NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Attend In Person Worship Services!
REGISTRATION
for IN PERSON SERVICES
All Northminster and Calvary members who would like to attend this Sunday and each week thereafter, must pre-register with Barb or Tina.
To maintain social distancing there are 23 available seats in the Sanctuary and 24 seats in Fellowship Hall. Family units living in the same household can sit together and are considered as one (1) seat. You can let Barb know which you prefer.
You can call or email Barb at:
330.499.4606
barb.harwell@northminsterlife.org
REOPENING GUIDELINES
to read the reopening guidelines.
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.
or
(3) Bring them to the in person service on Sunday.

Pastor Rich will dedicate your offerings to God
each week during the service.
ALL
MEETINGS, BIBLE STUDIES,
and
SUPPORT GROUPS
have been suspended until
further notice.

Reopening of Sunday Worship Only
Office Hours
Pastor Rich - Monday and Wednesday
Barb - Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

There have been
40 Live Views &
51 Total Views
of the Northminster / Calvary Service
for Sunday, September 13
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
SUNDAY'S SERMON
"What We Have a Right To Do,
But Shouldn't Do"
by Rich Holmes
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Gift from Heaven"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING
Exodus 17:1-7

NEW TESTAMENT READING
First Corinthians 8:1-13
COMING EVENTS
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
October 4
On Sunday, October 4, we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday in our joint service of worship of service with Calvary.
If you will be joining us for worship that day from home, you are invited to celebrate communion with us with your own personal elements of bread, and either wine or grape juice. However, if you come to the sanctuary to worship that day, you will not need to bring your own elements. We will be providing you with disposable packages of bread and grape juice which were donated by a generous member of the church.

While I personally love these packages, I know some people may not like trying new things and may be afraid they won't know how to take communion in this new way. Don't worry! For the next two Sundays, I will be demon-strating how to use them during our church announcements so you can see just how easy it is.

I think you'll also find using these disposable packages to be a great way to both celebrate communion and keep our congregation safe during this time of pandemic.

Blessings,
Pastor Rich
PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING
Sunday, October 4
Learn more by CLICKING HERE
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, October 11
For the purpose of electing a nominating committee.
THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
CAMP WAKONDA NEEDS
YOUR HELP!
This Sunday, September 27
With the cancellation of our joint fall retreat, both Sessions have agreed to take up a special offering on September 27 to help the camp overcome it's deficit due to COVID-19.
If you were planning to attend the retreat, please consider donating the amount it would have cost you to go to the camp. If you weren't going to attend, please consider helping with whatever amount you are able to give.

All loose offere\ing collected on September 27 will be designated for Camp Wakonda. Checks mailed to the church or place in the offering plate should have "Camp Wakonda" on the memo line.

Thank yo for your help!
Pastor Rich
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.

Special requests for September:
Paper Towels / Foam Hand Soap / Brown Sugar
Taco Seasoning / White Rice

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 12:30 Monday through Friday. A box has been provided.
CALVARY
MISSION and MEMBERSHIP
BOOK SALE
Continue to donate unwanted books from your personal collections. Donations can be dropped off with no contact at Northminster by entering the front door and leaving them in the foyer in the box provided.
book sale
September Birthdays

26 - Jesse Pittman
26 - Scott Tannehill
27 Jeff Pierpont
29 - Meghan Allen
29 - James McKelvey Jr.
30 - James Pinder


October Birthdays

4 - Bill Rake
8 - Roy Yoder
13 - Ashley Griffin
24 - Paula Bowen
25 - Diane Lowry
25 - Sue Paradis

October
Anniversaries

7 - John & Jo Ann Swope
70 Years Together
CONGRATULATIONS!

10 - David & Martha Koteff
11 - Jeff & Debra Pierpont
12 - Terry & Susan Verble
27 - Scot & Susan Dowell

October Birthdays
Continued...

26 - Jerry Hill
29 - Claudia Weltman
30 - Susan Hill
NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member
SCOTT TANNEHILL
St. Luke Lutheran Community
220 Applegrove St. NE
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.


  • Inn at Belden Village - There are cases of COVID at the Inn and residents are quarantined in their rooms.
  • Connie Aycock (friend of Karen Moore) has cancer.
  • Brynne (friend of Sutherland McKelvey) whose cancer has returned. Pray for wisdom, healing and peace.
  • Suzie Burnett - Stroke
  • Alan Dawson (Sue Paradis' brother-in-law) is undergoing rehab at Noble's Pond.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer
  • Polly Dutilly (Joyce King's granddaughter) - Leukemia
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Jayne Kidder - Ceiling collapse and repair.
  • Tiffany King (granddaughter of Joyce King) is in need of your continued prayer.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham continue to need your prayer.
  • Paul (Steven Brunt's cousin) - Prostate cancer.
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • 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 no longer has COVID, but continue your prayers for her. NOTE: - Babe is back at the Inn at Belden Village.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) has Lou Gerig's disease.
  • Ellie's (Jeannine Swaffield's granddaughter) other grandmother, Janet, has pancreatic cancer.
  • Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) in the loss of her husband, Bill.
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needs your continued prayers.

2020 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,199.84
ON the CALENDAR
Sunday, October 4
Communion
Peace & Global Witness Offering