NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 23, 2021
From Pastor Jim
One more sign of our effort to restore the fullness of our wor-ship services is the presence of our choir. I am very glad to have them back.
Do you like to sing? Why not join them? Practice is on Thursday evenings at 7:00 and just prior to worship on Sunday mornings. If you just want to enjoy the sounds of praise made by the choir, be sure and join us for in-person worship every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

We are also still looking for more volunteers to join into a rotation for counting the Sunday morning offering. But even if you just want to worship the Lord with grace and joy, come on back!

Pastor Jim
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

PSALM 19

GOSPEL READING
Mark 9:38-50
SUNDAY'S SERMON

"Grumpy Old Men"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"They Were Afraid To Ask"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

Attendance Last Sunday - 32

Ministry Partners for Sunday, September 26
Liturgist - Dee Downerd
Usher - Mike & Sherry Jacobsen
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

CHOIR PRACTICE
Tonight at 7:00 p.m.

NO Bell Practice at this time.
Contact Tina East with any questions.

THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER

GIVEN TO DATE
$70.00

Give now through October 3...

ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
There's a place of service for everyone at Northminster! Now that we are getting organized again following the pandemic, we need to reinstate the counting teams.
Whether you served as a counter pre-COVID and are willing to continue or new to the job, please contact the office or sign up at the Welcome Desk on Sunday.
GOT COOKIES?
The list for volunteers has grown to eight, but that doesn't mean we should quit adding to the baking pool. The more volunteers we have the better. Marsha will call you in advance to get you scheduled prior to the need.
Call or email the church office to get your name on the list.

COOKIE VOLUNTEERS
Current Number of Cookie Volunteers - 8
FELLOWSHIP HOUR
We're still waiting for that ONE MORE volunteer to step in and help with upcoming Fellowship Hours.
Marsha Mossgrove, Debbie Spies, and Sherry Jacobsen
need your help!
OUR NEXT FELLOWSHIP HOUR
Sunday, October 17

MORE DRIVERS ARE NEEDED
for Joyce Rake
Currently Joyce has three appointments per week which requires six trips. She is picked up at home at 1:30 and delivered to the treatment center. She is finished at 5:30 and returned home.
If you can help on a regular or occasional basis for the 1:30 or 5:30 time slot, please contact Barb in the church office or sign up on Sunday at the Welcome Desk. Some helpful instructions are available for you.
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
September Updates are Here!
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Toilet Paper / Washcloths

Cantu Shampoo, Conditioner and Edge Cream
for our African American friends.

Mums for the porches of the drop-in centers
to make them look welcoming.

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


SEPTEMBER
BIRTHDAYS

3 - Nancy Curtis
9 - Dennis Yoder
11 - Rachel Hellgren
15 - Mike Downerd
22 - Abby Spies
23 - Sydney Jacobsen
24 - Andrea Webber
26 - Jesse Pittman
26 - Scott Tannehill
27 - Jeff Pierpont
29 - Meghan Allen
29 - James McKelvey Jr.
30 - James Pinder


SEPTEMBER
ANNIVERSARIES

2 - Mike & Sherry Jacobsen
5 - Mike & Dee Downerd


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.


  • Pastor Jim Crawford - Recovering from surgery.
  • Karen Crawford - Recovering from surgery.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) is having some tests done. Continued prayer needed.
  • Greg Hamlin (friend of Cindy Taylor) who suffered a head injury is doing much better, in therapy and improving. Please keep praying for his full recovery.
  • 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
  • Tim Reichel (JoAnn Swope's son-in-law) is in Louisiana with the Red Cross overseeing recovery efforts.
  • 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.
  • 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
Office Hours
Monday - Friday / 9:00 a.m. to Noon
ON the CALENDAR
Peace & Global Witness Offering
September 9 - October 3