The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday

March 14, 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)
Don't forget! Spring Forward and set your clocks one hour ahead this Saturday night before going to sleep.
This Sunday, March 14, 2021
IV Lent and Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday

Dear Friends in Christ,

This Sunday is Episcopal Impact Sunday, and we will listen to guest speaker, The Rev. Lindy Bunch. Lindy serves on the Board of Episcopal Impact Fund (EIF), the Diocese of California's outreach arm. The agency was previously known as Episcopal Charities. Lindy and EIF are working to cultivate a stronger relationship with churches across the diocese and let everyone know about the charity's work, grants to community-based nonprofits, and support to congregations' anti-poverty work.
 
I hope you find her sermon insightful and inspiring.
 
Yours in Christ,
Bob+
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/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 http://www.transfig-sm.org at 10:30am
Coffee hour (via zoom) follows the service.

To download or print the bulletin for Zoom 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
Matt Krause on Sunday (today), Keith Jobe on Wednesday; Margot Burt-Chung, Josephine Kearns and Kelsey Popa on Friday.
Easter Video Project—we need your help!

For our Transfiguration-Epiphany Easter Vigil at 4pm we would love to create a video montage. Will you help us out? 

Record yourself joyfully saying that word that we don’t use in liturgy during the Lenten Season. (hint: it’s “Alleluia”)

It would be great if you would record you – and anyone else in the house with you – saying that word with great enthusiasm - just that one word. 

Dwight Hill, from Epiphany, is going to edit them all together for us to use in our combined Transfiguration-Epiphany 4pm Easter Vigil and our Easter morning service. So fire up your phones or your tablets and send Dwight your recording. You can upload to SmugMug, https://dwighthill.smugmug.com/upload/FtG4dz/Easter or you can send it directly to Dwight via his email, hill.Dwight.d@gmail.com. Or, you can send your videos to Michele, michele@transfig-sm.org and she'll get it to Dwight. Please send us your video by March 25. Thank you so much for helping make Easter extra joyous!
Flowering Easter Cross 2021
Art is always more fun when done in community.
Join us THIS 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 create as many flowers as you like any time:

  • Print the flower project PDF 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 office@transfig-sm.org.
  • All flowers received BEFORE March 19 will be printed and made into 3-D flowers that will grow our Easter cross.

Click here to download the paper flower project pdf.
Wednesday Lenten Series Continues
Life Transformed:
The Way of Love in Lent

Join Us!
This week Hailey McKeefry-Delmas will lead the session. All are invited to join any and all of the following sessions:
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)

Join us on Wednesday evenings:
Transfiguration zoom, password 3900
Faith Formation
Be a part of our Easter Vigil celebration! 
Actors and artists are needed to help us tell the parable of the 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, michele@transfig-sm.org, 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094FAAAD29A3FB6-good

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!
Easter Flowers & Music 
Easter services will be virtual again this year, but we will still have special music and flowers as part of the celebration!

We invite you to make a special donation for Flowers and Music for Easter in memory of or in thanksgiving for loved ones. 
Please click here to make a donation and submit your dedication message.
OR mail a check to Transfiguration with Easter Flowers & Music in the memo line and enclose a note with your name and the wording for your dedication.

Responses received by no later than Tues. March 23, will be included in the printed bulletin for Easter services. Thank you for your support!
Remembering David Lintott
Longtime parishioner David Lintott, husband of Jane Lintott, died late last year and his obituary was recently posted in the Daily Journal. Click here to read about his life including all of his volunteering at Transfiguration and in the broader local community.
This Week in Parish Life 
Daylight Savings Time begins. Don't forget to Spring Forward!
Sunday, March 14
The Fourth Sunday in Lent & Episcopal Impact Fund Sunday
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:  http://www.transfig-sm.org
To download or print the bulletin for Zoom Eucharist click here:

4:30pm - Faith Lab (Youth Group), Faith Formation zoom
For link email: michele@transfig-sm.org

Monday, March 15
8:30am - Morning Meditation 
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)
4:00pm - C.O.W. (Community of Wonder), Faith Formation zoom
For link email: michele@transfig-sm.org

Tuesday, March 16
8:30am - Morning Meditation 
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)
10:30am - Staff Meeting via zoom

Wednesday, March 17
8:30am - Morning Meditation 
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)
9am - Morning Prayer
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)
10:30am - Gospel Preview
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)
7:00pm - Lenten Series: Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent via zoom
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)
7:00pm - Vestry Meeting via zoom

Thursday, March 18
8:30am - Morning Meditation 
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)

Friday, March 19
8:30am - Morning Meditation 
https://zoom.us/j/6503418206 (password: 3900)

Saturday, March 20
3:00pm - Book Group via Faith Formation zoom password: 2020

Sunday, March 21
The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Transfiguration will worship with Church of the Epiphany at10:00am
9:15am - Joyful Noise Service - via zoom: story, music, prayer with coffee hour to follow
Joyful Noise zoom password: 2020

10:00am -Celtic Eucharist @ Church of the Epiphany, San Carlos
(bulletin pdf and link for the service to be provided next week)

4:30pm - Faith Lab (Youth Group), Faith Formation zoom
For link email: michele@transfig-sm.org

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.  

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