The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Worship With Us

Sundays
Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10
Adult Sunday School at 9
Children's Sunday School at 10:00

Wednesdays
Holy Eucharist and Healing  at 10
Bible Study at 11

    

Post Office Box 130
Hwy 64/74
106 Saylor Lane
Bat Cave, N.C. 28710
Phone: 828-625-9244
secretary@ectransfiguration.org

or
Wes@ectransfiguration.org

Rev. J. Wesley Shields, Rector
The Right Rev. G. Porter Taylor,
Bishop Diocese of Western N.C.

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The Church of the Transfiguration serves a diverse congregation made up of year round residents, part-time residents, and visitors to the area.  In this Holy place, we come together to nurture and support each other on our spiritual journeys. Together we find empowerment for our ministries.  Won't you join us?
 

Rev. Wes Shields and his wife Laura.
Emma 6, Cody3, and Tucker 1.
T-Bone the dog.

 


Our mission as the Church of the Transfiguration is to acknowledge Jesus Christ as revealed to us in the Scriptures through worship, prayer, and study, and to proclaim the Good News joyfully in a ministry of servanthood.



Services for Holy Week
Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m.
Good Friday at 6 p.m.

Easter Sunday at 8 and 10

Easter Egg hunt follows the 10 o'clock service on Easter.

 

Couldn't make it to Church on Sunday?  We miss you when you aren't in the pews, but you
can still hear Fr. Wes's sermons by following the link below or by going to the Sermons page.


March 22 Sermon


Check out the links on the left to hear archived sermons.

Our Lenten Series (see below) is also available online. 

 

Lenten Dinner Series
 

If you have been unable to come to the Lenten Dinners, you have missed some very 
interesting and educational programs .  We wish you could have joined us,
but you can view each of the programs on-line. 
Please follow the link on the side bar to Lenten Programs or Click here.

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ECW Spring Extravaganza Fashion Show and High Tea
May 16 at the Lake Lure Inn    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
See Mary Ann to register or go to the ECW website

www.episcopalchurchwomen-wnc.org

Baked Potato Bar Coffee Hour
April 19 after the 10 o'clock service
$5 donation for TCW in support of the Diapers for Haiti Project

Visit the Photo Album to see our year 2014 in review. 
It's been an exciting year that brought us a new Rector
and a Sunday School filled with Children.  Take a little walk down memory lane. 
 

Check the Newsletter for information on upcoming events.
 

Check out the Diapers for Haiti Project at   www.Facebook.com/DiapersFor Haiti

We completed 75 diaper kits to be sent to Haiti by Sisters of Mercy. 
Thanks to all who participated.

Lay Ministry Schedules

Lay Ministry Schedule for April

 

 2015 is off to a great start.  Come and see what's going on.

Bishop Porter Taylor celebrated with us on Palm Sunday.

 

 The children surprised Fr. Wes with a one year anniversary gift.   

  

The TCW and lots of helpers sewed and assembled 75 diaper kits to go to Haiti.

 

It was a beautiful spring day to work in the Spiritual Garden.  More photos in the photo album.

      

Tom  Phillips, Church member and director of Emmaus Bible School,  presented "How the Bible as we know it came to be."
This was the second program in our Lenten Series.  The food is amazing!  Hope you can join us for the rest of the series.
 

                January Pot Luck and Forum.                                                   January Spiritual Gifts Class led by Laura Shields
   



Thanks you to the members who put the playground together!
 


 

Join us for Children's Sunday School at 10.
 On Dec. 14, the children were surprised with Bibles of their own. 
Below: The children surprised Fr. Wes with a one year anniversary gift.  


The TCW Annual Christmas Party included special guests! 
See the angels we made by clicking here for the Photo Album.



The First Annual Children's Christmas Party. The Children made ornaments and decorated the tree.  Everyone sang Christmas Carols to Mike Maziarka's beautiful auto harp and Julie read the Night Before Christmas with a little help from the kids!

Cleaning Day: Preparing for Advent!
Everyone stayed after the service to clean the church and parish hall from the floor up. 
 
Click here to see more pictures of the great cleaning day.

Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays at 11 after the 10:00 Eucharist and Healing Service

    Friendship Dinners:  Every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. the church
celebrates a Friendship Dinner. The community is invited.
You do not have to attend the church to participate
in this community gathering.
 The dinner is free. No dress code. No reservations.
No church service.

Come to our church breakfasts..  Join us for fellowship and a hearty breakfast of grits, sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy  . . .  YUM!  8:30 a.m..
 Check the newsletter for details.
The third Saturday of the month.
 April 18, May 16

TCW Meetings 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Bring a lunch. 
12:30 for lunch
meeting begins at 1 p.m. 
Church Parish Hall. 
 April 14, May 12

Vestry Meetings

Second Wednesday of the Month
12:30
Church Parish Hall. 
All are welcome to attend.
April 15, May 13

 

In September, we celebrated The Holy Eucharist at Lake Lure Beach.  For more photos of the picnic and service, click here.

Church Breakfasts.  We love to eat!

 

 

 

 


     
                  Transfiguration Church Women
                     It's our ECW out to Lunch!

 

Schedule of Services

 Sundays:
Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 10 a.m.
Wednesdays:
Holy Eucharist and Healing 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:00 a.m. following the Healing Service

For special service times, please see the church newsletter.

          Click here to Tour the Church


 

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