MAY 20, 2021 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
"Pentecost"
by The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, Rector
This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, one of the eight principle feasts in the Church Year. On this day we recall the moment when the Holy Spirit fell upon the disciples; what many consider “the birthday of the Christian Church.” This is not so much the birthday of the Church as an institution, but the beginning of a community of faith empowered and led by the Holy Spirit.
Spring has come to New York City and the COVID infection rates in the City are declining. Thanks be to God! We have resumed in-person worship at St. Bart’s on Sundays at 5 pm and we will resume our regular schedule over time. In-person worship at 9 am will begin on Sunday, June 6. It is still important to reserve a seat. We will continue to ask all attendees to remain masked through the service and to maintain appropriate social distancing. We will make the use of masks optional when we are advised to do so by the diocese, the city, the state, and by our own medical advisors. We joyfully welcome you back! Learn more and register here.

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
MAY 23, 2021
Filled with the Holy Spirit: The Meaning of Pentecost
Cheryl Bridges Johns, the Robert E. Fisher Chair of Spiritual Renewal at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, reflects on the meaning of Pentecost, often called “the birthday of the Church.” The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe 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.

"The kingdom that Jesus preached and lived was all about a glorious, uproarious, absurd generosity."
—N.T. Wright, Luke for Everyone

We are so very grateful for your “absurd” generosity in all its glorious forms. It is a testament of your faith in the work we do in building the kingdom of Jesus right here at 51st and Park Avenue!
MEET US AFTER CHURCH


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


ONGOING AND UPCOMING
Sunday, June 6 after the 5 pm service 
The LGBTQ+ Pride flag, which will fly over Park Avenue for the entire month of June, will be blessed in a brief ceremony after the 5 pm Eucharist. Come and celebrate the inclusive nature of God’s love!

Tuesdays, May 25-July 27, 7-8:30 pm
Continue to learn about systemic racism and its devastating effects through a webinar series presented by the Reparations Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and a companion set of discussions intended just for members of the St. Bart’s community. The Diocesan-wide webinars and St. Bart’s discussions will be held on alternate Tuesdays over a two-month period. Register for the May 25 Diocesan-wide webinar "Educational Opportunity Denied: The Legacy of Segregated Housing", featuring Congressman Jamaal Bowman and others, here. Register for the biweekly St. Bart’s discussions (beginning June 1) here. Complete information about the whole Diocesan-wide series is available here

Thursdays, June 3-August 26, 7-8 pm
This summer, take a break from the serious study of dense theological texts and find God on the silver screen! The Reverend Peter Thompson leads weekly discussions about three TV series featuring clergy and their families: in June, the Danish show Herrens veje (Netflix); in July, the British show Grantchester (Amazon Prime, PBS Passport); and in August, the American show Greenleaf (Netflix). Join us for one show or all three. Ahead of the first meeting, please watch episodes 1 and 2 of Herrens veje

Tuesday, June 8, 6:30-8 pm 
Dartmouth Professor Randall Balmer returns to St. Bart’s to discuss his new book about the separation of church and state, its long history as a key principle of American government, and the many challenges it faces in the current political environment. This weekday class will serve as a follow-up to Professor Balmer’s June 6 appearance at The Forum focusing on the same topic.

Saturdays, May 8-June 26, 10-11 am
The Saturday discussion group reflects on the many identities and enduring appeal of Jesus. Diana Butler Bass' book Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence serves as a guide and basis for discussion. Please read chapter 2 before the next session.

Wednesdays, April 28-May 26, 7-8 pm
The whole world has been living through the trauma of COVID-19 over the past year and some months. How do we emerge in a way that allows us to simultaneously acknowledge the pain we've endured and move forward? Join the Reverend Peter Thompson for a discussion based on Shelly Rambo's wide-ranging book Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma. Please read the fourth chapter and conclusion before the next session.

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
(Not meeting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31)
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.

AND MORE
It's graduation season, and we would like to recognize all graduates at our Sunday, June 6 services. If you or someone from your family has recently graduated from high school, college, graduate school, or any other program, please be in touch with Manny Rodriguez-Leach by June 2 so we can properly congratulate you for all of your hard work!

Our fabulous restaurant is open for lunch and dinner! Lunch service begins at 11:30 am, Dinner at 5:30 pm, and Social Hour 3-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. For reservations and information, please visit insideparknyc.com, @insideparkny on Instagram or call 212-593-3333.

May 26 at 12:30 pm, May 27 at 7:30 pm
With the introduction of ranked choice voting in NYC, this year’s historic June 2021 primary election has the potential to profoundly transform our city government. Click here to sign up for a virtual session breaking down the logistics of ranked choice voting in the upcoming election. 

If you are a morning person, we need you! Volunteers are needed to cook a delicious breakfast for our guests, serve the meal in go-to bags, or clean up after. Volunteer today.
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.

DAILY PRAYER
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.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


  • The Forum with the Reverend Tyler Sit, a pastor and church planter in the United Methodist Church.




Click the icons below to see what St. Bart's is doing on social media.
Your engagement on all these feeds helps St. Bart's!
Please Subscribe, Follow, Like and Share
@stbartsnyc