News for Sep 6, 2022


This Sunday: In-person serviceJoin us in person this Sunday at 10 am. Rev. Polly will preach “The Pursuit of Happiness” with the text Ecclesiastes 3:9-13. Communion will be celebrated. The Giving Sunday collection this month is for Mission Hospice. Please use the new online volunteer signup tool to sign up to to be a reader, dress the altar, be a greeter, or provide snacks for coffee hour. The Worship & Arts Committee will meet after the service. If you can't come in person, join us on Zoom.


Recent sermons

Check out our YouTube page to see recent sermons. Go to our archive of slides to see bulletins and slides used during recent services.


Memorial for Jan Lamphier Saturday

All are invited to join with friends and family to celebrate the life of Jan Lamphier, on Sat, Sep 10 at 1:30 pm. (The choir will meet at noon to rehearse.) If you can help with chairs and set-up, please join Diane and Susan at the church on Fri, Sep 9 at 10 am.


Meditation in the redwoods Wednesday

Join the Meditation Group on Wed, Sep 7 at 8:30 am in the parking lot at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve. (Take Highway 92 south from Half Moon Bay and turn left on Verde, which becomes Purisima Creek Road. Follow to the end.) We’ll take a short walk into the redwoods to our meditation spot, and reconvene afterwards for brunch in HMB. For more info, contact Jim Garrison.


Upcoming events • Taizé service: Fri, Sep 9 (7:30 pm)

Join us in person for a time of quiet, prayer, and chant. Reading by Oliver Sacks from “My Own Life.”

• Worship & Arts: Sun, Sep 11 (after church)

Help us plan upcoming Sunday services.

• Book group: Sun, Sep 25 (7 pm), Zoom

Beginning discussion of “Autobiography of a Yogi


Resources and links

Original Canadian Brass plays Bach

Itzhak Perlman on Sesame Street


Quote of the week

“It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.”

―Frederick Buechner in “Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC”


Weekly events

• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm

Usually on Zoom; third Mondays at church

• Meditation group: Wednesdays at 7:30 am

In person at the church building

• Sunday worship: 10 am

In person or on Zoom — see the newsletter or this site for updates


Image: Oliver Sacks, whose work we'll read from at Friday's Taizé service. Photo by Erik Charlton.

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