NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients
Sutherland McKelvey, Liam Hill and
Lauren Griffin (not pictured).
From the Calvary Chancel Choir
We would like to express our appreciation and thanks to Pastors Rich Holmes and Michael Baker ...
...as well as the following people for offering their time and talents during the joint Maundy Thursday service: Margaret Bischoff, Dee Downerd, Tina East, Sam Verble, Susan Verble and the Calvary Instrumental Ensemble.

It was a wonderful service and we thank you!
THIS SUNDAY'S SERMON

"The Alpha and Omega"
by Rich Holmes

LAST WEEK'S SERMON
"On the First Day of the Week"



A Word from Our Pastor
In an effort to better communicate to our congregation about what we are doing at Northminster to minister to each other and our wider community in the name of Jesus Christ, I will be sharing what I am doing to provide pastoral care to our members on a monthly basis.
I will not be sharing the names of people I visit (unless they specifically ask me to) , but I will share the number of people visited and the nature of these visits.

Therefore, beginning with the month of April 2019, I wish to report that I have made one hospital visit, I have had one funeral and have made four pastoral care visits of various descriptions.

Please know that if you would like me to pay your a pastoral visit you may call me or Barb at (330) 499-4606. You can also reach me on my cell phone at (803) 312-5147.

Blessings,
Pastor Rich

THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

NEW TESTAMENT READING:
Revelation 1:4-8

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will meet again this Sunday
APRIL 28
Continuing the book study with Pastor Rich
Not Your Parents' Offering Plate by J. Cliff Christopher
at 9:15 a.m. in the Parlor
MINISTRY LEADERS
There is just ONE liturgist date left
on the current schedule...
June 23.

to View the April to June Schedule
NEW USHER DUTY
If you serve as an usher, please note that another new duty has been assigned. In addition to helping Jared East with the recording of the weekly sermon, we are asking you to count any food items that come in for the food cupboard each Sunday.
A new line has been added to the Worship Attendance form to report this number. For further information an updated Usher Duties has been placed in the acrylic stand at the ushers station. Thank for all you do each week!

Tuesday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m.
In the Parlor

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
BREAKING FREE by Beth Moore


REEDURBAN
COMMUNITY DINNER
Tuesday, April 30

Serving Others - 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Do You Have Some Good News?

New Job?
Scholarship?
Promotion?
Special Recognition?
If you have some information you would like to share with the congregation about you or a family member, especially your children, please contact Pastor Rich or Barb in the church office. We want to rejoice with you!
FOOD CUPBOARD
MINISTRY
DONATIONS on Sunday, April 21

14 Items
Thank You for your Contributions!
HUNGER WALK
FOOD DONATIONS
We are collecting non-perishable food items for the Hunger Walk taking place on May 5. A box has been place in the narthex specifically for that purpose. It is labeled:

HUNGER WALK DONATIONS
Of course, we continue to meet the needs of our community by giving to the food cupboard on a weekly basis.
HUNGER WALK MEETING - This Sunday, April 28
If you are interested in participating in the Hunger Walk
on Sunday, May 5, please attend this
meeting following the service on April 28 in the Parlor.
HUNGER WALK
Sunday, May 5
Hunger affects 1 in 7 people in our communities.
1 out of 5 area children lack regular access to food.
YOU CAN HELP!


RUMMAGE SALE
Saturday, May 11
It's time to do your Spring cleaning and bring your unused items to the church for an upcoming Rummage Sale.
The proceeds from the sale will be use to fund
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL this summer.

SIGN UP at the Welcome Desk on Sunday to help.
Help needed for...

Setting Up the Sale - Friday, May 10, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
and / or
Working the Sale - Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
for July 22-26
9:00 a.m until Noon
Birth to 5th Grade

April Birthdays

25 - Maverick Kent
26 - Susan Ridgway
29 - David Oyer


May Birthdays

1 - Liam Hill
1 - Karen Moore
3 - Elaine Clark
8 - Courtney York
11- Tina East
16 - Sam Verble


May Anniversaries

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

May Birthdays continued...

18 - Adam Dowell
27 - Brett Jacobsen
30 - Rich Holmes
NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member
SCOTT TANNEHILL
St. Luke Lutheran Community
220 Applegrove St. NE
North Canton, OH 44720

2019 FLOWER CHART
Dates are still available!

There are three dates open in June
and four dates open in July!
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
  • Karen Bonnette (friend of Micki Williams) - Cancer
  • Howard Bowen (Paula Bowen's husband) is on kidney dialysis.
  • Family and friends of Shirley Byers (Stephanie Allen's aunt) who has passed away. The funeral was on Tuesday.
  • Nick Ciccozzi (21) (son of friend to Cindy Taylor) diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
  • 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) - Diabetes
  • Tom Fiebig (friend of the Hills) who has mesothelioma.
  • Brenda Kavali ( Ryann's (Allen) mother-in-law) - Please pray for strength and healing.
  • Ellie Kidder (Jayne's great grandaughter) recovering from surgery.
  • Tiffany King (granddaughter of Joyce King) in need of prayer.
  • Julie Klaserner - Cancer. Recovering from a bone marrow transplant.
  • Lecia Lance (friend of Jayne Kidder) needs our prayers.
  • Sarah Latham (daughter of the Hills) - Health concerns.
  • JJ Ohmann, (son of Susan Verble's coworker) needs continued prayer.
  • Family and friends of DJ Patterson, a Louisville fifth-grader who passed away on April 20. Funeral was this morning.
  • Ann Pittman is recovering from a fall.
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - Health concerns.
  • Cindy Taylor is recovering from surgery.
  • Bill & Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) - Both in need of prayer...conditions are declining.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer

2019 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,287.83*
*Updated Amount
PROPERTY & BUILDING UPDATE
We want to report that the soffits were replaced last week to meet building code requirements and allow greater air circulation to help preserve the life of the roof shingles. The roof replacement (4400 square feet) on all angled roof but the sanctuary will begin the week of April 22, weather permitting.
Also, the air conditioning system has receive routine maintenance to prepare for the upcoming warm weather.

ON the CALENDAR 
Sunday, May 5
May Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, May 7
Women's Circle at 12:30 p.m.
In the Parlor

Sunday, May 12
Mother's Day

Sunday, May 19
Fellowship Hour

Monday, May 20
Session Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
In the Parlor

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, May 28
Reedurban Community Dinner