NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, September 30, 2021
WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
This Week, Sunday, October 3
From Pastor Jim
In both Matthew and Luke, after celebrating what we have called the "Last Supper" with his disciples, Jesus led them out to the Mount of Olives and his betrayal.
As they finished their supper we are told that they sang a hymn. This meal was a Passover celebration, and it was a Jewish tradition to end the Passover meal with the singing of a hymn. The hymns from which they would have chosen were from a collection of Psalms which we designate as Psalms 113 through 118. These are songs of remembrance and praise which would have been sung in a call and response manner. The response was "hallelujah."

As we approach World Communion Sunday preparing to celebrate communion, we gratefully have returned to in-person worship sharing the sacrament directly with one another. We have a great many reasons also to sing "hallelujah!" Psalm 117 is the shortest of the psalms in this group, but it says all that we ever need to say.

Praise the Lord, all you nations!
Extol him, all you peoples!
For great is his steadfast love towards us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

Please join us this Sunday as we celebrate our Lord's meal and rehearse life in God's Kingdom.

Pastor Jim
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Psalm 8

EPISTLE READING
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12

GOSPEL READING
Mark 10:13-16
SUNDAY'S SERMON

"Siblings"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Grumpy Old Men"
by Pastor Jim Crawford

Attendance Last Sunday - 33

Ministry Partners for Sunday, October 3
Liturgist - Margaret Bischoff
Usher - Dee Downerd
SERVING COMMUNION
Sherry Jacobsen ~ Jim McKelvey ~ Jeff Weltman

Third Quarter Contribution Statements
will be available on Sunday

YOU CAN PICK YOURS UP FROM THE BOX LOCATED UNDER THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE NARTHEX
ANY STATEMENTS NOT PICKED UP WILL BE MAILED NEXT WEEK
OFFERING PROCEDURES
Please continue drop your offering envelopes in the plate as you enter the sanctuary through either of the rear doors. The plate will not be passed during the service.
Until you return to in person services remember to...

(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


Barb will be out of the office on
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5


CHOIR PRACTICE
Tonight at 7:00 p.m.


THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
Thank you from Brett Jacobsen
I am grateful to everyone at Northminster who has chosen me as a recipient for the Donald and Ronald Gray Memorial Scholarship. As someone who may be coming across financial difficulties in the future of my college career, receiving this award was some of the best news I could have heard at the time.
I wish I could see you all more often, but know that the time I have spent worshipping will always be cherished as part of who I am.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart,
Brett Jacobsen

GIVEN TO DATE
$95.00

Give now through Sunday, October 3!

ANOTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
There's a place of service for everyone at Northminster! Now that we are getting organized again following the pandemic, we need to reinstate the counting teams.
Whether you served as a counter pre-COVID and are willing to continue or new to the job, please contact the office or sign up at the Welcome Desk on Sunday.
GOT COOKIES?
Call or email the church office
to get your name on a list of bakers for our Fellowship Hour.

Current Number of Cookie Volunteers - 8
FELLOWSHIP HOUR
We're still waiting for that ONE MORE volunteer to step in and help with upcoming Fellowship Hours.
Marsha Mossgrove, Debbie Spies, and Sherry Jacobsen
need your help!

OUR NEXT FELLOWSHIP HOUR
Sunday, October 17

MORE DRIVERS ARE NEEDED
for Joyce Rake
Currently Joyce has three appointments per week which requires six trips.
If you can help on a regular or occasional basis for the 1:30 or 5:30 time slot, please contact Barb in the church office or sign up on Sunday at the Welcome Desk. Some helpful instructions are available for you.
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
September Updates are Here!
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Toilet Paper / Washcloths

Cantu Shampoo, Conditioner and Edge Cream
for our African American friends.

Mums for the porches of the drop-in centers
to make them look welcoming.

Donations can be dropped off during the week between 9:00 and 12:00 or brought in on Sunday.


SEPTEMBER
BIRTHDAYS

30 - James Pinder

OCTOBER
BIRTHDAYS

4 - Bill Rake
8 - Roy Yoder
13 - Ashley Griffin
24 - Paula Bowen
25 - Diane Lawry
25 - Sue Paradis
26 - Jerry Hill
29 - Claudia Weltman
30 - Susan Hill


OCTOBER
ANNIVERSARIES

11 - Jeff & Debra Pierpont
12 - Terry & Susan Verble
27 - Scot & Susan Dowell


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.


  • Pastor Jim Crawford - Recovering from surgery.
  • Karen Crawford - Recovering from surgery.
  • Robin Cutcher (friend of Cindy Taylor) is in pain and needs surgery, but it's getting rescheduled because of a shortage of healthcare workers and beds due to Covid.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) is having some tests done. Continued prayer needed.
  • Greg Hamlin (friend of Cindy Taylor) who suffered a head injury is doing much better, in therapy and improving. Please keep praying for his full recovery.
  • Brian Hayes - Medical concerns.
  • Fred Hill (Jerry's brother) has Stage 4 small cell cancer.
  • Jayne Kidder is in hospice care (Level 6).
  • Pastor Nominating Committee: Jerry Hill; Jeannine Swaffield; Jeff Weltman; Ginny West; Jim York
  • Joyce Rake is at home and has started dialysis.
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • Tim Reichel (JoAnn Swope's son-in-law) is in Louisiana with the Red Cross overseeing recovery efforts.
  • 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.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • 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
Office Hours
Monday - Friday / 9:00 a.m. to Noon
ON the CALENDAR
Peace & Global Witness Offering
September 9 - October 3