Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Sunday, May 3                     10:00am             Pluralism Sunday/ Holy Communion
                                                                        Sermon:    "Being a Christian In A World Of Many Religions"
                                                                        Lessons:   Micah 6: 6-8   John 14: 6-21
                                                                       This is the third time  in the past nine years that we have observed
                                                                        Pluralism Sunday. We live in a time of s pluralism of religion
                                                                      . How should we as Christians relate to them? We will incorporate
                                                                        readings and prayers from other faith traditions in our service
Tuesday, May 5                  1:00pm                Lunch bunch at the home of Judi  Bird
Thursday, May 7                 12noon                Long Island Council of Churches Annual meeting
                                                                        First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown  $40.
                                                                        Speaker: Msgr. Donald Beckman
Saturday, May 9                 12noon                South Country Peace Group Meeting
                                                                        Program: Update on Encampment Program
                                                                        Jason Neal and program participants
                                           3:00pm                 Memorial Service for Gladys Hilton.                
                                                                        mother of Darcy Stevens. reception in Gallery
Saturday, May 16               5:00pm                 "Opera and More..."
                                                                         presented by Becker/Gambles/Music Fund
                                                                         South Country Education Foundation   Tickets: $30.
                                                                         featuring three exceptional young artists who are new to the series
Saturday, May 23          9:00am - 3:00pm        Yard Sale and Bake Sale
Sunday, May 24                                                                         PENTECOST
Monday, May 25                                                                    MEMORIAL DAY
                                                                             Morning parades in Brookhaven and Bellport

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Sunday, April 26 10:00am Morning Worship
Sermon: "How Do I Know God Loves Me?"
Lessons: John 10: 11-18 I John 3: 16-24

Saturday, May 2 9:00am* Holmes Camp and Conference Center
Program Review - Luncheon - Tour
*A chartered bus leaves Presbytery Center in Commack at 9:00am. Cost $10.Bus leaves Holmes at 3pm for return to Commack. See Pastor Tom ASAP for ride to Commack, leaving OSHPC at 8:15am

Sunday, May 3 10:00am Morning Worship: Pluralism Sunday/Holy Communion
We observed Pluralism Sunday back in 2009 and used contributions from other Faith traditions noting commonalities, We will do so again even as we then prepare ourselves for receiving Holy Communion.

Thursday, May 7 12noon Long Island Council of Churches Annual Meeting
First Presbyterian Church, Smithtown
Program: Msgr. Donald Beckman speaking on his Ecumenical and Interfaith Experience

Saturday, May 9 12noon South Country Peace Group Meeting in the Gallery
Program: Update on Encampment Program Jason Neal and program participants.

        3:00pm Memorial Service for Gladys Hilton mother of Darcy Stevens.

Saturday, May 16 5:00pm " Opera and More..." Tickets $30.
The Becker/Gambles Music Fund of the South Country Education Foundation presents: Opera and More... An afternoon recital featuring: Janelle Kirton, Kristin Starkey, Joseph Kyungjin Han and Daniel Ragone. Tickets will be available at the door for $30, or in advance by calling 631-730-6556.

Saturday, May 23 9:00am-3:00pm YARD SALE and BAKE SALE

Monday, May 25 MEMORIAL DAY
Parades in Brookhaven and Bellport

Sunday, May 24 10:00am PENTECOST
"Birthday" of the Church
(wear something red)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Wednesday, April 15              7:30pm                       Finance and Property Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 16                   7:30am                       Mid Suffolk Presbyterian Clergy Breakfast Meeting
                                                                                                                Royal Oak Diner
Saturday, April 18            10:00am-4:00pm               Seasons/Day of Reflection
                                                                                   Day to Explore led by Rev. Tom Castlen
                                                                                             Little Portion Friary, Mt. Sinai
                                                                                              (Pastor Tom attending)
Sunday, April 19                   10:00am                      Morning Worship:Third  Sunday of Easter
                                                                                   Sermon:   "Opening Eyes/ Opening Minds"
                                                                                   Lessons:   I John 3: 1-7   Luke 24: 36b - 48
Monday, April 20                     7:00pm                      Session Meeting
Wednesday , April 22                                                Earth Day
LOOKING  AHEAD        May Calendar
Saturday, May 2                  9:00am                          Holmes Program Preview, Luncheon and Tour
                                                                                   a chartered bus will leave from the Presbytery Office in Commack
                                                                                   at 9:00am cost $10.   (see Pastor Tom)
                                                                                 Welcome at Homes at 11am with preview and discussion,
                                                                                      12:30pm lunch; 1:15pm  camp and youth facilities update;
                                                                                       2:00pm tour of Holmes; 3:00pm Departure for Long Island
Sunday, May 3                                                          Pluralism Sunday
Thursday, May 7                12:00pm                         Long Island Council of Churches Annual Meeting
                                                                                                First Presbyterian Church, Smithtown
                                                                                                Program : Msgr. Donald Beckmann, Keynote Speaker
                                                                                                Speaking on his Ecumenical and Interfaith Experience
Saturday, May 9                 12:00pm                         South Country Peace Group Meeting
                                                                                     Program: Update on Encampment Program: Jason Neal
                                                                                         and  program participants
                                             3:00pm                          Memorial Service for Gladys Hilton, mother of Darcy Stevens
                                                                                                              reception in Gallery
Saturday, May 16                 5:00pm                           "Opera and More..."
                                                                                       presented by the Becker/Gambles Music Fund of the
                                                                                                    South Country Education Foundation    
                                                                                                            Tickets $30   
Saturday,  May 23               9:00am - 3:00pm              Yard Sale and Bake Sale
Monday, May 25                                                           MEMORIAL DAY
 Sunday, May 24                                                           PENTECOST

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Church

 Friday, April 10                    3:00pm         Deacons' Meeting at Nancy Best's
Sunday, April 12                 10:00am             Morning Worship
                                                                       Sermon: "Easter's Epilogue"
                                                                   Lessons: John 20: 19-31  Acts 5: 27-32
Monday, April 13           12:30 - 1:50pm           "Thomas Merton - Spiritual Explorer"
                                                                              lecture by Robert Ellsburg
                                                                               McGann Conference Center
                                                                       O'Connor Hall, St. Joseph University
                                                   (we will carpool, meeting at OSHPC at 11:30am)
Monday, April 20               7:00pm                 Session Meeting

Thursday, April 2, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Church

Thursday, April 2           7:00pm          Maundy Thursday
                                                            A Passover Seder
          An opportunity to remember the story and in its telling (Haggadah) reliving the Hebrews being freed from Egypt. On the table will be the ceremonial items of Passover: the bitter herbs, a roasted egg, a sweet apple mixture, parsley and a bone. One of the last eartly acts of Jesus was the celebration of the Passover. Gathering his disciples in a small room in Jerusalem he led them in a seder: "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer (Luke 22:15.
Telling the story is a happy time for it is the story of freedom

Friday, April 3                                      GOOD FRIDAY
                   3:00pm   Walking the Stations of the Cross together with members of St. James Episcopal church, Brookhaven. We will gather at the small park just East of St. James on Beaver Dam Road. Our walk will take us to the front of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church 
                    7:00pm                  The Service of Tenebrae   (light and shadow)
                    We join with members of The United Methodist Church Bellport at Bellport. Readers will include Linda Majowka, Jason Neal, and Pastor Tom together with readers from the Bellport Church.

Sunday, April 5                                     E A S T E R
                               6:00am         Easter Sunrise Service at the Bellport Dock
                Clergy and members of several of our local churches will be participating
                 The Rev. Yuri Ando will bring the message as the sun rises
                            10:00am            Easter Service
                                                Joseph Porcelli, trumpeter begins the service with the playing of "The Holy City". The choir will sing "Open the Gates of the Temple"
We will sing three of the triumphant hymns of Easter. The children will decorate the front of the church with plants individuals have brought and pastor Tom will deliver a sermon titled "Easter Convictions"   Scripture Lessons:  I Corinthians 15: 1-1  and Mark 16: 1-8. Opportunity to give to the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. The coffee Hour will feature Richard Thomas's baking creations.

                     May you and your loved ones have a most Blessed Easter!