NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, May 21, 2020


MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 25

See announcement below concerning a special Memorial Day salute.
JUST A REMINDER!
Please continue to support Northminster
with your giving in two ways:

(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.

Pastor Rich will dedicate your offerings to God
each week during the virtual service.
ALL
IN-PERSON SERVICES, MEETINGS,
BIBLE STUDIES,
and
SUPPORT GROUPS
Activities have been suspended again until
Session meets on June 15.
The church office remains open Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Letting Go"
by Rich Holmes
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"What Love Looks Like"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

NEW TESTAMENT READING:
Acts 1:6-14
COMING EVENTS
MEMORIAL DAY
CAR PARADE
May 18 marked the 75th Anniversary of the death of Don Gray's twin, Ron, on the island of Luzon.

This Memorial Day also marks the 75th Anniversary of the ending of World War II.
As Don's church family we would like to honor Don, his brother, Ron, as well as all veterans this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25.

If you can participate, plan to meet at Northminster at 11:45 on Monday morning and we will parade past Don's house at noon. You may choose to show your gratitude with simply your presence or with a sign, a poster or a flag.
PENTECOST SUNDAY - May 31
VIRTUAL COMMUNION
On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, Northminster will be observing communion during the virtual service at 10:30.

Please be prepared with your own bread and juice/wine at home as we celebrate this sacrament.
PENTECOST OFFERING
Sunday, May 31

The Pentecost Offering helps youth begin life with a strong start -- a solid foundation of faith formed in the years from childhood through young adulthood.
40% stays with this congregation.
25% supports Young Adult Volunteers (YAV).
25% supports Ministries with Youth
10% is devoted to children at-risk.

THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
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.

Northminster Can Be a Blessing with These
SPECIFIC NEEDS for MAY
Febreeze Spray
AA Batteries
Ibuprofen
Honey
Grape and Apple Juice
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 12:45 Monday through Friday. A box has been provided.
CALVARY
MISSION and MEMBERSHIP
BOOK SALE
Continue to donate unwanted books from your personal collections. A date for the sale will be posted once it's confirmed.

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
All money raised will be given to Stark Fresh, an organization in Canton that is tackling the causes of hunger by creating realistic pathways out of poverty. You can visit their website by clicking below:



 PEOPLE
HELPING PEOPLE
DO YOU HAVE A NEED?

During this time of uncertainty if you need someone to do your shopping and to bring grocery items to you, please call the church office and share your need.
CAN YOU FULFILL
A NEED?

If you are able and would be willing to help with shopping for one of our Northminster members in need please call the church office to volunteer your services.

CHURCH OFFICE - 330.499.4606

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

19 - Larry & Nancy Marcus

28 - James & Emily McKelvey

30 - Greg & Karen Moore



NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Members
DON GRAY
315 Summit St. SW
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.


  • All healthcare workers locally, nationally and around the world.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer has returned.
  • The Dominick Family (friends of the West's) - Ill with corona-virus.
  • Polly Dutilly (Joyce King's granddaughter) - Leukemia
  • Steve Goss (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Stage 4 cancer.
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Herb (Bethann Williams' boss) has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
  • Tiffany King (granddaughter of Joyce King) in need of prayer.
  • Julie Klaserner - Cancer.
  • Tim Lysikowski (friend of Jayne Kidder) is critically ill with Parkinson disease.
  • Grant Mathes (30) (Betty Linhart's nephew) has Burkitt lymphoma and is starting chemo.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham need your continued prayers.
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Scott (friend of the Hills) - Stage One lung cancer and COPD.
  • Joyce Sherwood (friend of Micki Williams) in rehab following a car accident.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - Health concerns.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan and other members) - Health concerns.
  • Bill & Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) - Both in need of prayer...conditions are declining.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer

2020 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,107.84

ON the CALENDAR
Session Meeting
Monday, June 15