The Second Sunday in Lent
February 28, 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, Feb 28, 2021
The Second Sunday in Lent

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 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
Mees Tielens on Monday, Silvio Del Rosso on Tuesday, Jane Lintott & Janine Barger on Wednesday, Emily Maia and Arcadia Duquette on Thursday and Jacqueline Manning on Friday.
Announcing The Ven. Hailey McKeefry Delmas
Dear Friends in Christ,

The Diocese of California announced that our deacon, Hailey McKeefry Delmas, has been appointed Archdeacon for the Diocese. In her new role, Hailey will be pastorally supporting the diocese's deacons and assisting Bishop Marc with communications and other diaconal duties and related activities. We now have two Archdeacons, the Ven. Nina Pickerell and now the Ven. Hailey. Of course, you might be wondering what this means to Transfiguration and Epiphany. Practically speaking, Hailey will continue in her role as deacon. However, Hailey may be away on certain Sundays, assisting the Bishop and the Diocese. We are blessed that Hailey will continue to serve with us as our deacon. Our congratulations go out to Hailey. Also, please offer your prayers for Hailey as she begins this new ministry.

Yours in Christ,
Digital Access Drive for LatinX/Hispanic Churches in our diocese

Dear Friends in Christ,
Many of our congregations experienced the impact of the pandemic. Some, with fewer resources, felt the challenges that sheltering in place brought more severely than others. In our last Clergy meeting with Bishop Marc, we listened to the Rev. Liz Muñoz as she described the particular challenges of our diocese's LatinX/Hispanic churches. 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. 
Rev. Muñoz named four congregations, Santisima Trinidad, Saint James/Santiago, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, and El Buen Pastor, need 40 tablets or other devices for her congregants to participate in our online ministries. With monetary donations that come in, Rev. Muñoz plans the purchase new Chromebooks priced at $200.00 each. Her communities are also looking for any donated tablets or computers that will support the Zoom app. The starting goal is to provide devices for 40 households in their four Latinx/Hispanic churches. Any additional funds raised will go toward improved hardware and bandwidth for our Wi-Fi networks. Each church can then provide internet access points for their respective communities. They set a deadline of March 5th to start purchasing these devices, so I am asking if Transfiguration's members can 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: 
St. James
1540 12th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
Please note "Digital Access Drive" in the memo
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 considering this important outreach.
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 Charles will lead the session. All are invited to join any and all of the following sessions:
Mar 3 - PRAY: Israel’s Deliverance at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:10-15:1)
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
Rector Search Survey - Last Chance!
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.

Thanks to all who have already completed the survey! The survey will close on Sunday.
If you have not yet had a chance to do so, please help us by going to this link to complete the survey:

Your thoughts matter to us!
Faith Formation
Summer Camp Preview
In Faith Lab this Sunday, February 28 at 4:30 pm
Faith Formation zoom, password: 2020

All are welcome!

Everyone is invited to Faith Lab this Sunday for a preview of summer camp! Lydia Villa will be joining us to have some fun and tell us all about summer camp this year at Bishop’s Ranch.

Come join the fun and get excited for summer! We will be playing games, having s’mores and making a craft. To get the most out of our camp preview, please gather and bring to zoom with you: graham crackers, a large marshmallow or two, chocolate and some embroidery floss, string, or yarn. 

Bishop’s Ranch is planning on having camp experiences available for all ages this summer. Join us on Sunday to get a sneak peek of the fun you can expect to have at camp!
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
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.
Flowering Easter Cross 2021
Last year for Easter we created a Covid friendly flowering Easter cross with beautiful flowers colored by parishioners. As we again prepare for Easter during the pandemic we are growing our Easter cross! 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. 

No need to wait until March 13 to color your flowers. 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 pdf for this year's paper flower project.

If you would prefer to have flower project sheets sent to you, please email Noreen at
This Week in Parish Life 
Sunday, February 28
The Second 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 Musical Eucharist -with Zoom coffee hour to follow
10:30 Liturgy zoom password: 3900
Simultaneous Livestream:

4:30pm - Faith Lab (Youth Group), Faith Formation zoom
Special Summer Camp Preview - All are invited!
For link email:

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

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

Wednesday, March 3
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 4
8:30am - Morning Meditation (password: 3900)
1:30pm - Staff Planning Meeting via zoom
4:00pm - Parish Care Committee (PCC) via zoom

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

Saturday, March 6

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:

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