From the Rector
Healing and Coloring
Today the Coloring Cover is an image from St. Luke's Chapel. If you just come into church and go right into the sanctuary you may have missed this space.
It is a beautiful space where we say morning prayer. It is also used for parents & children needing a moment's peace outside of the service on Sunday mornings. There is a speaker in there that picks up and relays what is going on in the sanctuary.
This morning at the 10:30 service, during Communion, we are also using it for our healing prayers. We are trying this again after about two years of using the space behind the organ. We would love feedback on how you find it. After you receive your communion please head to the chapel to receive prayers for healing and wholeness.
You will be prayed for under the light cast by the stained glass window in St. Luke's Chapel. It is a lovely window and provided the detail for our Coloring Cover today.
The window was donated by a parish family many years ago after their two young adult children were killed in a road accident. One was an artist and the other was training to be a doctor. The family chose the theme of St. Luke, the Physician, and incorporated figures for both of their children into the window.
As you receive prayers be mindful of the healing light bathing you through this window, and color in the cover in church or at home as an extension of your prayers.
News & Announcements
Home & Hope hosting This Week
Beginning this afternoon we are hosting homeless families in our Parish Hall for one week (June 12-19). Thank you to all who have signed up to set-up, prepare meals, cover shifts, and help with "tear down" afterward. Questions or want to volunteer? Please speak to Dace Samta or Inga Wiggers.
Summer Sunday Surprises
Summer Sunday Surprises starts next Sunday, June 19! The activities take place during the 10:30am service, with children returning for the Eucharist. Come along and join in the fun! Thank you to all who volunteered to lead these activities throughout the Summer months. Questions? speak to George or Jeanette.
July 4th Weekend Grill On the Hill
If you are in San Mateo over the July 4th Weekend, come and join us at Transfiguration on July 3rd for a Grill on the Hill after the 10:30 service. Bring something to grill for yourself/family, and a side or beverage to share.
Transfiguration Sunday - August 7
Plan to join us for Sunday, August 7 - Transfiguration Sunday - Parish-Wide Festival Eucharist at
10am. A parish-wide service, including the baptism of Joseph Patrick Longnecker and more! A 'Grill on the Hill' lunch - a barbecue lunch - will follow the service.
Plan our Transfiguration service
We are gathering a few people who will help to plan the special liturgy for this feast day celebration. Please contact Matthew or Kristen Kearns if you are interested in participating.
Reading Together Through the Generations
It's more fun to read books together. Let's do a monthly book club this summer and discuss it together over tea and snacks on the last weekend of June, July and August. We hope that kids of all ages would join us. Everyone is welcomed.
For June, we will be reading Ramona the Brave by Beverly Clearly. In July, A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: No Such Thing as a Witch (A Stepping Stone Book) by Ruth Chew. Finally, in August we will be reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.
If you have any questions, please speak to Michele Charles. Happy Reading!
From the Episcopal Diocese of CA 2016 Nominating Committee:
Nominations are now open for 20 positions within our Diocese to be elected at the 2016 Diocesean convention in October.
To ensure all Deaneries are fairly represented within the elected leadership positions of our diocese, representatives from each congregation have been encouraged to solicit nominations. As Episcopalians we each have the unique opportunity to lead in our diocese and shape our common life. The Nominating Committee of 2016 seeks to provide balanced representation from all parts of the Beloved Community.
This is a significant opportunity - please speak to Matthew if you are interested in exploring this participation in Diocesan leadership.
We have many open Sundays for coffee hour hosting, for the 9:30, & 10:30 services over the Summer. Please take a look at the link below and sign-up or contact Bethany Lukach. Thank you!
Feeding 45,000 - August 13th, 10-noon
Please consider signing up to record interest in volunteering for this meal packaging event. We will soon have details of how to sign up online with specific volunteer time slots. We will need folks for set up and take down plus a lot of meal packers during the main event from 10 am to noon. Save the date - August 13th! Questions? speak to Jennifer Robinson.
Office Hours for Summer
The Parish Office will be closed on Fridays throughout the summer. If you need to come by, please do so Monday - Thursday. As always, clergy are available via cell phone in case of pastoral emergency. Thanks!
Bishop Ryan on Monday, Nancy Cerreta, Shannon Yonker and Dawn Bailey on Thursday.