Transfiguration Episcopal
July 2018
Dear Friends, 
This month I am pleased to share my space with Tammy Schuster, who has provided us with her monthly report about the Laundry Love ministry. I want to emphasize the importance of this ministry, which has touched so many lives since it began just a few years ago. All who rely on Laundry Love are treated with dignity and respect, and it’s amazing what some quarters, laundry soap, and a warm smile can do for people who struggle to make ends meet. This is a hands-on ministry that makes a real difference to those in need. Tammy’s report has some suggestions for ways you can help, and I hope many of you will take a personal interest in this ongoing outreach. 
Faithfully yours,

Laundry Love Outreach is thriving in St Charles County! We are now fully seeded at three locations, serving those in need of clean clothes and encouraging words, on the first, second and fourth Tuesday of each month. This ministry runs on quarters and volunteers. How can you help? 

Donations are gladly accepted. Quarters (or bills😊) can be placed in the red washing machine on the Coffee Bar. These funds support the growing Laundry Love outreach. 
Volunteers are always welcome! It takes two people to staff each location, so every month six volunteers are needed. It’s easy and requires no advanced training! We are looking for volunteers to staff the Sept- Dec laundry locations now. Please let Tammy Schuster know if you are interested. 

So what have our quarters and volunteers provided during April, May and June? Our eight dedicated volunteers have helped with 425 loads of wash! A special SHOUT out to: Jennie Kelly, Mark Schuster, Kerry Quinlisk, Pam Fadler, Alice Foster, Claire Reynolds, John Purcell, and Larry Hopen! We couldn’t do this without you! THANKS A BUNCH! 
Contact Tammy Schuster if you have any questions, or if you would like to volunteer.  
Happy 4th of July
Rector’s Vacation

The Rector will be away on vacation from Wednesday June 27 through Wednesday July 11. The Rev. Sally S. Weaver, recently-retired vicar of St. Francis’ in Eureka, will be the supply priest for July 1 and 8. Sally will also be available in the event of a pastoral emergency. Should you need the services of a priest while the Rector is away, please contact Senior Warden Jim Furgason at 636-248-1806, and he will be in touch with Sally.
A Memorial Service for Chuck Trendley   will be held at Transfiguration on Saturday July 21 at 10:30 am. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those who can donate cookies for the Post-Service reception. If you are willing and able please sign up to donate.
Treasurer Position
According to both Diocesan and Transfiguration By Laws, a treasurer can only hold office for 5 consecutive years. It has been 5 years since I assumed the responsibility as treasurer. We are now in need of someone to become our treasurer for next year. If you have any interest in this position, please contact me by July 31 st and I will be very happy to review the responsibilities and duties of treasurer. Judy Ducar Phone: 636-978-2683 

School Supplies:  Once again it is time to collect school supplies for the students at LINC.  While we focus on wide-ruled loose-leaf paper, spiral notebooks, and folders with prongs, all school supplies are welcome.   School supplies generally go on sale in early July at stores such as Walmart, Target, and Office Max.  Collection bins will be in the Narthex, beginning in early July, and supplies will be delivered to LINC August 8.  Any questions can be directed to Bette Hammond, 480-983-1604. Anyone unable to shop can donate cash instead.  Thank you for your donations.
Life Line Screening will be at Transfiguration on Friday,  July 13th offering, safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not part of a routine physical. The cost for a Wellness Package is $139.00. 

Contact Pam Fadler for a $70.00 coupon for parishioners. 
Adult Forum
At our recent planning session, we all agreed that Adult Forum will have a reduced schedule for the summer months. 
Sunday July 15 – Remarks by parishioner Don Hammond based on a text from Paul’s Letter to the Romans.
Weekly Forums resume on Sunday September 9 with a session on Episcopal saint Frances Perkins, the dynamic Secretary of Labor in FDR’s administration.
On Sunday September 16 we will launch a 9-week series on the Reclaiming Jesus movement.
Future topics include a look at recently-released statistics on poverty in Missouri.
Third Tuesday for Seniors
There’s been a constant stream of people that come, but there’s plenty of room for more. Please invite your family and friends over 55 to our next Third Tuesday event on July 19 th at 11:00 a.m. 
Come for some social time before and then a FREE lunch (served at noon) and stay for games of all kinds: Bingo, Card Games and others. We usually end at about 2:00 p.m. There’s always something for everyone to enjoy.
Hope to see you there!
Blood Drive August 5th 9a.m.-12:00p.m.

Did you know: Blood donations drastically drop off during the summer months as people get busy with summer vacations and schools are out of session. Transfiguration Church invites you to participate in our upcoming blood drive. Each donation can provide up to four potentially lifesaving blood components. Donors truly make a difference in our community! Contact Kathy Strautz at 314-609-2001 TODAY with any questions! All those who come to donate blood or platelets between July 2 and August 12 will receive a voucher to redeem a $5 plastic gift card to Amazon or Subway.
 You can make an IMPACT!
Game and Card Night
date is July 27.   
Starts at 6. Soda and popcorn/chips provided.Bring something to share if you like. Bring your favorite game if you don't want to play cards.
Questions contact
Cathy Murphy-Maijer.

The Diocese of Missouri ECW annual Retreat Save-the-Date notice

The 2018 Diocese of Missouri ECW annual Retreat and meeting will be held on Saturday, August 25 th. This will be an all day retreat at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Eureka. 
Plan Ahead for this year’s Trivia Night Fundraiser!
October 5, 2018
It’s not just Trivia . . .
In addition to our great Trivia Rounds, and our popular $2 and $5 raffles, we have some new offerings.

A Special Silent Auction for a 7-night stay at the Vidanta Pacific Coast Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. 
Stay in a luxurious 2 bedroom/ 2 bath suite at the Grand Mayan Hotel while enjoying all this 2500 acre resort has to offer – including 27 swimming pools, 38 bars and restaurants, free evening entertainment 2 designer golf courses, spas and a 3-story shopping plaza. Details will be posted in the Narthex or contact Alice Foster or Louise Howden for more information. Gather your group of friends and/or family and start planning your bidding strategy! 
Bidding will take place at Trivia Night; minimum bid of $1600.
( Meals and airfare are not included.)

Fox Theater Tickets – back by popular demand! 
Two Orchestra level seats – Row J – Seats 9 and 11
   SIX Broadway Series Shows
Raffle Tickets will be $10 each and will be available beginning Sunday, September 2 nd. The winning ticket will be drawn at Trivia Night, but this year you do not have to be present to win, so feel free to sell tickets to co-workers, family or friends who are unable to attend Trivia Night.

And, of course, 10 great rounds of Trivia! So, start forming your fun-filled team now. Still $160 for a table of 8; tickets for the evening will go on sale Sunday, August 26 th. Once again, we will provide a free raffle ticket bundle (valued at $25) with the purchase a full table.
LINC: For the month of July, we are collecting Laundry Soap for our neighbors at LINC in Wentzville . Remember the children at Love Inc. Please bring in your donations and drop them in the designated box in the entry area.

Patriot Packages: We are selecting one item each month that is sent to the deployed men and women of our military. For the month of July, we ask for
Q Tips.  Please leave the item(s) in the container marked "Support Our Troops" on the shelving in the narthex. 
Church Prayer List
Mike Parker, Rich Robison, Karen Proctor, Dan Loewe, Karen Owen, Chuck Trendley, Auggie Powers, Jaime Lauck, Scott Leriche, Sarah Pryor, Diane Willard, John Antonio, Judy Kirby, Mark Ebert, Fay Wehmeyer, Bob Wehmeyer, Joey Huber, Ronald Secor, Mary Sue Robertson, Joshua Shire, Ruth Quinlisk, Kathy Furgason, Sean Brown family, Jose Gallardo, Mary Kammerer, Grayson McLean, Terry Eicher, Phillip Mann, Francine Renaud, Kristi Masinelli and family, Samantha Voss, Wendy Dennison, Marilyn Barry, Mary Shannon, and Mimi Maloney.
Please contact the Church Office if you wish to add or remove any name from the prayer list
Office Hours
The Church Office is now open on
Tues, Wed, Thurs
 8 Ramona Moyer
10 Fay Wehmeyer
15 Deb MacIvor
18 Bill Henry
22 Paul Richardson
24 Drew Lawless
25 Henry Notgrass
27 Nicole Jones
29 Dawn Henry
29 Gayle Jennison
30 Jennifer Rushing
31 Joan Schmidt
 3 Mary Drew 
 9 Shirley Godt
 9 Thomas Wagner
10 Carl Schmidt
11 Bob Daniels
11 Norm Fadler
11 Mike Mendenhall
12 Jack Klaskin
13 Ed Jones
15 Rick MacIvor
19 Jim Furgason
19 Andrew Schuster
23 Ron Walchauser
24 Anna Scorsone
24 Jack Taliaferro
25 Charles Trendley
30 Terry Haub
 8 Rick & Deb MacIvor
26 Marty & Carrie Mares
 1 Cory & Claire Reynolds
 5 John & Sally Klaskin
 5 Bud & Roxane Jablonski
10 Ken & Susan Stabenow
12 John & Mary Ellen Antonio
21 Tom & Nancy Rediger
22 Tom & Karen Modde
23 Richard & Anne Wright
25 James & Carol Rushing
30 Tom & Mary Wagner 
31 Drew Lawless & Lynda Wilmott