"My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth."

Psalm 121:2 (NRSV) 

March 1, 2023

Thank you to everyone who stayed for the lunch provided by the youth and their families this past Sunday (and special thanks to everyone who helped by bringing food, setting up on Saturday, cleaning up on Sunday, and all it takes to make an event like that happen!)!  We had a great turnout for our youth and for the continued Mission Study Process!  We received $1, 325.00 to help send our youth and their chaperones to the Montreat Youth Conference this summer!  We are grateful for your support and engagement!
For those who missed the gathering, there are hard copies of the Mission Study handouts in the church library.  We also invite everyone to sign-up for the next congregational small group conversations.  These will be a more in-depth two-hour conversation that takes place the week of March 12-19 (Tues., Mar. 14, 5:00-7:00 PM; Wed., Mar. 15, 2:30-4:30 PM on Zoom; Thurs., Mar. 16, 6:00-8:00 PM, and Sun., Mar. 19, 3:00-5:00 PM).  If you have not had a chance to sign-up and would like to, please click the following link:
There will also be hard copies of the sign-up sheets available on Sunday if you prefer to sign up that way!  Your facilitator will be in touch with you prior to your group meeting.  Thank you again for your participation in this ongoing process as we seek together to discern God’s calling to McGregor Presbyterian Church!
Join us for worship this Sunday, March 5 on YouTube:  We will celebrate communion.  Please have your bread and juice/wine ready to share the Lord’s Supper.
This past Sunday, February 26 we had four new members join McGregor Church.  We welcome the Rev. Merrilyn Holcomb, Joice Gouw and Kelly Smith, and Laurie White Shirey.
Merrilyn Holcomb
2 Harlan Court Irmo, SC  29063
Joice Gouw and Kelly Smith, Sonja and Carenza
301 Stamport Circle Irmo, SC  29063
Laurie White Shirey
5810 Ellisor Street Columbia, SC  29212
Last Sunday afternoon, the Combined Youth Group packed gift packages that included small snacks and candy for church members currently in college.  Would you like to contribute to the gift packages before they are mailed next week?  You may write a note or include a greeting card or contribute any small little items you think a college student might enjoy.  Our McGregor college students include Caroline Culbreath, Koji Ishimori, Matt Matheny, Alex Moseley, Luke Robinson, and Breanna Sightler.   Your donations must be received by this Sunday, March 5.  Contact David Jenkins at for more information.
Mark your calendar for McGregor’s first Community Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Plans for the Earth Day Celebration include a plant swap, a food truck, everything you would want to know about insects (even eating them), composting, wren houses, and more!  Volunteers are needed to help with the displays.  Contact David Jenkins at to volunteer or for more information.
We are collecting packages of snack sandwich crackers (Lance, Keebler) and clean, doubled plastic grocery bags.  Please drop off your donations in the marked bin in the church lobby.
Confident of Christ’s resurrection, we offer our prayers for Sean Yee and his family in the recent death of his father.
Sean Yee and Amelia Hough-Ross, Teagan and Rylan
3 Bliston Court Irmo, SC  29063
3/2 Pam Scoff
3/3 Nancy Glenn, Rylan Yee
3/4 Matt Isenhower, Jayden Widmer
3/14 Virginia Melvin
3/17 Clarke Thompson
3/20 Patricia Hough
3/26 Debbie Grabbatin
3/29 Diane Parham
3/31 Mark Conrardy, Tim McCaskill
Sunday, March 5
        9:30 AM Sunday School and Lenten Study
        11:00 AM Worship Service with Communion
Monday, March 6
        6:00 PM Property Committee
Tuesday, March 7
        12:00 Noon Irmo Oral History Group
        3:30 PM Congregational Care
        6:00 PM Missions Committee
        6:00 PM Worship Committee
Wednesday, March 8
        10:00 AM Wednesday Morning Bible Study - online
        4:00 PM Finance Committee – online
        6:00 PM Communications Committee - online
        6:00 PM Education Committee
        7:30 PM Adult Choir
Thursday, March 9
        6:00 PM Snack Packs Committee
Sunday, March 12
        9:30 AM Sunday School and Lenten Study
        11:00 AM Worship Service
Tuesday, March 14
        5:00-7:00 PM Mission Study Small Group
Wednesday, March 15
        10:00 AM Wednesday Morning Bible Study - online
        2:30-4:30 PM Mission Study Small Group - online
        6:00 PM Session
        7:30 PM Adult Choir
Thursday, March 16
        6:00-8:00 PM Mission Study Group
Night of Promise 
Friday, March 31, 6:30-9:30 PM
Junction 800 in the Vista
Support Family Promise through their 2023 Gala Fundraiser, because every child deserves a home.  There will be fabulous music and dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and an update on the Family Promise Mission.  Tickets are on sale now!  Visit their webpage at for details and tickets.
147 Friarsgate Blvd. Irmo, SC
Monday-Saturday:  9:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Please deliver donations directly to Sharing God’s Love.
Pantry Needs:  canned or powdered milk, juice, tea, cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter, jelly, SpaghettiOs’s/Ravioli, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, chili, pork & beans, dry/canned beans, snacks
Spring Yard Sale:  Saturday, April 22
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