NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tonight at 7:00 p.m.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
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JOURNEY to the CROSS
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross
Good Friday, April 19
12:00 p.m.
Walsh University

EASTER SUNDAY
The Resurrection of the Lord!
Sunday, April 21
Special Offering this Sunday
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
THIS SUNDAY'S SERMON

"On the First Day of the Week"
by Rich Holmes

LAST WEEK'S SERMON
"The Shouting of the Stones"



THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READING

OLD TESTAMENT READING:
Isaiah 65:17-25

GOSPEL READING
John 20:1-18

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
will not meet this Sunday
due to Easter.
The book study with Pastor Rich
Not Your Parents' Offering Plate by J. Cliff Christopher
will continue on April 28 at 9:15 a.m.
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!
SERMON RECORDINGS
Elder Jared East (with assistance from our ushers) , is now overseeing the recording of sermons so they can be posted in our weekly newsletter and the homepage of our church website.

This is important for visitor outreach and for our homebound and hospitalized. It is also a service for members wishing to hear the sermon when they are out of town.

CANCELLED for Tuesday, April 23

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
BREAKING FREE by Beth Moore

WOMEN'S CIRCLE DONATION!
What a blessing!
Thank you to the Women's Circle
for their donation of
$100.00
for this summer's Vacation Bible School

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!
HUNGER WALK MEETING - 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.

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

April Birthdays

1 - Michele Griffin
9 - McKayla Morris
10 - Susan Yoder
11 - Gordy East
11 - Tracy Riley
15 - Marthajane Meyehoefer
15 - Andy Spies
17 - John Swope
19 - Dan Spies


 April Anniversaries
None this Month!


April Birthdays continued...

24 - Alison Spies
25 - Maverick Kent
26 - Susan Ridgway
29 - David Oyer


Blessed by God for 90 Years!

Our love and best wishes
to
JOHN SWOPE !
NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member
BABE STREBEL
Inn at Belden Village - C14
3927 38th St. NW
Canton, OH 44718

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
  • Family and friends of Shirley Byers (Stephanie Allen's aunt) who passed away on Saturday, April 13.
  • Howard Bowen (Paula Bowen's husband) is on kidney dialysis.
  • Nick Ciccozzi (21) (son of friend to Cindy Taylor) diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
  • Sue Curtis - Needs prayer.
  • 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.
  • Sarah Latham (daughter of the Hills) - Health concerns.
  • Lecia Lance (friend of Jayne Kidder) needs our prayers.
  • JJ Ohmann, (son of Susan Verble's coworker) needs continued prayer.
  • DJ Patterson - Cancer
  • 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 on Monday.
  • Bill & Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) - Both in need of prayer...conditions are declining.
  • Browning West (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - Needing Prayer

First Quarter Contribution Reports
The statements not picked up were mailed on Monday.
If you don't receive yours, please notify the office.
2019 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,257.27*
*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 
Thursday, April 18
Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 21
EASTER SUNDAY
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
NO FELLOWSHIP HOUR THIS MONTH

Tuesday, April 30
Reedurban Community Dinner
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.