APRIL 16, 2021 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
"The Resurrection of the Body"
by the Reverend Peter Thompson
“Make no mistake,” John Updike warns in his famous poem Seven Stanzas at Easter. “If he rose at all,/it was as his body;/if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the molecules reknit,/the amino acids rekindle,/the Church will fall.” The resurrection, Updike’s poem explains, was not a metaphor. Jesus’ very flesh rose. The thumbs, toes, and heart which had gone limp only days before came back to life.
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APRIL 18, 2021
The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community
The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation, and a frequent guest of St. Bart’s, reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic, a racial reckoning, and the immense transformations taking place within the Church. Canon Spellers’ new book was released in March. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers 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. 
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for a list of groups meeting after church each week. 
Newcomers welcome to all groups! 


ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Wednesday, April 21, 6:30-7:30 pm
Register here to join the Reverend 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, 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, which considers Jesus' resurrection, early Christian history, the Protestant Reformation, racial oppression, and militarized conflict—all through the lens of trauma.
Please read the Introduction before the first session.

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. 

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. 

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.

ONGOING AT ST. BART'S
Our wonderful St. Bart's Flower Guild is now seeking additional help with providing the altar flowers for our 11 am livestream services. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Guild, love arranging flowers, or would like to learn, please email Manny Rodríguez-Leach at rodriguez@tbarts.org so he can be in touch with you.

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 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.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT



  • The Forum with popular writer, retreat leader, and Episcopal priest Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, as she offered a timely meditation for the Second Sunday after Easter based on her book The Alsolife.



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