Deacon of the Month: Jason Ryder
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 Gary Bardwell; 11:00 – Lee Weiskopf
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Carolyn Coleman; 11:00 – Amy Weiskopf
The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by members of the congregation.
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.
We also invite you to be guests of Pastor and Nancy Lifer, together with other FPC members, for our
FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship on Sunday, March 4, 12:10-1:15, p.m.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about being part of our church family and ministries. (We can provide childcare and lunch food for younger children whose parents will be with us. Please simply let Pastor, Nancy, or the Church Office know you are coming.)
HELP US PREPARE FOR UPCOMING SUNDAYS:
Fresh Flowers for the Sanctuary. If you would like to provide flowers for a Lord’s Day worship services, please call Rita Usher in the church office for details and/or to reserve a date. You may provide one or two arrangements or contribute smaller amounts to a flower fund.
Ushers and Greeters Needed
We had a great response to the First Serve cards for ushers and greeters, but we wanted to give everyone the chance to be a part of this important service to our church. 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.
8:30 Service: https://tinyurl.com/8-30amService
11:00 Service: https://tinyurl.com/11amService
Join leaders from the Central South Presbytery celebrating FPC’s Becoming a Full, Voting Congregation in the EPC:
10:00 a.m. – We will have a Single, Unified Worship Service;
followed by a Church-wide Fellowship Lunch
All members and others worshiping with us (visitors and other guests) are invited.
Also, on EPC Reception Sunday, February 25th, we will have Ministry Team booths set up in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 9:00 a.m. (before the worship service on that celebration Sunday at 10:00 a.m.). Please come by and meet the Ministry Team coordinators and find out more about each ministry area. We are so excited to see how God will use each of us in the LIFE of FPC!
Excitedly in God’s Good News for FPC,
Your FPC Session and Diaconate
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER, Sunday, March 4
Please join us on March 4, during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) in Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for Zack and Hunter Harrington, and their coming baby boy, Henry Lawrence Harrington, due this spring.
Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner 5:15-5:45 p.m.
This Wednesday’s Dinner: Pot Roast, Rice and Gravy, Lima Beans, Rolls, Strawberry 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.
Children’s, SOS & Youth Ministries (5:50 -7 p.m.)
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 (5:50-7 p.m.).
Women’s Bible Study, led by Orly Hardin (in the Parlor) - We Saved You a Seat,
…ALSO, our Chancel Choir will resume practice on Wednesday at 6-7 p.m.
Winter Jam for Kids and Youth
Calling all 3rd-6th graders and Youth!! The Winter Jam 2018 Christian concert is February 22nd at 7 pm. Don't miss this amazing night of worship! Let Ashleigh Murdock know if you will attend.
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
Feb 20 – Paula Ivey
Feb 22 – Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn
Week of February 18, 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
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)
Mae Glass (Vivien Miller’s mother)
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
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
New Church Pictorial Directory! A professional photographer will begin taking family portraits for the directory on March 1-3 at our church. You can sign up online by using the link below. If you do not have access to a computer you can call the church office to make this appointment at your convenience. Please click the following link to make an appointment: https://tinyurl.com/FPCpictures
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.
Elders Serving on Our Session
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
/ Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
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 TBA – 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.
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, Student Assistant for Youth Ministry
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director