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Deacon of the Month: Tabor Mullen
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 – Bob Boyd; 11:00 – Billy Harrington, Scotty Crawford
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Priscilla Boyd; 11:00 – Brenda Harrington, Brittney McAfee
The Sanctuary Flowers are given by members of the congregation to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the recent new family additions in our church.
Please join us as we continue to extend our condolences to – and prayers for God’s comfort to- the Blocker and Rasberry families, following the death last Sunday of longtime FPC member, Marjorie Blocker. As is the family tradition, the family will hold a private interment service.
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 & Family:
Adult Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Groups (9:45-10:30 a.m.)
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
Faith for Life Bible Study & Fellowship Group - led by Pastor Lifer each Sunday in The Chapel, behind the Worship Chancel
New Covenant Class - led by Jim Beaty – in the Main Room behind Worship Hall Balcony
Women in the Word - led by Nancy Lifer – in Room S-6 on the Main Sanctuary Bldg. Floor; Currently studying Philippians
Discovery & Young Adult Joint Class - led by Bob Daniels - in the Johnson Room of the Church Office Bldg.
College Group Sunday Bible Study - led by Ben & Alison Jackson – in the Sanctuary Alcove (inside the front entrances to the Sanctuary – the rear seating area of the Sanctuary); Currently studying the Heart of God through the Psalms
University/CCO Meals – Help Needed!!
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 upcoming weeks:
- Monday, Sept. 10, Taco Bar – Sign up to bring sides, drinks, chips, or dessert.
- Monday, Sept. 24, Meatballs – Sign up to bring salad, side, or dessert.
Adult Piano Lessons Offered - The Community Music School at MSU is offering Adult Piano 1 for adult beginners and Adult Piano 2 for those adults who already know how to read music and play piano “a little.” These classes meet one night per week. For more information, contact Dr. Jackie Edwards-Henry at 662-325-2864.
Week of September 9, 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)
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.)
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
September 11 – Rebecca Banzhaf September 13 – Ross Collins
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
The Nominating Committee announces that it will make the following nominations for congregational election, which will be held on Sunday, Oct 21, 2018
Candidates for Elder: Wallace Cade, Jack Forbus, Ernie George, Thomas Gregory, Will Martin, and Cal Rackley
Candidates for Deacon: Jack Atkins, Glenda Clark, Jack Cook, Leslie Corey, Peyton Fandel, and Robbie Holditch.
FPC Women’s Ministry – Janice Kinard, Moderator
Mission for September : MSU Ministry, Ben Jackson
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders
9/9/2018, Sunday morning @ 8 am, Leader: Lynda Forbus, place: FPC Parlor
9/10/2018, Monday afternoon @ 1:30 pm, Leader: Sara Wilson, place: FPC Parlor
9/11/2018, Tuesday evening @ 6 pm, Leader: Vivian Cade, place: her home: 104 Walden Way
9/17/2018, Monday evening @ 6 pm, Leader: Amy Weiskopf, place: her home: 1305 Nottingham Rd
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