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Weekend Bulletins
Seventh Sunday of Easter

Saturday, May 20
5 p.m. Evening Prayer and Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition

Sunday, May 21
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.
In This Issue
In this week’s newsletter, you’ll find the following items:

  • Pictures from Confirmation
  • Fr. Bill’s Last Sunday, May 21
  • Evensong at All Soul’s in Point Loma, May 21
  • EYE Fundraiser at St. Luke’s in North Park, May 21
  • Building Initiative Update
  • Rector Listening Sessions Organizing Committee
  • Learn About the St. Bart’s Church Bells
  • Fr. Brian’s Last Sunday, May 28
  • Godspell Rehearsals & Tickets
  • Name Submissions for Memorial Day Service
  • Lunches for Interfaith
  • Thank You to Moonlight Ball Supporters
  • Daughters of the King, May 19
  • Prayers & Squares, May 23
  • Sojourners Dinner & Musical, May 27
  • Preschool Picnic & Graduation
  • Parishioner News
  • Rotary Festival at Webb Park May 21
  • “Investing in Our Values” Workshop, May 21
  • Chaparral Chapel, May 27
  • Vacation Bible School, July 17-21
  • Preschool Summer Camps
  • Weekly Ministries Calendar
Confirmation Clergy 2023
Mother’s Day & Confirmation Clergy
Bishop Q and A
Q&A Session with Bishop Susan
Thank you to everyone who participated in our events last weekend, from arents Night Out and Trivia Night, to the Moonlight Ball, to the Mother’s Day and Confirmation Sunday service followed by our Bishop Q&A! We accomplished so much and were so blessed!

May 21 is another busy Sunday!

Three different events are taking place this Sunday; please try to attend!

  • Fr. Bill’s last service as our Interim Rector is the Sunday Choral Eucharist Service with Handbell Choir at 9:30 a.m. Mixed fruit bowls, quiche, cupcakes and juice will be served after the service as we gather to share our gratitude with Fr. Bill for his time here with us.
  • UK Choir sings Evensong at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma at 5 p.m.
  • EYE Dinner Fundraiser at St. Luke’s Garden at 5:30 p.m.

Continue reading for details on these events and more!
Building Initiative Update
Last weekend’s purple sheets included a letter from our Senior Warden regarding our Honor Faith, Build Future building initiative. Click the link below to read a PDF version.
Nina Current
Rector Listening Sessions Organizing Committee 

Rev. Bacas would like to have small group meetings with parishioners as part of her welcome and orientation. We are forming a committee to make recommendations for how to best arrange these meetings so that Nina can hear from as many members of the St. Bart’s community as possible during her first couple weeks here. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email our Senior Warden, Costa Dillon.
church bell
Church Bells Are Ringing

Rev. Nancy and the Welcome Ministry would like to share some information about the worship bells you heard this past Sunday during the Bishop’s visit. Click below to read more!
Brian Square
Pastor Brian’s Last Sunday
Pastor Brian’s last Sunday as our part-time curate is next Sunday, May 28. Please take a moment to thank him and enjoy extra snacks and drinks after the service. He’s not leaving us entirely, however—he will continue to preach at the ReGeneration services on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
Godspell Band Rehearsal
Godspell Rehearsals Underway
The Godspell band had a productive rehearsal last Monday; Pastor Brian’s electric guitar solos were impressive! Head to the link below to purchase your tickets in advance. You won’t want to miss this performance: ”Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”
Memorial Day Image
Memorial Day Service
May 29
If you have family or other loved ones who served in the military and have since passed away, please email John-Luke Addison or call the main office by Sunday, May 21, so they can be honored at our upcoming Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 29, at 5 p.m.
Stewardship 2023
EYE Dinner in the Garden
Episcopal Youth Event Fundraiser
May 21
On Sunday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m., St. Luke’s will host another fundraiser for the EYE delegation. Student participants are working to raise funds for several events, including the Episcopal Youth Event in Washington, D.C., and an Alaska pilgrimage. Please help us ensure equitable access to these fantastic programs by attending this event. You’ll enjoy a delicious three-course dinner on St. Luke’s beautiful outdoor garden patio and hear from each of our youth about why this upcoming experience will be so meaningful for them. Get more details and register through the link below.
st luke garden
Spotlight on Service
Wisdom Lunches May 2023
Lunches for Interfaith

The Youth Crew and Wisdom Circle had fun and meaningful experiences packing lunches for Interfaith Community Services over the past couple of weeks. Next month, join the Youth Crew on June 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and/or the Wisdom Circle on June 20, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Both events will be held in the MPR.
Outreach Opportunities
Moonlight Ball 2023
Thank You, Moonlight Ball Supporters!

Thank you to everyone who attended and donated toward Episcopal Community Services’ Moonlight Ball on May 13. It was a lovely event that raised funds for all their programs, which benefit many people throughout the county. Check out our Facebook page for more descriptions and pictures.
Below is a letter from ECS Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships and Government Affairs and host of the sunset social portion of the Moonlight Ball:
I hope this message finds you well! I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt thanks for your support in putting together a fantastic silent auction package for our upcoming gala. Your generosity and dedication to our cause are truly appreciated. As we prepare for the event, I am thrilled to highlight the special relationship between ECS and St. Bart's. We couldn't have achieved this without your unwavering support, and we are grateful to have such amazing partners like the two of you.
We would love for your congregation to see how much your support means to us and how grateful we are for your generosity.
Thank you again for everything you do!
-Angel Ibarra

p: 619-228-2800     aibarra@ecscalifornia.org ecscalifornia.org
Moonlight Ball Thank-You's
Upcoming Events
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King
May 19

The Daughters of the King will meet this Friday, May 19, 2-4 p.m. Contact Sandy Morrison with questions. Visit our church website to learn more.
Fr. Bill on Easter
Fr. Bill’s Last Service
May 21
May 20-21 is Fr. Bill’s last weekend at St. Bart’s. There will be cheese and crackers following the Saturday service and cupcakes after the Sunday service. We hope parishioners will linger to say goodbye. Please consider giving Fr. Bill a card or note to thank him for his service here. A basket is located at the front desk of the main office. We’ll be taking lots of photos, so remember to dress your best!
May 21

The St. Bart’s choir will sing Evensong at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma. Please consider attending to support the choir and be blessed by the beautiful music. Contact John-Luke Addison with any questions.
Prayers & Squares
May 23

The Prayers & Squares Ministry will meet on Tuesday, May 23, 1-3 p.m. If you are interested in participating, contact Holly Gray.
The Bodyguard cover
Sojourners Event
May 27
Join Sojourners for dinner and a Broadway musical on Saturday, May 27. Attendees will meet at 5 p.m. for dinner at the Welk Resort’s Canyon Grille in Escondido, then see The Bodyguard at 7 p.m. at the Welk Theatre. This international stage hit, based on the Oscar-winning movie, is a breathtakingly romantic thriller that features a host of irresistible classics, including “Queen of the Night,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the top-selling songs of all time: “I Will Always Love You.” Show group tickets are $52 each (discounted from $62); attendees will pay separately for their own dinner. This event is open to all, but you must RSVP ASAP! Contact Jill Henderson at (760) 807-8445.
PreK Graduation Clip Art
Preschool Save the Dates

Save the dates for two significant events coming up for St. Bart’s Preschool!

On Tuesday, June 6, at 11:30 a.m., there will be a family picnic in the courtyard to celebrate the end of the school year. Church staff and office volunteers are invited to join us. Attendees should bring their own lunch, and we are asking for dessert donations. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Tracey Buzo at preschool@stbartschurch.org or (858) 487-2140.

Thursday, June 8, is the last day of the preschool year for students. There will be a graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Love is VBS flyer
Our Director of Children and Youth, Christine Sleeper, will be leading VBS (Vacation Bible School) this summer from July 17-21, 8:30-11:30 a.m. This is the same timeframe as one of the preschool summer camps. Parents who have already registered their younger children for the preschool camp can also register their older children who are kindergarteners through sixth grade using the link below. 7th and 8th graders can sign up to be junior leaders and 9th-12th graders can sign up to be teen leaders. We will also need adult volunteers to help us facilitate each classroom. Please contact Christine by June 19 to volunteer and register your children by July 3 to ensure their spot in VBS.
Preschool Summer Camp
Our Preschool Director is hosting four separate themed summer camps from 8:30-11:30 a.m. including:

July 10-14 – Got Water?
July 17-21 – Ooey Gooey Friends
July 24-28 – Space Odyssey
July 31-August 4 – Got Water?

Contact Tracey Buzo with questions and click the link below to register.
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.
Sacra Profana
Sean's Sacra/Profana Concert May 19

St. Bart's Tenor Soloist, Sean McCormac, will be performing with Sacra/Profana, a San Diego-based choral group that will premiere ‘Songs of Hope in Strange Times,’ an emotional blueprint of the pandemic lockdown.

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church,
298 W. Arbor Drive, Hillcrest
Tickets: $30-$35
Phone: (619) 432-2920
Website: sacraprofana.org
Seussical Poster
Youth Crew Member Performs May 20
One of our Youth Crew members is playing the role of Mayzie LaBird in Seussical the Musical, presented by Music & Theatre Troupe of San Diego. The performance is this Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Click the link below to purchase tickets and support one of our youth.
Beyond Our Parish
Rotary Event at Webb Park
Rotary Festival at Webb Park May 21

Mike Fuqua, one of our vestry members, invites us to join him and his rotary club at a family event this Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2-5 p.m. Scan the qr code to buy your tickets to participate. (Typing in the website or clicking links doesn't seem to work.)
Investing in Our Values Workshop
May 21
The Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice (ICEJ) is hosting a free “Investing in Our Values” virtual workshop on Sunday, May 21, 2-3:30 p.m. This event is part of ICEJ’s Advancing Earth Justice series and will be led by Michael Richardson, cofounder of Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith and a lifelong
activist committed to bringing attention to the moral imperative to stop funding climate chaos. He will offer specific, practical guidance for how we can move our finances away from banks, investments and insurance companies that fund the fossil fuel industry and toward those that fund local businesses and farms, affordable housing and renewable clean energy. To register, click the link below.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

Poway American Legion, VFW, and other organizations will be having Memorial Day Ceremony at Dearborn Memorial Park, 14361 Tierra Bonita Rd, Poway, CA 92064 in Poway on May 29, 11 a.m.
Diocesan News
Buena Vista Park
Next Chaparral Chapel
May 27
On Saturday, May 27, 1-3 p.m., Pastor Brian Petersen will lead another Chaparral Chapel for our diocese at Buena Vista Park in Vista. Come and learn how to better listen to and understand the unique voices of our local ecosystems. The trails are fairly flat and kid-friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome. For a preview of this experience, click the link below to read a reflection on Aprils inaugural Chaparral Chapel. [Photo credit: Kelly Petersen]
Weekly Ministries


  • 10 a.m. Bible Study on Hold until new book is selected
  • 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 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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