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July 15, 2018

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Worship this Sunday

Sermon: "What's Your Name Again? - Zephaniah" - Rev. Ben Robbins

Liturgist: Rashmee Graczyk

Music: David Daugherty, Director of Music; Glenn Wissner, solist

Stephen Minister Susan Holman  will be available for prayer near the chancel after worship  

Chancel Flowers are given to the glory of God by: Joe & Suzanne Acker, in loving memory of their parents 

Lemonade on the Lawn will immediately follow worship, outside if weather permits, hosted by: NBC

Need a ride to church? 
Call the church office (412) 364-0105 or email before 2pm, Thursday, and we will arrange for a church member to pick you up for Northmont's Sunday service.
This Sunday

What's Your Name Again?
Rev. Ben Robbins

Zephaniah 1:1-13
Zephaniah 3:9-20
In case you missed it ...
Audio from last Sunday's worship service is not yet available. You can access our July 1 service by clicking on the link to the right.

July 1, 2018
"What's Your Name Again? - Rhoda"
Rev. Ben Robbins

Audio from all of our Sunday services may be found on our Web site or by clicking  here .
Ear Candy & Inspiration

This we ek, we offer a clip from Van Morrison, joined by Cliff Richard on this rendition of Morrison's composition, "Whenever God Shines His Light."

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,

This week, I have the privilege of volunteering as the chaplain at Camp Crestfield. Not only it is a joy to do so, it is even more special to be there with Sarah and Liam. Liam, as you would expect, has never been to camp, so we are really glad to give him the chance to experience it.

Sarah and I have co-chaplained at Crestfield before, and we had a great time. We cover the devotions for the counselors in the morning, interact with campers and staff during the day, and then lead vespers every evening. It's a wonderful chance to get to see the living breathing Church outside the walls of a traditional setting. If you have never been, I highly recommend going. Its amazing to see God at work as kids experience all the fun of the camp.

Ok- have a great week - see you Sunday!

Blessings and peace,
Doc's Clef Notes
Summer has arrived, and I would like to invite folks to participate in a pick-up Family Summer Choir. Dates for this group will be Sundays July 22, and August 12, and it is open to anyone seventh grade and up. The music will be easy enough to learn and sing that day. We will meet in the choir loft at 9:15 AM to learn the music that we will sing during the worship service at 10:00 AM.
See you in church!
David (Doc)

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 ro om. Our nursery staff will return in the fall.
Wednesday Club is on hiatus until September. Keep an eye on emails for up dates!

Youth Group Our "normal" youth group and Sunday school activities are on break
Our "normal" youth group and Sunday school activities are on break for the summer. Stay tuned for info on special events this summer!
Our Youth Mission Trip returns from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Saturday July 14th! Please keep this group of 7 youth and 3 adults in your prayers throughout the week!
Your Per Capita Contribution
by Mark Nootbaar

As in past years, Northmont's 2018 budget does not allocate any general operating funds to cover our per capita responsibilities. As a reminder, per capita is a Latin phrase that roughly translates to "for each person." In the Presbyterian Church, it means the amount each church is expected to donate per member to support the work of the larger church.  
Along with your July offering envelopes you should have received a special envelope specifically intended for your per capita giving. This year the per capita has been set at $33.05 for every member of the church. 
Of that $33.05, $23.02 goes to the Pittsburgh Presbytery to run its operations, $2.30 is sent along to the Synod of the Trinity, and the remaining $7.73 is given to the General Assembly for its global work. 
To be clear, no money donated to Northmont's general fund goes to pay per capita. However, the Presbytery charges Northmont for each member listed on our rolls. That means it is up to each member to cover his or her own per capita responsibility. If a husband and wife are both members, the per capita cost would be $66.10. Adult children who are members would be responsible for their own per capita payment. 
Please make every effort to submit your per capita gift using the special envelope and dropping it in the offering plate. Extra per capita payments can assist members who will be unable to cover their own per capita payments this year. 
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 ( 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. 
Tuesday mornings at 8:30 in  Fellowship Hall

This Week:
Jennifer & Jaxon Mock - Life in Qatar
All Alone?
D on't be. God doesn't want us to be 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 for you when you need them.

Contact Nancy Garver at 724-935-2194 or

Stephen Minister Helen Traynor
is making hospital calls this week
She can be reached at
Please remember in your prayers:
Our pastor, elders, deacons, committee members and all of the Northmont community
Our neighbors
All those affected by war
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.

am Adult Sunday School
am Worship Sanctuary
am Lemonade on the Lawn Lawn
11:15 am Officer Training Mangochi Room
pm Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship Hall

pm Boy Scouts Fellowship Hall
pm Pittsburgh Boy Choir Board Library

8:30 am NBC Fellowship Hall
Wednesd ay

am Knitters Mangochi Room
7:00 pm Scout PLC Mangochi Room


am Stretch 'n' Grow Fellowship Hall
am Project Linus Mangochi Room


9:00 am Adult Sunday School
9:15 am Summer Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
10:00 am Worship 
11:00 am Lemonade on the Lawn Lawn
8:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship Hall

We'd love to hear from you!

Rev. Ben Robbins, Pastor

Steph Martin, Spiritual Formation Associate

David Daugherty, Organist & Director of Music

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