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





Thursday, November 21, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at OSH         --         November 21, 2019

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

Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm. The service, sponsored by the Bellport Clergy Group, will be at the Bellport United Methodist Church.

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.

October Financial Information
Income $7,168.43 and Expenses $5,146.96

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, November 24        9:30 am     Choir
                    10:00 am    Worship
                            Fellowship    
                            Choir after Fellowship
                    4:00 pm    Community Thanksgiving Service
                            Bellport United Methodist
Sunday, December 1        9:30 am    Choir
First Sunday in Advent        10:00 am    Worship/Communion
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship
                   
                   


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This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at OSH         --         November 21, 2019

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

Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm. The service, sponsored by the Bellport Clergy Group, will be at the Bellport United Methodist Church.

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.

October Financial Information
Income $7,168.43 and Expenses $5,146.96

Small is Big—Presbyterian Giving Catalog. Have enough ties and carves? 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, November 24        9:30 am     Choir
                    10:00 am    Worship
                            Fellowship    
                            Choir after Fellowship
                    4:00 pm    Community Thanksgiving Service
                            Bellport United Methodist
Sunday, December 1        9:30 am    Choir
First Sunday in Advent        10:00 am    Worship/Communion
                            Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship
                   
                   


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Thursday, November 14, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at OSH         --         November 14, 2019

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.

Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm. The service, sponsored by the Bellport Clergy Group, will be at the Bellport United Methodist Church.

Intention Cards – Thank-you to everyone who returned their intention cards. If you haven't yet please prayerfully consider what you intend to give to the ministry and mission of Old South Haven in 2020 and let us know by returning your card.

Want to know more. . .Do more to stop gun violence?
If you missed seeing the film, Trigger, 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

Calendar

Saturday, November 16    10 am     Property and Finance

Sunday, November 17        9:30 am Choir
                            Worship
                            Sunday School
                            Fellowship
                    Choir after fellowship
                    5 pm        All Church Potluck

Monday, November 18        7 pm    Session Meeting

Sunday, November 24        9:30 am Choir
    10 am Worship
                    Fellowship
                            Choir after Fellowship
                    4 pm        Community Thanksgiving Service
                            (Bellport Methodist)

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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