Service Bulletin Now Available On Your Phone or iPad!
You can use the paper bulletin as usual or view the bulletin on your phone or iPad during the service. You can get the electronic bulletin two ways!

1) Click the service bulletin link (above) from the weekly news email.

2) Go to stbartschurch.org and click Weekly eNews from the images at the top of the web page.

If you are using your iPad, you'll need to download the bulletin at home as wi-fi in the sanctuary is limited.  If you have questions about accessing the electronic bulletin, contact Kristeen Evans , 858-487-2159. 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6  

Everywhere you go during this month of November, you are bound to see t-shirts, stickers, pictures and social media memes declaring, “grateful, thankful, blessed.” It seems fitting the end of my season with St. Bart’s comes at this time. I take this next step in my journey filled with gratitude, thankful for my time here, and knowing deeply that I am blessed.

I am grateful for the community of St. Bart’s and the boundless welcome extended to everyone who comes to its doors. I am thankful for the learnings I leave with, along with wonderful friendships, each who have drawn me closer to God. I have been deeply blessed by experiences I have had during my walk with St. Bart’s and I am better for each and every one. Though we may not know what God has in store for any of us, but I know that in reflection I will continue to learn from my season here. More will always be revealed.

My prayers for St. Bart’s will continue, and I ask for your prayers for my family and me. St. Bart’s has incredible things in store for this community. I look forward to bearing witness to the fruits of your labor. This is not a goodbye, but rather, see you around. If you see me, have no doubt I will greet you with a smile and much joy.

Your friend in Christ,
Alex Howard
Celebrate All Saints Day!
Bring Photos of Saints in Your Life
Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, November 4
St. Bart’s will celebrate the saints in your life at both the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services on Sunday, November 4. We invite you to place photos of the saints in your life, living or deceased, at the altar beginning Saturday, October, 27 through Sunday, November 4. Please make sure your name is on the back of the frame. You may pick up your photo after services on Sunday, November 4 or from the church office beginning Monday, November 5.
Fall Back Sunday Morning
Sunday, November 4, 2 a.m.
Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday evening (the official time change happens at 2 a.m. Sunday morning). Thankfully your cell phone will update automatically. Of course, we're always happy to see you here early to worship!
Celebration Weekend!
Saturday/Sunday, November 3/4, all services
If you have not done so already, take some time this week to pray and reflect on what you are thankful for and how you are called to give back to God's mission in the world. We are growing and reaching new people every week, proclaiming God's love that knows no limits and makes no exceptions! We invite everyone who considers St. Bartholomew's to be their spiritual home to become a partner in God's mission by making a pledge this weekend. This is an exciting time - join us! 
Ask the Bishop
Sunday, November 4, following 10:15 a.m. service, Sanctuary
Please join us for a special gathering with Assisting Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Bishop Katharine will be at St. Bart's to preside over Baptisms and meet with our youth attending confirmation classes. Following the 10:15 a.m. service, Bishop Katharine will be available to answer your questions. Light refreshments will be available in the Narthex.
Choral Evensong: Musical Theatre
Sunday, November 4, 4 p.m.
Our November Evensong service will feature music from the Musical Theatre traditions of Broadway, drawing from sources such as Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wizard of Oz, Dear Evan Hansen , and many more! Come and experience how the undertones of these dramatic texts can complement and accentuate the introspective liturgy that is Evening Prayer.

Choral Evensong is often called one of the great treasures of the Anglican tradition. A fusion of the ancient monastic evening prayers (Vespers and Compline), Evensong is a service of reflection, song, and prayer at the close of the day led by the choir. We offer Choral Evensong typically on the first Sunday of each month, October through June, followed by a light reception. All are welcome!
Prayers & Squares 20th Anniversary
Saturday/Sunday, November 3/4, all services
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of St. Bartholomew’s Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry. We want to celebrate with you! Join us at all services November 3/4, where each attendee will leave with proof that you can touch a prayer! It is our way to express our appreciation for everyone who has embraced and supported this powerful ministry.
Redevelopment Campaign Updates
We’ve raised over $5.3 million, which is 2/3 of our $8.0 million goal! THANK YOU to 212 families that already completed a pledge to the campaign. This is an amazing accomplishment , and we continue meeting with additional families to build relationships and invite their support for the campaign. We will reach our goal together.

The 3-phase Construction Schedule is announced , starting with the Chapel and Youth/Meeting Room renovation in early 2019. Next phase after Conditional Use Permit (CUP) approvals is the Parish Hall teardown and then building the Upper Parking Lot, new Preschool Playground and new ramp to the Columbarium. More details coming on the Construction Schedule in Redevelopment News coming next week. For more information contact Judy Macemon , campaign co-chair.

Get involved in your
faith community
You're Invited to our Veterans Day BBQ
Sunday, November 11, following 10:15 a.m. service
Let's come together for food and fellowship as we celebrate the men and women who have served our country. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Last names ending in A-M bring a salad or side and N-Z bring a dessert. All are welcome!
Volunteer at our Veterans Day BBQ
Sunday, November 11, following 10:15 a.m. service
We need volunteers (we’re talking to you) to help at our Veterans Day BBQ. If you are called to set up, serve, or clean up, please sign up on the patio or contact Nancy Peterson , 858-705-3889.
Free Film Event: 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m., Parish Hall
In 3 1/2 Minutes Ten Bullets , two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy's car. A gun entered the exchange. Thus, began the long journey of unraveling the truth and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to join this important conversation! Sponsored by St. Bart’s Peace & Justice Ministry
Join Us for Midweek Prayer Service
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
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.

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
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!
The 9am Forum Returns November 11
Join us for Ask the Bishop on Sunday, November 4
following the 10:15 service.
Stories from a Pearl Harbor Survivor
Sunday, November 11, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
Join Fr. Mark McKone-Sweet for a special Veterans Day forum. Come hear stories read from his grandmother Katherine Wood's memoirs as a Navy spouse and survivor of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
Convention Wrap-Up with Polly Getz
Sunday, November 18, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
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. 
Small Group Bible Study
Wednesdays, beginning September 19, 6-7:30 p.m. (Women's Bible study)
Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

Fridays, beginning September 21, 7:45-9 a.m., Church Office (Men's Bible study)
Contact Sam Cavaliere or Mike Jewett to sign up or with questions.

Sundays, beginning September 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Church Office
Contact Greg Moran to sign up or with questions.
Sunday School - Ages Pre-K-5th grade
Sunday, 10 a.m., Education Building
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building
This Sunday, November 4 children will begin in church with their family.

Contact Mtr. Mary Lynn Coulson   with questions about Children's Formation.  Learn more about Children's Formation .
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 Sundays
Sundays, 9 a.m., Youth Room
Bible study on the Gospel for the week.
CREW Wednesday
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Youth Room
Dinner, games, fellowship, and faith formation.
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
It's Thanksgiving Basket Time
Basket pick-up Saturday/Sunday, November 10/11
Return baskets Sunday, November 18
It's time for our 18th annual Thanksgiving basket drive. Since 1999, St. Bart's parishioners have donated more than 1,500 complete Thanksgiving dinners to families living in transitional housing with Interfaith Community Services (ICS) here in North County. Pick up an empty basket the weekends of November 3/4 and 10/11 with a  shopping list for a traditional Turkey Day meal . Purchase the ingredients and return the filled basket the St. Bart's Conference Room on Sunday, November 18 before the 10:15 a.m. service . Our delivery team will insert recipes and cooking instructions before delivering baskets residents of the ICS apartments in Escondido. If you would like to participate, but aren't able shop or return your basket on November 18, we will happily accept a cash donation and do the shopping for you. Contact  JD Cowart  with questions.
Be a Meal Train Volunteer!
There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a Meal Train. As part of our Radical Hospitality, St. Bart's has a Meal Support Ministry. We set up a Meal Train for someone or a family who may need some support. What do you need to do to participate? A willingness to deliver a meal (or meals) to that household and an email address. You will get an email from meals@stbarschurch.org  with all of the details and instructions. Click on an available date and let the Meal Train know what you are providing. You can deliver a home cooked meal or a meal from a restaurant. If you are interested in volunteering for the Meal Train Ministry, sign up on the patio or contact meals@stbarschurch.org.
Angel Tree Weekend
Saturday/Sunday, November 17/18
The actual angels will be available for your selection at all services the weekend of November 17/18. Your wrapped gifts will be due back to church on Sunday, November 25. If you have any questions regarding gift selections, contact Rosalind Duddy, 858-485-1770. 
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's Every Sunday
Sundays, 2 p.m.-until food is gone
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's one way we live All are welcome - no exceptions. Food distribution is open to everyone beginning at 2 p.m. every Sunday until food is gone. There are no forms to fill out. No income requirements. You do not need to be a member of St. Bart's. Just show up and get the food you need. Please bring your own bag. Make sure to tell your neighbors! If you would like to volunteer at Feeding San Diego, contact Lisa Oakes , 858-472-0959.
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.
Connect with
St. Bart's!
Install the Church App-Tithely on your phone - available on iPhone and Android.
Search POWAY (you'll see St. Bart's logo). Once you tap St. Bartholomew's, it will be your favorite. If you have any questions, contact   news@stbartschurch.org .