Message & Music

July 10, 2016, Celebrating Five Years of Shared Ministry

This Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., we’ll celebrate five years of shared ministry with Pastor Bev and Michael, whose first Sunday at SHPC was July 10, 2011.  We have a lot to celebrate!  Let’s look back at how God has blessed SHPC and rejoice in the many signs [...]

July 3, 2016, Report from General Assembly … Radical Christianity? On Being “a Matthew 25 Church”

What does it mean to be the church?  Is this something that happens inside our sanctuary?  In the Justice Garden?  Yes and yes.  But does God mean for us to focus our efforts and energies mostly within the boundaries of 100 Tarry Road? Our national church, the PC(USA), met for [...]

June 26, 2016, June is World Mission Month … On the Ground in Today’s Cuba

So far this month we’ve traveled to Mexico with our home building teens, and to Africa with our South African Liaison, Doug Tilton. This Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we’ll hear from our own church member, who’s just back from a worldview expanding trip to Cuba! They traveled to Cuba [...]

June 19th, 2016, World Mission Month Continues with… Mexico Mission Return Sunday

This Sunday, June 19, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., let’s all welcome back our Mexico Mission Team with a service of storytelling, song, and celebration of shared humanity. All are welcome for this youth-led service, and for potluck brunch afterwards.  Bring something delicious to share, and please stay for the wonderful slide show. [...]

June 12th, 2016, World Mission Month Continues with… What is our Church Doing in Africa?

What does world mission look like in the Presbyterian church today? A great example:  SHPC is sending our Mexico Mission youth off on a bus Saturday morning to build homes in Northern Mexico.  Our MM team works in partnership with Amor Ministries, and Amor works in partnership with local pastors. [...]

June 5th 2016, Time to Show Our Love Mexico Mission Send-Off Sunday

 This Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., we welcome our Mexico Mission team of teens with their families plus our terrific MM leaders to church to commission them for their trip.  Let’s make sure they FEEL our support and appreciation.  The MM team built much of our Justice Garden, [...]

May 22nd, 2016 The Great Commandment Love Thy Neighbor

When did you first encounter people being valued differently based on the color of their skin?  How did that impact you?  Did you ever ask yourself, What Would Jesus Do about this?  What’s the Church’s role in addressing racial justice?  This Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., Pastor Bev [...]

May 15th, 2016 Pentecost! Embodying the Spirit = Joy

Are you spending enough time each day away from electronics and paperwork?  Are you fully immersed in the joyful pursuit of inhabiting your body? The apostle Paul teaches us that our bodies are temples for God’s Spirit, and this Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we’ll celebrate the gift [...]

May 8th, 2016 Celebrate the Gifts of Women Biblical Beachcombing

Whether your relationship with your own mother has been easy or difficult, celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., with a lively celebration of the gifts of women.  We’ll start by beachcombing through the Bible to get a glimpse of powerful women in the life of [...]

April 24th, 2016 Earth Sunday

This Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we’re invited to step up our commitment to being a Green Church with Judy Ford, PhD, and the Green Team!  Judy brings her remarkable scholarship and multi-cultural lens to the world’s most significant problem, climate change, and invites us to take a [...]