Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, Nov. 179:30 pmClergy Book Study at Presbytery
Sunday, Nov. 2110:00 am
Morning Worship
Dedication of Pledges
Sermon:   “My Cup Overflows”
Lesson: Psalm 23   II Cor. 9:6-15
(You should have received pledge cards in the mail.  If not, cards will be available in the Narthex.)
7:00 pm
Community Thanksgiving Service Bellport United Methodist Church
Sermon: “Thanksgiving Begins With Hunger”
Lessons:  Lessons: Deut. 26:1-11;John 6:25-35
Pastor Tom preaching
Thursday, Nov. 25 THANKSGIVING
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner:
Hagerman Firehouse
Volunteers appreciated
Desserts appreciated

Call Deacons President, Kappy Tilney, to volunteer, 286-0024
Sunday, Nov. 28 10:00am
First Sunday of Advent
Pastor Tom begins an Advent Series based on Handel’s Messiah
Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Celebration for Religious Freedom in America Islamic Center of Long Island, 835 Brush Hollow Rd. Westbury honoring our religious diversity. (Pastor Tom will provide a ride)
Sunday, Nov 5.10:00 am2nd Sunday of Advent
After worship, Christmas tree will be set up and prepared for decoration.
6:00 pmFellowship Pot-Luck Supper
Followed by Christmas Hymn sing and Christmas tree decoration  in the church

Session Actions    11/15
1.Approved vacation time for Pastor Tom from Monday, January 31 toThursday, February 24. Pastor Tom will be traveling in Brazil and Peru.
2. Approved holding the Annual meeting on Sunday, January 30 after Morning Worship
3. Approved moving Celebration of Communion from Feb. 6 to Jan. 30
4. Approved time for Christmas Eve Service at 11:00 pm
5. Approved setting up Christmas Tree after Morning Worship on Sunday, December 5. Potluck supper Sunday evening, and then return to Sanctuary for decorating and singing.
6. Approved a joint Session/Deacon meeting for Monday, December 20.
7.  Approved scheduling Pastor Tom’s annual church officers party at the Manse for Friday, December 17 at 7:00pm
8. Received report on the progress on Caithness projects: windows, roof, front door threshold.
9. Announced the next book reading will be Thornton Wilder’s novel “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” during the month of January.
10. Report on progress of Nominating Committee
11. Received Financial Secretary’s Third Quarter  and Treasurer’s monthly reports. We are doing well!

(Old South Haven Church's First Christmas Tree)
Brooklyn Eagle, Jan 9, 1879, p. 3

In 1827 there was a church erected in South Haven, L.I., in which there had never been a light nor an evening service, until last Christmas evening [1878], when the children were given a Christmas tree.

Friday, November 12, 2010

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Sunday, November 14 10:00 am Morning Worship
Sermon: “Are You a Martha? Are You a Mary?”
Lesson: Luke 10: 38-42
Elder Linda Majowka giving the morning message

Monday, November 15 7:00pm Session Meeting, Gallery

Watch for your “Stewardship” letter this week. Included in it will be a pledge card for recording your 2012 giving commitments. Did you know that 91% of individual giving to the general program of the church is by those who make a pledge? Pastor Tom’s stewardship sermon “Entrusted to Us” may be heard online—see below.

Wednesday, November 17 9:30am Presbyterian Clergy Study group

Sunday, November 21 10:00am Morning Worship
Dedication of Pledges
Sermon: “My Cup Overflows”
Lesson: Psalm 23 II Cor. 9: 6-15

7:00pm Community Thanksgiving Service
Bellport Methodist Church
Pastor Tom preaching

Look for the new issue of the NEWSletter being placed in the mail this weekend. The online version is already available at:

• Did you know that on our website are audio recordings of Pastor Tom’s sermons? —visit Also, at this site, are recordings of some of the choir’s anthems.

• And on our home page at may be found an up-to-date calendar of church activities.

• Progress is being made on the projects under our grant from the Caithness Fund.  Repair and painting of the windows is nearly done (SBP Contracting of Mastic Beach); and other work is underway—new roof shingles (Cee & Gee General Contracting of Center Moriches) and a repair of the steeple tower foundation (Steven Gould of Brookhaven).