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.
EASTER WORSHIP SERVICES on SUNDAY, APRIL 1:
On April 1, Resurrection Sunday, we will have classic Easter Services in the Sanctuary at 8:30 & 11 a.m.
We will also host our Easter Sunrise Service & Fellowship Breakfast – either at Robinson Lake or* in the FPC Sanctuary.
*The location of the Sunrise Service is TBD – depending on the weather. Please stay posted through the church email notices, or through the Church Office before Good Friday afternoon.
See the Bulletin Insert for Our Complete HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
… and an EASTER LILY ORDER FORM.
Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. This Wednesday’s Dinner: Fried Catfish, French Fries, Hushpuppies, Cole Slaw, 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.
This “spring break week,” our Children’s and Youth groups will not meet. However, join the following Adult Studies Wednesday Night (5:50 -7 p.m.):
Men's Bible Study (Johnson Room). A Life Beyond Amazing,
HOW TO BE FAITHFUL,TECH-Wise Christians and Families:
Dr. Lifer leads this small group study in the Chapel.
ALSO, Join our Chancel Choir practicing for Holy Week, Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy Friendship-making Fellowship & Bible Study
Each Sunday Morning!
Guests and members – If you are not already in a Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group – join us for one of the following:
Adult Sunday School Fellowship Groups, 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Crusader Class - led by Jack Forbus, Ernie George, and other teachers (in the Fellowship Hall)
Discovery & Young Adult Joint Class - led by Bob Daniels (in the Johnson Room of the Church Office Bldg.)
Faith for Life - led by Pastor Martin Lifer (in the Chapel, behind the Sanctuary Chancel)
Joy Class - led by Phil Gruchy (in the Parlor, 1st Floor, Sanctuary Bldg.)
New Covenant Class - led by Jim Beaty (in the Main Room behind Sanctuary Balcony)
Women in the Word - led by Nancy Lifer (in Room S-6, main Sanctuary Floor)
Further Opportunities to Glorify God through His Mission:
Spring Clean-Up Day - Saturday, March 24! 7:30 am -10:30 am
Calling all Church Volunteers (and young helpers) to assist in spring cleaning of our beautiful church campus on Saturday, March 24!
Coffee and biscuits will be available for breakfast beginning at 7:15 am. If available, bring wheel barrows, rakes, trimmers, mulch forks and other outdoor tools or just bring yourself! We will be joined by several members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity so let's be sure to thank them for their volunteer service.
For more information or questions, please contact the following:
Outdoors – Jeff Foster or Myles Carpenter
Children’s Education Building – Ashleigh Murdock, to begin at 9 a.m.
Kitchen – Peggy Branch, to begin at 9 a.m.
Ushers and Greeters Needed
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.
TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)
If you would like to sponsor a Tejeras Meal in 2018, please send a check for $80 made out to Honduras Agape Foundation to Michele Rackley, PO Box 826, Starkville, MS 39760, or in the church office, or you may place your check in the Offering.
Week of March 11, 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.)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)
Gary and Janet Bardwell
Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey
(Daniels’ family friend) -PA
Sylvia Love and her mother
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
Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
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
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
Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville
Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne
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
Elders Serving on Our Session
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is March 25, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
FPC Women’s Ministry – Caitlin Rackley, Moderator
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
Come join a circle, make new friends and study God's word together.
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders this month
March 11th - Sunday Morning Circle - 8am - Church Parlor - Leader Lynda Forbus
March 12th - Monday Afternoon Circle - 1:30pm - Church Parlor - Leader Kay McReynolds
March 19th - Monday Evening Circle - 7:00pm - Leader Amy Aarhus,
Meeting at Amy's home at 108 Hiwassee Dr.
March 20th - Tuesday Evening Circle - 6:00pm - Leader Orly Hardin,
Meeting at Vivian Cade's at 104 Walden Way.
The FPC Women’s Ministries will again be offering a scholarship to a deserving student of our church this spring. Applications are available in the church office, and are due in the office by Friday, April 15, at noon. If you have questions about the PW scholarship, please contact Jane Vemer at 662-324-8316 ( ) or another member of the Coordinating Team.
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.
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
Mar 13 – Caitlin Rackley Mar 15 – Bob Boyd
FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team
Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor
Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary
Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director
Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist
Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director
Alexis Thibodeaux, Youth Ministry
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director