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Deacon of the Month: Tabor Mullen
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 – Bob Boyd; 11:00 – Billy Harrington
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Priscilla Boyd; 11:00 – Brenda Harrington, Christine Wade
Happy 70th Anniversary to the Robinsons
V.J. and Faye Robinson celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, August 15, 2018. May this be an inspiration to us and a living example of love, forgiveness, grace, and commitment. Happy Anniversary!
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 believing 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 ( ).
Visitors – including MSU and other university students … and FPC Members - if you need to update your information or let us know of Prayer Requests or Ministry Questions: Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering or in one of our FIRSTConnect Boxes inside the entranceways.
ENJOY A RICHER LORD’S DAY AT FPC
Take the Next Step Growing in God’s Word & Communion Each Sunday Morning.
Adult Sunday School Fellowship Groups (9:45-10:30 a.m.) - Guests and members – If you are not already in a Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group – join us for one of the following:
Crusader Class - led by Jack Forbus, Ernie George, and other teachers – in the Fellowship Hall. Currently studying the book of Nehemiah.
Joy Class - led by Phil Gruchy – in the Parlor, 1st Floor, Sanctuary Bldg. Currently enjoying a study by David Jeremiah.
Guests and members – If you are not already in a Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group – join us for one of the following:
Faith for Life - led by Pastor Lifer – in the Chapel, behind the Sanctuary Chancel
New Covenant Class - led by Jim Beaty – in the Main Room behind Sanctuary Balcony
Women in the Word - led by Nancy Lifer – in Room S-6, main Sanctuary Floor.
Discovery & Young Adult Joint Class - led by Bob Daniels - in the Johnson Room of the Church Office Bldg.
College Group Sunday Bible Study: Studying the Heart of God through the Psalms - led by Ben & Alison Jackson – in the Sanctuary Alcove (inside the front entrances to the Sanctuary – the rear seating area of the Sanctuary)
Week of September 2, 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: [FPC Office CLOSED for Labor Day]
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts Building)
8:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, also on T, W, & F (Ed. Bldg)
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
TUESDAY: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Parlor)
6:00 p.m. Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)
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.)
Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. This Wednesday’s Dinner: Pulled Pork (w/BBQ Sauce), Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Rolls, Chocolate Cake. 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.
Ben and Allison Jackson are hosting university students at their home on Monday nights. They are asking for some help with the meals. Please let Allison know if you are able to help with a meal – 440-328-5691, . Here are the details for the next two weeks:
- Monday, Sept. 10, Taco Bar – Sign up to bring sides, drinks, chips, or dessert.
- Monday, Sept.17, Breakfast – Sign up to bring drinks, pancakes, bacon, or fruit salad.
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
September 4 – Loren Zimmerman September 6 – Billy Harrington
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas
David Skinner, Kyle Skinner’s father
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)
Carol & Joe Mobley
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey and Craig D. Campbell (family friends of Bob & Diane Daniels)
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, Jr. (FPC member & elder); 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)
Captain Matt Savage
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 Haddigan – 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 / Bob Daniels, Acting Clerk of Session
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is September 16, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Janice Kinard, Moderator
Coordinating Team: Tuesday, September 4th at noon , Church Office, Major Johnson Room
Mission for September : MSU Ministry, Ben Jackson
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders – Please see bulletin insert.
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.
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