NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, March 18, 2021

REOPENING OF
IN PERSON SERVICES ON
ON MARCH 28
PALM SUNDAY!
RESERVATIONS
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Beginning on Palm Sunday, March 28, we will be opening for ONE COMBINED in-person service with Calvary each week on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Please take note of these requirements:

RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED*
You may attend without a reservation, but preference will be shown to those who register prior to the service.
SEATING IS LIMITED to DESIGNATED AREAS
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED
Family units may sit together.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED

IF YOU ARE NOT READY for IN-PERSON,
THE SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO BE STREAMED ONLINE

*Call or email the church office to
make your reservations.

NO OTHER SERVICES or MEETINGS WILL BE HELD
ON PROPERTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

I am very excited to begin in-person worship on Palm Sunday. Hopefully that will begin a new chapter in the history of our church. It's hard to express just how uplifting it is for me to look at people sitting in our sanctuary sharing our worship. Preaching to a camera is just not the same experience!
In order to continue in-person worship it is important that two things happen. Everyone who can receive a vaccination to protect yourself against the virus needs to have it. We must continue for a while to observe safe social precautions including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

This Easter will indeed be a resurrection experience for Northminster Presbyterian Church.

Pastor Jim
THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER
THIS WEEK'S SCRPTURE READINGS

OLD TESTAMENT READING
Jeremiah 31:31-34

GOSPEL READING
John 12:20-33
SUNDAY'S SERMON

"Written on the Heart"

LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"It's Your Choice"

Views of Last Sunday's Service - 3/14 to 3/18 - 60 Views
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 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

2021 Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
POTENTIAL CHANGE in HOURS on March 23

On Tuesday, March 23, my sister will be having a second eye surgery and once again I'll be her driver. I won't know the time of her appointment until the day before. Please make note that I may have to adjust hours on that day. If I come in later in the day, I will respond to any emails or phone messages as soon as I arrive.
Thanks for your understanding...Barb
YOUR CHURCH DIRECTORY


Don't hesitate to call the office to update or
change any information as needed.
COMING EVENTS
MAUNDY THURSDAY
SERVICE
Thursday, April 1
7:00 p.m.

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
All of the same regulations mentioned above for Sunday in-person services apply to the Maundy Thursday service as well.

Call or email the church office to make your reservation.

COMMUNION WILL BE OBSERVED
Pre-packaged elements will be distributed to those attending the service.

SPECIAL OFFERING
Now through April 4
Received during the season of Lent, One Great Hour of Sharing is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world.
Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing helps improved the lives of the suffering and the vulnerable through three life-saving programs.

HARTVILLE MIGRANT
MINISTRY
2021 WELCOME BAGS
This year Northminster has committed to provide
10 Welcome Bags for the Children.

In order to see the list of items needed CLICK HERE.

Please call or email the church office to sign up for the items you would like to provide.

Items will be due by Thursday, April 29. You may bring them to the church during office hours prior to April 29 or to the shed by the green space on the 29th where Susan Hill will put them together.

If you don't have "clicking" ability these are the requested items:
fleece throw blanket
flat sheet set that includes the pillowcase
pillow
washcloth
toothpaste & toothbrush
body wash
one (1) mask
In lieu of items a monetary donation of $40.00 is suggested.
THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
Updated for March
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.
MARCH NEEDS
Paper Towels / Napkins / Toilet Paper / Trash Bags
Paper Bowls / Paper Plates / Plastic Silverware / Plastic Cups
Aluminum Foil / Plastic Wrap / To-Go Containers
Ground Coffee / Powered Creamer / Sugar / Sugar Packets
Kool-Aid Drink Mix
Ranch Dressing / Italian Dressing / French Dressing
Hot Sauce Vegetable Oil / Seasonings
Lysol Aerosol Spray
Ink Pens / Ink Cartridges (HP67 - 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.

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

3 - Greg Moore
6 - Jim McKelvey
13 - Katie East
21 - Vivian York
21 - Barb Harwell
23 - Geoff McGinnis
23 - Zetta York
28 - Chuck West
29 - Ellen Dowell
29 - Thomas Phillips
30- Mark Reels
MARCH ANNIVERSARIES

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


NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

JAYNE KIDDER
1307 Portage St. NW
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.


  • 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
  • Connie Crabtree (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Lymphoma
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Brian Hayes - Medical concerns.
  • Amia Jordan (14) (family connection of Terry Tannehill) - Ovarian Cancer
  • Jayne Kidder is in hospice care at home.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham - Continued prayer.
  • Pastor Nominating Committee: Jerry Hill; Jeannine Swaffield; Jeff Weltman; Ginny West; Jim York
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • John Ritchie (coworker of Susan Verble) - Lymphoma
  • Dick Scherpenisse had a heart cath on Monday. He was able to return home and he is doing well.
  • Carl Simpson (Joanne Sogan's son-in-law) - Medical condition.
  • 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.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • Sarah Wade (Susan Verble's niece) - Ulcerative colitis.
  • Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) whose husband has passed away.
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - In need of your continued prayers.

2021 Per Capita - $30.59
Per Capita given to date is $618.05*
*Updated from last week.
ON the CALENDAR
Thursday, April 1
Maundy Thursday

Sunday, April 4
Easter
Special Offering - Now through April 4
One Great Hour of Sharing