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May 12, 2019 Bulletin

05.10.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

May 12, 2019 Bulletin

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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 these devices!

Deacons of the Month: Joel Downey and Jason Ryder

Today’s Ushers: (8:30) – Levette Johnson; (11:00) – Sonny Stuart, Wallace Cade

Today’s Greeters: (8:30) – Peggy Johnson; (11:00) – Patsy Stuart, Gloria Cade


A Rose for Each Woman in Worship Today: Mrs. Gerlene Lifer, Pastor Martin Lifer’s mother, has again provided roses, requesting that each woman (not only mothers but also all women) in worship on this special Sunday receive a rose – in thanksgiving to God for blessing us in all grace, including through each woman who is a part of our Christian ministry and fellowship.


Visiting with Us?

We warmly welcome you to our worship of God this Lord’s Day.

Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering … or in a FIRSTConnect Box in the entranceways.

To learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, as well as about church membership, your spiritual growth, and ways to learn & serve at FPC – please speak to Pastor Lifer following the service, or call him this week at the church office. You may also send a message to him via email ( ).


The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Jeff Foster in honor of his wife, Barbara Foster, and all the mothers in our church. Happy Mothers’ Day!


Prayers for Reid and Madeleine – looking forward to their wedding this Saturday! Please join us in prayers and best wishes, seeking and trusting in the Lord’s blessings for the wedding and marriage of FPC Ministry Intern Reid Roberson and his fiancée, Madeleine Meilstrup, this Saturday. [The wedding will be celebrated at the First Baptist Church of Brookhaven,]



FPC on Mission!

God is doing great things. Come this Wednesday evening to hear how God can use FPC’s overseas mission to change & bless you, plant new congregations, and reach the souls of nations – all for God’s glory!

Mission Meeting this Wednesday

5:15-6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Light Dinner will be served.

Join Pastor Lifer, Members of our Mission Outreach Team, and Rev. Ed Norton of Independent Presbyterian Church (Memphis) and the UK Partnership to learn more about:

- What God is doing through the new congregations FPC is helping sponsor with the Free Church of Scotland – The Haddington Community Church and The Charleston Church Plant.

- Pastor Lifer’s mission visit to those church plants, in preparation for bringing FPC members to visit & help in our upcoming October 11-19 Mission Trip to Scotland.

- Plans for the October Mission Visit, and how you might participate.


“Scotland is losing the equivalent of 10 dying churches a month. Many new churches that actually share the gospel and lead to new Christian disciples are needed to reverse this crisis and to share the gospel with present and future generations in Scotland."  Rev. Neil MacMillan, Director of Training for Generation and the Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Edinburgh



                                   Week of May 12, 2019

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:              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)

                              5:30 p.m.   Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                              6:00 p.m.   Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)

THURSDAY:           1:00 p.m.   Women’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

                              6:00 p.m.   Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)

SATURDAY:           6:00 p.m.   Narcotics Anonymous (Christian Education Bldg.)



May 14 – Loren Zimmerman                May 16 – Bob Boyd


We offer prayers of thanksgiving for the family of Rev. and Mrs. Steve and Sharon Davis upon the marriage of their son, Jacob Davis to Katherine Bain earlier this month.


Forrest Foxworth - will graduate and be awarded a Master of Divinity Degree this Saturday, May 18, by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Jacksonville Campus, GCTS).


Randell Foxworth - has been awarded (as of May 20) the rank of Professor Emeritus of Health and Kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences of the Mississippi University for Women.


Prayer List

Sean and Morgan Clark Schnurr & Family

Boswell Kennard

Marjorie Malone

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

Philip and Darinda Gruchy

Charlie Guest

Bruce Leopold; Danielle Gregory (friend of Bruce Leopold)

Paula Elliott

Sylvia Love

Charles Atkinson

Allison Jackson

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky); Michael Belcher (Friend of the Iveys)

Betty Randle Freeman (Russ Randle’s sister)

Bob and Dot Forbus, and Raleigh Wood (brother, sister-in-law, and friend of Jack Forbus)

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest).

Gerlene Lifer

Beverly Smitherman, Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s cousin, Ellen’s sister, and her brother Leslie’s grandson)

Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade)

David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Kevin McCauley, 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)

Dylan Walker (Jean Alice McDavid’s great-nephew)


Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living

Bessie Montgomery – Montgomery Gardens

Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne

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


FPC Officers

The Session and Diaconate meet monthly.

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Bob Daniels, Clerk of Session

Elders Emeriti: James (Jim) Long and Dero Ramsey

Elders Serving on Our Session

Class of 2019 

Class of 2020 

Class of 2021 

Dolph Bryan 

Carl Ivey 

Wallace Cade 

Harold Clark  

Jim Beaty 

Jack Forbus 

Cecelia Cook 

Peggy Johnson 

Will Martin 

Bob Daniels 

Jeff Foster 

Cal Rackley 

Orly Hardin 



Edward Kemp 



Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate

Class of 2019 

Class of 2020 

Class of 2021 

Peggy Branch 

Tabor Mullen 

Glenda Clark 

Vivian Cade 

Kristen Skinner 

Jack Cook 

Joel Downey 

Johnny Fair 

Peyton Fandel 

Jason Ryder  

Jeremy Murdock

Robby Holditch  


FPC Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry

Janice Kinard, Moderator

Mission for the month – Starkville Pregnancy Center

Circles meetings & Leaders

Circle Meetings - 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Mon.)

Lesson:  Week 7, The Letters & Discussion

Sunday, 5/12 – Parlor, 8 am, Leader Lynda Forbus

Monday, 5/13 – Parlor, 1:30 pm, Leader Sara Wilson

Tuesday, 5/14 – 6 pm – Vivian Cade, Leader; home of Jane Vemer, 102 S Rosebud Lane

Monday, 5/20 – 7 pm, Amy Weiskopf Leader – Location TBA


FPC Starkville (EPC) Men’s Ministry

Will Rackley, President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer


Children’s & Youth Ministry News: VBS will be Coming June 10-13; Registration Opens on FPC Website this week! Our Vacation Bible School Program (VBS) this year will be June 10-13, Monday-Thursday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 4 years old to 6th grade are welcome! Come join us as we learn about how life is wild, but God is good!


MVP Presbyterian Summer Camp Week for FPC’s Children and Youth July 22-27

Children and Youth from EPC and ARP congregations will be at the Rising Son Camp Facilities at French Camp, MS.

This is THE summer camp FPC now sponsors and recommends to members. With leadership that includes pastors from our Central South Presbytery, the MVP Camp clearly conveys God’s Word to our children AND is lots of fun!!! Parents & Families: If you have not yet registered, but are interested in your child attending, then please contact Pastor Lifer, Ashleigh Murdock, or the church office as soon as possible.


The ReStore is Open!

206 S. Jackson St., Phone: 324-7008

Starkville Habitat for Humanity is now accepting donations of new and gently used furniture, building supplies, home goods and appliances at their ReStore.  Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Please call before bringing donated items.  For select donations, schedule a pickup by calling 662-324-7008.  Donations to the ReStore are tax deductible.  All proceeds made at the ReStore go directly to new construction of Habitat homes in Starkville.