Thursday, January 9, 2020

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at Old South Haven            January 2, 2020

Members and Friends of Old South Haven-
As this will be my final This Week bulletin to you, let me take just a moment to say that it has been an honor, privilege and a pleasure to serve with you over these last months. As in any relationship that matters, I have learned much from you and treasured many moments from time with the children of the church, to sitting at table with the Lunch Bunch and church potlucks, and most especially in our gathered worship. You have at times been an inspiration and at others frustrating but that is because we are all human and relationships take work to thrive. As I leave you know that I will carry you in my heart for you are now and always a part of my life's journey.
My hope for you as the journey of Old South Haven continues is that you will carry on being a light in the community. That you will stretch yourselves, take some risks, so that all will come to see that you are a community of faith with open hearts, open minds that is anchored in Christ's love for all.
In Christ,
Pastor Karen

Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held following worship on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in the sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting iyou s to elect officers and review annual reports. By order of the Session
Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator
Elder Sean Moran, Clerk of Session

PER CAPITA is "the tie that binds" — annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and benefits every congregation and every mid council ministry. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly encourages the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a people of hope. The 2020 Per Capita is $8.95 for the General Assembly, $4.10 for the Synod of the Northeast, and $25.00 for the Presbytery of Long Island for a total of $38.05 for each member of OSH. We pay our full per capita assessment. Every designated contribution to the Per Capita assessment means more funds available for ministry here at OSH.

Farewell Potluck on Sunday January 12. Please join us as we say farewell to Pastor Karen. You are asked to bring a side dish. Everything else will be provided.

Pastor Karen will be honorably retired by the Presbytery of Long Island at its January 25, 2020 meeting to be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church (425 Maplewood Rd, Huntington Station). After opening business at 9 am there will be worship, followed by the installation of new officers. At around 10 am will be the recognition of retirement.

Calendar
Sunday, January 12        9:30 am    Choir
                    10:00 am    Worship
                            Sunday School
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship
                    5:00 pm    Farewell Potluck
                       

Sunday, January 19        9:30 am    Choir
                    10:00 am    Worship, Elder Jason Neal preaching
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship




Thursday, January 2, 2020

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at Old South Haven            January 2, 2020

Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held following worship on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in the sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and review annual reports. By order of the Session
Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator
Elder Sean Moran, Clerk of Session

PER CAPITA is "the tie that binds" — annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and benefits every congregation and every mid council ministry. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly encourages the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a people of hope. The 2020 Per Capita is $8.95 for the General Assembly, $4.10 for the Synod of the Northeast, and $25.00 for the Presbytery of Long Island for a total of $38.05 for each member of OSH. We pay our full per capita assessment. Every designated contribution to the Per Capita assessment means more funds available for ministry here at OSH.

Farewell Potluck on Sunday January 12. Please join us as we say farewell to Pastor Karen. You are asked to bring a side dish. Everything else will be provided.

Pastor Karen will be honorably retired by the Presbytery of Long Island at its January 25, 2020 meeting to be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church (425 Maplewood Rd, Huntington Station). After opening business at 9 am there will be worship, followed by the installation of new officers. At around 10 am will be the recognition of retirement.

Calendar

Sunday, January 5        9:30 am    Choir
                10:00 am    Worship-Communion
                        Fellowship
                        Choir after Fellowship

Monday, January 6        7:00 pm    Session Meeting

Sunday, January 12        9:30 am    Choir
                10:00 am    Worship
                        Sunday School
                        Annual Meeting
                        Fellowship
                        Choir after Fellowship
                5:00 pm    Farewell Potluck
                       

Thursday, December 26, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh







This Week at Old South Haven        December 26, 2019



Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held following worship on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in the sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and review annual reports. By order of the Session
Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator
Elder Sean Moran, Clerk of Session

Thanks to the Sunday School, Teachers, Deborah May and Alan Stevens for a wonderful Pageant Sunday. And thank-you to the choir and Sandy for the wonderful music on Christmas Eve. You brought light and joy to the Season.

PER CAPITA is "the tie that binds" — annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and benefits every congregation and every mid council ministry. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly encourages the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a people of hope. The 2020 Per Capita is $8.95 for the General Assembly, $4.10 for the Synod of the Northeast, and $25.00 for the Presbytery of Long Island for a total of $38.05 for each member of OSH. We pay our full per capita assessment. Every designated contribution to the Per Capita assessment means more funds available for ministry here at OSH.

Emergency Blood Drive: In the spirit of holiday giving, we will be holding our second Patchogue InterfaithÊBloodÊDrive at Temple Beth El of Patchogue on Sunday, December 29 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. New for this drive, we will have raffles generously donated by various merchants from Patchogue Village.Ê The raffles range from $10-$25 in value. Every donor will receive a great pair of socks plus a chance to win one of the raffles. For more information contact Robin Stern at 631.745.3203.

Calendar

Sunday, December 29        9:30 am         Choir
                        10:00 am        Worship
                                    Fellowship
                                    Choir after Fellowship

Sunday, January 5        9:30 am            Choir
                    10:00 am            Worship-Communion
                                    Fellowship
                                    Choir after Fellowship

Monday, January 6        7:00 pm            Session Meeting

Sunday, January 12    9:30 am            Choir
                    10:00 am            Worship
                                    Sunday School
                                    Annual Meeting after Worship
                                    Fellowship after Meeting
                    5:00 pm            Farewell Potluck
           
               
   

Thursday, December 19, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh







This Week at Old South Haven        December 19, 2019

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service--Come this night to celebrate and remember a child born, with no place to lay his head. Come this night to celebrate and remember a new family formed in a perilous world. Come this night when God took on all our frailties that we might live. Our service of Lessons and Carols begins at 11 pm. A time of fellowship and refreshment follows. Invite a neighbor. Bring a friend.

PER CAPITA is "the tie that binds" — annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and benefits every congregation and every mid council ministry. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly encourages the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a people of hope. The 2020 Per Capita is $8.95 for the General Assembly, $4.10 for the Synod of the Northeast, and $25.00 for the Presbytery of Long Island for a total of $38.05 for each member of OSH. We pay our full per capita assessment. Every designated contribution to the Per Capita assessment means more funds available for ministry here at OSH.

Emergency Blood Drive: In the spirit of holiday giving, we will be holding our second Patchogue InterfaithÊBloodÊDrive at Temple Beth El of Patchogue on Sunday, December 29 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. New for this drive, we will have raffles generously donated by various merchants from Patchogue Village.Ê The raffles range from $10-$25 in value. Every donor will receive a great pair of socks plus a chance to win one of the raffles. For more information contact Robin Stern at 631.745.3203.

Calendar


Sunday, December 22        9:30 am    Choir
                    10:00 am    Worship -Christmas Pageant
                            Sunday School
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship

Tuesday, December 24        11:00 pm    Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, January 5        9:30 am    Choir
                    10:00 am    Worship-Communion
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship




Saturday, December 14, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh







This Week at Old South Haven        December 14, 2019

Thank-you to everyone who returned an Intention Card. If you have not yet returned yours please do so.

Save the Date: Gun Violence Vigil, Monday, December 16th at Setauket Presbyterian Church

Emergency Blood Drive: In the spirit of holiday giving, we will be holding our second Patchogue InterfaithÊBloodÊDrive at Temple Beth El of Patchogue on Sunday, December 29 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. New for this drive, we will have raffles generously donated by various merchants from Patchogue Village.Ê The raffles range from $10-$25 in value. Every donor will receive a great pair of socks plus a chance to win one of the raffles. For more information contact Robin Stern at 631.745.3203.

PER CAPITA is "the tie that binds" — annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and benefits every congregation and every mid council ministry. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly encourages the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a people of hope. The 2020 Per Capita is $8.95 for the General Assembly, $4.10 for the Synod of the Northeast, and $25.00 for the Presbytery of Long Island for a total of $38.05 for each member of OSH. We pay our full per capita assessment. Every designated contribution to the Per Capita assessment means more funds available for ministry here at OSH.

Small is Big—Presbyterian Giving Catalog. Have enough ties and scarves? How about a gift that you can feel good about giving? Pick up a Presbyterian Giving Catalog this Sunday. Inside you'll find small gifts brimming with big potential, like an ox, which reduces manual labor to help make farmers more efficient or a piglet that can provide vital income to a family, making a world of difference in their lives.

Calendar
               

Sunday, December 15       
                    10:00 am    Worship
                            Fellowship
                           

Monday, December 16        7:00 pm    Session   

Sunday, December 22        9:30 am    Choir
                            Worship - Pageant Sunday
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship

Tuesday, December 24        11:00 pm    Christmas Eve Service

Thursday, December 5, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh







This Week at Old South Haven        December 5, 2019

Thank-you to everyone who returned an Intention Card. If you have not yet returned yours please do so.

Handel's Messiah: The Choral Society of the Moriches is presenting G.F.Ê Handel's MESSIAH in collaboration with the New Inlet Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Richard Wright, on Friday, December 13, at 7:30 PM at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 25 Ocean Avenue, Center Moriches 11934.ÊÊ

Save the Date: Gun Violence Vigil, Monday, December 16th at Setauket Presbyterian Church

Emergency Blood Drive: In the spirit of holiday giving, we will be holding our second Patchogue InterfaithÊBloodÊDrive at Temple Beth El of Patchogue on Sunday, December 29 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. New for this drive, we will have raffles generously donated by various merchants from Patchogue Village.Ê The raffles range from $10-$25 in value. Every donor will receive a great pair of socks plus a chance to win one of the raffles. For more information contact Robin Stern at 631.745.3203.

PER CAPITA is "the tie that binds" — annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and benefits every congregation and every mid council ministry. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly encourages the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a people of hope. The 2020 Per Capita is $8.95 for the General Assembly, $4.10 for the Synod of the Northeast, and $25.00 for the Presbytery of Long Island for a total of $38.05 for each member of OSH. We pay our full per capita assessment. Every designated contribution to the Per Capita assessment means more funds available for ministry here at OSH.

Small is Big—Presbyterian Giving Catalog. Have enough ties and scarves? How about a gift that you can feel good about giving? Pick up a Presbyterian Giving Catalog this Sunday. Inside you'll find small gifts brimming with big potential, like an ox, which reduces manual labor to help make farmers more efficient or a piglet that can provide vital income to a family, making a world of difference in their lives.

Calendar
               
Sunday, December 8        9:30 am    Choir
Second Sunday in Advent    10:00 am    Worship
                            Sunday School
                            Fellowship
                            Trimming the Tree

Sunday, December 15        9:30 am    Choir
                    10:00 am    Worship
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Worship

Monday, December 16        7:00 pm    Session   

Thursday, November 28, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at Old South Haven            November 29, 2019
A Prayer for this Thanksgiving Day
Father Mother God, thank You for Your presence during the hard and mean days. For then we have You to lean upon. Thank You for Your presence during the bright and sunny days, for then we can share that which we have with those who have less. And thank You for Your Presence during the Holy Days, for then we are able to celebrate You and our families and our friends. For those who have no voice, we ask You to speak. For those who feel unworthy, we ask You to pour Your love out in waterfalls of tenderness. For those who live in pain, we ask You to bathe them in the river of Your healing. For those who are lonely, we ask You to keep them company. For those who are depressed, we ask You to shower upon them the light of hope. Dear Creator, You the borderless sea of substance, we ask You to give to all the world that which we need most—Peace. Amen        -Maya Angelou

Members and Friends—
One of the realities of interim ministry is that when the work of transition is done one leaves people and a congregation which one has come to love. When I came to serve here at Old South Haven I also knew that when I came to the end of my work with you I intended to retire, to move into a new phase of my life. As with all such transitions there is planning and timing involved. Though I had hoped to be with you until a new pastor was ready to begin serving it is now no longer possible. With our daughter, who is going to join our household, we began looking for a home that met our requirements. And we also tried to determine the amount of time it would take to sell our own home here on Long Island. We have found a new home in West Milford, New Jersey. And, quite to our surprise, we had a buyer for our home here on Long Island almost immediately.
Therefore, I informed Session at its November meeting that Sunday, January 12th will be my final Sunday with you. I will miss this resilient community of faith and everyone I have come to know in my time with you. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you in your time of transition. I believe that you have done the work needed in your time of transition and are ready to move into your future and that you have much to offer and work still to do.
Pastor Karen

Thank-you to everyone who returned an Intention Card. If you have not yet returned yours please do so.

Save the Date: Gun Violence Vigil, Monday, December 16th at Setauket Presbyterian Church

PER CAPITA is "the tie that binds" — annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and benefits every congregation and every mid council ministry. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly encourages the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a people of hope. The 2020 Per Capita is $8.95 for the General Assembly, $4.10 for the Synod of the Northeast, and $25.00 for the Presbytery of Long Island for a total of $38.05 for each member of OSH. We pay our full per capita assessment. Every designated contribution to the Per Capita assessment means more funds available for ministry here at OSH.

Small is Big—Presbyterian Giving Catalog. Have enough ties and scarves? How about a gift that you can feel good about giving? Pick up a Presbyterian Giving Catalog this Sunday. Inside you'll find small gifts brimming with big potential, like an ox, which reduces manual labor to help make farmers more efficient or a piglet that can provide vital income to a family, making a world of difference in their lives.

Calendar

Sunday, December 1        9:30 am    Choir
First Sunday in Advent        10:00 am    Worship/Communion
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship
                   
                   
Tuesday, December 3        1:00 pm    Lunch Bunch

Sunday, December 8        9:30 am    Choir
Second Sunday in Advent                    10:00 am    Worship
                            Fellowship
                            Trimming the Tree after Fellowship