Deacon of the Month: Jason Ryder
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 Gary Bardwell; 11:00 – Lee Weiskopf, Ernie George
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Carolyn Coleman; 11:00 – Amy Weiskopf
The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God in memory of our parents by Dero and Adelaide Ramsey.
We continue to pray for God’s comfort for Darinda and Phil Gruchy, and their family, following the death of Darinda’s mother, Johnnie Louise Young Brown.
Join us This WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday begins the season of spiritual repentance and renewal known as “Lent.”
Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner 5:15-5:45 p.m.
This Wednesday’s Dinner: Fried Chicken Strips, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Rolls, Chocolate 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.
Ash Wednesday Communion Service 6 p.m.
Including the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Visiting with Us?
We warmly welcome you to our worship of God. We hope you can visit our other ministries and be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays. Please speak to Pastor Martin Lifer following today’s service (outside the front entrance), … or contact him at the church office or via email ( ). Let us know of any special prayer requests, and learn more about growing in your faith or, specifically, about joining our church family.
We also hope you will plan to be guests of Pastor and Nancy Lifer, together with other FPC members, for our
FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship on
Sunday, March 4, 12:10-1:15, p.m.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about being part of our church family and ministries. (We can provide childcare and lunch food for younger children whose parents will be with us. Please simply let Pastor, Nancy, or the Church Office know you are coming.)
UPCOMING FELLOWSHIP & MINISTRY EVENTS:
TONIGHT - Church-Wide Valentine’s Pot-Luck Fellowship! Everyone is invited to a pot-luck dinner tonight at 5:30 pm. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy a Valentine themed dinner with your church family.
Winter Jam for Kids and Youth
Calling all 3rd-6th graders and Youth!! The Winter Jam 2018 Christian concert is February 22nd at 7 pm. Don't miss this amazing night of worship! Let Ashleigh Murdock know if you will attend.
Sunday, February 25
Join leaders from the Central South Presbytery celebrating FPC’s Becoming a Full, Voting Congregation in the EPC:
10:00 a.m. - Unified, Single Worship Service;
and Our Church-wide Fellowship Lunch following the Worship Service.
HELP US PREPARE FOR UPCOMING SUNDAYS:
Fresh Flowers for the Sanctuary. If you would like to provide flowers for a Lord’s Day worship services, please call Rita Usher in the church office for details and/or to reserve a date. You may provide one or two arrangements or contribute smaller amounts to a flower fund.
Ushers and Greeters Needed
We had a great response to the First Serve cards for ushers and greeters, but we wanted to give everyone the chance to be a part of this important service to our church. Please access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up for any Sundays from now through June, or you may call Rita at the church office or contact Vivian Cade at to sign up.
8:30 Service: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4faaac2ba4f58-830
11:00 Service: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4faaac2ba4f58-11amservice.
Week of February 11, 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.)
Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)
Mary Jo Wallace and Family
Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey (Daniels’ family friend) -PA
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
Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)
Mae Glass (Vivien Miller’s mother)
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)
Billy Ray Ball (Dolph Bryan’s Uncle) – Tuscaloosa
Madeline Bell (Greta Bryan’s great niece) – Vienna, Virginia
Jack Boren & family, Ryan Carrithers, Tonia McLendon, and Sue Salley (friends of Dolph & Greta Bryan)
Health Care / Assisted Living Prayer List
Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne
Jane Lusk – The Claiborne
Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia
Kathleen Smithson Lawson – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
Lu Graham (Jane Zitta’s sister) – The Hermitage, Richmond, Virginia
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
New Church Pictorial Directory! A professional photographer will begin taking family portraits for the directory on March 1-3 at our church. You can sign up online by using the link below. If you do not have access to a computer you can call the church office to make this appointment at your convenience. Please click the following link to make an appointment: https://tinyurl.com/FPCpictures
Construction at Robinson Lake The road to Robinson Lake will be under construction. Work will start on the spillway across the road about 200 feet from our gates. If you are visiting our property, please be mindful of this construction. Proceed with caution and be careful not to disturb the concrete forms.
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
Feb 13 – Caitlin Rackley Feb 15 – Bob Boyd
Elders Serving on Our Session
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
/ Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Caitlin Rackley, Moderator
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
You are invited!
If you are not a member of a monthly Women’s Bible Study group we would love to have you join one. Just pick the one that suits your schedule the best. We have a great time studying God's word and growing in our faith. (Making new friends, too!)
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders
Feb 11, Sunday, 8:00 am, Parlor –
Chairman - Lynda Forbus
Feb 13, Tuesday, 6:00 pm, Marquita Beaty's Home
(103 Clairmont Circle 662-769-7911) –
Chairman - Orly Hardin
Feb 12, Monday, 1:30 pm, Parlor–
Chairman - Kay McReynolds
Feb 21, Monday, 7:00 pm, location TBA-
Chairman - Amy Aarhus
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.