Wednesday, June 6, 2012

[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




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