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McDowell Presbyterian Church

      

                                    

 in beautiful HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Come worship with us:

In MCDOWELL:

    Church School: 10:00 a.m.

    Worship Service: 11:15 a.m. 

In Headwaters:

     Worship Service: 9:45  a.m.

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  HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY 

 McDowell Presbyterian has a handicapped-accessible rest-room, a ramp for ease of entrance from the gravel parking lot at the rear of the     building,  and large print bulletins and devotionals. 

Headwaters Chapel has large-print bulletins available.  There are a few steps required to gain access to Headwaters Chapel.  Headwaters has no rest room facilities.

MARCH CALENDAR 

Sun. March 1 Services McDowell at 11.15 a.m.  (Communion  Sunday)   

SESSION MEETING     


Tues, March 3 Bible Study at 9.00 a.m. at the Manse

Sun, March 8 Worship at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, March 10 No Bible Study

Sat, March 14 PW

Maple Festival Yard Sale

Sun, March 15 Worship at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, March 17 Presbyterian Women (PW) meet at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Sat, March 21 PW

\Maple Festival Yard Sale

Sun, March 22 Worship at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, March 24 Bible Study

Sun, March 29 Palm Sunday

5th Sunday Community Service at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, March 31 Bible Study    

FROM BETH'S DESK:

Maple Festival – the time in our highlands of frenetic activity, lots of company to feed and take care of, endless hours of volunteering, always smack dab in the middle of Lent, the season of the Christian year for quiet reflection and contemplation, or so the story goes.

How on earth are we supposed to find quiet, rest, respite, time? Time for contemplation? For reflecting on the big questions? For clearing out space for our Lord?

Maybe we can do that more literally than spiritually this year. Maybe, while we’re throwing stuff into a box to give for the yard sale, we can offer up some prayers for the people and places and times those soon-to-be-discarded things represent in our lives.

Maybe we can think about the house cleaning and preparing that we do as preparing, making space, for our Lord as our most honored guest.

Maybe the work itself may become the Word proclaimed for us, as neighbor helps neighbor, friend makes room for stranger, community works together in common cause and bickering, kept to a minimum, is recognized for the distraction that it is.

Maybe.


In God’s peace,

Pastor Beth


COMING SOON:

  THE GREAT ANNUAL

MCDOWELL PRESBYTERIAN

MAPLE FESTIVAL

YARD SALE!!!

 MARCH 14 AND MARCH 21 

         WONDERFUL TREASURES

     AND  BARGAINS GALORE!

 

                  ELECTRONICS

                     HOUSEHOLD TREASURES

                          BABY ITEMS

                                BOOKS

                                    AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!