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February 24, 2019 Bulletin

02.21.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

February 24, 2019 Bulletin

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+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 FPC Benevolence Missions Support Special Offering for this month. This offering is used to supplement FPC’s local benevolence mission support and mission ministries.


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 to 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 ( ).


Prepare to Receive the Lord’s Supper Faithfully Next Week:

- Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday (8:30 & 11:00 a.m.)

- Ash Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Service (March 6, 6:00 p.m.).

We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper next week in Transfiguration of the Lord (March 3) Sunday Services, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., and, again, on Ash Wednesday Evening – beginning the Lenten Season of Repentant Spiritual Renewal, looking ahead to the conclusion of Lent as we move through Holy Week, and then celebrate Resurrection Sunday (Easter) on April 21.

All baptized and affirming believers who have previously been approved and prepared to discern and partake of the Body, and active in fellowship with our church OR ANY OTHER CHURCH professing personal faith in salvation through Jesus Christ: We invite you to begin this week a focused time of spiritual renewal, in preparation for your sharing Holy Communion next week. God’s Word instructs that our preparation includes repentance, through reconciliation to God and to others (particularly fellow believers from whom you may have become estranged), and through trusting in God’s grace in all things.



Week of February 24, 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.               Dr. Lifer’s In Jesus’ Footsteps Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)  

                               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 26 –Rex Buffington                              

February 28 – Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn


TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)  February 27, March 1 – By members of the congregation for the Glory of God.


Help needed for Church Member on our Prayer List – A church member needs someone to accompany them to Tupelo for a procedure on Monday, April 1.  The procedure will take at least 3 hours.  Please call Rita at the church office to volunteer.  Thank you.


Prayer List

Kevin McCauley (Bob Daniel’s friend)

Sylvia Love

Chares Atkinson

Allison Jackson

Marjorie Malone

Paula Elliott

Paula and Carl Ivey

Ross Collins

Tom McElroy

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Gerlene Lifer

Scottie Knight

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 

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)

John Gassaway and Michael Tubb (Anna Ray Gassaway’s brother-in-law and nephew)

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

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


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: Chicken & Dressing, Corn on the Cob, Green Beans, Rolls, Caramel 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!


If you are interested in being part of our October 2019 Mission Trip to Visit Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland congregations we are helping God to plant in Haddington and Dundee, and if you have not yet spoken to Jack Forbus or to Dr. Lifer as we begin to make our arrangements – then please speak to one of them,… or leave a message this week with Rita Usher, Dr. Lifer’s Pastoral Secretary.


Additional European Travel Opportunity next August: (2020) Olin McBride is leading a trip to Oberammergau, Germany, for the famous Passion Play that occurs in this little village. Departs August 10, 2020 from Memphis. [Land only cost is $1999 if deposit of $500 is made before this Thursday, February 28.  After that date it goes up $500.   Airfare will be around $1250 to $1500.  So total cost if you reserve by this Thursday is about $3500 person.] For more information, call Olin or the church office.