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June 17, 2018

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Happy Fathers Day

Today is  the  day we set aside each year to celebrate fathers, fatherhood, and all of the special men in our lives.

We wish all  the  best to your Dad, whether he's with you today in body, spirit, or both!

If you have children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in your family, we hope you have  the  opportunity to share and enjoy this special day with them.
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Worship this Sunday

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fathers Day

Sermon: What's Your Name Again? Obadiah  Rev. Ben Robbins

Liturgist: Carol Harvey

Music: David Daugherty, Director of Music; Anne Linaberger, soloist

Stephen Minister  Sue Swick   will be available for prayer near the chancel after worship  

Chancel Flowers are given to the glory of God by: The Springers, in loving memory or lost loved ones

Lemonade on the Lawn immediately follows worship, hosted by: Presbyterian Women

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

What's Your Name Again?
Rev. Ben Robbins

Obadiah 1-21

In case you missed it ...

Audio from last Sunday's worship service is available by clicking on the link to the right.

Youth Sunday, June 10
Raymond Holloway, J.T. Mazula, Chris Rosenthal

Audio from all of our Sunday services may be found by clicking  here .
Ear Candy & Inspiration for a Sunday (or any) morning
Last Saturday was the annual Bluegrass Day at Three Rivers Arts Festival. The headliner was Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Here, Ricky & his band offer some stained-glass Bluegrass, with their rendition of the Gospel classic, "Waiting at the Gate."

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

Hello all,

This time, I want to announce a sermon series I'll be starting this week. 

The series will be called, "What's Your Name Again?"  Each week, we will feature individuals in the Bible that you have probably heard of at one time or another, but it's been a long time or never since you have heard a sermon where he or she is featured. 

The full richness of the Bible can not possibly be covered in the lectionary, even in three-year cycles. So for the next several weeks, we will steer off that beaten path to explore the faith and lives of people like Obadiah, Rhoda, and more. 

My hope of, of course, is that as we explore these stories, not only does our knowledge of scripture expand, but so too does our connection with God -- perhaps in ways we never expected. 

See you  Sunday, and happy Fathers Day to all!


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 still in need of a few more crew leaders to help lead kids from station to station! We also are still searching for extreme sports equipment for decorations. If you like to help by donating items for VBS snacks, please contact Steph or Sarah Jane Beorn.
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!

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 ( 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 & Finance
by Mark Nootbaar

Members of the Stewardship and Finance Committee review hundreds of numbers, and what we are finding is that "Adult Envelope Offering" is running $10,000 behind expectations.  This is the amount donated by individuals who returned commitment cards detailing their expected 2018 gift. 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 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! 
Tuesday mornings at 8:30 in  Fellowship Hall

This Week
Former MLB Pitcher and Pirates Broadcaster
Bob Walk
Extra Caring Sunday
Our Stephen Ministers invite you to be Extra Caring this Sunday. Greet everyone with a smile. Ask them how they really are. Give them an extra hug. Find out if there is anything you can do for them. And let's make Northmont an extra caring place not only today, but every Sunday, and every day.

Contact Nancy Garver at 724-935-2194 or

Stephen Minister Jan Baty
is making hospital calls this week
She can be reached at 412-487-8476 or  
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.
17 - Fathers Day

am Sunday School
am Worship Sanctuary
am Lemonade on the Lawn Lawn
pm Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship Hall

am Staff Meeting Library
pm Boy Scouts Fellowship Hall
pm Pittsburgh Boy Choir Board Library

am NBC Fellowship Hall
pm Session Mangochi Room
Wednesd ay
June 20

am Knitters Mangochi Room
pm Open Youth Room Youth Lounge
pm Scouts PLC Mangochi Room

Pleasant Valley Shelter - Worship & Music

7:00 pm Scout Committee Mangochi Room

am Stretch 'n' Grow Child Development Center


9:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Worship
11:00 am Lemonade on the Lawn Lawn or Library
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

Northmont Child Development Center
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