Redevelopment Surveys Due Sunday
Thank you to everyone who completed a redevelopment survey during services last weekend. It's very important that we hear your voice in our campus redevelopment. If you were not at church last weekend, you received an email with a link to the online survey. Please complete your survey by Sunday, August 13. 
Creative Ways to Pray - Come and See Event
Sunday, August 13, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Education Building
All parishioners are invited to join us after church as we engage in creative ways to pray during the week: at home, at school, at work, and at play. The activities are designed for kids of all ages - from two to 102! Praying in Color - this time we will get messy with our prayers, using finger paints, play dough, watercolor, and more. Together, we'll explore creative ways to spend time with God.
Education for Ministry Information Dinner
Tuesdays, beginning September 12, 6 p.m.
EfM is a program of lay theological education. During four years, participants read and reflect on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, Church and world history, and the challenges and promises of contemporary Christianity. Attend the Information Dinner on Tuesday, August 22 when you can meet other EfM participants and learn more about the program. Contact Bill Doehr with questions.
Celebrate St. Bart's Day
Saturday, August 26, following the 5 p.m. service
Come celebrate St. Bart's Day with a family barbecue picnic dinner, fellowship and activities for the kids. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 
What's Your Calling - Ministry Fair
Saturday/Sunday, August 26/27 & September 2/3, after all services
At St. Bart's there are many ways to use your gifts serving the church and the world. Join us the weekends of August 27/28 and September 3/4 to explore where you might find your place to love and serve the Lord. All welcome!
Grow in Faith: Be a Mentor
Are you searching for a way to explore your own spirituality? Do you long to ask questions about faith? Consider being a mentor for a high-school confirmation candidate. Confirmation is a rite in the Episcopal Church that marks a person's adult commitment to the Christian faith. Each high school candidate will be paired with an adult who will be a reflection partner, and a prayer partner. You don't have to know all the answers! If you are open to asking questions about God, interested in deepening your own understanding of faith, and doing it in a small group of other mentors, please contact Mother Mary Lynn.
Summer Pick-Up Choir - All Welcome!
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. for 10:15 a.m. service
The Pick-up Choir continues throughout the summer at the 10:15 a.m. service! If you ever have wanted to sing in the choir, to experience worship from the choir stalls, then summer is the time to try! Come to the choir stalls at 9:30 a.m. and we'll read through music for the day's service. We welcome all singers of all ages, from those with much experience to those with none. We will guide and teach you. Come experience this gathering of community this summer!
Park Playdate
Thursday, August 17 Rancho Bernardo Community Park
Bring the kids, a blanket, and a snack and join other families with young kids from St. Bart's church and preschool at the playground. All are welcome - bring neighbors, friends, and siblings. Come to make new friends, and rejoice in the summer season! Contact Maureen Hovannesian for more information, 619-578-8411.
Got Questions about Campus Redevelopment?
If you missed last month's Listening Meetings or have thought of questions since the meetings, stop by the Listening Table on the patio after any service this summer. You may also contact the  Redevelopment Committee with your questions.
Each Sunday, St. Bart's Forum offers interesting and timely topics, guest speakers and a chance to explore the corners of our faith and the issues of the day. Join us for an always stimulating conversation. ALL WELCOME!forum
Watch a Past 9am Forum Online! 
We'd like to see you at the 9am Forum every Sunday morning! But if you miss a week, you can watch it on YouTube any time, day or night.
Summer Children's Chapel
Sundays this summer, 10:15 a.m.
Children ages 4 and older are invited to attend Children's Chapel. They will begin worship in the church with their families, then be led out for their own chapel service. Nursery is available for newborns to 3 years old beginning at 10 a.m.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, September 3, 10:15 a.m. service
Bring your school backpack to church for a special back-to-school blessing! Everyone receives a blessing tag to hang on your backpack.

Sunday School Open House
Sunday, September 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Come meet your Sunday School teachers and classmates!

Sunday School Returns September 10
Sunday, September 10, 10:15 a.m.
Welcome back to St. Bart's Sunday School! Registration for Sunday School begins soon. Watch for details!
Youth CREW Summer Program
Youth CREW for youth people in 6th-12th grade continues to meet on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. throughout the summer!
CREW Wednesdays return August 30!
Youth Retreat - Love Your #Seflie
Saturday, August 26, 12 p.m. - Sunday, August 27, 11:30 a.m.
Join the middle and high school youth group for the annual summer retreat! We will explore our self-worth, and discover our worth in God's eyes. Come for food, games, and to make new friends. There will be a photo booth! Ideally, participants can attend the whole retreat. Lunch, dinner and breakfast will be provided, so a donation of $10 is suggested. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and other overnight necessities. Love God and love your #selfie!  Register online at
If you would like to be an adult leader during the afternoon, evening, or overnight, please contact Mother Mary Lynn.
Newcomers Coffee
Sunday, August 20, following 10:15 a.m. service
New to St. Bart's (or perhaps have been here for a while but still feel new)? Join us for a casual meet the clergy coffee. We'll get to know one another, learn a little about St. Bart's and answer any questions you might have. Join us! 
Travel Through History
Wednesdays, beginning September 13, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join the Rev. Bill Zettinger and travel through history with Christ's Church. Where early Christians really hunted down and martyred with repeated persecutions for an illegal religion forcing them to hide in the catacombs of Rome? Did ancient Jews of Jesus' time always believe in a single, all-powerful God? How did breaking away from their Jewish roots make Christians more vulnerable in the Roman world? This year-long experience will look at these answers and more! Snacks are provided through a monthly free-will donation of $10 per person. Weekly topics, class schedule, and additional information available at Attend all or as many sessions as you can.
Flu Shot Clinic Coming in September
Sunday, September 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Conference Room
St. Bart's Health and Wellness Ministry is sponsoring a flu clinic here next month. Anyone 9 years and older may have the flu vaccine at the clinic this year. The cost is $20. Those with  Medicare need to bring their original blue and red Medicare card. Anyone unable to afford the vaccine can receive it free. For further information, please contact  Luanne Arangio-Law at  The HealthSource  Palomar Health,  858-675-5123 or  443-386-7482 cell.
Serve Breakfast to Homeless
Fourth Wednesday, August 23
Volunteers serve breakfast at Interfaith Community Services from 6-7:30 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact Denny Walters, 760-432-8518, to learn more or join the team. 
Get the St. Bart's App! 
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Altar Flower Donations

You can honor your loved ones throughout the year by making an offering to support our altar flowers. Place an envelope in the weekly offering or deliver it to the church office (write Altar Flowers in the memo line of your check). Memorials and Thanksgivings will appear in the next available St. Bart's News under the Lectionary list. Please include the name of who you are honoring and your name. Contact Beth Dean, 858-487-2159, with questions. Suggested donation $25. 

Have you had your home blessed?
St. Bart's clergy are available to come to your home for a house blessing. Whether you have a new home or have lived there for many years, House Blessings are an ancient practice that is making a comeback in today's church. Plus, it's a great excuse to throw a little party for your friends and add a little church to your neighborhood! Contact the  Rev. Chris Harris, 858-487-2159.
Are you moving? Let us bless you on your way.
The church is a fluid community with new members joining all the time, as well as, members who leave for any number of life's circumstances. While it is always sad to see members of our faith family leave, we want to mark those moments in our life together and to offer you our blessing on your way. Contact the  Rev. Chris Harris, 858-487-2159, for more information.      
Update Your Information with St. Bart's! 
Have you experienced a change in your life recently? Please make sure to let us know! Stop by the church office, give us a call 858-487-2159 or email to update your address, phone number, or email.          
Pastoral Emergencies  
Clergy is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for pastoral care. If you have a pastoral emergency, call 858-487-2159, then press 2 to be connected to the clergy person on call.
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