NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 2, 2021
LET'S CONGRATULATE
OUR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPENTS!
Congratulations are in order
for the recipients of the following scholarships:
SOPHIA HOLMES
High School Graduate
Sue Barnes Dillon Scholarship
& Memorial Scholarship
The Ohio State University
Accounting

SAM VERBLE
Memorial Scholarship
Kent State University
Criminology
BRETT JACOBSEN
Donald & Ronald Gray Scholarship
The University of Akron
Computer Engineering
LAUREN GRIFFIN
Donald & Ronald Gray Scholarship
The Ohio State University
Masters in Nutrition
DEREK EAST
Donald & Ronald Gray Scholarship
Bowing Green State University
Music Education
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER

We're Glad You're Back!

PASTOR JIM CRAWFORD
RETURNS THIS SUNDAY

THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS
NEW TESTAMENT READING
James 2:1-17

OLD TESTAMENT READING
Psalm 146

GOSPEL READING
Mark 7:24-37
SUNDAY'S SERMON

"Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Battle of the Minds
of the Brain and the Heart"
by Pastor Don Bartow

Attendance Last Sunday - 30

Ministry Partners for Sunday, September 5
Liturgist - Sue Paradis
Ushers - Jim McKelvey & Kent Scherpenisse
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
CELEBRATING LABOR DAY
Monday, September 6
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It became a national holiday in 1894 under President Grover Cleveland.
The Church Office will be Closed

CHOIR PRACTICE
IS BACK

Thursday, September 9
7:00 p.m.
NO Bell Practice at this time.
Contact Tina East with any questions.
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.

The offering is counted and the deposit dropped at the bank on Sunday following the service.
GOT COOKIES?
We need to create a volunteer list of folks who are willing to BAKE or BUY cookies (or desserts) for our upcoming Fellowship Hours. The more volunteers we have the better. Marsha will call you in advance to get you scheduled prior to the need.
Remember, if many participate no one person is overly burdened. Call or email the church office to get your name on the list.

COOKIE VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED. Keep Calling!
Current Number of Cookie Volunteers - 6
FELLOWSHIP HOUR
Now that things are getting back to normal, we would like to restart our fellowship hour this Fall after morning worship.
In order to do so we need some volunteers to prepare for it and to staff it. If you are willing to help in this ministry of hospitality, please contact the church office.

Marsha Mossgrove, Debbie Spies and Sherry Jacobsen have come forward to help. We need ONE MORE volunteer. Please?

MORE DRIVERS ARE NEEDED
for Joyce Rake
Currently Joyce has three appointments per week which requires six trips. She is picked up at home at 1:30 and delivered to the treatment center. She is finished at 5:30 and returned home.
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 will be available for you.
UPDATE YOUR DIRECTORY
Marsha Mossgrove
has a new cell phone number:
330.936.6261
Home Phone is the same: 330.478.5495
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
No September Updates
at this time.
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Paper Plates / Plastic Cups / Plastic Silverware
Individual Bags of Chips
Starbucks K Cups...for a treat.
Gym Socks - All Sizes

Donations can be dropped off during the week between 9:00 and 12:00 or brought in on Sunday.


SEPTEMBER
BIRTHDAYS

3 - Nancy Curtis
9 - Dennis Yoder
11 - Rachel Hellgren
15 - Mike Downerd
22 - Abby Spies
23 - Sydney Jacobsen
24 - Andrea Webber
26 - Jesse Pittman
26 - Scott Tannehill
27 - Jeff Pierpont
29 - Meghan Allen
29 - James McKelvey Jr.
30 - James Pinder


SEPTEMBER
ANNIVERSARIES

2 - Mike & Sherry Jacobsen
5 - Mike & Dee Downerd


NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

JAYNE KIDDER
1307 Portage
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.


  • Family and friends of Connie Aycock (friend of Karen Moore) who passed away last week after a battle with cancer.
  • Elaine Campian (the wife of Susan Dowell's co-worker) - Cancer
  • Pastor Jim Crawford - Recovering from surgery.
  • Karen Crawford - Recovering from surgery.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) is having some tests done. Continued prayer needed.
  • Greg Hamlin (friend of Cindy Taylor) who suffered a head injury is doing much better, in therapy and improving. Please keep praying for his full recovery.
  • Brian Hayes - Medical concerns.
  • Fred Hill (Jerry's brother) has Stage 4 small cell cancer.
  • Jayne Kidder is in hospice care (Level 6).
  • Brittany King (Mike & Dee's daughter) has been at Mercy Medical for 6 days with COVID pneumonia. .
  • 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.

2021 Per Capita - $30.59
Per Capita given to date is $986.82
Office Hours
Monday - Friday / 9:00 a.m. to Noon
ON the CALENDAR
Monday, September 20
Next Session Meeting

Peace & Global Witness Offering
September 9 - October 3