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 using one of these devices during the service.
Deacon of the Month: Johnny Fair
Today’s Ushers: Derrick and Pam Metts
Today’s Greeters: Janice Kinard and Jane Bobbitt
Condolences to and Prayers for Family of Jimmy McKell: While we rejoice that longtime FPC member James R. (Jimmy) McKell on Wednesday, July 18, joined the Church Triumphant, please join us as we continue extended condolences to – and to pray for God’s comfort to – Vivian and John Cade, Vivian’s sister and brothers, and the other members of the McKell and Cade families. Services were at FPC yesterday.
The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Jimmy McKell by his family.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
All members are asked to attend – and all visitors are invited to -- our Annual Congregational Meeting TODAY, at the close of the worship service.
Reports and Action Items before the Annual Meeting include:
- A Report on the 2018 Budget and on Your Giving & Ministry Finances to date;
- Other Ministry Planning Updates; and
- The Election of two At-Large congregational members to the 2018-2019 Congregational Nominating Committee. The 2017-2018 Nominating Committee is presenting the following four nominees to be considered when the congregation at its Annual Meeting on July 22 elects two (2) At-Large-Members to serve on the 2018-2019 Congregational Nominating Committee:
Amy Aarhus, Wanda Anthony, Pat Bryan, and Keith Hodge
Immediately following the Annual Congregational Meeting:
CALLED MEETING OF THE CORPORATION
A Special Meeting of the Members of First Presbyterian Church of Starkville, Mississippi, Inc.
[All active, voting members of the congregation are members of the corporation].
The purpose of this Meeting is to review and act upon the Board of Directors’ recommendation to adopt proposed corporate Bylaws.
[All members have received by email or by postal mail a copy of the proposed Bylaws, and additional copies are again also available in the Sanctuary, as they were last Sunday]
Ushers and Greeters Needed for Sunday Morning Services! Please Choose Your Dates and Volunteer to Serve the Lord on One or More Sundays. Access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up for Sundays through the end of the year, or call Rita at the church office 662-323-1994 or contact Vivian Cade at .
Sign up for the 8:30 Service: tinyurl.com/FPC8-30Ushers-Greeters-Aug-Dec
or for the 11:00 a.m. Service Aug.-December: tinyurl.com/FPC11amUshers-Greeters-Jul-Dec
Visiting with Us?
We warmly welcome you to our worship of God. We hope you can be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays and also connect with other study and fellowship opportunities at FPC. To learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, church membership, and/or opportunities to learn and serve at FPC, please speak to Pastor Lifer following the service,… or you may call the church office or send a note to him via email ( ).
FIRSTConnect Cards! Visitors – including MSU and other university students … and FPC Members (if you need to update your information or let us know of Prayer Requests or Ministry Questions): Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering or in one of our FIRSTConnect Boxes inside the entranceways.
All Women (Church Members and Guests)
are invited to our second 2018 Summer Social:
THIS Tuesday July 24, 6 p.m., at the home of Kristen Skinner,1103 Yorkshire Road, Starkville (in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood).
If you would like to help us with provisions, then bring sweet, salty or beverage to share.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to Kristen, Nancy Lifer or Orly Hardin.
We look forward to having you join us!
Also, our VIP July Fellowship
(Very Important Presbyterians, Age 60+)
is THIS Tuesday, July 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to Peggy Branch 662-418-1310;
Help us Prepare for Our Next DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER on August 5 for the Rackleys. Will and Caitlin Rackley are expecting the birth of their second child. Please bring Diapers and/or Wipes to the Church Office during office hours or to the Diapers & Wipes Tub in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, July 29.
Thank you for your continued and faithful support of
Palmer Home for Children
Did you know that the Palmer Home Thrift Store has a program called Corners of Your Field through which they give gift cards to FPC when you donate? FPC can then use these cards for ministry and mission purposes. Please let them know you are from FPC when you donate. (Please see the Fellowship Hall bulletin board for more details. Also look there for PICKUPMYDONATION.com for information on scheduling free pickups for donations of large items.)
Week of July 22, 2018
SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Gathering (Fellowship Hall)
10:00 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)
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.)
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
July 24 – Rex Buffington July 26 – Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn
TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)
July 25 and 27 – For the glory of God by Anonymous Supporters.
Randell and Jean Ann Foxworth
Ben and Allison Jackson
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Glen and Karen Sisk (Joe and Carol Mobley’s daughter and son-in-law)
Carol & Joe Mobley
Billy and Brenda Harrington
John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas
Captain Matt Savage
Lauren Cooper (granddaughter of Wallace & Gloria Cade)
Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey (family friend) -PA
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)
Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s mother) Stuttgart, AR
Dawn Allen (Nell Hartness’ granddaughter) - Starkville
Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)
Carl Ivey, Sr. – Dukedom, Kentucky
Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson) – Birmingham, Alabama
Craig Wolf (Paula Elliott’s son-in-law) – Huntsville, Alabama
Danny Carlisle (Loren Zimmerman’s friend)
Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister and her brother Leslie’s grandson)
Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living
Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne
Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville
Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
Jane Lusk – The Claiborne
Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia
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
Lu Graham (Jane Zitta’s sister) – The Hermitage, Richmond, Virginia
Elders Serving on Our Session
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Bob Daniels, Acting Clerk of Session
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is August 19, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Janice Kinard, Moderator
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
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.
FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team
Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor
Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary
Ben Jackson, Assistant Minister for FPC’s CCO University Ministry
Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director
Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist
Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director
Kirk Kinard, Youth Ministry
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director
Visit Our Website for Ministry Resources and News: www.fpcstarkville.org
Church Office – 307 University Drive, Starkville, Mississippi 39759
Phone | 662-323-1994, Fax | 662-323-1999
Office Hours – Mon. - Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:30 p.m.