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Deacon of the Month: Vivian Cade
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 –Bob Boyd; 11:00 – Sonny Stuart, Peyton Fandel
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Priscilla Boyd; 11:00 – Patsy Stuart, Catherine Fandel
The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by the family of Boswell Kennard, recognizing his 100th birthday today, and in memory of his loving wife of 65 years, Margaret McWillie Kennard, life member and former President of FPC’s Women of the Church.
Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Longtime Member Boswell Kennard!
Boswell Kennard’s family also invites you, his church family, to join them in celebrating his 100th Birthday TODAY! This afternoon, 2:00p.m., Oktoc Community Center
NO gifts, but cards are welcome! Cards may also be sent to his home:
DIAPERS & WIPES SHOWER. Join us TODAY, during our Fellowship Gathering (10:30-10:50 a.m.) in Fellowship Hall for our Diapers & Wipes Shower for members Peyton and Catherine Fandel.
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 ( ).
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.
Join Us Next Sunday During Our Fellowship Gathering Time (10:30 – 10:50 a.m.) Outside on Our East Courtyard & Porticos For Our Ascension Sunday/ Mothers’ Day Brunch
and Our Annual Ascension Sunday Balloon Release
Celebration with Our Children
Bank Draft Your Monthly or Semi-Monthly Offering
Do you sometimes forget to write your offering check or forget to bring it to church with you on Sunday? Did you know that you can have your offering drafted directly from your account on a monthly or semi-monthly basis? Contact Rita Usher in the church office 662-323-1994, , if you are interested in creating an automatic draft for your regular offering.
Week of May 6, 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.)
Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s mother) Stuttgart, AR
Albert Clark and Carol Clark (Albert Clark’s sister)
Diane Daniels, together with her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey
(Daniels’ family friend) -PA
Jay, Gary and Janet Bardwell
Thomas Guest (Charlie and Rubye Guest’s grandson)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
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
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)
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
Opportunity to Pray for (and to Support Financially) Young Adult Member & MSU Student Jack Burton in a Summer Mission-Learning Experience:
Jack has been accepted to participate in a summer mission-learning experience in East Asia with CRU. Please remember Jack in prayer, and, if an as God leads, further support. You may mail a check, made out to “Cru”, to 109 Josey Ave, Starkville, MS 39759 if you feel led to give. You may also give online at www.give.cru.org/1001482
Elders Serving on Our Session
Elder Emeritus – Dero Ramsey
Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Randell Foxworth, Clerk
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is June 10, 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)
Women's Bible Study: Pick a session that is most convenient for you and come join us to study the word of God. Also a great way to make new friends.
May 13 - Sunday 8:00 A.M. Church Parlor - Linda Forbus Chairman 601-416-2536
May 14 - Monday 1:30 P.M. Church Parlor - Kay McReynolds Chairman 662-418-4694
May 15 - Tuesday 6:00 P.M. TBA - Orly Hardin 662-418-3139
May 21 - Monday Eve. 6:30 P.M. - Amy Aarhus Chairman - At Amy's home 108 Hiwassee Dr. 662-722-2304
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
May 8 – Rebecca Banzhaf May 10 – Ross Collins
We would like to thank Rebecca Banzhaf for accepting the position
as Casserole Kitchen host for the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.
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
Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director
Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist
Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director