Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh


-January 16, 2019

Dear Members and Friends-

Plumb Line Potluck and Conversation Dates Set—The Plumb Line is a self-study of the congregation and the community. It is an integral part of the process in seeking and calling a new pastor. The Session has appointed a team consisting of Judi Bird, Linda Majowka, Alan Stevens, Claudia Taylor, Richard Thomas and Kappy Tilney to guide the congregation through the study. Your participation is a vital part of the study. The team has set up three potluck and conversation dates. Please make them a priority on your calendar. If you need a ride please contact a member of the team or Pastor Karen.
The dates are as follows:
    Sunday, January 27th at 5 pm
    Sunday, March 3rd at 5 pm
    Sunday, March 24th at 5 pm

In Christ,
Pastor Karen

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, January 27th following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers, and to receive annual reports.
Elder Sean Moran, Clerk of Session
The Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator

If you happen to notice activity at the manse it is work being done to correct a number of issues including some related to health and safety.

Saturday, January 19        10:00 am    Property and Finance
Sunday, January 20        10:00 am    Worship
                            Fellowship after Worship
Tuesday, January 22        7:00 pm    Session
Saturday, January 26        9:00 am    Presbytery
at Valley Stream



To reach Pastor Karen: 973.592.7392, pastor@oldsouthhavenchurch.org, or khybertsen@aol.com






Wednesday, January 9, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh


January 9, 2019

Dear Members and Friends-
As I indicated last week, we have begun the work of the Plumb Line. I am pleased to tell you that the following people have agreed to be a part of the organizational team:
    Judi Bird, Linda Majowka, Alan Stevens, Claudia Taylor, Richard Thomas (for demographics), and Kappy Tilney.
The team will have its first meeting shortly.
But it is important to note that they need your input. In fact your participation is at the heart of the work to be done in the next few months. At their first meeting three potluck and conversation dates will be set. Please put these on your calendars when they are announced. Make them a priority. You are the church today and going forward.

Pastor Karen

If you happen to notice activity at the manse it is work being done to correct a number of issues including some related to health and safety.

Looking to Start a Personal Bible Study in 2019?—There are two, actually hundreds, Bible study platforms online that are worth a look. www.Biblia.com has a reading plan and supporting resources. www.TheBibleProject.com has a number of study resources including some with video content. Check one out.

Sunday Scriptures: Isaiah 43.1-7 and Luke 3.15-22
Sunday, January 13        10:00 am    Worship,
                            Fellowship after Worship
                            Plumb Team (tentative)
Thursday, January 17        11:30 am    Pastor w/ Clergy Cluster





To reach Pastor Karen: 973.592.7392, pastor@oldsouthhavenchurch.org, or khybertsen@aol.com






Wednesday, January 2, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh


January 2, 2019
Prayer for the New Year by Jill Duffield (Presbyterian Outlook)
God of our past, present and future, as the calendar turns and we greet another year, we ask not so much for answers to those questions that perplex us, but for confidence in your never-failing care for us.

As we reflect on the year we leave behind, we begin with gratitude for the moments and the milestones in which we experienced your presence. As we look to the year ahead, we start with hope for a kinder, more just, lavishly loving world. Through all the years, we depend on the abundance of your grace, the generosity of your mercy and the unwavering promise of your compassion.

Aid us, Almighty God, when we fail to be the people you create and call us to be. Comfort us, Abba, when we face times of sadness, loss and grief. Admonition us, Lord of all, when we neglect the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Guide us, Triune God, all the days of this new year, and indeed, every day of our lives until that time when we see you face to face. Amen.
Dear Members and Friends-
At its December 29 meeting the Session laid some of the ground work for the upcoming Plumb Line Study. This is the process used by the Presbytery to help congregations in transition be best prepared for the future God intends for them. It is a self-study with three basic questions: Who is OSH (today)? Who are OSHs neighbors? And What is God calling OSH to do and or be? Though simple these questions provide the base for a lively and engaging conversations.
This week I am inviting people, selected by the Session, to be a part of the organizational and writing team. Once a team is built they will meet to set up the full study. You also are a key part of the study, be you a member or a part of the community. All voices are important. The core of your involvement will be at three potlucks and conversations in January and February. Once the dates are selected the dates will be published. This is important work so please, when dates are published, make room for them in your schedule.
Pastor Karen

Looking to Start a Personal Bible Study in 2019?—There are two, actually hundreds, Bible study platforms online that are worth a look. www.Biblia.com has a reading plan and supporting resources. www.TheBibleProject.com has a number of study resources including some with video content. Check one out.
On Sunday we will take down the Christmas tree and other decorations. If you can, please remain after service and lend a hand.
Calendar
Sunday, January 6            10:00 am    Worship,
                Intern Kirsty Dickson-Maret preaching
                                Fellowship after Worship
Tuesday, January 7            1:00 pm    Lunch Bunch in Gallery
Wednesday, January 8    1        1:30 am    Pastor w/ Bellport Clergy


To reach Pastor Karen: 973.592.7392, pastor@oldsouthhavenchurch.org, or khybertsen@aol.com