APRIL 9, 2021 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
"The Hope Of Eastertide"
by the Reverend Deborah A. Lee
In the New York Times best-selling book Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church, author Rachel Held Evans wrote: “We could not become like God, so God became like us. God showed us how to heal instead of kill, how to mend instead of destroy, how to love instead of hate, how to live instead of long for more. When we nailed God to a tree, God forgave. And when we buried God in the ground, God got up.”

God got up. 
APRIL 11, 2021
Sunday, April 11 at 10 am
The Alsolife: Barbara Cawthorne Crafton on Science, Time, and Life after Death
What can recent scientific thinking about space and time teach us about what we commonly call “the afterlife”? Popular writer, retreat leader, and Episcopal priest Barbara Cawthorne Crafton offers a timely meditation for the Second Sunday after Easter based on her book The Alsolife. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

Sunday, April 4 at 11 am
The Reverend Deborah A. Lee preaches. Download our service leaflet to follow along with us as we livestream Sunday morning worship from the church on our website, Facebook and YouTube. Read our tips and tricks for worship online.

"God just gives, to us, to you and me. I mean, look at us! Yikes. God keeps giving, forgiving, and inviting us back."
—Anne Lamott, "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers"

Giving back to the one who first gave is an act of faith and selfless generosity. It is that generosity that enable us to do the work we do in the service of God. We are so very grateful for your faith in the work we do. 

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

Sunday, April 11, 1:30 pm 
For the month of April, The Peace Book Club turns to Jesus and the Disinherited, a classic work about the connection between Christianity and social justice by Howard Thurman, the dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University who served as a major influence on The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please read chapters 1 and 2 ahead of the first discussion. 

Tuesdays, April 13-May 4, 6:30-8 pm
Musicologist and singer Kerry McCarthy, PhD, who recently wrote authoritative biographies of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, outlines the development of English choral music during the pivotal Tudor Period. 

Wednesday, April 14, 6:30-8 pm
The discussion of Food & Faith: A Theology of Eating will conclude with this special 90-minute Wednesday session. Please finish the book before attending. No new registration is required. 

Thursdays, April 15-May 6, 6:30-8 pm
The Jesus movement arose in the hills of Galilee, but quickly established itself in the large cities of the Mediterranean. Professor Larry Welborn of Fordham University, a St. Bart’s favorite, explores the lives and relationships of the ordinary believers who joined the churches established by the apostle Paul in Ephesus, Philippi, Thessalonica, and Corinth. 

Saturdays, April 17-May 1, 10-11 am
(will not meet Saturday, April 10)
The popular Saturday morning discussion group continues its look at the collection Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter. Please read “47. The Strangest Story of All” by C. S. Lewis, “48. Merry Easter?” by Frederica Mathewes-Green, and “52. The End is Life” by Frederick Buechner ahead of the next session.

Wednesday, April 21, 6:30-7:30 pm
Register here to join the Reverend Dr. Canon Stephanie Spellers and friends like the Reverend Mark Bozzuti-Jones, the Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, and the Reverend Winnie Varghese, for music, poetry, and conversation around her new book, The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline and New Hope for Beloved Community. This event is co-sponsored by Church Publishing, St. Bart’s, and several other Manhattan parishes.

Wednesdays at 1 pm
Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings, hosted by the Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe. To join our Weekly Bible Study online, please contact Liz Gillespie.
Centering Prayer
Mondays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 5 pm, and Fridays at 9 am. 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.

Summer Camp at St. Bart's is open for registration! Children 2 through 6 years old will enjoy a wide variety of activities at our day camp, from games and athletics, music and movement, and arts and crafts, to science experiments, yoga and drama for the older campers. Our shaded rooftop playground and newly renovated 26,000 square foot gym provide the setting for hours of fun under the supervision of our experienced camp counselors. Each session is two weeks. 10% sibling discount.

St. Bart's Community Preschool is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. For over 40 years, our preschool has provided a warm, nurturing first school experience.

Do you need a few moments of peace to embark upon your daily rounds? Watch the Reverend Deborah Lee's one- to three-minute scripture-inspired video meditations, released at 7 am weekdays on YouTube and Facebook.

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.


  • The Forum with the Clergy of St. Bart’s as they reflected on what it means to say, “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” after a year of COVID-19.

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