String Ensemble Evening Prayer
Sunday, January 12, 4 p.m., Chapel
Join the String Ensemble of St. Bartholomew’s as they lead us through contemplative Evening Prayer in the new chapel, playing selections of Antonio Salieri's Sinfonia Veneziana , Schubert's Ave Maria , and other beautiful repertoire. 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.
Are You Ready for Leadership?
The Vestry is the lay leadership of the church. Each year several Vestry members retire after serving one or two three-year terms. We are now recruiting Vestry positions. Please begin prayerfully considering if you might be called to serve in spiritual leadership as a member of St. Bart's Vestry. Please direct questions about serving on Vestry to Dan Crane . All Vestry nominations should be submitted by January 11, 2019.

Also, we are seeking St. Bartholomew's delegates to convention for Fall 2020. Each year, we elect lay delegates. This is an important role within the church as our delegates vote on resolutions that affect both our church and our Diocese. If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Dan Crane . All delegate nominations should be submitted by January 11, 2019.
Sanctuary Renovations Listening Forum
Sunday, January 19, 9 a.m., Church Office
Sunday, January 19, 11:45, Sanctuary
As announced in church a last month, the Vestry and Architectural Committee is considering changes to the sanctuary to accommodate parish needs between the time the old parish hall is removed this June and the new community center is completed a few years from now. This forum is not a presentation, it is an opportunity to ask questions about the proposals and give your feedback on the changes being considered. All feedback is welcome and your input will help shape the final decisions.  
Eat at Chicken Charlie's Table, Raise Money for St. Bart's!
Wednesday, January 15
Mark your calendar for a very tasty fundraiser at Chicken Charlie's Table - 12457 Rancho Bernardo Road, 92128 - right down the street from St. Bart's. Simply enjoy a delicious meal and Charlie will donate sales to St. Bart's.   

Get involved in your
faith community
Preschool Registration for 2020-2021 Begins January 13
Monday, January 13-Thursday, January 16 at 12 p.m.
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins Monday, January 13 for currently enrolled families, St. Bart’s church members, preschool alumni, and wait-listed families. We anticipate registration for next school year to fill quickly, so register early. If would like to tour the school, contact the preschool office, 858-487-2140. Visit the preschool website for more information or to download the enrollment forms.
ReGeneration: A Contemporary Worship Service
Sunday, January 19, 4 p.m., Chapel
Join us for an evening of deepening our faith and relationship through praise music, prayer, Eucharist, and fellowship. This is an engaging service for people of all ages, especially families, children and youth, for whom we extend a special invite to attend.
Family Movie Night
Monday, January 20, 5-8 p.m.
Join your St. Bart's family and friends for dinner followed by the screening On the Basis of Sex , the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. Enjoy dinner, popcorn, the movie and then a short discussion. We'll have everyone on their way home by 8 p.m.
Centering Prayer Opportunity
Saturday, January 25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chapel
Do you hunger for a deeper relationship with God? Centering prayer may be for you. Firmly rooted in our Christian tradition, centering prayer is a simple method of prayer in which we sit in silence and open ourselves to God’s presence within. Come and experience this yourself at our Introductory Workshop at St. Bart’s in the Chapel. For more information and to register, call Linda Dollins at Contemplative Outreach North San Diego, (760) 743-8297 or .
Annual Meeting: 2020 Stations of Transformation
Sunday, January 26, 10 a.m.
Please make plans to join us for our All Parish Annual Meeting. Worship and annual meeting starts at 10 a.m. A fabulous lunch will be served on the patio immediately following the meeting. Reminder, there will be no 8 a.m. service on January 26. Children's program provided during the meeting.
Living & Dying: A Journey Through End of Life Issues
Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 6-8 p.m. South Parish Hall
So often, we do not want to think about the end of our life. Yet it is inevitable. As Mark Twain said, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We started to explore “Being Mortal” in November. We will continue this discussion and expand on how to have difficult talks with family, Advance Directives, POLSTs (come and see what this means), addressing our fears and concerns, reliefs and advantages. Have you ever thought of planning your own funeral? Now’s your chance. Take a chance, bring a family member or friend, anyone who is alive is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. You may sign up at the Connect table after service or contact Cindy Campos , 858-449-0964.

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
Spiritual Autobiography
Wednesday, January 15-February 12, 6-8 p.m.
Come 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. Please register in the courtyard after services. If you have questions or wish to RSVP, contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas .
Revelation – Coming Soon!
Wednesdays, January 15-May 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Revelation (known as the Apocalypse or insight) is one of the most engaging and disputed books of the Bible. It has inspired great works of art and music, and it has fed social upheaval and speculation about the coming end of the world. This course will ask what Revelation is, why it has played such a volatile role in Western culture, and how it continues to be meaningful to contemporary readers. All are welcome! See the full description for the topic schedule .
Join a Small Group Bible Study
Women's Group
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Church Office
Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

Men's Group
Fridays, 7:45-9 a.m., Church Office
Contact Mike Jewett to sign up or with questions.
Sunday School
Sundays, 10:15 a.m., Education Building
Ages Pre K - 5th Grade
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building

Contact the our Children's Minister   with questions 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 Wednesday
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Dinner, games, fellowship, and faith formation.

Youth CREW resumes Wednesday, January 8.
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
Interfaith Rotational Shelter
January 18-25, 2020
St. Bart's will welcome guests through the Interfaith Rotational Shelter Program, an emergency, nighttime shelter program utilizing area congregations of faith to house, feed and care for 12-15 men, women and children throughout the county. Entrance to the shelter is obtained through screening by case management agencies. There are many opportunities to share our St. Bart’s hospitality, including making a dinner, serving as an evening or overnight host, providing transportation to or from the RB Transit Center or doing a load of laundry. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please sign up in the courtyard on Sunday or online .
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 or contact .
Photographers Wanted
St. Bart's seeks photographers to capture memorable moments that show the life and members of our vibrant church. You can use your own camera, even your cell phone when you see an opportunity but forgot your camera, or you can use St. Bart's camera. We have a Canon point and shoot camera available to use for church event photography and video recording. The best part about using the church camera is that you return it when you're finished and we take care of uploading the photos and videos. Check the camera out from Beth Dean and return it to her after the event. Contact Kristeen Evans with questions about the Photography Ministry and to be added to the list of photographers.
Celebration of Life
Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Family and friends will be celebrating the lives of: 

The Reverend John Sorensen
Friday, January 17, 1 p.m. 
Followed by a reception in the Parish Hall

Francis Blair 
Saturday, February 15, 10 a.m. 
Followed by a reception in the Parish Hall
Thrift Shop Thanks You!
The Thrift Shop Board members thank everyone for supporting our Christmas Shop. All proceeds go to fund Outreach partners.

The winners of the draw were:
Nutcracker: Diane Cusano
Mrs. Santa: Angela Jaraicie
English Tea Basket: Shirley Bunch