in beautiful HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA
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.
Sun. March 1 Services McDowell at 11.15 a.m. (Communion Sunday)
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
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.
In God’s peace,
AND BARGAINS GALORE!
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!