On Sunday, December 6th, we will reopen the church. We will have a service at 8:00 AM in the Parish Hall and 10:00 AM in the church. As you know, our facilities were closed for two weeks because a person attended the church who later tested positive for Covid 19. I am thankful that no one else has tested positive. For that reason, I remind you that everyone must wear a mask and stay socially distant while attending services. I also wish to share with you that I will change the way we distribute communion to help protect everyone. Communion will be distributed after the service outside the buildings. Thank you for your understanding. The 10:00 service will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. You may also watch it later in the day or during the week.
We have entered the season of Advent, a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus. This Sunday we will light the candle of peace on the Advent wreath. We ask God to bring us peace in all things.
I ask your prayers for those who have contracted the virus and for all the health care workers who are helping people in hospitals. Let us pray that everyone will be safe and healthy. We pray for those who are unemployed or hungry or are in need of housing. We pray for children.
Stewardship Campaign. I am thankful for everyone who has supported Transfiguration with their pledge for 2021. If you have not yet returned your pledge,I ask you to prayerfully consider how you might help Transfiguration. Fr. Bob
Although this year we cannot sponsor the Angel Tree for Brinton School, ECW has learned that they would love to receive books and board games. If you wish to contribute, please bring donations in by December 8. You may leave them in the Church, Parish Hall or the Parish House on Sunday or Monday through Thursday.
I am working on a plan to have some Sunday services outside. We will do this to keep everyone safe as the number of COVID-19 cases increase. I am looking for an amplifier to use for outside services. Let us know if you can help. Please look for updates in future emails. Fr. Bob
Episcopal Calendars for 2021 and copies of the December newsletter are available to pick up in the Church and Parish Hall. Thanks to Dea Podhajsky, newsletter editor, and all who contributed articles to the publication.
Cans and plastic recycling may be brought to the Parish House and left in designatedbins in the garage.
Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito, Mexico. A couple of years ago, Transfiguration provided funds to supply the boys and girls club with computers for the children. In addition to all the other uses of these computers, the children have now started a pen pal exchange with children in Florida. The club now needs contributions to stay open. If you would like to assist, please give a gift to the church with a memo line entry "Rosarito Boys and Girls Club". Chris Whitehead will deliver the gifts to the club. If you wish to find out more about the club or wish to give directly you can do so at the following internet link: https://www.clubrosarito.org/ Thank you in advance. Father Bob
Our Vestry Contact is Bob Wilk. His number is 480-450-5401.
If you know someone who could use soup, please stop by the office. It has been made available by The Lords Soup Kitchen workers.
Topic: Transfiguration Coffee Hour Sunday at 11:15 a.m.
We plan to use the same ID and password for all future ZOOM Coffee Hours
See the Thursday email for the link.
Suggested donations next week for the Food Bank are canned vegetables, instant potatoes, rice.
Food & Supply delivery is available: Several Good Samaritans have stepped forward to help our members who are stuck at home. We understand that some basic supplies like toilet paper and paper towels are once again in short supply. If you need help finding food or supplies that can be delivered to your house, please call the office at 480-986-1145 and we will ask one of our volunteers to help.
A message from Christ Whitehead: We would love for you to join our Rosartio, Mexico group on Sunday. Our Mission St Mary Magdalene service is at 10 a.m. Pacific Time which would be 11 a.m. Arizona time. https://missionstmarymagdalene.net/
Tuesday, December 8 is the next work day for the Lord’s Soup Kitchen.
Tuesday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m. we will offer Bible Study via ZOOM to discuss the book Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copies may be available this Wednesday. If you wish to meet in person to discuss this book, please call me. Fr. Bob
Sunday, December 13-Cookie distribution: ECW is planning to hold a free cookie distribution. Free cookies will be available in the parking lot between services.
December 20 Christmas Celebration: Plans are underway to deliver a Christmas bag to parishioners who are staying at home. We are also discussing a church get-together in the parking lot with everyone who can attend after the bags are delivered. Please contact Linda in the office or Fr. Bob if you wish to receive a bag or if you can help with them.
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