April 2, 2023

“All The Ramifications”

10 am Worship

Palm Sunday of the Passion

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Holy Week at Northmont

HOLY WEEK begins Sunday with the celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. We enter this holiest of times with a congregational palm procession, which will begin on the front lawn. The liturgy then moves into the Passion story as told by Matthew. Maundy Thursday, 319 services are being held at 7 o’clock at both Hiland and Wexford Community Presbyterian Churches. Good Friday’s 319 service, 7 o'clock at Northmont, is sure to be one of deep meaning and beauty. This liturgy includes the Solemn Intercessions and the Solemn Reproaches of the Cross in addition to the singing of the Saint John Passion by Heinrich Schütz with Rob Frankberry as the Evangelist and the Chancel Choir. Those of you who were with us last year for our performances of this piece know how dramatic and moving it is. Easter Sunday will include Holy Communion and special music for brass and choir. Our Lenten journey has been preparing us to enter into this great mystery of our faith. Please plan to worship with us as we complete the journey to the cross and empty tomb.

Singing the Passion

This Holy Week we will have the opportunity to hear two musical settings of the Passion: Matthew on Palm-Passion Sunday and John on Good Friday. The tradition of singing the Passion dates from at least the 4th century perhaps culminating in the great works of J.S. Bach.

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Easter Breakfast RSVP by April 2

New Northmont Website Funded by Memorial Fund

Last year the Session approved four projects for the Memorial Fund Wish List. One of those projects was the development of a new Northmont website. The old website was susceptible to viruses, kept

getting hacked, took days to repair, was difficult to update, had an unreliable host, and was not user friendly. The new website corrects each of those issues and adds an aesthetically pleasing look and feel.

Administrative Assistant Jen Settelmaier worked with an outside contractor to construct the new website from November 2022 through January 2023. To access the new website, go to www.northmontchurch.org.

The Memorial Committee would like to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the friends and families of Tom Snaman, Jean Kennedy, Jean Stultz and an anonymous donor, whose memorial contributions paid for this project. Thank you all very much.


The One Great Hour Of Sharing special offering is collected each year at Easter time. We usually collect it on Palm Sunday, which is April 2nd this year, but donations are welcome any time throughout the month of April.

Money distributed through One Great Hour of Sharing is split almost evenly between its 3


  • Presbyterian Hunger Program works to alleviate local, national, and worldwide hunger.
  • Self-Development of People advances partnerships with people who are oppressed by poverty or social systems.
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provides disaster response and refugee ministries.

As an example of how these Presbyterian missions can help, you recently gave a donation, through the stewardship of your mission committee, to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for assisting in the relief efforts in Malawi and the rest of that southeastern portion of Africa after the devastation caused by the huge, record-breaking cyclone Freddy.

Please consider giving to One Great Hour of Sharing, using either the designated pledge envelope or a pew envelope marked for OGHS. The lives of many in great need can be significantly impacted by your contributions. Thank You!

Our Candyland themed VBS will be taking place the week of June 12th-16th from 9am-12pm. If you would like to volunteer please contact Bre Lewis

Next Youth Group Nights

April 12 at 6 pm

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Plea for help: Adult Handbells practice on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30. We are desperately in need of more ringers if we are to continue ringing. If you would like to join us, please contact me at stephen@northmontchurch.org. We usually ring once a month. A strong commitment and an ability to read music are needed. We will teach you how to ring if you haven’t. Handbells have been a vital part of Northmont’s music ministry over the years. It would be a shame to see this legacy end. Please consider joining us if you can. 

If you are interested in knowing more about singing in the choir, please contact me at stephen@northmontchurch.org. Chancel Choir practices 6:30 - 8:30 most Thursdays and sings for worship throughout the school year. Requirements are a pleasing voice, the ability to read music, and a good sense of humor. 

This Week at Northmont

Sunday April 2

Worship 10 am Sanctuary

Fellowship Time Fellowship Hall after service

Monday April 3

BSA 6 pm FH and Mangochi Room

Chancel Choir Rehearsal 6:30 Choir Room

Tuesday April 4

NBC 8:30 am Fellowship Hall

Wednesday April 5

Ingomar Garden Club 9 am Fellowship Hall

Knit Wits 9:30 am Mangochi Room

Thursday April 6

319 Maundy Thursday Services at Wexford & Hiland Church 7 pm

Friday April 7

319 Good Friday Service at Northmont 7 pm

Saturday April 8

Sunday April 9

Easter Breakfast 8:45 am

Festival Easter Service with Communion 10 am

View the full Church Calendar Here

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 pm in the Berean Room. Melody Hannegan will be leading us in Horizons’ Celebrating Sabbath. All women are welcome to attend.

Please contact Melody Hannegan at 724-612-3297 or at viatoretis@comcast.net with any questions.


Book GroupThe Island of Sea Women by Lisa See on Saturday April 15 at 9:30 am

Pickleball Group — To play, 

contact Lindsey Cunko at l.cunko76@gmail.com

Dining-Out Group —Firebirds Tuesday April 18 at 6:30 pm

Traveling God’s World Group — TBA

If you’d like to participate in any of these, email me to put in the correct email chain for your chosen group.

Have questions? Contact Rev. Ben at ben@northmontchurch.org

Get Connected

First Look

Koehler and Phelps Class

Sundays at 8:45 in Mangochi Room

Coffee with Ben

Coffee with Ben is going to be on a break for a few weeks. We plan on making a few changes to it and will start back up after Easter. Stay tuned.

Thanks- Ben

Invitation sent via email. Interested in joining? Email Rev Ben at ben@nothmontchurch.org to be added to the list.



has been posted between the library and cloak room. Please consider ordering flowers to beautify our sanctuary and to honor loved ones or to commemorate special occasions at the Sunday service you choose.

Please contact Bill English to sign up and make arrangements. 

Phone: 412-366-1713

Email: wenglish14@verizon.net

Outreach Opportunities

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The West View HUB has taken over a new space beside the existing HUB center. They are converting this previous store to support various forms of artistic experiences for children.

On Wednesdays they work from 8:00 AM to noon. Presently they need talents for adding drywall, finishing a suspended ceiling (with lights) in the sound room, completing the mounting for an exhaust fan, installing a utility tub, building another bathroom pipe-rack cover, and designing, building and installing a bench about 20 feet long. As time goes on, there will be additional items added to this changing list.


Frank Klein, rmk4124@hotmail.com, is coordinating this effort. Just text him expressing your interest, and he will include you in his weekly post of needs for the following Wednesday.

Specialized Ministry

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