NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Northminster Friends,

While I will continue to serve as your pastor for as long as the Lord will have me, I want to take this opportunity to announce a new development in my ministry. In an effort to serve God and to bring our two churches into a closer relationship, beginning in September, I am going to be serving Calvary Presbyterian Church as their pastor on a part-time and temporary basis.
Calvary needs someone who can fulfill basic pastoral duties like leading worship on Sunday mornings, moderating Session meetings and making pastoral care visits. I feel honored that they have asked me to do this during this time while they lack regular pastoral leadership.

I have worked closely with the leadership of both congregations to ensure that my duties at Calvary will not interfere with any of my duties at Northminster. I will not only remain your pastor at Northminster, but I will remain as your full-time pastor as I continue to do all the things I do now. I also applaud the leadership of both congregations for doing all they can to ensure that my new duties do not overwhelm me and that I will not only have enough time to fulfill all my pastoral duties, but fulfill them with the same vigor and energy I have now.

While space in this newsletter does not allow me to write about all the details of this new chapter in my ministry, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about it. For now, I want to close my remarks with three things. First, you can have complete confidence that you are in good hands with your Session at Northminster, who have joined me not only in praying about this, but in thinking carefully about it. Second, I know I speak for the entire Session and all parties involved when I say we all believe this to be a win-win arrangement for both congregations. Finally, I sincerely hope you will pray for me and both congregations as we begin this new and exciting chapter together.

Blessings,

Pastor Rich
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER

SUNDAY'S SERMON

"What's So
Bad About Hypocrisy?"
by Rich Holmes 
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Better Part"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Jeremiah 1:4-10

GOSPEL READING:
Luke 13:10-17

MINISTRY LEADERS
Who can help?
THE LITURGIST FOR SEPTEMBER 8
IS UNABLE TO SERVE. CAN YOU BE THE
ONE TO FILL THAT SPOT?

to View the July to September Schedule
THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER
NEW OFFICE HOURS
for Pastor Rich
Beginning Monday, August 26, Pastor Rich will be in the office at these times:

Monday and Wednesday
10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday - OFF

REEDURBAN
COMMUNITY DINNER

Tuesday, August 27
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
COMING EVENTS

WOMEN'S CIRCLE RETURNS
Tuesday, September 3

12:30 p.m. in the Parlor

WAKONDA'S 60th
ANNIVERSARY CAMP

September 21-22
$80 - 18 Years and Older / $25 - 3 Years and Older
Children under 3 are free.

Celebrate the 60 year history of Wakonda! We'll share stories, sing camp favorites, and catch up with other alumni around the campfire. The event will culminate in our annual Ox Roast! This overnight is for adults and and families (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.). Event officially begins Saturday at 10:00 a.m., but guests are welcome to come Friday night (dinner and breakfast on your own).

CHOIR PRACTICE BEGINS
Thursday, September 5
7:00 p.m.

PRACTICE FOR THE BELL CHOIR WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12
MINISTRY of the NORTHMINSTER FAMILY
Pastoral Care for July
Pastoral Care Visits - 4
Funerals - 1
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
Hartville Migrant Ministry is grateful for your recent support. CLICK HERE to read the letter we received as a result of your generosity.
FOOD CUPBOARD
MINISTRY
DONATIONS GIVEN on Sunday, August 18

12 Items
 Thank You for your Contributions!

August Birthdays
9 - Sally Groves
15 - Jared East
16 - Lauren Griffin
17 - Mariah Morris
17 - Cindy Taylor
25 - Dominic Holmes
27 - Charlie Mossgrove
29 - Lynda McGinnis


August Anniversaries

9 - Bob & Stephanie
Allen
21 - Jim McKelvey & Tracy Riley


NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member
MR. & MRS. WALT WATKINS
Sanctuary Grande
Memory Keepers #508
850 Applegrove St. NW
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
  • Nick Ciccozzi (21) (son of friend to Cindy Taylor) continues treatment at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Polly Dutilly (Joyce King's granddaughter) - Leukemia
  • Betty Garard (sister of Jeannine Swaffield) is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
  • Onita Hall (aunt of Bob Allen) - Bone marrow cancer.
  • 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.
  • Sarah Latham (daughter of the Hills) - Health concerns.
  • Bruce Mathes (Betty Linhart's nephew) - Lymphoma
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham need your continued prayers.
  • JJ Ohmann, (son of Susan Verble's coworker) is now in remission.
  • Jesse & Ann Pittman - Ongoing health concerns.
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - Health concerns.
  • Brendon Swaffield (Jeannine's son) is recovering from gall bladder surgery.
  • Cindy Taylor - Continuing her recovery.
  • 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 Capita given to date is $1,503.45

ON the CALENDAR 
Tuesday, August 27
Reedurban Community Dinner

Monday, September 2
Labor Day - Church Office Closed

Tuesday, September 3-13
Barb will be out of the office, returning September 16.

Tuesday, September 10
Hanover House Visitation at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 15
Fellowship Hour

Monday, September 16
Session Meeting