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June 16, 2019 Bulletin

06.14.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

June 16, 2019 Bulletin

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We Need Your Help to Continue Worship Services:

Volunteer to Be an Usher or Greeter on One or More Sundays.

Please access our “Signup Genius” webpage to sign up, or call Vivian Cade or Rita at the church office 662-323-1994.

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

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


Join the Choir for the final two Sundays of June!

1) We are singing some hymns this month.  Chances are, you know the music already!

2) You can still sit with your families after we sing in the service.

3) No choir robes this month.  Come as you are!

4) No Wednesday rehearsals this month either.  

5) No long term commitment.  Just join us for the  last Sunday or two in June.

We'd love to see you next Sunday morning at 10:30 am in the choir room on the 3rd floor for a quick run through of the music before the service. Questions? Email Craig Aarhus at  .


Help welcome the Nasvytis family, by helping furnish their summer rental home! 

 Joe Nasvytis, our new Assistant Pastor, will arrive in Starkville THIS Thursday, June 20.  We need help furnishing a rental house for his family.  Peggy Branch has a list of basic household furniture and other items needed (e.g. sofa, lamp, beds, etc.). If you would be willing to help through providing some of these items, please speak to Peggy today, o call her at 662-418-1310. 


Week of June 16, 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 (Ed. Bldg)

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 (Christian Education Bldg.)



June 18 – Paula Ivey             June 20 – Bob Boyd


Thank God for Our Congregational Nominating Committee, and

Pray for Their Work this Summer and Fall. We also specifically give thanks for the congregation’s At-large members, -- Rubye Guest and Jane Vemer –-elected last Sunday, and we pray for God’s wisdom through their work


Prayer List

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

Allison Jackson

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

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

Louise Haddigan – Starkville Manor

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


Flower Arranging Class and V.I.P. Luncheon

Friday, June 28

VIP’s - Come Join Us next Friday, June 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Beverly Jones will teach us how to create beautiful arrangements

for our home and for entertaining.


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

Mission for the month – Christian Women’s Job Corps



Allen and Alex Massingill are expecting the birth of their second child 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 June 30. 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 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.


Looking ahead to NEXT month…

BEGINNING July 7 and Continuing 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 of July (7, 14, 21 and 28).  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.

In addition – although several of our Adult Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Groups will also  not meet for the four Sundays in July [check with your group or teacher to confirm your group’s July plans] – The Crusader Class will meet in the Fellowship Hall, 8:45-9:30 a.m. each of the four Sundays of July, and the class invites ALL members and visitors to join the Crusaders for the following profound plenary study:  R.C. Sproul’s The Holiness of God, With weekly videos of Dr. Sproul’s inspired messages, together with the book and study guides for Bible Study and Group discussions on Sunday morning.


For the Safety and Security of our Members and Guests,

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