NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 26, 2019
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Join Pastor Rich this Sunday morning for Part III of the series:

The Meaning of Life

Meeting in the Parlor at 9:35 a.m.

SUNDAY'S SERMON

"The Rich Man's Demand"
by Rich Holmes 
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"God's Desire"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

GOSPEL READING:
Luke 16:19-31
INSTALLATION SERVICE at JOHN KNOX
for the
REV. MIKE SMITH
New Pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church
This Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 p.m.

MINISTRY LEADERS
Thanks to all for your service!
All positions are filled through September.

to View the July to September Schedule
The October through December Schedule is available on the Welcome Desk. You can begin signing up now.

to View the October to December Schedule
THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER
Join Us for...

WOMEN'S CIRCLE

Tuesday, October 1
at 12:30 p.m. in the Parlor

TUESDAY MORNING
BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, October 1
10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Join us for our study: "Jesus Among Other Gods"
CHOIR PRACTICE
Thursday, October 3

BELL CHOIR at 5:45 p.m.
CHANCEL CHOIR at 7:00 p.m.
COMING EVENTS
PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING
Sunday, October 6
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Sunday, October 6
For the election a new nominating committee.

WIENER ROAST
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
5:00 p.m. -- Eating at 6:00 p.m.

Sign up at the Welcome Desk!
Plan to bring a SIDE DISH
as well as a CHAIR and ROASTING FORKS
SILENT AUCTION
Sunflower Illusions Quilt
Calvary's Mission & Membership Committee is extending an invitation to both the Calvary and Northminster congregations to participate in a very special fundraiser to support the Heifer International Organization.

This beautiful 60 x 61" quilt, which was made by hand by Ruthanne Lungociu and kindly donated, will be on display every Sunday in the month of October during Calvary's coffee hour.
With the quilt will be an auction sheet where you can place your name, a phone number, and your bid amount. Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to participate and support this great cause. Information about the Heifer International Organization can be found in Fellowship Hall.
Another Opportunity to Minister
Calvary's Mission & Membership is asking both congregations to donate food items to Thanksgiving Baskets Downtown , a 501(c)(3) that unites faith communities and civic organ-izations in Canton to support the under-served population with food at Thanksgiving.
Food will be collected the first three Sundays of October. A separate container will be available by the Welcome Desk at the main entrance for your food donations. Items being collected are:
BOXED GOODS:
Instant Oatmeal - 12 Pack Box
Macaroni and Cheese
Stuffing / Dressing in Boxes - 13 oz.
Instant Mashed Potatoes - 13 oz.
Jello, Puddings, Cake Mixes

CANNED or PLASTIC-PACKED GOODS:
Baked Beans - 23 oz.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Fruit / Applesauce - 24 oz.
Green Beans / Corn

FOR SAFETY REASONS: NO Glass Jars, NO Expired Items
NO Partial Containers
MINISTRY of the NORTHMINSTER FAMILY
Have you ever considered this?
It's time for many of us to take a distribution from our 401k accounts. You can make a gift directly to our church with the Qualified Charitable Dis-tribution. Information on how to do this is listed below.
This type of gift not only supports our church, but also helps fulfill the required minimum distribution for those over 70 1/2 years old.

QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION from your IRA

To Qualify:
  • Donors must be 70 1/2 or older at the time they make their gift.
  • The gift must be made directly from your qualified IRA to the church.
  • Because the funds are transferred directly to the church, they can be excluded from taxable income.
  • QCDs are limited to the amount that would otherwise be taxed as ordinary income.
  • Your gift must be made by December 31, 2019 in order to count for this calendar year.
--Information Submitted by Jerry Hill
Pastoral Care for August
Pastoral Care Visits - 5
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
FOOD CUPBOARD
MINISTRY
DONATIONS GIVEN ON SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 22

21 Items
 Thank You for your Contributions!

September Birthdays

26 - Jesse Pittman
26 - Scott Tannehill
27 - Jeff Pierpont
29 - Meghan Allen

October Birthdays

4 - Bill Rake
8 - Roy Yoder
13 - Ashley Griffin
24 - Paula Bowen
25 - Diane Lowry
25 - Sue Paradis


October Anniversaries

7 - John & Jo Ann Swope
11 - Jeff & Debra Pierpont
12 - Terry & Susa Verble
27 - Scot and Susan Dowell



October Birthdays
Continued...

26 - Jerry Hill
29 - Claudia Weltman
30 - Susan Hill

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Members
JOYCE RAKE
309 Abby Lane
Hartville, OH 44632
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.


  • David Appleby - Cancer
  • Nick Ciccozzi (21) (son of friend to Cindy Taylor) continues treatment at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Dr. Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer has returned.
  • Boyd Dowell (Scot Dowell's brother) - Battling Lyme Disease
  • Polly Dutilly (Joyce King's granddaughter) - Leukemia
  • Betty Garard (sister of Jeannine Swaffield) is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
  • Onita Hall (aunt of Bob Allen) - Bone marrow cancer.
  • 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.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham need your continued prayers.
  • JJ Ohmann, (son of Susan Verble's coworker) is now in remission.
  • Jesse & Ann Pittman - Ongoing health concerns.
  • 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...conditions are declining.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer
2019 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,503.45

ON the CALENDAR 
Tuesday, October 1
Women's Circle at 12:30 p.m. in the Parlor
Sunday, October 6
Peace & Global Witness Offering
Communion
Congregational Meeting

Tuesday, October 8
Hanover House Visitation at 2:00 p.m.