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July 14, 2019 Bulletin

07.12.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

July 14, 2019 Bulletin

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Deacon of the Month: Peggy Branch

Today’s Ushers:  Larry Branch, Jack Cook

Today’s Greeters: Jane Bobbitt, Owen Hardin, Orly Hardin

 

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!

 

The Sanctuary Flowers are given today by members of the congregation asking for God's blessing on America.

 

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 by Sunday, July 28, or email your recommendation to Orly Hardin by July 28.

 

 

 

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 ( ).

 

A MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM PASTOR LIFER

Dear members and friends of FPC,

On behalf of my beloved wife Nancy and our family, I thank you for your outpouring of love and support for us —especially for Nancy — over the past two weeks. I particularly thank so many of you for you being with us for last Sunday’s Memorial Service, and I thank our Women’s Ministry for the Fellowship Reception they hosted for church members and others from the community here for the service. You have truly been vessels of God’s grace to my family.

Your grateful pastor, Martin Lifer

In response to a question several of you have asked: As noted in the obituary for Louise, if you wish to make a memorial gift, then you may make it in Memory of Louise Nants Haddiagan to FPC to help FPC Missions: check to FPC, and memo “Haddigan Memorial/Missions.”

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TODAY and next two Sundays…(July 21 & 28) we have a single, unified Lord’s Day Worship Service beginning at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday this month.  In addition, our Children’s and Youth Sunday School are NOT meeting during July; however, we will provide childcare during the 10:00 am services in July.

 

ALSO, please mark on your calendar and prepare:  Holy Communion Sunday Service, July 28

We will share the Lord’s Supper in our 10:00 a.m. Lord’s Day Worship Service on July 28.

 

All members and friends are asked to volunteer for some part of our Church-Buildings-Cleaning Weekend, Friday evening – Sunday afternoon, July 26-28.

Help us to continue our current renovations and upgrades and to prepare for the upcoming Fall 2019-2020 Ministry Season.


Week of July 14, 2019

SUNDAY:             8:30 a.m.     Sunday School

                            9:30 a.m.     Fellowship Gathering (Fellowship Hall)

                            10:00 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 (120 Jackson St.)

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

SATURDAY:          6:00 p.m.   Narcotics Anonymous (120 Jackson St.)

 

CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK

July 16 – Paula Ivey                           July 18 – Bob Boyd

 

Prayer List

Charles Atkinson

Joe and Carol Mobley

Levette and Peggy Johnson

Marjorie Malone

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

Philip and Darinda Gruchy

Sean and Morgan Clark Schnurr & Family

Charlie Guest

Bruce Leopold; Danielle Gregory (friend of Bruce Leopold)

Paula Elliott

Sylvia Love

Bill Gamel

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

Carolyn Wofford

Scott Guest (Charlie and Rubye’s son)

Teresa Miller (Amy Harrison’s mom)

Emily Chancellor (Natalie Morgan’s Niece)  

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

Betty Randle Freeman (Russell 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

Leslie Drane, Frances Ellis (Ellen Mauldin’s brother and sister)

Bobby Fleming (brother of Gloria Cade)

Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, Rick Simmonds 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

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

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SPECIAL ADULT BIBLE STUDY EACH SUNDAY IN JULY, 8:45-9:30 a.m. Though FPC’s Children’s Sunday School and most of our Adult Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Groups are not meeting for the four Sundays in JulyThe Crusader Class is hosting a Plenary Bible Study to which all adults, youth, and older children are invited. Each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall, 8:45-9:30 a.m., the class will learn from Dr. R.C. Sproul’s inspiring classic, The Holiness of God.

 

FPC Officers

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Will Martin, 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  

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 by Sunday, July 28, or email your recommendation to Orly Hardin by July 28.

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FPC Starkville (EPC) Women’s Ministry

Janice Kinard, Moderator

The coordinating team does not meet this month. 

Circles are not formally scheduled to meet this month. 

HELP US PREPARE FOR OUR AUGUST 4 DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER FOR THE SIMMONS FAMILY!

Lane and Emily Simmons are expecting the birth of their son and third child, Harrison Lane Simmons, this summer, and our Women’s Ministry and Church Family are now planning for a Diapers & Wipes Shower to be during our Fellowship Gathering Time on August 4.

Please bring gifts of diapers and diaper wipes to the bin in the Fellowship Hall on any Sunday morning OR bring your gift to the Church Office during Office Hours.

 

FPC Starkville (EPC) Men’s Ministry

Will Rackley, President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer

 

Children’s & Youth Ministry News

MVP Presbyterian Summer Camp for FPC’s Children & 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 this week.

 

For the Safety and Security of our Members and Guests,

FPC’s main premises are monitored by 24-hour video surveillance.