AUGUST 7, 2020 · 325 PARK AVENUE AT 51ST STREET  212-378-0222 · STBARTS.ORG
A Note from St. Bart's Clergy
''Ain’t Gonna Study War No More"
by the Reverend Deborah A. Lee
Yesterday, August 6th, was the church’s Feast of the Transfiguration. It recalls the event where Jesus takes Peter, John and James up on a mountain with him to pray. While Jesus is praying, he becomes transfigured—his appearance changes and his face and clothes become blindingly bright, dazzling and radiant.
We are gathering information from the parish to determine the desires of our community in terms of public worship. We invite you to fill out this survey so we can better understand your thoughts. Our priority has been, and will continue to be, to maintain the safety of parishioners and staff in every decision we make. Please complete the survey by August 17.
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
Download our service leaflet to follow along with us as we livestream worship from the church on our website, Facebook and YouTube. Read our tips and tricks for worship online.

Racism and Climate Change: Understanding the Link, Preparing for Action
Malik Saafir, GreenFaith’s Arkansas Organizer and a long-time racial justice activist, will speak about
these interconnections and how faith communities can make a difference. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

Over 330 people have completed our St. Bart's Census, our summer initiative to update as many records as possible in our database. This is an important way to make sure we have the accurate information we need to be in touch with you. If you haven't yet completed this short online form, please take a moment to do so—even if you think we already have your information. 

Watch as Stewardship Co-Chair Susannah Wade Lewis shares her personal journey of faith and stewardship at St. Bart's and thanks all of our members and friends for their continued support of our parish during the past difficult and saddening months. Please continue to use our safe and secure portal at stbarts.org to make your pledge and to set up online giving. Your generosity is much appreciated.

MEET US AFTER CHURCH

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

UPCOMING
August 8-9
Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, a URI Multiregion group, invites you to attend two special virtual gatherings and broadcasts. Click here for the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord broadcast event, and here to attend Lessons From Nagasaki.

Wednesdays, August 19-September 9 from 6:30-8 pm
In a four week class, Deacon John Wirenius will explore the life and legends that have gathered around the life of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister. The recent publication of Hilary Mantel’s third novel about Cromwell invites us to explore what can be known about Cromwell, and to inquire whether he was a Reformer or a political partisan, and to rethink our beliefs about this seminal time in Christian History.

Please join us for one of the upcoming Interfaith ROV phone banking sessions, hosted by B'nai Jeshrun and Rabbi Brian Fink of the JCC. Phonebanking is second only to canvassing for Getting Out the Vote (GOTV). It might not seem you’re making much headway with all the unanswered, out-of-service calls, but at scale – when we’ve made thousands of dials, the effect is substantial. We need you!

WEEKLY ADULT FORMATION
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.

Wednesdays, July 22-August 12, 6:30-8 pm
Keith Anderson’s 2015 book, The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World, explores how congregations and religious institutions around the country have been practicing their faith in hybrid format well before many of us became familiar with that term. Join J. Patrick Hornbeck II, PhD, Fordham University theologian and St. Bart’s parishioner, for a series of weekly discussions about Anderson’s fascinating book.

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.

LAST SUNDAY
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Watch, read or listen to the sermon preached by the Right Reverend Dean Wolfe

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