Thursday, September 26, 2019

This week at Old South Haven Churdh

This Week at OSH                September 26, 2019
Called Meeting of the Congregation
A called meeting of the Congregation of Old South Haven Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, October 6th, following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to: 1) elect an at-large member of the Nominating Committee, 2) Present information regarding the broad financial picture of the church, and 3) Hear from the chair of Stewardship.
Elder Sean Moran, clerk of session
The Rev. Karen Sue Hybertsen, Ph.D., Moderator

Peace and Global Witness Offering – Mending Lives
No life is free from challenges. Be it learning to tie one's shoes or doing a dive into the water two things I remember as early and, at the time, seemingly insurmountable goals, challenges are part of living. One group that faces a tremendous challenge are those seeking to re-enter the workforce with a criminal conviction. Employers are frequently hesitant to take a chance. And failure to find employment means that someone with a record becomes far more likely to end up in jail again. And it is not just in employment that there are challenges. Years ago, a member of a congregation, who was in jail when I became the pastor, came to worship once after he was released. In talking to him he expressed appreciation for the way members kept in touch with him while he was inside, but he couldn't escape the feeling that he would now always be looked at with some reservation by the congregation. In Iowa City, Iowa a program called Inside Out Re-entry Community offers job assistance, mentoring and other resources for those returning from incarceration. And this program is one of many supported by gifts to the Peace and Global Witness Offering. In this case because First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City devotes part of their offering to this work.

We will be receiving the Peace and Global Witness offering on Sunday, October 6th.

Potluck BBQ. Join us this afternoon at 5 pm for some BBQ and conversation. Bring yourself, some friends and a side dish. The Deacons are providing everything else. See you there.

Sunday, September 29        9:30 am    Choir
    10 am    Worship
                            Session Meeting
                            Choir after Fellowship
                    5 pm Potluck BBQ (Bring side dish)

Tuesday, October 1        1 pm        Lunch Bunch at to be announced

Sunday, October 6        9:30 am    Choir
World Wide Communion    10 am    Worship and Communion
                            Choir after Fellowship

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