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June 10, 2018 Bulletin

06.08.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

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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 using one of these devices during the service.


Our church continues to extend condolences to and prayers on behalf of:

Alice Dawson and family, following the death on June 1 of FPC’s Mike Dawson; and

- Robert & Jean Alice McDavid, Frankie McDavid Oswalt and family, following the death on June 3 of John Oswalt.


Deacon of the Month: Jeremy Murdock

Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –George Vemer; 11:00 – Harold Knight; John McReynolds

Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Mary Jane Vemer; 11:00 – Ernie George


Ushers and Greeters Needed

Our current schedule for Ushers and Greeters runs out at the end of this month. Please 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


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 students (and FPC Members, if you need to update your information or let us know of Prayer Requests): Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering or in one of our FIRSTConnect Boxes inside the entranceways.



How to Help the Mobleys

To provide meals for Joe Mobley, follow the directions below to sign up online, or call Rita Usher at the church office 662-323-1994. Please provide single serve meals only; full dinners are not required. You may want to share part of a meal you are already serving to your family. 

Go to takethemameal.com.

In the “Find” box in the middle of the screen type the following:

Recipient Last Name: Mobley

Password: mobolo

Click Find in the green box.


Plan to be with us for Our Annual Early Summer Freedom Celebration Fellowship Event

TODAY, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at FPC’s Robinson Lake

with  Children’s Paint Run and Kick-off for Summer VBS!



Also This Week: Children’s Ministry VBS 

Monday- Thursday, June 11-14 (8:30-11:30 a.m.) 


For children Ages 4 years-old thru Rising 6th graders

Want to Help at VBS? Contact Ashleigh Murdock at 662-312-9884 or to volunteer.


Unified Worship Services at 10:00 am for our July Sundays

Next month we will have a single, unified Lord’s Day Worship Service beginning at 10:00 am on each of the five Sundays of July (1, 8, 15, 22 and 29).  In addition, our Children’s and Youth Sunday School will not meet during July; however, we will provide childcare during the 10:00 am services in July.  Beginning Sunday, August 5, we will resume our regular Sunday morning schedule of two services at 8:30 and 11:00 am, and our full Sunday School schedule will be back at 9:45-10:30 on Sunday mornings.



Caleb and Betsy Luke are expecting the birth of their second child this summer: a little brother for Wade. 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  on Sundays Then, please plan to join us in two weeks – Sunday, June 24, during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.)  for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Luke family.


Week of June 10, 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

                                  4:30-7:00 p.m.    Freedom Celebration at Robinson Lake

MONDAY:                  7:00 p.m.             Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts Building)

                                 8:30-11:30 a.m.    Vacation Bible School (also T, W, Th)

                                 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.)



Prayer List

Carol & Joe Mobley

John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas

Laurin Scales

Pat Cardwell (Emily Daniels’ grandmother) - Sylacauga, AL

Hawkins Murdock

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)

Lauren Cooper (granddaughter of Wallace & Gloria Cade)

June Carpenter

Shirley Randle

Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell

Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware  

Jack Burton

Nancy Lifer

Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey  (family friend) -PA

Marjorie Malone

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

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)

Bessie Montgomery

Jane Zitta

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, Christopher A. Cook, and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister, grandson –

U.S. Army-Poland – and her brother Leslie’s grandson)


Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living

Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home

Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne

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


Myles Carpenter

Jack Forbus

Randell Foxworth

Allen Johnson

Janice Kinard

Perry Rackley


Dolph Bryan

Harold Clark

Cecelia Cook

Bob Daniels

Orly Hardin

Edward Kemp


Carl Ivey

Jim Beaty

Peggy Johnson

Jeff Foster

Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk

The Session’s next Stated Meeting is TODAY, 12:30 p.m.


Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate


Jay Cook

John Rush


Peggy Branch

Vivian Cade

Joel Downey

Jason Ryder


Tabor Mullen

Kristen Skinner

Johnny Fair

Jeremy Murdock


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.



June 12 – Rebecca Banzhaf             June 14 – Ross Collins

If you are interested in volunteering with Casserole Kitchen, please speak to Loren Zimmerman today, or contact him by email –


FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team

Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor                                          

Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary                                        

Ben Jackson, Assistant Minister for FPC’s CCO University Ministry Outreach

Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director                                    

Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator  

Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist                      

Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director            

Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian                                      

Amanda Corley, Child Care Director