Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

An enthusiastic “thank you” to all who made the Easter Service a spirited Celebration: Mark and the Choir, our trumpet player Joe Porcella, our baker-in-residence Richard, all who brought flowering plants, the children who brought them forward and helped to arrange them as a tribute to the Risen Lord, and to all who attended worship and voiced in litanies, prayers and hymns the message of Easter.

We thank also the men who later moved the furniture out of the sanctuary in preparation for the concert this Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, April 30 5:00pm “Opera, Organ and More…”
Reception following in Carriage House

Sunday, May 1 10:00am Morning Worship
Sermon: “What We Have Seen and Heard We Declare”
Lessons: John 20:19-31 I John 1 – 2:2

Thursday, May 5 11:00am Annual Meeting of Long Island Council of Churches
First Presbyterian, Smithtown

Sunday, May 8 10:00am Morning Worship
Baptism : Marcia Grace Burgess

Thursday, May 12 10:00am Clergy Book Study: Commack

Sunday, May 15 10:00am Morning Worship
6:00pm Pot Luck Supper

Monday, May 16 7:00pm Session Meeting

Saturday, May 28 9:00am Church Fair

Coming Soon: Announcement of next book for our book study: a couple of books are under consideration.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

                                               HOLY WEEK

                                        MAUNDY THURSDAY
7:00pm                            We gather in the Gallery
                                          “Voices At The Table”
    Each of the disciples remembers a moment from Jesus’ ministry, remembers the way he was changed by his words, his deed. On this night each of them wonders what will happen to him, what will happen next?
    These reflections will be followed by remembering The Last Supper and our participating in receiving Holy communion

                                              GOOD FRIDAY
7:00pm            We join with our Methodist brothers and sister at
                                    Bellport Methodist Church 
                             “Hearing The Passion Story Once More”
                                  according to The Gospel of Luke
     Meditations by the Rev. John E. Brandon and the Rev. Thomas J. Philipp
                                   on Luke Chapters 22 and 23
     Service of Tenebrae: Seven candles are extinguished, one by one, after each meditation until we are left in darkness. We leave the sanctuary in silence.

  6:00 am.           You are invited to gather with members and friends of Congregations from Bellport, Brookhaven and East Patchogue at a Sunrise Service conducted at the Bellport Dock.
             Meditation given by Father John Mellitt, O.F.M., Pastor
                     St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Community

10:00am                               EASTER SERVICE
    Sermon:    “He Is Not Here”   Lessons: Matthew 28: 1-10; Acts 10: 34-43
    Special music: Joe Vorcelli, music education major, Five Towns College and professional trumpet player.  Receiving new member Mary Unny.
Dedication of One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. Easter egg hunt for the children

Looking Ahead
Saturday, April 30  5:00pm        “Opera, Organ, and More”
 Featuring, Samantha Guevrekian, soprano; Andrew Fuchs, tenor;
Michael Douglas Jones, baritone/ bass . Dr. Carol Weitner, organist;
Daniel Ragone, pianist/accompanist. Tickets: $25.

Sunday, May 8       10:00am             Mothers’ Day
                                               Baptism of Marcia Grace Burgess

Sunday, May 15      6:00pm   Pot Luck Supper

Saturday, May 28     9:00am   Church Yard Sale with vendors

The Presbytery of Long Island welcomes The Rev. Mark Tammen as its new General Presbyter.  Rev. Tammen was elected at the Presbytery Meeting held on April 5. Since 1994 Mark has served the General Assembly of our denomination as Manager of Polity, Guidance, and Training.  In May 2001 he became the Director of Constitutional Services. He has both a theological degrees and a law degree.  Mark is joined by his wife Anita. They have three adult daughters.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Old South Haven Presbyterian Church News

                      This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Wed., April 13           7:00pm      Last of the Mid Week Lenten Series
                                                     “Pontius Pilate: Roman Governor of Israel

Sat., April 16             9:00am       Church Grounds Clean Up Day

Sun., April 17          10:00am       Palm Sunday
                                                      Sermon: “Who Is This Man?”
                                                      Lessons:  Matthew 21: 1-11
                                                                      Philippians 2: 5-11

Mon., April 18          7:00pm         Session Meeting
                                                       (includes meeting with new member(s)

Thurs., April 21        7:00pm          Maundy Thursday Service in Gallery
                                                               “Voices at the Table”
                                                                  Holy Communion

Fri., April 22             7:00pm          Good Friday Service
                                                         Bellport Methodist
                                                 Tenebrae: seven candles are extinguished,
                                                 one by one, as the two pastors give
                                                 meditations on the Good Friday event.

Sun., April 24             6:00am         Easter Sunrise Service
                                                         Bellport Dock
                                                         Meditation: Father John Mellitt, St. Joseph the Worker RC Church

                                   10:00am        EASTER SERVICE
                                                         Sermon: “He Is Not Here”
                                                         Lessons:  Matthew 28: 1-10
                                                                         Acts 10: 34-43