My mid-year joyful praises to the LORD:
My prayers and promises for specific ways to glorify my King in the next 6 months:
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; Wanda Anthony
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 invite you to place in one of the baskets at the front of the Chancel – during the closing hymn or following the service – your Two-Cents-a-Meal Special Offering for this month – to be used to (1) defray FPC’s costs in hosting the Casserole Kitchen Mission on Tuesday and Thursday nights AND (2) support for FPC’s other benevolence missions.
We welcome Jessica Banks today as our guest musician. Jessica is an instructor of flute in the Department of Music at MSU.
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.
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER TODAY
Caleb and Betsy Luke are expecting the birth of their second child: a little brother for Wade, due to be born in August. Please Join us TODAY during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Luke family.
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
BEGINNING NEXT SUNDAY: Unified Worship 10:00 a.m. Service
for our July Sundays.
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.
Then, 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.
Meals for Joel and Laura Downey
Please join the Women’s Ministry in providing meals for Joel and Laura Downey on the birth on their daughter, Esther. Follow the directions below to choose a date to bring a meal. Website: takethemameal.com Last Name: Downey Password: Downey
TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)
June 26 – For the Glory of God by Sonny and Patsy Stuart in Celebration of their grandson, Thomas Ethridge Stuart's, first birthday
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 June 24, 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.)
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
June 26 – Rex Buffington June 28 – Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn
Carol & Joe Mobley
John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Pat Cardwell (Emily Daniels’ grandmother) - Sylacauga, AL
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
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
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
Pastoral note of Appreciation and Update from Pastor Lifer - Carol Mobley is home!
Thank you for your prayers and thanks to those who provided meals for Joe. No further meals are needed at this point, but we ask for your continued prayers for Joe and Carol. Also please pray for their daughter, Karen, who is helping them.
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
VIPs (Adults 60+) Summer Fun Fellowship!!
Lunch at the Veranda followed by ice cream at MAFES
THIS 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
Visit Our Website for Ministry Resources and News: www.fpcstarkville.org
Church Office – 307 University Drive, Starkville, Mississippi 39759
Phone | 662-323-1994, Fax | 662-323-1999
Office Hours – Mon. - Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:30 p.m.