Bethlehem Handcrafts
Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, before and after services
Bethlehem Handcrafts products are carved from Olivewood grown in the Bethlehem and Jerusalem area and crafted by Christian family artists from the clippings and cuttings. The olive tree is significant as it is considered to be where Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane following the last Supper. Come see the beautiful artwork here at St. Bart's or visit the website bethlehemhandcrafts.org .
Newcomer Coffee
Sunday, May 19, after 10:15 a.m. service, Church office
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 following the 10:15 service. We will be getting to know one another, learning a little about St. Bart's and answering any questions you might have. Call the church office at 858-487-2159 to RSVP. Light refreshments will be served.

Get involved in your
faith community
Memorial Day Reading of Names Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 4 p.m., Courtyard
The names of service members who are loved ones or of those you may know who died on active duty or in veteran status will be read at a special ceremony on Memorial Day. There will also be patriotic songs, readings and a message by a guest speaker.   If you would like a deceased Veteran’s name included in the list read at the ceremony,  complete the form  at the Welcome table in the courtyard or stop by the church office by May 22.
Your Voice Matters: Young People & Faith
You are invited to take 8 minutes and complete the Spring 2019 Survey. We are focusing on strategies to help young people discover and love our church. Your response will help us understand more about St. Bart’s culture as it pertains to youth and young adults. Click here to complete the assessment for our congregation .
Be a Party Host This Summer!
Join the summer Let Us Entertain You fun as party hosts AND as guests to make new friends and help raise money for our church. St. Bart’s invites YOU to consider hosting a Let Us Entertain You party in June, July or August. As a host you decide on an activity or party theme and the date and time, you pay for the party expenses* and you determine the number of guests. You can host a party for four, 10, 20 or more guests. It’s up to YOU! Contact Holly Gray or Nancy Walters with questions or to be a host. Print the sign up form.
PASTORAL CARE
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 ARE WELCOME!
A Five-Part Discussion of Evil
Sunday, May 12, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
Join Bill Zettinger, Bob Capettini, and Chuck Innis as we discuss evil from different perspectives during five Sundays. Chuck Innis shares his experience of the evils of war as expressed through the Japanese treatment of WWII civilian prisoners at the Los Banos internment camp in the Philippines where he and 2,100 others were held for 38 months. Yes, normally good people can do very cruel things, but we also know that people who gather in community to do good, to help and to support each other (as we do here at St. Bart’s). Join us for what will surely be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion.
UPCOMING FORUM:
Reflections on St. Bart's Holy Land Pilgrimage
Sunday, May 19, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall
Join some of the people who traveled through the Holy Land of Israel and Palestine earlier this year. They are eager to share their insights, experiences, spiritual enlightenment and photographs - as a result of walking in the footsteps of Jesus - visiting the ancient stones and meeting the living stones! 
Journey Through Genesis
Wednesdays, April 24-July 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Reading Genesis Again - For the First Time. We want to take you on a journey. A journey you will not easily forget. It is a journey through the book of Genesis, experiencing it again for the first time and exploring what it says to us today. Join the Rev. Bill Zettinger and Professor Bob Capettini will share a video then moderate a group discussion. Notes and snacks are provided. All are welcome! Bring a friend or neighbor! The full schedule of weekly topics is available on the website.
Small Group Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. (Women's Bible study)
Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

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

Sundays, 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
Sundays, 10 a.m. Gather
10:15 a.m. Lesson Begins, Education Building
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building
Contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson   with questions about Children's Formation.  Learn more about Children's Formation .
Be a Vacation Bible School Volunteer!
June 17-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Another fun-filled Vacation Bible School is happening on June 17-21st, and your help is needed! We have 100 kids who need teachers, assistant teachers, youth leaders (6th grade and up), snack helpers, check-in people, and folks who like to decorate. It takes a village to make this event successful. Please email Maureen Hovannesian if you can help in any way.
Parent Meetup Group
Mondays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
St. Bart’s Church and Preschool parents are invited to a casual meetup on Monday mornings. We meet upstairs in the education building and share the joys and challenges of parenting. Whether you have a baby, a preschooler, or an elementary school kiddo, all are welcome to come meet other parents and find support. Contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson if you would like to learn more!
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 Wednesday
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., South Parish Hall
Dinner, games, fellowship, and faith formation.
Youth CREW Parent Meeting
Sunday, May 19, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Gather with other parents of teenagers as we build community, get updates on what’s happening in Youth CREW, and more! See you there!
Serve Dinner at Haven House
Sunday, May 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Cook a meal in the kitchen at St. Bart’s, then carpool to Interfaith Community Services in Escondido to serve dinner to residents of Haven House. If you would like to help plan the menu, please send ideas to the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson .
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's
Sundays, 2 p.m.-until food is gone
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's welcomes everyone who is struggling with hunger - children, families, seniors, immigrants, employed or underemployed - with no forms to fill out an income requirement to prove. All are welcome - no exceptions. Please tell your friends and neighbors. Volunteer today, visit stbartschurch.org/feedingsd or contact Lisa Marie Oakes, feedingpeople@stbartschurch.org .
NOTES & NOTICES
Get St. Bart's App!
Stay connected with St. Bart's every where you go! The app is available on mobile devices. Search St. Bartholomew's to download it from the App Store or Google Play today! This weekend at worship try using the service bulletin from your mobile device. Contact Kristeen Evans if you have questions about the app.