NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, July 6, 2017

OUR SYMPATHY

Northminster Charter Member
SARA TANNEHILL
passed away on Monday, July 3


MEMORIAL SERVICE for SARA TANNEHILL

Northminster Presbyterian Church
Saturday, July 8
1:00 p.m.
Calling Hours 12:30 p.m.
THIS SUNDAY

"Finding the Center "

by Pastor Rich Holmes



Last Week's Sermon:

"Just Rewards "



 
THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Deuteronomy 6:4-9

GOSPEL READING:
Matthew 22:34-40

MINISTRY LEADERS
Volunteers are needed.

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


Dear Church Family,

Thank you so much for the Bible and selecting me for the Sue Barnes Dillon Scholarship!  I sincerely appreciate your support over the years.

Sincerely,
      Liam Hill

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

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

MISSION TRIP - July 10 to 14.
See Nick for Details


FOOD & FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
There will be NO Food & Fellowship on July  11.

On July 18, we will meet at the East's home.
On July 25 we will be serving food at Reedurban.


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

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

JOYCE RAKE
309 Abby Lane / Hartville, OH  44632
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NEW ADDRESS for JOYCE KING
Take note of this new address for Joyce King as of July 12.
Inn at Whitewood Village
3146 Whitewood St. NW /  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.
  • Nancy Curtis is recovering from a fall.
  • Jack Dawson (William Tannehill's cousin) is not doing well.
  • Please pray for Lynda Dobbins, a member of the Tuesday morning Bible study. She and her husband were involved in a car accident yesterday. Sadly the at fault driver was killed.
  • 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
  • Chris Reels recovering from surgery.
  • Bill, Scott and Terry Tannehill in the loss of wife and mother, Sara Tannehill, on Monday, July 3.
  • 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 
  Monday, July 17
Session Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18
Canton Health Care Visitation

DEVOTION of the WEEK
 by Bruce Swaffield in Memoriam 
 
BEING SET FREE

Most of us live as prisoners. We go through life not realizing that we have already been set free. We keep ourselves in bondage to our own will: desires, emotions, schedules, attitudes, feelings, and thoughts. All the while we believe we have been liberated from the chains of the world.

What we fail to understand is that we imprison ourselves each time we try to control our lives. Too often, we allow ourselves to be incarcerated by what we want or think. Rather than release ourselves by turning control of our lives over to God, we sentence ourselves to life in prison. We are easily led by the dictates of the present moment and want to satisfy only our physical cravings.

Jesus came so we could be set free to enjoy a more abundant life. What he offers us, through, is spiritual freedom. Too many people waste precious time and money seeking earthly freedom. But once we realize the divine source and unlimited potential of our freedom, we can truly comprehend how Paul and Silas were able to sing hymns and praise the Lord when they were in jail with their feet in stocks.

When we are living as God's chosen children, nothing can make us prisoners. The word might try to keep us in shackles, but God's power is higher and greater than anything on earth. He frees our mind and soul. The world frees only the body.

Swaffield, Bruce C. Devotions for Life: New Ideas from Old Ways. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2013 p.1.