NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Church Office will be closed for Thanksgiving
on Thursday and Friday.

ADVENT BRUNCH
Sunday, December 3
11:30 a.m.
Join us for an Advent Brunch
and Advent Craft after the service on Sunday, December 3.
Sign up at the Welcome Desk to bring a "breakfast style" dish and to let us know how many will be attending. This event is for all Northminster members and is being hosted by the Women's Circle.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, December 17 

New Church Photo
Directory

"Submitted Photos"
If you did not have a photo made for the church directory and plan to submit a photo, the office needs to receive those no later than December 6.
THIS SUNDAY

"Where to Find Him"

by Pastor Rich Holmes


Last Week's Sermon:

"Do We Still Give
Thanks?"



WHEN YOU ARE LINKED TO THE SERMON CLICK ON THE SMALL "HEADPHONES" ICON TO BEGIN THE AUDIO.

 
THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Ezekiel 34:11-16

GOSPEL READING:
Matthew 25:31-46


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will meet this Sunday
at 6:00 p.m.

As those who worship the Jewish Messiah, it probably goes without saying that Christians are all called to care about the state of Israel. There is so much to celebrate about the state of Israel and there is much to learn about its rich history. Whenever Israel appears in the newspaper headlines, however, it is usually in some negative way. Headlines on Israel are usually reporting on some war, terrorist attack or conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Sadly, far too many Christians do not know enough about the history of Israel to understand these headlines, nor have they ever heard anything positive about Israel. For these reasons, this Sunday, November 26, we will be watching a video on the state of Israel and having a discussion that focuses on both the history of this great nation and the things to celebrate about it. I hope you will join me in the parlor at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Blessings,
Pastor Rich
MINISTRY LEADERS
NURSERY WORKERS seem to be in short supply. Please consider volunteering for
just one Sunday on:

This Week - November 26 !
December 17 and December 24

Sign up on Sunday...or notify Barb in the office.


YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
will meet this Sunday at 9:15
in the Youth Room.

FOOD & FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
Tuesday, November 28
The youth will be serving at Reedurban
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Food & Fellowship on December 5 will be at the East's home.


CHRISTMAS DECORATING & PIZZA
Wednesday, November 29
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The YOUTH will meet with Nick to decorate
the church for the
Advent and Christmas season.

 
CONTACT NICK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING YOUTH ACTIVITIES
nick.zaccone@northminsterlife.org


CHOIR PRACTICE EVERY THURSDAY

Handbell Choir - 5:45 p.m.
Chancel Choir - 7:00 p.m.
Anyone interested in either choir, contact Tina East.

 TIME TO ORDER
Order forms will be in Sunday's bulletin for this year's poinsettia display. Poinsettias will be available in red, white or marble.

Cost: $9.00 Each
Once again this year you can help provide warmth for others this winter.

Bring your gently used coats, hats and gloves between now and December 1 and place them in the box provided in the narthex. If you have questions, please contact Susan Hill.
COATS CAN BE FOR ALL SIZES AND ALL AGES .

November Birthdays

5 - Joanne Sogan
6 - Suzanne Burnett
8 - Kelly Holmes
10 - Debra Pierpont
11 - Katie Giegel
12 - Don Gray
15 - Ann Pittman
15 - Micki Williams
16 - Sophia Holmes
17 - Larry Lowry
17 - Walter Watkins
19 - Alayna Morris
20 - Jo Ann Swope


November
Anniversaries

26 - Jesse & Ann Pittman 27 - Gordy & Tina East


November Birthdays
Continued...

23 - Ginny West
24 - Lloyd Groves
28 - Mark Morris
29 - Susan Verble

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND

This Week's Featured Member

BETTY MARCUS
Park Village Health Care Center - Apt. A-25
1525 N. Crater Ave. / Dover, OH 44622
PRAYER REQUESTS
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS

  • Chris Baker (friend of James McKelvey) - Illness
  • Howard Bowen (Paula Bowen's husband) is on kidney dialysis.
  • Nancy Curtis recovering from surgery on Monday.
  • Jack Dawson (Bill Tannehill's cousin) is not doing well.
  • Tom Dolan (a neighbor of the Reels) is recovering from heart surgery.
  • Steve Fiebig - Advanced Cancer
  • Beth George (niece of Ginny West) - Acute Pericarditus
  • Bill Griffin - Cancer
  • Jerry Hill - At home recovering from surgery.
  • Barb Laney (Debra Pierpont's sister) - Cancer
  • Chris Reels who is recovering from illness.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer
  • Victoria Zaccone ( Nick's grandmother) - Cancer

ON the CALENDAR 
Sunday, December 3
DECEMBER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
COMMUNION
ADVENT BRUNCH
Tuesday, December 5
WOMEN'S CIRCLE
12:30 p.m. in the Parlor

Tuesday, December 12
POINSETTIA ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY.

Sunday, December 17
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Following the morning service.

Monday, December 18
SESSION MEETING at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor

Tuesday, December 19
CANTON HEALTH CARE VISITATION
2:00 p.m.