Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Hello to OSHC family

After a beautiful OSHC Memorial Service and then Funeral for our dear Pastor Tom, many of us are still feeling his loss acutely. But we have questions about the future as well. This week the Session will get more information about who from the Presbytery's Committee on Ministries will be assigned to give us some guidance in the next months. When we have more information we will schedule a Congregational gathering to share what we know and what we expect to happen.

In the meantime, Linda Majowka will preach and lead the service this coming Sunday, June 15, and Jason Neal will preach the following Sunday, June 22. We are so fortunate to have members who so ably lead us in worship. Thank you to Linda and Jason and to all who have done so already.

Wonderful news! Deborah Denis and Jason Neal will be married at Old South Haven Church on August 3. The Rev Jeanne Baum will officiate. We celebrate them with joy, love, and good wishes.

Several people have asked for Rachel and Liz Philipp's addresses. They are:
The Rev Rachel Philipp Vione
106 Meadow St
Garden City, NY11530

Elizabeth Philipp
1220 Park Ave, Apt 4A
New York, NY 10128

If anyone noted a bunch of keys this past Sunday (10-12 keys on a long black and white key ring) please let Darcy know. 631-286-9278

Darcy Stevens

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Obituary for Thomas Philipp

                The following was posted on the web site of the NF Walker funeral home in Merrick.

Thomas J. Philipp
1936 – 2018
Philipp, Rev. Thomas J, 82, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, of Brookhaven, NY, following a brief illness. Son of the late William B. and Martha Philipp. Loving uncle of the Rev. Rachel Philipp Vione (Joseph), Elizabeth Philipp (David Pettker), Timothy Philipp and Joseph Philipp. Dear brother of the late Rev. William P. Philipp, and brother-in-law of Lois Philipp. Great uncle to Joseph and Amanda Vione and Andrew, Nicholas and Katherine Pettker. Beloved pastor of the wonderful congregation at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven, NY, since April 2006.
Tom graduated from Minnehaha Academy, and Macalester College in St. Paul, MN; the State University of NY at Oswego, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained to the Christian Ministry on June 17, 1962, at Randolph Heights Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Tom dedicated his life to caring for others and championing the underdog and those in need. He was the former President of the Nassau County Coalition on Family Planning, Executive Director of United Campus Ministries, Protestant Chaplin at Hofstra and Stony Brook Universities, Chair of Personnel for the Long Island Council of Churches, Moderator of the Presbytery of Long Island, founding member of HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal), member of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood, President of South County Peace Group, supporter of More Light, Honoring All Voices, and Presbyterian Welcome. Tom was a tireless advocate for inclusivity and welcoming all persons, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, background or social position, into the fellowship of the church.
In 2012, Tom was awarded the Unitas Award from Union Theological Seminary, which is given to the Distinguished Alumni/ae of the seminary. Tom was honored for his commitment to the "two-legged" gospel:  the ministry proclaiming Jesus Christ as savior and the ministry of social justice.

On June 17, 1987, the Community Presbyterian Church of Merrick, where Tom served as pastor for 24 years, held a celebration in honor of the 25th anniversary of his ordination. On June 17, 2012, the Old South Haven Presbyterian Church held a celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of his ordination. Tom preached his last sermon at Old South Haven on Sunday, May 3, 2018 and celebrated the Sacrament of The Lord's Supper that day. He maintained his wit, sense of humor, convictions and kindness right to the end. At the time of his death, he was the oldest, actively serving pastor in the Presbytery of Long Island. Tom previously served as pastor in Watervliet and Oswego, NY. Tom's passion was for education, and he taught many in the classroom and in life. His true vocation in life was as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.

Tom was a patron of the arts and a lover of music and theater as well as a good scotch. He was a mentor, counselor, wisdom-bearer and friend to many. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will take place on Friday, June 22 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the NF Walker Funeral Home; 2039 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY. 11566.

The Funeral Service and Witness to the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 AM at Old South have Presbyterian Church; 329 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY 11719 with Tom's niece the Rev. Rachel Philipp Vione officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's memory to:
Old South Have Presbyterian Church, 329 S. Country Rd, Brookhaven, NY 11719, or
Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Funeral arrangements for the Rev. Tom Phillip

Dear Old South Haven Church Family and Friends,
The funeral arrangements for the Rev. Tom Phillip are:

Visitation at NF Walker Funeral Home on Friday, June 22, from 7PM-9PM.
The Funeral Home is at 2039 Merrick Ave, Merrick.

Funeral at OSHC on Saturday, June 23 at 11 AM

a message for Old South Haven Family

Dear Old South Haven Family and Friends,
This is to let you know that our worship service this Sunday will be an opportunity for us to join together in our grief over Tom's passing, and to express our gratitude for all the ways he has  touched our lives.
Instead of  following the normal order of worship, we invite you to bring a thought, a remembrance, a hymn suggestion, a prayer, a meaningful physical token, or simply your love, to share with our church family, so saddened by the loss of our dear pastor.
We'll let spirit guide us in this time of joining.
I look forward to being with you all at this sad time
and to honoring Tom's life, his  embodiment of an "open heart, open mind, anchored in Christ's love".
Deb Mayo (Elder and Worship Committee member)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pastor Tom Philipp Died

It is with heavy hearts that we share that our beloved Pastor Tom passed away early this morning, June 13, 2018, at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. A number of us were blessed to be able to see and sing to Tom last evening. He seemed at peace and aware of Old South Haven's love for him. Arrangements are not yet made but the service will be at OSHC at the end of next week.

Elder Darcy Steven

Saturday, February 10, 2018

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Sunday, Feb. 11                    10:00am                               Morning Worship
                                                                            (though this is ' Transfiguration of the Lord"
                                                                             this will not be the theme today)
                                                                             Sermon: "When the Church Shuts Down"
                                                                             Lessons: 2 Kings 5:1-14   Mark 1: 40-45
                                                                             Sunday School
                                                  5:30pm               Pot Luck Supper
Wednesday, Feb. 14                                                          ASH  WEDNESDAY
Saturday, Feb. 17                      9:30am              Property/Finance Committee
                                                  1:00pm               Celebration of the Life of Craig Tenke
                                                                             United Methodist Church, Bellport                          
                                                                             Pastor Tom officiating
Sunday, Feb. 18                       10:00am              First Sunday of Lent
Monday, Feb. 19                        7:00pm              Session Meeting
Wednesday,  Feb. 21                 8:30am             Mid Suffolk Presbyterian Clergy
                                                                            Royal Oak

Friday, February 2, 2018

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Sun., Feb.4                      10:00 am                 Ordination and Installation of  Elders and Deacons
                                                                                           Holy Communion
                                                                         Sermon:  "It Was the Best of Times"
                                                                         Lessons: Isaiah 40: 21-31  Mark1: 29-39
                                          2:00 pm                  Brookhaven Library Annual Tea
Tues., Feb. 6                    1:00 pm                    Lunch bunch at Judi Bird's
Sun., Feb, 11                   10:00am                    Morning Worship
                                                                           Sermon:  "When the Church Shuts Down"
                                                                           Lessons:  II Kings 5: 1-14  Mark 1: 40-45
                                         5:30 pm                     Pot Luck Supper
Wed., Feb. 14                                                               ASH  WEDNESDAY
Sat., Feb. 17                    9:30am                       Finance/Property Committee
                                        1:00 pm                     Celebration of the Life of Craig Tenke
                                                                           United Methodist Church of Bellport
                                                                           Pastor Tom officiating
Mon., Feb. 19                  7:00 pm                      Session Meeting
Wed., Feb. 21                  8:30 am                      Western Suffolk Presbyterian Clergy
                                                                            Royal Oak Diner
Linda Scott has sent out an e mail indicating we would like to schedule our next NEWSletter for just before Holy Week, therefore, she is asking people to start submitting articles

Hello everyone,

Hope you re well as we enter the new year.

It s hard to believe the Lenten season begins in two weeks. Once again Old South Haven will be mailing a spring issue of the NEWS.

Please email me your articles, annual reports and inspirational messages as soon as possible. Linda Scott <lynscottmk@aol.com>

Thank you and have a blessed day!

Warm regards,