March 19, 2023

10 am Worship

Third Sunday in Lent

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Last Sundays Service

Five Years of ‘Thank You’

I just wanted to thank everyone again for the wonderful celebration last Sunday. You all were amazing!

-Pastor Ben

In celebration of the resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday, The Deacons invite you to play a role in the beautification of the sanctuary with spring flowers. Order forms will be available on Sunday or at the link below. All orders much be received by Wednesday March 29th with payment in full. Checks should be made out to Northmont U.P. and marked "Easter Flowers"

Easter Flower Order Form
Easter Breakfast RSVP


Northmont will be hosting AMOS night on March 22nd at 6 pm in the fellowship hall. There will be a meal to share and a lesson to follow. Ben will be leading a lesson for the adults and Bre will be leading one for the kids. We will provide the main course and a few other things for our meal but we are encouraging those who would like to attend to bring something to share. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a side dish and if your last name begins with N-Z please bring a dessert. We are excited to see you there!

Bre and the youth of Northmont had a ton of fun at the spring retreat at Ligonier camp this past weekend! We had an awesome time being together in worship, eating wonderful meals, working hard on different projects, and being able to participate in really cool activities. We can't wait for our next retreat!

Next Youth Group Nights

April 12 at 6 pm

Check out the all the events by clicking on the banner.

During the season of Lent you will note that the music and tone of worship are generally more somber. We have said goodbye to Alleluia until Easter and soprano descants in our congregational hymns until Palm Sunday. At the same time, penitential aspects of the season will be highlighted through the music. During Lent, the introit will be Attende Domine, a traditional Lenten chant that is Mozarabic in origin, and each Sunday a different verse of the text, known as the Lenten Prose, will be sung. We will add the singing of the Lord have mercy to our confession time. The words will be sung in Greek: Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy), Christe eleison (Christ have mercy), Kyrie eleison. This text, along with that of the Trisagion, which we will hear on Good Friday, are the only portions of the liturgy that have remained in Greek throughout history. As such, using the Greek reminds us of just how ancient our faith and its liturgy are.  I wish you a holy Lent. 

Plea for help: Adult Handbells practice on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30. We are desperately in need of more ringers if we are to continue ringing. If you would like to join us, please contact me at We usually ring once a month. A strong commitment and an ability to read music are needed. We will teach you how to ring if you haven’t. Handbells have been a vital part of Northmont’s music ministry over the years. It would be a shame to see this legacy end. Please consider joining us if you can. 

If you are interested in knowing more about singing in the choir, please contact me at Chancel Choir practices 6:30 - 8:30 most Thursdays and sings for worship throughout the school year. Requirements are a pleasing voice, the ability to read music, and a good sense of humor. 

This Week at Northmont

Sunday March 19

Worship 10 am Sanctuary

Fellowship Time Fellowship Hall after service

Monday March 20

BSA 6 pm FH and Mangochi Room

Tuesday March 21

NBC 8:30 am Fellowship Hall

Wednesday March 22

Knit Wits 9:30 am Mangochi Room

Stephen Ministers 1:30 Berean Room

AMOS 6 pm Fellowship Hall

Thursday March 23

Chancel Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm Choir Room

Friday March 24

Saturday March 25

Sunday March 26

Worship 10 am Sanctuary

Fellowship Time after service in Fellowship Hall

View the full Church Calendar Here

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet on Tuesday, March 14th at 1:00 pm in the Berean Room. Melody Hannegan will be leading us in Horizons’ Celebrating Sabbath. All women are welcome to attend.

Please contact Melody Hannegan at 724-612-3297 or at with any questions.


Book GroupThe Music of Bees  by Eileen Garvin Saturday March 15 at 9:30 am

Pickleball Group — To play, 

contact Lindsey Cunko at

Dining-Out Group —Firebirds Tuesday March 21 at 6:30 pm

Traveling God’s World Group — TBA

If you’d like to participate in any of these, email me to put in the correct email chain for your chosen group.

Have questions? Contact Rev. Ben at

Get Connected

First Look

Koehler and Phelps Class

Sundays at 8:45 in Mangochi Room

Coffee with Ben

Thursdays at 10 am via Zoom.

No agenda just catch up with friends.

Invitation sent via email. Interested in joining? Email Rev Ben at to be added to the list.



has been posted between the library and cloak room. Please consider ordering flowers to beautify our sanctuary and to honor loved ones or to commemorate special occasions at the Sunday service you choose.

Please contact Bill English to sign up and make arrangements. 

Phone: 412-366-1713


Outreach Opportunities

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The West View HUB has taken over a new space beside the existing HUB center. They are converting this previous store to support various forms of artistic experiences for children.

On Wednesdays they work from 8:00 AM to noon. Presently they need talents for adding drywall, finishing a suspended ceiling (with lights) in the sound room, completing the mounting for an exhaust fan, installing a utility tub, building another bathroom pipe-rack cover, and designing, building and installing a bench about 20 feet long. As time goes on, there will be additional items added to this changing list.


Frank Klein,, is coordinating this effort. Just text him expressing your interest, and he will include you in his weekly post of needs for the following Wednesday.

Specialized Ministry

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