Bulletin 8.18.19



Please join us for coffee hour in the Parish Hall following both services. Today we are celebrating August Birthdays.


Altar flowers are given today by Caryll Prokosch in celebration of the birthdays of her daughters, Caryn  M.D. Clements and Kassie DeCrosta.


We are completing our preparation for the nursery. If you are willing to help with running the nursery, please speak with Fr. Bob or Miriam Waddington.


Book Club will resume in October reading The Nickel Boys by Colsun Whitehead; November Pachinko by Min Jin Lee; December The Hate U Give by Angie Thompson and January The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia. Dates and other titles will be announced later.


The book ministry wants to thank the vestry for supplementing our funds in order to sponsor a camper to Camp Genesis this summer. We are switching to a summer schedule. We will sell books in front of the church on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. You may purchase books on other Sundays in the Parish Hall.


Every other month our newsletter will feature a short essay by one of our members on their reflections. Please consider submitting an essay of between 300-400 words.


Transfiguration Newsletter August edition is available to pick up in the narthex, along with earlier copies if you missed one. Thanks to Dea Podhajsky for directing this publication and those who contribute articles. If you have not been receiving your electronic newsletter, try adding This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your contacts.


Food Bank suggestions for next week: canned vegetables, instant potatoes, rice.


Members of The Lords Soup Kitchen encourage everyone to take a container of soup for your family or a shut-in that you know.

The Vestry would like to encourage people with questions to call Pat Mack contact person for this month. His phone number is 480-404-4541.


Instead of a destination, Walking on Wednesday has changed its goal. We want to create a community where we walk together (physically or virtually) sharing our pictorial walking stories with of our version of Flat Stanley - Flat Charlie aka Chillin’ Chile. Take a picture of you and Charlie, while traveling or in your summer community, and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you know of anyone who is in need of a prayer shawl please contact Joan Crossman, Linda Jo Johnson, Jan Saik or the office.


We ask your prayers for those in our Prayer Circle, others whose names we do not

know and for the following who have requested prayers:



Jerry S

Mary Ann

Ernest D

Len G


Pat K


Mel & Russ


Chris R

Monica E

Bill S



Amy W

Robbie F

Nona & Sterling



Callum Mac.



Paul & Peter G


Jane K




Robin & Nate P



Mabel & Bob W


Casie J

Ken & Lydia



Chet & Margie


Linda S




Harry W

Laura W




Prayer Circle names will remain on the list for at least a month. Please call the office at 480-986-1145 or record on the sheet additions or deletions, noting those who should remain on. Thank you for understanding when names are removed.


Upcoming Events


Monday, August 19 is Farm Workers at 6:00 a.m.; breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall and Project Ministry at 8:30 a.m.


Tuesday, August 20 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. is a meeting of Al-Anon in the Parish House. Parishioners are welcome to attend.  At 1:00 p.m. is Spirituality Workshop, also in the Parish House.

Wednesday, August 21 at 9:30 a.m. is Holy Eucharist; at 10:00 a.m. is Bible Study; at 11:00 a.m. is Cursillo Gathering, all in the Parish House.


Thursday, August 22 the office will be closed due to staff schedules.


Saturday, August 24 at 4:30 p.m. our August event will be a potluck and pool party at Fr. Bob & Jan’s house. A sign-up sheet and directions are available on the narthex table.


Mark your calendars for these upcoming Fall events: the Harvest Chile Festival on October 26 and the annual ECW Rummage Sale in November (date to be announced). Rummage sale contributions may be left in the Parish Hall storeroom.


We welcome new families and children at all of our services.


While in church, please be mindful of the sacredness of time and place.  Silence any personal communications devices.  We hope that you will warmly greet others while respecting those who wish to pray in the church.


Next Weeks Readings August 25, 2019 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 1:4-10 - Psalm 71:1-6 - Hebrews 12:18-29 - Luke 13:10-17


The Reverend Bob Saik, Rector  480-980-1981 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Gary Quamme, Music Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Debbi Bloom, Treasurer

Mrs. Linda Ostmeyer, Office Manager 480-986-1145 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs  8:00 a.m.-Noon   www.transfiguration-mesa.org



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