NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, December 17, 2020
ALL
IN PERSON SERVICES,
MEETINGS, BIBLE STUDIES,
and
SUPPORT GROUPS
have been suspended until
further notice.
Tune in to the Virtual Service at 10:30 a.m. by going to the Northminster website and clicking on the Join Us for Worship tab.
JUST A REMINDER!
Please continue to support Northminster with your giving.

(1) Mail in your offerings.
If you prefer to save a stamp, drop it in the church mail slot
located to the right of the front door.
or
(2) Simply click the DONATE tab located on the website.
There is a link to the website in the heading of the newsletter.


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of the December 13 Service.

THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER

This Sunday we
welcome back to our pulpit...

MATT SKOLNIK
Sunday, December 20
SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Life in a Tree Stump"
by Matt Skolnik
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"The Cost of Celebrating Christmas" by Brian Hayes


THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING
Isaiah 11:1-10

GOSPEL READING
Luke 1:26-38

CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
This Sunday, December 20
During this season of Advent
don't forget your gift
to the Christmas Joy Offering.
When you give to the Christmas Joy Offering, you share your love with the leaders of the Church - past, present and future.

50% of your gifts make it possible for students to learn and grow in faith at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.

50% of your gifts provide assistance for current and retired church workers and their families with critical financial needs.
THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER
Session Meeting - Monday, December 21
CHRISTMAS SERVICES
These services are available to watch at the time
that is best for you and your family.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24

A LINK TO THE SERVICE
WILL BE PROVIDED NEXT WEEK
Muskingum Valley Presbytery
Virtual Service

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27

A LINK TO THE SERVICE
WILL BE PROVIDED NEXT WEEK


Filling our pulpit in the weeks to come:
December 20 - MATT SKOLNIK
Christmas Eve - Virtual Service
Sunday, December 27 - Virtual Service

COMING EVENTS

New Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
In December Barb will be using remaining vacation for 2020.
The church office will be closed on these days:

Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25 (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
Thursday & Friday, December 31 (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)


ROY on VACATION
Roy will be off
December 27 through January 1
THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
UPDATE
On Sunday, December 13, there was a Congregational Meeting for the purpose of approving the slate of nominees for Session and also for the Pastoral Nom-inating Committee.
MEMBERS APPROVED for SESSION
to begin 1/1/2021 are:
Stephanie Allen / Sherry Jacobsen / Debra Pierpont

MEMBERS APPROVED for the
PASTORAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
Jerry Hill / Jeannine Swaffield / Jeff Weltman
Ginny West / Jim York

MEMBERS LEAVING SESSION
Scot Dowell / Susan Verble / Dennis Yoder
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
Updated again this week.
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Northminster is partnering with this ministry by providing items needed for the care of these women and children.
The items on this Amazon list
will help RAHAB as they expand their ministry.
Click below to see how you can help.
Once you've reached the website you will be able to click on several lists posted on the left side under the block that says REMEMBER.


The following items are also needed:
Visa, Amazon and Target Gift Cards
hand soap, olive oil
Starbucks K-Cups for treats
small bags of chips
BOUTIQUE ITEMS
Gently used women's clothes in all sizes:
shirts, jeans, dresses, dress pants, t-shirts, leggings, pajamas, jackets
Shoes:
boots, tennis shoes (in good condition), walking shoes, any type of shoes
Undergarments in various sizes:
bras, camisoles, socks and underwear (underwear must be new)
Purses and Jewelry
Full-Size Shampoo and Conditioner
Please remember, while you might be able to purchase more at a discount store, RAHAB works to show the women we serve their worth in everything we do. We request that you avoid bargain brands such as VO5 and Suave, which can damage their hair and instead choose items such as Pantene or Tresemme. Thank you!
Also Full-Size:
Body Wash, Deodorant, Body Lotion, Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Chapstick / Lip Balm
Cottonballs
Cotton Swabs / Q-Tips
Double-Bladed (or higher) Women's Razors
DROP IN CENTER
ground coffee / powdered creamer
sugar / sugar packets
Ranch Dressing / Italian Dressing / French Dressing
hot sauce
vegetable oil
Kool-Aid Drink Mix
paper bowls / paper plates
plastic silverware / plastic sups
aluminum foil / plastic wrap / to-go containers
Lysol Aerosol Spray
ink cartridges (HP 67 - Color and Black)
Recovery Bibles

All items can be dropped off with no contact in the Northminster foyer between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday through Friday. A box has been provided.
CALVARY
MISSION and MEMBERSHIP
BOOK SALE
Books are now available for sale!

Calvary's Mission & Membership Committee has set up a table in the lobby with books for their book sale.
book sale
There is no set price for the books. Take the books you want and leave a donation in the jar provided. The table is out all week, so feel free to stop by the church during office hours. Your donations will help support Stark Fresh.
December Birthdays

1 - Betty Linhart
22 - McKenna Hale
27 - Susan O'Brien
30 - Terry Tannehill

December Anniversaries

10 - Mark & Chris Reels
24 - David & Susan Ridgway

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

BABE STREBEL
Inn at Belden Village - D25
3927 38th St. NW
Canton, OH 44718
PRAYER REQUESTS

IN ORDER TO KEEP PRAYER REQUESTS CURRENT PLEASE
CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO
UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS ON A REGULAR BASIS.


  • Inn at Belden Village & St. Luke Lutheran Community - Continued prayers for these care centers, their residents and staff during this pandemic.
  • Brynne (friend of Sutherland McKelvey) - Cancer
  • Suzie Burnett - Stroke
  • Connie Crabtree (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Lymphoma
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer treatment at OSU Oncology.
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Erin Halbach (friend of Terry Tannehill) is a young nurse who has had a stroke.
  • Amia Jordan (14) (family connection of Terry Tannehill) - Ovarian Cancer
  • Jayne Kidder at home.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham - Continued prayer.
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • Susan Ridgway - COVID
  • John Ritchie (coworker of Susan Verble) - Lymphoma
  • Heidi Simpson (Joanne Sogan's daughter) - Upcoming surgery.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is a paraplegic (15 years). Please continue to pray.
  • Babe Strebel - Continued prayer.
  • Ellie's (Jeannine Swaffield's granddaughter) other grandmother, Janet, has pancreatic cancer.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) whose husband has passed away.
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - In need of your continued prayers.
  • Sue Yoder - Recovering from surgery at home.

2021 Envelopes Available
Offering envelopes have been prepared for all pledge cards received to date. They are located under the bulletin board in the narthex and can be picked up during office hours.
If you know you will be unable to pick up your envelopes for 2021, please call the office or email me so we can discuss an option. If you are giving monthly rather than weekly, I could mail to you the envelopes you would need and hold your box until we return to a more normal time.
2020 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,199.84
2021 Per Capita Amount is $30.59
ON the CALENDAR
December 21
Session Meeting

December 25
Christmas!