NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, August 27, 2020

OFFICE CLOSED TOMORROW
Barb will be taking a Vacation Day tomorrow, Friday, August 28.
Call or email the church today by 12:45 to make your reservation for Sunday's service or email Barb at home tomorrow: barblh@neo.rr.com.
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 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 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 &
58 Total Views
of the Northminster / Calvary Service
for Sunday, August 16
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Stumbling Block"
by Rich Holmes
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Transformed but Not Conformed"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING
Jeremiah 15:15-21

GOSPEL READING
Matthew 16:21-28
COMING EVENTS


CAMP WAKONDA RETREAT
September 25 & 26
A retreat is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 25 & 26. Sign up for the retreat by calling Barb in the church office (330.499.4606).

Here are some details:

COST - Saturday (Breakfast & Lunch Only) $16.00
Entire Retreat - $43.00

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
  • Only families or individuals allowed in overnight cabins.
  • Masks and social distancing required.
  • Temperature checks upon arrival.
  • Gatherings are encouraged to be outdoors as much as possible.

ACTIVITIES
Walking the Labrynth
Smores
Vespers Worship
Bible Study
Nature Walk
Canoeing / Kayaking (Possibly)
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.

Here are special requests for AUGUST:
white sugar
shampoo and conditioner (Please no VO5 or Suave as it breaks their hair.)
full size bottles of lotion
hairspray
full size bottles of body wash

...or anything off these 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 12:45 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
August Birthdays

27 - Charlie Mossgrove
29 - Lynda McGinnis

September Birthdays

3 - Nancy Curtis
9 - Dennis Yoder
11 - Rachel Hellren
15 - Mike Downerd
22 - Abby Spies
23 - Sydney Jacobsen
26 - Jesse Pittman
26 - Scott Tannehill
September Anniversaries

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


September Birthdays
Continued...

27 Jeff Pierpont
29 - Meghan Allen
29 - James McKelvey Jr.
30 - James Pinder



NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member
DON GRAY
315 Summit St. SW
North Canton, OH 44720
PASSING of WALT WATKINS
Please be in prayer for the family of Walt Watkins who went to be the the Lord on Monday, August 24.

Arrangements
Calling hours - 9:00 to 10:30
Friday, August 28
at Williams Funeral Home
2508 West Tuscarawas Street
Graveside Service - 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 28, immediately following the calling hours.
Sunset Hill Cemetery at 5001 Everhard Rd. NW

Both events are open to the public.
SEND SOME ENCOURAGEMENT
to BABE STREBEL
After testing positive for COVID-19, Babe Strebel is residing a Jackson Ridge for at least the next two and a half weeks. Babe cannot receive any visitors, but she is in need of some words of comfort and encouragement from all of us at Northminster.
If you would like to send Babe a card, please send it to the following address:

Florence "Babe" Strebel
Room 302B
c/o Jackson Ridge
7055 High Mill Ave NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614

When you sign the card, it would be helpful to remind Babe that you are "a friend from church"or "a friend from Northminster."

In addition to sending cards, please remember to keep Babe in your prayers.
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.
  • Alan Dawson (Sue Paradis' brother-in-law) is undergoing rehab at Noble's Pone while recovering from a broken arm.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) has cancer and is in treatment, but critical.
  • Polly Dutilly (Joyce King's granddaughter) has leukemia.
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Continued prayer for health concerns.
  • Jayne Kidder - Ceiling collapse and repair.
  • Tiffany King (granddaughter of Joyce King) is in need of your continued prayer.
  • Family of Jared Marcum (classmate of Sam Verble at GlenOak). On Wednesday, he was involved in an accident on Route 8 with a fuel truck and passed away.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham continue to need your prayer.
  • Tina Miller (friend of Sherry Jacobsen) and her father, Frank, who has COVID-19. Frank is no longer critical but is still very ill. Continued prayers are appreciated.
  • Paul (Steven Brunt's cousin) has had prostate cancer for several years, but has now been told to put his affairs in order.
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for 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 - Has been diagnosed with COVID.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) has Lou Gerig's disease. Continued prayer needed.
  • Ellie's (Jeannine Swaffield's granddaughter) other grandmother, Janet, has pancreatic cancer and is expected to live just six months to a year.
  • Bill & Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) need continued prayer, especially now without others able to come in to help Lillian.
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needs your continued prayers.

2020 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,107.84
ON the CALENDAR
September 21
Session Meeting

September 25 & 26
Camp Wakonda Retreat