Dea Podhajsky

Dea Podhajsky

The Reverend Bob Saik, Rector 480-980-1981 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., The Reverend Dan Heron, Deacon 480-729-4488 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ms. Eileen Chandler, Director of Children's Ministry, Mr. Gary Quamme, Music Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Ms. Joan Crossmen, Treasurer, Ms. Linda Ostmeyer, Office Manager 480-986-1145 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Barbara Lafford, Senior Warden, Don Strachota, Junior Warden  Vestry: Pat Gutsch, Steve Dingle, Meg Stresenreuter,Steve Lazlo, Lynn Graff, Elena Little, Ruby Seyffert, Eileen Chandler, Dea Podhajsky

Our Mission

Come join us on Sunday at 8 or 10 and see first hand how our caring, loving community is living into our name.

Advent Dinner

Saturday, December 9 will be the Advent Dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars for this special event. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

Harvest Festival

The Festival Report
Bill Robinson

Last Saturday marked the 2nd Annual Desert Harvest Festival, sponsored by The Crazy Chile Farm, Transfiguration Episcopal Church, and the Maricopa County Community Garden Association. Heartfelt thanks to the many, many, people who pitched in to make the event a success! Celebrities in attendance included Mesa Mayor John Giles, Phoenix Opera star Johnny Huerta, folk and rock star Chris Rutledge (recently returned from his European tour), professional chef and chile cook-off winner Gordon Noyes, Laura Ward from House of Clydesdales, Troy Haviland from Haviland Shires, and Verde Valley based Leslie Fox from the Arizona Department of Agriculture Advisory Board for Food and Agriculture.

The Farmer's Market portion of the Festival was noticeably larger than last year with more fresh produce, two egg producers, and a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) Garden. Our exhibitors consisted of Tenth Generation Farms (eggs and horses), Haviland Shires, True Garden Mesa (hydroponic produce/CSA), The Crazy Chile Farm, St. Andrew's Sedona (chile powders, jams, jellies, and salsas), Mesa Urban Gardens, Mesa HEART Studio (vegetable art), Local First Arizona, The Garden Gal, Vermiculturist, BG&P Fresh Roasted Green Chile, Transfiguration Prayer Shawls with Linda Jo, CAAFA (Community Alliance Against, Family Abuse, Harvest of Hope Community Garden, and The Maricopa County Master Gardener Program.

An increased number of activities for children (and an increased number of children attendees!) received lots of favorable comments--Art projects from Jaime Glasser, a free-throw contest, and curry-combing of the two Clydesdales. Thanks again folks.

Bill Robinson??

Farm Report

Subject: The Farm Report B

The Crazy Chile Farm ,officially, now has two growing fields and has more than doubled in size!  Field 2, the new field that Bob DeSpeilgeleare plowed with the John Deere last week, with be the new home of the 2018 Campo Dorado chile crop.  Field 1, the original field, will support a crop of Native American blue corn from Feb to June, and a pumpkin crop from June to the end of Oct.  Field 1 and Field 2?  Too prosaic?  Actually I think it sounds quite Dr. Seussy--like something out of The Cat in The Hat.

 

By Bill Robinson

We have made landfall. We are currently in Seville, Spain. Come join us on Wednesdays in the Parish Hall or submit your mileage to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mount Tabor is closer each month. Thanks to all who participate.

Rummage Sale

The ECW annual Rummage Sale will be held on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th. The times for Friday are 8-4 and Saturday 8-1. This is a major fund raiser so please support us. The pricing on items is free will.

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