May 20 & 21     
The Rev. Chris Speaking at National
Stewardship Conference

Fr. Chris Harris is speaking at The Episcopal Network for Stewardship's national conference at St. Mark's Cathedral in Minnesota this week on the topic of Giving as a Spiritual Practice. If you are interested in joining the Stewardship/Giving team here at St. Bart's let him know! We are looking for people who like to plan and host parties. It's a fun, rewarding ministry! Contact the Rev. Chris Harris, 858-487-2159.
Children's and Youth Formation is Growing
With the end of the school year and our program year coming to an end, it's a natural time to reflect on our accomplishments and discern where we are going with Children and Youth Formation. This week, Mtr. Mary Lynn announced several transitions in staffing Sunday School and Youth CREW families. Beginning this summer, John Prust will be able to focus on ministry with our middle- and high-schoolers. He will also partner with Deacon Bill for the Wednesday morning Bible study, given his great passion and gifts for adult formation. With this transition, St. Bart's will enter a search process for a permanent Children's Minister (formally "Sunday School Director"), who will be the director of programming for children ages 0 - 10 and their families. This year has given us all a chance to explore our specific call to ministry in this place. Read the entire announcement here.
St. Luke's North Park Volunteer Event
Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., St. Luke's
The International Rescue Committee broke ground on the Urban Youth Farm at St. Luke's in April. We have been asked to join them for a volunteer day on May 20. If you or your youth are interested in participating, please contact Charlotte Jones.
Celebrate Ascension
Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m. 
Celebrate the Feast of Ascension, the 40th day after Jesus' resurrection at Easter, when Jesus was carried up into heaven. The Rev. Bill Zettinger will preach. Choral music from Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams. All are welcome!
Let Us Entertain You - Sign Up Today!
Let Us Entertain You is parishioner-hosted events throughout the summer to raise money for St. Bart's. A suggested donation is provided for each event, but feel free to offer more, we don't turn it down. Attendance is limited for each event, so register early. Payment can be made by credit card through the EventBrite website or by cash/check at the Let Us Entertain You table on the patio.
Meet new friends and help raise money for St. Bart's! Get ready for a fun summer! Choose your event today!
Memorial Day Reading of Names Ceremony   
Monday, May 29, 5 p.m., Patio
The names of our beloved service members who died on active duty or in veteran status will be read at a special ceremony on Memorial Day. If you would like your loved ones name included in the ceremony, complete a form at the table on the patio or stop by the church office. 
Episcopal Night at the Padres - Get Your Tickets!
Friday, June 23, 7:10 p.m. Game Time
Join your friends from St. Bart's and other Episcopalians at the ballpark for a fun night of fellowship and baseball. Special pre-game experiences. Tickets are on sale on the patio every weekend or contact Mike Fuqua for more information. Last day to order is June 4. Prices/locations are on the flyer on the bulletin board outside the office and church.
New Menus on St. Bart's Website
If you visit the website regularly, you'll notice that the menu options have changed -  Welcome, Connect, Serve, Grow, Give, Resource, Subscribe. These vibrant words convey what we're doing here at St. Bart's and correspond to the tables you see on the patio after services. Over the next several weeks, web pages may have new titles and information may be reorganized to better reflect our mission at St. Bart's. If you believe a page is missing from the website, please contact
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.
What is an Episcopalian? 
Sundays, May 14-June 11, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall 
Join us Sundays for a class we are calling, "What is an Episcopalian?" Each week St. Bart's clergy will cover a different area of our tradition. This weeks class is "Too Important to Take Literally - How We Read the Bible" with Mother Mary Lynn.

For those who missed last week's class "The Middle Way - A Brief History of the Episcopal Church" with the Rev. Bill Zettinger - it's on St. Bart's YouTube channel.  
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.
Coming Events for Children's Faith Formation  
May 28: The last day of regularly scheduled Sunday School. Some members of the Youth Crew will be joining the 4th-5th graders to welcome our incoming middle schoolers!

June 4: Pentecost Sunday. All children will stay for the service and be invited to take part in our Pentecost procession!

June 11: Faith Formation Celebration Sunday! During the 10:15 service, we will recognize, honor, and thank our Sunday School teachers and youth team leaders. We will also recognize our amazing teachers, and those graduating from preschool, 5th grade, and 12th grade will be celebrated. After the service, all families and teachers are invited to the youth room for a reception to give thanks for all the ways you have contributed to the life of our parish, just by being here and being you. Families will also have a chance to meet and thank our teachers and youth leaders.

June 18: First Children's Chapel. Just like last summer, the children will begin in church and when dismissed process out of the church following one of the clergy into the Sunday School building for their own chapel service. As usual, they will return in time for Communion.
St. Bart's VBS Registration Open!
July 24-28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
St. Bart's Vacation Bible School (VBS) welcomes all children 3 years-5th grade (grade in the Fall 2017). Older kids in 6th grade through high school can volunteer at VBS. It's a fun week filled with songs, games, crafts and learning about God! Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a St. Bart's parishioner to attend. Register today!
Youth CREW End-of-Year Party  
Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
All youth entering 6th grade and up are invited to join us at Elysa's house (13384 Fallen Leaf Road, Poway) for an end-of-year bash! Join us in celebrating transitions, as we welcome our new 6th graders, recognize middle schoolers heading to high school, and celebrate or seniors going off to college. Food, games, and fellowship! Come celebrate the end of the year, especially our high school graduates.
Youth CREW Summer  
Youth Crew will meet on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. throughout the summer! Crew Wednesdays will continue until June 7, then begin again in the fall. In the meantime, stay tuned for other outreach and fellowship opportunities events over the next few months.
May 27 & 28     
Church Office Closed
Monday, May 29     
In observance of Memorial Day, the church office will be closed Monday, May 29. Enjoy a wonderful day with your family!
Lessons and Carols for Eastertide and Pentecost
Sunday, June 4, 4 p.m.  
Come celebrate this joyous conclusion to the Easter season with music of resurrection and the Holy Spirit. Music of J. S. Bach, Maurice Durufle, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Jonathan Dove Sean McCormac, soloist. 
The Believers are Back! 
Sunday, June 4, 1 p.m., Canyonside Park 
We will have our first softball practice of the season after church on Sunday, June 4 at Canyonside Park in Rancho Penasquitos ( 12350 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129). All are welcome to join us! Beginners welcome-no level of experience or skill necessary. Our purpose is fellowship and having fun. Please contact John Prust if you'd like to play, or just show up!
Outreach Calendar
Looking for a way to affect those in the community? Consider giving your time to one of our many Outreach programs. Check the schedule.
Volunteers Needed for Merle's Place
As you begin to plan your summer activities, please consider reserving a date or two to serve at Merle's Place. All are Sundays, 4-6 p.m. One or two servers will drive meals from the main center at 550 W. Washington to the Recuperative Care Center, a facility temporarily housing veterans released from the hospital with no where to go. Volunteers will serve the residents and then return to the main center. Contact Jill Henderson, 760-807-8445, with questions. 
Sunday, May 21 - Need 3 or 4 more (one with car to drive to Recup Care)
Sunday, June 4 - Need 5 or 6 servers (one with car to drive to Recup Care)
Sunday, June 18 - Need 5 or 6 servers (one with car to drive to Recup Care)
Sunday, July 2 - Need 5 or 6 servers (one with car to drive to Recup Care)
Sunday, July 16 - Need 5 or 6 servers (one with car to drive to Recup Care)
Sunday, July 30 - Need 5 or 6 servers (one with car to drive to Recup Care)
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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