The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Saturday, May 14
5PM Evening Prayer in the Celtic Tradition

Sunday, May 15
9AM Choral Eucharist

11:15AM ReGeneration
We livestream the Sunday services on YouTube and Facebook. View worship bulletins on the St. Bart's App or on the Worship Schedule page.
Preschool Open House
Bring your friends and family to the Preschool Community Open House this coming Sunday, May 15 after the second service. We are open to giving tours after the first service as well by appointment. Please email Sheila Martin, preschool director, to sign up for a tour after the first service. Come, meet our new director, Tracey Buzos, visit the campus and see what sets St. Bart's Preschool apart from other preschools. Check out the flyer (PDF). More Updates.
The CAT Is Out of the Bag!
Calling all St. Bart's members! The Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) survey takes about 30 minutes to complete, and measures the health and vitality of our community, as well as our priorities moving forward and the challenges we face. We need everyone to complete the surveyIf you did not receive a communication from the call committee with the survey link please contact the church office, (858) 487-2159
Parking Lot Blessing and Tailgate Party
Join us Saturday, May 21, 6:00-8:00PM for a tailgate party and blessing of the new parking lot! Come for an evening of fun activities like cornhole and other tailgate games, as we share in community with one another. Barbecued meats, vegetarian options, and drinks will be provided; please bring a salad or dessert to share.
Landscapes for Life: May 26
St. Bart's Environmental Stewardship Team (EST) is a co-sponsor of this zoom event. Bob Leiter is on the board of StayCool and is also a regular parishioner at St. Bart's. Our EST has gratefully and proudly collaborated with StayCool for several events as regular community partners.  Event information: STAY COOL May Member Meeting and Speaker Series: Landscapes for Life: Nature-based Solutions for a Changing Climate On Zoom on Thursday, May 26 from 6:30- 7:30 PM. Learn more.
Columbarium Update
Once a month potted plants will be removed from the columbarium and useable plants will be replanted among the church landscaping. You are encouraged to remove any containers you wish to keep, before the first week of the month. Any plants and flowers left during the holidays will be left up for as long as possible. Please contact Pat Johnston, if you are interested in joining the columbarium care keeping team.
St. Mark's Charrette
You're invited to a charrette - a design planning meeting at St. Mark's, City Heights on Saturday, May 21, 10AM-2PM. St. Bart’s is a ministry partner to St. Mark's and members of our parish are invited to brainstorm ideas with them. If you have creative ideas or are interested in enlarging our outreach ministry in City Heights, please come to the charrette! Feel free to contact Donna Watson, 760-522-1365, for more details.
Sound of Music
Join us for one of the most beloved musicals of all time! Friday, June 3, 7:30PM. Saturday, June 4, 12PM and 7:30PM. Sunday, June 5, 4PM. $20 adults. $10 children 12 and under. Tickets available online. Music by RICHARD RODGERS. Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II. Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE. Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. John-Luke Addison, Musical Director. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Org.
Remembering Our Heroes
Please send us via email the names and ranks of your deceased loved ones who have served in the Armed Forces . We will include them in our necrology list during our Memorial Day service. Your loved ones do not have to have died in active service; they just have to have served our nation in the Armed Forces. The service takes place Monday, May 30 at 5PM at St. Bart's on the patio. Our St. Bart's Brass Choir will lead the music.
Our New Curate:
The Rev. Brian Petersen
Please join us in welcoming our new curate, The Rev. Brian Petersen. Brian was raised in Poway, graduating from Poway High School and serving the Marine Corps before beginning his journey in ministry that led him to ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church. He will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 18 at St. Andrew's, Encinitas. You're invited! Mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Welcoming the Rev. Dr. Nancy Burnett
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Burnett joined us as our part-time assistant this month! She has a doctorate in psychology and has served most recently at St. Mark's, City Heights, our ministry partner. She will be ordained a priest on Saturday, June 18 at St. Andrew's, Encinitas. We look forward to her ministry with us and hope you will give her a friendly welcome as well!
Women's Bible Study
Wednesdays, until June 8

The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study began the Spring Session on April 27. It's not too late to join. We'll gather every Wednesday through June 8 at 6PM on Google Meet. We will read Walking Home: From Eden to Emmaus by Margaret Guenther. If you have questions, contact Anne Snyder, 858-485-0562.
Sacred Ground
Our diocesan racial justice task force is organizing a new Sacred Ground circle starting on Wednesday, June 15, 3-5PM via Zoom. Meetings take place every two weeks until November 16. The program assumes prior reading/viewing before each meeting.
Like to know more? Not sure whether a Sacred Ground circle is for you? Attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 3-4PM via Zoom. For more information, please contact Jill Henderson.
Around Our Diocese
Episcopal Community Services Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of Episcopal Community Services is a time to learn about the organization, its mission and the way it positively impacts thousands of lives throughout San Diego County. Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 3:30PM - 6PM at St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego. This meeting focuses on mental health of children as we emerge from the pandemic. Learn more by emailing Angel Ibarra.
St. Luke's Chef Dinner Series
Bless St Luke's Africa Trip and Delight in a Chef-Designed Meal!
The final dinner before the trip will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 5:30PM and will be designed by Chef Matt, formerly of North Park's Urban Solace. Funds raised will support their 18-person delegation to South Sudan, Uganda, and a Tanzanian refugee camp with their board and staff to learn, grow, and praise God for blessing their congregation. Learn more by clicking here.
Camp Stevens Celebrates 70 Years of Revolutionary Love
Author and civil rights activist Valarie Kaur will keynote the 70th anniversary weekend at Camp Stevens, October 28-30. Summer book groups are reading her book, See No Stranger. Learn more and register for the weekend online. Camp counselor and staff positions still open for this summer. Counselors must be at least 16. Apply to be a counselor. Staff must be at least 18. Apply to be staff. Questions? Contact Kathy Wilder.
Dates to Remember
  • 2 - 3 p.m. Men's Book Study on Zoom. Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Asian-American/Pacific Islander Zoom discussion.

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Gospels Study via Zoom. Contact Bob Capettini
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m. Youth CREW middle and high school students, in person
  • 6 - 7 p.m. Women's Bible Study via Zoom. Contact Anne Snyder

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Choir School

  • 7:45 - 9 a.m. Men's Ministry on Zoom
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