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June 23, 2019 Bulletin

06.21.19 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

June 23, 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 -

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.


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 to the Glory of God by members of our FPC congregation to the Glory of God and to enhance our worship of God on this Pentecost Sunday.

Deacon of the Month: Peyton Fandel

Today’s Ushers: (8:30) – Gary Bardwell(11:00) – Will Rackley,   Larry Anthony 

Today’s Greeters: (8:30) – Janet Bardwell (11:00) – Caitlin Rackley, Wanda Anthony


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 Rev. Latimer or with Reid Roberson (Dr. Lifer’s Pastoral Intern) following the service, or leave a message for Pastor Martin Lifer this week: via email ( ) or via a phone message at the church phone (323-1994).

Pastor Martin Lifer will be back next Sunday, following his visit with missionary Dr. Garth Glimour and the Christian Ministry Among the Jewish People (CMJ) in Israel.


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.



Week of June 23, 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 25 – Rex Buffington     June 27 – Richard and Jennifer Blackbourn

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

June 26 & 28  – By members of the congregation for the glory of God and in memory of Clyde Wade


Prayer List

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

Allison Jackson

Ross Collins

Billy and Brenda Harrington

Janet, Gary, and Jay Bardwell

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

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.

Please RSVP to the church office 323-1994 by Wednesday, June 26, if you will be attending. Thanks!


NOTICE: For the Safety and Security of our Members and Guests,

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


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’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 to FPC, and Welcoming Ann, Grace, Chloe and Joe this week!

We 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 week their move into their summer rental in Starkville.  Thank you to all of you who have been praying for the family’s move from California – which was completed this week – and for all who have helped with loaning or giving furnishings to the Nasvytis family to provide for their summer quarters.