From the Rector
Guide my feet
Thank you for your photos inspired by our Lent Theme: Guide My Feet. Noreen and I are enjoying getting them and making a choice each week as to which will go on the cover. Please keep sending them and look out for yours in a future week.
We have so many now that not all of them will get on a cover, but we are working on a plan to create a gallery page in a future issue of Journey so that you can see all of the photos we have seen.
As I go for a walk in the early morning around Bair Island I am often carrying burdens of the busy day ahead in my shoulders. I am occupied with the many things I have to do, but then invariably, as I make my way around the trail something will happen that will catch my attention. Just the other day a duck took off from the wetlands, it's wings slapping on the surface of the water as it started to climb. The sound got my attention and stopped me thinking about the items on my to do list and made me focus on the world around me.
I can get stuck inside my head and need to be reminded to be fully present in my whole body, breathing deeply and noticing creation around me. As I do this I find my center again and the items on the to do list start to look differently. As I walk, I find God guiding me and helping me to see what needs to be done in the day ahead. It happens best when I am breathing deeply, walking with my head up, and noticing the beauty of the dawn.
News & Announcements
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At our Annual Meeting we put up a volunteer board with opportunities that align with our parish vision. Please go and have a look during coffee hour and sign up for things you would like to do to help us achieve our vision as a parish this year.
TODAY: Expected & Unexpected
Join us today, Sun., Feb. 21 at 9am for a forum with guest speaker: Anne Lassahn, Lassahn Fiduciary Services. She will discuss fiduciary service options and answer questions about managing family trusts and related financial and legal concerns.
'Crazy Christians' Book Group
Our book group met for the first time this week. It was exciting to share reflections on our new Presiding Bishop's book 'Crazy Christians' together. Please read chapters 4-6 for this week's Wednesday discussion groups at noon (bring a bag lunch) and 6 pm. RSVP to Monica for the evening session so our host will know how much soup to prepare.
Thursday, Feb. 25th, 6:30pm: Episcopal 101
Join in discussion about the Anglican Communion, what it is, and what the recent controversies about sexuality have been about. We join over a potluck dinner at 6:30pm and will chat until about 8pm.
Women's Retreat - Feb. 26-28
Last call to register for Women's Retreat this weekend (Friday evening-Sunday noon). We still have a few spaces and scholarships available. Questions? Contact Monica Whitaker.
Youth Exploring Confirmation (Feb-May)
Over the next four months, several youth are participating in Transfiguration's confirmation exploration program to discern what it means to make a mature commitment to life-long faith formation and Christian service. Confirming Our Faith in the World is an interactive experiential program developed specifically for our parish youth. Please pray for our youth and their young adult mentors during this time of discernment. Our congregation will celebrate with all youth and adult participants on Sunday, June 5th at the 10 am service.
Transfig Teens for tonight, Feb. 21, 5-7pm, will be offered at our own site. Julia will be leading us on a 'mindfulness' walk around Transfig.
We will be joining with other churches on March 13th for an Agape Meal. Please RSVP to Matthew so we can provide a count.
Chapel Time & Kids Club Sign-ups
Now is the time to sign up for the rest of the program year for these ministries. Please follow this link to find the sign ups. Thanks!
St. Margaret's Guild - February Outreach
St. Margaret's Guild is sponsoring a Community Outreach Basket which supports the layette program at St. Luke's Medical Center, SF, providing pre-natal and ante-natal care to mothers who have limited resources. The collection basket is located in the Narthex. Please see flyers or the article in The Journey for more details.
We have many open Sundays for coffee hour hosting, for the 9:30, 10:30 & combined 10:00 services. Please take a look at the link below and sign-up or call Bethany Lukach at 831-229-4723. Thank you!
Altar Flower Dedications
Sponsoring altar flowers is a beautiful way to honor loved ones marking special life events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, baptism, confirmation, memory of a loved one, or a thanksgiving for life's blessings. We invite people to sign up on the New 2016 Flower Chart now posted in the Narthex. A donation for sponsoring altar flowers is $30-$50 per family/individual. You will receive an e-mail prior to the Sunday you signed up for, regarding the wording for your dedication.