+We invite you to place in one of the baskets at the front of the Chancel – during the closing hymn or following the service – your Two-Cents-a-Meal Special Offering for this month – to be used to (1) defray FPC’s costs in hosting the Casserole Kitchen Mission on Tuesday and Thursday nights AND (2) support for FPC’s other benevolence missions.
Deacon of the Month: Jay Cook
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –Bill Crumpton; 11:00 – Jack Atkins, Loren Zimmerman
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Carolyn Coleman; 11:00 – Jim and Gail Long
The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God in honor of Kirk Randall Kinard’s graduation from Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University. We appreciate the prayers and Christian foundation of FPC’s family throughout his life. Praise be to the Lord, Jesus Christ, Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Kinard
JOIN THE TEAM!
FPC members, if you are not already part of a one of our five Ministry Teams (through participating in a ministry group or committee connected with one of our five teams) – It’s time to get with your team! Please speak with the officer(s) listed for the team to which God may be calling you,… or speak with Pastor Lifer or our Church Office with initial questions. Also, feel free to speak directly with Craig Aarhus about Choir & Music or with Ashleigh Murdock about Children’s Ministry.
Know the blessing of serving in Christ’s mission through FPC’s ministries!
EDUCATION MINISTRY TEAM (Allen Johnson; Peggy Johnson)
OUTREACH MISSION TEAM (Jack Forbus; Joel Downey; Tabor Mullen)
SHEPHERDING MINISTRY TEAM (Orly Hardin; Peggy Branch)
WORSHIP MINISTRY TEAM (Cecelia Cook; Vivian Cade – Ushers & Greeters)
ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM (Bob Daniels; Edward Kemp)
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 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.
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER – Next Sunday
Please help us provide Diapers & Wipes for FPC members, Drs. Peyton and Catherine Fandel, who are expecting the birth of their first child this summer. Bring diapers and/or diaper-wipe packs (a) to the Church Office during Office Hours this week or (b) to the Diapers & Wipes Tub in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday by 10:35 a.m., Then, please plan to join us NEXT Sunday, May 6, during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) in Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Fandels.
Help Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Longtime FPC Member Boswell Kennard - Next Sunday as Well!
Boswell Kennard’s family invites you, his church family, to join them in celebrating his 100th Birthday!
Sunday, May 6th at 2:00p.m.,
Oktoc Community Center
NO gifts, but cards are welcome! Cards may also be sent to his home:
Pictorial Directory Photographs are here!
The photos from BOTH photography sessions have arrived. Please come by the church office during the week, to get your photos. Peggy Branch will also have the photos available TODAY in the Fellowship Hall after the 8:30 service or during the Fellowship Gathering, 10:30-10:50 a.m.
Week of April 29, 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.)
Cradle Crosses Needed for Babies on the Way!!
Any Craftsmen out there?
To commemorate births in our church family, we have been ordering wooden cradle crosses from a company that has recently closed. We are looking for a new supplier for these beautiful crosses. Is there a member of our church who enjoys wood-working who would like to produce these for us? Please let Pastor Lifer know, or call the church office.
Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s mother) Stuttgart, AR
Albert Clark and Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey
(Daniels’ family friend) -PA
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
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
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)
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
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is June 10, 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)
Second Sunday, 8am, Parlor – Chairman Lynda Forbus
Second Monday, 1:30 pm, Parlor – Chairman Kay McReynolds
Second Tuesday, 6 pm, Location Parlor – Chairman Orly Hardin
Third Monday, 7 pm, Location TBA – Chairman Amy Aarhus
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
May 1 – Loren Zimmerman May 3 – Billy Harrington
We would like to thank Rebecca Banzhaf for accepting the position as Casserole Kitchen host for the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.
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
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