NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, July 22, 2021
THIS WEEK the congregation moved one step further in the process of identifying and calling a new pastor. The Church's descriptive form (known as an MIF) has gone active on-line in the denomination's computerized matching system. Pastors seeking a new call complete a form called the "Pastor Infor-mation Form" (PIF) which is then entered into the same on-line system as the Church's MIF.
The computer then matches up pastors and churches based on certain common characteristics that the computer recognizes. The appropriately matched PIF's are sent to our Pastor Nominating Committee.

In addition, the General Presbyter may see something in a PIF that they think would be a good match for our congregation. The General Presbyter can then direct the computerized system to send that PIF to the Church. Candidates seeking a call can also review MIF's that may be of interest to them and they can self-refer to the Church.

Given the fact that we are close to the beginning of the month of August, it is unlikely that you will have a new pastor by Christmas, but there might be one here to begin the New Year. However it is a complex and lengthy process. It is impossible to predict timelines at this early stage. The matching of forms is only the very beginning. If your PNC likes a candidate on paper, it can take a while investigating that candidate in depth. that usually includes several interviews, and the PNC may choose to investigate and interview multiple candidates.

The PNC has a lot of work ahead of them. They need your prayers for discernment and endurance. The Holy Spirit will lead them on.

Pastor Jim
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS
OLD TESTAMENT READING
II Kings 4:42-44

EPISTLE READING
Ephesians 3:14-21

GOSPEL READING
John 6:1-21
SUNDAY'S SERMON

"Give It To The People"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Remnant"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

Attendance Last Sunday - 30

Ministry Partners for Sunday, July 25
Liturgist - Joanne Sogan
Usher - Dennis Yoder
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
Office Hours
Monday - Friday / 9:00 a.m. to Noon
THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
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.
ADDRESS UPDATE
Please add this new address to your directory.

MARSHA BISCHOFF
915 Pittsburg Ave. NW
North canton, OH 44720
There are no changes to her phone or email address.
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
July Updates are Here!
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Gift Cards to Target or Amazon - Much Needed
New Women's Underwear - All Sizes
Recovery Bibles
Paper Towels
Kitchen Size Trash Bags
Ranch Salad Dressing

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


JULY BIRTHDAYS

1 - Derek East
2 - Robert Allen
3 - Sutherland McKelvey
4 - Margaret Bischoff
4 - Emily McKelvey
4 - Jim York
9 - Deah West
12 - Mark Klingenberger
15 - Stephanie Allen
15 - Claire Van Atta
21 - Karen Crawford
29 - Susan Dowell


JULY
ANNIVERSARIES

7 - Chuck & Ginny West



NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

JAYNE KIDDER
1307 Portage 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.


  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) is on a new medication for his cancer.
  • Brian Hayes - Medical concerns.
  • Fred Hill (Jerry's brother) has Stage 4 small cell cancer.
  • Jayne Kidder is in hospice care (Level 6).
  • 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.
  • Tyler (nephew of Tina East) is in need of your prayers.
  • 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
ON the CALENDAR
Monday, August 16
Next Session Meeting

Sunday, August 22
Communion