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February 11, 2018 Bulletin

02.09.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

February 11, 2018 Bulletin

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Deacon of the Month: Jason Ryder

Today’s Ushers: 8:30 Gary Bardwell; 11:00 – Lee Weiskopf, Ernie George

Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Carolyn Coleman; 11:00 – Amy Weiskopf

The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God in memory of our parents by Dero and Adelaide Ramsey.


We continue to pray for God’s comfort for Darinda and Phil Gruchy, and their family, following the death of Darinda’s mother, Johnnie Louise Young Brown. 


Ash Wednesday

Join us This WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14

Ash Wednesday begins the season of spiritual repentance and renewal known as “Lent.”

Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner 5:15-5:45 p.m.

This Wednesday’s Dinner: Fried Chicken Strips, Baked Potato, Green Beans, 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.

Ash Wednesday Communion Service 6 p.m.

Including the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.


Visiting with Us?

We warmly welcome you to our worship of God.  We hope you can visit our other ministries and be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays.  Please speak to Pastor Martin Lifer following today’s service (outside the front entrance), … or contact him at the church office or via email ( ). Let us know of any special prayer requests, and learn more about growing in your faith or, specifically, about joining our church family.

We also hope you will plan to be guests of Pastor and Nancy Lifer, together with other FPC members, for our

FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship on

Sunday, March 4, 12:10-1:15, p.m.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about being part of our church family and ministries. (We can provide childcare and lunch food for younger children whose parents will be with us. Please simply let Pastor, Nancy, or the Church Office know you are coming.)



TONIGHT - Church-Wide Valentine’s Pot-Luck Fellowship! Everyone is invited to a pot-luck dinner tonight at 5:30 pm.  Bring your favorite dish and enjoy a Valentine themed dinner with your church family. 

Winter Jam for Kids and Youth

Calling all 3rd-6th graders and Youth!! The Winter Jam 2018 Christian concert is February 22nd at 7 pm. Don't miss this amazing night of worship! Let Ashleigh Murdock know if you will attend.


Sunday, February 25

Join leaders from the Central South Presbytery celebrating FPC’s Becoming a Full, Voting Congregation in the EPC:

10:00 a.m. - Unified, Single Worship Service;

and Our Church-wide Fellowship Lunch following the Worship Service.



Fresh Flowers for the Sanctuary. If you would like to provide flowers for a Lord’s Day worship services, please call Rita Usher in the church office for details and/or to reserve a date.  You may provide one or two arrangements or contribute smaller amounts to a flower fund.

Ushers and Greeters Needed

We had a great response to the First Serve cards for ushers and greeters, but we wanted to give everyone the chance to be a part of this important service to our church.  Please access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up for any Sundays from now through June, or you may call Rita at the church office or contact Vivian Cade at  to sign up.

8:30 Service: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4faaac2ba4f58-830

11:00 Service: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4faaac2ba4f58-11amservice.


Week of February 11, 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:  5:15 p.m.      Friends & Family Meal

                        5:50 p.m       Children’s Choir, SOS, Youth Discipleship

                        6:00 p.m.      Adult 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.)



Prayer List

Robert McDavid

Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)

Mary Jo Wallace and Family

Rusty Bouchillon

Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey  (Daniels’ family friend) -PA

Jane Zitta

Sylvia Love

Marjorie Malone

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

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)

Dawn Allen (Nell Hartness’ granddaughter) - Starkville

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Cattie Taylor

Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)

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

Bessie Montgomery

Mae Glass (Vivien Miller’s mother)

Carl Ivey, Sr. – Dukedom, Kentucky

Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson) – Birmingham, Alabama

Marshall McReynolds (Sherylan Webb’s nephew) – Tupelo

Craig Wolf (Paula Elliott’s son-in-law) – Huntsville, Alabama

Danny Carlisle (Loren Zimmerman’s friend)

Frances Ellis, Christopher A. Cook, and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister, grandson – U.S. Army-Poland – and her brother Leslie’s grandson)

Billy Ray Ball (Dolph Bryan’s Uncle) – Tuscaloosa

Madeline Bell (Greta Bryan’s great niece) – Vienna, Virginia

Jack Boren & family, Ryan Carrithers, Tonia McLendon, and Sue Salley (friends of Dolph & Greta Bryan)


Health Care / Assisted Living Prayer List

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home

Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne

Jane Lusk – The Claiborne

Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia

Kathleen Smithson Lawson – Vicker’s Personal Care Home

Lu Graham (Jane Zitta’s sister) – The Hermitage, Richmond, Virginia

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


New Church Pictorial Directory! A professional photographer will begin taking family portraits for the directory on March 1-3 at our church. You can sign up online by using the link below. If you do not have access to a computer you can call the church office to make this appointment at your convenience. Please click the following link to make an appointment: https://tinyurl.com/FPCpictures


Construction at Robinson Lake The road to Robinson Lake will be under construction. Work will start on the spillway across the road about 200 feet from our gates.  If you are visiting our property, please be mindful of this construction.  Proceed with caution and be careful not to disturb the concrete forms. 



Feb 13 – Caitlin Rackley                    Feb 15 – Bob Boyd



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

Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate



Jay Cook

John Rush


Peggy Branch

Vivian Cade

Joel Downey

Jimbo Hearnsberger

Jason Ryder


Tabor Mullen

Kristen Skinner

Johnny Fair

Jeremy Murdock

FPC Women’s Ministry Caitlin Rackley, Moderator

Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)

You are invited!

If you are not a member of a monthly Women’s Bible Study group we would love to have you join one.  Just pick the one that suits your schedule the best. We have a great time studying God's word and growing in our faith.  (Making new friends, too!)


Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders


Feb 11, Sunday, 8:00 am, Parlor –

Chairman - Lynda Forbus


Feb 13, Tuesday, 6:00 pm, Marquita Beaty's Home

                      (103 Clairmont Circle 662-769-7911) –

         Chairman - Orly Hardin

Feb 12, Monday, 1:30 pm, Parlor–

Chairman - Kay McReynolds


Feb 21, Monday, 7:00 pm, location TBA-

         Chairman - Amy Aarhus

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.