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June 3, 2018 

 
 
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Happy retirement, Linda!


After nearly 30 years in the Northmont church office, Linda Allerton has retired. Her last day in the office was Thursday, May 31. Be sure to attend and stick around after worship next week, when we celebrate Linda and wish her a blessed and happy retirement with a reception, Sunday June 10 at 11am in Polley Fellowship Hall.
Summer office hours
While Northmont is in transition in terms of staffing the office, please be aware that general church office hours may see slight adjustments. In general, someone on staff will be in the office between the hours of 10am-4pm. However, all of our ministry team members (Ben Robbins, Steph Martin, and David Daugherty) can be contact via email or cell phone to schedule appointments. Further details can be found on the website or by calling the office. Thank you for your understanding and patience. 
Worship this Sunday

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Youth Sunday

Sermon: Raymond Holloway, J.T. Mazula, Chris Rosenthal

Liturgist: Northmont Youth

Music:  Logan Davis & Chris Rosenthal, guitars, vocals

Stephen Minister:  Gwen Spahr   will be available for prayer near the chancel after worship  

Chancel Flowers are given to the glory of God by: Jane Abram, in loving memory of her husband, Don & her son, Kerry

A reception on the lawn honoring the Class of 2018 immediately follows worship, hosted by: Spiritual Formation. 

Need a ride to church? 
Call the church office (412) 364-0105 or email before 4pm, Thursday, and we will arrange for a church member to pick you up for Northmont's Sunday service.
This Sunday

Youth Sunday
Raymond Holloway , J.T. Mazula & Chris Rosenthal preaching

Recognition of the Class of 2018


Northmont's Class of 2018

Today we celebrate and congratulate our graduates!
 
Raymond Holloway
Graduating from North Allegheny Senior High School
Headed to Slippery Rock University to major in Math Education
 
J.T. Mazula
Graduating from North Hills High School
Headed to Baldwin Wallace University to major in Finance
 
Christopher Rosenthal
Graduating from Hampton High School
Headed to Temple University to major in Horticulture
In case you missed it ...
Audio from last Sunday's worship service is available by clicking on the link to the right.

Sunday May 27
Babble, Babble, Babel
Stephanie Martin

Audio from all of our Sunday services may be found by clicking  here .
Ear Candy & Inspiration for Youth Sunday
This week, we offer a musical reminder of God's plan, even when we don't perceive it, for the Class of 2018. Here's Kevin LeVar & One Sound , with their current CCM hit, "Your Destiny."

Click the link to the left and enjoy!

If you have a musical selection you would like to have featured in this space, we'd love  to hear from you! Please send the title (and artist, if it's important to you that we find a  specific version of the music) to Bob Addleman.
From the Pastor

Greetings all, 

 I pray all of you had a restful and contemplative holiday weekend. 

It's been a busy few weeks here at Northmont. Last week, I traveled with Sarah to Washington, DC for the Festival of Homiletics. Homiletics is simply a fancy term for how we preach.

One of the more powerful preachers at this festival was Rev. Otis Moss III, from Chicago.  One of his more powerful lines in one of his sermons echoes a popular saying in sports. Instead of "leave it all on the field," he encouraged preachers to "leave it all in the pulpit," that when we preach we should do our best to give it all that we have, blood sweat and tears. It was an inspiring week for sure. 

Rev. Moss preaches the way Linda Allerton has done her job for nearly 30 years, giving all of herself - mind, body, and soul - to the work of this church. She served not only as an office manager, but as a pastoral presence and listening ear for all who called or darkened her door. Even though we say goodbye to her this week as she retires, her mark on Northmont will be here for years to come. May we follow her example and "leave it all in the pulpit" in our own lives as well. 

 Please join us in worship on June 10 as we celebrate Linda's career and bid her farewell. 

Thanks and peace,
Ben


Sunday School
Sunday School for children and youth is on break for the summer! Keep an eye out for special events for youth and children during the summer months. See below for information on adult Sunday School.

Kids Kirk Children from pre-K through grade 6 are invited to join us after Time with the Children (during wo
Kids Kirk is on hiatus for the summer months. Children's worship bags are in the narthex stairwell.
 
Adult Bible Studies
Impact Bible Study meets Sundays at 9am in the Berean Room.
 
Adult Bible Study meets Sundays at 9am in the Mangochi Room.
Nursery Worship time childcare will be available in the nursery.Worship time childcare will be available in the nurser
The Nursery will be unsupervised for the summer. You are welcome to use the Nursery and listen to the worship service through the speaker in the room. Our nursery staff will return in the fall.
Vacation Bible School Save the dates! Join us June 25-29th for an " Amped"  up experience. Northmont is Save
This year Northmont is hosting a joint VBS with Wexford Presbyterian Church! Join us at Northmont on June 25-29 from 9am-12pm for our "AMPED" VBS where we will have fun and learn about God's love for us and calling on our lives. Sign-up paperwork is in the Narthex OR sign up at the links below.
We are getting our stations leaders in place! We still need volunteers to lead our crews of kids around to the different stations each day. Talk to or email Steph if you are available to help June 25-29.
Wednesday Club Ma rk your calendars for May 16: Two Stories in One!   Wednesday Club is on hiatus until September. Keep an eye on weekly emails for dates for summer kids events. Make sure to sign up for VBS!

Our "normal" youth group and Sunday school activities are on break for the summer. We will continue to have Open Youth Room on Wednesdays through June. Stay tuned for info on special events this summer!

Youth Sunday and Senior Recognition are June 3rd! All youth are invited to participate. Make sure to be in the sanctuary at 8am to rehearse and prepare for the service. We will have a reception for the seniors after the service.

This Wednesday, June 6 we will have our 319's Movie Night! Come to the Youth Lounge at 4:30pm for a movie, pizza, popcorn, and some time to relax and hang out with friends. We plan to be done by 7:00pm. 

While our regular Sunday Youth Group sessions have ended for the season, the Youth Lounge is open as a drop-in center every Wednesday afternoon from 2-5pm. Come hang out with us!

Click to Sign up for VBS!





News from your Mission Ministry Team
by Jim Nicola

Niger Mission Trip opportunity!
This mission will run from December 28, 2018, through January 9, 2019. The trip is sponsored by the Niger Mission Network. The contact person is Don Dawson. More information can be found on the Mission bulletin board on the first floor of the church.

New Wilmington Mission Conference
NWMC 2018 - "Love Your Neighbor" - is coming, July 20-27. There will be daily speakers and evening sessions. Check out the Web site (http://www.nwmcmission.org) and select NWMC 2018 at the top of the page for more information. Plan to go up for a day or two, or for the entire week. There are partial scholarships available for young and old. Talk to any Mission Ministry Team member to find out how to get one.
A Note from Stewardship and Finance
by Mark Nootbaar

The Stewardship and Finance Committee keeps you up-to-date on the finances of the church with a quick financial snapshot in each week's bulletin. While helpful at a high level, the snapshot does not reveal the entire picture. Each month, members of the committee review hundreds of numbers, and what we are finding is that "Adult Envelope Offering" is running significantly behind expectations. This is the amount donated by individuals who returned commitment cards detailing their expected 2018 gift.  

As of the end of April, pledged giving was roughly $10,000 less than projections. If you have fallen behind in your weekly or monthly offering, please make every effort to "catch up" if at all possible. Your timely gift enables Stewardship and Finance and Session to better budget for activities, maintenance, and staffing.
Do you do extreme sports?
by Steph Martin
Our theme for VBS this year is "Amped" and we need set pieces to decorate the space. If you have a kayak, snowboard, mountain bike, skis, or any other extreme sporting equipment that you would be willing to let us use as decorations please contact Steph. Even safety equipment like life jackets, kneepads, and helmets would be appreciated. 

Thanks in advance! 
Presbyterian Women Birthday Celebration
by Jane Nicola
 
The Presbyterian Women Birthday Celebration picnic will be held at the Twelve Oaks Club House, Tuesday  June 12, 2018. Our program begins at 11:00 a.m. with Steph Martin delivering the message and David Daugherty leading the music. Please bring a "salad or such" to share. Water, coffee and tea will be provided. All women are invited. No need to RSVP, just show up!! If you would like to carpool from the church or need directions, please contact Sarah Jane Beorn at 724-935-8632 or sjaneandfred@icloud.com.
Tuesday mornings at 8:30
Fellowship Hall

This Week
"North Korea Analysis"
All Alone?
Don't be. God doesn't want us to be all alone. God wants us to turn to others when things are bothering us. Stephen Ministers will walk with you through your troubles and be there when you need them.

Contact Nancy Garver at 724-935-2194 or  nancylgarver@aol.com

Stephen Minister Helen Traynor
is making hospital calls this week
She can be reached at 412-364-2287 or htraynor@verizon.net
Please remember in your prayers:
Our pastor, elders, deacons, committee members and all of the Northmont community
Our neighbors
All those affected by natural disasters
All those affected by school shootings, violent crimes and other senseless acts of violence
All those who must, literally, today pray for their daily bread
All those who must meet secretly, in order to worship God
All those who suffer persecution for loving the Lord
All those in need of healing
All those who are bereaved
Our sister church, Mangochi CCAP, in Mangochi, Malawi
Our sister church, Second Presbyterian Church, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Our global mission partners, the Ludwig family, the Weller family, and Kay Day
Members of the congregation who are seeking employment
The leaders of our federal, state, and local governments
All the men and women of our Armed Forces and our Veterans
Our enemies, as God has called us to pray also for them, even as we may not understand why
As The Piper is posted to the World Wide Web, privacy concerns dictate that we no longer publish the entire weekly Prayer Chain. If you would like to receive the Prayer Chain by email, please contact Jane Nicola or the church office.
Sunday
June
  3 - Youth Sunday/Class of 2018 Recognition

8:00
am Rehearsal for Youth Sunday Sanctuary
9:00
am Sunday School
10:00
am Worship Sanctuary
11:00
am Reception for the Class of 2018 Lawn
8:00
pm Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship Hall
Monday
June
  4

10:00
am PW Board Mangochi Room
12:00
noon Staff Meeting Library
7:00
pm Boy Scouts Fellowship Hall
7:00
pm Sptiritual Formation Library
Tuesday
June
  5

8:30
am NBC Fellowship Hall
5:30 pm Scouts Fellowship Hall
7:30
pm Mission Mangochi Room
Wednesd ay
June   6

9:30
am Knitters Mangochi Room
2:00
pm Open Youth Room Youth Lounge
4:30
pm 319 Youth Movie Night Youth Lounge
Thursday
June
  7



Friday
June
  8

9:15
am Stretch 'n' Grow Child Development Center
Saturday
June
  9

9:15
am Dinah's Book Club Mangochi Room
Sunday
June
10 

9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship
Sanctuary
11:00 am Reception celebrating Linda Allerton Fellowship Hall
8:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship Hall

We'd love to hear from you!

Rev. Ben Robbins, Pastor
412-715-3892

Steph Martin, Spiritual Formation Associate
804-614-5515

David Daugherty, Organist & Director of Music


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