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The Sanctuary Flowers are given to the Glory of God by James and Gwen McReynolds in celebration of 60 years of marriage and 60 years of membership at this church.
Visiting with Us?
We warmly welcome you to our worship of God this Lord’s Day. 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, as well as about church membership, your spiritual growth, and ways to learn & serve at FPC – please speak to Pastor Lifer following the service, or call him this week at the church office. You may also send a message to him via email ( ).
Visitors, … including MSU and other university students …and Members – to update your contact information, prayer requests or ministry questions: Please complete a FIRSTConnect Card and place it in the Offering … or in a BLESSED TO BLESS Box in the entranceways.
Deacon of the Month: Kristen Skinner
Today’s Ushers: 8:30 – Charlie Weatherly; 11:00 –Brien Henry
Today’s Greeters: 8:30 – Jane Vemer; 11:00 –Amanda Henry
Blessed to Bless – Brunch Today
The Stewardship and Fellowship Teams hope that you will join them TODAY for the Dedication Sunday Brunch (10:25-10:50 a.m.),
as well as in submitting your commitment cards for 2019!
Wednesday Night: Hear News from Two Missionaries Serving in Continental Europe and Supported by FPC
FPC’s Outreach Team is continuing a number of our longtime, strategic mission partnerships while also expanding our outreach - beginning to support many more local, regional, national, and international missions & missionaries. Joining us for a special program at this Wednesday’s Friends & Family will be Aretta Zitta and Jeff Kim.
Jeff Kim (EPC Missionary, Teacher & Church Planter in Rhone-Alpes, France) is one of the missionaries we are beginning to support.
In turn, we have supported for years Aretta Zitta. Aretta is the Regional Director for Young Life/Club Beyond ministries to the children of U.S. Military Families in various European & Middle Eastern nations.
Make Your Reservations for Friends & Family Fellowship Dinner
Wednesday, 5:15-5:45 p.m. This Wednesday’s Dinner: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese, Purple Hull Peas, Cornbread, Sour Cream Cake. 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.
Week of November 11, 2018
SUNDAY: 8:30a.m. Worship Service
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:25 a.m. Dedication Sunday Brunch (East Courtyard & Patio)
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)
5:15 p.m. Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 p.m. Casserole Kitchen (Fellowship Hall)
WEDNESDAY: 5:15 p.m. Dinner and visiting in the Fellowship Hall
5:50 p.m. Nursery, Children and Youth programs begin
6:00 p.m. Plenary Study with FPC Missionaries (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 p.m. HeBrews in Fellowship Hall-coffee, dessert, visiting
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice
THURSDAY: 1:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
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.)
CASSEROLE KITCHEN MISSION MEAL HOSTS AT FPC THIS WEEK
November 13 – Rebecca Banzhaf November 15 – Bob Boyd
Please join us as we extend our condolences to – and our prayers for God’s comfort to – the Guest family, following the death on Tuesday, November 6, of Charlie’s brother, Roland Parker (Butch) Guest, Jr.
Gary, Janet and Jay Bardwell
Ashleigh Murdock and Hawkins Murdock
Tom King (co-worker of Janice Kinard)
Cindy Stewart (friend of Jane Vemer)
Thomas Guest (grandson of Charlie & Rubye Guest).
Frances Knoll Waltman and Cissy Knoll Thomas (Libby Gill’s sister and mother)
Cynthia Ware, together with her parents, Donna and Herman Ware
Michael Tubb – Anna Ray Gassaway’s nephew
Dan Ryder (Jason Ryder’s father)
David Skinner (Kyle Skinner’s father)
Billy and Brenda Harrington
Frances Ellis and Brett Horton (Ellen Mauldin’s sister and her brother Leslie’s grandson)
Diane Daniels, her sister, Delores Irvin, and Sarah Helen McCloskey and Craig D. Campbell (family friends of Bob & Diane Daniels)
Marie Tubb and John Gassaway (Anna Ray Gassaway’s sister-in-law & brother-in-law)
Brenda Pratt, Cheryl Kay Linder (Beth Ann Dunlap’s stepmother & sister)
Carl Ivey, Sr. (Dukedom, Kentucky); Anderson Ivey (Carl and Paula Ivey’s grandson in Birmingham); and Traci Hardin (wife of a manager of the Iveys’ Village Center Cycle)
Danny Carlisle (Loren Zimmerman’s friend)
Additional Prayer List for Health Care / Assisted Living
Bessie Montgomery – Montgomery Gardens
Louise Haddigan – The Claiborne
Cattie Taylor – Beehive, Starkville
Thelma Gentry – Vicker’s Personal Care Home
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
Elders-Elect for the Class of 2021: Wallace Cade; Jack Forbus; Will Martin; and Cal Rackley
Elders Emeriti – James (Jim) Long and Dero Ramsey
Dr. Martin Lifer, Moderator / Bob Daniels, Acting Clerk of Session
The Session’s next Stated Meeting is Sunday, November 18, 12:30 p.m.
Deacons Serving on Our Diaconate
Deacons-Elect for the Class of 2021: Glenda Clark; Jack Cook; Peyton Fandel; Robby Holditch
FPC Women’s Ministry – Janice Kinard, Moderator
Coordinating Team: Tuesday, November 6 at noon , Church Office, Major Johnson Room
Mission for November: Chip Bobbitt
Circles, Meeting Places, and Leaders
Circles meet 2nd week of each month (7:00 pm Circle meets 3rd Monday)
Lesson: Week Two – The Patriarchs
11/11/18, Sunday morning @ 8 am, Leader: Lynda Forbus, place: FPC Parlor
11/12/18, Monday afternoon @ 1:30 pm, Leader: Sara Wilson, place: FPC Parlor
11/12/2018, Monday evening @ 7 pm, Leader: Amy Weiskopf, Ashleigh Murdock's home
11/13/18, Tuesday evening @ 6 pm, Leader: Vivian Cade, place: Nancy Lifer’s home
FPC and FPCCC Ministry Team
Rev. Dr. Martin Lifer, Pastor
Rita Usher, Pastoral Secretary
Ben Jackson, Assistant Minister for FPC’s CCO University Ministry
Dr. Craig Aarhus, Music Director
Ashleigh Murdock, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Jennifer Blackbourn, Organist
Kathy McGill, Children’s Choir Director
Kirk Kinard, Youth Ministry
Ellen Mauldin, Church Librarian
Amanda Corley, Child Care Director
CHURCH DIRECTORIES ARE HERE - for everyone who had pictures made for the directory. If you participated and have not yet picked up your directory, please see Peggy Branch during the Fellowship Gathering, or come by the Office during Office Hours this week.
Samaritan’s Purse OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Deadline for boxes to be turned in is next week. Blessing of the Boxes will be Next Sunday, November 18!
Help Us Decorate the FPC Float for the Starkville Christmas Parade.
Join us in two weeks on Sunday, November 25, 2:30 p.m., the west-side church parking lot to decorate our float for the parade. Please call Ashleigh Murdock or the church office, if you would like more information.