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. Register on the courtyard or online . Contact the Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet with questions.
Sunday School Returns This Week
Sunday, September 16, 10 a.m.
Sunday School is for children age 2 through 5th grade. Please check in at the Welcome table if you need direction to your class. Welcome back!
Come Learn About Cursillo
Sunday, September 16, 11:45 a.m., Room 3AB
The Episcopal Cursillo Ministry is a Christian faith renewal movement that begins with a 3-day weekend experience, which then leads to ongoing support and encouragement in a small group faith community where we build friendship, validation, encouragement and are challenged to live every day for Christ through piety, study and action. Learn more at a Cursillo Inquiry Coffee Hour on Sunday, September 16. Come find out about the October weekend! Parish Reps: Jill Henderson , 760-807-8445, or Don Spencer.
Join a Small Group Bible Study!
Small group Bible studies are a great way to become more familiar with scripture, meet new friends, and discover how God's story is alive within your own life story in new and life-giving ways.All are welcome regardless of Bible knowledge or past experience! Groups begin meeting the week of September 17. Sign up in the courtyard after services.

Wednesdays, beginning September 19, 6-7:30 p.m. (Women's Bible study)
The women's Bible study group meets Wednesday evenings and will follow the Daily Discipleship Bible studies based on the lectionary used at Sunday worship. Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

Fridays, beginning September 21, 7:45-9 a.m., Church Office (Men's Bible study)
The Friday morning men's group will look at Paul's letters to the Romans. Contact Sam Cavaliere or Mike Jewett to sign up or with questions.

Sundays, beginning September 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Church Office
Our Sunday evening group will f ollow the Daily Discipleship Bible studies based on the lectionary used at Sunday worship. Contact Greg Moran to sign up or with questions.

Get involved in your
faith community
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.
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.). 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. 
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.
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
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!
What is Hell?
Sundays, September 16, 23, 9 a.m., North Parish Hall
Have you ever wondered whether hell exists? Could a loving God really send me to burn in hell? Or, is God’s grace and mercy so thorough that we all will be with Him in heaven? What do the Old and New Testaments say about hell? What do other religions say about the afterlife? Join the Rev. Bill Zettinger and Bob Capettini as we explore these and related questions.
Come save a life!
QPR: Suicide Prevention Training
Sunday, September 30, 9 a.m. South Parish Hall  
Many of us have been affected by suicide. There’s something you can do! Join Kat Katsamis-Semel, MA, from Mental Health America of San Diego County as she leads us through Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention. Anyone can learn these three simple steps to help save a life. Ask a question, safe a life. For more information, please contact Nancy Peterson , 858-705-3889.
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. 
Sunday School - Ages 2-5th 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 .
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.
Wall of Giving Fundraiser
Help the St. Bart’s Haiti Youth Mission Team! Choose a number from the Wall of Giving, fill your envelope with dollars equivalent to the number, return your donation envelope by September 23. Look for the big board and St. Bart’s Youth after services to pick your number. Please return filled envelopes by Sunday, September 23 - drop your envelope into the offering plate or return it to the office during business hours. Email Kelli Richardson with any questions. Thank you for supporting the mission.
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.
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
NEW! Feeding San Diego & St. Bart's Partner to Feed Those in Need
Sundays beginning October 28, 2-4 p.m., North Parish Hall
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Feeding San Diego to start a Sunday food distribution site at St. Bart's Church for our community. Feeding San Diego partners with local grocery stores and restaurants to rescue perfectly usable food and keep it from the landfill by providing it to those facing food insecurity - estimated to be 1 in 8 adults in San Diego! Often these families have to chose between medicine and paying their monthly living expenses and buying food.  

The food distribution is open to anyone without the need to provide income status, a WIC card or be a member of our church. All are welcome - no exceptions in action!  

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 12 p.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. Please attend the 9am Forum on October 7 to hear about this needed partnership! 

For more information, contact Lisa Oakes, 858-472-0959.
Flu Shot Clinic
Sunday, September 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
St. Bart's Health and Wellness Ministry is sponsoring a flu clinic. Anyone 9 years and older may have the flu vaccine at the clinic this year. The cost is $20. Those with Medicare need to bring their original red, white and blue Medicare card. Anyone unable to afford the vaccine can receive it free.
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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