Thursday, February 28, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

February 28, 2019

Dear Members and Friends:

Sunday evening,we will gather for our second potluck and plumb line conversation. Our first conversation was well attended and we had a lively conversation. Each conversation and your participation in it matters, as it is from these conversations that a picture of OSH its hopes, dreams for a vibrant future as a community of faith will emerge. Every voice is important.

As you know I work with numerous churches in the Presbytery of Long Island as they too develop their own Plumb Lines at points of transition in their lives. I'd like to share with you a quote that was used in a Plumb Line Report by a sister congregation>

    "By what do we measure our lives and our community? What tells us that things are aligned, that life is where it needs to be?'' He continues by telling us
    that "God's plumb line has a lot to do with the poor. It has a lot to do with righteousness that is living in right relationship with God and neighbor. It has
    a lot to do with justice." --Rev. Joseph J. Clifford

Take some time to ponder his words and come be a part of the conversation Sunday at 5 pm.

In Christ,

Pastor Karen

Our second Plumb Line Conversation and Potluck is tonight at 5 pm. The Deacons are providing the main course and ask you to bring vegetable/salad or desert for the side dishes. The Plumb Line conversation is a critical piece for moving forward into the future here at OSH. Please make it your priority for this evening.

SAVE THE DATES: The final PLUMB LINE POTLUCK AND CONVERSATION will be on Sunday, March 24th at 5 pm.

The Season of Lent Begins Wednesday with our joint Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 pm at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church (16 Browns Lane, Bellport). For other Lenten services and resources see this week's bulletin insert.

The 2019 Per Capita Assessment is $38.05 per member of Old South Haven. It is broken down as follows: $8.95 to the General Assembly, $4.10 to the Synod of the Northeast and $25.00 to the Presbytery of Long Island. Per Capita is – "the tie that binds" –annual support that unites the entire church in the ongoing and essential work that guides the Office of the General Assembly, the life of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and benefits every congregation and every mid-council ministry. Old South Haven remits the full per capita assessment. You can help free funds for other purposes here at Old South Haven by paying your individual per capita. Mark checks or envelopes for 'per capita."

Sunday, March 3        10:00 am        Worship and Communion       
                                Fellowship after Worship
                                Choir Practice after Worship
                    5:00 pm        Plumb Line Conversation and Potluck
Tuesday, March 5    1:00 pm        Lunch Bunch at Nancy Best
Wednesday, March 6 7:30 pm        Ash Wednesday Service at Mary Immaculate
Sunday, March 10        10 am        Worship
                        Sunday School
                        Fellowship after Worship
                        Choir Practice after Worship

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