Monday, November 30, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

SPECIAL  NOTE:    This SATURDAY, December 5, at 9:30 am we will  be putting up and decorating this year's Christmas tree,
We need some strong young (!) persons to erect the tree and put the lights on, and others to do the decorating, The past few years we have done this on a Sunday after Morning Worship but that interferes with choir practice time SO let's put it up a day earlier.
                                                                                                             Pastor Tom 

Sunday, Dec. 6         10:00am                Second Sunday of Advent
                                                                        Holy Communion
                                                    Advent Theme: " Active Verbs of Advent"
                                                                    Sermon:    "Waiting"
                                                    Lessons:   Malachi 3: 1-4   Luke 3: 1-6
                                                    Lighting the Candle of Peace:   Brian Mullahy
                                                    Sunday School will meet to prepare for their play
Tuesday, Dec. 8          1:00pm                Lunch Bunch at the Manse
Thursday, Dec. 10       7:30am           Mid Suffolk  Presbyterian Clergy
                                                                      Royal Oak Diner
Saturday, Dec. 12      10:00am-3:00pm      CHRISTMAS  BOUTIQUE
                                                                          Carriage House
Sunday, Dec. 13           10:00am        Third Sunday of Advent
                                                     Advent Theme: "Active Verbs of Advent"
                                                               Sermon:     "Anticipating"
                                                      Lessons:  Micah 5: 2-4   Luke 1: 39-56
                                                      Lighting the Candle of Joy:
                                                      Sunday School will meet to practice for their play
Thursday, Dec. 17        6:30pm    Church Officers and Staff Christmas Party at the Manse
Sunday, Dec. 20         10:00am                 Fourth Sunday of Advent
                                                      Advent Theme:   "Active Verbs of Advent"
                                                                  Sermon:     "Receiving"
                                                                   Preacher:   Linda Majowka
                                                       Lessons:   Isaiah  7: 1-15     Matthew 1:  18-25
                                                       Lighting the Candle of Love
                                                       Sunday School will offer their play
Monday, Dec. 21           7:30pm                 Session Meeting
Thursday, Dec, 24          11:00pm            Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
                                                                        Lessons and Carols
                                                                        Choir and Guest Soloists

Thursday, November 19, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

The new issue of NEWS is in the mail. Once again a "thank you" to editor Linda Scott and Set-up John Deitz. A thank you also to all who contributed to this issue. On line version available at:

                                                                               Pastor Tom
Sunday, Nov. 22       10:00am     Thanksgiving Sunday/Christ the King
                                                     Sermon:    "Fruition"
                                                     Lessons:   Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
                                                                       Matthew 25: 31-46
4:00pm      Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
                    Preacher:  Rev. Hickman Alexander
                   St. James Episcopal Church

Monday, Nov. 23         7:00pm              Session Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 24        Personnel Committee meets with Pastor Tom
Thursday, Nov. 26                           THANKSGIVING  DAY
Sunday, Nov. 29     10:00am             First Sunday of Advent
                                               Advent Theme : 'Active Verbs of Advent"
                                                    Sermon:    "Expecting "  
                                                 Lessons:  Jeremiah 33: 14-16
                                                                      Luke 1: 26-35
Looking Ahead
Saturday, Dec, 12                           Church Christmas Fair
Thursday, Dec.17                            Church Officers and Staff
                                                       Christmas Party at Manse
Thursday, Dec. 24        11:00pm     Christmas Eve Candlelight

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Saturday, Nov. 14              1:00pm     South Country Peace Group
                                                                The Gallery
Sunday, Nov. 15                10:00am     Morning Worship
                                                              Sermon:   "Unfinished Business"
                                                              Lessons: Mark 13: 1-8
                                                                              Hebrews 10: 11-14, 19-25
                                            5:30pm      Pot Luck Supper: "Pre-Thanksgiving"
                                              Turkey provided: bring your favorite side dishes
                                              Speaker: Pastor Tom: "Union Theological Seminary"
                                                                (one of our mission concerns)
Monday, Nov. 16               11:00am      Long Island Council of Churches Board
                                                                      Presbytery Center
                                             6:00pm     World Wide Orphans Association
                                                                 Gala: NYC   Pastor Tom attending
Tuesday, Nov. 17                 12:30pm      Becker/Gamble Music Committee
                                                                 South Country Education Foundation
                                                                          The Gallery
Thursday, Nov. 19                10:00am      LICC  Personnel Committee
                                                                  Presbytery Center
Sunday, Nov. 22                    10:00am      Thanksgiving Sunday/Christ the King
                                                                    Sermon:    "Fruition"
                                                                   Lessons:  Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24
                                                                                    Matthew 25: 31-46
                                                 4:00pm      Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
                                                                   Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
                                                                   Preacher: Rev. Hickman Alexandre
                                                                                    St. James Episcopal Church
Monday, Nov. 23                      7:00pm       Session Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 26                                       THANKSGIVING
Sunday, Nov. 29                    10:00am        First Sunday of Advent

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

This Week at Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, Nov. 3                                                Election Day
Thursday, Nov. 5       7:30am            Mid Suffolk Presbyterian Clergy
                                                                     Royal Oak Diner
Sunday, Nov. 8        10:00am            Morning Worship/ Pledge Sunday
                                                           Sermon:    "Heroes of Faith"
                                                           Lessons: Mark 12: 38-44
                                                                          Hebrews 9: 24-28
                                                           Sunday School
                                             due date for submitting articles for next NEWSletter
Monday, Nov. 9       12:30pm             Becker/Gambles Music Fund Committee
                                                                                  The Gallery
Tuesday, Nov. 10       1:00pm            Lunch bunch Group
                                                              home of Judi Bird
Wednesday, Nov. 11  2:30pm            Literary Club of Brookhaven Library
                                                           Speaker: Rev. Jeanne Baum
                                                           "My experience as a Woman Pastor"
                                                               Post Morrow Foundation Building
                                                                     16 Bay Road, Brookhaven
Saturday, Nov. 14     1:00pm              South Country Peace Group
                                                            speaker from Islamic Center, Westbury
                                                                      (not yet confirmed)
                                                                             The Gallery
Sunday, Nov. 15      10:00am             Morning Worship
                                                            Sermon:    "Unfinished Business"
                                                            Lessons:     Mark 13: 1-8
                                                                                Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25
                                    5:30pm             Pot Luck Supper
                                                             Speaker: Pastor Tom and student from
                                                             Union Theological Seminary, NYC
                                                                    (one of our mission concerns)
Sunday, Nov. 22        10:00am             Thanksgiving Sunday/ Christ the King
                                     4:00pm             Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
                                                              Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
                                                              Preacher: Rev. Hickman Alexandre
                                                                                St. James Episcopal Church
Monday, Nov. 23           7:00pm            Session Meeting
                                                                (note change of date)
Thursday, Nov. 26                                  THANKSGIVING  DAY

Sunday, Nov. 29                                    First Sunday of Advent