NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 7, 2017
HURRICANE HARVEY
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ON THE CALENDAR
for this Sunday, September 10

Cooperative Effort Committee
Meeting
9:30 a.m. / In the Parlor
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Following the morning service.

Financial Review Committee Meeting
After the Congregational Meeting / In the Parlor
THIS SUNDAY

"It's the Real Thing"

by Pastor Rich Holmes


Last Week's Sermon:

"It's No Secret"



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 12:1-4

GOSPEL READING:
Matthew 18:15-20

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Beginning this Sunday, September 10, I will be kicking off a new year of adult Sunday school classes. Unlike years past, however, this year we will be holding Sunday school on Sunday evenings between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
I hope you like this new time. My hope is that having Sunday school in the evening can help us avoid some of the conflicts with other scheduled events on Sunday mornings that have either prevented us from holding class or prevent people from attending class.

The new year will begin with a series of two classes titled "The Faces of Christ." In these classes, we will explore some of the vastly different ways Christians have thought about Christ down through history. Along the way, I will also talk about how these different views of Christ lead to the view of Christ we have in the church today. I hope you will join us in the parlor for an interesting class and an exciting year!

Blessings,
Pastor Rich

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, and we will be ready to begin the class this Sunday, September 10. 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
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October - December Ministry Calendar



YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Youth will meet for Sunday School
at 9:15 in the Youth Room.


Sunday, September 10
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Join us at North Canton Skate for skating and games.
We will eat in the area following the event.

Wednesday, September 13
FOOD & FELLOWSHIP
at Steak 'n Shake on Dressler
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16
Potential day trip to Cedar Point for Pointfest.
We need a group of 10 to make this happen.

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


UPCOMING MISSION EVENT
In the month of September, Reedurban Presbyterian Church will be 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 is asking 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.

There will be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center starting this Sunday for all of those who either wish to attend or who both wish to attend and provide food. I hope you will join me for this exciting event with our brothers and sisters at Reedurban!

Blessings,
Pastor Rich
CANTON HEALTH CARE
Canton Health Care at North Market Street is one of Northminster's out-reach charities.

It is holding an "Antique / Old Car Show" on its parking lot on the evening of Thursday, September 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for the enjoyment of their residents.
They have issued an invitation to anyone with such a car to bring it down for their show. Call Charlynn at 330.454.2152 for details.

Women from Northminster and Calvary go to Canton Health Care monthly and take cupcakes and beverages to celebrate the birthdays for that month. They also play BINGO so the people can choose a free gift for their birthdays or when they win. They can choose from the trays of items we bring that are useful or comforting to them. All clients are on Medicare and most have no families or kin at all.
Jayne Kidder
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, September 12, 10:00 a.m.
All are invited to attend the
Tuesday Bible Study
at the home of Susan Ridgway

11359 William Penn Ave. NE
Hartville, OH 44632
CHOIRS PRACTICE BEGINS
TONIGHT!
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 begin signing up now for your participation in the coming year.
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

LOIS NICOLL
Windsor Medical - Room 5366
1454 E. Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720
SPECIAL REQUEST for FORMER PASTOR

Former pastor of Northminster, Don Andrews, is now 94-years-old and lives by himself in McKinney Texas. He travels each summer by himself to visit his daughter, Pat, in Uniontown. This request has come from Pat via Lloyd Groves:

Hello Lloyd,

My father is going on an Honor Flight with 100 other veterans at the end of the month (September 29-30). He will be flying from Dallas to DC to visit the memorials, stay overnight, visit several more memorials and then fly home. The volunteer who will be assisting him during this trip has asked us to do something special for him.

On the flight home, they will have "Mail Call". Each veteran will receive a packet of mail like they used to receive when they were in the service. They would like his friends and family to send a card or letter for him to read on the trip home. If you could, would you send this message to others who might send my father a card or letter. It needs to arrive before September 23 in Texas which is a 3-4 day delivery time from Ohio. I am sure he will be very surprised and touched.

Here's the address the card or letter should be sent:

Karen Stewart
4200 Lonestar Circle
McKinney, Texas 75071

Thank you so much,
Pat Sharp

PRAYER REQUESTS
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS

  • Ed Bickle (Tina East's uncle) had heart surgery recently. But he is now very sick, the doctors can't figure out what is wrong and he is getting worse.
  • 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
  • Danny Ryman (Marsha Mossgrove's brother) recovering from surgery.
  • Michele Taylor (friend of Cindy Taylor) is on bed rest while awaiting the birth of her baby girl.
  • Naisha (friend of Brendon Swaffield) has suffered an aneurysm and is in need of your prayers.
  • 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 
September 3 - October 1
Peace & Global Witness Offering
Thursday, September 14 - Monday, September 18
Barb will be out of the office.

Sunday, September 17
Fellowship Team Committee Meeting with Calvary
at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor

Fellowship Hour - After Service

Monday, September 18
Session Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19
Canton Health Care Visitation - 1:40 p.m.


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.