Message & Music

January 17, 2016 Race Relations Sunday From Dr. King to Black Lives Matter

This Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister, visionary, and leader of our country’s non-violent civil rights movement in the spirit of Jesus.  When we pay tribute to the life of Dr. King, we rightly ask, how far have [...]

January 10, 2016 “Baptism of the Lord” Sunday When God is Well Pleased

The Gospel according to Matthew tells us that when John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, a voice from heaven declared, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”  This is a beautiful affirmation, and one which raises many questions.  What does it mean [...]

January 3, 2016 Epiphany – Where Imagination Meets Insight

On the first Sunday of the New Year, we celebrate Epiphany, a day of revelation, imagination, and insight.  The light of heaven shines in the darkness and provides an opportunity for each of us to glimpse truths and gain wisdom which will enliven and enrich our lives.  This Sunday, January [...]

December 6, 2015 Second Sunday of Advent – Peace Where Heaven and Earth Meet The Coming of the Prince of Peace

This war-weary world needs our prayers for peace.  This Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., we’ll explore how to bring more peace to our hearts and to the world.  Special Musical Guest Duane Light will lead us in contemplative chant accompanied by Native American flute.  Our scriptures will be [...]

November 29, 2015 First Sunday of Advent – Hope Where Heaven and Earth Meet

What to Do While We Wait? How do you feel about waiting?  Some of us go to great lengths to avoid waiting, designing our days to drive at off-peak hours, carrying on our bags to avoid waiting at the baggage claim, and pre-ordering our pizzas for quick pick-up.  But what [...]

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 [...]