Message & Music

November 22, 2015 A Heart Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming! The holiday season is upon us! Are you looking forward to the gatherings with family with joy or trepidation? Both?  What does the Bible really say about family?  Come to Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian church this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. for A Heart Healthy Thanksgiving. Bring [...]

November 15, 2015 Stewardship/Pledge Sunday – String Quartet and Harvest Feast! Showers of Blessings

This Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., we’ll have the extraordinary experience of sharing our sanctuary with the Eldridge String Quartet!  Bring music-loving family, friends, and neighbors!  All ages are welcome; this is a great opportunity for the young folks to sit right next to symphony musicians and feel [...]

November 8, 2015 Season of Gratitude Continues with Showers of Blessings

Each day of our lives is precious and never-to-be-repeated.  Are we making the most of each day?  If how we live each day adds up to how we live our life, are we living our best life? This Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., we’ll take a good look [...]

November 1, 2015 Season of Gratitude The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Part Two: From Glass Half Empty to Cup Overflowing

Is your glass generally half empty or half full?  Do you tend to focus on what’s wrong, who’s slighted you, what you don’t have, or does that stuff bounce off you like you’re teflon?  Psychologists and storytellers tell us that it’s not what happens to us in life that makes [...]

October 25, 2015 Season of Peace Series Concludes with The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Part One*

Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent and Presbyterian minister Chris Hedges reported in the New York Times in 2003 that in the preceding 3,400 years of recorded history (including the Biblical period), humans had been entirely at peace for just 268 years, just 8 percent of recorded history. The United States has [...]

October 18, 2015 Season of Peace Series Continues with s-word peace

Is Jesus really the Prince of Peace?  Or is he, as bestselling author Reza Aslan (Zealot) argues, an insurrectionist who came to overthrow the Roman Empire and failed in his purpose?  Aslan rests his claim on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 10:34 - Do not think that I have come to bring peace to [...]

October 11, 2015 Season of Peace Series Continues Transforming Anger

What makes you angry?  How angry are your family and friends, your boss and co-workers, your neighbors?  What are folks angry about?  From the local feud between bikers and truck drivers, to the debate over turning Memorial Park into a flood basin, to our national conversations about immigrants, race, and [...]

October 4, 2015 World Communion/Peacemaking Sunday Just Peace

Does Alanis Morisette’s “Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave” resonate with you?  What gets in the way of peace of mind, and how can we experience peace?  How can we bring peace to our most difficult relationships?  And how do we make a meaningful contribution to [...]

September 27, 2015 What It Means to be Christian Today Being the Church

This Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., we’re having an All Church Conversation about who God is calling us to be and where God is calling us to serve and grow.  Our scripture passage is Acts 4:32-35 and the SHPC Singers will sing for us!

September 20, 2015 What It Means to be Christian Today Where Christianity Meets Human Rights

From Syria to Lake County, California, people are losing everything through no fault of their own.  In a world where people are often valued based on their showplace homes and shiny cars, what value do we place on people who have only the clothes on their backs?  And how do [...]