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As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world...
May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
 John 17:18, 23 (NIV).
Northminster Brothers & Sisters in Christ, 
 
God is with us!  And we are with you, joining our hearts with you as we pray fervently for protection, healing and God’s peace in our anxious community and world.

How can we help you?
We are here with you, in offering Christ’s compassion and grace, in any way we possibly can! If you have a prayer request to share, you can send an email, office@npctucson.org or call us at 520-327-7121.

A pastoral care line, 520-261-9370, is available to you. Text or call for pastoral care and support or prayer requests.

The world around us seems to change by the hour with coronavirus COVID-19 developments, along with public health orders regarding social gatherings. With that in mind and because Northminster is committed to promoting the safety, health, and well being of our community, our physical gatherings and worship will likely remain closed through April.

 

Please continue to read through for updates, and ways you can assist and connect...

Worship at Home!
A message from Pastor Ken:

"This Sunday I will be preaching on Jesus giving sight to two blind men who are sitting on the side of the road. The passage is Matthew 20:29-34. Take a look at it, post a thought, a question and/or something that sticks out to you and I'll try to share thoughts and answer as many as I can as the services are streamed this Sunday. Note: depending on the number of submissions, I may not be able to respond to all. I'm praying for all of you, stay well and safe."

Join us for online worship with live streaming at 8:00 and 9:30am and a rebroadcast of the 8:00am service at 11:00am. Join us at npctucson.org/watchlive OR at facebook.com/npctucson. The recording of these services will also continue to be available all week at npctucson.org/ondemand.

You can download the YouVersion Bible app to view digital versions of our worship materials on Sunday mornings, and links to bulletins and sermon notes will also be posted in our live streams.

 
Click to watch a special message from Pastor Andy.
Read Pastor Andy's Message
While we are not meeting together and unable to pass the offering plate, here are ways to support Northminster's mission and ministries as mentioned in Pastor Andy's video:

- By Personal Check - send mail or deliver checks to the church (2450 E. Ft. Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85719); or you can drop off your offering or donation in our Church Office.
- Online - visit https://npctucson.org/give; here you can give a one-time gift or set up a recurring payment.
- Text - Text npctucson to 73256 and follow the link to complete your transaction.

If you need help with online or text giving, please email: cyamanaka@npctucson.org.

 

Community Assistance
We continue to offer community help through our Caridad meal service Monday nights, 5:30-6:30pm, Prayer Garden Entrance, and our Tuesday morning Deacon Pantry, 9:00-11:00am, South Parking Lot, both on an outdoor grab-and-go basis. 

Deacons Pantry Update: Last week our Deacons gave out 57 bags of groceries to people in need on a drive up grab-and-go basis.  They have expressed a desperate need for toilet paper, pasta sauce, chicken noodle soup and pinto beans. Even a couple of cans of something or 1 package of TP would be helpful. If you are able to bring items by the church, the office is open between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm (3:00pm on Fridays). If you would prefer, we have folks willing to pick up items from your home. You can make arrangements by contacting the Church Office, 520-327-7121.

 

Northminster Christian School
Our school is on Spring Break and will remain closed through April 13, per the request of our Governor.  Our teachers are meeting with students in creative, virtual ways. 

 
 
Online Resources - We've compiled a web page where you can view all the ways to connect with Northminster online, by phone and over the airwaves.
 
Please keep connected with us by visiting: npctucson.org/live 

We currently have 120 members of our church family meeting together in our Northminster Online Facebook group. Please join us.

We hope you are receiving and watching our pastoral daily devotions as a weekday morning encouragement. Those receiving our Northminster News emails are automatically receiving the devotion emails. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/npctucson - after you click the "Subscribe" button, click the bell icon to receive notifications when new content is added.
Follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube - search for “npctucson”
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NPCKids is now online! Join our NEW Facebook family group for encouragement, connections and community at facebook.com/groups/npckids.

Student Ministry for grades 6-12 is online! Let's meet virtually. Join the conversation at facebook.com/npcstudentministry.

Online Adult Class Options: Participate from your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer using Zoom technology. Instruction provided. To participate, send your email address to cyamanaka@npctucson.org to be added to the class invitation list.

The Exodus Bible Class - Sundays, 9:30am
Men's Power Lunch Bible Study - Thursday, 12:00pm

 

How you can help
Pray!  Please pray for our congregation, our community and our world—for God’s healing health and abounding peace. Pray for the many in the medical field who are bravely providing relief and seeking research. Pray for our governmental leaders and for wisdom in guiding us. Pray for the many who are out and about in our community, driving trucks with supplies, working at grocery stores to keep us fed, and so many more.

Holy Week & Easter  - we are planning to host online services. Please mark your calendar and save the dates below. We'll send details soon.
Palm Sunday - April 5 | 8, 9:30 & 11am
Maundy Thursday - April 9 | 7pm
Easter | April 12 | 8, 9:30 & 11am


Let's continue to join our hearts as we pray fervently for protection, healing and God’s peace in our anxious community and world. We love you and are praying for you. Let us know how else we can be of assistance. Be encouraged that this is a special opportunity to care for those around you, your neighbors, your loved ones, our church family and the broader community. Now is the time we can really shine our light of encouragement and pass the peace of Christ—that passes understanding—to one another.  And so … 

God be with you!  Go and live and serve,

In Christ’s peace,



Andy Ross
Pastor
 
For coronavirus information and safety and readiness tips, visit the following:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Red Cross
Pima County Health Department
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