This Weeks Service Schedule

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Prayer Services

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

Thursday, November 16

Noon Midday Healing Eucharist in the Chapel

Saturday, November 18

5 p.m. Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition in the Chapel


Sunday, November 19

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Sanctuary

Bulletin | Readings/Music

9 a.m. Education Hour in the MPR

Fellowship and Fun

10 a.m. Choral Eucharist in the Sanctuary


We will livestream the 10 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 Contemporary Eucharist services with meal are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

In This Issue

In this week’s newsletter, you’ll find the following items:

A Note from the Rector: Heart in the Game


  • 2024 Stewardship Update
  • T-shirts Have Arrived!
  • Forum: Fun and Fellowship, Nov 19
  • St. Nicholas Visit, Dec 10
  • Flower Donations
  • New Preschool Class Options

Service & Outreach

  • Year-End Outreach Opportunities
  • Thanksgiving Baskets, Nov 19
  • Angel Tree Program, Nov 25 & 26

Children & Youth

  • Parents Night Out, Nov 17

Upcoming Events

  • Bereaved Parents Support Group, Nov 16
  • Lector Training, Nov 18
  • November Forum Schedule
  • Altar Guild Meeting Date Change, Nov 25
  • Sojourners Event: ELF the Musical, Nov 18
  • Brown Bag Lunch & Lunch-Making for Interfaith, Nov 21
  • Save the Date: Blood Drive, Dec 4
  • Save the Date: Christmas Cookie Extravaganza, Dec 10

Parishioner News

  • Remembering Craig Blair
  • Nov 18 AA Meeting Postponed

Diocesan News

  • Letter from Bishop Susan
  • Diocesan Newsletter
  • Chaparral Chapel, Nov 18

The Greater Episcopal Church

  • Bishop Curry’s Statement on Gaza

Weekly Ministries Calendar

Fall Service Schedule

Note from the Rector
Verse 14 Heart in the Game

Heart in the Game

 The Reverend Mother Nina Bacas

Jesus had x-ray vision into the hearts of those he encountered. He knew their true feelings, even when others were entirely in the dark. I think of his encounter with the woman with the alabaster jar.[...]

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2024 Stewardship

2024 Stewardship Update

Forward in Faith—Give for a Vital Future. Thanks to everyone who has pledged to St. Bart’s Church for 2024. We are currently at $623,239, which is almost 70% of our dollar goal.  If you have not yet pledged, please take a moment to do so.

Our Forward in Faith Giving Weekend, November 18-19, is finally here. At each

service, parishioners will be invited to participate in a giving ceremony at the altar, led by Mother Nina, and to post “Why I Give” comments on the church windows. We’ll see you there!

Questions? Contact Anne Hand, Campaign Co-Chair, or Bill Angus, St. Bart’s Treasurer.

Back of New Shirt

T-shirts Have Arrived!

If you recently ordered a St. Bart’s “All Are Welcome” T-shirt, please pick it up in the church office on Thursday before 4 p.m., Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday before services—and be sure and wear it to our Ingathering/Giving worship services this weekend! A Post-it with your name written on it has been stapled to your shirt’s tag.

People in Fellowship

Adult Forum: Fun and Fellowship

Nov 19

Join us in the MPR this Sunday at 9 a.m. as we learn more about fellowship at St. Bart’s! Parishioners will share about the Wisdom Circle, Sojourners, a walking group and a movie group, and we’ll also hear from people who are interested in restarting Foyer Dinners.

St Nick visit

Save the Date: St. Nick Visit

Dec 10

On Sunday, December 10, we will have a surprise for the children during the 10 a.m. worship service: St. Nicholas is coming to visit! This will be a great photo opportunity, so feel free to wear your Sunday best. Following the service, there will be a Christmas Cookie Extravaganza (see details below).

Church Flower arrangement

Church Flower Donations

This weekend’s flowers are given by Carla and Dan Morrisey in thanksgiving for our St. Bart’s family, by Sandy and Lee Morrison in honor of their sixteenth wedding anniversary and by Pat Blair in memory of Craig Blair. Thank you to everyone for your donations.

If you would like to donate flowers in memory of a loved one, contact Bobbie Davis.

Preschool Class Options

We’re excited to share that new class options for our 2024-25 school year are now available on the St. Bart’s Preschool website. Registration starts January 23 for currently enrolled families, church members and siblings of alumni. Community registration starts January 30. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the Preschool Director, Tracey Buzo, at (858) 487-2140 or

Service & Outreach

Calling All Parishioners: Year-End Outreach Ministries at St. Bart’s

The last three months of the year are a very busy time for St. Bart’s outreach ministries, and we have many opportunities for everyone to engage in both hands-on service and the giving of gifts to our neighbors. Please join us for the ministries that call to you. Click the button below to see all the upcoming year-end events, and contact the ministry coordinators listed for more information.

Volunteer for Outreach Opportunities

24th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Donations

Baskets due back this Sunday, Nov 19


Thank you to everyone who picked up shopping lists and laundry baskets to fill with Thanksgiving meal ingredients. Through your generosity, dozens of families in the Interfaith Community Services (ICS) transitional-housing program will be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal home-cooked in their very own kitchen!

There are still plenty of empty baskets available in the church office to pickup, shop and fill in time for this outreach project. The church office is open until 4 p.m. today, 1 p.m. tomorrow and various staff will be on campus Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday.


Please return filled baskets the morning of Sunday, November 19, for distribution to the families later that day.

We still need volunteers to shop, as well as help delivering baskets on Sunday, so if you can pitch in, contact Christine Villasenor.

If you would like to donate financially toward this ministry, click the button below, then select “One-time” at the top right of the page. From the Fund drop-down menu, select “Thanksgiving Baskets” before proceeding with payment information.

Donate to the Thanksgiving Baskets Ministry

Angel Tree Program

Nov 25 & 26


Project Angel Tree will start next weekend! Pick up your wish lists on Saturday, November 25, or Sunday, November 26. By sponsoring a family, you can ensure that children whose parents are incarcerated will still receive gifts for Christmas. Your wrapped gifts are due back to church the following weekend: Saturday, December 2, or Sunday, December 3. If you have any questions regarding gift selections, don’t hesitate to email our Angel Tree Coordinator, Rosalind Duddy, or call her at (858) 485-1770.

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Children & Youth

free birds parents night out flyer

Parents Night Out

Nov 17

Parents Night Out is tomorrow, Friday, November 17, 5-8 p.m. Parents, enjoy three hours of freedom! Drop off your children in the MPR, sign them in, fill out waivers and give a goodwill donation to our Youth Crew Fundraising Fund (suggested donation per family is $30 for the first child and $10 for each additional child). The children will be fed dinner, do crafts, play games and watch the movie Free Birds (click the link below to see a preview). Contact Lauren Sleeper ASAP to see if there is still room for your child(ren) to participate.

Watch the Trailer

To make this event possible, we still need a couple of adults to volunteer as chaperones. Click the link below to sign up.

Volunteer for Youth Crew Events
Upcoming Events
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Bereaved Parents Support Group

Nov 16

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Bereaved Parents Support Group will be meeting this Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8 p.m., in the MPR. Contact Kathleen Stark, Chapter Facilitator, at (619) 994-3010 with any questions.

Lector Training

Nov 18

A lector training session will be held in the chapel on Saturday, November 18, at 6 p.m. (following the 5 p.m. service). All current lectors are requested to attend for this time of reflection and practice. New lectors welcome! Contact Janice Miller with questions.

November Adult Forums

Sundays, 9 a.m.

Thank you to those who attended our forum last Sunday. In November, we are learning from our internal church ministries. This Sunday’s topic is Fellowship and Fun. Our November 26 forum will be on Roles for the Laity in Worship. See you there!

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Altar Guild Meeting Date Change

Nov 25


In order to accommodate those who would like to attend Craig Blair’s memorial service this Saturday, the November 18 Altar Guild meeting has been moved to Saturday, November 25, 9-11 a.m. Contact Cyndi McClelland with questions.

Elf the Musical

Sojourners Event: ELF The Musical

Nov 18


Join St. Bart’s Sojourners group on Saturday, November 18, at the Welk Theater in Escondido for the San Diego regional theater premiere of ELF The Musical, based on the beloved movie. They’ll meet at 5 p.m. for dinner at Welk’s Canyon Grill, then see the show at 7 p.m. Group show tickets are $57 each (discounted from $67); dinner is on your own. Contact Jill Henderson at (760) 807-8445 if you would like to participate.

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Brown Bag Lunch

Nov 21

Next Tuesday, November 21, at noon, the Wisdom Circle will gather in the MPR to eat lunch together and then make 100 sack lunches for Interfaith Community Services. Please bring a lunch and join us. Drinks and paper goods provided.

Blood Drive Flyer

Save the Date: Blood Drive

Dec 4

The next blood drive on campus will be Monday, December 4, 9 .a.m-3 p.m. Register at

Christmas cookie extravaganza

Save the Date: Christmas Cookie Extravaganza

Dec 9 & 10

Bring a plate of your FAVORITE Christmas cookies (homemade or store bought) to share on the patio after services on December 9 and 10. We will have goodie bags so you can take some to go. On Sunday after the 10 a.m. service, we will offer a cookie decorating opportunity, so bring the kids! All are welcome to participate, regardless of their contribution.

NOTE: To protect those with allergies, please clearly label cookies that contain nuts.

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

Craig Blair

Remembering Craig Blair

Craig Blair was committed to AA and during his time with the organization, he helped over 30 people find sobriety. God turned his weakness into his greatest strength. His memorial will be held in the Sanctuary this Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m. Keep Pat in your prayers.

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Nov 18 AA Meeting Postponed

The Noon AA Meeting that usually takes place on Saturdays will be postponed from this Saturday, November 18 until next Saturday, November 25. Most people who choose this weekly meeting time will be attending Craig's Memorial.

Diocesan News
Convention 2023

Bishop Susan’s Convention Letter: Courageous Love

Here in the Diocese of San Diego, we are a people of Courageous Love. We have confidence that God has given us all we need to follow Jesus and share God’s good news with the world. Yes, we have suffered from a pandemic, whose effects on attendance at our churches linger. Yes, we are a diocese who experienced losses from the divisions of the mid-2000s. And yes, we are in a world where fewer Americans seek out community within churches; many prefer to retreat into online worlds they can experience from the comforts of their home. [...]

Read Bishop Susan’s Full Letter

Diocesan Newsletter: Convention Updates


Check out the latest Diocesan Newsletter for a report on this year’s Diocesan Convention, which was held in person last weekend at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego—watch presentation videos, see photos, and review election results and resolutions adopted. Plus, learn more about other happenings around the diocese!

Read the Newsletter
Oak Riparian Park

Chaparral Chapel

Nov 18

Join Pastor Brian Petersen on Saturday, November 18, 1-3 p.m., for this month’s Chaparral Chapel at Oak Riparian Park (4625 Lake Blvd, Oceanside, CA  92056). The afternoon will feature a short time of reading, prayer, reflection and a Eucharist, followed by a hike. Oak Riparian Park connects to the extensive trail system at Lake Calavera in Carlsbad, so you can hike for as little or as long as you’d like! Meet at 1 p.m. in the park area next to the parking lot. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Brian.

The Greater Episcopal Church

Bishop Curry concern

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on 10,000+ Dead in Gaza: Stop the Killing

You may know me as the pastor who is always talking about love, and I am. But today I am mindful that the urgency of love—true, sacrificial love that respects all of humanity—is not just a good feeling, and it is not easy.


We are called to a love that demands much from us. We are called to a love that tells the truth. [...]

Read Bishop Curry’s Full Statement
Get Updates on Gaza

Weekly Ministries



  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chair Yoga & Meditation - MPR - First class free - Contact Lisa Oakes for pricing
  • Noon. Brown Bag Lunch on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month - MPR - Contact Rev. Nancy Burnett
  • 1-3 p.m. Quilting Ministry on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month - Ed Building, Quilt Rm - Contact Holly Gray
  • 7:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Book Review - Starbucks (12469 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, CA 92128) - Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 5 p.m. Centering Prayer - Zoom - Contact Parth Domke
  • 6 p.m. EfM Class - MPR - Contact Bill Doehr



  • 8-10 a.m. Food Bank Delivery to St. Luke’s - Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 10 a.m.-noon. Bible Study: Searching for the Historical Jesus - Zoom - Contact Bob Capettini
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Choir School - Ed Building, Choir Room - Contact John-Luke Addison
  • 7-9 p.m. Parish Choir for Adults and Teens - Ed Building, Choir Room - Contact John-Luke Addison



  • 10 a.m-noon. Daughters of the King on 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month - Ed Building, Rm 3AB - Contact Sandy Morrison


  • 9-9:50 a.m. Sunday School for ages 3-12 - Ed Building, Godly Play Room - Contact Mother Nina Bacas
  • 9-9:50 a.m. Youth Forum for grades 6-12 - Ed Building, Rm 3D - Contact Lauren Sleeper
  • 9-9:45 a.m. Adult Forum - MPR - Led by various ministries and guests
  • 1 p.m. Eucharist Service on the 1st Sunday of the month - Casa de las Campanas
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