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
Ushers and Greeters Needed for Sunday Morning Services!
There are lots of open dates in the fall months!
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 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 ( ).
FIRSTConnect Cards! 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.
Members – Submit Your Recommendations
for Possible Elder-Nominees and Deacon-Nominees
The Nominating Committee invites each active FPC member to complete a Recommendation for Officer Candidates form. You may recommend active FPC members who are not currently on the Session or Diaconate (or whose terms will expire in January 2019 and who can serve another term or in a new office) to be considered for nomination as Elder or Deacon. (See back page of bulletin for list of current officers.) If you need a recommendation form, please ask an Usher for one.
Please return your recommendation information in the offering today or next Sunday, Aug 12, or email your recommendation to Orly Hardin by August 12.
FPC’s Annual “TAILGATE”/ TEAM COLORS BRUNCH
SHOW OFF YOUR TEAM’S COLORS NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, and join us for brunch at the extended Fellowship Time of 10:25 – 10:50 a.m. Weather permitting, tables will be set up in the breezeway for you to decorate with your favorite collegiate team's colors and special team symbols & memorabilia. You are welcome to help add to the Brunch Tables by bringing a favorite snack to share with others in our fellowship.
Sunday School Rally Day Is also NEXT Sunday.
Children – Join us as our new season of Sunday School begins and as we study God’s Word beginning next Sunday, August 12.
We still need a few more Children’s & Youth Sunday School Teachers for Every-Other Sunday Rotations this Fall Semester.
TO DISCUSS AND CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES FOR VOLUNTEERING to teach Children’s or Youth Sunday School this coming fall semester, please speak with Ashleigh Murdock (or Pastor Lifer) today, or contact Ashleigh via email at .
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER – TODAY
Please join us today during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.)
in the Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Rackley family.
Will and Caitlin Rackley are expecting the birth of their second child this summer.
Week of August 5, 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 7 – Loren Zimmerman August 9 – Ross Collins
David Skinner, Kyle Skinner’s father
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
John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas
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)
As we continue thanking God for Charles Weiskopf’s birth, please consider helping our FPC Women’s Ministry in providing meals for the Weiskopf family in these next 2-3 weeks following the birth on their son Charles.
Please go to the website 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.
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