Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas at Marshall Presbyterian Church

Celebrate Christmas jazz with Steve Davidowski and Friends on Thursday December 17th at 7pm. Donations for Neighbors in Need food pantry will be accepted at the door. And everyone is invited to a reception after the concert.

Then begin your Christmas Eve surrounded by beautiful music, a huge fragrant Christmas tree, and joyful worship December 24th, 5 pm.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands!

 Marshall Presbyterian Church is excited about their new choir director Hillary Trumpler.  With a bachelors and masters in Vocal Performance, master classes, and more, Hillary shares a wealth of knowledge with choir members. One choir member has explained how they are learning to read music (obviously not a requirement to sing in the choir!) and another how to improve her breathing while singing.  

But, it is Hillary's contagious smile, encouraging direction, and caring heart for ministry which really bless anyone in her presence.  A choir member has expressed that it  is a "joy and inspiration" to sing under the direction of Hillary

And folks in the congregation are finding themselves "singing out" more and "absolutely thrilled" to sing with Hillary's occasional descant in hymns.   

Hillary is directing the Community Choir which will sing a Christmas Cantata on Christmas Eve.  All are welcome to join!

Below is the choir practice schedule for December:
  • Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30
  • Final Dress Rehearsal, Tuesday Dec. 22, 6:30
  • Service/Cantata: Thursday, Dec. 24, Choir call is 4:15


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

From a report on

Acting as part of the greater church . . . 

Children are among the most impacted by European
crisis of forced migration 
— Daniel Fekete/HIA/ACT
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) will support our European partners and members of ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) as they minister to the large influx of forced migrants from the Middle East (including Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq) and also from Northern and Middle Africa.
ACT member Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HAI) has issued an appeal to help displaced persons in Hungary to provide hygiene items to the migrants, emergency shelters and preparing them for the winter, while also offering psycho-social support. By giving access to essential life-saving items, it will reduce vulnerability of the affected populations and help support their safety and dignity. Migrants on their way to the centers, or to a Western European country (Austria, Germany, Sweden) are staying at railway stations, parks and underpasses, trying to find some rest after the long journey
Hungarian Interchurch Aid’s team consists of child psychologists, social workers and volunteers. HIA has started to provide psychosocial services for children in two temporary reception centers in Hungary. In both centers an average of 50-100 children stay temporary, typically for a couple of days. The target group of the project is children between 3-14 years. HIA surveys show that the psychosocial assistance is a stop-gap support for these people that will assist the children in particular.
Many of the forced migrants are refugees from Syria

Monday, September 7, 2015

Supper for the Madison County High School football team

For second year MPC folks prepared and served supper to the football team and cheer leaders on game night. 'Twas fun!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Neighbors in Need and Manna

Food for Neighbors in Need is purchased at minimal prices from Manna of Asheville. This delivery included eggs and meat. Community food drives supply many staples and canned food. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Worship at home Sunday, May 10

Church will not be held as a congregation on Sunday May 10 because of the National Collegiate championships closing our road Sunday. 

Do stop by Saturday for BBQ and good fellowship!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BBQ at Mama Mia 2015!

We'll stay up all night watching over the wood fire just so you can enjoy good BBQ during the Mama Mia Mothers' Day festival on Saturday May 9! 

As well as good BBQ, there will be:

Music on the courthouse steps:
  • 1 p.m. with The Jam Kids from the Madison County Arts Council
  • 2 p.m., The Garnet Ridge Ramblers, followed by Crooked Pine Band
The wonderful Madison County Arts Council seconds sale.

Come hear some traditional mountain music, enjoy good mountain BBQ, and find a handmade treasure for your Mom! Happy Mothers Day to all!

See more at:

These are NOT the hams which will be served. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Who are Presbyterians (Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.)?

Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.
God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Render unto Caesar and then have a pancake!

April 15th is known as the day we pay our taxes, Jesus would have said we "Render unto Caesar . . ."

Join us to celebrate another side of life with a delicious pancake breakfast on April 15th, 6:45-11, at the Marshall Presbyterian Church's annual Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast.  (Yes, we were snowed out on Shrove Tuesday, so we'll celebrate getting our taxes in instead.)

April 15th, 6:45-11!  Enjoy!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Easter April 5

All are welcome to a meditative Maundy Thursday service April 2 at 6:45 pm.  A light supper of soup will follow. 

Easter Sunday will begin with a sunrise service on the Island with the 1st Baptist Church of Marshall.  Everyone will gather for breakfast back at the Marshall Presbyterian Church afterwards.

Celebrate Easter with your community! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ash Wednesday service postponed until Sunday

The Ash Wednesday service will not be held because of the weather. 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast POSTPONED

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast POSTPONED

The weatherman says the temp will be NINE!
So, staying at home, to us sounds just fine.
Keep yourself warm and safe from all weather,
We'll post here again when we'll all be together

          FOR PANCAKES!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ash Wednesday community service, February 18, noon

". . . there is something about Ash Wednesday—the day the church sets aside for people to acknowledge, before God and one another, our mortality, our finitude and our moral failings."

All are welcome.

Marshall Gras Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast

Marshall Presbyterian Church will be opening the February 17th Marshall Gras celebration with a Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast at the church, 165 Main Street, 7-10am, $5 at the door. Shrove Tuesday, which is also known as Shrovetide Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day, is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of the 40-day penitential season of Lent.
"Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word “shrive,” meaning "confess." The term “Mardi Gras” is French for “Fat Tuesday,” which refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season begins. Back in the day, pancakes were eaten because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar. Lenten fasting emphasizes eating plainer food and refraining from the good stuff. In many cultures, this means no meat, dairy, or eggs. 
Factoid: Christians in Newfoundland mix small tokens into the pancake batter. Children take delight in discovering the tokens, which are supposed to predict the future. For example, the person who finds a coin will be wealthy; someone who finds a nail will become (or marry) a carpenter. However, anyone who finds a nail in their pancakes at our Shrove Tuesday fundraiser will receive a tetanus shot!  wink emoticon (Note: Marshall Presbyterians will NOT be mixing anything other than food elements into our pancake batter!)