This week at Northminster

Sunday, April 18

9:00 am Worship (In-Person)
The 9:00 am service offers opportunities for prayer, meditation, reflection, and celebration of communion (with safety protocols in place). Join us in this intentional space to encounter the sacred in new and fresh ways.

If you are experiencing any covid-like symptoms, are immunocompromised or have an underlying medical condition, we encourage you to join us for our online service instead.

Virtual Service (Online)
The weekly prerecorded 11:00 am service, in the current format, continues to be available online each Sunday.  Watch with others during the 11:00 am worship service or anytime on Youtube.

View Sunday bulletins here.

Rev Dave Smazik, preaching "Teachable Moments."

Luke 24:36b-48.   Psalm 4.

Music in Worship - Online
“Psalm 4” -  Hal Hopson - Kelly Day and Simon Lee, Cantors
“Surely, he hath borne our griefs” - G. F. Handel - Section Leaders
“A Gaelic Blessing” -  John Rutter - Section Leaders

Sunday Morning Bible Study
Join us for Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study, from 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM on Sundays, April 18, April 25, and May 2. This class is offered in-person in the Board Room at Northminster AND online (Zoom).   Parish Associate, Carol McDonald, will lead our discussion. (Read more ...)

Have you missed recent services?
View previous Sunday worship services here.

From Pastor Ruth
Dear Northminster Members,
I wanted to let you know that I am having some follow up heart surgery – more grafting of the aorta – on April 16, 2021. I will be in the hospital for a few days and then recuperating at home for 3-4 weeks. This surgery and recovery time will be very different than what I went through last August. This is not an emergency, and I am in good health and stronger emotionally and physically than I was last year. So please keep me in your prayers – and my caregiver Mark too – and know I will slowly ease my way back into the life and ministry of Northminster as soon as I am able.

Window of Opportunity
Northminster is replacing 50 of its oldest windows. Each window is "for sale" and you can choose which window(s) you would like to "buy." Preschool, Sunday School and Knox Room windows are still available!  (Read more ...) 

Spring Work Days
April 30 and May 1
Plan now to join the Building & Grounds Committee to fix-up and clean-up the church and grounds on Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1, from 9 am to noon.  Mark your calendars.  Details and sign up coming soon!

Meet-n-Greet to Welcome Nancy Fortenberry
Come and Welcome Nancy Fortenberry, our new Director of Youth and Family Ministries! This Meet-n-Greet will be outside near the Gathering Place on Sunday, May 2nd. 4:00 - 5:30 pm - everyone invited.  5:30 - 6:00 pm - youth 6th through 12th grade.  (Read more and Register ...)

Night Without a Bed - Family Promise Fundraiser - May 1st
Have you ever had to worry about where to sleep at night? Stuck in your car again, or couch surfing with a friend? Sadly, too many families in Indianapolis have exactly this worry these days, due to job loss and increased pandemic-related evictions.  (Read more ...)

Northminster Community Preschool Fundraiser 
Please help support Northminster Community Preschool! On Monday, April 19th, Chick Fil A will be donating 10% of all orders back to NCP! Simply mention "Spirit Day" when you place your order at the Broad Ripple Chick Fil A at 6231 N. Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN.  (Read more...)

Building & Grounds Team Update
Did you know?
1) The new corner signs along with parking and door entrance information signs will be installed in the next couple of weeks. Look for bright, fresh lettering and backgrounds.
2) Scaffolding will be installed in the next few weeks at the front Kessler Street entrance of the church to repair the brick base of the steeple. This should take a month at most depending on the weather. 
Questions?  Contact Linda Furuness.

Update from the Reopening Task Force
Northminster is now able to welcome our own NPC groups of 25 people or less, with appropriate guidelines. Contact Nancy Sala ( to schedule a room.

Time with Children - needs YOU!
During these pandemic months we’ve had over 24 members and families contribute videos for the Time with Children during our online worship. Please consider sharing a few minutes with the Northminster Community. We’ll provide the week’s scripture and you can take it from there. Contact Jill de las Alas:

Resources for Children's Ministry at Home
Miss Melissa Hopkins lovingly prepares children's Church School lessons and emails them out each week. Contact Melissa if you would like to receive them, or go to our Children's Ministry Resources page.

Love your neighbor, wear your mask
Planning a visit to the church?  We'd love to see you, but please call the church office (317-251-9489) before stopping by so we know to expect you.  Please plan to wear a face mask.

Need devotional books?
"Today" devotionals (courtesy of Pat Freije) can be picked up from the Gathering Place porch  in the plastic storage container.

Staying connected with the ShelbyNext app is easy!
You can download Northminster's ShelbyNext app to help you stay connected with other Northminster church members, update your contact information, check the calendar, or give online.  Watch this short instructional video to learn how!

Ways to give
- Giving online: Go to the homepage of our website
- Give (at the top of each weekly email.)
- You can use your credit card, debit card, or bank account.
- Checks can be mailed to the church: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Blvd. East Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
- Contact Lori Schlabach to set up automatic giving from your checking account.

Weekly Prayer List
Click here to view the current prayer list.

Helpful Links

   Northminster Presbyterian Church

   1660 Kessler Boulevard East Drive

   Indianapolis, IN 46220     317-251-9489