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January 27, 2019 Bulletin

01.24.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

January 27, 2019 Bulletin

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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 one of these devices today!

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


+We invite you to place in one of the baskets at the front of the Chancel during the closing hymn or following the service – your FPC Benevolence Missions Support Special Offering for this month. This offering is used to supplement FPC’s local benevolence mission support and mission ministries.

The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Bill and Susan Gamel in memory of James McKenzie.

Please join us in continuing to extend our condolences to – and to pray for God’s comfort for – Amy, Craig, Jack and Molly Kate Aarhus, following the death last Tuesday of Amy’s beloved (paternal) grandfather, John Lewis Folsom, Sr. The funeral service will be this afternoon, beginning at 2 p.m. at First Baptist, Flomaton, AL.


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, with other FPC members and visitors, for our FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship, NEXT 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.


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


Week of January 27, 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

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)

                               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.)



January 29 – Rex Buffington                      January 31 – Loren Zimmerman


TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)

January 30, February 1 – By members of the congregation for the Glory of God and in honor of the Casserole Kitchen ministry.


Prayer List

Sylvia Love

Scottie Knight

Chares Atkinson

Allison Jackson

Marjorie Malone

Paula Elliott

Paula and Carl Ivey

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Gerlene Lifer

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


FPC Officers

The Session and Diaconate meet monthly.

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Bob Daniels, Clerk of Session

Elders Emeriti: James (Jim) Long and Dero Ramsey

Elders Serving on Our Session

Class of 2019 

Class of 2020 

Dolph Bryan 

Carl Ivey 

Harold Clark 

Jim Beaty 

Cecelia Cook 

Peggy Johnson 

Bob Daniels 

Jeff Foster 

Orly Hardin 


Edward Kemp 

Class of 2021 


Wallace Cade 


Jack Forbus 


Will Martin 


Cal Rackley 

Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate

Class of 2019 

Class of 2021 

Peggy Branch 

Glenda Clark 

Vivian Cade 

Jack Cook 

Joel Downey 

Peyton Fandel 

Jason Ryder  

Robby Holditch  

Class of 2020 


Tabor Mullen 


Kristen Skinner 


Johnny Fair 


Jeremy Murdock



Officer-Leaders of Ministry Teams

Please speak to these leaders today to learn more about the following ministry teams:

Bob Daniels                                                             Administrative Team

Peggy Johnson                                                             Education Team

Jack Forbus                                             Outreach and Missions Team

Orly Hardin                                                               Shepherding Team

Cecelia Cook                                                                    Worship Team


FPC Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry

Janice Kinard, Moderator

Circle Meetings - 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Mon.)


FPC Starkville (EPC) Men’s Ministry

Will Rackley, President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer

Men’s Ministry Personal Enrichment Conference, Feb. 1-2.  Please RSVP by TODAY.


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: Hamburger Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Peas, 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!


Youth and Children’s Ministry

The Youth and Children (3rd grade and up) will be attending Winter Jam in Tupelo, on Thursday, February 21.  If you are interested in more information, please contact Ashleigh Murdock or Kirk Kinard.  For more details about the concerts, see this link http://2019.jamtour.com/


University Ministry

On Mondays, Ben and Allison Jackson host a CCO/FPC meal to students in their home. Church members are invited not only to help with food but to eat and mingle with everyone. If you would like to join in some way, please speak to or email Allison or Ben.