NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, May 2, 2019
MAY
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

This Sunday, May 5
9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
HUNGER WALK this Sunday, MAY 5

HUNGER WALK

Hunger affects 1 in 7 people in our communities.
1 out of 5 area children lack regular access to food.
YOU CAN HELP!

SPECIAL Hunger Walk OFFERING
There will be a special offering taken this Sunday
for the Hunger Walk. If you wish to contribute please make
your check out to:
AAIC HUNGER WALK
For a cash donation, use a pew envelope and write
AAIC HUNGER WALK on the envelope.
HUNGER WALK
FOOD DONATIONS
We are collecting non-perishable food items for the Hunger Walk taking place on May 5. A box has been place in the narthex specifically for that purpose. It is labeled:

HUNGER WALK DONATIONS
Of course, we continue to meet the needs of our community by giving to the food cupboard on a weekly basis.
THIS SUNDAY'S SERMON

"Feeding the Hungry"
by Rich Holmes

LAST WEEK'S SERMON
"The Alpha and Omega"



MEALS NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers to help provide meals for Jesse and Ann Pittman. They currently have some friends helping out, but we want to help provide meals beginning Monday, May 13 .
Susan Hill has volunteered to take a meal on Friday, May 10. The next three dates to schedule will be:
Monday, May 13
Wednesday, May 15
Friday, May 17

If you can help. please call Barb in the office to be scheduled.
330.499.4606
A Word from Our Pastor
In an effort to better communicate to our congregation about what we are doing at Northminster to minister to each other and our wider community in the name of Jesus Christ, I will be sharing what I am doing to provide pastoral care to our members on a monthly basis.
I will not be sharing the names of people I visit (unless they specifically ask me to) , but I will share the number of people visited and the nature of these visits.

Therefore, beginning with the month of April 2019, I wish to report that I have made two hospital visits, I have had one funeral and have made four pastoral care visits of various descriptions.

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

THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Psalm 30

GOSPEL READING:
John 21:1-19

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will meet again this Sunday
MAY 5
Continuing the book study with Pastor Rich
Not Your Parents' Offering Plate by J. Cliff Christopher
at 9:15 a.m. in the Parlor

Read Chapter Four for this week's discussion.
MINISTRY LEADERS
There is just ONE liturgist date left
on the current schedule...
June 23.

to View the April to June Schedule

WOMEN'S CIRCLE

Tuesday, May 7
12:30 p.m. in the Parlor

Tuesday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m.
In Fellowship Hall

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
BREAKING FREE by Beth Moore
A Thank You to Northminster!
FOOD CUPBOARD
MINISTRY
DONATIONS on Sunday, April 28

25 Items
Thank You for your Contributions!

RUMMAGE SALE
Saturday, May 11
It's time to do your Spring cleaning and bring your unused items to the church for an upcoming Rummage Sale.
The proceeds from the sale will be use to fund
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL this summer.

SIGN UP at the Welcome Desk on Sunday to help.
Help needed for...

Setting Up the Sale - Friday, May 10, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
and / or
Working the Sale - Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
for July 22-26
9:00 a.m until Noon
Birth to 5th Grade
PREGNANCY CHOICES
BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

COMING SOON
Kick Off is Sunday May 19

May Birthdays

1 - Liam Hill
1 - Karen Moore
3 - Elaine Clark
8 - Courtney York
11- Tina East
16 - Sam Verble
18 - Adam Dowell
27 - Brett Jacobsen
30 - Rich Holmes


May Anniversaries

15 - Bill & Joyce Rake
15 - Walter & Janet Watkins
19 - Larry & Nancy Marcus
28 - James & Emily McKelvey
30 - Greg & Karen Moore


ANOTHER MEMBER CELEBRATES 90 YEARS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO
DAVID OYER

David celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday.
NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member
WALT & JANET WATKINS
Sanctuary Grande
Memory Keepers - #508
850 Applegrove St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720

2019 FLOWER CHART
Dates are still available!

There are three dates open in June
and four dates open in July!
The 2019 Flower Chart is posted in the narthex. Take time on Sunday to enter your requested date(s).
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
  • Karen Bonnette (friend of Micki Williams) - Cancer
  • Howard Bowen (Paula Bowen's husband) is on kidney dialysis.
  • Nick Ciccozzi (21) (son of friend to Cindy Taylor) diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) is in the hospital and is having some bad reactions to the chemo treatment.
  • Tom Fiebig (friend of the Hills) who has mesothelioma.
  • Onita Hall (aunt of Bob Allen) - Bone marrow cancer.
  • Brenda Kavali ( Ryann's (Allen) mother-in-law) - Please pray for strength and healing.
  • Jayne Kidder - In the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Family and friends of Jonathan Menard.
  • JJ Ohmann, (son of Susan Verble's coworker) needs continued prayer.
  • Jim Pinder - Recovering from eye surgery.
  • Jesse & Ann Pittman - Both in need of prayer.
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - Health concerns.
  • Cindy Taylor is recovering from surgery.
  • 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 $1,349.83*
*Updated Amount
PROPERTY & BUILDING UPDATE
There has been a lot of pounding going on this week. The roof replacement (4400 square feet) on all angled roof but the sanctuary has begun.

Look up and check out the new roof the next time you are in the neighborhood.

ON the CALENDAR 
Sunday, May 12
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 19
Fellowship Hour

Monday, May 20
Session Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
In the Parlor

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, May 28
Reedurban Community Dinner