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June 17, 2018 Bulletin

06.15.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

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Deacon of the Month: Jeremy Murdock

Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –George Vemer; 11:00 – Harold Knight; John McReynolds

Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Mary Jane Vemer; 11:00 – Ernie George


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.



We rejoice and thank God the birth on Monday morning, June 10, of Esther Hall Downey, daughter of FPC members Joel and Laura Downey, The cradle cross is placed on the pulpit and the rose on the chancel today in thanksgiving to God for Esther’s birth.


We also thank God for the 90th birthday today of FPC Elder Emeritus Dero Ramsey, and we rejoice with Dero, Adelaide, and their family. Happy Birthday, Dero!


… and Thank God for His Provision (through Ashleigh Murdock and a Faithful Ministry Team) of a Remarkable VBS Mission Week!


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 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.


FPC Women’s Fellowship Wednesday Night at The Grill

All FPC women are invited to join us for a summer fellowship gathering THIS Wednesday, 5:30 pm., at The Central Station Grill, 200 South Montgomery St. We have reserved the Upstairs Room, and appetizers will be provided. If you have any questions, speak to Nancy Lifer today, or contact Rita in the Church Office this week, …. and be with us Wednesday Night!


Unified Worship 10:00 a.m. Service for our July Sundays

Next month we will have a single, unified Lord’s Day Worship Service beginning at 10:00 am each of the five Sundays of July (1, 8, 15, 22 and 29).  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.  Beginning Sunday, August 5, we will resume 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.


Ushers and Greeters Needed! Please Choose Your Dates and Volunteer to Serve the Lord on One or More Sundays.

Our current schedule for Ushers and Greeters Concludes this month.  Please 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



Caleb and Betsy Luke are expecting the birth of their second child: a little brother for Wade. Please bring Diapers and/or Wipes to the Church Office during office hours on weekdays or to the Diapers & Wipes Tub in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday Then, plan to join us in one week – Sunday, June 24, during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.)  for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Luke family.


Week of June 17, 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:          6:00 p.m.             Adult Chancel 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.)




June 19 – Paula Ivey          June 21 – Bob Boyd


Prayer List

Carol & Joe Mobley

John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas

Shirley Randle

Laurin Scales

Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell

Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware  

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Jack Burton

Pat Cardwell (Emily Daniels’ grandmother) - Sylacauga, AL

Hawkins Murdock

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)

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

Marjorie Malone

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)

Bessie Montgomery

Jane Zitta

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

Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home

Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne

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


We still need meals for Joe Mobley. To provide meals for Joe Mobley, follow the directions below to sign up online, or call Rita Usher at the church office 662-323-1994.

Please provide single serve meals only; full dinners are not required. You may want to share part of a meal you are already serving to your family. Go to takethemameal.com.In

the “Find” box in the middle of the screen type the following: Recipient Last Name: Mobley  Password: mobolo    Click Find in the green box.



Elders Serving on Our Session


Myles Carpenter

Jack Forbus

Randell Foxworth

Allen Johnson

Janice Kinard

Perry Rackley


Dolph Bryan

Harold Clark

Cecelia Cook

Bob Daniels

Orly Hardin

Edward Kemp


Carl Ivey

Jim Beaty

Peggy Johnson

Jeff Foster

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


Jay Cook

John Rush


Peggy Branch

Vivian Cade

Joel Downey

Jason Ryder


Tabor Mullen

Kristen Skinner

Johnny Fair

Jeremy Murdock


VIPs (Adults 60+)  Summer Fun Fellowship!!

Lunch at the Veranda followed by ice cream at MAFES

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 11 am;  Meet at the church at 10:45 to ride together.

Please RSVP to church office 662-323-1994 or by email


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 Outreach

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