Thursday, May 31, 2012

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Saturday, June 2  3:00pm   Church Yard Work: pruning, weeding, etc.

Sunday, June 3   10:00am   Morning Worship:      MORE LIGHT SUNDAY
                                     Sermon:  "Standing On The Side Of Love"
                                     Lessons     John 3:  16-21     Romans 5: 1-5

                          This is the 5th year we have celebrated "More Light Sunday". Old South Haven Presbyterian Church became a More Light Congregation by action of the Session on July 10, 1980. The mission of More Light  Presbyterians is "the full participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The sermon title is the theme of this year's observance.

Sunday, June 10          10:00am   Morning Worship

                           The readers for this year's Peace Essay Contest have made their selection of this year's winning essay (still to be announced). It is hoped that the winner will be with us this morning to read that essay and be awarded the prize.

Thursday, June 14    6:30pm  Thursday's Child "Spring Champagne Gala"
                                         Flowerfield Celebrations, 199 Mills 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 services to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our summer issue of the NEWSletter will contain a feature article on this mission and our support of it.
                              General Ticket price for the Gala is $75.

Sunday, June 17    10:00am   Morning Worship

                                 Pastor Tom celebrates the 50th year of his ordination. Daryl Jordan will be with us and will sing  "Eternal Life" (The Prayer of St. Francis) 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 Party: Linda Majowka's home
                                                       4 Chimney Court, Brookhaven          

Yard Sale Successful.   Thanks to All Those who Participated.


Friday, May 25, 2012

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Fri., May 25          7:00pm?         Wedding Rehearsal

Sat., May 26          9:00am         CHURCH YARD SALE
                                                         and Bake Sale
                                                         all able hands on deck!

                              5:00pm         Wedding: Litcher/McDaniel

Sun., May 27       10:00am            Pentecost/ Memorial Day
                                                      Sermon: “Beginnings”
                                                      John 15: 26-27. 16:4-1
                                                      Acts 2: 1-21

Mon., May 28                                    MEMORIAL DAY
                                                    Parades: Brookhaven and Bellport

Sun., June 3          10:00am           Morning Worship
                                                      More Light Sunday
                                           Sermon: “Standing on the Side of Love”   

Sun., June 10         10:00am           Morning Worship

Thurs., June 14        6:30pm           Thursday’s Child
                                                       “Spring Champagne Gala”
                                                         Flowerfield Celebrations
                                                         199 Mills Road, St. James
                                                         (see Pastor Tom for ticket)
                                                            John Deitz is an honoree 

Sun., June 17           10:00am           Morning Worship
                                                  (Pastor Tom celebrates 50th year
                                                           of his ordination

                                  1l:30 am         Party: Linda Majowka’s home
                                                         4 Chimney Court, Brookhaven

Sun, June 24              10:00am         Morning Worship

Pastor Tom leaves after Morning Worship for study leave, attending the 2012 Global Conference of Chaplains, at Yale University, June 24-June 29. Campus Ministers and College Chaplains from around the world will be attending.

Session Actions    (from meeting of May 21
  1. Not hold the annual church picnic this year because of the Church Reception for Pastor Tom the following week.
  2. May 27: last Sunday for Church School before Summer Break.
  3. Commence Church School in September and operate for three quarters of the year with one of three teachers responsible for a quarter.
  4. Approved switching our oil contract to Swezy’s
  5. Approved a request from The Becker Gambles Committee to use the church for another recital on April 27, 2013.
  6. Hear a report from the Peace Essay readers that they have chosen a winning essay, and if the student is available to schedule the reading of the essay and awarding the prize on Sunday, June 10.
  7. Heard a report from Mission/Outreach that each of the local missions we support will be described, one at a time, in the issues of our NEWSletter beginning with Thursday’s Child.
  8. Next issue (the summer issue) of the NEWSletter will be  published at the end of June. Articles are now being received.               

Monday, May 14, 2012

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Tues., May 15       South Country School Board Election and

                                                         Budget Vote


Wed., May 16         7:00pm    Property and Finance Committee

                                                               The Gallery


Sun., May 20         10:00am          Morning Worship

                             Sermon: Highlights of Presbyterians in America,

                                            Starting with Southampton in 1640”

                                            Lessons: John 17: 1-5, 11-23   

                                                           I Corinthians 12:12-30


                                  1-4pm           Brookhaven Free Library

                                                        Centennial Celebration


Mon., May 21           7:00pm            Session meeting


Thurs.  May 24        10:00am          Clergy Study Group, Commack


                                 11:00am           Annual Meeting: Long Island

                                                       Council of Churches: Smithtown


Sat. May 25               9:00am             CHURCH YARD SALE


                                   5:00pm           Wedding: Litcher/McDaniel


Sun., May 27            10:00am           Pentecost/Memorial Day

                                                              Sermon: “Beginnings”

                                                     Lessons: John 15; 26-27, 16: 4-1

                                                                     Acts 2:1-21


Mon, May 28                                        MEMORIAL DAY

                                                    Parades: Brookhaven and Bellport


Sun. June 3                10:00am               Morning Worship

                                                                More Light Sunday

                                          Sermon: “Standing on the Side of Love”


Sun. June  10              10:00am                Morning Worship

                                    11:00am                Church Picnic


Thurs. June 14              6:30pm               Thursday’s Child’s

                                                                “Spring Champagne Gala”

                                                                  Flowerfield Celebrations,

                                                        199 Mills Pond Road, St. James

                                                               (see Pastor Tom for ticket)

                                                                 John Deitz is an honoree


Sun. June 17                10:00am                  Morning Worship

                                                        (Pastor Tom celebrates 50th year

                                                                     of his ordination)



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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               This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


Sunday, May 13       10:00am     Morning Worship    Mother’s Day

                                                    Sermon:   “Mother’s Work”

                                                    Lessons:  John 15:9-17

                                                                    I John 5: 1-6


Tuesday, May 15                        South Country School Board

                                                    Election and Budget Vote


Sunday, May 20       10:00am    Morning Worship

                                                    Presbyterian Heritage Sunday

                                                    Sermon: ”Highlights of

                                                    Presbyterians in America, starting

                                                    with Southampton in 1640”


Monday, May 21       7:00pm            Session Meeting


Thursday, May 24    10:00am     Clergy Study Group: Presbytery

                                 11:00am      Long Island Council of Churches

                                                     Annual Meeting: Smithtown


Saturday, May 26      9:00am          CHURCH YARD SALE

                                  5:00pm          Wedding: Litcher/McDaniel


Sunday, May 27      10:00am      Morning Worship

                                                     Pentecost/Memorial Day Sunday

                                                     Sermon: “Beginnings”


Monday, May 28                          Memorial Day Parade: Bellport


Sunday, June 3        10:00am        Morning Worship: More Light


Sunday, June 10       10;00am       Morning Worship/ Church Picnic



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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A “thank you” to Peggy Angus and Richard Thomas for seeing that our piano and organ were ready for last Saturday’s “Opera, Organ and More..” and to John Deitz and Richard Thomas in working after the recital to replace furniture and be ready for last Sunday’s Worship Service.


Sunday, May 6      10:00am       Morning Worship: Holy Communion

                                                    Sermon:   “Pruning the Branches”

                                                    Lessons: Acts 8: 26-40; John 15: 1-8

                                                    Dedication of food goods for food pantries


                              11:15am       Special Meeting of Session


Sunday, May 13    10:00am       Morning Worship: Mother’s Day

                                                    Sermon: “ Mother’s Work”


Sunday, May 20      10:00am      Morning Worship

                                                         Presbyterian Heritage Sunday

                                                  Sermon: “Highlights of Presbyterians in

                                                  America, starting with Southampton in 1640”



Monday, May 21      7:00pm       Session  Meeting


Saturday, May 26      9:00am      YARD SALE


                                  5:00pm      Wedding: Amanda Litcher/ Tyler McDaniel  


Sunday, May 27       10:00am      Morning Worship:  Pentecost




A prospective groom was conferring with his pastor about the wedding. He related that the father-in-law to be had asked him, “Young man, can you support a family?” The groom-to-be answered, “Well, no, I was just planning to support your daughter. The rest of you will have to fend for yourselves.”