Thursday, April 18, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

April 18, 2019

Members and Friends –

Holy Week and Easter Services
    Maundy Thursday    7:30 pm    Communion
    Good Friday        7:00 pm   
    Easter Vigil            Scriptures & Liturgy
                            See below
    Easter            10:00 am

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering – Your generous contribution to this annual offering goes to make a difference in the lives of those seeking to build a better life, those facing starvation, hunger and food insufficiency, and those desperately needing assistance in the wake of disaster.
(Self-Development of People, Presbyterian Hunger Program and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance)

Mark YOUR Calendar for Sunday, May 5th—Why? The members of the Session invite you to join them in the first of 4 annual meetings to listen, focus, discuss and lay out plans for the work of Old South Haven. OSH is small, the Session even smaller. So we need to come together to go forward in ministry together. On May 5th our focus will be on Mission – in our neighborhood, our nation and our world. We are looking for hands-on ideas and where we should put our monetary gifts to the best use. Be there in the gallery following fellowship time.

STAKES in the Lawn -- Keep an eye out for the three red tagged stakes on our lawn. Soon there will be three new trees in their place. The trees will come to us courtesy of the Brookhaven Village Association.
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." Many Thanks to those of you who have already paid your per capita.

Thursday, April 18     7:30 pm    Maundy Thursday/Communion
Friday, April 19     7:00 pm    Good Friday with Bellport Methodist
Sunday, April 14     10:00 am    Worship -- Easter
                        Fellowship after Worship
                        Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Vigil Readings

The Scriptures (a minimum of three of the twelve sets of readings, with reading "Deliverance at the Sea" always included

The Story of Creation
Genesis 1:1–2:4a
Psalm 136:1–9, 23–26   
Almighty and eternal God,
you created all things in wonderful beauty and order.
Help us now to perceive
how still more wonderful is the new creation,
by which in the fullness of time
you redeemed your people
through the sacrifice of our Passover, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.BAS

The Great Flood
Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18; 9:8–13
Psalm 46   
Faithful God,
you placed the rainbow in the skies
as the sign of your covenant with all living things.
May we who are saved through water and the Spirit,
worthily offer to you our sacrifice of
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.BAS

Abraham Is Tested
Genesis 22:1–18
Psalm 16   
Gracious God of all believers,
Abraham's obedience
you made known your faithful love
to countless
By the grace of Christ's sacrifice,
fulfill in your church and in all creation
your promise of a new covenant. Amen.

Deliverance at the Sea
Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21
Exodus 15:1b–6, 11–13, 17–18   
God of steadfast love,
your wonderful deeds of old shine forth even to our own day.
Through the waters of the sea
you once delivered your chosen people from slavery,
a sign for us of the salvation of all
through the grace of Baptism.
Grant that all the peoples of the earth
may be numbered among the offspring of Abraham,
and rejoice
in the inheritance of Israel;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Wisdom of God
Proverbs 8:1–8, 19–21; 9:4b–6
Psalm 19   
Fountain of wisdom,
by your word you set the universe in space,
and with your hands you molded us in your image.
Everywhere we see signs of your loving
Guide us always into your ways,
that in your wisdom we may find life abundant,
and live forever in the splendor of your
through Jesus Christ, the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.

The Free Gift of Salvation
Isaiah 55:1–11
Isaiah 12:2–6   
Eternal God,
by the power of your Word you created all things,
and by your Spirit you renew the
Give now the water of life
to all who thirst for
and nourish with the spiritual food of bread and wine
all who hunger for
that our lives may bear the abundant fruit of your heavenly reign;
through Jesus Christ, the firstborn of the
who, with you and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns forever.

The Garments of Salvation
Isaiah 61:1–4, 9–11
Deuteronomy 32:1–4, 7, 36a, 43a
Lord God, we rejoice in your presence,
for you have clothed us in
and covered us with righteousness.
Now, by the power of your Spirit,
anoint us for your
so that we may declare the good news
of Jesus Christ our Savior.

A New Heart and Spirit
Ezekiel 36:24–28
Psalms 42 and 43   
God of holiness and light,
in the mystery of dying and rising with Christ
you have established a new covenant of reconciliation.
Cleanse our hearts
and give a new spirit to all your people,
that your saving grace may be professed
and proclaimed to the whole world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Valley of Dry Bones
Ezekiel 37:1–14
Psalm 143   
Living God,
by the Passover of your Son
you have brought us out of sin into righteousness,
and out of death into
Grant to those who are sealed by your Holy Spirit
the will and power to proclaim you to all the world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Fiery Furnace
Daniel 3:1–29
Holy One, our creator and redeemer,
when we pass through the waters
we know that you are with
when we walk through the fire
you will not let the flames consume us.
Teach us to worship and serve only you,
and to bless your holy name forever;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Deliverance of Jonah
Jonah 1:1–2:1
Jonah 2:2–3 (4–6), 7–9
Merciful God,
you are slow to anger
and abounding in steadfast love.
As you delivered Jonah from danger
and spared the people of Nineveh from judgment,
deliver us from
and save us from the time of trial
so that we may glorify you
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Gathering of God's People
Zephaniah 3:14–20
Psalm 98    1023; GTG 276, 371; PH 218, 219; PS 94, 95
Eternal God of unchanging power and light,
look with mercy on your whole
Bring to completion your saving work,
so that the whole world may
the fallen lifted up,
the old made new
and all things brought to perfection
by him through whom all things were made,
your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Eternal giver of life and light,
this holy night shines with the radiance of the risen Christ.
Renew your church with the Spirit given to us in Baptism,
that we may worship you in sincerity and
and shine as a light in the world;
through Jesus Christ our
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.


Epistle Reading
Romans 6:3–11
Psalm 114
Gospel Reading
John 20:1–18

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