Summer Pick-Up Choir
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. for 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 singers of all ages, from those with much experience to those with none. 

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HOSTS NEEDED
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? – Coming this Fall!
This October we will be inviting the entire congregation to gather in homes all around San Diego for small group, potluck dinner parties with no agenda other than to meet new friends, share a little about why we love St. Bart’s and hear what God is up to in our lives.  Sign up in the courtyard contact Nancy Rollings , 858-663-7090.

Would you like to host one of the gatherings on any of these dates?
  • Thursday, October 4
  • Saturday, October 6
  • Sunday, October 7
  • Thursday, October 11
  • Friday, October 12
  • Sunday, October, 14
Backpack Blessing
Sunday, August 19, at 10:15 a.m. service
Students - preschool through college - bring your backpack for a special blessing! Let's make it easy on the kids (and parents), please empty the backpack before leaving home. Adults, you're included in this blessing. Bring your briefcase or bag that you carry to work.   All participating receive a blessing tag to hang on their backpack!
Volunteer at St. Bart's Day
Saturday, August 25, 5 p.m.
We’re looking for help to set up, serve, and clean up. Contact Nancy Peterson, 858-705-3889, to be part of this church tradition.
Want to Serve? Be a Confirmation Mentor!
Sunday, August 26, 1-2 p.m.
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, attend the Confirmation Mentor Training with Fr. Mark. Sign up with Beth Dean .
Poway Days Parade
Saturday, September 8, 8-11 a.m.
St. Bart’s will be helping to staff the Poway Days Parade this year as well as marching in the parade. Join Fr. Mark and help us to help our local community celebrate the city of Poway, while showing our neighborhood a church where all are welcome – no exceptions! Sign up in the courtyard or contact Polly Getz , 858-663-5830, for more information. Sponsored by St. Bart’s Invite Team.
Qigong is Back!
Wednesday, September 26-November, 6:30-8 p.m.
Registration is open for the fall Qigong exercise class sponsored by St. Bart's Health & Wellness Ministry. You will learn and practice a self-healing art that combines gently flowing movements, relaxed breathing, meditation, and self-massage. Cost is $30 for the 8-week class. Register with Rosalind Duddy , 858-485-1770.
PASTORAL CARE
Join Us for Midweek Prayer Service
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
On Wednesdays join our St. Bart’s community in midweek prayer. Halfway through the stress and busyness of your week, come seek out a moment of peace to connect with God. We gather in the sanctuary and listen for God’s spirit. We will take time to intentionally pray through our parish prayer request list and for each student and teacher in our preschool.
Grief & Loss Group
Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., Education Building
Dr. Bob Fox, clinical psychologist and experienced grief group leader, facilitates the group for those experiencing loss of a job, loved one, or heath due to chronic illness.

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
ADULT FORMATION
COMING IN SEPTEMBER!
Why Evil Exists?
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., North Parish Hall
September 19-February 20
Why do humans do evil? What is behind "man's inhumanity to man," the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction? Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem? Is it a consequence of social systems or power structures? Or is it some inner deficit of human nature, lurking in the shadow world of our psychology? Why, in the end, does evil exist? Each class includes a short video followed by discussion. Classes are facilitated by the Rev. Bill Zettinger and Bob Capettini. A free will offering of $5 per month is suggested to pay for snacks and beverages. 
Get Ready to Share Your Story: Spiritual Autobiography
Wednesdays, September 26-October 17, 6-8 p.m.
Join us for a five-week series as we explore how God has been at work in our lives in the small ways, the big ways…and the undiscovered ways. Each night begins with a shared meal before breaking into small groups to share our own spiritual stories. The series is open to all and is ideal for newcomers and long-time members alike and anyone looking to deepen their faith or meet new friends - many life-long friendships have formed from Spiritual Autobiography! No special knowledge or training needed, just a desire to get to know one another, and God, a little better. Registration begins mid-August.
CHILDREN'S FORMATION
Children's Chapel - Ages 4-5th grade
Sundays during Summer
Children sit with their family in church at the beginning of the 10:15 a.m. service and are called out to Children's Chapel.
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building
Contact Alex Howard   with questions about Children's Formation.  Learn more about Children's Formation .
Sunday School Open House
Sunday, September 9, after 10:15 a.m. service
Sunday School is for children age 2 through 5th grade. Please come meet your teacher and classmates. Get a peek at what you will be learning. And enjoy ice cream sandwiches! Sunday School resumes September 16.
YOUTH CREW
For all 6th-12th graders to explore our faith, have loads of fun, and help those less fortunate through service. CREW stands for Continuously Riding the Eternal Wave.
Youth CREW Faith Talk
Sundays during Summer, 9 a.m., Youth Patio
Bible study on the Gospel for the week.
CREW Wednesday
RETURNS AUGUST 29!
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Youth Room
Play games, share a meal, learn together.
Confirmation Information Session
Sunday August 19, 12-1 p.m.
Are you entering 9th-12th grade? Are you seeking ways to learn more about God, about yourself and about faith? Wondering what it really means to be a Christian? Attend the high school confirmation information session on August 19. Confirmation class begins in September and ends in June 2019. For more information, contact Beth Dean .
Annual Youth CREW Retreat:
Life is Messy!
Saturday, August 25, 12 p.m.-Sunday, August 26, 12 p.m.
Calling all middle and high schoolers – mark your calendars for the annual Youth CREW overnight retreat! This year we’re getting messy – life is messy, and God is with us in the mess. Kick off the new school year with an explosion of friends, color, and prayer. You won’t want to miss this – a service project, a color fight, outdoor crafts, and so much more. Register online or contact Alex Howard .
MUSIC
Join the Choir
The beginning of the program year is a great time to join a music ministry! A love of music-making and a willingness to learn are all that is required for most ministries. Below are the rehearsal schedules for the music ministry. Please contact John-Luke Addison, jladdison@stbartschurch.org , if you have questions or are interested in joining a group.

Parish Choir
Rehearsals: Thursdays, beginning September 6, 7-9 p.m. 
A choir retreat is tentatively scheduled for September 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. here at St. Bart's.

Schola Choir
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, beginning September 5, 6-7 p.m.

Children’s Choirs
Junior choir (ages 7-12) 
Intermediate choir (ages 13-18) 
Thursdays, beginning September 6, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Sundays, beginning September 9, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Orchestra
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, beginning September 5, 7-8 p.m.
We welcome any orchestral instruments: strings, brass, winds, percussion.

Handbells
Rehearsals: Mondays, beginning September 10, 7-8 p.m.
NOTES & NOTICES
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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Have you chosen not to report clergy sexual misconduct?   
The task force for the compassionate care of victims of clergy sexual misconduct would like to hear from you. We wish to understand better the choice not to report, from those who have made such a choice. Please contact the Rev. Paige Blair-Hubert at 858-755-1616 x 101 or pblair@stpetersdelmar.net  or visit edsd.org/task-force to connect with other members. We are committed to protecting your confidentiality, and will share only what you give us express permission to share, and that, anonymously. Thank you, in advance, for helping us do our work. Please keep us in your prayers as the diocesan convention approaches and we prepare to offer our report and recommendations.