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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.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR 

No service at Headwaters for the month of January.

Sun. Feb. 1 Communion Worship Service at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Tues. Feb. 3 Bible Study at 9.00 a.m. at the Manse

Sun. Feb. 8 Worship at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Tues. Feb. 10 Bible Study

Sat. Feb. 14 Presbytery meets

Sun. Feb. 15 Worship at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Session meets at McDowell at 12.45 p.m.

Tues. Feb. 17 Presbyterian Women (PW) meet at 10.00 a.m. McDowell Fellowship Hall

Weds. Feb. 18 Ash Wednesday Services at 8.00 a.m., Noon and 6.30 p.m. at McDowell

Sun. Feb. 22 Worship at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.

Tues. Feb. 24 Bible Study

Sun. March 1 Services recommence at Headwaters at 9.45 a.m. and at McDowell at 11.15 a.m.  (Communion Sunday)

FROM BETH'S DESK:

January melts into February which slides into March and another year speeds by as we wonder where the times goes. Where does time actually ‘go’? I suppose is goes as we go . . . quickly or slowly, with great meaning or barely noticed, with moments of great joy and dreadful sorrows interspersed throughout.

In the church calendar, we will go from ‘ordinary time’ to the season of Lent in the middle of this month, from a time of our usual considerations to a time of intentional slow down to ponder our earthly selves through the inexorable march of Jesus towards the cross that is Good Friday, allowing again the resurrection of Easter Sunday to take us by surprise.

I wonder what Good Friday mysteries will be revealed to us this time? What Easter surprises will find us . . . this time?

May it all be well with you and yours this Lenten season.

In God’s peace,

Pastor Beth