July 21-22, 2018

There’s a saying: “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” I don’t know if that is really true, because God can also be encountered in the messiness of life, but having clean clothes and a clean house is a wonderful thing. Transfiguration Parish is blessed to have some wonderful and generous people who regularly clean our church and bell tower, and launder our church linens. We have no “dust bunnies” in the sanctuary! Our purificators are always bright white and crisply ironed! I want to use this space today to thank them for all that they do and for this kindness to our parish. Because everything always looks so nice, this is something easily taken for granted; it can go unnoticed, and perhaps unappreciated. I wish to “sing” and thank these “unsung” people for all that they do. 

We have teams of sacristans who come each Saturday morning to wash, scrub, dust, straighten, sweep, etc. Jane Loiselle and Joan Knight are Head Sacristans. Team #1 is Marie Poole, Cora Lim, and Gertrude Nkong. Team #2 is Sharon Marlo-Bradley, and Indah and Haryono Tandra. Team #3 is Jane Loiselle, Deborah Hubbard and Isa Garcia. Jane Loiselle, Debra Belian, Nancy Cahoon, Marie Poole and Anne Knutson wash and iron our altar linens. 

The last couple of weeks we have invited anyone who likes to weed gardens to use that expertise here at the parish. Anne Gilmartin and Sue Burk have spent time making our garden and grounds more presentable. Thanks to Anne and Sue as well! 

Thank you for your kindness and generosity! We are grateful, even if we forgot to acknowledge all that you do! I invite you to take a moment and thank them when you see them! If any other parishioner would like to be part of these projects, your passion for cleanliness would be greatly appreciated by all of us and would help lighten their burden as well. You can contact Paula Hillman at the parish office. 

Fr. Jeff