Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 6, 5 p.m. service
Sunday, October 7, 10:15 a.m. service
In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi and his love for all creatures, St. Bart's will celebrate Blessing of the Animals worship services. Bring your beloved pets (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, fish, etc.-all are welcome) and join in this joyous worship and blessing. Remember that animals must be properly restrained at all times (cage, leash, etc.). You are welcome to bring a photo of your pet also. St. Bart's Youth CREW will be making and handing out homemade dog treats to all four-legged friends.  The Sunday 8 a.m. service is animal-free.

Remembering Our Beloved Pets
If you have lost a pet, we invite you to bring a picture or other memento to place on the altar as we give thanks for the blessing that God's creatures have been in our lives. 
Choral Evensong - Gospel & Rhythm
Sunday, October 7, 4 p.m.
Our first Evensong service of the fall will highlight Gospel and Rhythmic music and will feature dynamic compositions by American composers Paul Halley, Mark Hayes, and Paul Sportelli. All are welcome to this first Evensong of the program year!

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 will celebrate Choral Evensong on the first Sunday of each month, October through June, followed by a light reception. Each monthly Evensong will have its own distinct genre and theme, from Traditional to Gospel, Musical Theatre to Spirituals, and many more! There is sure to be something for everyone.

Get involved in your
faith community
Film & Discussion: 13th
Tuesday, October 9, 6-8:30 p.m., North Parish Hall
This documentary from Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States." It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery, with the exception of slavery as punishment for a crime. Sponsored by St. Bart’s Peace & Justice Ministry. Light refreshments will be served. Invite your neighbors and friends!
Newcomer Coffee 
Sunday, October 14, 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. RSVP to Beth Dean , 858-487-2159. 
Thrift Shop Holiday Bazaar - Reserve a Table Now!
Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
St. Bart's Thrift Shop Ministry is, once again, hosting a Holiday Bazaar in the courtyard at St. Bart's. If you have a craft or good to sell, reserve a table today! Deadline for booking a table is November 1. To reserved a table, contact Carla Morrisey , 858-527-0049.
PASTORAL CARE
NEW! Caregivers Support Group
Thursdays, October 11-November 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
If you are a caregiver for an ailing or aging spouse, parent, sibling, child, or otherwise, this group is for you. We will create a safe space to share the joys and challenges of being a caregiver, and to explore ways to care for ourselves. Find strength and community along the way – you don’t have to walk this path alone. This 6-week group is free of charge, and are all welcome – you don’t have to be a St. Bart’s parishioner to participate! To join, please email Dawn Stary by October 4.
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
ADULT FORMATION
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!
Why Food Rescue is Important
Sunday, October 7, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
Come learn about St. Bart's partnership with Feeding San Diego and our fresh food rescue program. It's estimated that 1 in 8 adults in San Diego experience food insecurity. They do not know where their next meal will come from and if there will be enough money left over at the end of the month for groceries.  At the end of October, we will provide a fresh food rescue distribution through Feeding San Diego with the help of local grocers like Barron's, Sprouts, and Albertson's. If you have any questions please email Lisa Marie Oakes, feedingsandiego@stbartschurch.org
UPCOMING FORUM:
Meet Your Finance Team
Sunday, October 14, 9 a.m. South Parish Hall  
Members of the Finance team and staff serve St. Bart’s by protecting the church’s assets while ensuring donations are used as intended by the donor. We work together to provide financial planning, budgeting, and reporting. Come meet the finance team, hear about the processes that protect your donations, and ask questions of the group. These are exciting times with the Capital Campaign, Outreach, the Columbarium, the Endowment, a vibrant preschool and Thrift Shop, and many activities held throughout the week. Find out how the team accounts for these different funds and activities.
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.
CHILDREN'S FORMATION
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
Contact Alex Howard   with questions about Children's Formation.  Learn more about Children's Formation .
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 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.
Sign Up for The Way Retreat
Saturday, October 6, 8 a.m.-Sunday, October 7, 5 p.m.
Youth grades 6-12 are invited to take a closer walk with God. Based around the idea of a service pilgrimage, this event will trek youth through two different two mission areas of our diocese. The high school track will have an overnight at St. Bartholomew’s. The middle school track will have an overnight at St. Andrew’s, Pacific Beach. Both groups will serve at three-four churches/ministries over the course of the weekend! There will be time for service, time for worship, and tons of fun as our vans caravan from church to church. Our weekend will culminate with a large group worship service incorporating both the middle and high school track! Register online today !
MUSIC
NEW! ReGeneration: A Contemporary Worship Service
Sunday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Please join us for St. Bart's our first contemporary worship service. Come for an evening of deepening our faith and relationship through praise music, prayer, testimonials, Eucharist, and fellowship. This will be an engaging service for people of all ages, especially families, children and youth, for whom we extend a special invite to attend. There will be a light reception to follow. All are welcome!
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
Help Us Make Calls for Angel Tree
This October
Every Christmas, St. Bart’s reaches out to families broken by crime through Angel Tree Prison Fellowship. We need your help to call caregivers, using a supplied script, and find out necessary information for gift selection. You will only be calling five families and this can be done at your home. If you can help, contact Rosalind Duddy, 858-485-1770. 
NEW! Feeding San Diego & St. Bart's Partner to Feed Those in Need
Sundays beginning October 28, 2-4 p.m., North Parish Hall
To make this important ministry a success WE NEED YOU! There are so many ways to participate - we need drivers to pick-up food from local stores on Sundays at 8 a.m. (approximately an hour), leaders on distribution days and we will need many volunteers to help on Sunday afternoons for short shifts during distributions 2-4 p.m. (volunteer every week or once a month). To get on the interest list or for more information please stop by the Serve table in the courtyard. For more information, contact Lisa Oakes , 858-472-0959.
NOTES & NOTICES
Taxes and Charitable Gifts Information Session
Sunday, October 14, 11:45 a.m., Conference Room
Are gifts to St. Bart’s tax deductible? Bring questions on stocks and securities and IRA’s on Sunday, September 30. Lou Anna Dickerson, CPA, founding partner at Dickerson Rix and Company, and fellow Rotarian with Mike Fuqua, will discuss charitable giving and recent tax law changes. Sponsored by Honor Faith. Build Future. Campaign Steering Committee, redevelopment@stbartschurch.org .
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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