NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 21, 2017
FINANCIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING
This Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor

REEDURBAN MISSION EVENT

THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
11:00 to 12:30 p.m.

This Saturday Reedurban Presbyterian Church is hosting a guest who works as an international peacemaker. Lydia Cordero Cabrara is from Mexico and works with women and children in the city of Juarez who are at risk from violence.

Lydia has many fascinating and moving stories to tell abut doing God's work in a part of the world where God's presence is not always easy to see.

Lydia will be at Reedurban from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. Reedurban will be celebrating this event with a brunch and has asked Northminster to help with hosting the brunch. Reedurban will be providing the main course, and they are asking us to bring side dishes and desserts.

Blessings,
Pastor Rich
HELPING THOSE IN NEED
If you would like to participate in the
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance,
you can click here:
to donate.
THIS SUNDAY

"The Workers in the
Vineyard"

by Pastor Rich Holmes


Last Week's Sermon:

"Why Forgive?"



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:
Exodus 16:2-15

GOSPEL READING:
Matthew 20:1-16

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will NOT meet this Sunday
Beginning Sunday, October 1
a two-part series
The Meaning of Predestination
Sunday Evening at 6:00 p.m.
In the Parlor

A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR

In the August 24 newsletter I stated that we are in serious need of a pre-school Sunday school class that would meet at the same time as our youth class each Sunday for about an hour beginning at 9:15 a.m.

We are grateful that one person has come forward to help with this class.
However, we still need additional volunteers.

If you are not involved in the choir and you feels that you have the skills to work with young children, I would urge you to pray about this and let me or Barb know if God is putting this on your heart. Also, if you are not able to commit to teaching every Sunday or even for a long period of time, please let one of us know that, too. Any offer of help would be greatly appreciated!

Blessings and Peace,
Pastor Rich

MINISTRY LEADERS
In recent years we haven't
needed NURSERY WORKERS but
now we do ...and we need you!

Sign up Sunday for your spot on the
October - December Ministry Calendar
at the Welcome Desk




YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Youth will meet for Sunday School
at 9:15 in the Youth Room.

On October 1 the youth will join
the Birthday Celebration at 9:30 a.m.


Tuesday, September 26
FOOD & FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
Youth will serve at Reedurban from 4:30 to 6:30

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

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
For the Tuesday Morning Bible Study, Rev. Sue Curtis is currently teaching a series of classes about how the Tabernacle of the Old Testament connects the story of God's people in the Old Testament to the story of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Please join Sue in the parlor for what promises to be a fascinating study.

In the Parlor at 10:00 a.m.

CHOIR PRACTICE EVERY THURSDAY

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

2018 FLOWER CHART
The flower chart for 2018 is on display in the narthex. You can sign up now for your participation in the coming year.
OCTOBER
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Next Sunday, October 1

Fellowship Hall
9:30 a.m.
September Birthdays

3 - Nancy Curtis
9 - Dennis Yoder
11 - Rachel Hellgren
15 - Mike Downerd
18 - Yoichi Matsumoto
21 - David Ridgway
22 - Abby Spies
23 - Sydney Jacobsen
26 - Jesse Pittman
26 - Scott Tannehill
27 - Jeff Pierpont
29 - Meghan Allen
29 - Jim McKelvey
30 - Jim Pinder


September Anniversaries

2 - Mike & Sherry Jacobsen
5 - Mike & Dee Downerd



NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND

This Week's Featured Member

SCOTT TANNEHILL
St. Luke Lutheran Community
220 Applegrove St. NE
North Canton, OH 44720
BETTY MARCUS
Betty has moved and you can stay in touch with her at:

Park Village Health Care Center
Apartment A-25
1525 Center Ave., Dover OH 44622

She will appreciate your prayers as well
as your communication.
PRAYER REQUESTS
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS

  • Family of Steven Brunt - Ed Miller is suffering complications of leukemia and is at Cleveland Clinic. Sister, Sue and family who evacuated from Florida due to hurricane Irma.
  • Howard Bowen (Paula Bowen's husband) is on kidney dialysis.
  • Jack Dawson (Bill Tannehill's cousin) is not doing well.
  • Tom Dolan (a neighbor of the Reels) is recovering from heart surgery.
  • John Dowell (Scot's brother) recovering from shoulder surgery.
  • Steve Fiebig - Advanced Cancer
  • Denise Geiger (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Brain Surgery
  • Beth George (niece of Ginny West) - Acute Pericarditus
  • Bill Griffin - Cancer
  • Brielle, the premature baby of Brian and Brea Hayes.
  • Peyton Kent is a pemature infant with serious health problems.
  • Barb Laney (Debra Pierpont's sister) - Cancer
  • Naisha (friend of Brendon Swaffield) has suffered an aneurysm and is in need of your prayers.
  • Danny Ryman (Marsha Mossgrove's brother) recovering from surgery.
  • Betty Smouse (sister of Dick Scherpenisse) is in hospice care.
  • Betty Vincent (friend of Joanne Sogan) is in treatment for breast cancer.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer
  • Victoria Zaccone ( Nick's grandmother) - Cancer
  • Whendy (family of Joanne Sogan) is critically ill.

ON the CALENDAR 
Sunday, October 1
WORLD WIDE COMMUNION

Sunday, October 1
Peace & Global Witness Offering
Tuesday, October 3
Women's Circle at 12:30 p.m. in the Parlor

Tuesday, October 3
Document Review Committee at 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor

Sunday, October 22
All are invited to a Pancake Breakfast
provided by Calvary at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall


DEVOTIONS for LIFE
by Bruce Swaffield
If you are interested in reading more of Bruce's challenging devotional messages, the book is now available in the Northminster library.