NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, May 6, 2021
SUNDAY SERVICES WILL CONTINUE IN PERSON
Contact the office to make your reservations.

Until further notice these requirements remain in place
for all in-person services:

RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED*
You may attend without a reservation, but preference will be shown to those who register prior to the service.
SEATING IS LIMITED to DESIGNATED AREAS
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED
Family units may sit together.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED

IF YOU ARE NOT READY for IN-PERSON,
THE SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO BE STREAMED ONLINE

*Call or email the church office to
make your reservations.

NO OTHER MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON
PROPERTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Tune in to the Virtual Service at 10:30 a.m. by going to the Northminster website and clicking on the Join Us for Worship tab.

A Word from Pastor Jim
Why do we attend church? Why do you attend Northminster Presbyterian Church? I'm trying to understand what brought people to Northminster and why they have stayed.
Can you identify ONE thing that is your memory of why you belong to Northminster? It might be a single event. It might be the worship service. It might be the music. It might be the sermons.

The Westminster Confession says that our primary reason for being in this world is to gratefully glorify, praise and worship our God. How has Northminster helped you to do that?

Unfortunately we don't yet have the opportunity to talk about these things in face-to-face groups. Fortunately we do have technology that allows us to communicate even in these restrictive times. Would you please think about what I've said and share your thoughts with me. You can email me at jimcrawford@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Blessings,
Pastor Jim

THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER

THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS

First John 5:1-6
Acts 10:44-48
John 15:9-17

SUNDAY'S SERMON

"One of Us"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Pruned or Burned"

Views of Last Sunday's Service - 5/2 to 5/6 - 34 Views
In Person Attendance - 16

JUST A REMINDER!
Please continue to support Northminster with your giving.

(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
DON GRAY
BOOK COLLECTION
After Don's passing, his caregiver, Juanita, donated five cartons of Don's books to the Calvary Book Sale.

Calvary felt it would be appropriate to offer these books from our beloved member to the congregation of Northminster first.
Beginning on Sunday, May 9, and continuing through the month of May the books will be on display in the Northminster counting/workroom right off of the church office. You can browse the books on Sunday or come up any time during office hours to see if there are any of interest to you. If you have questions, you can give Barb a call.
Office Hours
Monday - Friday / 9:00 a.m. to Noon
COMING EVENTS


PENTECOST OFFERING
Now through May 23

CLICK HERE to learn more.
THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
MEALS for MARSHA
As many of you know, Marsha Mossgrove had a bad fall and has broken her right wrist. She's had surgery that included the insertion of a plate and nine pins. Marsha is right-handed and is very limited now in what she is able to do.
It would be a great help to her if some could provide meals for her and Charlie. The meals can be homemade or a restaurant delivery, whichever would work best for you.

You can coordinate with Marsha if necessary, but a delivery between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. would be good. Meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday should be enough to keep them stocked.

I can coordinate the meals through the office, but would be also be grateful for a Northminster member to oversee the volunteers.

It may be too quick, but if someone would like to deliver a meal tomorrow, Friday, May 7, contact me at the office. Otherwise I hope we can schedule someone beginning on Monday.

Thank you, Barb
HARTVILLE MIGRANT
MINISTRY
2021 WELCOME BAGS

LOADED UP for DELIVERY
Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 10 Welcome Bags for the children served by the Hartville Migrant Ministry. Your generosity is appreciated and will be a blessing to many.
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS*
More MAY Updates
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.

to watch a very informative video about Rebecca's Place
for younger girls. You may need to click on the video for sound.
MAY NEEDS
Pam Cooking Spray
Napkins
Copier Paper
Small Individual Bags of Chips
Gift Cards - Amazon or Target
All items can be dropped off with no contact in the Northminster foyer between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday through Friday. A box has been provided.
*VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED
If you have a heart for this ministry, we are in need of
a person willing to be in contact with RAHAB, provide the office with updates, and make occasional deliveries to their facility.
Call the office for additional information.
MAY BIRTHDAYS

1 - Liam Hill
1 - Karen Moore
3 - Elaine Clark
8- Courtney York
11 - Tina East
16 - Sam Verble
18 - Adam Dowell
21 - Brian Hayes*
27 - Brett Jacobsen
28 - Jonathan Webber
30 - Rich Holmes*

*In case you would like
to acknowledge.
MAY
ANNIVERSARIES

15 - Bill & Joyce Rake
19 - Larry & Nancy Marcus
28 - James & Emily McKelvey
30 - Greg & Karen Moore


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.


  • Inn at Belden Village & St. Luke Lutheran Community - Continued prayers for these care centers, their residents and staff during this pandemic.
  • Brynne (friend of Sutherland McKelvey) - Cancer
  • Connie Crabtree (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Lymphoma
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer
  • Family and friends of Luke Grandjean, a Hoover graduate, who died unexpectedly on April 21.
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Brian Hayes - Medical concerns.
  • Bryce Hurley (22) (relation of Cindy Taylor) who has COVID and is on a ventilator.
  • Carolyn Hunter (friend of Betty Linhart) who is caring for her husband who is extremely ill with multiple problems.
  • Jayne Kidder is in hospice care at home.
  • Marsha Mossgrove fell and since has had extensive surgery on her broken wrist which is her right dominate hand.
  • Pastor Nominating Committee: Jerry Hill; Jeannine Swaffield; Jeff Weltman; Ginny West; Jim York
  • 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.
  • John Swope was in the hospital but is being moved to Woodlawn for hospice care. Please remember John and JoAnn.
  • Cindy Taylor as she recovers from surgery she had yesterday.
  • Tyler (nephew of Tina East) is in need of your prayers.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • Sarah Wade (Susan Verble's niece) - Ulcerative colitis.
  • 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*
This is updated from last week.

ON the CALENDAR
Sunday, May 23
Pentecost Offering
Monday, May 17
Session Meeting