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.

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