This Weeks Service Schedule
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Prayer Services
8:40-9 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Chapel

Saturday, September 2
5 p.m. Evening Prayer and Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition in the Chapel

Sunday, September 3
9:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist in the Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 6
6 p.m. ReGeneration Alternative Eucharist Dinner Service

We will livestream the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on YouTube and Facebook. View worship bulletins on the St. Bart’s App or on the Worship Schedule page of our website in addition to this weekly newsletter.

ReGeneration Alternative Eucharist services with meal are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
In This Issue
In this week’s newsletter, you’ll find the following items:

A Note from the Rector:
The Neighbor Two Steps Away

  • Season of Creation Is Here!
  • The Biggest Little Farm, Sept 3
  • Church Office Closed Labor Day, Sept 4
  • Sunday Morning Forums
  • Poway Parade, Sept 9
  • Mother Nina’s Installation, Sept 16
  • Welcome Our New Soprano Soloist
  • Coffee Hour Opportunities
  • New Service Schedule Starts Next Weekend

St. Bart’s Weekend Review
Enjoy Pictures from Weekend Festivities

Service & Outreach
  • Donate to Episcopal Church in Lahaina

Upcoming Events
  • Brown Bag Lunch, Sept 5
  • Schola Rehearsals Resume Sept 6
  • Chorister Program Starts Sept 7
  • Acolyte Training, Sept 10
  • Thursday Bible Study, Sept 14
  • Blood Drive, Sept 18
  • Save the Date: Cabaret Night, Sept 22

Season of Creation
  • Sock Recycling
  • Film: The Biggest Little Farm, Sept 3
  • Sustainability Tips Tables, Sept 6
  • ReGen Dinner Church, Sept 6
  • Creation Care Retreat, Sept 9
  • Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept 23

Parishioner News
  • Gabriel Oakes Starts Seminary School
  • Lee Morrison’s Surprise Party
  • Bob Himlin’s Fundraiser & Show

Community News
  • Job Opportunities at Interfaith Community Services
  • Weekend Events in Poway

Diocesan News
  • Climate Trauma Interfaith Workshop, Sept 23
  • San Diego Loyal Game, Sept 24

Weekly Ministries Calendar

Fall Service Schedule
Note from the Rector
Vedic Temple Visit
The Neighbor Two Steps Away
 The Reverend Mother Nina Bacas
In my sermon on St. Bart’s Day, I invited you to “take two steps, turn to your neighbor and joyfully greet them in the name of Christ.” I was referring to our action in our liturgy (the Peace) but also our action in our lives. In my life, it caused me to think of my extraordinary morning on the previous day.

Since my start date in June, “visit the neighbors” has been at the top of my to-do list [...]
Season of Creation theme
The Season of Creation Is Here!
St. Bart’s is celebrating the Season of Creation throughout the month with a variety of offerings you won’t want to miss (for more information, scroll down toward the bottom of this email). Our first big event is a film screening this Sunday, immediately after the service—we hope you’ll stay and enjoy this family-friendly experience!
The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm Film Screening
Sept 3

Please join us after the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday, September 3, for a showing and discussion of The Biggest Little Farm! Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and a positive ecological message, this kid-friendly documentary provides a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet for all. Munchies will be provided, and there will be activities to keep younger children entertained.
Closed for the Holiday
Church Office Closed Sept 4

Due to the holiday, the church office will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Morning Prayer and regular office hours will resume on 9/5/23.
St. Bart’s Adult Forums in September
Sundays, 9-9:50 a.m., in the MPR
Starting Sunday, September 10, we will resume our weekly forums during the 9 a.m. education hour. While they will generally be geared toward adults, the youth will also be joining us for our Season of Creation series in September. This month, the forum topics are:
September 10: Creation: Recycling Icebreakers with Mike Jewett
September 17: Creation: A Walk on the Pomerado Trail: Environmental Stewardship at St. Bart’s with Bob Leiter 
September 24: Creation: Get Creative with Hands-On Nature Art with Betsy Goff 
Poway Parade
Sept 9
St. Bart’s is marching in the 58th annual Poway Rotary Parade, which will take place RAIN or SHINE on Saturday, September 9, at 9 a.m. Mother Nina will be driving a cherry red pickup truck through the parade route with our church’s banner sharing our “All are welcome, no exceptions” message and new worship service schedule. Parishioners will walk alongside wearing our new blue St. Bart’s T-shirts, which will be delivered to the church on September 7. Children can also ride their decorated bikes as long as they wear helmets.
In preparation for this event, the Youth Crew will gather on Friday, September 8, 4-7 p.m., to make signs and decorate the Bartmobile. If you would like to join us, please contact Christine Sleeper at [email protected]. If you would like to ride in the parade on the Bartmobile—it can seat up to five parishioners—please contact the church office at (858) 487-2159.
Nina's Installation Invitation
Mother Nina’s Installation
Sept 16

Mother Nina will be officially installed at St. Bart’s on Saturday, September 16, at 10 a.m. This formal Eucharist service will be led by Bishop Susan, with Canon Allisyn Thomas preaching and clergy from the diocese in attendance. Everyone is requested to wear their “Sunday best” and encouraged to wear red. There will be no 5 p.m. service that evening.
Hannah Soprano Soloist
Welcome Our New Soprano Section Leader:
Hannah Arevalo
Hannah Arevalo, our new soprano section leader, made her vocal debut with us on St. Bart’s Day! She is thrilled to be singing in her hometown again; it was at Poway High School where she found her love of music, through both choir and theater as well as in the marching band and orchestra, in the percussion section. In fact, her very first professional role came about when she was hired by her Poway High Spanish teacher to sing the national anthem!
After graduation, Hannah moved to Orange County to attend Cal State Fullerton, where she majored in music and had the opportunity to sing under John Alexander and Dr. Robert Istad and with the renowned Pacific Chorale. After receiving her music degree, she moved to Los Angeles, where she sang with church and community organizations, including tours of Australia and Eastern Europe, as well as with recognized groups such as the Los Angeles Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Andrea Bocelli and Lord of the Rings in Concert.
In 2021, Hannah moved back to San Diego, and she is excited to be a member of the San Diego Master Chorale and now St. Bart’s soprano section leader! Her wonderful voice and personality are sure to bring an abundance of joy to our community. Please introduce yourselves and make her feel welcome.
Many thanks also to our accompanist, Dr. Diane Snodgrass, whose help was invaluable during the search process!
muffins and fruit
Coffee Hour Opportunities 
Sign-Ups Begin This Sunday! 
Have you noticed the “new and improved” coffee hour lately? All thanks go to volunteer Widney Hawthorne. When the new service schedule goes into effect on September 10, we will be continuing with this enhanced coffee hour beginning at 8:45 a.m. every Sunday.

St. Bart’s supplies the beverages and donuts, but we leave it up to helpers like you to make coffee hour even more welcoming and delicious. Please sign up to host a Sunday and bring whatever you like! Fruit, cheese and baked items are always a hit.

Can’t host? Consider volunteering to pick up our donut order at RB Donuts one Sunday morning between 8 and 8:30 a.m. We have openings on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month.

Questions? Feel free to contact our coffee hour coordinator, Widney, at (858) 366-3619 or [email protected].
Autumn Schedule
New Fall Schedule Updates
A reminder that our new worship schedule will begin on September 9. In addition, our fall forums, music ministry rehearsals and various other ministry meetings that have been on summer break are starting up again. Check the schedule at the end of the eNews for updates.
St. Barts Weekend Review
What a wonderful St. Bart’s Day celebration we had! Here are a few photos from all the weekend’s festivities. For more details and to see even more photos, head to our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Family Movie Night
Family Movie Night
Cornhole Tournament
Cornhole Tournament
Youth Retreat 2023
Youth Retreat
Costa Pie Sale
Pie Auction
Young Adult Event
Young Adult Event
St. Bart's Day 2023
Sunday Worship
St. Barts Potluck 2023
Parish Potluck
Cake Auction 2023
Cake Auction
Splash Pad 2023
Splash Pad
Service & Outreach
Holy Innocents Church
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaiʻi 

A Message from the Bishop to the Holy Innocents’ ʻOhana, August 18, 2023
My dear Siblings in Christ,

I know the Holy Innocents’ ‘Ohana is feeling fractured and overwhelming grief. The fire has taken your beloved Sanctuary and Lahaina. Many of you have lost your homes, schools and places of work. Our siblings in Christ are living in shelters, hotels, and homes of friends and family. More tragically, family members and friends have died, and others fates are still unknown.

It is a time for tears and grief. It is time for prayers and care for one another.

I pray that the Holy Innocents’ ‘Ohana can stay together—online and through physical gatherings throughout Maui. Please keep in touch with one another: call, email, send notes. The Holy Innocents’ Church mailing address has been changed to: Innocents Episcopal Church, c/o Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2140 Main Street, Wailuku, HI 96793.

The “Ministry of Holy Innocents, Lahaina,” will help those from the impacted congregation and help keep God’s people together. These funds will not be used for rebuilding (this is a consideration for the future), but only for ministry to people at this time.
Upcoming Events
Brown Bag Lunch
Sept 5
Our next Wisdom Circle Brown Bag Lunch is on Tuesday, September 5, at noon in the MPR. Please bring a lunch, and the church will provide beverages for everyone. Let’s enjoy some time in quiet fellowship with one another after a very eventful St. Bart’s Weekend. All are welcome, no exceptions!
Choir Art
Schola Cantorum Rehearsals Start Sept 6
Schola rehearsals will start back up next Wednesday, September 6, at 5 p.m. Contact John-Luke Addison if you are interested in joining or have any questions.
RSCM Chorister Program (Choir School) Starts Sept 7
Beginning next week, children and youth ages 6-18 will rehearse 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the choir room. They will learn beautiful sacred music, early and modern, to sing once a month at our Sunday 10 a.m. service and at periodic special liturgies and concerts. In addition, children will work with Tim McLellan on progress books through the Voice for Life series to advance levels and receive awards. Contact John-Luke Addison to learn about even more opportunities for participants!
Acolyte Training
Sept 10

The next acolyte training (for those scheduled for Mother Nina’s installation) is September 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It will be held in the sanctuary and will include a meal. (Lauren Sleeper has also set aside popsicles for our trainees—she is so proud of the many Sunday school and Youth Crew students who have come forward to participate in this ministry!) Please RSVP to Neenie Castner, our new Acolyte Coordinator. For those who can’t make it, an updated acolyte manual will be provided.
Bible Study Starts Sept 14

A two-week Bible study on the Triune God will start on Thursday, September 14, 10 a.m.-noon. For more information or to be added to the study distribution list, email Bob Capettini. To read more about the Triune God, click the button below.
Blood Drive Flyer
Blood Drive
Sept 18

Reserve a spot on your calendar and plan to stop by the MPR between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, September 18, to donate blood to the American Red Cross. The first people to donate will receive free T-shirts while supplies last!
Save the Date: Cabaret Night Sept 22

The St. Bart's Music Ministry is planning our annual Music Cabaret Night in the sanctuary, this year on Friday, September 22, 7 p.m. We had such an amazing night last year with our theme, "Hooray for Hollywood", and this year our theme will be "Do you Hear the People Sing?: A Broadway Cabaret". If you would like to sing a solo, duet, or with a small group, please contact John-Luke Addison, and he will walk you through the submission process. The submission deadline will be Friday, September 8, 11:59 p.m.
Season of Creation
Seasion of Creation 2023 - Let Justice and Peace Flow
The Season of Creation begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. During this annual ecumenical celebration, faith communities around the world pray and act together to honor and protect the earth, our common home. St. Barts has planned a full schedule of events and activities to commemorate the Season of Creation; a few of them are highlighted below.
Sock Recycling
Sock Recycling Event

Throughout the Season of Creation, we will be collecting old socks to be recycled. Bring your CLEAN mismatched, holey socks and drop them in our sock recycling box. All brands accepted, but no stockings, tights, or pantyhose, please.
Sustainable Graphic
Sustainability Tips Tables
Sept 6

After the 6 p.m. service on September 6, sustainability tips tables will be set up along the walkway from the chapel to the upper parking lot. Stop by for helpful tips on living more sustainably, from making your home more energy efficient to reducing plastic use.

Please note: There will be no sustainability tips tables after the Saturday, September 2, service as originally scheduled, but the tables will be out after the Saturday, September 23 service.
ReGen Dinner Church
ReGen Dinner Church
Sept 6

To celebrate the beginning of the Season of Creation, the ReGen service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, will have a special “Dinner Church” format, with a meal incorporated into the liturgy. The Environmental Stewardship Team will provide a meal made from locally sourced ingredients. You won’t want to miss this unique experience of celebrating the Eucharist just like Jesus and his disciples did—at the table over a shared meal!
“Seven Reflections on Creation Care” Retreat
Sept 9

Join the Rev. Nancy Burnett in the chapel on Saturday, September 9, 3-4:30 p.m., for a retreat centered around seven Creation-focused reflections. Each reflection will feature a scripture passage, a poem or prayer, and an image, sound, scent or tactile object, and a period of quiet contemplation will follow each reflection. Brief opening and closing rituals will bookend the time and give participants an opportunity to share thoughts and responses.
Coastal Cleanup Day
Save the Date:
Coastal Cleanup Day
Sept 23

On Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.-noon, the diocese is participating as a group in the 39th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day organized by I Love a Clean San Diego. San Diego’s Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the International Coast Cleanup, so volunteers will be joining people from all over the world to remove pollution from our ecosystems. Our cleanup site location will be announced soon—please mark your calendars and stay tuned!
For more details on these and other events planned throughout the month at St. Barts and around the diocese, be sure and click the button below!
Parishioner News
Parishioners are invited to send in photos and short announcements about their families that they would like to share with the congregation: graduations, marriages, birth of a child, promotions, transfers, new house, upcoming performances or games that the congregation can attend and support. We all missed years of connecting with one another in person. Here is an opportunity to build back our community and help us learn about each other and share the Good News! Please send photos and stories to [email protected].
Gabriel Oakes
Gabriel Oakes Starts Seminary School

Gabriel Oakes (child of Jim and Lisa Oakes, previously known to many of you as Megan) just finished moving into Virginia Theological Seminary and is almost done with their August term! Gabriel is very excited and grateful to be there and posted on their Facebook page that they need to purchase “a whole bunch of books.” If you’d like to support them, Gabriel welcomes love and prayers and has shared a link to their book list. (There’s no way to see which books have already been purchased, so please email Gabriel or message them on Facebook before you order.) Thank you to everyone for your support!
Lee Morrison
Lee Morrison’s Surprise Birthday Party

Sandy Morrison managed to pull off a surprise birthday party for her husband, Lee, on Friday, August 18. Sandy and Lee offer their heartfelt thanks to the St. Bart’s Men’s Ministry and their spouses, so many of whom attended the dinner at Kaminskis, as well as a special thanks to Mike and John ‘the deacon’ for their help making it special.

Sandy writes: “We made a decision to live life as fully as possible for as long as possible. True to that, we celebrated [Lee’s] 67th birthday with some of our friends. Watched most of the Padres game. Listened to some karaoke. Had some great conversations. Best part: he was TOTALLY surprised! Happy Happy Blessed Birthday, my darling!”

Head to Facebook to see more photos from this event.
Bob Marathon
Bob Himlin to Run Marathon

Bob Himlin, a newcomer to our church, will be running the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. As a local stage actor as well as an avid runner, he feels called to take on this challenge to benefit this nonprofit, which was founded by stage performers to benefit needy members of the arts community, as well as the public at large. Broadway Cares has awarded grants to several organizations in San Diego County, such as Mama’s Kitchen, the San Diego Humane Society, Being Alive San Diego, Christie’s Place and Special Delivery San Diego. If you’re interested in learning more about the organization and why Bob is running, please check out his fundraising page!
Bob Sleepy Hallow
Sleepy Hollow Show in October

Bob has more news to share with us: he has started rehearsals for Welcome to Sleepy Hollow, a romantic musical thriller to be presented this October at the Oceanside Theatre Company’s Sunshine Brooks Theater. The show runs for four weekends in October (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with added Saturday matinees the last three weekends). For tickets and information, visit Oceanside Theatre Company. Please consider attending this show to support one of our newest members!
Community News
Interfaith Community Services logo
Employment Opportunities at a Great Nonprofit!

Interfaith Community Services (the organization for which St. Bart’s serves dinner three times a month and delivers sack lunches twice a month) currently has 34 job openings, both full- and part-time! This great need is slowing the implementation of some of their programs that provide critical services to clients. If you would like to talk to a parishioner about this opportunity, contact Jill Henderson; otherwise, visit Interfaith’s Careers page.
Poway San Diego
Weekend Events in Poway

From concerts to football games, events are happening all over Poway this weekend! Click the button below to learn more.
Diocesan News
Climate Picture
Climate Trauma Interfaith Workshop
Sept 23

We are increasingly experiencing extreme heat, wildfires, floods, hurricanes and rising ocean temperatures. This one-day workshop will lift the voices of our community as we discuss how we can come together to address climate upheaval and trauma, and find tools and strength to support each other.
SD Loyal Logo
EDSD to Attend SD Loyal Soccer Game
Sept 24

On Sunday afternoon, September 24, wear your St. Bart’s shirt or gear and join other Episcopalians from around the diocese for a lively afternoon of unity and fun! We’ll rally alongside fellow Episcopalians as we cheer on San Diego Loyal against Las Vegas Lights. Don’t miss this chance to represent St. Bart’s, experience community bonding and enjoy spirited soccer and special reduced ticket prices. Bring family, friends and neighbors, and let’s make this a day to remember!
Weekly Ministries

  • Noon. Brown Bag Lunch on 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact Rev. Nancy Burnett
  • 1-3 p.m. Quilting Ministry on 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Contact Holly Gray
  • 2-3 p.m. Book Study on Zoom (on hold for the summer). Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 5 p.m. Centering Prayer on Zoom. Contact Parth Domke
  • 6 p.m. EfM Class in the Church Office. Contact Trent Hall

  • 5 p.m. Schola Cantorum Rehearsal. Contact John-Luke Addison
  • 6-8 p.m. Youth CREW, 6th-12th grade in the MPR. Contact Lauren Sleeper
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Womens Bible Study in the Main Office (on hold through September). Contact Anne Snyder

  • 8-10 a.m. Food Bank Delivery to St. Luke’s. Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 10 a.m.-noon. Bible Study on Zoom (new study starts September 14). Contact Bob Capettini
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Choir School. Contact John-Luke Addison
  • 7-9 p.m. Parish Choir for Adults and Teens in the Choir Room. Contact John-Luke Addison

  • 7:45-9 a.m. Mens Ministry on Zoom. Contact Bob Leiter
  • 2-4 p.m. Daughters of the King in the MPR. Contact Sandy Morrison

  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday School for ages 3-12 in the Ed Building. Contact Christine Sleeper
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