Week of January 5, 2020
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- FRIDAY: 9 a.m. – Noon, 1-4 p.m.
Church Office Open
WEDNESDAY: 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice
THURSDAY: 1-2:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study
Friends & Family Wednesday Fellowship Dinner, Bible Studies, and Youth & Children’s Ministries begin NEXT Wednesday, January 15.
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
John Clark Packer
Bruce and Betty Latimer
Mae Glass (Vivien Miller’s mother)
Scott Guest and Thomas Guest (son & grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)
Sean and Morgan Clark Schnurr & Family
Bruce Leopold, Danielle Gregory (friend of Bruce Leopold)
Sherry Siler (BrynTaylor’s sister)
Ross Collins, Madison Collins (son of Ross and Margaret Collins)
Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell
Cindy Stewart (friend of George and Jane Vemer)
Aspen Reynolds (Anita Reynold’s granddaughter)
Teresa Miller (Amy Harrison’s mom)
Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky), Michael Belcher(friend of the Iveys)
Bob and Dot Forbus, and Staci Moak (brother, sister-in-law, and daughter of Jack Forbus)
Leslie Drane, Frances Ellis (Ellen Mauldin’s brother and sister)
Bill and Tan Chapman
Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade), and Hazel Davis (Wallace Cade’s aunt)
Diane Daniels and Delores Irvin (Diane’s sister)
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)
David Henderson, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepbrother & sister)
Frances Knoll Waltman and Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s sister and mother)
Larry Melton (Kathy Wright’s father)
Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living
Bessie Montgomery –Montgomery Gardens
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
Mary Jo Wallace –The Blake at Flowood
Carolyn Wofford –Heritage at Irene Wood, Memphis, Tennessee
Next Sunday, January 12, at our 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, we will ordain and install the following Elders-Elect and Deacons-Elect:
Session Class of 2022
Diaconate Class of 2022
New Wednesday Night Adult Studies – Beginning January 15:
The Acclaimed New Bible Study Course for Men and Women Comes to FPC,
Facilitated by Rev. Joe Nasvytis on Wednesday Nights:
Apologetics at the Cross: AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN WITNESS
Dr. Joshua Chatraw and Dr. Mark Allen Equip Christians to Think Biblically in How to(a) Introduce Christian Faith, and (b) Respond to Concerns, Questions, and Objections Often Raised. In other words, this class helps Christians “Give the Reason for Our Sure Hope.”
Women’s Wednesday Night Bible Study: Women, join us in the New Year/spring semester as we study together on Wednesday nights during the Friends and Family program. We will begin the semester with Priscilla Shirer’s 5-session study Breathe, embracing the concept of Sabbath and how it can change our lives! Please sign up through the church office or contact Orly Hardin to order your study journal. Looking forward to our women’s Wednesday night group being back together on Wednesday evenings in 2020!
FPC Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry
Janice Kinard, Moderator
WMCT will meet Tuesday, January 7 @ noon at the church office.
Mission for the month – FPC Children’s Ministry
Lesson 4: Discontent, Prepare and Read Romans 12:9-21
Sun, 1/12 @ 8:00 am, location: Parlor Tues, 1/14 @ 6:00 pm, location: TBA
Mon, 1/13 @ 1:30 pm, location: Parlor Mon, 1/20 @ 7:00 pm, location: home of Ashleigh Murdock
Further FPC Bible Studies for Women in this New Year:
The Women in the Word Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group.
Led by Nancy Lifer, this group meets each Sunday in Room S-6
(on the main Sanctuary Floor, around the corner from the Chapel).
The group includes women of all generations and backgrounds – single and married, from college students & young adult through VIP-age members. The group is currently studying the New Testament Book of James.
For more information, speak to Nancy Lifer, or email her at
Thursday Women’s Bible Study Group Begins New Series THIS THURSDAY, (Jan. 9): To Live Is Christ by Beth Moore is an 11-Session, in-depth study of the life and ministry of Paul. Exploring the life of Paul will, among other things: deepen our understanding of God’s grace; demonstrate God’s ability to use anyone who is willing to serve Him; demonstrate the impact one surrendered life can have; encourage us to remain strong and steadfast during times of suffering; and most of all, increase our passion to know Christ!
Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:30p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
The study guide costs approximately $16.00. Please contact the church office to order your guide, or contact Susan at or 662- 312-6052.
Attention, 5th-Grade Students and Parents of 5th-Graders:
Our Christian Education Ministry has opened enrollment this month (through January 22) for COVENANT, BREAD, AND CUP – our class focused on: (a) teaching our 5th-Graders about a Biblical & Reformed (Presbyterian) understanding of God’s covenant with his people and of Christian worship and sacraments; (b) preparing baptized 5th graders to partake of the Lord’s Supper later this spring [provided that the students are baptized and have parental consent to partake]; and (c) helping equip our 5th Graders to be better prepared for their future participation as Youth in our Confirmation Program for Middle School and High School students. The class will meet each Sunday during the 11:00 a.m. Worship service – beginning January 26 and concluding in March. In addition, class students will assist in the 11:00 a.m. Service during Sundays in March. Janice Kinard will be the lead instructor, and other church officers and/or ministry staff will join Janice on various Sundays during the class. Prior to Holy Week in April, all children faithfully participating will – provided parental consent – be approved by the Session to receive Communion (the Lord’s Supper).
To register your 5th-Grade child for the class, please contact Kathy Wright in the church office by January 22 at 323-1994 or by email at