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: Johnny Fair
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –Charlie Guest; 11:00 – Keith Hodge, Wesley Ferguson
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Rubye Guest; 11:00 – Gayle Hodge, Emily Ferguson
The Sanctuary Flowers are given by Loren and Lynn Zimmerman to the Glory of God and in honor of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Ushers and Greeters Needed for Many Upcoming Sunday Morning Services!
Please Choose Your Dates and Volunteer to Serve the Lord on One or More Sundays.
Access our “Signup Genius” webpages to sign up for Sundays through the end of the year, or call Rita at the church office 662-323-1994 or contact Vivian Cade at .
Sign up for the 8:30 Service: tinyurl.com/FPC8-30Ushers-Greeters-Aug-Dec or the 11:00 a.m. Service Aug.-December: tinyurl.com/FPC11amUshers-Greeters-Jul-Dec
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 believing in Jesus Christ, as well as about church membership, your spiritual growth, and ways to learn & serve at FPC – 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 ( ).
Visitors – including MSU and other university students … and FPC Members - if you need to update your information or let us know of Prayer Requests or Ministry Questions: Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering or in one of our FIRSTConnect Boxes inside the entranceways.
Sermon – Scripture Highlights and Notes:
“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on Him God the Father has set his seal.” John 6:27
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believe in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” John 6:51
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” John 5:53
Members – Today is the final Sunday to submit Your Recommendations for Possible Elder-Nominees and Deacon-Nominees
Over the past few weeks, the Nominating Committee has extended the invitation for each active FPC member to complete a Recommendation for Officer Candidates form. Today is the final Sunday for any such responses. If you need a recommendation form, please ask an usher for one. Please place your recommendation information in the offering TODAY or email your recommendation TODAY to Orly Hardin:
Continuing Prayers for the Families who have Lost Loved Ones
Please continue to join in our expressions of sympathy to – and in our prayer’s for the Lord to comfort – to:
- John Michael and Avent, John Michael's mother and father, and all those in their family, following the death last Sunday (August 5) of John Michael VanHorn's grandmother, Helen Parker Daves [services were last Tuesday in Winona];
- Dr. Jimmy Lee Dodd — following the death on Monday (August 6) of his sister, Helen Ann Dodd Puitt [services were Friday in Aberdeen].
Thank you from Will, Caitlin and Madeline Rackley
To Our Church Family,
We are blessed to call FPC Starkville our church home and to serve the Lord with each of you. The outpouring of love through our Diapers and Wipes Shower is a tremendous gift to our family and we thank you! Please continue to pray for us as we prepare for our son’s arrival.
- Will, Caitlin and Madeline Rackley
Thursday Women's Bible Study Begins on September 20, 2018
This year's study, The Epic of Eden: Understanding the Old Testament by Sandra L. Richter, is a 14-session series which will be the subject of both the fall (Peggy Johnson) and spring (Susan Gamel) studies. From the Publisher's Forward to the workbook: "The Old Testament makes up three-fourths of the Bible--a clear majority--and yet it is the least understood part of the Bible. Sandra Richter is one of the finest teachers of the Old Testament in the world. She has a way of teaching the Old Testament that brings it to life. As a result of engaging with her in this study of the Old Testament, you will come to a profound understanding of the New Testament and all that Scripture means for your life. She comprehends it from a deep place of faith and understanding and she has learned to teach it to ordinary people in extraordinary ways."
Workbooks will be ordered the first week of September and will cost $25 for the entire series. For questions or to sign up for the fall session, please contact Peggy Johnson at or at 662-418-6870.
Week of August 12, 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)
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.)
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
August 14 – Rebecca Banzhaf August 16 – Bob Boyd
John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas
David Skinner, Kyle Skinner’s father
Elbin McLaurin (grandfather of Amanda Corley)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Captain Matt Savage
Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)
Carol & Joe Mobley
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey (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)
Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s mother) Stuttgart, AR
Dawn Allen (Nell Hartness’ granddaughter) - Starkville
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
Craig Wolf (Paula Elliott’s son-in-law) – Huntsville, Alabama
Danny Carlisle (Loren Zimmerman’s friend)
Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister and her brother Leslie’s grandson)
Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living
Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne
Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville
Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
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 / Bob Daniels, Acting Clerk of Session
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is August 19, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Janice Kinard, Moderator
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
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.
FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team
Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor
Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary
Ben Jackson, Assistant Minister for FPC’s CCO University Ministry
Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director
Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist
Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director
Kirk Kinard, Youth Ministry
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director
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307 University Drive
Starkville, Mississippi 39759
Phone | 662-323-1994
Fax | 662-323-1999
Mon. - Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:30 p.m.