Sunday School Parent Meeting
Sunday, March 10, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Gather with Mother Mary Lynn, Father Mark, and other parents. We will spend some time talking about upcoming events, hearing your feedback, and building community. Please join us! Childcare will be provided for infants through 5th graders.
Youth: Register for 30-Hour Famine
March 23-24
What is 30 Hour Famine? Take a youth group lock-in, thought-provoking Bible studies, games, inspirational videos, and more — and mash them all up into an unforgettable day of going without food to raise funds for the hungry. Middle and high schoolers are invited to participate in this transformational overnight retreat.  Register online today!

Get involved in your
faith community
Baptisms at Easter
Baptisms are held regularly during the year. You do not need to be a member of St. Bart's to be baptized here or have your children baptized. The next baptisms will at Easter services on April 20 & 21. Contact the Church office to schedule an appointment to discuss baptism for you or a member of your family or other life celebrations, 858-487-2159.
Praying the Palms
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Help the Altar Guild prepare for Palm Sunday – come learn how to fold a cross out of a palm branch! This is a fun activity for kids of all ages – and there will be activities for little ones, too. We will also have coffee and snacks and will learn a prayer to say while folding the crosses. Learn this tactile way to pray.
What is an Episcopalian? Lunch
Sunday, April 28, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
This lunch session is designed for anyone new to St. Bart's or the Episcopal Church as well as long time members who are interested in Confirmation or Reception into the Episcopal Church, or to reaffirm their baptismal vows when Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori visits on May 5 at the 10:15 service. We will give an introduction to the Episcopal Church and provide a forum for folks to ask questions not just about the Episcopal Church but basic questions of faith. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas .
Want to Become an Episcopalian?
Adult Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation
Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m.
Bishop Katharine will be here on May 5 at 10:15 to welcome youth and adults to the faith. The Episcopal Church offers three rites publicly affirm, renew, or recommit yourself to your faith journey as an Episcopalian. Confirmation is a youth and adult affirmation of your baptismal promises and public proclamation to becoming an Episcopalian. Reception is for those who were previously confirmed by a bishop in another denomination, such as Roman Catholic or Lutheran, but which to be received into the Episcopal Church. Reaffirmation is for those who have been confirmed and now wish to reaffirm their commitment to their faith. If you are interested or would like to learn more, contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas .
Join Us for Midweek Prayer Service
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Join our St. Bart’s community in midweek prayer. Halfway through the stress and busyness of your week, come seek out a moment of peace to connect with God. We gather in the sanctuary and listen for God’s spirit. We will take time to intentionally pray through our parish prayer request list and for each student and teacher in our preschool.
Caregivers Support Group
Thursdays, March 7-April 18, 10-11:30 a.m.
If you are a caregiver for an ailing or aging spouse, parent, sibling, child, or otherwise, this group is for you. We will create a safe space to share the joys and challenges of being a caregiver, and to explore ways to care for ourselves. Find strength and community along the way – you don’t have to walk this path alone. This group is free of charge, and are all welcome – you don’t have to be a St. Bart’s parishioner to participate! To join, please email Dawn Stary .

Explore your faith
at St. Bart's
St. Bart's Forum offers interesting and timely topics, guest speakers and a chance to explore the corners of our faith and the issues of the day. Join us for an always stimulating conversation. ALL WELCOME!
Sabbatical: Sacred Rest with Father Mark and Canon Allisyn
Sunday, March 10, 9 a.m. , South Parish Hall
We are commanded by both scripture and the Book of Common Prayer to engage in intentional periods of rest. Indeed, the Prayer for the Good Use of Leisure reads, “O God, in the course of this busy life, give us times of refreshment and peace; and grant that we may so use our leisure to rebuild our bodies and renew our minds, our spirits may be opened to the goodness of our creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.” Even God rested on the seventh day following creation and yet for many of, taking such time of refreshment is difficult. In this forum, we will look at rest and longer times of rest, sabbaticals, as a spiritual practice—not just for those engaged in them but the entire community. On the second week we will learn and talk about Father Mark’s upcoming sabbatical, beginning May 6, and how as a community we all engage in a time of rest and renewal for what God has in store for us!
Redevelopment Update Q&A
Sundays, March 17 & 24, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall 
Join facilitators Mark Davis, Bill Angus, and Judy Macemon for an update on both the building campaign next steps and the design and construction process. If you missed the Annual Meeting or want more information about this process, bring your questions and comments to The 9am Forum. 
A Multifaceted Five-Part Discussion
of Evil
Sundays, March 31 & April 7, 14, 9 a.m., South Parish Hall 
Join Bill Zettinger, Bob Capettini, and Chuck Innis as we discuss evil from the following perspectives: (1) Totalitarian societies aim to transform human nature itself. The society can experience a “Moral Inversion” (our conscience tells us that normal morality is wrong) which makes it difficult to resist evil. (2) The social psychology of evil which finds that behavior is setting-specific or context-specific rather than being determined by one’s character or morality. (3) The evils of war as expressed through the Japanese treatment of WWII civilian prisoners at the Los Banos internment camp in the Philippines (where Chuck and 2,100 others were held for 38 months). Yes, normally good people can do very cruel things (not the other way around). But we also know that people who gather in community to do good, to help and to support each other (as we do here at St. Bart’s) are much less likely to be swayed by circumstances that lead to chaos and cruelty.
Small Group Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. (Women's Bible study)
Contact Anne Snyder to sign up or with questions.

Fridays, 7:45-9 a.m., Church Office (Men's Bible study)
Contact Mike Jewett to sign up or with questions.

Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m., Church Office
Contact Greg Moran to sign up or with questions.
Sunday School - Ages Pre-K-5th grade
Sundays, Education Building
10 a.m. Gather / 10:15 a.m. Lessons Begin
Nursery Care Available
Sunday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Education Building
Contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson   with questions about Children's Formation.  Learn more about Children's Formation .
Parent Meetup Group
Mondays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
St. Bart’s Church and Preschool parents are invited to a casual meetup on Monday mornings. We meet upstairs in the education building and share the joys and challenges of parenting. Whether you have a baby, a preschooler, or an elementary school kiddo, all are welcome to come meet other parents and find support. Contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson if you would like to learn more!
Mark Your Calendar for Vacation Bible School
June 17-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Early Registration Through March 31
At Roar VBS, kids discover that even though life gets wild, God is good. Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life.
  • VBS is for children 3 years old though through 5th grade (grade in fall)
  • Children going into 6th grade or older may be volunteers
  • Adult volunteers are needed and welcome
Cost: $60 per child, $5 sibling discount
Register by March 31 and received a $5 early registration discount per family.
Space is limited to 95 children, so make sure to register on March 1! Contact the Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson , if you have questions.
For all 6th-12th graders to explore our faith, have loads of fun, and help those less fortunate through service. CREW stands for Continuously Riding the Eternal Wave.

Youth CREW Wednesday
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Youth Room
Dinner, games, fellowship, and faith formation.
Youth CREW Parent Meeting
Sunday, March 17, 11:45 a.m.
Gather with Mother Mary Lynn, Father Mark, and other youth CREW parents! We will discuss upcoming events and have space to share about the joys and challenges of parenting teenagers. Hope to see you here!
ReGeneration: A Contemporary Worship Service
Sunday, March 31, 4 p.m.
Please join us for our next contemporary worship service! Come for an evening of deepening our faith and relationship through praise music, prayer, Eucharist, and fellowship. This will be an engaging service for people of all ages, especially families, children and youth, for whom we extend a special invitation to attend. There will be a light reception to follow. All are welcome!
Lenten Masterwork: The Crucifixion
Sunday, April 7, 4 p.m.
Experience English composer John Stainer’s dramatic, contemplative, seldom-performed Romantic masterwork, ‘The Crucifixion’ (1887), featuring soloists and full orchestra. The oratorio depicts the Passion of Christ, from the scene in Gethsemane to Jesus’ death, and includes several hymns for the congregation to participate in. Admission by donation.
Volunteer at
St. Bart's and in
the community
40 Items in 40 Days
Try this on as a spiritual practice with your family this Lent.  Clean out your home and donate items that don't bring you joy. Put one item each day into a bag, then donate items to St. Bart's Thrift Shop. The Thrift Shop truck will be at St. Bart's on April 5, 6, and 7 watch for times. You can pick up your bag after services next weekend! All donations benefit St. Bart's Outreach programs. Pick up a bag in the courtyard or church office.
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's
Sundays, 2 p.m.-until food is gone
Feeding San Diego at St. Bart's welcomes everyone who is struggling with hunger - children, families, seniors, immigrants, employed or underemployed - with no forms to fill out an income requirement to prove. All are welcome - no exceptions. Please tell your friends and neighbors. Volunteer today, visit or contact Lisa Marie Oakes, .
Scholarships Available
St. Bartholomew’s has several scholarships available for those members pursuing a college education or an accredited vocational/technical training.

The Brittany K. Stark Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a male or female graduating high school senior who is an active member of the parish.

The Lucille C. Heide Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior, male or female, who has been an active member of St. Bart’s for at least 18 months.

The St. Bartholomew’s Scholarship will be awarded to a male or female graduating high school senior who is an active member of the parish.

The Evelyn Wyatt Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a woman of St. Bart’s, 25 years or older, who is returning to school and has set aside her personal development to support the needs of others (family) and would like to reach a new educational goal.

The Community Outreach Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating male or female high school senior who is not a member of St. Bart’s. Our Outreach Partners will provide nominees for consideration.

All applications include an essay, unofficial transcript, a letter of recommendation and copy of Letter of Acceptance. Financial need will be considered. Applications may be picked up in the church office beginning March 18, 2019. Applications are also available electronically from Anne Snyder .

All completed scholarship packets must be delivered to the church office no later than Thursday, May 2, 2019, 4 p.m. Mailed applications must arrive no later than Thursday, May 2, 2019, by 4 p.m. Recipients will be honored at church on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the 10:15 a.m. service.  If you have any questions, please contact Anne Snyder , 858-485-0562.