Weekend Bulletins
Third Sunday of Easter

Saturday, April 22
5 p.m. Evening Prayer (There will be no Eucharist this week)

Sunday, April 23
9:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

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.
Attention, Cursillistas!
Please stop by the Administration Building this Sunday, April 23, 9-11 a.m., to sign the St. Bart’s palanca letter for Cursillo Spring Weekend #149, to be held April 27-30 at Pine Valley Bible Conference Center. Or if you have your own palanca, feel free to drop it off during that time. Currently, there are 19 candidates and 42 workers attending, including 5 candidates and 3 Servant Team Members from St. Bart’s!
New Preschool Strategic Vision Team Forming

We need volunteers to join the “Preschool Strategic Vision Team”! This team will meet over the next couple of months to review all aspects of the preschool and develop a comprehensive vision for the future. If you have kids in preschool or experience in preschool education, we would especially welcome your involvement. Contact Senior Warden Costa Dillon to join the team.
Photo Sessions for New 2023 Directory

Save the dates! We are updating the St. Bart’s photo directory and hope to have the new edition published in time for St. Bart’s Day in August. These photos will be very helpful to our new rector in matching names with faces.

We will be taking both posed and candid photos of parishioners and families on the following Sundays. Please plan to be at church on at least one of these days, and dress your best!

May 14: Mother’s Day and our annual visit from the Bishop, with confirmations, receptions and reaffirmations. Mothers will also receive gifts.

May 21: Fr. Bill’s last Sunday (more information to come).

June 11: Appreciation Sunday: Volunteers, ministries, students, teachers, graduates, scholarship winners and students transitioning to Youth Crew will all be recognized. A catered meal will follow the service.

June 18: Father’s Day and our official welcome of the Rev. Nina Bacas as our new rector. Fathers will receive gifts, and a celebration will follow.
Easter Flowers
Gratitude from the Flower Guild

The Flower Guild would like to thank everyone who gave Easter Flower Offerings this year in memory of or in thanksgiving for loved ones. (To see the complete list of donors, click the button below.) Your generosity not only allowed us to beautify the church for Easter services but also gave us enough funds for several more months of flowers. We truly appreciate your help in keeping flowers alive at St. Bart’s.

If you would like to donate during the year for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, please note “Flowers” and the occasion on your check to ensure your gift goes to our flower funds. Thank you again.

—Bobbie Davis, Flower Guild Chair
Confirmation 2013
Confirmations, Receptions & Reaffirmations on May 14
Please email Fr. Bill ASAP if you would like to be confirmed, received or reaffirmed into the church on Sunday, May 14, during the Bishop’s visit. Include your baptismal location and date and the denomination in which you were confirmed, if applicable.
Welcome Committee Meets Apr 25
The St. Bart’s Welcome Committee will be gathering on Tuesday, April 25, at 9 a.m. to discuss welcome bag items and how to celebrate the arrival of our new rector. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please join us!
Stewardship 2023
The preschool is holding a Spring Raffle Fundraiser from April 20 to May 5. Please purchase tickets before or after church services during the next two weekends or at the preschool office during the week. Tickets are 1 for $3.00, 5 for $10.00, and 10 for $20.00. Cash preferred. All proceeds benefit the preschool curriculum program.
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Episcopal Youth Event Fundraiser Apr 30
A fundraiser will be held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church to help defray expenses for the high schoolers from our diocese (including two St. Bart’s youth and one chaperone) who are going to the Episcopal Youth Event this summer. Chef Tim Nelson will prepare low-and-slow barbecue tri-tip, so tender it will melt in your mouth, served with traditional barbecue fixings. Entertainment will include a photo booth, storytelling from our students and live music by delegation member Nate Lubsen and his band!
Spotlight on Service
ReGen Food
ReGen Meal Sign-Ups

We are in need of ministries and volunteers to provide meals after the Wednesday evening ReGeneration services that take place twice a month. If every ministry and committee signed up for one or two meals a year, all our services would be covered. If you don’t enjoy cooking, you can make a donation to help pay for the food, help set up and serve a meal or clean up afterward. Please contact Colleen Chapin and the Hospitality Committee to let them know how you can contribute toward this opportunity for food and fellowship, which has become a highlight for many of our parishioners.
Send in Your Photos

Do you remember the St. Bart’s monthly newsletter? That newsletter was put on hold so the communications team could focus on (a) improving the weekly newsletter; (b) increasing our social media presence; (c) updating our website to accurately reflect our church’s growing ministries and current, active members, staff and clergy; and (d) updating our archives.

To accomplish these goals, we need pictures and stories from our parishioners. If you are involved with a ministry or attend a church event, please take a second to snap a quick photo and send it to news@stbartschurch.org; include the date and location, description of the group or event, names of people pictured and any other relevant details. With your help, we can get caught up and get back to sending you monthly newsletters with more in-depth stories about our church!
Outreach Opportunities
costa and JD House Build
Costa & JD building
Brooke House Build
Brooke & Dee painting
Ivey and Christine House Build
Ivey & Christine hauling
Tijuana House Build May 6

St. Bart’s and Incarnation Lutheran are joining forces once again on Saturday, May 6, to build a permanent home in Tijuana for a family in great need—the Ramirez-Urrola family. We still have room for 3-4 more people. Contact JD Cowart if you want to join the trip or need more information. We would also love your help in purchasing household supplies for the family; click the button below for a list of supplies needed.
Upcoming Events
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St. Bart’s Gala Apr 22

The St. Bart’s Gala is this Saturday, April 22, 6-9 p.m., at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. Contact Demetreus Gregg with any questions.
Quilting Ministry Apr 25

The St. Bart’s Prayers & Squares Quilting Ministry is meeting next Tuesday, April 25, 1-3 p.m. Contact Holly Gray for inquiries or to RSVP.
Earth Month at St. Bart's 2023
Celebrate Earth Month at St. Bart’s 

The Covenant to Care gathering scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, has been CANCELED.

Thank you to those who attended last weekend’s Earth Month events! As a follow-up to the April 16 sustainability tips forum, the Environmental Stewardship Team will be on the patio after the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday, April 23, to share some of the tips discussed in the forum. Please stop by to learn more about how we can care for the planet through our everyday choices!
An Altar of the World Book Cover
Women’s Bible Study Apr 26

The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study’s spring session resumed April 19. Meetings start at 6 p.m. and will be a hybrid format, in the church office and on Zoom. Its not too late to join! If you have questions, contact Anne Snyder at (858) 485-0562.
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Bereaved Parents Apr 27

The Bereaved Parents Group will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the MPR. Contact Kathleen Stark, Chapter Facilitator, at (619) 994-3010 with any questions.
Trivia Night Flyer
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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 news@stbartschurch.org.
Nina visits Goffs
Betsy and David Goff, two of our long-time parishioners, were on a long-awaited family trip and staying with some friends in Arlington, VA. They reached out to say hi to our soon-to-be new rector, Nina Bacas, and let her know they were in town. They didn’t expect that Nina would have time to meet since her son’s wedding was that weekend, but Nina requested they get together for coffee at a café. Betsy and David shared that they had a delightful visit with both Nina and her husband, Andy. They were super friendly, lots of fun, and are so excited to move to San Diego, meet everyone and start ministering to St. Bartians!
Beyond Our Parish
Twin Peaks event
Local Parent Meeting Apr 20

The next What I Wish My Parents Knew event at Twin Peaks Middle School on Thursday, April 20, 6:30-8:45 p.m., offers compelling, interactive sessions on vital (possibly life-saving) issues: communicating with your child, handling stress and anxiety, understanding drug and alcohol challenges, and other topics. Come and bring other parents with you!
Office of Public Affairs
Nomination Deadline for Churchwide Positions
Apr 30

Are you interested in serving the national Episcopal Church? The Joint Standing Committee on Nominations has extended the application deadline to April 30. Click below to learn more about available positions.
Diocesan News
St. Bart’s Bargain Boutique made it into the EDSD Newsletter!
Morton Bay Fig Tree
Earth, Water, Air, Fire: An Interfaith Service on the Climate Crisis
As the environmental crisis deepens, we must take action to heal the planet where we have wounded it. For persons of faith, that action is rooted in our faith traditions and practices. So we will gather on Saturday, April 29, 5-6 p.m., at the Moreton Bay Fig Tree arbor in Balboa Park for an interfaith, interactive and intergenerational service to connect with the Divine presence and build toward a thriving and diverse future (bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit). Following the service, we host a bring-your-own picnic for community and fellowship. All are invited to attend! For more information, contact Phil Petrie.

This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and partner faith communities. Rain date: TBD. Please register here.
Weekly Ministries


  • 10 a.m.-noon Bible vs. Quran Study on Zoom. Contact Bob Capettini
  • 5-6 p.m. Schola Cantorum in the Choir Rm. 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. Contact Anne Snyder

  • 8-10 a.m. Food Bank Delivery to St. Luke’s. Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 7-9 p.m. Parish Choir for Adults and Teens in the Sanctuary. 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

  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. UK Choir/Community Choir in the Sanctuary. Contact John-Luke Addison

  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday School for ages 3-12 in the Ed Building. Contact Christine Sleeper
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m. Choir School for ages 6-13 in the Choir Rm. Contact John-Luke Addison
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