NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, December 19, 2019
NEXT NEWSLETTER - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27
OFFICE HOURS
Pastor Rich has returned to his former office hours.
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

VACATION REMINDERS
Barb will be out of the office December 23 - 26.
In the office on Friday, December 27.

Pastor Rich will be out of the office December 25 - January 5.
Returning to the office on Monday, January 6.
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER


CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
This Sunday, December 22


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will meet this Sunday, December 22,
to continue the study in Romans.

Meet Pastor Rich in the Parlor
at 9:35 a.m.

SUNDAY'S SERMON

"The Sound of Silence"
by Rich Holmes 
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"God and Time"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Isaiah 7:10-16

GOSPEL READING:
Matthew 1:18-25

2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES
Envelopes are available for pick-up on Sunday in the Narthex.
MINISTRY LEADERS

Sign up this Sunday at the
Welcome Desk for 2020.
to View the October to December Schedule

to View the January to March Schedule
THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER


CHRISTMAS EVE
SERVICE
Tuesday, December 24
7:00 p.m.

HAVE A VERY
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 25
COMING EVENTS

TUESDAY MORNING
BIBLE STUDY
Will not meet again until
January 7, 2020

CHOIR PRACTICE
Thursday, January 2

BELL CHOIR at 5:45 p.m.
CHANCEL CHOIR at 7:00 p.m.
MINISTRY of the NORTHMINSTER FAMILY

CHRISTMAS COOKIE CONTEST
And the winners were...

First Place - SAM VERBLE
Second Place - DOWNERDS
Third Place - SPIES

Supporting the CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING with
a total of - $97.00
OUTREACH &
ADVERTISING NEWS
The Outreach & Advertising Committee has been working hard to make people more aware of Northminster this holiday season. If you have not seen it already, check out our ad in Our Town magazine about preparing for Christmas.
We have also mailed postcards to more than 500 people who have moved into the area this past year, inviting them to make Northminster their home for the holidays. Be sure to invite your friends and family to our Christmas Eve service on December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Pastoral Care for November
Pastoral Care Visits - 5
Please know that if you would like me to pay your a pastoral visit you may call me or Barb at (330) 499-4606. You can also reach me on my cell phone at (803) 312-5147. Blessings, Pastor Rich
2020
CHANCEL FLOWERS
The 2020 Flower Chart is now posted in the Narthex. Choose your date(s) and get signed up now.
COATS for CHRISTMAS

Thank you
for your generous support!

FOOD CUPBOARD
MINISTRY
DONATIONS GIVEN ON SUNDAY
DECEMBER 15

15 Items
 Thank You for your Contributions!

December Birthdays

1 - Betty Linhart
10 - Joyce King
22 - McKenna Hale
27 - Susan O'Brien
30 - Terry Tannehill


December
Anniversaries

24 - David & Susan Ridgway

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Members
DON GRAY
315 Summit St. SW
North Canton, OH 44720
PRAYER REQUESTS

IN ORDER TO KEEP PRAYER REQUESTS CURRENT PLEASE
CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO
UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS ON A REGULAR BASIS.


  • David Appleby - Cancer
  • Margaret Bischoff - Health concerns.
  • Shirli Bissonette (Dee Downerd's mother) needs healing prayers.
  • Ethan Burchett (17) (son of Jack Roberts, Cindy Taylor's friend) is off life support but has a long road to full recovery.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer has returned.
  • Boyd Dowell (Scot's brother) - Health concerns.
  • Polly Dutilly (Joyce King's granddaughter) - Leukemia
  • Onita Hall (aunt of Bob Allen) - Bone marrow cancer.
  • Jerry & Susan Hill - Both recovering from medical issues.
  • Rich & Sue Hirschman are both recovering from an accident.
  • Tiffany King (granddaughter of Joyce King) in need of prayer.
  • Julie Klaserner - Cancer. Recovering from a bone marrow transplant.
  • Lecia Lance (friend of Jayne Kidder) needs our prayers.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham need your continued prayers.
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Joyce Sherwood (friend of Micki Williams) in rehab following a recent car accident.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - Health concerns.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan and other members) - Health concerns.
  • Bill & Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) - Both in need of prayer...conditions are declining.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer
  • Sue Yoder recovering from surgery on Tuesday.
2019 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Captita for 2020 is the same. - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,564.57

ON the CALENDAR 
Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, December 25 & 26
The church office will be closed.

Friday, December 27
Barb will be back in the office.

Wednesday, January 1
The church office will be closed.