Friday, November 9, 2018

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at Old South Haven                November 9, 2018

Dear Members and Friends-

It is November and in most churches that means Stewardship season. While I am a firm believer that being a good steward is basic to our call to follow after Christ I have never really been a great fan of Stewardship Season, Stewardship Sunday or the Stewardship Sermon. Here's why. Being a good steward is fundamentally about building good relationships. Relationships with our planet, our neighbors, those in need, our community of faith—really everyone. You can't be a good steward part time. You also can't be a good steward is you hoard your time, your talents, and your resources. In the parable of the talents (Luke 19.11-27 and Matthew 25.14-30) Jesus describes three servants entrusted with their master's money. Two of them invest and increase the funds they are charged with. But the third is afraid and buries the money to keep it safe. Who do you think the master praises? The two who took a risk and reaped rewards. We need to think of our stewardship of what God has given us not as something to be parsimonious with but rather something we are willing to risk day in and day out. Because this is how to bring the good news to a world that is in need of hope, generosity and peace.
In Christ,
Pastor Karen
Adult Book Study—The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew—Three Women Search for Understanding Discussion this afternoon at 4pm. Even if you didn't read the book please join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion.

Invite your Neighbors and Friends – 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 Sunday, November 18th at 4:30 pm at St. James Episcopal Church (260 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven). Please bring something to share at the fellowship time following the service.

This Week
Sunday, November 11th     10:00 am    Worship
                        Sunday School
                        Fellowship after Worship
                4:00 pm    Adult Book Discussion           
Thursday, November 15th    8:30 am    Pastor meets with Clergy Cluster
Saturday, November 17th 2:00 pm     South Country Strings Memorial Concert
Sunday, November 18th     10:00 am    Worship
                        Fellowship after Service
                4:30 pm    Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at St. James Episcopal
                            260 Beaver Dam Road

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