reservations for this Semester’s Final Friends & Family Dinner
Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. This Wednesday’s Dinner: Ham, Purple Hull Peas, Cream Corn, Cornbread, Caramel Cake. Adults may also choose a Chef Salad, … or, 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.
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER - Sunday, May 6
Over the next two weeks, please help us provide Diapers & Wipes for FPC members, Drs. Peyton and Catherine Fandel, who are expecting the birth of their first child this summer. You may bring diapers and/or diaper-wipe packs to the Diapers & Wipes Tub in the Fellowship Hall over the next two Sundays, or bring your contributions to the Church Office during weekday Office Hours. Then, please plan to join us on May 6, during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) in Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Fandels.
Happy 100th Birthday, Boswell Kennard!!
Boswell Kennard’s family invites you, his church family, to join them in celebrating his 100th Birthday!
Sunday, May 6th at 2:00pm
Oktoc Community Center
NO gifts, but cards are welcome! Cards may also be sent to his home:
Congratulations and Thanksgiving for Forrest and Andrea Blackbourn! We join with Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn in joyful thanksgiving: Last night, in Dalton, GA, Dr. Forrest Maddux Blackbourn and Andrea Joy Dobbins were wed.
Opportunity to Pray for (and to Support Financially) Young Adult Member & MSU Student Jack Burton in a Summer Mission-Learning Experience:
The following update is from Jack Burton, a “child of our church” who is now a Young Adult Member. Jack has been accepted to participate in a summer mission-learning experience in East Asia with CRU. Please remember Jack in prayer, and, if God leads you to do so, in providing further support.
Dr. Lifer, Over the summer I will be traveling to East Asia for 6 weeks where my team and I will be participating in a language course on a college campus. The goal of the trip is to use this language course to introduce us and enable us to make lasting relationships with the people (in particular the other students) there. By spending time with them we hope to introduce them to Jesus and the great joy that you and I have in Him!
You may mail a check, made out to “Cru”, to 109 Josey Ave, Starkville, MS 39759 if you feel led to give. You may also give online at www.give.cru.org/1001482
Gratefully in Christ’s service, Jack
Week of April 22, 2018
SUNDAY: 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: 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 Meal
5:50 p.m Children’s Choir, SOS, Youth Discipleship
6:00 p.m. Adult Choir Practice
THURSDAY: 6:00 p.m. Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)
SATURDAY: 12:00 pm Casserole Kitchen (Episcopal Church)
6:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous (Christian Education Bldg.)
Cradle Crosses Needed for Babies on the Way!! Any Craftsmen out there?
To commemorate births in our church family, we have been ordering wooden cradle crosses from a company that has recently closed. We are looking for a new supplier for these beautiful crosses. Is there a member of our church who enjoys wood-working who would like to produce these for us? Please let Pastor Lifer know, or call the church office.
Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s mother) Stuttgart, AR
Albert Clark and Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey
(Daniels’ family friend) -PA
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
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
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 Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living
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
Elders Serving on Our Session
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is TODAY, April 22, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Caitlin Rackley, Moderator
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
Second Sunday, 8am, Parlor – Chairman Lynda Forbus
Second Monday, 1:30 pm, Parlor – Chairman Kay McReynolds
Second Tuesday, 6 pm, Location Parlor – Chairman Orly Hardin
Third Monday, 7 pm, Location TBA – Chairman Amy Aarhus
Please join the Women’s Ministry in providing meals for Zack and Hunter Harrington on the birth on their son, Henry. Go to the link below to choose a date to bring a meal.
Men of the Church (MOC) Officers – Andrew Fountain, President,
Will Rackley, Vice President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer
The Ministry of Music
On Wednesdays - Chancel Choir, 6:00 p.m./ Children’s Choirs at 5:50 p.m.
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
Apr 24 – Rex Buffington Apr 26 – Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn
Casserole Kitchen host needed by next month for the SECOND TUESDAY of each month. Please speak to Loren Zimmerman about volunteering. If you miss him at FPC today, you may send an email to
FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team
Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor
Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary
Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director
Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist
Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director
Alexis Thibodeaux, Youth Ministry
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director