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Deacon of the Month: Johnny Fair
Today’s Ushers: (8:30) – Bob Boyd; (11:00) – Wallace Cade, Loren Zimmerman
Today’s Greeters: (8:30) – Priscilla Boyd; (11:00) – Gloria Cade, Janice Kinard
The primary flowers for our Sunday morning worship today are given to the glory of God by Billy and Brenda Harrington in memory of their son Kirk Harrington.
The additional floral arrangements are provided today to the glory of God and in memory of Thelma Elliott Gentry by her family.
Longtime FPC member Thelma Gentry joined the Church Triumphant last Tuesday, January 15. On Wednesday afternoon, at the Oak Lynn Cemetery in Crawford, Pastor Lifer led the family in an Interment Service. The Memorial Service will be this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the FPC Sanctuary, followed by a time for Visitation with the family in Fellowship Hall, concluding at 5:30 p.m.
Please join us in continuing to extend our condolences – and to pray for God’s comfort to Malcolm and Gloria Gentry, Janice, Elvis, Elliott and Kirk Kinard, and all other members of the Gentry and Kinard families.
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.
To learn more about faith 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 ( ).
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 Two weeks from today: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 12:10-1:15, p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for all currently visiting FPC to learn more about becoming part of our church family and ministries. We can provide childcare and lunch for younger children whose parents attending. Please simply let Pastor Lifer, Nancy, or the Church Office know the ages and needs of any young children joining us for FIRSTConnect.
Week of January 20, 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
4:00 p.m. Memorial Service for Thelma Gentry
MONDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed
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)
5:15 p.m. Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 p.m. Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)
WEDNESDAY: 5:15 p.m. Dinner and visiting in the Fellowship Hall
5:50 p.m. Nursery, Children and Youth programs begin
6:00 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Bible studies
6:00 p.m. HeBrews in Fellowship Hall-coffee, dessert, visiting
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice
THURSDAY: 1:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
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
January 22 – Rex Buffington January 24 – Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn
Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell
Paula and Carl Ivey
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Ashleigh Murdock and Hawkins Murdock
Beverly Smitherman (Ellen Mauldin’s cousin)
Bob and Dot Forbus (brother and sister-in-law of Jack Forbus)
Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade)
Cindy Stewart (friend of Jane Vemer)
Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest).
Frances Knoll Waltman and Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s sister and mother)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Michael Tubb – Anna Ray Gassaway’s nephew
Dan Ryder (Jason Ryder’s father)
David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)
Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister and her brother Leslie’s grandson)
Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey and Craig D. Campbell (family friends of Bob & Diane Daniels)
Marie Tubb and John Gassaway (Anna Ray Gassaway’s sister-in-law & brother-in-law)
Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)
Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky); Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson in Birmingham); and Traci Hardin (wife of a manager of the Iveys’ Village Center Cycle)
David Sanders (Friend of Loren Zimmerman)
Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living
Bessie Montgomery – Montgomery Gardens
Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne
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
Visitors and members – If you are not already in a Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group – join us for one of the following: Adult Bible Study & Fellowship Groups, every Sunday 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Crusader Class (led by Jack Forbus, Ernie George, Charlie Guest and other teachers – in the Fellowship Hall) Beginning a new study on the Book of Acts.
Faith for Life Class (Led by Pastor Lifer – in the Chapel, behind the Sanctuary Chancel) Studying the Gospel in Genesis: Dr. Lifer’s review of key highlights every literate Christian needs to know in the First Book.
Joy Class (led by Phil Gruchy – in the Parlor, 1st Floor, Sanctuary Bldg.)
New Covenant Class (led by Jim Beaty – in the Central Room behind Sanctuary Balcony) Currently learning the CASKET EMPTY systematic study of the Old and New Testament.
Women in the Word Class (led by Nancy Lifer – in Room S-6, main Sanctuary Floor) Beginning a new study – Faith: A Bible Study on James for Women, by Keri Fulmar.
Enjoy Fellowship & Bible Study Each Sunday Morning!
FPC Women’s Ministry – Janice Kinard, Moderator
Mission for January: FPC Children’s Ministry, Ashleigh Murdock
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
Lesson: Week Two – Joshua and the Promised Land
Circle meeting 01/21/19, Monday evening @ 7 pm @ home of Amy Weiskopf; Leader: Amy Weiskopf
Men – Please check the bulletin insert for details on the Men’s Ministry Personal Enrichment Conference. Please RSVP by 1/27/19
Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
Please see bulletin insert for more news on Wednesday Night Children’s and Youth Ministries, Men’s Fraternity Study, and Women’s Study.
THIS Wednesday’s Dinner: Chicken and Dumplings, Green Beans, Fried Okra, Rolls, Dessert. 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 by Monday, at NOON!
Help Needed for Sunday Worship Services!
Please Volunteer to Be an Usher or Greeter on One or More Sundays. Please access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up, or call Rita at the church office 662-323-1994.
Sign up for the 8:30 a.m. Service: https://tinyurl.com/FPC-830am-U-G-Jan-Jun-2019
Sign up for the 11:00 a.m. Service: https://tinyurl.com/FPC-11am-U-G-Jan-Jun-2019
Mission Information for the Starkville Preganancy Center
On this Sanctity of Human Life Sunday that FPC Starkville joins with other evangelical churches around the nation in recognizing –
We encourage you to pick up and to read a copy of the information page provided by the Starkville Pregnanccy Center, an important and very special local mission that FPC supports.