8:00 am The Traditional Eucharist
9:30 am The Joyful Noise Eucharist
10:30 am The Musical Eucharist
From the Rector
Veterans day is called Remembrance Day in the UK. It is a day to stop and remember those who lost their lives in World War I and II.
It is a significant time in the UK and from the beginning of November the British Legion (a veterans organization) sells poppies that people wear to show they are remembering.
There are arguments about this from time to time. Sometimes people say that to remember in this way is to celebrate war. In the 1980s some people started wearing white poppies as a sign of protest. This tradition didn’t catch on, but red poppies are still worn.
In the UK November 11 isn’t a national holiday, but the nearest Sunday is kept as a day for remembrance also, and Church of England churches often have a member of the military come and lay a wreath at the war memorial (many churches have a war memorial on their grounds). This always takes place at 11am and is accompanied by 2 minutes silence.
There are differences in America as we celebrate this day. I am glad that it is not just about WWI and WWII, but that it is a day to remember veterans from all conflicts.
I do miss some of the religious traditions that existed in the UK around Remembrance day. As a priest in Pimlico, a part of London that was badly bombed in the blitz, with parishioners in their late 80s and 90s who actually remembered being there, the idea of rememberance was always powerful. I never felt we were glorifying war, and believed that simply remembering was the most important thing we could do.
Anyone who has been through a war will tell you that remembering it properly is the best way to try and avoid conflict in future.
News & Announcements
Home & Hope walk/run
Thanks to our team participants: Aidan and Jessica Jobe Sea, Dace Samta, Patrick Fox, Greg Spurrier, Bethany Lukach, Matthew Woodward, Dawn Bailey, Nick Klein and Kathleen Villa. Thank you also to all who made donations - Team Transfiguration raised $2800 for Home & Hope!
Are you interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church? Perhaps you wish to be received into the Episcopal Church as a full member. If so, Episcopal 101 may be for you. November 19th at 6:30pm. We will meet for a potluck meal, share our experiences of church and learn more about the Episcopal church and end at about 8:30pm. For those wishing to be received into the Episcopal church by the Bishop during his visit on December 13th, this is a required class. Questions? Please speak to Fr. Matthew.
The Parish Care Committee is preparing Thanksgiving baskets to parishioners who are unable to attend church services or are recently bereaved. Please help by sharing your ‘harvest’ of fruits and small baked goods or cookies and bringing them to the parish hall on Sunday, November 22. We are looking for volunteers to participate in creating the gift baskets and/or pick up baskets after the 10:30AM service to deliver them to parishioners before Thanksgiving. Questions? contact Gillian Hartford
Brief Meeting-Christmas decorating
If you are interested in helping, please gather for a brief discussion about plans for Advent/Christmas decorating.
Transfig Teens - Nov. 22nd at 12noon
Our program for Transfig Teens takes on a slightly different tone for this week as we invite Virginia Fox to come and wonder with us about our life together at Transfig. Come and help us shape the Teens (and whole church!) program for the next year & we will take more photos for the Stations of the Cross.
Distil - November 22nd, 6:15pm
Our second Dinner Club evening takes place on Sunday, November 22 at 6:15 at Jessica and Aidans. The theme is: “Muddy Field vs Bright Field” - we explore light and dark on a Fall evening. Bring along fall foods to share and talk about this theme with Fr. Matthew and Dawn. Questions? speak to Dawn Bailey.
‘Women who knew Jesus’ author conversation and book signing
Holy Family, Half Moon Bay, and Good Shepherd, Belmont, invite you to a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring, author of the newly published Women who knew Jesus (AuthorHouse, 2015). Copies will be available for purchase and author-signing ($18 for softcover, $25 for hardcover). Hear Rev. Ring talk about her journey and learn about her book in which she invites readers to experience these women and their encounters with Jesus as part of the continued spiritual journey of the followers of Jesus. All are welcome!
Saturday, November 28, 5 p.m. @Holy Family, 1590 So. Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay
Sunday, November 29, 5 p.m. @ Good Shepherd, 1300 Fifth Avenue, Belmont
Contact:Michael Arase-Barham, firstname.lastname@example.org, 650.593.4844