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July 7, 2019 Bulletin

07.03.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

July 7, 2019 Bulletin

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Deacon of the Month: Peggy Branch

Today’s Ushers:  Larry Branch, Jane Bobbitt

Today’s Greeters: Jack Cook, Cecelia Cook


Thank you for your expressions of condolences to – and prayers on behalf of – the Lifer family, following the death of Nancy Lifer’s mother, Louise Nants Haddigan.  On Friday, Dr. Lifer officiated a Service in Celebration of the Risen Christ in Winter Park, Florida, followed by an Interment Service at the Florida National Cemetery, where Louise was buried with her husband of 55 years, Nancy’s father – Lt. Jack Nants – who died in 2003.

This afternoon, at 2:00 p.m., we will host a Memorial Service for Louise Nants Haddigan in our Sanctuary, followed by a reception and visitation in the Fellowship Hall, which will be hosted by our FPC Women’s Ministry.



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 the Lifer family – to the Glory of God, in loving memory of Louise Nants Haddigan, and in thanksgiving for her church family at FPC Starkville.


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 ( ).



TODAY and throughout July…(July 14, 21 & 28)

We will have a single, unified Lord’s Day Worship Service beginning at 10:00 a.m. each of the four Sundays this month.  In addition, our Children’s and Youth Sunday School will NOT meet during July – to provide a “sabbatical” to our small number of volunteers for Children’s and Youth Sunday School; however, we will provide childcare during the 10:00 am services in July.

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 will not meet 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.

R.C. Sproul’s The Holiness of God,

The class will include weekly videos of Dr. Sproul’s inspired messages, together with the book and study guides for Bible Study and Group discussions on Sunday morning.


HELP NEEDED to Continue to Host Our Sunday 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services beginning NEXT Month:  Please Sign Up NOW to Be an Usher or Greeter on One or More Sundays August-December.

Please access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up 

Sign up for the 8:30 a.m.: https://tinyurl.com/FPC-Aug-Dec-2019-UG-830AM

Sign up for 11:00 a.m. (or 10 a.m. in June) : https://tinyurl.com/FPC-Jul-Dec-2019-UG-11AM --

….or call Vivian Cade or Rita Usher at the church office 662-323-1994.


Week of July 7, 2019

SUNDAY:            8:30 a.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 (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.)



July 9 – Rebecca Banzhaf                July 11 – Ross Collins


July 10 TEJERAS MEAL SPONSOR (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)

Ellen Mauldin for the glory of God and in honor of Evelyn Easterling (Ellen's great granddaughter).


Prayer List

Joe and Carol Mobley

Levette and Peggy Johnson

Bill Gamel

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

Charles Atkinson

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)

David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)

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


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  


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. 


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 as soon as possible.


Thanksgiving for God’s Call of Rev. Joe Nasvyitis and family to FPC.

We continue to thank God for his call of Rev. Nasvytis to FPC, and pray for Joe and his wife Ann, as well as their daughters – Grace (10) and Sophie (9) – as they continue this month their transition to Starkville. We thank God that Joe has completed his first full week of ministry as our Assistant Pastor and is preaching this Lord’s Day his first sermon at FPC.   


For the Safety and Security of our Members and Guests,

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