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!

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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!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 24th online worship

"When the New Testament mentions “the church,” it is talking about the people—the body of Christ—who received the Holy Spirit and are sent to tell the Gospel.

"The Greek word ekklesia refers to “the gathered ones,” or believers called into community with God. The book of Acts ascribes emotions and actions to the church. “Great fear seized the whole church” (Acts 5:11) and “the church sent them on their way” (Acts 15:3). When you look at it this way, you’re not “going to church”—you are the church."*

Join together in spirit as the Church.  We have a bond that distance cannot erase.

One of our best-loved hymns says that the church "on earth hath union with God the Three in One, and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won." We have a bond that even death cannot erase.  We remember that especially  this week.

Worship with Marshall Presbyterian Church . . . and the Church in the Philippines online by clicking on the image or link below:

May 24 Service of Worship

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

May 17 Worship Service Update

At last, Technology is cooperating.  Please click the link below for today’s service, or copy and paste it into your browser.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

May 17 Worship Service

Hello Friends,
If you don't see the link to the Sunday, May 17 worship service, please check back in a bit. Technology is being a pain this time!
In good Presbyterian fashion, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Rev. Melissa, Parsoness

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Stand Up and Be Counted for Madison County!

Hi Friends,

A Census bureau representative tells me that as of last week, Madison County’s response rate to the census was a shade over 41 percent.  In other words, Madison County is about #76 out of the 100 counties in the state in response.

The census will conclude at the end of October.  If you don’t participate, it means Madison County will lose federal dollars for EMS, education, food assistance, and other highly important things.

Therefore, please participate in the census; Madison County is depending on you!

Pastor Melissa

Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 10, 2020 Worship online

Worship together on Sunday, May 10, 2020. We cannot gather together because of the pandemic but Reverend Upchurch, church members, and friends have created an online worship for you.

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

May 3, 2020 Worship service online during the time of pandemic

Worship online with Marshall Presbyterian Church! All are welcome!

This service is looking at self-care during these times of isolation. To prepare, read:
  • Psalm 23
  • Isaiah 58:11
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Marshall Presbyterian Church hopes this service will encourage you to follow Jesus in feeding and helping people physically as well as giving compassion to yourself, the community, and the world. 

To view the worship service,

In the service you will find out how your offering for One Great Hour of Sharing is helping folks during the pandemic.  That portion is taken from this video:  Building God's Household

To give to One Great Hour of Sharing, CLICK HERE.