Sacred Journey:  Going Deep 
Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church Newsletter
Weekly Happenings at SHPC    
March 10, 2016
Fifth Sunday of Lent - Sacred Journey
Going Deep
     This Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., we welcome back exceptional harpist Natalie Cox, this time with her Celtic harp,
for a service filled with beautiful Irish music in honor of St. Patrick's Day. We'll look at how much of our life journey is spent in the shallows and how willing we are to go deep for self-understanding, healing, spiritual growth, wisdom, and peace. Our scripture is The Parable of the Sower in Luke 8.  Set your clocks forward and don't miss this!

Let's Talk about Pilgrimage:  This Sunday, March 13, 2016 ay 10:45 a.m. with Jeff Davidson:  a 500 mile walk on the Camino de Santiago. 
In This Issue
Quick Links
Bev piano
A Note From 
Pastor Bev

We have two wonderful offerings this Sunday, and wouldn't you know it's the beginning of Daylight Savings Time so we're all going to have to "spring forward" and possibly miss an hour of sleep to get to church on time!  I'll bet Nance's parish will put on some extra coffee for us!  

Our own pianist Michael McCarty called harpist Natalie Cox "world class" when she played for us in December, and we are so delighted to welcome her back this Sunday.  Wear green if you wish, and we'll all sink deep into peaceful contemplation with gorgeous Celtic harp.

We're also delighted to welcome Jeff Davidson, husband of Leona George-Davidson, to share his 500 mile walk from the south of France across the north of Spain on the Camino de Santiago. Wow!  Jeff has a heart of gold and a great sense of humor, and we will all be inspired by his photos and stories.  

What a blessing to be part of this lively church!


Friendly Reminder so you 
don't Miss Out on a GREAT Sunday Service!


March Calendar
Friday, March 11
   4:15 p.m. 
  5:30 p.m.

Bible Study with Pastor Bev
Yoga for tween/teens with Lizzy 
Yoga for adults w/ 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 on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela  
Mexico Mission -- Intention to Participate and Application Forms Due
Wednesday, March 16
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Hand Chimes
SHPC Singers - New Singers Welcome!

Friday, March 18
4:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

Bible Study
Tween/Teens Yoga with Lizzy
Yoga for Adults with Karen Baigrie
Sunday, March 20
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Palm Sunday
Coffee and Fellowship - All Welcome! 
Wednesday, March 23
6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Hand Chimes
SHPC Singers - New Singers Welcome!

Friday, March 25th
4:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Bible Study
Yoga for Tween/Teens
Yoga for Adults
Good Friday Service
Sunday, March 27th
9:30 a.m. 
10:30 a.m. 

Easter Sunday!!!



We hope you're as excited as we are about the great Easter Egg Hunt after our Easter service on Sunday, March 27! 



Bible Study - Friday, March 11 
Noon - with Pastor Bev
The Parable of the Sower
Luke 8

All are welcome, especially Bible beginners!
Tween/Teen Girl Yoga with Lizzy at 4:15 p.m. and
 Adult Yoga with our own Karen Baigrie at 5:30 p.m. 
continue Friday, March 4, 2016
contact the church office for more information

Tween/Teens at 4:15 p.m, Adults at 5:30 p.m.
Natalie Cox Returns with Celtic Harp 
THIS SUNDAY, March 13 at 9:30 a.m.

Natalie was principal harpist with the Oakland Symphony from 1980 until 2014, and teaches harp at Dominican University. You can hear her on YouTube with her trio, Pacific Arts Trio.  She is the founder of Harps of Orpheus.

Special Presentation THIS SUNDAY Following Church
contact the church office for more information
Fill Your Fish for One Great Hour of Sharing!!!
One Great Hour of Sharing is our Annual Offering to the National Church to Support Presbyterian Hunger, Disaster Assistance, and Self Empowerment of People -
It's a GREAT cause!

For the season of Lent please fill your fish and bring them to Church on Palm Sunday, March 20!

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

Please Remember in Your Prayers
Praying Hands

For comfort in mourning for all of Patty Kuehn's cousin Shannon's loved ones, especially for her mother, Bonnie Conner;
For Lucas Russell, for continued recovery from a concussion;
For the family and loved ones of Susan Pey, comfort in their grief;
For Fred Morfit, complete and speedy recovery;
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 jobs and financial security to those seeking them;
For freedom from addiction and alcoholism for those suffering;
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 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 


Last Sunday we were graced with the presence and help of Jordan, Jessie, Ava, Warren, Andrew, Delia, Sebastian, and Juliette. They prepared a technicolor bean salad and bread sticks -- how delicious! Thanks Youth REST! Couldn't have done it without you. 

Next Youth REST date: April 3rd

Please contact Shannon Mong (

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: 


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
Is It As Bad As it "Looks and Sounds"?

With all the political chatter and finger pointing now on television, I was wondering why so many people have become uncharacteristically emotional, extreme, and acting so ill-mannered. 
America was founded on the right to religious freedom, the encouragement of free thinking, and defined as a nation that welcomed the oppressed and afflicted. To me this was a blueprint intended to "celebrate differences". Not an apparatus to attack them. 
Passion is a good thing, but when packaged in "contempt" it becomes altogether a different energy. I believe we can start to change this atmosphere by individually determining to be better listeners. First, lets take a step back, take a deep breath, and resist attacking and rolling our eyes, until we've listened thoroughly and thoughtfully to a person we disagree with.
Ellen Degeneres has said "Focusing too much on our differences creates negativity and chaos." She goes on to point out we have a lot to be grateful for and that "the world needs to make a shift from negativity and fear to more joy and happiness ... (as corny as that sounds)."
I agree, but how?
The Bible instructs us in James 1:19 " Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry"; and, always remember "What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs" (Luke 12:3).
God intended for us all to be different. In my view, recognizing and accepting this is the cornerstone to getting along. Assume up front that the person across from you is different than you. Assume you both can learn something from each other. Assume, if you try, you will find certain things that you agree on and have in common - provided you don't turn them off before you allow them to be heard.
Here is an important key.
We were all made in the image of God. Jesus, himself, lived and walked on earth as a human. He was tempted, He got hungry, needed sleep, and poured His heart out in prayer. So there are definite examples and reasons that God understands the human condition. The Lord has made it possible for us to all be "one in the spirit" together. We are encouraged in the scriptures to be like-minded, live in harmony, and minimize the divisions among us.
Let's find reasons and ways to be bonded at times with individuals we disagree with. Ellen Degeneres has also said, "Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others." If we do, things may not be as annoying as they look ... or as bad as they sound.
From Florida ... 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.


Cuba: What Next?
Thursday, March 17th - 3pm
Click here to register
As President Obama's historic trip to Cuba nears, join us for a webinar with experts from the region and Washington to discuss the current state of affairs in Cuba and the prospects for an end to the  US embargo. Get up to date information on the issues facing Cuba as aspects of the embargo are eased.  Learn how you can help push congress and the administration to end the embargo entirely!
Moderated by
Catherine Gordon
Representative for International Issues
Presbyterian Office of Public Witness


Are any of you, or someone you know, interested in fostering a teenager who is living in a refugee camp and has lost or been separated from their family? 

This Saturday from 10-12 there will be an info session at Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland about the fostering process.

Let us lend out a hand of help and show solidarity by liking the page: American Muslim Voice. Also, keep a watch out for any hateful comments. 


Elsie and Allie McKee, daughters of Katie, are so excited to be in the play the King and I. See them this weekend: March 11 @ 7:30pm, March 12 @ 2:00pm, March 13 @ 2:00pm.

Jessie Guana - playing Available Jones in Lil'Abner this  weekend (Fri 7p & Sat. 2p shows)

Later this month: GREASE, with our very own VanIke!

These shows will be at The San Anselmo Playhouse - tickets are $12 !
Enjoy the shows, support our kids and encourage our community theater

Winston & Maxwell Guana: will be in flag football playoffs the next two Sundays at Marin Catholic.

Do you have a KID IN ACTION, but don't see it displayed above? Email the shpc office and it will be added to the next newsletter! Thanks.

Free Parenting Event!
LARGER VERSION (click here) 
Empowering Teen Girls: Be a SHE-RO

More Info
(Clickable Links):


FREE Safe Driving Workshops

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. 

April 7, 6:30pm - Drake High School * Free *  Please RSVP 
A conversation for parents and teens with New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on distracted driving
May 25, 7:30pm - Osher Marin JCC * Free * 
pre-registration strongly encouraged:
Join Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Matt Richtel, Kol Shofar Rabbi Chai Levy and Brandeis Marin Head of School Peg Sandel for a conversation about why focus matters in our distracted age 

For more resources on distracted driving, read Allyson Geller's blog post. Geller is a health writer and director of Heads Up distracted driving awareness and education. Contact her at
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