October 23, 2018
Members and Friends--
Last night your Session met and passed two items that are examples of faithful stewardship in action. First, your elders voted to endorse Kirsty Dickson-Maret to the Committee on Preparation for Ministry of the Presbytery of Long Island. It is the first step in a journey both for Kirsty and for Old South Haven. Kirsty will begin a process of inquiry and study that will run at least three years. Old South Haven will support her along her journey with everything from prayers to conversation to a shared meal. Your support of Kirsty is also part of being stewards of the PC(USA) and the ministers who will serve the church in the coming years.
The second item was to approve a company to do the restoration work on the church bell. I know that many of you have missed the ringing of the bell at the start of worship and will be glad to know that the work will go forward. Many thanks to Ken and Richard who have done the leg work. And I do mean leg work as they have climbed into the steeple and taken measurements. Their time and attention has made a real difference in getting us to this point.
I'd also like to invite you to take a fresh look at our grounds. Thanks to Eric Searles and his crew our grounds have been spruced up and you can once again really see our lovely chapel as you drive by. Eric had the means and the skill to make it happen and that too is stewardship at work.
Finally, on a personal note. My daughter is feeling much better. There are still some answers needed but she has begun getting back to work for half days. Thank you again for your prayers and support.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime; Phone - 973.592.7392 or email pastor@OldSouthHavenChurch.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Book Study—The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew—Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby. "When an American Muslim woman befriends two other mothers, one Jewish and one Christian, they decide to educate their children about their respective religions. None of them guessed their regular meetings would provide life-changing answers and form bonds that would forever alter their struggles with prejudice, fear, and anger. Personal, powerful, and compelling, The Faith Club forces readers to face the tough questions about their own religions. Pioneering, timely, deeply thoughtful, and full of hope, The Faith Club's caring message will resonate with people of all faiths." Books available for purchase ($13.00) Sunday or contact Pastor Karen. Discussion on Sunday, November 11th at 4 pm.
Save the Date – Rev. Thomas Philipp Memorial Concert featuring the South Country String Band here at OSH on Saturday, November 17th at 2 pm. Suggested Donation $20.00. All proceeds will go to benefit OSH. Support your church and enjoy an afternoon of toe-tapping music
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service—The South Country Clergy are sponsoring a service on Saturday, November 17th at 4:30 pm at St. James Episcopal Church (260 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven)
Sunday, October 28th 10 am Worship
Fellowship after Meeting
Wednesday, October 31st 8:30 am Pastor meets with Interim Pastor Group
Sunday, November 4th 10 am Communion Service
Recognition of Rev. Jeanne Baum as Pastor Emeritus
Fellowship after Service