Saturday, July 18, 2020

Worship Sunday, July 19th, with Marshall Presbyterian Church.  Please read the announcements and scroll down for the link to worship.

Please note:

  • Today's scripture readings are Genesis 28:10-19a, Romans 8:12-25, and Matthew 13:24-30;36-43
  • be sure to turn your sound on
  • you can pause the service at any time by pausing the youtube video in which it is presented
  • the announcements are in these comments 
  • Gathering in the church building for worship, Scouts, and R.O.A.R. dinners have been discontinued until the CDC and Western North Carolina Presbytery recommend gatherings resume.
  • The Neighbors in Need Crisis Organization and Food Pantry continues to be open every Tuesday between 1 and 3 outside the lower level of the Marshall Presbyterian Church, 165 South Main Street in downtown Marshall, directly across from the Marshall Town Hall.  Please, one person representing a household in line.  You must wear a face covering and stand six feet from interviewers and pantry volunteers.  Unfortunately, at this time, NIN and Marshall Presbyterian Church CANNOT take donations of clothing, furniture, or other household items.  Thanks for understanding.
  • Applications for financial help from the Madison Friendship Fund are due by July 31, 2020.   For more information, call (828) 649-2711 or visit

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Worship Sunday July 12

Sunday, July 12, we are worshipping online today. With COVID-19 cases rising in North Carolina Presbytery has asked all churches not to meet face-to-face.

Click here to worship.

For this service, you will want to have your Bible, paper, and pencil beside you to look up these verses:
Colossians 2:6-7
2 Peter 3:18
Ephesians 3:17-19
1 Peter 2:2
Colossians 1:10
Psalm 119:1-16
Philippians 4:6-7
Romans 8:28
Timothy 1:7
1 Peter 5:6-7
1 John 4:18
Joshua 1:9
Isaiah 41:10
Psalm 56:3-4
Hebrews 13:5-6
John 15:1-17

Saturday, July 4, 2020

July 5th worship with Marshall Presbyterian Church

Last week Marshall Presbyterian folks met down by the river to worship. 

This week we are worshiping "together online." 

If you have missed peacefully sitting in the sanctuary warmed by the light through the windows, you will have a taste of that in today's service. 

Click below to worship:

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Worship online June 21st, 2020

Happy Fathers day to all fathers and to all who have loved others with a father's love and example.

From today's sermon:
"God does not promise us an easy life; God promises to be with us in whatever situations we encounter in life. "

Worship online with Marshall Presbyterian Church:

                Click here to worship

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Worship June 14, 2020

Worship online Sunday, June 14, 2020

The church building is closed, but we still worship together, this Sunday, June 14, 2020, online.

CLICK HERE to worship

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Worship Sunday May 31st

Worship online Sunday, May 31st.

Sermon synopsis:
Prophesy, People of God!
Demand accountability for the injustices and persecution being done to black Americans and other people of color.
What’s happening with alarming regularity is NOT OK, is NOT in keeping with Jesus’ teachings, and must NOT be tolerated! Jesus was/is NOT on the side of business as usual! PROPHESY!

CLICK HERE to worship

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Madison Arts Council Invites You to Make a Paper Crane for Healing!

From the Madison Arts Council:

This Coronavirus pandemic has wounded our nation – we have fears and concerns, sadness and pain and we’re all trying to deal with these alone.  We can’t all be together now, but we are still a strong community with a desire to come out of this difficult time stronger and more connected.

There is a Japanize tradition called Senbazuru.  The tradition believes that the making of 1.000 paper origami cranes will grant you a wish.  A little Japanese girl by the name of Sadako developed leukemia from radiation caused by the American bombing of Hiroshima began making the cranes while she was sick and became the inspiration for the global 1,000 Cranes Peace Project.

There is much that our Madison County community wishes for during this difficult time.  We wish to be able to join together as a real community again; that the virus will go away; for health and economic security, a return to the beauty, art, music, and all the things that make our Madison County home so special. Join your Madison County friends and neighbors as we create this wish by making 1,000 paper cranes.

Take a pack of paper and sit down – alone or with your family – and talk about your wishes.  Write them down on your cranes if you like.  Express yourself; make art with them.  You are welcome to use any 6” x 6” paper you like.  Click the link  to access a good YouTube instructional video on how to make the cranes. 

Then, drop the finished cranes at the following locations BY JUNE 15:

Mars Hill:  TJ’s Mountain Market, 607 Carl Eller Road, 822-689-8343; Contact = Tina;  The Library Coffee House, 40 N. Main Street, 828-680-1246; Contact = Camden

Marshall:  Zuma Coffee, 10 N. Main Street, 828-206-1617; Contact = Joel; Madison Natural Foods, 101 N. Main Street, 828-649-2100; Reclaim Madison, 25 Bridge Street; 828-649-0100; Contact = John;

Lobby of the Bowman Building (next door to Indigo Prophet), 74 South Main Street, 678-358-8400 (it’s open all the time); Contact = Deb.

Hot Springs: Sara Jo’s Station, 39 NW US 25/70; 828-622-7575; Contact = Sarajo; Gentry Hardware, 124 Bridge Street, 828-622-3761; Contact = Jeanne; Vaste Riviere Provisions, 158 Bridge Street, 828-777-9379; Contact = Danny.

The Arts Council will gather all the cranes and combine them into a lovely work of art to display in the window of the Madison Arts Council building on Main Street in downtown Marshall.  The goal of the project is to join our  wishes with those of other communities worldwide for all to heal and move forward together.  Thank you for participating!

From Rev. Melissa:  You can write a prayer for healing instead of a wish.  Let’s take part in God’s work in the world!