NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Words from Pastor Jim
In case you didn't know!

We are back to worship in a
non-restrictive, person-to-person setting.
The choir is back, leading us in our hymns and singing beautiful anthems and responses. We even have a few people sitting in the second row. Maybe someday we'll fill the front row! I know, I know! Presbyterians NEVER sit in the front row, but a minister can always hope.

We know that many of us are still cautious about the COVID variations and potential health risks. If you are not comfortable coming out yet, we understand. But maybe you just got out of the habit over the past 18 months. We need to worship together as God's called together assembly, called to bring God our thanks and praise and to share fellowship with other believers. Time to re-establish that old habit. Come worship with us again.

Blessings,
Pastor Jim
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS
PSALM 126

NEW TESTAMENT READING
Hebrews 7:23-28

GOSPEL READING
Mark 10:46-52
SUNDAY'S SERMON

"What Do You Want?"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Seeking Greatness in
Jesus's Kingdom"
by Brian Hayes

Attendance Last Sunday - 35

Ministry Partners for Sunday, October 24
Liturgist - Dee Downerd
Usher - Mike Downerd
OFFERING PROCEDURES
Please continue drop your offering envelopes in the plate as you enter the sanctuary through either of the rear doors. The plate will not be passed during the service.
Until you return to in person services remember to...

(1) Mail in your offerings or
drop in the mail slot located to the right of the front door.

(2) Simply click the DONATE tab located on the website.
THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER

CHOIR PRACTICE
Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
COMING SOON
ALL SAINTS' SUNDAY
All Saints' Sunday is November 7. If you have a family member who has passed away since October 31, 2020 and would like for them to remembered on that day, please notify the church office.
Time Change Sunday - November 7
THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER

ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
There's a place of service for everyone at Northminster! Now that we are getting organized again following the pandemic, we need to reinstate the counting teams.
Whether you served as a counter pre-COVID and are willing to continue or new to the job, please contact the office or sign up at the Welcome Desk on Sunday.
MORE DRIVERS ARE NEEDED
for Joyce Rake
Currently Joyce has three appointments per week which requires six trips.
If you can help on a regular or occasional basis for the 1:30 or 5:30 time slot, please contact Barb in the church office or sign up on Sunday at the Welcome Desk. Some helpful instructions are available for you.
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
October Needs Below!
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Full-Size Bottles of Body Wash and Lotion
New Blankets
The blankets are used by the advocates when they go
out with the police to help victims.
New or Gently Used Coats
Paper Towels
Donations can be dropped off during the week between 9:00 and 12:00 or brought in on Sunday.



OCTOBER
BIRTHDAYS

4 - Bill Rake
8 - Roy Yoder
13 - Ashley Griffin
24 - Paula Bowen
25 - Diane Lawry
25 - Sue Paradis
26 - Jerry Hill
29 - Claudia Weltman
30 - Susan Hill


OCTOBER
ANNIVERSARIES

11 - Jeff & Debra Pierpont
12 - Terry & Susan Verble
27 - Scot & Susan Dowell

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

JOYCE RAKE
12240B Strausser St.
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
PRAYER REQUESTS

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


  • Robin Cutcher (friend of Cindy Taylor) is in pain and needs surgery to be rescheduled.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) is having some tests done. Continued prayer needed.
  • Fred Hill (Jerry's brother) has Stage 4 small cell cancer.
  • Jayne Kidder is in hospice care (Level 6).
  • Lori (Tina East's sister) has several current medical concerns.
  • Pastor Nominating Committee: Jerry Hill; Jeannine Swaffield; Jeff Weltman; Ginny West; Jim York
  • Joyce Rake is at home and has started dialysis.
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • John Ritchie (coworker of Susan Verble) - Lymphoma
  • Carl Simpson (Joanne Sogan's son-in-law) - Medical condition.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is a paraplegic (15 years). Please continue to pray.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - In need of your continued prayers.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday / 9:00 a.m. to Noon
2021 Per Capita - $30.59
Per Capita given to date is $986.82
ON the CALENDAR
Fellowship Hour
Sunday, November 21