The Third Sunday in Lent
& International Women's Day
March 7, 2021

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

10:30am Morning Prayer via zoom/livestream
with coffee hour to follow

(No public worship at Church during Covid-19 pandemic)
This Sunday, March 7, 2021
The Third Sunday in Lent
& International Women's Day

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 Morning Prayer via zoom/livestream
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 Morning Prayer 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
Anna Del Rosso on Monday; Joe Haines, Mary Lee Hatfield, Prescott Burt-Chung on Wednesday; Phuong Thai and Hayes Bakken on Thursday; Bobby Howie on Friday and Skip Howie, John Garrish on Saturday.
Happy Anniversary
Kathleen & Joseph Villa on Sunday (today); Noelle & Jeff Chard on Monday.
OUTREACH: Digital Access Drive for LatinX/Hispanic Churches in our diocese

The Rev. Liz Muñoz has requested support for four LatinX/Hispanic congregations in our diocese with particular challenges during this pandemic. The diocese's clergy agreed to help keep the Latino/a/e church communities digitally connected until everyone can gather in person again. I believe this a vital outreach to churches facing the digital divide. Transfiguration members, can you help these churches in this time of need?

You can make a financial contribution at A button allows you to determine how you would like this donation to be used. You can press this button and scroll to Digital Access Drive.
You can also donate by mailing a check to: (Please note "Digital Access Drive" in the memo)
St. James
1540 12th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606

If you would like to donate a device, please contact Deacon Laura Eberly ( or 603.545.5039) to arrange contactless pickup for any devices you wish to donate. 

Thank you for your support!
Lenten Blessings,
Wednesday Lenten Series
Life Transformed:
The Way of Love in Lent

We are offering a new Lenten Series that uses The Way of Love as a Lenten framework. We will take a journey through Lent to Easter and reflect on God’s loving actions. Like the Easter Vigil, we will walk through our salvation history as reflected in Holy Scripture.
This week Michele Maia will lead the session. All are invited to join any and all of the following sessions:
Mar 10 - LEARN: Learn Wisdom and Live (Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6)
Mar 17- BLESS: A New Heart and a New Spirit (Ezekiel 36:24-28)
Mar 24 -REST: The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14)
Mar 31 -WORSHIP: The Gathering of God’s People (Zephaniah 3:12-20)

During each session we will have a brief check-in, show a short video and read the recommended text, sit in quiet meditation and reflect on what we saw, heard and read, and end with a discussion.

Join us on Wednesday evenings:
Transfiguration zoom, password 3900
Faith Formation
Faith Lab (Youth Group)
Lent Project: Stations of the Cross
This Sunday at 4:30pm 

All youth are invited to participate in a special project for Good Friday. In conjunction with the youth of the Church of the Epiphany we will be creating artwork for the Stations of the Cross that will be shared with the congregation of Good Friday. Join us for Faith Lab this Sunday at 4:30 to learn more about this project and the Stations of the Cross. 

Join us Sunday at 4:30 in the Faith Formation zoom room, passcode: 2020. To learn about an ancient and interesting tradition, create art, and chat with church friends. 
Questions or for password, email
Be a part of our Easter Vigil celebration! 
Actors and artists are needed to help us tell the parable of Good Samaritan in a video that we will feature during our Easter Vigil.

We need children and youth to help tell the story. We need bandits and Levites and priests and travelers—all the parts are open. Just let Michele,, know what part you would like to play. We will be filming in front of a green screen in the parish hall at Church of the Epiphany, 1839 Arroyo Ave, San Carlos, just like we did for the Christmas pageant. Costumes will be available when you come to film on either Saturday March 20, 11am-12:30pm or Monday, March 22, 3:30-5:00pm. Scripts will be available soon, with speaking and non-speaking parts available. If you are interested in contributing art for the background, please let Michele know. The link to sign up for a time to come to Epiphany to film is here:

If you want to remember the story of the Good Samaritan, check out these versions told in Legos and by the vegetables of Veggie Tales

Thank you for helping us tell the story and making our Easter Vigil extra special!
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
Flowering Easter Cross 2021
This year we are growing our Easter cross we started last year! Noreen has created a 3-D flower for us to color, cut and fold into a special Easter flower.
  • Print the flower project PDF below and color it at home using whatever materials you have available.
  • Before you cut and fold it, take a picture or scan of the flat, colored sheet and email it to
  • We will print and turn them into 3-D flowers that will grow our Easter cross.

Art is always more fun when done in community.
Join us on Saturday, March 13 at 4 pm in the Faith Formation zoom room to color and create Easter flowers together. Print your project sheet, gather your art supplies and meet us on zoom for a relaxing hour of coloring and conversation. 

You can get started now and create as many flowers as you like. Please remember to send the photos to us. The more flowers we receive, the more our cross will grow and become a beautiful symbol of new life. 
Click here (or on the image) to download the paper flower project pdf.

If you would prefer to have flower project sheets sent to you, please email Noreen at
Readers! Join us in reading and discussing The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
When: Saturday, March 20 
Time: 3:00-4:30pm

From the back of the book: In Morrison’s bestselling first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

Here is the link to purchase the book at a local, independent bookstore in San Mateo:

We had so many great recommendations! Thanks to all who recommended books. The next book we will read will be Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging; Edited by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh and will discuss it after the Easter holiday.
This Week in Parish Life 
Sunday, March 7
The Third Sunday in Lent
& International Women's Day
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:
To download the bulletin for Morning Prayer click here:

4:30pm - Faith Lab (Youth Group)
Lent Project: Stations of the Cross
Faith Formation zoom
For link email:

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

Tuesday, March 9
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
10:30am - Staff Meeting via zoom

Wednesday, March 10
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
9am - Morning Prayer (password: 3900)
10:30am - Gospel Preview (password: 3900)
7:00pm - Lenten Series: Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent via zoom (password: 3900)

Thursday, March 11
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)

Friday, March 12
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)

Saturday, March 13
4:00pm - Easter Flower Making via Faith Formation zoom password: 2020

Daylight Savings Time begins. Don't forget to Spring Forward!
Sunday, March 14
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
9:15am - Joyful Noise Service - via zoom: story, music, prayer with coffee hour to follow
Joyful Noise zoom password: 2020
10:30am - Zoom/Livestream Eucharist -with Zoom coffee hour to follow
10:30 Liturgy zoom password: 3900
Simultaneous Livestream:

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