A Contemporary Worship Service
Sunday, February 16, 4 p.m., Chapel
Join us for an evening of deepening our faith and relationship through praise music, prayer, Eucharist, and fellowship. Fr. Richard Lee from St. Mark's City Heights will be the guest preacher for the evening. This is an engaging service for people of all ages, especially families, children and youth, for whom we extend a special invite to attend.
2nd Appeal 2020 Pledge
We are very close to being able to achieve our strategic plan of adding a Director of Congregational Development to the church staff. This role would allow us to expand our fellowship and touch even more of God’s people with good works and acts of faith and kindness. After much thought and prayer, we have decided to ask those of you who are able to increase your 2020 pledge by just a little to allow for the addition of this critical new role to our parish team . We realize that many of you have already pledged as much as you possibly can, and for that we are very appreciative. This appeal is for those who are able to reach slightly higher. Please fill out a card in the pew or complete the form online: 
Calling all Cajun Cooks!
If you have a delicious Cajun dish that you'd like to cook and share with us, we need you! Contact  Nancy Peterson   to volunteer.
Youth CREW Selling Masks for Zydeco Mass to Feed Underprivileged
Through Wednesday, February 19
St. Bart's youth are making masks our Zydeco Mass celebration as a fundraiser for the 30 Hour Famine they will be participating in at the end of February. Masks cost $10 and orders can be placed in the courtyard after Sunday services, by emailing Courtney, Youth Director or stop into the church office. Deadline to order a mask is February 19. Masks can be picked up on Sunday, February 23 or the day of Zydeco on February 25. As part of the Youth 30 Hour Famine retreat, Youth CREW is raising money for underprivileged students to have meals during spring break through the non-profit Care House. 
Purchase a Bracelet from Youth CREW & Help Feed Underprivileged
Sundays after services
Cost: $5 each
St. Bart's youth are selling bracelets made by women in the Philippines through Threads of Hope . Your bracelet purchase has double impact - you are helping families in the Philippines and helping Youth CREW raise money for underprivileged students to have meals during spring break through the non-profit Care House. 
Information Meeting
Sunday, February 23, 9 a.m., Parish Hall
Are You Interested in Participating in our Feeding San Diego Ministry? The Vestry of St. Bart’s has made Feeding San Diego an Outreach priority this year. Each family is encouraged to participate in some way. Come find out how you can help! Contact Patty Fuqua  with questions.
Feeding San Diego 2020 Challenge
You and your family can make a 2020 resolution join Feeding San Diego to help our neighbors least one Sunday afternoon this year. Each weekend 35 families receive rescued food at no cost and no documentation required, and each bag of groceries means food on the table. This Outreach Ministry is a blessing for the families we serve and each of the volunteers. You can volunteer to pick up food from local partner retail grocery stores, help distribute the food to our patrons or be the Sunday coordinator of the distribution volunteers. Volunteering is easy, and we provide training, support and answer your questions. St Bart's Outreach Ministry has the strategic goal to sign up 100 new volunteers in 2020 so we can feed more families. Sign up on the patio after each service. You can also email to learn more and to access the volunteer sign-up calendar to select the date(s) that work best for you.
Vacation Bible School 
June 15-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Early Registration February 10-March 31
At Rocky Railway, kids discover through life’s ups and downs that Jesus’ power pulls us through. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, engage in fun snack-eating experiences, take part in one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust Jesus.
  • VBS is for children 3 years old though through 5th grade (grade in fall)
  • Children going into 6th grade or older may be volunteers
  • Adult volunteers are needed and welcome
  • Cost: $60 per child, $5 sibling discount
  • Register by March 31 and received a $5 early registration discount per family.
Space is limited, so make sure to register early! Contact Maureen Hovannesian if you have questions. Register today at .
Collecting Palms for Ash Wednesday
Through Tuesday, February 25
At the Shrove Tuesday Zydeco Mass, we will burn palm from last year's Palm Sunday service for use on Ash Wednesday. If you have palm leaves from last Palm Sunday, please bring them to the office before Tuesday, February 25.

Get involved in your
faith community
Pick Up Your Lenten Journey Book
Saturday/Sunday, February 22/23, after all services
St. Bart's is providing every family a Living Well Through Lent book. Pick up your family copy after all services next weekend. Make sure to join the Living Well Through Lent Facebook discussion group to enhance your Lenten experience. You can also sign up for daily emails. Check the inside front cover for details.  
Shrove Tuesday: Zydeco Mass
Tuesday, February 25, 6 p.m.
The day before Ash Wednesday is Shrove Tuesday. Other common names are Carnival or Mardi Gras. We're celebrating with a zydeco service - festive music, dancing (yes, in the sanctuary), and make sure to wear a mask! This is your chance to kick up your heels before the somber season of Lent begins. We'll end the evening music from Zydeco Trail Riders - a Southern California band specializing in the sounds of Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp Pop, and New Orleans style music from Louisiana - and a festive cajun dinner. There will be children's activities. Hope to see you there!
Ashes to Go
Wednesday, February 26
Ashes to Go takes Ash Wednesday to the streets of our community as we reach out to people who have lost their connection to a church or have never experienced this ancient practice. Today more than ever, the church needs to experiment with how we connect with people in new and unexpected ways. Ashes to Go is just one way of offering moments of grace in the midst of our hectic lives.  Would you like to join us? Anyone is welcome to join us - no experience necessary. Just a willingness to step out of your comfort zone and experience what the Spirit does with us when we do!  Always fun, often heartfelt, occasionally transformative. Contact the  Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas , 858-487-2159, for more information. 
Bishop Susan Visits St. Bart’s
Chapel Blessing
Saturday, February 29, 5 p.m.
Youth and Adult Baptisms &
Adult Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation
Sunday, March 1, 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Bishop Susan will bless the Chapel and welcome children and adults to the faith through Baptism and Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation. The Episcopal Church offers three rites to publicly affirm, renew, or recommit yourself to your faith journey as an Episcopalian. Confirmation is an affirmation of your baptismal promises and public proclamation to becoming an Episcopalian. Reception is for those who were previously confirmed by a bishop in another denomination, but wish to be received into the Episcopal Church. Reaffirmation is for those who have been confirmed and now wish to reaffirm their commitment to their faith.  If you or your children would like to be Baptized or you are interested in Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation, contact the  Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas .
Pageant of Our Lord
April 4,  Rolling Hills Covenant Church, Los Angeles
St. Bart’s Sojourners is sponsoring a day trip to Los Angeles - it's a perfect way to prepare for Holy Week! Experience the magic of the magnificent Pageant of Our Lord . Modeled after the world-renowned Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, this beautiful blending of art, drama and music features life-size paintings and sculptures on stage – utilizing live models within the art – to depict the Biblical history of the Old and New Testaments, as told through great works of classical art. Includes full orchestra and choir. People who attended the past two years found it to be an amazing experience! Tickets sold out last year. Space is limited! Sign up in the courtyard on February 2 and 9. Contact Jill Henderson , 760-807-8445.  
Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
As part of our efforts to develop a parish community that is welcome to all and illustrates the principle of All Are Welcome – No Exceptions, we will be holding a Diversity and Inclusion Workshops for members of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. This workshop will explore what we mean by diversity and inclusion, as well as recognizing and identifying barriers to inclusion. It will be led by Costa Dillon, Vestry member and retired National Park Service ranger with extensive experience in teaching and training. To register contact Beth Dean .

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
Lenten University:
More In Common Than We Think
Wednesdays, March 4-April 1, 6-8 p.m.
Every Wednesday in Lent we welcome a guest speaker from another faith tradition - each answering the same four questions about faith. You'll be surprised how much we have in common. Register online 

  • March 4: Yusef Miller, board member of his mosque, active in Interfaith Community Services, among many other things.
  • March 11: Professor Rico Monge, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at USD and an Eastern Orthodox deacon.
  • March 18: Professor Karma Lekshe Tsomo, a Buddhist nun, and professor at USD teaching Buddhism and World Religions.
  • March 25: Rabbi David Castiglione, Senior Rabbi at Temple Adat Shalom in Poway. 
  • April 1: The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas, Associate Pastor and the Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet, Rector at St. Bartholomew’s will conclude this Lenten University series recapping all we have in common with other faith communities.

Children's Lenten University is ava ilable for children age 4 through 5th grade. Register with Maureen and Karen, Youth CREW for grades 6-12 meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m.  Everyone gathers for a shared soup supper at 6 p.m., children and youth too!
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. 

Children's Lenten University
Wednesdays, March 4-April 1, 6-8 p.m. 
This year will include a special program for children age 4 through 5th grade. Registration for Children's Lenten University begins February 16 at the Children’s Ministry table after the 10:15am service. Contact Maureen and Karen with questions.
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.
Register for 30-Hour Famine
Saturday, February 29, 11 a.m.-March 1, 3 p.m.
What is 30 Hour Famine? Take a youth group lock-in, thought-provoking Bible studies, games, inspirational videos, and more — and mash them all up into an unforgettable day of going without food to raise funds for the hungry. Middle and high schoolers are invited to participate in this transformational overnight retreat.  Register online today!
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
Interfaith Rotational Shelter
March 21-28, 2020
Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the first week of the Interfaith Rotational Shelter at St. Bart’s a big success! We are looking forward to hosting the second week of the shelter in March, and it is not too soon to consider signing up again. If you did not get a chance to volunteer in January, please take this opportunity to be a part of this rewarding ministry! 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 up to 12 men, women and children. 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 .
Altar Flower Donations 
Honor your loved ones throughout the year by making an offering to support our altar flowers. Place an envelope in the weekly offering (write Altar Flowers in the memo line of your check). Contact Beth Dean , 858-487-2159, with questions.