Weekly News from Northmont United Presbyterian Church
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September 30, 2018

 
 
Welcome to  The Piper , Northmont's award-winning weekly newsletter! 

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the church.  The Piper includes articles, a weekly schedule, 
upcoming church-wide events, partnership 
and mission news, 
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A note from Stewardship & Finance

This Sunday marks the beginning of the 2018 Stewardship Campaign. We have an envelope with your name on it in the narthex containing a letter we hope will encourage you to start thinking about your role in the campaign.  Please pick up your letter after the service to help us save on postage. 

Also, please take a moment as soon as possible to read 2 Corinthians 8:8-9:15. We choose this scripture because we believe it embodies the committee's vision as we move into stewardship season.
Great Things are happening at Northmont Church. Come join us to be a part of it!
Worship this Sunday

September 30, 2018
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sermon: "Getting to Know You: Confidence,"   Rev. Ben Robbins 

Liturgist: Carol Harvey

Music: David Daugherty, Director of Music, Chancel Choir

Chancel Flowers are given to the glory of God by: Frank Finley, in loving memory of his wife, Martha, and son, Rob.

Stephen Minister Jean Ewers is available for prayer  near the front of the sanctuary after worship.

Fellowship Time immediately follows worship in Fellowship Hall , hosted by: PW Coordinating Team

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

Getting to Know You: Confidence
Rev. Ben Robbins

2 Timothy 3:14-4:2
Psalm 121

Peggy Meister chose this week's scripture. When asked why she chose it, Peggy said, "Gave me confidence in many college challenges."
Northmont September 23, 2018
In case you missed it ...
You can listen to audio from last Sunday's worship service by clicking the link to the right.

September 23, 2018
"Getting to Know You: Love Always"
Rev. Ben Robbins

Audio from all of our Sunday services may be found on our Web site or by clicking  here .
Ear Candy & Inspiration for a Sunday Morning
This week, in consideration of Ben's sermon title, and the preaching text suggested by Peggy Meister, we offer 
The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choirwith this live rendition of "My Help (Cometh from the Lord)." 

Click the link to the left and enjoy!

I f 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 everyone,

This week, I thought I would do something a little different with this space. This past Sunday in the new "Starting From Scratch" Bible class, I laid the groundwork for the way we would go about studying scripture every week. I thought if you weren't able to be there, or have been considering attending, I would give you access to the materials we reviewed, and the study we started (and will continue next week). Any questions please let me know.

Click here for class materials:  STARTING FROM SCRATCH
 
Have a great week,
Ben
Doc's Clef Note s
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THE CHANCEL CHOIR rehearses Wednesdays at 7:15pm, and Sundays at 9:40am in the sanctuary.
 
THE BELLS   adult handbell choir  will begin rehearsals Wednesday, October 3, at 4:15p m , in the Bell Room/Christian Education wing.
   
See you in church!
David (Doc)
Sunday School

Children gather in the sanctuary and then head to our classrooms after Time With the Children. Kids' worship bags are in the narthex stairwell.

Youth  meet Sundays at 9am in the Youth Lounge .

Adult Bible Studies
Impact Bible Study has joined "Starting from Scratch," Sundays at 9am in Fellowship Hall.
 
Adult Bible Study meets Sundays at 9am in the Mangochi Room.

Starting from Scratch  meets Sundays at 9am in Fellowship Hall.
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 Kids! It's almost time! The first "official" Wednesday Club wi ll
Join us every Wednesday from 5-7pm  for games, Bible study, music, and dinner for all. Grades K-5th welcome and feel free to bring friends!.

Youth Group Join us this WednesdayJoin us thusis Wednesday   Jo esday   Jo Join us every Wednesday for dinner at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall, followed by discussion and fellowship time until 8pm. Feel free to bring friends!
PRESSURE
Are you feeling pressure right now?  Is it affecting your health, your attitude, or your 
relationships with your family and friends? Would you like to have someone to talk to, just to help you get through the next month or two? Our Stephen Ministers can help.
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Contact Stephen Leader Nancy Garver
at 724-935-2194 or nancylgarver@aol.com for more information.  

S tephen Minister Jan Baty
is making hospital calls this week.  She can be reached at
Tuesday mornings at 8:30 in  Fellowship Hall

This Week:
David Newell (Mr. McFeely)
Joe Negri (Handyman Negri)
from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Tell your friends & neighbors

Northmont Child Development Center is hiring! 

The Center is hiring two full-time child care workers. Contact Amy Beiber at 412-364-0102 or email ncdc@northmontchurch.org for more information. 

Please pray for our Center, the staff, and the many children it lovingly cares for.
 

God is our refuge and strength

Therefore, we will not fear ... though the waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble. -Psalm 46

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Florence. PDA is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by the storm on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Initial assessment suggests catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for many months. 

The storm's path is cutting across areas still recovering from Hurricane Matthew (2016). While these winds and waters have meant loss and destruction, the work of PDA might become, as the psalmist says, "a river whose streams make glad the city of God."

PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain - providing spiritual and emotional care and long-term recovery to address the unmet needs of those impacted. Through your prayerful gifts, we draw hope out of the chaos.

The needs for the response are great. God's people are once again called on to stand in the "GAP" - Give. Act. Pray.
 
Give: Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR000169, which supports the church's response to hurricanes impacting the U.S. Gifts can be made  online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.
 
Act: Learn how you and your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and  like us on Facebook, 
download resources and share updates with your congregation.
 
Pray:  God of our life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance, in the aftermath of storm and distress, we welcome the restoring power of your love and compassion. We open our hearts in sorrow, gratitude and hope: that those who have been spared nature's fury as well as those whose lives are changed forever by ravages of wind and water may find solace, sustenance and strength in the days of recovery and reflection that come. 

Please remember in your prayers:
Our pastor, elders, deacons, committee members and all of the Northmont community
Our neighbors
Our students, near and far
Our Child Development Center, its staff and the kids they lovingly care for
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.
Sunday
September  
30

9:00
am Sunday School
9:40
am Chancel Choir rehearsal Sanctuary
10:00
am Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Fellowship Time Fellowship Hall
8:00
pm Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship Hall
Monday
October  
  1

10:00 am PW Board Mangochi Room
7:00 pm Scouts Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm Spiritual Formation Library
Tuesday
October
  2

8:30 am NBC Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Pittsburgh Boy Choir CWG, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
6:30 pm Worship & Music Doc's office
7:30 pm Mission Mangochi Room
Wednesd ay
October
  3

9:30
am Knitters Mangochi Room
5:00
pm Wednesday Club
Fellowship Hall
6:00
pm Youth Group Fellowship Hall
7:15 pm Chancel Choir Sanctuary
Thursday
October 
  4


Friday October   5
9:15
am Stretch 'n' Grow Fellowship Hall
9:30 am Project Linus Mangochi Room
Saturday
October
  6


Sunday
October  
  7

9:00 am Sunday School
 9:40 am Chancel Choir rehearsal Sanctuary
10:00 am Worship Sanctuary
11:00 am Fellowship Time 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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