Thursday, June 21, 2012

[news] This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


       Thank you. Thank you. To all who were involved in celebrating my 50th Anniversary of Ordination I want you to know of my deep appreciation. It is always a risky business of naming a few and then neglecting others, but I must single out the following: Mark and the Choir for the music during worship (one guest assumed we had a large choir.  We are so blessed not only with good voices but also good acoustics).  Daryl Jordan who moved me to tears in singing the Prayer of St. Francis which was sung at my ordination and again at my 25th and expresses my personal prayer;  Peggy Angus, who accompanied Daryl, and led worshippers in singing my favorite hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness;  to Debbie Mayo and Diane Hall for floral pieces;  to Linda Majowka who was the gracious hostess at the celebration party, opening up her home for us;  to Darcy Stevens who sorted through pictures and made the attractive display;  to Sean who oversaw the entire operation and captured the spirit of 1962 with his display and also bought the cake;  to Kappy Tilney who put in many hours organizing and getting things ready;  to John Deitz who captured the event on film now available at our church website;  and Richard Thomas who put together an unbelievable history of my family tracing it back to well over 100 years ago;  to guests coming from as far away as Levittown, Bellmore, Smithtown and Port Jefferson as well as friends from the daily coffee group meeting at the Bistro.  Truly a wonderful day.

                                                                            Pastor Tom


Sunday, June 24        10:00am                 Morning Worship

                                            Sermon:   "If You Can't Get Out Of It. Get Into It" 

                                            Lessons:       Matthew 6:25-34

                                                                  Hebrews 11: 1, 8-12, 32-12:2

Sunday, June 24 - Friday, June 29

         Pastor Tom leaves after service to attend the 2012 Global Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education, held at Yale University  He is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the National Campus Ministry Association. For pastoral emergencies during this period call The Rev. John Brandon at Bellport United Methodist Church 286-0525


Saturday, June 30        2:30pm       Memorial Service for Ben Armentrout-Wiswall

                                                       Reception to follow in the Carriage House


The 220th General Assembly meets in Pittsburg from June 30 to July 7.  Many significant issues will be presented, debated, and then acted on. Keep the Commissioners in your prayers


Sunday, July 1            10:00am       Morning Worship and Holy Communion

                                           Sermon:                  "All The Way"

                                           Lessons           Luke 14: 25-33

                                                                    II Corinthians 8: 1-12


Saturday, July 7             2:00pm              Marriage Ceremony

                                                   Douglas Gewelke and Howard Cramer

                                              Doug and Howard invite their OSHPC family

                                                        to attend this happy occasion.



Scenes from Pastor Tom’s Celebration of the
50th Anniversary of His Ordination to the Ministry

Click Links to View Pictures


Pastor Tom Philipp Renews his Ordination Vows

Nieces Elizabeth Philipp & Rachael Vione participated in the Service

Daryl Jordan Sang the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

In a departure from our usual practice of only posting Tom’s sermon
on our web site, the complete worship service may be
heard here

The church’s choir performed “special” “music” at the afternoon reception

Visit here to hear

Monday, June 11, 2012

[news] This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


An article about Byron Suarez winning our 2012 Peacemaking Essay Contest, together with pictures taken by John Deitz, have been forwarded to Long Island Advance


Tuesday, June 12  7:00pm  Finance and Property Committee meeting in the Gallery


Thursday, June 14  6:30pm  Thursday's Child "Spring Champagne Gala" Flowerfield Celebrations, 199 Mills Road, St. James.  John Deitz is one of the honorees.


Sunday, June 17  10:00am   Morning Worship. 

                    Observing the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Pastor Tom.

                                              Sermon:  "Different Times, Different Places: An Enduring Message"

                                              Lessons:   John 15: 16-17    II Corinthians Chapter 4

                                              Daryl Jordan will sing "Prayer of St. Francis"

                                              Choir will sing   "Wings of the Dawn"

                                              Rachel Vione, niece of Pastor Tom will be the lay reader and also lead in our Pastor renewing his vows.


                            11:30 am Anniversary Celebration Party at Linda Majowka's Home,  4 Chimney Court, Brookhaven  (proceed up South Country Road one block to Andiron left and proceed to Chimney on your left, house is on the left)


Monday, June 18  7:00pm  Session Meeting in the Gallery


Sunday, June 24 - Friday, June 29  Pastor Tom leaves after Morning Worship to attend the 2012 Conference of Chaplains and Campus Ministers in Higher Education, held at Yale University.


Saturday, June 30 2:30pm   Memorial Service for Ben Wiswall Reception to follow in the Carriage House .                 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

[news] Pastor Tom Philipp's 50th Anniversary of his Ordination

Next Sunday, June 17, we will be celebrating Pastor Tom Philipp’s 50th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Ministry.  We will be having a special worship service that day, followed at 11:30 am by a celebratory party at the home of Linda Majowka, 4 Chimney Ct., Brookhaven, NY.


If you would like to contribute toward a cash purse gift in celebration of this even, please contact Clerk of Session Sean Moran,, 516- 492-2495 (cell phone)



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

[news] Important News from Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Word has been received this afternoon from Ann Wiswall of the death of her son Ben.


Ben will be cremated in California. Ann does not plan to fly back to California at this time.


Our condolences  and prayers are with Ann and Ben's partner and their three children


                              Tom Philipp


[news] This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


Sunday, June 10  10:00am  Morning Worship

                             We are happy to announce the winner of this year's Peacemaking Essay Contest.  Byron Suarez is a sophomore. at Bellport High School. He recently won the Silver Medal and Maxima cum Laude certificate in the National Latin 2012 Exam.  Nancy Best will present Byron to the Congregation to read his essay and to grant him the cash award.

                             Sermon: "Human Reconciliation: A Lesson from Cordoba, Spain"

                             Lessons: Matthew 5: 21-24     I Corinthians 13: 1-13

                             Pastor Tom's message will build on one of the themes of Byron's essay:  "coexistence


                           We are also happy to have Annika Lorin Johnsen, pianist with us to offer special music.  Annika is the granddaughter of Claudia Taylor.


Tuesday, June 12   7:00pm  Property and Finance Committee in the Gallery


Thursday, June 14   6:30pm   Thursday's Child "Spring Champagne Gala" Flowerfield Celebrations, 199Mills Road, St. James.  John Deitz is one of this year's honorees.   Thursday's Child has been one of the local missions to which we have given financial  support. It is now in its 23rd year of service to the community.   Its mission is to "develop, coordinate, and to provide servoices to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.


                             Last Saturday, Claudia Taylor, Shirley Mackay, Richard Thomas, Kappy Tilney, and Pastor Tom put in a few hours to weed, plant, and clean up the AIDS Memorial Garden located in front of the church. This garden was created in cooperation with Thursday's Child.


Sunday, June 17 10:00am   Morning Worship 

                              Pastor Tom celebrates the 50th year of his ordination  (ordained June 17, 1962 by  the Presbyetry of St. Paul -now Twin Cities- at Randolph Heights Presbyterian Church).  Daryl Jordan will be with us and will sing "Eternal Life" (The Prayer of St. Francis: "Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace") which was sung at that ordination service. The choir will sing "Wings of the Dawn" at Pastor Tom's request. His niece Rachel Vione will ask the ordination questions of her Uncle.


                             11:30am   Anniversary Celebration Party: Linda Majowka's home, 4 Chimney Court, Brookhaven


Monday, June 18   7:00pm   Session Meeting


Thursday, June 21   10:00am  Presbyterian Clergy Study group at the Presbytery


Saturday, June 23   12:15pm South Country Peace Group, Bellport Library

                                (Pastor Tom serves as the President)


Sunday, June 24 - Friday, June 29  Pastor Tom leaves after the Morning Worship service to attend the  2012 Global Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education at Yale University. The theme is "Mosaics in Motion: Spiritual Leadership in a Multifaith  World". Attendees are 400 chaplains and campus ministers from around the world