Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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Holy Week and Easter at Rumple and in Blowing Rock

Sunday, March 25, Palm Sunday
9:30 a.m. Community Palm Sunday worship and procession in Blowing Rock Memorial Park with St. Mary’s and Faithbridge. Folks from Rumple will walk from the park to the church with our palm branches after the service.
11:00 Palm/Passion Sunday worship with communion and special music as we read and sing the Holy Week story in Scripture and hymns.

Thursday, March 29 Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. Worship with communion and special music concluding with stripping the church in anticipation of Good Friday

Friday, March 30 Good Friday
8:00 am Faithbridge Good Friday worship at Hospitality House in Boone
12:00 Good Friday worship at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Easter Sunday, April 1
7:00 a.m. Sunrise service in Memorial Park (sanctuary if weather alternative)
7:45 a.m. - Community breakfast by Carter Lentz Men’s Class
10:00 a.m. Easter Egg hunt at the manse for all children
11:00 a.m. Worship in the sanctuary

On Easter Sunday, April 1, Rumple will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed. Additional information will be shared in weekly emails during March, in the Sunday bulletins, and during worship.
Special offering envelopes will be available Easter Sunday morning. If you’d like to read more about the offering go to:
Rise Against Hunger

Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church  is co-hosting a meal-packaging event with Rise Against Hunger on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00pm at the American Legion in Blowing Rock.

We will package meals for 1-2 hours, then share a potluck meal. We are partnering with St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church​, FaithBridge United Methodist Church​, and the Appalachian State Presbyterian Episcopal Campus Ministry to package over 10,000 dehydrated meals for those in need around the world. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization based in Raleigh, NC. The packaged meals are used primarily to support school feeding programs in developing countries, which not only addresses hunger but also the related challenges of poverty, disease, education, and the welfare of women and children. 

This is Rumple

The Slate and Stone
Youth Ministry
Called to Worship...Empowered to Serve
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Rumple Church has an active Middle and High School Youth Program led by our DCE and Youth Ministry Intern.
Activites include service, fellowship and worship.
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Rumple is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a member of Salem Presbytery. A community of 350 members and affiliate members. Set in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, Rumple offers two worship services in the summer and one in the winter months.
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The church takes its name from the Rev. Dr. Jethro Rumple, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury, a frequent missionary preacher in the mountains, a summer resident toward the end of his life, and one of the most remarkable North Carolinians of his generation. Blowing Rock’s spectacular setting, cool breezes, and natural wonders began attracting summer visitors after the Civil War. Presbyterians were the first to build a house of worship in town. Among the founders were Col. William J. Martin, Sr., and his son and namesake, both professors at Davidson College. Others included Mrs. Emma Stewart, who ran a boarding house in Davidson during the academic year and one in Blowing Rock during the summer. Local and summer people quickly joined in the effort. A small frame structure was built in 1886, and the church was organized with eight members the following year.