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February 3, 2019 Bulletin

02.01.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

February 3, 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.


Help Needed for Sunday Worship Services!

Please Volunteer to Be an Usher or Greeter on One or More Sundays.

Please access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up, or call Rita at the church office 662-323-1994.

Sign up for the 8:30 a.m. Service: https://tinyurl.com/FPC-830am-U-G-Jan-Jun-2019

Sign up for the 11:00 a.m. Service: https://tinyurl.com/FPC-11am-U-G-Jan-Jun-2019


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 ( ).

We also hope you will plan to be guests of Pastor and Nancy Lifer, with other FPC members and visitors, for our FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship, TODAY, 12:10-1:15, p.m.

This is an excellent opportunity for all currently visiting FPC to learn more about becoming part of our church family and ministries. We can provide childcare and lunch for younger children whose parents attending. Please simply speak with Pastor Lifer, Nancy, or Ashleigh Murdock today.  


Inviting all Participants in Scouting & Trail Life Programs to Join Us in Celebrating Scouting & Trail Sunday Next Lord’s Day, February 10!

Next week’s Lord’s Day is the National Calendar date for Scouting and Trail Life Recognition at Church. We invite all children, youth, and adult participants in all GSA programs (Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scouts, etc.), BSA programs (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.), and Trail Life programs to wear your uniforms to FPC next Sunday and – if you can – please connect with Vivian Cade, Ashleigh Murdock, Glenda Clark today or this week, …. or contact Rita Usher (in the Church Office) to: Volunteer to help with our Fellowship Gathering next Sunday; and/or to Volunteer to help with Greeting and Ushering at our worship services on February 10.


VIP Valentine’s Luncheon on 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! 



Week of February 3, 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 5 – Loren Zimmerman                          February 7 – Billy Harrington


A “Thank You” Note from Harold & Scottie Knight to Their Church Family:

“We appreciated all the food, cards, prayers, and help through this month.  Thank you for EVERYTHING!” 


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

Ashleigh Murdock and Hawkins Murdock

Raleigh Wood (Jack Forbus’ friend)

Beverly Smitherman (Ellen Mauldin’s cousin)

Bob and Dot Forbus (brother and sister-in-law 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

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: Pulled Pork w/ BBQ Sauce, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Rolls, Cream Cheese 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!


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/


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 ( ).