Thursday, November 7, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh




This Week at OSH         --         November 7, 2019

Members and Friends -

Last Sunday thirty people came together to view the film,TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence, here at OSH. It was a moving and stark reminder that long after the attention of the media moves on families, friends and communities continue to live with the devastation those few minutes of horror unleashed on their lives. We, as one said, do not need more 'heroes.' those left in the aftermath who become advocates. We need everyday people fortunate enough not to be part of the tragedy of gun violence to speak up and say there has to be a better, more responsible way to bring an end to gun violence in our lives. What comes next is action be it as simple as letter writing or as direct as participating in vigils and demonstrations. We need to light candles and pray for victims. But, wouldn't it be better to work for a time when those vigils were no longer needed.

Want to know more. . .Do more?
If you missed seeing the film we have a copy, just ask.
If you would like to be part of a group coming together for action, see Jason.
If you want to be better informed about gun violence, one good web-site is https://www.thetrace.org. It is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America's gun crisis

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

Pastor Karen


Intention Cards – By now you should have received the stewardship mailing. (if not let us know). We ask that you prayerfully consider what you intend to give to support the mission and ministry of Old South Haven in 2020. And then, please return your intention card letting us know your intention.

All Church Potluck, Sunday, November 17 at 5pm. Good food and great conversation. Bring yourself and a side dish. Everything else is provided. See you there.




Calendar
   
Sunday, November 10        9:30 am        Choir
                    10 am        Worship
                                Church School
                                Fellowship
                                Choir after Fellowship

Saturday, November 16    10 am        Property and Finance

Sunday, November 17        9:30 am         Choir
                    10 am         Worship
                                Fellowship
                                Choir after Fellowship
                    5 pm         All Church Potluck
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh




This Week at Old South Haven Church            October 31, 2019
Standard Time resumes Sunday, November 3. Please remember to set your clocks back one hour when you turn in Saturday evening.
A service of interment will be held for the Rev. Tom Philipp Sunday afternoon, November 3 pm on the church grounds. The family invites all those who knew and loved Tom to join them as his remains are laid to rest on the grounds of Old South Haven.

The Mission and Social Justice Committee of Old South Haven will be screening TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence Sunday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm. Old South Haven Presbyterian Church sheds light on relevant societal issues and the importance of building intergenerational empathy and interpersonal connections in our community.Ê invite your neighbors and friends. There is no charge and all are welcome.

Sunday, November 3, is Stewardship Sunday here at OSH. This year, as you prepare to call a new pastor to serve here at OSH in the coming years, your estimate of what you intend to give to support ministry and mission is particularly important. Although paying a pastor is not the only commitment you make as a church it is the one which matters most for the ongoing life of the congregation. That said it is vital that the giving of the congregation be such that the members can bear the expenses that are associated with the pastor. And that means that giving by the congregation as a whole needs to increase. Given that we ask that you prayerfully consider what you intend to give in 2020 and that you return an estimate of giving card Sunday

Calendar

    Sunday, November 3        9:30 am Choir
                    10 am Worship/Communion
                            Stewardship Sunday
                                Fellowship
                                Choir after Fellowship
                        3 pm Interment Service, Rev. Phillip
                        5 pm        Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Tuesday, November 5        1 pm    Lunch Bunch at Nancy Best
Sunday, November 10        9:30 am Choir
                    10 am    Worship
                            Sunday School
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship

Thursday, October 24, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh




This Week at OSH    -- October 24, 2019
A service of internment will be held for the Rev. Tom Philipp on Sunday, November 3 at 3 pm. The family invites all those who knew and loved Tom to join them as his remains are laid to rest on the grounds of Old South Haven Church

The Mission and Social Justice Committee of Old South Haven will be screening TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence at 5:00 pm on Sunday Nov. 3. Old South Haven Presbyterian Church sheds light on relevant societal issues and the importance of building intergenerational empathy and interpersonal connections in our community.invite your neighbors and friends. There is no charge and all are welcome.

Sunday, November 3, is Stewardship Sunday here at OSH. This year, as you prepare to call a new pastor to serve here at OSH in the coming years, your estimate of what you intend to give to support ministry and mission is particularly important. Although paying a pastor is not the only commitment you make as a church, it is the one which matters greatly to the ongoing life of the congregation. That said it is vital that the giving of the congregation be such that the members can bear the expenses that are associated with the pastor. And that means that giving by the congregation as a whole needs to increase. Given that we ask that you prayerfully consider what you intend to give in 2020 and that you return an estimate of giving card on the third.

Calendar

Saturday, October 26    9 am    Presbytery Meeting at Elmont Presbyterian

Sunday, October 27 9:30 am Choir
Ê                10 am Worship
Ê             Sunday School
Ê            Fellowship
Ê         Choir after Fellowship

    Sunday, November 3    9:30 am Choir
                10 am Worship/Communion
                        Stewardship Sunday
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship
                    3 pm Internment Service, Rev. Phillip
                    5 pm    Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence


Friday, October 18, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh




This Week at OSH    October 20, 2019

The Mission and Social Justice Committee of Old South Haven will be screening TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence at 5:00 pm on Sunday Nov. 3. Old South Haven Presbyterian Church sheds light on relevant societal issues and the importance of building intergenerational empathy and interpersonal connections in our community.  invite your neighbors and friends. There is no charge and all are welcome.


St. James Episcopal Church invites you to Whine & Wings on 2 November 2019 6-8 PM. A fundraiser to support the mission and ministry of St. James Adults $20 Children 6-12 $10 Under 5 Free. There will be a variety of beverages, salads and vegetarian fare along with the wings graciously donated by community restaurants. Please RSVP or purchase tickets by 29 October to 631.286.0726 or stjamesbrookhaven@gmail.com. Join us and have fun whining in a playful, fun tone about the weather, sports, traffic, the economy or whatever else you may wish.


Calendar


Saturday, October 19    10 am        Property and Finance Meeting
   
Sunday, October 20    9:30 am        Choir
                10 am        Worship
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after fellowship

Monday, October 21    7 pm            Session Meeting

Saturday, October 26    9 am            Presbytery Meeting at Elmont Presbyterian

Sunday, October 27    9:30 am        Choir
                10 am        Worship
                            Sunday School
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship

Thursday, October 3, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh




This Week at OSH    October 6, 2019
A called meeting of the Congregation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, October 6th, following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to: 1) elect an at-large member of the Nominating Committee, 2) Present information regarding the broad financial picture of the church, and 3) Hear from the chair of Stewardship.
Elder Sean Moran, clerk of session
The Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator

We will be receiving the Peace and Global Witness offering on Sunday, October 6th.

Pastor Karen is away on Study Leave. She will be back on the 14th and in in the pulpit on the 20th. She will also be at the Clergy Retreat for the Presbytery of Long Island from midday on October 16th through the afternoon of the 17th.

This Week will return on October 17, 2019

Calendar
Saturday, October 12    10 am        Church Fair
Sunday, October 13    9:30 am Choir
                10 am        Worship
                            Sunday School
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after fellowship   

Wednesday, October 16            Pastor at Clergy Retreat
Thursday, October 17

Saturday, October 19    10 am        Property and Finance Meeting
   
Sunday, October 20    9:30 am        Choir
                10 am        Worship
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after fellowship

Thursday, September 26, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh



This Week at OSH                September 26, 2019
Called Meeting of the Congregation
A called meeting of the Congregation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, October 6th, following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to: 1) elect an at-large member of the Nominating Committee, 2) Present information regarding the broad financial picture of the church, and 3) Hear from the chair of Stewardship.
Elder Sean Moran, clerk of session
The Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator

Peace and Global Witness Offering – Mending Lives
No life is free from challenges. Be it learning to tie one's shoes or doing a dive into the water two things I remember as early and, at the time, seemingly insurmountable goals, challenges are part of living. One group that faces a tremendous challenge are those seeking to re-enter the workforce with a criminal conviction. Employers are frequently hesitant to take a chance. And failure to find employment means that someone with a record becomes far more likely to end up in jail again. And it is not just in employment that there are challenges. Years ago, a member of a congregation, who was in jail when I became the pastor, came to worship once after he was released. In talking to him he expressed appreciation for the way members kept in touch with him while he was inside, but he couldn't escape the feeling that he would now always be looked at with some reservation by the congregation. In Iowa City, Iowa a program called Inside Out Re-entry Community offers job assistance, mentoring and other resources for those returning from incarceration. And this program is one of many supported by gifts to the Peace and Global Witness Offering. In this case because First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City devotes part of their offering to this work.

We will be receiving the Peace and Global Witness offering on Sunday, October 6th.

Potluck BBQ. Join us this afternoon at 5 pm for some BBQ and conversation. Bring yourself, some friends and a side dish. The Deacons are providing everything else. See you there.

Calendar
   
Sunday, September 29        9:30 am    Choir
    10 am    Worship
                            Fellowship
                            Session Meeting
                            Choir after Fellowship
                    5 pm Potluck BBQ (Bring side dish)

Tuesday, October 1        1 pm        Lunch Bunch at to be announced

Sunday, October 6        9:30 am    Choir
World Wide Communion    10 am    Worship and Communion
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship

Thursday, September 19, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh



This Week at OSH                September 19, 2019

A called meeting of the Congregation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, October 6th, following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to:
1) elect an at-large member of the Nominating Committee,
2) Present information regarding the broad financial picture of the church,
and 3) Hear from the chair of Stewardship.

Elder Sean Moran, clerk of session
The Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator

Peace and Global Witness Offering

What's in your mailbox these days? For most of us it is mainly bills and junk. Once in a while we find a handwritten envelope with a card or a letter from a friend or loved one, or perhaps even an invitation.

Church can be like the contents of our mailboxes, real or virtual. We have sign-up sheets. We think of the time commitment being asked of us and wonder where it might fit into our already busy lives. It starts to feel more like another obligation. What if we thought of those times when we are asked to give of ourselves as an invitation instead? On World Communion Sunday we are issued an invitation to the Table. And not just us but to believers wherever they may be found. Here despite differences we are joined together into one body and invited to fling wide the doors of our hearts and churches even wider. To those who are struggling, suffering, caught in the wake of all the violence we humans have unleashed on our good home.

It is a personal invitation from Christ to work for the end of violence, to seek reconciliation, and build new ways of community that seek the common good of all. We seek Shalom which is more than just peace but wholeness for the entirety of God's good creation.

One way that we do this is through the Peace and Global Witness offering. A portion of the offering we collect each year is retained by
the congregation. In 2019 we used some of these funds to award two prizes to young writer in the annual Peace Essay Contest.

Potluck BBQ. Join us on Sunday, September 29th at 5 pm for some BBQ and conversation. Bring yourself, some friends and a side dish. The Deacons are providing everything else. See you there.

August Income and Expenses

Net Deposits $6,842.52 Net Withdrawals $6,973.02 These totals include both capital/gift and routine income & expenses
August expenses exceeded deposits by $130.50.
Year-to-date routine withdrawals have exceeded income by $8,438.36


Fish and Chicken Dinner at Ruth A.M.E. Church
(105 Station Road, Bellport) this Saturday, September 21st. The meal includes sides, soda and desert all for $12.00. Call the church at 631.803.2251 to place an order.

Calendar

Sunday, September 21    9:30 am    Choir
10 am    Worship
        Church School
                        Fellowship
`                        Session
                        Choir after Fellowship

Sunday, September 29    9:30 am    Choir
                10 am    Worship
                        Fellowship
                        Choir after Fellowship
                5 pm        Potluck BBQ