OCTOBER 8, 2021 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
A Choral Feast

Through a series of services we call A Choral Feast, St. Bart’s continues a rich tradition of offering great choral music that has included masses, passions, oratorios, and so on. Some of this great sacred choral repertoire can be heard in concert at Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall or New York’s other famed stages, but St. Bart’s offers the opportunity to experience this music in its intended context: a worship service in thanksgiving to God.

This Sunday at the 11 am service, St. Bartholomew’s Choir will offer Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, for choir, soloists, and orchestra. We were to have offered this work in 2020, on Sunday, March 15, before so much changed because of the pandemic. We are thrilled to resume the series this Sunday.
We continue to offer in-person worship at 8 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 5 pm, with congregational singing and St. Bartholomew's Choir participating at the 11 am service and St. Bart's Singers participating at 9 am. Masks are required at in-person services.

A Choral Feast returns to St. Bart's this Sunday. The 11 am Eucharist will feature a complete performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai for choir, soloists, and orchestra. In order to present the entire work in its original liturgical context, no sermon will be preached at that service. The Reverend Peter Thompson, Vicar, will preach at 8 am, 9 am, and 5 pm. Download our service leaflet to follow along with us as we live stream Sunday morning worship from the church on our website, Facebook and YouTube. Read our tips and tricks for worship online.

Reckoning with Columbus
The observance of Columbus Day is as controversial as ever. But who exactly was Christopher Columbus? Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages, gives us a picture of the full, complex person and reflects on how we continue to wrestle with his legacy. Join us for our live, in-person in the Great Hall or online via our website, Facebook and YouTube.

Sundays at 10 am
Our resident youth group meets both in-person in Room 44 and on Zoom. If you or a family member is a young person in middle or high school, contact Julie Ross for information about how to attend.

Beloved of Christ, know that you are loved, and welcome here at the table at St. Bartholomew’s. Please join us in supporting the work of our community with your pledge to the 2022 Stewardship Campaign. Be reassured with every sermon and Eucharist, with beautiful music, with every shelter meal served and pantry bag filled, with every heart and mind touched through healing prayers, whether in person or online, that you are a part of great things and most of all, loved. Pledge with joy and be transformed.

 John Gilliland & Miriam Schneider, Wardens
The Peace Book Club meets virtually on Sunday, October 10, at 1:30 pm, to continue their discussion of Rosalind Rosenburg's Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray. Please read Part Three for Sunday’s meeting. Learn more. 

St. Tabitha’s Guild knits and crochets via Zoom this Sunday, October 10, 2 to 4 pm, working on a variety of projects for the Seamen’s Institute, Crossroads Community Services, and baby garments for a young mothers’ shelter. Next Sunday, October 17, they will meet in person on the Great Terrace during Coffee Hour after a special blessing honoring their handiwork at the 11 am service that day. All are welcome! Learn more.


for a list of groups meeting after church each week. 
Newcomers welcome to all groups! 

Thursday, October 14, 11 am
Beloved parishioner Bill Hawthorne, who died in March 2020, will be celebrated with the glorious liturgy and music he loved so much. The memorial service will feature music by Mozart, Schubert, and Bach, and a sermon by The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe.

On Sunday, October 17, we will focus on health and healing as we celebrate the feast of St. Luke, the Gospel writer who was also thought to have been a physician. At all our services, we will pray for continued healing from the COVID-19 pandemic and recognize the heroic service of all who work in healthcare.

The Work of Healing in the COVID-19 Pandemic
As we recognize St. Luke’s Day and honor all those who work in healthcare, St. Bart’s members who work in the healthcare field offer their reflections. Join us in-person in the Great Hall or online via our website, Facebook and YouTube.
Saturdays, October 9 - December 18, 10 am -11 am
The Saturday morning discussion group reflects on how to live a more deeply spiritual life through Sophfronia Scott's book-long encounter with the twentieth-century Roman Catholic monk Thomas Merton, The Seeker and The Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton. Newcomers welcome. Register here.

Mondays at 7 pm
Being still can be a way of taking a break from the demands of our busy world and a key to listening to our own heart. Lay facilitators lead a 30-minute session of learning about the power and practice of stillness.

Wednesdays, September 22-October 27, 6:45-8:15pm
For millennia, human beings, including Jews and Christians, have looked to their dreams as messages from God. St. Bart’s member Annette Thies (M.A., General Theological Seminary) will lead a series of dreamwork sessions this fall. Every dream group begins with some teaching on an aspect of dreaming or dreamwork, followed by a short silence and prayer, then the dreamwork itself. Register here.

Thursdays, September 16-October 21, 6:30-8 pm
Professor Larry Welborn of Fordham University returns to St. Bart's to explore the sayings of Jesus we don't know well: both the sayings of Jesus found in documents discovered over the past century and the sayings of Jesus found in the Bible whose truth we haven't yet fully contemplated. Each session will focus on an aphorism or parable using a synopsis that shows all the versions, including those found in recently discovered gospels. Register here.

2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6-7 pm
Led by the Reverend Meredith Ward, Forward Together is a support group for people who are experiencing job insecurity, who are unemployed or under-employed, or who are considering a career change. Grounded in scripture and prayer, the group is a safe and confidential space to share experiences, get support, and express concerns about job insecurity. For questions or further information, contact the Reverend Meredith Ward.

Wednesdays at 1 pm
Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings, hosted by the Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, Rector. Please contact Liz Gillespie to join our weekly Bible study via Zoom.
Centering Prayer
Experience a few moments of peace and comfort through the contemplative practice of centering prayer. Newcomers welcome! To join our email list to receive updates on centering prayer, contact Manny Rodriguez-Leach.

St. Bart's Community Preschool is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. For over 40 years, our preschool has provided a warm, nurturing first school experience.

Do you desire a few moments of peace at the end of each day? Join the St. Bart's community for Night Prayer each weekday evening at 8:30 pm. Clergy and lay officiants will lead brief services based on or inspired by the ancient office of Compline.

Thank you to our Production Intern
This Sunday, parishioner Chloe Pitkoff completes her three-month internship serving as a production intern for our Sunday morning live stream. Under the direction of the Communications Department, Chloe helped us pilot a program offering interns an opportunity to learn a variety of marketable skills including audio mixing, remote camera control, broadcast switching, graphics, video editing, and directing. To learn about future internship opportunities, contact Director of Communications, Kara Flannery.


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