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: Kristen Skinner
Today’s Ushers: Derick and Pam Metts
Today’s Greeters: Janice Kinard and Jane Bobbitt
Ushers and Greeters Needed! 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
Sign up for the 10:00 a.m. Service in July or the 11:00 a.m. Service Aug.-December: tinyurl.com/FPC11amUshers-Greeters-Jul-Dec
The Sanctuary Flowers are given by members of the congregation to the Glory of God in honor of Randell and Jean Ann Foxworth.
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 ( ).
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.
Appreciation from Joe and Carol Mobley
There aren’t enough words for us to express our appreciation to our FPC family for the cards, visits, food, and especially prayers during this ordeal. We are slowly improving and started therapy July 2 at the Wellness Center to try to get our stamina and strength back. We especially want to thank Rita for all the organization and thank Martin for his prayers and visits. We are looking forward to the time when we can again be active participants in FPC.
Love in Christ,
Carol and Joe Mobley
Notice to FPC Members Regarding Congregational and Corporate Meetings on Sunday, July 22:
(1) All members are asked to attend – and all visitors are invited to --
FPC’s Annual Congregational Meeting at the close of the 10:00 a.m. Service.
On July 22, in our 10:00 a.m. Worship Service and then at our Annual Congregational Meeting – hear updates on
Reports and Action Items before the Annual Meeting include:
- a Report on the 2018 Budget and on Your Giving & Ministry Finances to date in 2018;
- Other Ministry Planning Updates; and
- The Election of two At-Large congregational members to the 2018-2019 Congregational Nominating Committee.
(2) Then – following the Annual Congregational Meeting – there will also be on Sunday morning, July 22, a
Special Meeting of the Members of First Presbyterian Church Starkville, Inc.
[All active, voting members of the congregation are members of the corporation].
The purpose of this Special Meeting of the Members of FPC, Inc., is to review and act upon the Board of Directors’ recommendation to adopt proposed corporate Bylaws.
[All members are receiving by email or by postal mail a copy of the proposed Bylaws.]
As we continue thanking God for Winn Fandel’s birth, please consider helping our FPC Women’s Ministry in providing meals for the Fandel family
in these next 2-3 weeks following the birth on their son Winn.
Follow the directions below to choose a date to bring a meal.
Last Name: Fandel Password: Fandel
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER – August 4
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 on weekdays or to the Diapers & Wipes Tub in the Fellowship Hall one of the upcoming Sundays of this month.
Then join us Sunday, August 4, during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Rackley family.
Week of July 8, 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: 6:00 p.m. Adult Chancel 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.)
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
July 10 – Rebecca Banzhaf July 12 – Ross Collins
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
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 / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is August 19, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Caitlin Rackley, 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