NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, March 14, 2019

FELLOWSHIP HOUR
This Sunday, March 17

Following the morning service.
Join Us!
SESSION MEETING
Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the parlor.

THIS SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Call to Imitate"
Pastor Rich Holmes

LAST WEEK'S SERMON
"The Hour of Triumph"

CLICK HERE TO READ THE SERMON

THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Genesis 15:1-2, 17-18

NEW TESTAMENT READING
Philippians 3:17 - 4:1
 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday, March 24

Each year at Northminster, we talk about being good stewards of what God has given us by giving a portion of our blessings back to God. But "stewardship" as we call it, is a problematic topic for many reasons.
First, stewardship, for some, is a bit like seeing the dentist. That is, it seems to be something we have to go through rather than something we want to go through. Second, as I have often noted in my sermons, some people believe the church shouldn't even be in the business of talking about stewardship, or as they call it "preaching about money". Third, stewardship can sometimes seem dry and boring. That is, it can be all about numbers and line items in a budget instead of changed lives and healing ministries.

But does stewardship have to be that way? Can stewardship actually be something we celebrate, look forward to, and see as both morally and spiritually connected to everything we do in the name of Jesus Christ?

If you are wondering how the answer to these questions might be a resounding "yes" then I invite you to join me in adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. beginning on March 24 as together we take a look at a book titled Not Your Parents' Offering Plate by J. Cliff Christopher.

As the title suggests, Christopher argues that stewardship in the 21st century American church should not simply be a repeat of what has been done in by-gone eras. Moreover, Christopher argues, given the right approach, stewardship can be something that congregations celebrate right along with everything else they do in the name of Jesus Christ. Even if you don't agree with all of Christopher's ideas, I can promise you that his book will lead to a lively discussion about the future direction of stewardship at Northminster.

I hope to see you beginning March 24.

Blessings,

Pastor Rich 
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Orders are due by Sunday, March 24.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
BREAKING FREE by Beth Moore

Tuesday, March 19, at 10:00 a.m.
in the Parlor
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT LYNDA McGINNIS
March Birthdays

3 - Greg Moore
6 - Jim McKelvey
13 - Katie East
17 - Wanda Davis
21 - Barb Harwell
23 - Geoffrey McGinnis
23 - Zetta York
28 - Chuck West
29 - Ellen Dowell
29 - Thomas Phillips
30 - Mark Reels



March Anniversaries

3 - Yoichi Matsumoto & Carmen Artiola
19 - Steve & Lynda McGinnis
20 - Mark & Tina Morris


NEW PHONE PHONE NUMBER
for NANCY CURTIS
Update your directory with this new number for Nancy:

330.526.6591
NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member
SUZIE BURNETT
Sanctuary Grande - 514
850 Applegrove St. NW
North Canton, OH 44720

2019 FLOWER CHART
The 2019 Flower Chart is posted in the narthex. Take time on Sunday to enter your requested date(s).
PRAYER REQUESTS

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


  • David Appleby - Cancer
  • Howard Bowen (Paula Bowen's husband) is on kidney dialysis.
  • Nick Ciccozzi (21) (son of friend to Cindy Taylor) diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and being treated at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) is in the hospital and is having some bad reactions to the chemo treatment.
  • Phil Dorn (grandson of Jayne Kidder) is trying a new treatment for Diabetes.
  • Tom Fiebig (friend of the Hills) who has mesothelioma.
  • Brenda Kavali ( Ryann's (Allen) mother-in-law) - Please pray for strength and healing.
  • Tiffany King (granddaughter of Joyce King) in need of prayer.
  • Julie Klaserner - Cancer. Recovering from a bone marrow transplant.
  • Sarah Latham (daughter of the Hills) - Health concerns.
  • JJ Ohmann, (son of Susan Verble's coworker) needs continued prayer.
  • Greg Moore is recovering from surgery on Tuesday.
  • DJ Patterson - Cancer
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - Health concerns.
  • Bill & Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) - Both in need of prayer.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer

2019 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,165.35*
* UPDATED SINCE LAST WEEK

ON the CALENDAR 
Sunday, March 17
Fellowship Hour
Monday, March 18
Session Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor

Tuesday, March 26
Reedurban Community Dinner
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.