NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 9, 2021
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Isaiah 50:4-9a

NEW TESTAMENT READING
James 3:1-12

GOSPEL READING
Mark 8:27-38
SUNDAY'S SERMON

"Whose Cross Are You Carrying?"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

Attendance Last Sunday - 24

Ministry Partners for Sunday, September 12
Liturgist - Jeff Weltman
Usher - Mike Downerd
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

From SAM VERBLE
Thank you for selecting me to receive the Memorial Scholarship.
I deeply appreciate the church's support and I will put it to good use as I pursue my degree.

Best regards,
Sam

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.

The offering is counted and the deposit dropped at the bank on Sunday following the service.
GOT COOKIES?
We need to create a volunteer list of folks who are willing to BAKE or BUY cookies (or desserts) for our upcoming Fellowship Hours. The more volunteers we have the better. Marsha will call you in advance to get you scheduled prior to the need.
Remember, if many participate no one person is overly burdened. Call or email the church office to get your name on the list.

COOKIE VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED. Keep Calling!
Current Number of Cookie Volunteers - 7
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!

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 will be available for you.
UPDATE YOUR DIRECTORY
Marsha Mossgrove
has a new cell phone number:
330.936.6261
Home Phone is the same: 330.478.5495
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

JOYCE RAKE
12240B Strausser St.
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
PRAYER REQUESTS

IN ORDER TO KEEP PRAYER REQUESTS CURRENT PLEASE
CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO
UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS ON A REGULAR BASIS.


  • Elaine Campian (the wife of Susan Dowell's co-worker) - Cancer
  • 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).
  • Brittany King (Mike & Dee's daughter) is home, but still on oxygen. Please continued prayers for her recovery.
  • 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.
  • 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
Monday, September 20
Next Session Meeting

Peace & Global Witness Offering
September 9 - October 3