NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, March 12, 2020
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
A WORD from OUR PASTOR
Coronavirus Update
Greetings in the name of the Lord!

Last week, in my newsletter article, I promised all of you that I would be closely monitoring how coronavirus affects our community, and if we needed to make any changes in our worship practices, I would make what I thought were appropriate recommendations at that time.

As of this week, the coronavirus outbreak has spread to our state and community. While I am only aware of one person in our community who has bee infected by coronavirus, in light of the this change I am making the following recommendations for our worship out of an abundance of caution.

  • I think it is now appropriate to suspend the practice of shaking hands during worship until further notice.

to finish the article concerning coronavirus and Northminster.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will meet this Sunday, March 15,
at 9:35 a.m. in the Parlor.

Join Pastor Rich for Part Three of the
three-part series on
The Holy Spirit and Spirituality
SUNDAY'S SERMON
"A Conversation at the Well"
by Rich Holmes
THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Exodus 17:1-7
GOSPEL READING:
John 4:5-42

MINISTRY LEADERS
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EASTER FLOWERS
Orders Due This Sunday, March 15
Be sure to place your order for Easter Flowers this Sunday. Order forms will be available in your bulletin on Sunday.

to view or print the Order Form
Once again we are reaching out to help support the Hartville Migrant Ministry . This year we will collect items between now and April 5 in order to provide four (4) Welcome Bags for Married Couples.

You can sign up at the Welcome Desk this Sunday for the items you would like to purchase. Your donations can be dropped off any time between now and April 5.

ITEMS STILL NEEDED
Laundry Detergent - 1
Hand Towels - 2
Wash Cloths - 2
Deodorants (One Man & One Woman) - 3 Sets



FELLOWSHIP HOUR

This Sunday, March 15
Following the morning service.
THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER
CHOIR PRACTICE
TONIGHT
Thursday, March 12

BELL CHOIR at 5:45 p.m.
CHANCEL CHOIR at 7:00 p.m.
SESSION MEETING
Monday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor

TUESDAY MORNING
BIBLE STUDY
Will NOT meet on March 17

COMING EVENTS
Sunday, April 5

RAHAB MINISTRY REPRESENTATIVE
Suzanne Lewis-Johnson
Suzanne Lewis-Johnson, the CEO of Rahab Ministries in Stark County will be with us to present the ministry and show us how we can be involved.

Volunteers change lives at RAHAB!
Sunday, April 5
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
9:30 a.m.
The Calvary Deacons are once again hosting a Pancake Breakfast and have invited the folks at Northminster to join them.
Mark your calendar!
MINISTRY of the NORTHMINSTER FAMILY
Pastoral Care for February
Pastoral Care Visits - 3
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
2020
CHANCEL FLOWERS
The 2020 Flower Chart is now posted in the Narthex. Choose your date(s) and get signed up now.
FOOD CUPBOARD
MINISTRY
DONATIONS GIVEN ON SUNDAY
MARCH 8

9 Items
 Thank You for your Contributions!

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



March Anniversaries

19 - Steve & Lynda McGinnis
20 - Mark & Tina Morris

March Birthdays
CONTINUED

29 - Thomas Phillips
30 - Mark Reels
NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Members
SCOTT TANNEHILL
St. Luke Lutheran Community
220 Applegrove St. NE
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.


  • Debi Berbelis (friend of Betty Linhart) has had a fall resulting in a broken hip and 40 stitches for a head injury.
  • Shirli Bissonette (Dee Downerd's mother) needs healing prayers.
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer has returned.
  • Polly Dutilly (Joyce King's granddaughter) - Leukemia
  • Steve Goss (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Stage 4 cancer.
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Tiffany King (granddaughter of Joyce King) in need of prayer.
  • Julie Klaserner - Cancer.
  • Tim Lysikowski (friend of Jayne Kidder) is critically ill with Parkinson disease.
  • Grant Mathes (30) (Betty Linhart's nephew) - Lymphoma
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham need your continued prayers.
  • Mark Reels is undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Family of Jean Riordon (Jim Pinder's sister) who passed away last week.
  • Joyce Sherwood (friend of Micki Williams) in rehab following a car accident.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is recovering from surgery.
  • Babe Strebel - Health concerns.
  • Katie Tarbert (the Moore's daughter) - Ongoing health concerns.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan and other members) - 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

2020 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $952.78*
*Changed from last week.

ON the CALENDAR 
Sunday, March 15
Fellowship Hour

Monday, March 16
Session Meeting
Thursday, April 9
Maundy Thursday Service

Sunday, April 12
One Great Hour of Sharing