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February 10, 2019 Bulletin

02.08.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

February 10, 2019 Bulletin

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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 these devices today!


Deacon of the Month: Joel Downey (8:30) Jason Ryder (11:00)

Today’s Ushers: (8:30) – Marshall Molen; (11:00) – Ernie George, Larry Anthony

Today’s Greeters: (8:30) – Pattie Molen; (11:00) – Leslie Corey, Wanda Anthony


Members of our FPC congregation have given today’s Sanctuary Flowers to the Glory of God and enhance our worship of God this Lord’s Day.


Visiting with Us?

We warmly welcome you to our worship of God this Lord’s Day.

Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering … or in a FIRSTConnect Box in the entranceways.

To learn more about faith 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 ( ).


+Please join us this month in prayer support for University Minister Ben Jackson, our FPC/MSU students going to the Jubilee Conference, and for all other students and leaders from across the world who will be participating February 22-24. If the Lord is also leading you to provide further, specific support – beyond regular tithe and offering (which already provide the foundational support for our University Ministry and most of FPC’s further ministries and mission work) – then please write an additional check made payable to FPC or direct an additional payment to FPC (above & beyond your regular tithe) with the specific Memo Line Note: “University Ministry/ Scholarship Help.” 


VIP Valentine’s Luncheon this Friday, February 15

It’s time to have some fun!  We are having a VIP (Very Important Presbyterians) Valentine’s luncheon on Friday, February 15th at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring a photo (or photos) from your wedding. J  If you like, you can bring photos of your parents’ wedding too. We will have a wonderful lunch and will share our photos and stories of our lives and loves.  Please call the church office (662-323-1994) by Monday, Feb. 11, to R.S.V.P.  We hope to you can join us! 


Youth and Children’s Ministry

The Youth and Children (3rd grade and up) will be attending Winter Jam in Tupelo, on Thursday, February 21.  If you are interested in more information, please contact Ashleigh Murdock or Kirk Kinard at  For more details about the concerts, see this link http://2019.jamtour.com/


Have you signed up for Right Now Media Yet?

All FPC members & current visitors may go to rightnowmedia.org to see the wonderful content that is available:  Bible studies, children’s videos, conferences, leadership training, etc., from excellent Christian leaders and teachers, as well as Christian movies, and more.

Here are 3 easy ways to sign up for Right Now Media

  • On your Computer – Go to this link https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/FPCStarkville
  • On your Phone – Text RightNow FPCStarkville to 41411
  • By QR code – Open the camera on your phone. Hover over this QR code. (Please see attached bulletin for QR code.) It will pop up the link for you to sign up.


Week of February 10, 2019

SUNDAY:                  8:30 a.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)

                               5:15 p.m.               Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                               6:00 p.m.               Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)

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                                                    

THURSDAY:             1:00 p.m.               Women’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                                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.)




February 12 – Rebecca Banzhaf                    February 14 – Ross Collins



A “Thank You” Note from the Gentry and Kinard families to Their Church Family:

Appreciation to our church family from the family of Thelma Gentry:  She was a woman who walked with the Lord in her own special way.  Your prayers were answered because we felt his comfort.  Your love came through because we were cared for during the memorial service, visitation, and meal ministry.                  In Christ,

          Elvis, Janice, Elliott and Kirk Kinard, Mal and Gloria Gentry.


Prayer List

Sylvia Love

Scottie Knight

Chares Atkinson

Allison Jackson

Marjorie Malone

Paula Elliott

Paula and Carl Ivey

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Gerlene Lifer

Hawkins Murdock

Beverly Smitherman (Ellen Mauldin’s cousin)

Bob and Dot Forbus, and Raleigh Wood (brother, sister-in-law, and friend of Jack Forbus)

Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade)

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest).

Frances Knoll Waltman and Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s sister and mother)

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

Michael Tubb – Anna Ray Gassaway’s nephew

David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)

Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister and her brother Leslie’s grandson)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey and Craig D. Campbell  (family friends of Bob & Diane Daniels)

Marie Tubb and John Gassaway (Anna Ray Gassaway’s sister-in-law & brother-in-law)

Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)

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)

David Sanders (Friend of Loren Zimmerman)


Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living

Bessie Montgomery – Montgomery Gardens

Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne

Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville

Jane Lusk – The Claiborne

Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia

Frances Oakley – Sunnybrook Estates, Madison

Marie Tramel – Plain View, Richland

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


FPC Officers

The Session and Diaconate meet monthly.

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Bob Daniels, Clerk of Session

Elders Emeriti: James (Jim) Long and Dero Ramsey

Elders Serving on Our Session

Class of 2019 

Class of 2020 

Dolph Bryan 

Carl Ivey 

Harold Clark 

Jim Beaty 

Cecelia Cook 

Peggy Johnson 

Bob Daniels 

Jeff Foster 

Orly Hardin 


Edward Kemp 

Class of 2021 


Wallace Cade 


Jack Forbus 


Will Martin 


Cal Rackley 

Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate

Class of 2019 

Class of 2021 

Peggy Branch 

Glenda Clark 

Vivian Cade 

Jack Cook 

Joel Downey 

Peyton Fandel 

Jason Ryder  

Robby Holditch  

Class of 2020 


Tabor Mullen 


Kristen Skinner 


Johnny Fair 


Jeremy Murdock


Officer-Leaders of Ministry Teams

Please speak to these leaders today to learn more about the following ministry teams:

Bob Daniels                                                             Administrative Team

Peggy Johnson                                                             Education Team

Jack Forbus                                             Outreach and Missions Team

Orly Hardin                                                               Shepherding Team

Cecelia Cook                                                                    Worship Team


FPC Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry

Janice Kinard, Moderator

Mission for February:  FPC Youth Ministry – Kirk Kinard

Lesson:  Week 4, The Kingdoms and the Prophets

Circle Meetings - 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Mon.)

Sunday, 2/10 – Parlor , 8 am, Leader Lynda Forbus

Monday, 2/11 – Parlor, 1:30 pm, Leader Sara Wilson

Tuesday, 2/12 -  6 pm – Home of Marquita Beaty, 103 Clairmont Cir, Leader:  Vivian Cade

Monday, 2/18 – 7 pm, Home of Kristen Skinner, 1103 Yorkshire, Leader:  Amy Weiskopf            


FPC Starkville (EPC) Men’s Ministry

Will Rackley, President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer



Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner - Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m.

THIS Wednesday’s Dinner: Beef Tips, Rice & Gravy, Lima Beans, Rolls, Red Velvet 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 by Monday, at NOON!


University Ministry

On Mondays, Ben and Allison Jackson host a CCO/FPC meal to students in their home. Church members are invited not only to help with food but to eat and mingle with everyone. If you would like to join in some way, please speak to or email Allison or Ben ( ).