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January 28, 2018 Bulletin

01.25.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

January 28, 2018 Bulletin

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The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Billy and Brenda Harrington in honor of Dero and Adelaide Ramsey, Philip Gruchy, and the Joy Sunday School class.


+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.


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.


JOIN US WEDNESDAY FOR Friends & Family Fellowship!

This Wednesday’s Dinner: Chicken Spaghetti, Corn Nuggets, Salad, Rolls, Banana Pudding.  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:

Men's Bible Study (Johnson Room). George Bennett, Wallace Cade, and Charlie Weatherly lead this study of A Life Beyond Amazing, Dr. David Jeremiah.  


HOW TO BE FAITHFUL,TECH-Wise Christians and Families:

Practical Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Places in Our Lives

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,  a 7-session DVD driven Bible study focused on increasing our capacity for meaningful friendships with other women by Lisa-Jo Baker.


…ALSO, our Chancel Choir will resume practice on Wednesdays at 6-7 p.m..



Church-Wide Valentine’s Pot-Luck Fellowship

Sunday Night, February 11

Everyone is invited to a pot-luck dinner on Sunday February 11th at 5:30 pm.  Bring your favorite dish and enjoy a Valentine themed dinner with your church family. 


University Students – Lunch Fellowship Next Sunday, Feb. 4!

Join Dr. Lifer, Kirk Kinard, Peyton & Catherine Fandel, and other FPC members and college students for a fellowship lunch and for discussing an upcoming Bible Study opportunity. We’ll meet downstairs in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, February 4, following the 11 a.m. worship service.


Winter Jam for Kids

Calling all 3rd-6th graders!! 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.


New Church Pictorial Directory!

A professional photographer will begin taking professional 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 or The Portrait Cafe @ 1-877-896-9667 extension 325, and they will make this appointment at your convenience.

Please click the following link to make an appointment: 




The Evangelical Presbyterian Church - Essentials of Our Faith:

All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these additional essentials of our faith.

  1. We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!
  2. Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.
  3. The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior, indwelling our hearts. He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
  4. Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
  5. The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity, where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting she awaits the return of her Lord.
  6. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth personally, visibly, and bodily—to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)
  7. The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)



Week of January 28, 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.)



Jan 30 – Loren Zimmerman             Feb 1 – Billy Harrington


Prayer List

Robert McDavid

Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)

Mary Jo Wallace and Family

Rusty Bouchillon

Rev. Scott Griffin’s father, Rev. Griffin

Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey  (Daniels’ family friend) -PA

Jane Zitta

Sylvia Love

Marjorie Malone

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

Cattie Taylor

Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)

Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)

Bessie Montgomery

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

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

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home


Sympathies and Prayers for the Blackbourn Family

We continue to extend our sympathies to, and to pray for, Jennifer and Richard Blackbourn & family, following the death of Jennifer’s father, Arlie Watkins, Saturday night, January 20, and following the services at the Camden, Alabama, last Tuesday, January 23.