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THE GREAT PW YARD SALE!
on APRIL 1
THE COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
the Easter Bunny! )
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT
THIS LINK SERMON PAGE
TO OUR NEW SERMON PAGE FOR A COPY OF BETH'S LASTEST SERMONS!
Sunday School –
led by Greg & Mary Robinson
from 10 - 11:00 a.m.
Focus on discussion of current events and scriptural guidance for our understanding
of what’s happening in the world and
what we’re called to do about them.
Sun, March 4 -3rd Sunday of Lent
Communion Worship Service @ 11.15 a.m.
Tues, March 6 Bible Study on prayers in the Bible @9.30 a.m. - fellowship hall
Weds, March 7 Spiritual Tea @ 9.30 a.m. @ Angelika’s
Sat, March 10 PW Maple Festival Yard Sale all hands on deck!
Move clock forward
Sun, March 11 4th Sunday of Lent Worship Service & Hunger Offering
Mon, March 12 MVFD Aux. meets @ 6.30 p.m. @ Fire House
MVFD meeting @ 7.30 p.m.
Tues, March 13 Bible Study
Weds, March 14 Spiritual Tea
Sat, Mar 17 - PW Maple Festival Yard Sale
Sun, March 18 - 5th Sunday of Lent
Tues, March 20 Presbyterian Women (PW) meet @ 10 a.m. - fellowship hall
Weds, March 21 Spiritual Tea
Sun, March 25 -
Palm Sunday Service @ 11.15 a.m.
Tues, March 27 Bible Study
Weds, March 28 Spiritual Tea
Thurs, March 29 Maundy Thursday Communion Service @ 7.00 p.m.
Fri, March 30 Good Friday Service @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunrise Service @ 7.03 a.m.
@ McDowell Cemetery
Breakfast following Sunrise Service hosted by Men of the Church
Worship Service @ 11.15 a.m.
Community Easter Egg Hunt on church grounds @ 3.00 p.m.
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.
in beautiful HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA
FROM BETH'S DESK -
As we journey through Lent towards Holy Week and in anticipation of Easter and our reminder of the reality of Jesus’ resurrection and its promise for our own lives, I am minded of Jesus’ call that we take up our own crosses and follow him, denying ourselves in the process. It was a challenge given in the face of Peter’s efforts to dissuade Jesus from the course he was set upon, as Jesus both rebuked Peter’s shrinking away from Jesus’ own impending death and challenged Peter and all his other followers, even those yet to come, to understand that following him is a costly thing. (See Matt. 16.21-28)
We can think of Jesus’ call as a call to heroism, bravery for the faith. And sometimes, it is. But most times, I’m thinking, the challenge to take up our cross is much more simple than that – a challenge to get on with life and all that it throws at us, but to do so with a spirit of hope and in a faith of confidence that we follow the One-to-be-Risen and in the following of him, whatever we may lose, whatever life may throw at us, we gain not less than everything God has to offer.
It doesn’t make the journey easier. But it definitely makes the journey much more worth the taking.