The 25th Sunday after Pentecost
November 14, 2021

in person or via zoom

9:00am Joyful Noise Plus! 
via Transfiguration Zoom password: 3900
A family friendly service followed by coffee hour via zoom.
All Are Invited!

10:30am In-Person, Indoor Eucharist
with Stewardship Ingathering
at Transfiguration with coffee hour to follow
To participate via livestream, go to the parish website at 10:30am.
If participating via livestream, download the bulletin here
If you are planning to attend the 10:30am In-Person Eucharist
  • Park in the lower parking lot as you are able, reserving the upper lot for those with limited mobility.
  • Please enter the church from the Memorial Quiet Garden entrance only.
  • All attendees must wear a mask. If you are unvaccinated, please attend via livestream.
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
Lex Castiglia on Tuesday, Cathy Apsley on Thursday, Tripp Garrish on Friday.

Stewardship Ingathering - This Sunday, November 14
This Sunday we will bless the pledge cards that have been submitted. Thank you to all who have pledged for 2022. If you have not yet turned your pledge card, please do so! The Vestry will be reviewing the status of pledges and following up with parishioners as needed, so that the budgeting process for 2022 can proceed.
Joyful Noise Helpers Needed
Readers and Storytellers for fall and Advent—please sign up

Add your voice to our Joyful Noise this season! We need storytellers and readers for our 9am Joyful Noise service on zoom. The readings are from a simplified lectionary for children and the stories are from our Godly Play collection. Reading and storytelling are easy and fun ways to be involved in our Joyful Noise celebration each Sunday. Novice and experienced, youth or adult, all storytellers are welcome and you will be provided with a script and suggestions on how to tell the story. In this new season we have lots of favorite stories to enjoy. Please click the link to sign up and add your voice to our Joyful Noise!

Be a part of Christmas Pageant 2021
Everyone is invited to participate! 
Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to pick your favorite pageant part. Our Christmas pageant will be
pre-recorded again this year to ensure everyone’s safety and to allow everyone to participate!

This year our pageant players will record their parts in the comfort of their own homes. We will provide scripts, costumes and guidance for recording on zoom at home. It’s easy, fun and everyone can participate—babies, children, teens, adults, seniors and even your favorite pets!

Casting is the first step in making our marvelous pageant. The list of available roles follows; please take a look and email me with your favorite 2 or 3 parts. One of the wonderful bonuses of a recorded pageant is that you can play more than one part! Please email me,, with pageant part preferences and with any questions as soon as possible. We hope to have everything recorded by the end of November. 

Christmas Pageant Roles: 
Sheep and other animals
Advent Wreath Making Workshop sign-up now!
Sunday, November 28
3:30 pm - 5 pm
Redwood Room (parish hall)

Join us for making Advent wreaths on the first Sunday in Advent. We will provide all the materials needed to make a beautiful wreath of seasonal greenery and candles for your home. All ages are welcome and feel free to invite friends and family to this festive afternoon. Hot cider, hot chocolate and treats will be served.

Sign-up to attend the workshop or pre-order a take home kit here

For more information please contact Michele
Gingerbread House Decorating
Saturday, December 18, 1-2:30 pm
Parish Hall—Redwood Room
Join us for a festive afternoon of gingerbread house decorating and Christmas fun. Everyone is invited to join in and celebrate the Christmas season. Decorate your gingerbread house with us—enjoy the icing and candy without making a mess in your kitchen! You can reserve a pre-built gingerbread house kit by completing this form. Kits include a pre-built gingerbread house and plenty of extra candy for decorating. Our gingerbread party will include hot chocolate and other tasty treats, music and games. The suggested donation for a gingerbread house kit is $30, please reserve your kit by December 1. 
To sign up, click here.
Men's Retreat @ St. Dorothy's Rest
January 21-23, 2022
Join us for a weekend of service and fellowship at St. Dorothy's Rest with the men of the Transfiguration community. Friday Evening, January 21 - Sunday Morning, January 23. Questions? contact Aidan

To register, click here
This Week in Parish Life 
Sunday, November 14
The 25th Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am - Joyful Noise Plus via Transfiguration zoom, password: 3900
followed by coffee hour via zoom
10:30am - In-person, Indoor Eucharist at Transfiguration with simultaneous livestream
and C.O.W.(Children of Wonder); followed by coffee hour
To participate via livestream, go to the parish website at 10:30am.
If participating via livestream, download the bulletin here
2pm - Sacred Ground (via zoom)

Monday, November 15
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
6:30pm - Masterworks Chorale Rehearsal (Church)

Tuesday, November 16
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
10:30am - Staff Meeting (Redwood Room)

Wednesday, November 17
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
9am - Morning Prayer (password: 3900)
10:30am - Gospel Preview (password: 3900)
7pm - Vestry Meeting (via zoom)

Thursday, November 18
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
3:30pm - PCC (Parish Care Commitee) via zoom

Friday, November 19
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)

Saturday, November 20
noon - Memorial Service for Merrick Dowson (Church) and reception to follow

Sunday, November 21
The Last Sunday after Pentecost
9:00am - Joyful Noise Plus via Transfiguration zoom, password: 3900
followed by coffee hour via zoom
10:30am - In-person Indoor Eucharist at Transfiguration with simultaneous livestream
followed by coffee hour

Staff Time Off in the coming weeks
Staff members will be taking some much needed time off in the coming weeks. Michele will be away Friday, November 19 - Sunday, November 21. Bob will be away Monday, November 22 - Monday, November 29. Noreen will be away Friday, December 3 - Monday, December 6.

Clergy Support
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. If a pastoral emergency occurs, please reach out to one of our clergy as noted below.  

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