The 4th Sunday
after the Epiphany
January 31, 2021

9:15am Joyful Noise via zoom
with coffee hour to follow

10:30am Musical Eucharist
via zoom/livestream
with coffee hour to follow

(No public worship at Church during Covid-19 pandemic)
This Sunday, January 31, 2021
The 4th Sunday after the Epiphany

9:15am Joyful Noise Service via zoom
 - story, music, prayer with coffee hour to follow
We offer this service of songs, a story and prayer for our littlest members and their families. This short 15 minute service will be followed by a coffee hour time. Join the zoom gathering by using this link Joyful Noise  password: 2020.

10:30am Musical Eucharist via zoom
with coffee hour to follow
To join us via zoom: Sunday 10:30 Eucharist Zoom password: 3900
*** By using this link, you agree that we may record and stream your audio and video (if you activate them) ***
OR you can participate via livestream. In this medium, there is a 25 second delay, and it will also be available later on-demand.
Go to the parish website at 10:30am
Coffee hour (via zoom) follows the service.

To download or print the bulletin for Eucharist click here: 

Contribution and Virtual Offering Plate
We are thankful to parishioners who pledge and are mailing their checks directly to the Transfiguration office, or have set up auto payment from your bank. It is very helpful that we continue income at this time as we seek to create connections to each other and maintain parish life. If you are not a pledger at Transfig, please do use our ‘virtual offering plate’ on the front page of our website to make a contribution to our work as you are able.

Happy Birthday
Brenda Hally on Monday, Patty Devlin on Tuesday.
Plan to Attend!
The Transfiguration Church Annual Meeting
(via zoom)
Sunday, February 7, following the 10:30 service
The Annual Meeting on Sunday February 7, following the 10:30 service, is a time to hear updates about parish life, finances, the construction project, rector search and more; and to elect our representatives to serve on the Vestry and the Deanery. We also thank our outgoing Vestry members and acknowledge various volunteers. We will be meeting virtually via zoom this year.

The Annual Report will be mailed to homes, along with the next issue of the Journey during the coming week. Hope to see you on zoom!
Rector Search Survey
The first part of our search process includes writing a parish profile, and in order to do that well, we need to get a sense of what the congregation believes are our current strengths and what vision we have for the future. We are very committed to listening to everyone who wants to share ideas and have been working hard to figure out the best way to do that despite pandemic restrictions. Please help us by filling out the following survey:

This is the first step in our listening process. We will be following up with opportunities for small group and individual conversations during coffee hours in February. Look for details and a schedule in upcoming announcements and Journey. Your thoughts matter to us!
The Last Sunday after Epiphany
Dear Friends in Christ,

On the Last Sunday of Epiphany, February 14 we plan to offer another Communion@Home service.

Everyone agreed that the Christmas Eve Service was that much more special by sharing the gifts of the altar. We hope that you will be able to participate again. To assist in this, we welcome the return of the pyx (metal container) which will be sanitized for re-use. Please drop it off at your convenience by depositing it in the "dropbox" located in front of Memorial Garden entrance doors to the church.
IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE, please sign up here. This will ensure that we have an appropriate quantity of communion@home containers prepared. Note: this is only available locally.

Communion will be available for pickup:
Friday, February 12, 11am to 1pm
Saturday, February 13, 3-5pm

If you are not able to make either of these times or need us to deliver the Eucharist, please sign up here OR email the office or leave a voice message on the office phone: (650) 341-8206.
Finally, we will also have ashes available for pickup on those days for Ash Wednesday service. We will “ash” ourselves as part of the liturgy. More details to follow.
Blessings this Epiphany tide,
Transfiguration Book Club
Join us in reading 

Love is the Way 
by Bishop Michael Curry

We had a great first meeting last weekend and have one more session
to discuss the second half of the book.

January 30th from 2-3:30pm

password: 2020
Book Review:
“The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. This book will lead readers to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity.”

To purchase the book at Reach and Teach, a local independent bookstore in San Mateo.
Faith Formation
Faith Lab (Youth Group)
4:30 pm in the Faith Formation zoom room
Our Faith Lab youth gather on Sundays at 4:30pm in the Faith Formation zoom room. Questions or for password, email

C.O.W. (Community of Wonder)
4 pm in the Faith Formation Zoom Room
C.O.W.(Community of Wonder) gathers on Mondays at 4pm in the Faith Formation zoom room. Questions or for password, email
Joyful Noise Storytellers Needed
Storytellers are needed to share the favorite stories of our faith for our Joyful Noise families. No storytelling experience is needed, just a desire to share a story with our families. The stories and scripts are provided for you. You can record your story ahead of time or tell your story live during the Joyful Noise service at 9:15am on Sundays. Storytelling is a great family activity—let your children tell the story with you. Please take a look at the calendar and add your name to tell your favorite story at Joyful Noise, Joyful Noise Storyteller Sign Ups. Contact Michele Maia, with any questions or help with recording your story. Everyone is invited to join us on Sundays at 9:15 for Joyful Noise! 
Forward Day by Day

The February/March/April 2021 issue of Forward Day by Day is now available. Please email the office if you would like a copy sent to your home. This resource is also available online: click here
This Week in Parish Life 
Saturday, January 30
4:00pm - Transfig Book Club: Love is the Way, by Bishop Michael Curry. via zoom password: 2020

Sunday, January 31
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
9:15am - Joyful Noise Service - via zoom: story, music, prayer with coffee hour to follow
Joyful Noise zoom password: 2020
10:30am - Zoom/Livestream Liturgy: Eucharist -with Zoom coffee hour to follow
10:30 Eucharist zoom password: 3900
Simultaneous Livestream:
To download or print the bulletin for Eucharist click here: 
4:30pm - Faith Lab (Youth Group), Faith Formation zoom
For link email:

Monday, February 1
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
4:00pm - Community of Wonder (C.O.W.) on Faith Formation Zoom
For link email:

Tuesday, February 2
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
10:30am - Staff Meeting via zoom

Wednesday, February 3
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
9am - Morning Prayer (password: 3900)
10:30am - Gospel Preview (password: 3900)

Thursday, February 4
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)

Friday, February 5
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)

Saturday, February 6

Sunday, February 7
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
And the Transfiguration Annual Meeting
9:15am - Joyful Noise Service - via zoom: story, music, prayer with coffee hour to follow
Joyful Noise zoom password: 2020
10:30am - Zoom/Livestream Liturgy: Morning Prayer -with Zoom coffee hour to follow
10:30 Liturgy zoom password: 3900
Simultaneous Livestream:
Immediately following the 10:30 Service, the Annual Meeting will commence via zoom. If attending the 10:30 service via zoom, please stay on; Or join zoom at approximately 11:30am:
Annual Meeting zoom password: 3900

4:30pm - Faith Lab (Youth Group), Faith Formation zoom
For link email:

Clergy Support during the pandemic
If you wish to speak to any of our clergy please note their phone numbers and email below and reach out to them or call the church office for assistance. We are not able to meet in person as per Diocesan instructions unless it is a matter of life or death, but we ARE delighted to talk to you about any pastoral concerns. If a pastoral situation occurs that is a matter of life or death please reach out to one of our clergy as noted below.  

Interim Rector: The Rev. Bob Kossler
415 309-9118 -
Director of Music: Matthew Burt
650 283-7512 -
Director of Family Ministry: Michele Maia
510 816-4324 -
Operations Manager: Noreen Huey
650 341-8206 -
Deacon: The Rev. Hailey McKeefry-Delmas 
650 201-6139 -
Parish Office 650 341-8206
Transfiguration Episcopal Church
3900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403