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June 3, 2018 Bulletin

06.03.18 | Bulletins | by FPC Staff

June 3, 2018 Bulletin

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The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by Bruce Leopold in loving memory of his grandparents, Harry and Lillian Sheetz.


Our church extends condolences to and prayers on behalf of Amy Weiskopf and family following the May 29 death of Amy’s great aunt, Emily Seegar (Alabama).


Plan to be with us for Our Annual Early Summer Freedom Celebration Fellowship Event NEXT Sunday, June 10, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at FPC’s Robinson Lake with  Children’s Paint Run and Kick-off for Summer VBS!


Also Next Week: Children’s Ministry VBS 

Monday- Thursday, June 11-14 (8:30-11:30 a.m.) 


For children Ages 4 years-old thru Rising 6th graders

Sign-Up at fpcstarkville.org

or go to this web site for registration: www.vbspro.events/p/fpc2018vbs 


Young Adult Visitors or Members: Recently Completed School and Working Now,… or Are You a Graduate Student?

First Connect with Our New

FPC’s Post-Grad Young Adult Bible Study & Fellowship  

Next Meeting: THIS Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Peyton & Catherine Fandel.  Connect by speaking with or contacting Peyton Fandel, Jack Atkins, or Pastor Lifer.


Visiting with Us?

We warmly welcome you to our worship of God.  We hope you can be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays and also connect with other study and fellowship opportunities at FPC. To learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, church membership, and/or opportunities to learn and serve at FPC, please speak to Pastor Lifer following the service,… or you may call the church office or send a note to him via email ( ).

FIRSTConnect Cards!

Visitors – including MSU and other students (and FPC Members, if you need to update your information or let us know of Prayer Requests): Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering or in one of our FIRSTConnect Boxes inside the entranceways.





TODAY: Please join us today during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) in the Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Weiskopf family. Lee and Amy Weiskopf are expecting the birth of their second child this summer.


Caleb and Betsy Luke are expecting the birth of their second child this summer: a little brother for Wade. Please bring Diapers and/or Wipes to the Church Office during office hours on weekdays or to the Diapers & Wipes Tub in the Fellowship Hall  on Sundays Then, please plan to join us in three weeks from today –

Sunday, June 24 during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) in the Fellowship Hall  – for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for the Lukes.



Want to Help at VBS this year?? Contact Ashleigh Murdock at 662-312-9884 or to volunteer.


Unified Worship Services at 10:00 am for our July Sundays.  Next month we will have a single, unified Lord’s Day Worship Service beginning at 10:00 am on each of the five Sundays of July (1, 8, 15, 22 and 29).  In addition, our Children’s and Youth Sunday School will not meet during July; however, we will provide childcare during the 10:00 am services in July.  Beginning Sunday, August 5, we will resume our regular Sunday morning schedule of two services at 8:30 and 11:00 am, and our full Sunday School schedule will be back at 9:45-10:30 on Sunday mornings.

Week of June 3, 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:   6:00 p.m.               Adult Chancel 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.)



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

June 6 – For the Glory of God by Martha Wade - in memory of her sisters Elizabeth Nix and B.B. Corbell.

If you would like to sponsor a Tejeras Meal in 2018, please send a check for $80 made out to Honduras Agape Foundation to Michele Rackley, PO Box 826, Starkville, MS 39760, or in the church office, or you may place your check in the Offering.



Prayer List


John Michael and Avent VanHorn with Nicholas

Laurin Scales

Hawkins Murdock

Mike Dawson

Myles Carpenter

Shirley Randle

Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell

Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)

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

Jack Burton

Nancy Lifer

Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)

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

Marjorie Malone

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)

Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s mother) Stuttgart, AR

Dawn Allen (Nell Hartness’ granddaughter) - Starkville

Billy and Brenda Harrington

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

Bessie Montgomery

Jane Zitta

Carl Ivey, Sr. – Dukedom, Kentucky

Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson) – Birmingham, Alabama

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)


Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living

Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville

Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home

Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne

Jane Lusk – The Claiborne

Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia

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

Lu Graham (Jane Zitta’s sister) – The Hermitage, Richmond, Virginia


Elders Serving on Our Session


Myles Carpenter

Jack Forbus

Randell Foxworth

Allen Johnson

Janice Kinard

Perry Rackley


Dolph Bryan

Harold Clark

Cecelia Cook

Bob Daniels

Orly Hardin

Edward Kemp


Carl Ivey

Jim Beaty

Peggy Johnson

Jeff Foster

Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey

Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk

The Session’s next Stated Meeting is Next Sunday, June 10, 12:30 p.m.


Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate


Jay Cook

John Rush


Peggy Branch

Vivian Cade

Joel Downey

Jason Ryder


Tabor Mullen

Kristen Skinner

Johnny Fair

Jeremy Murdock


FPC Women’s Ministry Caitlin Rackley, Moderator

Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders

Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)


Men of the Church (MOC) Officers Andrew Fountain, President,

Will Rackley, Vice President, Charlie Weatherly, Treasurer


The Ministry of Music

On Wednesdays - Chancel Choir, 6:00 p.m./ Children’s Choirs at 5:50 p.m.




June 5 – Loren Zimmerman             June 7 – Billy Harrington

If you are interested in volunteering with Casserole Kitchen, please speak to Loren Zimmerman today, or contact him by email –



FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team

Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor                                          

Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary                                        

Ben Jackson, Assistant Minister for FPC’s CCO University Ministry Outreach

Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director                                    

Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator  

Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist                      

Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director            

Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian                                      

Amanda Corley, Child Care Director