NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Thanksgiving may look a little different this year but that doesn't mean God has not continued to pour out His blessings on each of us. Let's count them and thank Him.

God is good...everyday.
In Person Services Suspended
until further notice.
ALL
IN PERSON SERVICES,
MEETINGS, BIBLE STUDIES,
and
SUPPORT GROUPS
have been suspended until
further notice.
Tune in to the Virtual Service at 10:30 a.m. by going to the Northminster website and clicking on the Join Us for Worship tab.
JUST A REMINDER!
Please continue to support Northminster with your giving.

(1) Mail in your offerings.
If you prefer to save a stamp, drop it in the church mail slot
located to the right of the front door.
or
(2) Simply click the DONATE tab located on the website.
There is a link to the website in the heading of the newsletter.


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THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER

This Sunday
we welcome to our pulpit...

BRIAN HAYES
Sunday, November 29
SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Looking Towards Jesus"
by Brian Hayes
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Day of the Lord" by Brian Hayes


THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING
Isaiah 64:1-9

GOSPEL READING
Mark 13:24-37
2021 Envelopes Available
Offering envelopes have been prepared for all pledge cards received to date. They are located under the bulletin board in the narthex and can be picked up during office hours.
If you know you will be unable to pick up your envelopes for 2021, please call the office or email me so we can discuss an option. If you are giving monthly rather than weekly, I could mail to you the envelopes you would need and hold your box until we return to a more normal time.
COMING EVENTS
Filling our pulpit in the weeks to come:

November 29 - BRIAN HAYES
December 6 - BEN GEORGE
December 13 - BRIAN HAYES

THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER

New Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
In December Barb will be using remaining vacation for 2020.
The church office will be closed on these days:

Wednesday, December 2
Wednesday, December 9
Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25 (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
Thursday & Friday, December 31 (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)

THANK YOU!
Session & Members of Northminster
Thank you for giving to Camp Wakonda's COVID Relief Fund! Your gift allows children, youth and adults to continue growing in faith in the setting of God's amazing creation at camp.

Thank you for being a part of the Wakonda family! May God bless you and keep you.

Shalom!
Pastor Ben
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Northminster is partnering with this ministry by providing items needed for the care of these women and children. Please look at the lists below and consider how you can help.

No new requests for November:
Toilet Paper / Olive Oil / Sugar
Ranch Salad Dressing / Canned Green Beans and Corn
Amazon Gift Cards

for more ways to help the RAHAB Ministry

Amazon lists.
Click the links below to see the items requested:
https://a.co/9WD3fh9
GENERAL LIST - Always Needed
peanut butter / jelly / white bread
canned meat - tuna or chicken
applesauce - small individual packs
packaged fruit - small individual packs
bananas
spaghetti sauce / pasta
Chef Boyardee ravioli
whole grain cereal
healthy snacks - granola bars, trail mix, etc.
fruit snacks / mac and cheese cups
bottled water / Gatorade juice boxes
activities for children - coloring books, crayons, art kits
(something to help with the boredom)

All items can be dropped off with no contact in the Northminster foyer between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday through Friday. A box has been provided.
CALVARY
MISSION and MEMBERSHIP
BOOK SALE
Books are now available for sale!

Calvary's Mission & Membership Committee has set up a table in the lobby with books for their book sale.
book sale
There is no set price for the books. Take the books you want and leave a donation in the jar provided. The table is out all week, so feel free to stop by the church during office hours. Your donations will help support Stark Fresh.
November Birthdays


28 - Mark Morris
29 - Susan Verble

December Birthdays

1 - Betty Linhart
22 - McKenna Hale
27 - Susan O'Brien
30 - Terry Tannehill
November
Anniversaries

26 - Jesse & Ann Pittman
27 - Gordy & Tina East

December Birthdays
Continued...

10 - Mark & Chris Reels
24 - David & Susan Ridgway

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

SUZIE BURNETT
Green Meadows - 3E
7770 Columbus Rd. NE
Louisville, OH 44641

DONALD C. ANDREWS
Pastor of Northminster
1969-1975
Some of you will remember former pastor, Donald Andrews. Pastor Andrews passed away on Sunday, November 8. He was 97 years old and passed peacefully in his home at The Legend Assisted Living Facility in McKinney, Texas.
A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, November 15, and was streamed through the church website (Trinity Presbyterian of McKinney). His ashes will be brought back to Ohio and buried at the Northwood Cemetery in Cambridge, Ohio.
Pastor Andrew's motto: "Keep Your Sense of Humor"
PRAYER REQUESTS

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


  • Inn at Belden Village & St. Luke Lutheran Community - Continued prayers for these care centers and their staff during this pandemic.
  • Brynne (friend of Sutherland McKelvey) - Cancer
  • Suzie Burnett - Stroke
  • Connie Crabtree (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Lymphoma
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer treatment at OSU Oncology.
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Jayne Kidder at home.
  • Amia Jordan (14) (family connection of Terry Tannehill) - Ovarian Cancer
  • James, Emily & baby Abraham McKelvey - Continued prayer.
  • Paul (Steven Brunt's cousin) - Prostate cancer.
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • John Ritchie (coworker of Susan Verble) - Lymphoma
  • Heidi Simpson (Joanne Sogan's daughter) - Upcoming surgery.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is a paraplegic (15 years), please continue to pray.
  • Babe Strebel - Continued prayer.
  • Ellie's (Jeannine Swaffield's granddaughter) other grandmother, Janet, has pancreatic cancer.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) whose husband has passed away.
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needs your continued prayers.
  • Sue Yoder is having surgery on Friday to repair a muscle in her leg.

2020 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,199.84
2021 Per Capita Amount is $30.59
ON the CALENDAR
December 21
Session Meeting

December 25
Christmas!