Visiting with Us?
We warmly welcome you to our worship of God. We hope you can visit our other ministries and be back in worship with us on upcoming Sundays. Please speak to Pastor Martin Lifer following today’s service (outside the front entrance), … or contact him at the church office or via email ( ). Let us know of any special prayer requests, and learn more about growing in your faith or, specifically, about joining our church family.
We also invite you to be guests – TODAY – of Pastor and Nancy Lifer, together with other FPC members, for our
FIRST CONNECT Lunch & Learn Fellowship
Today, 12:10-1:15, p.m. (Fellowship Hall)
This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about being part of our church family and ministries. (We are providing childcare and lunch food for younger children whose parents will be with us.)
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER TODAY
Members and Guests – Join us during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) in Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for Zack and Hunter Harrington, and their expected son, Henry Harrington (due early April).
Thank You for Your Help with Our Church Pictorial Directory:
1st – Special Thanks All of our Great Team of Volunteers Who Worked for the Past Couple of Months and Over the Past Few Days; and
2nd – To All Individual Members and Families That Participated so that Your Photos and Information Can Be Included in Our Upcoming Church Directory.
If you were not available to be photographed this week, the photographer will be back at FPC on March 25-26 (Sunday, Monday). Please call the church office or go to https://tinyurl.com/FPCpictures to make an appointment.
Enjoy Friend-making Fellowship & Bible Study Each Sunday Morning!
Guests and members – If you are not already in a Sunday Bible Study & Fellowship Group – join us for one of the following:
Adult Sunday School Fellowship Groups, 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Crusader Class led by Jack Forbus, Ernie George, and other teachers (in the Fellowship Hall)
Discovery & Young Adult Joint Class led by Bob Daniels (in the Johnson Room of the Church Office Bldg.)
Faith for Life led by Pastor Martin Lifer (in the Chapel, behind the Sanctuary Chancel)
Joy Class led by Phil Gruchy (in the Parlor, 1st Floor, Sanctuary Bldg.)
New Covenant Class led by Jim Beaty (in the Main Room behind Sanctuary Balcony)
Women in the Word led by Nancy Lifer (in Room S-6, main Sanctuary Floor)
Make Your Reservations Today for
Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
This Wednesday’s Dinner: Chicken Spaghetti, Corn Nuggets, Salad, Rolls, Banana Pudding. Adults may also choose a Chef Salad, … or, as always, children may have pizza – just let us know. Please complete your reservation card and place it in the Offering today, or call or send an email to the Church Office.
Wednesday Children’s, SOS & Youth Ministries (5:50 -7 p.m.)
Adult Studies Wednesday Night (5:50 -7 p.m.):
Men's Bible Study (Johnson Room). A Life Beyond Amazing,
HOW TO BE FAITHFUL,TECH-Wise Christians and Families: Dr. Lifer leads this small group study in the Chapel.
Women’s Bible Study, led by Orly Hardin (Parlor) - We Saved You a Seat,
…ALSO, our Chancel Choir practices on Wednesdays at 6-7 p.m.
TEJERAS MEAL SPONSORS (Mission meal for children in Tejeras, Honduras)
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.
Week of March 4, 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: 5:15 p.m. Friends & Family Meal
5:50 p.m Children’s Choir, SOS, Youth Discipleship
6:00 p.m. Adult 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.)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)
Gary and Janet Bardwell
Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey
(Daniels’ family friend) -PA
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)
Dawn Allen (Nell Hartness’ granddaughter) - Starkville
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)
Carl Ivey, Sr. – Dukedom, Kentucky
Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson) – Birmingham, Alabama
Marshall McReynolds (Sherylan Webb’s nephew) – Tupelo
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)
Billy Ray Ball (Dolph Bryan’s Uncle) – Tuscaloosa
Madeline Bell (Greta Bryan’s great niece) – Vienna, Virginia
Jack Boren & family, Ryan Carrithers, Tonia McLendon, and Sue Salley (friends of
Dolph & Greta Bryan)
Health Care / Assisted Living Prayer List
Cattie Taylor – Beehive, West Point, MS
Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
Louise Haddiagan – The Claiborne
Jane Lusk – The Claiborne
Jetta Kuykendall – The Grove, Columbia
Kathleen Smithson Lawson – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
Lu Graham (Jane Zitta’s sister) – The Hermitage, Richmond, Virginia
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
Elders Serving on Our Session
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is March 25, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
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)
Second Sunday, 8am, Parlor – Chairman Lynda Forbus
Second Monday, 1:30 pm, Parlor – Chairman Kay McReynolds
Second Tuesday, 6 pm, Location TBA – Chairman Orly Hardin
Third Monday, 7 pm, Location TBA – Chairman Amy Aarhus
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.
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
Mar 6 – Loren Zimmerman Mar 8 – Ross Collins
FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team
Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor
Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary
Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director
Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist
Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director
Alexis Thibodeaux, Youth Ministry
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director