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February 4, 2018

02.02.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

February 4, 2018

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The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in honor of the birth of Everett Young Kemp by his grandmother, Dianne Faulk.


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



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.



University Students – Join us for Lunch Fellowship Today!

Join Dr. Lifer, Kirk Kinard, Peyton & Catherine Fandel, and other FPC members and college students for a fellowship lunch and for discussing an upcoming Bible Study opportunity. We’ll meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall today following the 11 a.m. worship service.



Fresh Flowers for the Sanctuary

If you would like to provide flowers for our Sanctuary for Lord’s Day worship, 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.



Prepare for HOLY COMMUNION, and Come to the Lord’s Table Next Sunday and Next Wednesday Night.

We will celebrate Communion next week: in our morning services on Transfiguration Sunday (February 11); and then again at our 6 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service (February 14).  

We invite all baptized and affirming believers who have previously been approved and prepared to discern and partake of the Body to enter this week of spiritual renewal in seeking to share in the Lord’s Supper – including renewal through 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.



Sunday, February 25

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

10:00 a.m. - Unified, Single Worship Service; and a Church-wide Fellowship Lunch following the Worship Service.




JOIN US WEDNESDAY FOR Friends & Family Fellowship!

This Wednesday’s Dinner: Ham, Purple-hull Peas, Cream Corn, Cornbread, 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.

Children’s, SOS & Youth Ministries (5:50 -7 p.m.)

Adult Studies Wednesday Night:

Men's Bible Study (Johnson Room) A Life Beyond Amazing by David Jeremiah.

Women’s Bible Study (Parlor) - We Saved You a Seat,  by Lisa-Jo Baker.

HOW TO BE FAITHFUL,TECH-Wise Christians and Families:

Practical Steps to Put Technology and Social Media in Their Proper Places

(Chapel) Dr. Lifer


…ALSO, our Chancel Choir practices on Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.




Church-Wide Valentine’s Pot-Luck Fellowship

Next Sunday Night, February 11. Everyone is invited to a pot-luck dinner on Sunday February 11th 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.


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  (Thanks to Craig Aarhus for making this link shorter and easier to type!)



Feb 6 – Loren Zimmerman                               Feb 8 – Ross Collins


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. 



Week of February 4, 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

Rev. Scott Griffin’s father, Rev. Griffin

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

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

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home