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: Tabor Mullen
Today’s Ushers: Derick and Pam Metts
Today’s Greeters: Janice Kinard and Jane Bobbitt
Ushers and Greeters Needed! Please Choose Your Dates and Volunteer to Serve the Lord on One or More Sundays. Access our “Signup Genius” webpage 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
Sign up for the 10:00 a.m. Service in July or the 11:00 a.m. Service Aug.-December: tinyurl.com/FPC11amUshers-Greeters-Jul-Dec
The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by members of the congregation for the blessing of this country.
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 ( ).
Visitors – including MSU and other students (and FPC Members, if you need to update your information or let us know of Prayer Requests): Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering or in one of our FIRSTConnect Boxes inside the entranceways.
On this and each subsequent Sundays in July (8, 15, 22 and 29), we are joining together for a single, unified Lord’s Day Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. on. In addition, our Children’s and Youth Sunday School will NOT meet during July – to provide a “sabbatical” to our small number of volunteers for Children’s and Youth Sunday School. However, we will provide childcare during the 10:00 am services in July, and our Crusader Adult Sunday School Class will meet each Sunday in July, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in Fellowship Hall.
On Sunday, August 5, we will return to our regular Sunday morning schedule of two services at 8:30 and 11:00 am, and our full Sunday School schedule will be back at 9:45-10:30 on Sunday mornings.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER to teach Children’s or Youth Sunday School – this coming fall semester OR during this or next summer – please contact Ashleigh Murdock.
Church Family News -
Sympathies: We extend condolences to, and to pray for:
Emily Daniels and family, following the death last week of her grandmother, Pat Cardwell (of Sylacauga, AL); and
Family and friends of Lois Melton, following her death last week. Pastor Lifer conducted a memorial and interment service for Lois Melton on Wednesday. [Lois was the sister of Beverly Robinson, who gave Robinson Lake to our church.]
Celebrations: We continue in our thanksgiving from last Sunday for the birth on Thursday night, June 21, of James Winthrop (Winn) Fandel, son of FPC members Peyton and Catherine Fandel, Today, the cradle cross is placed on the pulpit and the rose on the chancel in praise to God for Winn’s birth.
In addition to thanking God for Winn’s birth, please consider helping our FPC Women’s Ministry in providing meals for the Fandel family
in these next 2-3 weeks following the birth on their son Winn.
Follow the directions below to choose a date to bring a meal.
Website: takethemameal.com Last Name: Fandel Password: Fandel
We also thank God for blessing our FPC Mission in many further ways
in June, including through our VBS Outreach to 158 children,…
…and the mission gathering of the EPC General Assembly, June 19-22 (mHope Presbyterian Church in Memphis), at which Pastor Martin Lifer and FPC Elders Ernie George and Jim Long served.
On Thursday, June 21, we commissioned the EPC’s newest missionaries (Class of 2018) for their respective calls in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
For more information on FPC’s June highlights and FPC plans for this month, please see the July 2018 Happenings on the Hill.
TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)
July 4 and 6 – For the glory of God by Members of FPC and in memory of Clyde Wade.
If you would like to sponsor a Tejeras Meal in 2018, please send a check for $80 made out to Honduras Agape Foundation to Michele Rackley, PO Box 826, Starkville, MS 39760, or in the church office, or you may place your check in the Offering.
Week of July 1, 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: [OFFICE CLOSED for a National Independence Day]
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
July 3 – Loren Zimmerman July 5 – Billy Harrington
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Glen and Karen Sisk (Joe and Carol Mobley’s daughter and son-in-law)
Carol & Joe Mobley
Billy and Brenda Harrington
John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas
Lauren Cooper (granddaughter of Wallace & Gloria Cade)
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 Haddiagan – 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 / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is August 19, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Caitlin Rackley, 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./ 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