8:00am The Traditional Eucharist
9:30am The Joyful Noise Eucharist
10:30 am The Musical Eucharist
From the Assistant Rector
A few weeks ago I was in Chandler, Arizona visiting my daughter and son-in-law for another special occasion. I was honored to be the presider at the baptism of my 4-month young grandson, Benjamin. The second Sunday in Easter can sometimes be kind of a let down after an Easter morning full of amazing stories, glorious music, and packed pews. Surprisingly, St. Matthew's was completely full on "low Sunday." Granted, two dozen of the worshippers were members of my extended family, but even the chancel had a full team of liturgical leaders. Only one chair was vacant, so I was invited to sit in the cathedra. Rest assured, this generous act of hospitality did not inflate my ego, for I have no aspirations to become a bishop. However, it did prompt me to reflect on the various ways in which I was warmly welcomed during my visit. The Assistant Rector and Verger were especially supportive as I presided in an unfamiliar space. And many of the parishioners were so friendly and welcoming that I truly felt I was entrusting my newly baptized grandson into the loving arms of the household of God.
As a parish priest, I don't often have the opportunity to worship with other congregations. So when I do, I take notice of how my family and I are welcomed, invited, and connected as guests or potential newcomers. I wonder how I might fit in if I were to stay longer. At Transfiguration, we regularly have opportunities to invite strangers and friends into this special place we call home. I wonder who first welcomed you to Transfiguration and what influenced you to return. Would you be here today if that person had not connected with you? I wonder what difference you will make as you greet a visitor or newcomer today. I pray that all who courageously pass through our big red doors will be welcomed into this household of God as graciously as you were!
News & Announcements
Rector on sabbatical
Matthew is away in Israel and England through April 26. In case of pastoral emergency please call Monica at (505) 235-7345 or Fran at (415) 999-6662.
Distil Dinner Club Tonight Sun., April 17
Distil, our ministry for young adults is gathering for a potluck supper at Bethany's today, Sunday, 4/17, at 6:15pm. Questions? please speak to Dawn or Bethany.
Equipping the Beloved Community - The Sacrament of Time
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Paul's, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame
$10 - Cost to members of Transfiguration.
Register online: www.diocal.org/etbc
See flyers for more information.
Woods to Waves, May 7th
This annual fundraising event for St. Dorothy's Rest hospital camps is coming up on May 7th, 9:30am. Perhaps a group from Transfiguration will participate?
See poster in the Narthex for more information or visit their website:
Youth Confirmation Sessions continue
The next session of "Confirming Our Faith in the World" will be April 24 (9am-noon ) led by Monica Whitaker & Dawn Bailey.
Remaining Sessions: Sunday, May 1, 9-12 and Sunday, May 22, 9-12.
The General Confirmation will be at Grace Cathedral on June 4th and we will be celebrating our new confirmands the next morning at Transfiguration. Join in and support them!
Mark Your Calendars:
May 15 - Day of Pentecost - Festival Eucharist at 10am -parish wide service & 'Grill on the Hill'
Nightwatch in Grace Cathedral
Join youth in 6th-12th grades from around the Diocese and Northern California for fellowship and fun, sleeping overnight in Grace Cathedral. There will be facilitated community building, activity and contemplative activities, art, music and prayer. Nightwatch can also be a time for youth ministers from thorough the diocese of spend casual time together. We hope to see you and your youth there! Cost for Nightwatch is $15, and there is ample scholarship available. All youth must be accompanied by a designated Adult Leader.
When: 6:30pm April 29- 10am April 30
Where: Grace Cathedral
Cost: $15, scholarship available
Youth registration here:https://diocal.wufoo.com/forms/nightwatch-2016/
Adult Leader registration here:https://diocal.wufoo.com/forms/z1w5830u1p69zby/
Registration Deadline: April 25
Contact Andrea Foote: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosts requested for visiting singers
On May 19th, Good Shepherd, Belmont, is hosting the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble from Russia. They have requested a "home stay" for the night of the concert for four singers. If you would like to host one or more international, musical guests on 5/19, please contact Michael Arase-Barham: (650) 593-4844, or by email at email@example.com
Mary Ann McKay, today; Eric Johnson on Monday, Liam Bakken on Tuesday, Wendy Garrish on Wednesday, Pat Schneider and Courtney Cogswell on Thursday, Zoe Casamassina on Friday, Charlie Fox and Sophia Redkey on Saturday.
Jan and Peter Jensen on Friday.