NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, December 12, 2019
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will meet this Sunday, December 15,
to continue the study in Romans.

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

SUNDAY'S SERMON

"God and Time"
by Rich Holmes 
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"A Time to Be Holy"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Isaiah 35:1-10

NEW TESTAMENT READING:
James 5:7-11

2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES
Envelopes are available for pick-up on Sunday in the Narthex.
MINISTRY LEADERS
It's time to think about the New Year!

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

to View the January to March Schedule

CHRISTMAS COOKIE CONTEST
Sunday, December 15

Supporting the
CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
BAKE and BRING your best cookies to Fellowship Hour on December 15. All proceeds from the VOTING will be given to the CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING.

THE "AFTER" PARTY
After Fellowship Hour you are invited to stay and decorate Christmas Cookies for our homebound members. Cookies will be provided...you will simply make them festive with your decorating skills (or lack of...).

THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER

TUESDAY MORNING
BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, December 17
10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
REEDURBAN
COMMUNITY DINNER

Tuesday, December 17
4:00 to 6:30
Reedurban's Community Dinner is earlier in December due to the Christmas holiday.

This is the FINAL Community Dinner at Reedurban.
They will no longer be providing these meals.

 POINSETTIA ORDERS
If you forgot to place your order
call Barb in the church office
 TODAY or TOMORROW
to place your order.
This year the poinsettias are available in red, white and burgundy.
The cost is $10.00 each.


CHOIR PRACTICE
Thursday, December 19

BELL CHOIR at 5:45 p.m.
CHANCEL CHOIR at 7:00 p.m.
COMING EVENTS
CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
Sunday, December 22
The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s. This special offering distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and the Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Tuesday, December 24
7:00 p.m.
MINISTRY of the NORTHMINSTER FAMILY
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
Going On Now!
The 2019 Community Coat Drive is in progress. There is a box in the narthex where you can place your gently used warm coats for the entire family.
Your least favorite coat may
become someone's most favorite coat!

Last year throughout Stark County over 4,400 coast were collected.
All donations due by Monday, December 16
FOOD CUPBOARD
MINISTRY
DONATIONS GIVEN ON SUNDAY
DECEMBER 8

9 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
SUZIE BURNETT
Green Meadows - 3E
7770 Columbus Rd. NE
Louisville, OH 44641
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 Hill - Recovering from surgery.
  • 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.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - 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
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 
Sunday, December 15
Fellowship Hour

Monday, December 16
Session Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, December 23-26
Barb will be on vacation.

Wednesday & Thursday, December 25 & 26
The church office will be closed.

Thursday, December 26 - January 5
Pastor Rich will be on vacation.

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

Wednesday, January 1
The church office will be closed.