NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, July 20, 2017
THIS SUNDAY

"God Places "

by Pastor Rich Holmes



Last Week's Sermon:

"Seeds of Faith "



 
THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Genesis 28:10-19

MINISTRY LEADERS
A Liturgist is Needed for
Sunday, July 30
and for August 6, 27, September 3, 10

Sign up now for your spot on the
July - September  Ministry Calendar


FLOWER CHART
Only 5 dates are empty for the remainder of the year.  If you are interested in providing fresh flowers for the chancel area to commemorate a special day or just because, these dates are available:

September 10 and 17
October 22
November 19 and 26

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

Youth will meet for
Sunday School  this Sunday, July 23,
at 9:15 in the Youth Room.

FOOD & FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
Tuesday, July 25, we will be serving food at Reedurban
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

GUY'S RETREAT
Thursday, July 27, through Sunday, July 30.

GIRL'S OVERNIGHTER
Friday, July 28, to Saturday July 29.

Coming August 10
Christian Music Fest - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Market Square Downtown Canton

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


THIS SUNDAY, JULY 23
Northminster and Calvary Cook Out
following the Northminster worship service.
Approximately 11:30 a.m.
VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!
to move 4 white tables (not too heavy) to the green space and
at least 2 grillers for the hamburgers and hot dogs.

Contact Marsha Mossgrove if you can help.


Northminster will provide the meat, buns, water and paper products.

Please bring a dish to share
and don't forget to bring a lawn chair.
Sign Up at the Welcome Desk on Sunday!
     "Thanks to you, we have provided nearly 400 families with convenient access to clinic facilities, with educational opportunities, and with a place to simply feel safe and welcome in our community..."

     You can be sure your donation of 23 bottles of dish soap, 37 dish cloths, 20 cans of shaving cream, 168 razors, 5 tubes of toothpastes, 2 bath towels, 42 dish towels and 20 face towels has been a tremendous asset in the fulfillment of this mission."
July Birthdays

1 - Derek East
2 - Robert Allen
3 - Sutherland McKelvey
4 - Margaret Bischoff
4 - Emily McKelvey
4 - Jim York
9 - Deah West
15 - Stephanie Allen
15 - Judy Felton
15 - Claire Van Atta
20 - Steve McGinnis
29 - Susan Dowell


July Anniversaries

1 - Rich & Kelly Holmes
7 - Chuck & Ginny West

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND

This Week's
Featured Member

Scott Tannehill
St. Luke Lutheran Community
220 Applegrove St. NE
North Canton, OH  44720
PRAYER REQUESTS
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS


  • Howard Bowen (Paula Bowen's husband) is on kidney dialysis.
  • Jack Dawson (Bill Tannehill's cousin) is not doing well.
  • 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
  • Family of Beth Kaylor (friend of Meghan Allen) who recently died in a car accident.
  • Peyton Kent is a pemature infant with serious health problems.
  • Travis King (Downerd's 11-year-old grandson) needs continued prayer for proper healing following his recent surgery.
  • Barb Laney (Debra Pierpont's sister) - Cancer
  • Michele Taylor (friend of Cindy Taylor) has been diagnosed with preeclampsia and is on bed rest while awaiting the birth of her baby girl.
  • 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


ON the CALENDAR 
  Sunday, July 30
Cooperative Effort Committee Meeting
9:30 in the Parlor

Tuesday, August 1
Document Review Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m. in the Parlor

Sunday, August 6
August Birthday Celebration
9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

Sunday, August 13
Directory Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m. in the Parlor

DEVOTION of the WEEK
 by Bruce Swaffield in Memoriam 
 
THANKING GOD

How can we ever begin to thank God for all he has given to us? He has provided us with loving families, places to live, good health, money, food, cars, and vocations. Plus, he has created us with talents and abilities to do all sorts of things. Most important of all is the eternal gift of salvation. What can we possibly say to such a gracious and loving God?

We can use our lives--our actions and attitudes, for example--to show our gratitude to God. Being kind to people, accepting others, greeting strangers, practicing patience, helping neighbors; all of these actions are visible signs of our appreciation toward God. He has been kind and gracious to us. We need to be just as loving toward others.

Once we realize that God accepts us for who we are, our lives take on a completely new perspective.  Suddenly, we see that we do not deserve his love and mercy, yet he showers us moment by moment with a multitude of blessings.

Our gratefulness toward him should overflow into our individual lives as we accept the people around us. When we can love each person the way God loves us then we show him that we are truly thankful.

Swaffield, Bruce C. Devotions for Life: New Ideas from Old Ways. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2013 p.118.