Praise and Perfectionism

by Father Casey

This week is an exciting… and stressful… week. We have finally reached the day we’ve been talking about for months, when we move out of the sanctuary and sacristy to allow long-planned maintenance and renovations to begin. This weekend we begin worshipping in Roper Hall, and to get that space ready, an army of volunteers and staff are right now busily at work – relocating all the contents of the sacristy, moving the altar, hanging art, arranging seating, and installing A/V equipment, among other things.

It’s a hive of activity up here this week, all in the hopes of being ready when you come for services this Saturday and Sunday. It has been a herculean effort, as members from all over our community gather together to transform Roper Hall into a place of worship for the coming weeks and months. Our leaders on facilities, altar guild, acolytes, and many other teams have put their hearts and souls into making this transition as smooth as...

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In this E-news:

  • June 1 Sacred Ground
  • Capital Campaign Update & Celebration
  • Liturgical Training For Roper Hall
  • Parish Nurses This Weekend
  • A Biblically Epic Journey
  • Transfiguration Takes Pride
  • Racial Justice Ministry June Meeting
  • CPR/AED Redgistration Deadline Tuesday
  • Blood Drive June 9
  • Evensong at St. Mark's School
  • VBS Is This Week
  • Youth Center Clean-up Day
  • Youth Sunday Funday
  • Support St. Hilda's

This Weekend

Reminder for June 1 Sacred Ground

The second session of the new Sacred Ground Circles is this Saturday June 1. Space is limited, so if you have not signed up and wish to participate please contact the Racial Justice Ministry or use the button to sign-up.

Sign-up Here Today

Capital Campaign

Update & Celebration

Quad C will provide a handout on the status of the capital campaign, including progress made in the 6th year campaign with an overview of current and planned projects. Join us Saturday, June 1 at The Table and both services on Sunday, June 2. There will be treats!

65 Remaining Chairs

28 Remaining Pews

4 Remaining Lights

Explore the Sixth Year Webpage

Liturgical Training for Roper Saturday

We invite all our dedicated volunteers to join us for rehearsals on Saturday, June 1, to familiarize themselves with the new worship space and prepare for their important roles. Your participation is crucial as we make these big moves together! The rehearsal schedule is:

  • 9:00am to 10:30am — Youth Acolytes and Youth Acolyte Wardens
  • 10:30am to 11:00am — Ministers of Ceremonies (MCs)
  • 11:00am to 11:30am — Adult Acolytes
  • 11:30am to Noon — Eucharistic Ministers
  • 12:30pm to 1:00pm — Ushers
  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm — All ministries serving at The Table

Lectors, Youth Lectors, Greeters, Sound Techs, Eucharistic Visitors will receive instructions separately.

Parish Nurses This Weekend

Our Parish Nurses will provide the monthly health screening after The Table on Saturday evening at 5:30pm and between services this Sunday adjacent to the Labyrinth. Stop by for a blood pressure check and consultation.

A Biblically Epic Journey

This weekend we begin a summer-long journey through one of the greatest epics of the Bible, 1 and 2 Samuel. These stories tell of the rise of the monarchy in Israel, including the call of Samuel as a prophet, the clamor by the people for a king, Samuel’s anointing of Saul to be the first king of Israel, Saul’s failings and decline, his replacement by the shepherd-turned-warrior, David, and David’s rise and fall as king. The great scholar Robert Alter describes 1 and 2 Samuel as “one of the most astounding pieces of narrative that has come down to us from the ancient world,” and “the most unflinching insight into the cruel processes of history and human behavior warped by the pursuit of power.” Much like last summer, when we were treated to a sequential reading through Genesis, this summer’s readings will build week-by-week. These are stories of faithfulness and failure, of sin and redemption, of virtue and vice. And just as we did last year, the sermons each week will explore each story for insight, wisdom, and application to our own lives. For we are still the people of God, struggling to make good decisions in a complicated world, frequently tempted to shift our allegiance from the Almighty to human rulers. So join us this summer in this adventure through the Bible! 


June 1&2 – 1Samuel 3:1-20 –Young Samuel Is Called by God to Be a Prophet

June 8&9 – 1Samuel 8:4-20 – The People Clamor for a King

June 15&16 – 1Samuel 15:34-16:13 – Samuel Anoints David to Replace Saul

June 22&23 - 1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49 – David Battles Goliath

June 29&30 - 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 – David Mourns for Jonathan

Transfiguration Takes Pride

Transfiguration will be part of the Dallas Pride Festival this Saturday, June 1 at Fair Park 11:00am to 7:00pm, and the Parade the next day, Sunday, June 2. Parade participants can carpool from the church after the 11:15am service or meet at Fair Park for the 2:00pm start. Details will be provided by email for all those who have signed up.

There are still spots available for both events but they are limited! Sign-up below!

Transfiguration's God Thinks You're Fabulous T-shirts will be available in the Gathering Space this weekend.

For More Information Contact

Mark Ramsay

or visit

Saturday Booth Sign-up
Sunday Parade Sign-up

Racial Justice June Meeting

The Racial Justice Ministry will hold its June Meeting in-person, Monday June 3 at 6:30pm in the Parlor. Please join us to discuss on-going activities and planned activities for the future.

CPR/AED Registration Deadline Tuesday

There is still time and space for you to learn or refresh your CPR and AED skills on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00am to noon at church. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 4 and the cost is $15/participant. Please note that no certification card is earned with this class eventhough the same material is taught. Space is limited so sign up now! For more information contact Alyson Thompson.

Register by June 4

Coming Up

Outreach Blood Drive

Help save a life by donating blood. Sunday, June 9, Carter BloodCare will be on-site at Transfiguration. Visit the website below to schedule an appointment to donate between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Register Today

Solemn Evensong

at St. Mark's

Sunday, June 9 at 5:00pm in the chapel of St. Mark's School of Texas, Transfigured Nights closes out it 2023-2024 season with evensong commemorating St. Columba, the founding Abbot of the monastery of Iona.

Due to our nave renovations, this service is being held in the chapel of St. Mark's School of Texas located at 10600 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75230. The chapel is accessible from the Preston Road parking lot and is visible by its prominent bell tower.

VBS Happening This Week

Camp Firelight is ready to convene! Everything starts Monday, June 3 through June 7. Times are daily 9:00am - Noon (with an optional afternoon session). For full details about VBS, Pick-up & Drop-off information, what to bring with you, and the Camp Song Playlist, check out the Camp Firelight web page.

The VBS Web Page

VBS Closing Celebration

Join us for our closing celebration at the picnic pavilion outside VBS. Families are invited to join us next Sunday, June 9 at 10:00am in the Parish Pavilion for our closing puppet show, singing, dancing, and a slideshow of the week's activities. Afterward, we will have a hotdog picnic.

Youth Center Clean-up Day

Get ready for Youth Center Clean-up Day next Saturday, June 8! As we prepare for the exciting changes at the Youth Center, we're calling all youth to help us spruce up our space. Drop in and us for as long as you can, between 10:00am and 6:00pm, as we tackle every room, especially the closet, to make it shine. Food will be provided.

For more information, contact

Delynda Moravec

Youth Sunday Funday June 16

Join Fig Youth on June 16 for our first Sunday Funday of the summer. In celebration of the upcoming summer Olympics, we're hosting a fun-filled event with games, dinner, and exciting activities at the Youth Center starting at 5:00pm. Wear something you can get wet and messy in, and get ready for a chance to win awesome prizes!

For more information, contact

Delynda Moravec

Support St. Hilda's Guild

The members of St. Hilda's Guild faithfully serve the Fig by staffing the Kay Andrews Bookstore and Gift Shop and the Clothes Horse Resale Shop.

The Kay Andrews Bookstore

Our Bookstore and Gift Shop, located in the hallway near the Memorial Garden and the Children's wing are making adjustments to their hours of Operation. Until further notice the they will be open and ready greet you at the following times:

Thursdays: 10am - 2pm

Sundays: 9am - 1pm

The Clothes


The Clothes Horse is a resale shop providing the community with a place to donate gently worn clothing and offering budget-minded customers a source of reasonably-priced, good-quality apparel. 

Tuesday: 10am - 2pm

Thursday: 10am - 2pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Clothing donations are accepted at any time the shop is open.

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