Thursday, June 21, 2012

[news] This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


       Thank you. Thank you. To all who were involved in celebrating my 50th Anniversary of Ordination I want you to know of my deep appreciation. It is always a risky business of naming a few and then neglecting others, but I must single out the following: Mark and the Choir for the music during worship (one guest assumed we had a large choir.  We are so blessed not only with good voices but also good acoustics).  Daryl Jordan who moved me to tears in singing the Prayer of St. Francis which was sung at my ordination and again at my 25th and expresses my personal prayer;  Peggy Angus, who accompanied Daryl, and led worshippers in singing my favorite hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness;  to Debbie Mayo and Diane Hall for floral pieces;  to Linda Majowka who was the gracious hostess at the celebration party, opening up her home for us;  to Darcy Stevens who sorted through pictures and made the attractive display;  to Sean who oversaw the entire operation and captured the spirit of 1962 with his display and also bought the cake;  to Kappy Tilney who put in many hours organizing and getting things ready;  to John Deitz who captured the event on film now available at our church website;  and Richard Thomas who put together an unbelievable history of my family tracing it back to well over 100 years ago;  to guests coming from as far away as Levittown, Bellmore, Smithtown and Port Jefferson as well as friends from the daily coffee group meeting at the Bistro.  Truly a wonderful day.

                                                                            Pastor Tom


Sunday, June 24        10:00am                 Morning Worship

                                            Sermon:   "If You Can't Get Out Of It. Get Into It" 

                                            Lessons:       Matthew 6:25-34

                                                                  Hebrews 11: 1, 8-12, 32-12:2

Sunday, June 24 - Friday, June 29

         Pastor Tom leaves after service to attend the 2012 Global Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education, held at Yale University  He is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the National Campus Ministry Association. For pastoral emergencies during this period call The Rev. John Brandon at Bellport United Methodist Church 286-0525


Saturday, June 30        2:30pm       Memorial Service for Ben Armentrout-Wiswall

                                                       Reception to follow in the Carriage House


The 220th General Assembly meets in Pittsburg from June 30 to July 7.  Many significant issues will be presented, debated, and then acted on. Keep the Commissioners in your prayers


Sunday, July 1            10:00am       Morning Worship and Holy Communion

                                           Sermon:                  "All The Way"

                                           Lessons           Luke 14: 25-33

                                                                    II Corinthians 8: 1-12


Saturday, July 7             2:00pm              Marriage Ceremony

                                                   Douglas Gewelke and Howard Cramer

                                              Doug and Howard invite their OSHPC family

                                                        to attend this happy occasion.



Scenes from Pastor Tom’s Celebration of the
50th Anniversary of His Ordination to the Ministry

Click Links to View Pictures


Pastor Tom Philipp Renews his Ordination Vows

Nieces Elizabeth Philipp & Rachael Vione participated in the Service

Daryl Jordan Sang the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

In a departure from our usual practice of only posting Tom’s sermon
on our web site, the complete worship service may be
heard here

The church’s choir performed “special” “music” at the afternoon reception

Visit here to hear

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