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August 5, 2018 Bulletin

08.03.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

August 5, 2018 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 using one of these devices during the service.

Deacon of the Month: Johnny Fair

Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –Charlie Guest; 11:00 – Keith Hodge, Wesley Ferguson

Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Rubye Guest; 11:00 – Gayle Hodge, Emily Ferguson


Ushers and Greeters Needed for Sunday Morning Services!

There are lots of open dates in the fall months!

Please Choose Your Dates and Volunteer to Serve the Lord on One or More Sundays.

Access our “Signup Genius” webpages 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

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!  Visitorsincluding 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.


Members – Submit Your Recommendations

for Possible Elder-Nominees and Deacon-Nominees

The Nominating Committee invites each active FPC member to complete a Recommendation for Officer Candidates form. You may recommend active FPC members who are not currently on the Session or Diaconate (or whose terms will expire in January 2019 and who can serve another term or in a new office) to be considered for nomination as Elder or Deacon. (See back page of bulletin for list of current officers.)  If you need a recommendation form, please ask an Usher for one.

Please return your recommendation information in the offering today or next Sunday, Aug 12, or email your recommendation to Orly Hardin by August 12.



SHOW OFF YOUR TEAM’S COLORS NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, and join us for brunch at the extended Fellowship Time of 10:25 – 10:50 a.m.  Weather permitting, tables will be set up in the breezeway for you to decorate with your favorite collegiate team's colors and special team symbols & memorabilia. You are welcome to help add to the Brunch Tables by bringing a favorite snack to share with others in our fellowship.


Sunday School Rally Day Is also NEXT Sunday.

Children – Join us as our new season of Sunday School begins and as we study God’s Word beginning next Sunday, August 12.


We still need a few more Children’s & Youth Sunday School Teachers for Every-Other Sunday Rotations this Fall Semester.

TO DISCUSS AND CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES FOR VOLUNTEERING to teach Children’s or Youth Sunday School this coming fall semester, please speak with Ashleigh Murdock (or Pastor Lifer) today, or contact Ashleigh via email at .



Please join us today during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.)

in the Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Rackley family.

Will and Caitlin Rackley are expecting the birth of their second child this summer.


Week of August 5, 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)

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.)



August 7 – Loren Zimmerman         August 9 – Ross Collins


Prayer List

Jane Vemer

David Skinner, Kyle Skinner’s father

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

Shirley Randle

Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell

Fancy George

Traci Hardin

Captain Matt Savage

Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest)

Carol & Joe Mobley

Nancy Lifer

Hawkins Murdock

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Marjorie Malone

Jane Zitta

John Michael & Avent VanHorn and Nicholas

Laurin Scales

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)

Bessie Montgomery

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


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 / Bob Daniels, Acting Clerk of Session

The Session’s next Stated Meeting is August 19, 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 Janice Kinard, Moderator

Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders

Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)

As we continue thanking God for Charles Weiskopf’s birth, please consider helping our FPC Women’s Ministry in providing meals for the Weiskopf family in these next 2-3 weeks following the birth on their son Charles. 

Please go to the website below to choose a date to bring a meal.

Website: https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=JYOM3454&v=b392b59d60


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