A One Way Journey
Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church Newsletter
Weekly Happenings at SHPC    
February 18, 2016
Second Sunday of Lent - Sacred Journey
A One Way Journey
     What makes your life a journey?  Are you mostly moving towards a chosen destination?  Have you packed heavy or light?  Are you enjoying your traveling companions?  Having mountaintop experiences?  This Sunday, February 21, at 9:30 a.m., we continue our Sacred Journey towards Holy Week.  We'll explore the nature of life as a one way journey, and bring intention to our daily choices so that we live with purpose, peace, and joy. Our texts are from Luke 9.


In This Issue
Quick Links
Bev piano
A Note From 
Pastor Bev

I love Lent.  It's the time of year when the buds on the quince are tender and magnolia trees are like fairy land.  The hills are fresh green and new life surrounds us. What a hopeful time!

Here at church we are also about new beginnings, beauty, and hope.  We are looking to fire up our Family Ministries team to co-create with our young people the church they want to be part of, the church where they are at home and can find support for wrestling with life's challenges.  Let Janel Stewart or me know if you feel called to work with our youth!

Mark your calendars for this Sunday at 4 p.m. and don't miss the Baigrie Family's African Odyssey!  We will all journey with them and our world will grow!  
With joy,


February/March Calendar
Friday, February 19

Bible Study
Sunday, February 21
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.

4:00 p.m.

Sacred Journey-Second Sunday of Lent
Ordination and Installation of Officers
Coffee and Fellowship - All Welcome!
Youth Group 
AFRICAN ODYSSEY: with the Baigrie Family
Wednesday, February 24 
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Hand Chimes
SHPC Singers - New Singers Welcome!
Friday, February 26
4 and 5:30

Bible Study
Sunday, February 28
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Sacred Journey- Third Sunday of Lent
Flutist Duane Light Returns
Coffee and Fellowship - All Welcome!
Wednesday, March 2 
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Hand Chimes
SHPC Singers - New Singers Welcome!

Friday, March 4
4 and 5:30

Bible Study
Yoga for tween/teen girls with Lizzy 
for adults with Karen Baigrie 

Sunday, March 6
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
5 - 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Journey
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Coffee and Fellowship - All Welcome!
Youth Cook for REST
Mexico Mission -- Kick-Off BBQ and informational meeting 

Wednesday, March 9 
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Hand Chimes
SHPC Singers - New Singers Welcome!

Friday, March 11
4 and 5:30

Bible Study
Yoga for tween/teen girls with Lizzy 
for adults with Karen Baigrie 

Sunday, March 13
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.

Sacred Journey- Fifth Sunday of Lent
Celtic Harp with Natalie Cox 
Coffee and Fellowship - All Welcome!
Jeff Davidson Spanish Pilgrimage  
Mexico Mission -- Intention to Participate and Application Forms Due


Bible Study - Friday, February 19th- Noon with Pastor Bev
Sacred Journey - 
The Disciples' Journey
Luke 9:1-6 and 28-36

Fill Your Fish!!!

For the season of Lent please fill your fish and bring them to Church on Palm Sunday!

This takes the place of the two cents offering in February and March.

Please Remember in Your Prayers
Praying Hands

All those struggling with health issues, financial issues, and relationship issues, may God's comfort and peace surround them and uplift them;
For those seeking new and secure employment, may they feel the Spirit guiding and accompanying them in the process;
For Fred Morfit, speedy recovery from his bike accident;
For Pastor Bev's and Paul Lambert's Moms, blessed assurance of God's constant presence;
Ron Saunders, father of Sue Burr, for healing; and for Ron, Sue, and the family, for God's comforting and sustaining presence, made real through the love and support of those around them;
Betsy Fox, and all the loved ones of Betsy's nephew Evan, especially Evan's mother, father, and brother, for God's comfort in their bereavement;
Betty and Wil Swalberg, for God's presence and community support in Betty's transition to Harmony House, and for pain relief for Wil's back and companionship for Wil at dinner time;
Kelsey Lopin, for healing and full recovery from complications of Lyme disease, and for her family as they care for her;
Carolyn O'Hara, mother of Laurie, for continued healing, and for strength and support during her recovery;
Andrea Proster, sister of Nancy Elberg, for complete healing, and for Nancy for strength in companioning her;
For the PC(USA), to continue its prophetic voice;
For our church community, keep us faithful to the love and justice of Jesus, strong in our commitment to the church, and make us hope-bringers to the world.

Please take time this week to pray for those on our list.

Mexico Mission 2016
Youth 9th grade + are invited to join the Mission!
Contact Mark or Allie for more info!
Meeting Dates
March 6

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Kick-Off BBQ at SHPC

All participation forms made available
March 13
Intention to participate and
application forms due
April 3

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mandatory Meeting at SHPC

Students and parents all
participation forms due

April 17
2:30 p.m.

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Scholarship Opportunity

Mandatory Meeting at SHPC
Tool Organization Party
May 1
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Mandatory Meeting at SHPC
Team Building
May 15
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mandatory Meeting at SHPC
Work Site Preparation Day
June 5
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mandatory Attendance
Church Mission Commissioning Service

Mission Trip
June 11-18
Departure Dates
June 19
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mandatory Attendance
Mission Return Service
Return Brunch Following Service
New Baby and Parent Support Group
with Marsha Podd, R.N., C.L.E.
Marsha Podd, R.N., C.L.E.         
Infant and Toddler Consultant
Lactation Specialist
Spread the word; we will resume meeting Wednesdays at 11 a.m. when we have a few babies and parents signed up!

   We are looking forward to hosting this      New Baby & Parent Group,  meant to        create a gathering space for parents to      discuss topics like: child development, s    safety & child proofing, feeding issues,      helping your fussy and colicky baby, and    how to get your baby to sleep! 
   We're looking for a one month              commitment so that the group gets      connected and feels supportive.

by emailing shpchurch@comcast.net 


  • To sign-up online, please go to: http://bit.ly/RESTprogram 
  • 7th-12th grade students can sign up online to prepare food at:   
Please contact Shannon Mong (shannon@in-sightassociates.com)

Or bring Wil to your home for dinner!

Pictured at right, Wil baking cookies in 
Nance's kitchen

Sign up here to take Wil a Wednesday Night Meal or to note that you have invited him over.  

Wil is spending most afternoons with Betty at Harmony House, so please call him at 415-454-8303 to arrange a time.  And bless you!



Fellowship time is organized by your Deacons. We need everyone to sign-up about 3-4 times a year. 


Click below to sign up: 


FEBRUARY: Frankie & Nancy Parish


MARCH: Nance Parish


Sign up now and keep the hospitality going!


Greeters Needed!

Help with our ministry of hospitality by signing up to be a greeter! All you have to do is get to church by 9:15, light the candles, and hand out bulletins with a smile. Thank you to all who have signed up so far!

Jody Brockett, 
Worship Elder
Are you running toward something or away from something?

Last week I listened as Pastor Bev made the statement, "We're often caught in the dilemma running either toward something or away from something." 
Pow!  - I stopped dead in my tracks because I thought that was really profound. I started to think, which one is it, in my case? As I get up each day ...am I running from something ... or toward something? The truth is, I think I'm doing both. 
Those who are committed to growing in their beliefs quickly realize that the path they've chosen changes who they are, who they hang out with, where they're seen, and what they enjoy. 
In the Bible, the Apostle Paul writes, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do ... I do not do ... but, what I hate to do ... I do" (Romans 7:15). I think what the writer is alluding to is its easier to understand how best to stay on track, when we recognize that our natural tendency is to fall off track. We're human, and as humans we're going to commit several "oops" every day. How many times have you said something you ("oops") wish you could take back, or ("oops") emailed a "reply" to someone when it was really meant for someone else?
God knows we're human and God knows we're going to make mistakes. God also knows each one of us will come face to face with the tempter as we start to practice more and more "God influenced" habits. We need to keep our guard up, because temptation creeps up on us. Most of us recognize that cunning little whisper in our ear (especially when our guard is down). It comes in the form of a little nudge, an innuendo, or an insinuation. It's important we grasp that standing up to temptation is a big part of the process of running from things we ought to be fleeing.
It's comforting to know that when temptation occurs, the Bible promises that, "God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will provide the way of escape, that you will be able to endure it" (I Cor 10:13).
So let's gather up the reins of our minds and strive to move toward living the life God meant for us to experience. Let's look forward to embracing the amazing attributes and gifts that God has promised us - they are like endowments -joy, self-control, patience, integrity, wisdom, and most of all a "peace" that passes all understanding! 
So, as I reflect further about running from things or toward things, I realize it truly is a divine tug of war ... but, thank goodness, it's one that I know will end well.
From Las Vegas ... your friend, Paul

Paul Lambert is a member of SHPC who travels extensively for his career as a producer of Broadway-bound musicals.  He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute who studies the Bible daily and attends our Bible Study whenever he's in town. He posts this blog each week no matter where he is, to the delight and comfort of many.  SHPC thanks you, Paul.
Tween/Teen Girl Yoga with Lizzy and
 Adult Yoga with our own Karen Baigrie start up Friday, February 26 
contact the church office for more information

Tween/Teens at 4 p.m, Adults at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

San Francisco Theological Seminary- Montgomery Chapel - 5 Richmond Road. (Corner of Bolinas Ave and Richmond Road). San Anselmo, CA 94960

In Case You Missed It: Additional Viewing of Screenagers

Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
Drake's Little Theater
Suggested donation of $5.00 per person

Followed by discussion with Executive Producer Lisa Tabb

RSVP via EventBrite link below:

Join us at our 4th Annual Conference:
"Faith, Family Farms & Food Access"

Wednesday, February 24th
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Register now & save $10!
$45 Early bird pricing ends February 10th 

Scholarships are available so no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. 3 or more people from the same congregation will get $15 off each ticket!

Safe Driving Workshop

March 5th at 11:00 am
San Anselmo Library

For youth 14+ plus parents/guardians. It is VERY worthwhile. If you have a teen, this is a very important workshop to go to if you want a safe driver and passengers. 
Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church
100 Tarry Road
San Anselmo, CA  94960
Sophia De Quattro, Editor
E-mail us at shpchurch@comcast.net or call us at 415-453-8221