Instructions for At-Home Communion: View this 2:59 video in which the Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet, rector, demonstrates how to take communion at home. He made this video prior to our annual meeting in January.
Communion Pick-Up

Please come to the Upper Parking Lot at the following times to pick up the blessed bread and wine. We will give you communion for both this weekend (March 27 - 28) and the upcoming Easter weekend (April 3-4).

Friday, March 26
12 - 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 27
10 - 11 a.m.
March 27 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
5 p.m. Palm Sunday Liturgy

March 28 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
9 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Eucharistic Liturgy

11 a.m. Palm Sunday Liturgy

Please note that the 11 a.m. service on Palm Sunday will stream on Facebook and YouTube. There will not be an in-person gathering for this service.

4 p.m. Special Musical Offering: Heinrich Schütz's St. John Passion

March 29 - Holy Monday
7 p.m. Compline, the final hour of daily prayer

March 30 - Holy Tuesday
7 p.m. Compline, the final hour of daily prayer

March 31 - Holy Wednesday
7 p.m. Tenebrae, a service of prayer and shadows
in anticipation of the Holy Triduum

The Holy Triduum
April 1 - Maundy Thursday of the Lord's Supper
7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy

April 2 - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
12 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

7 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy

April 3 - The Great Vigil of Easter
7 p.m. Easter Vigil

April 4 - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection
6 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service

9 a.m. Easter Sunday ReGeneration Contemporary Worship

11 a.m. Easter Sunday Eucharist

We livestream on Facebook and YouTube.

View service bulletins on the St. Bartholomew's app or download and print from the Worship Schedule page on our website.


Saturday 5 p.m.
Celtic Evening Prayer

Please Note:
Due to Daylight Saving Time, the Celtic Evening Prayer Service
has returned to 5 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m.
ReGeneration Contemporary Service

Sunday 11 a.m.
Choral Worship with Spiritual Communion

We livestream on Facebook and YouTube.

View service bulletins on the St. Bartholomew's app or download and print from the Worship Schedule page on our website.

Palm Sunday: Heinrich Schütz's St. John Passion
Palm Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m.
Join the music ministry of St. Bartholomew’s on Palm Sunday as we once again recall the story of Christ’s Passion, told virtually through the music of German composer Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), whose evocative score for organ and choir gives an emotional account of the pains Christ bore for us. View on Facebook or YouTube.
Prayers & Squares Ministry Continues to Serve
This faithful group of women continues to make quilts for people in need all through the pandemic. So if you know of someone who would like the comfort and spiritual support that one of these beautiful quilts tied with an abundance of care and prayer will bring, please contact Bev Tansey to submit your request.
In-Person Worship
Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m.
Join us on the main church patio for outdoor, in-person worship. In-person worship will occur on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. We look forward to seeing you soon!

COVID-19 Vaccine Connection
Through partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and St. Paul’s Senior Services, we have the opportunity to help individuals navigate the COVID-19 vaccine appointment process. If you are 65 years of age or older and need help getting connected to receiving the vaccination, please click on the below button.

Coffee Hour on Zoom
Sundays following the 11 a.m. service
Join together in fellowship every Sunday following the Choral Worship livestream. We'll break into small groups for conversation. All are welcome!
Meeting ID: 624 892 967
Passcode: Stbarts60
St. Bartholomew’s has several scholarships available for those 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 or a female, 25 years or older, 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 a copy of Letter of Acceptance. Financial need will be considered.

Applications are available on the church website beginning Monday, March 15. Applications are also available electronically from Anne Snyder.

All completed scholarship packets must be delivered to the church office or emailed to Anne Snyder no later than Thursday, April 29 at 4 p.m.

Mailed applications must arrive no later than Thursday, April 29 by 4 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Snyder, 858-485-0562.
Campus Status
Make a Palm Cross at Home
While we won't be able to sit together and make palm crosses in preparation for Palm Sunday, we've found a video tutorial you can use and make your own palm cross at home.
"So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”" - John 12:13

Did you know. . .in the Roman Empire, the palm branch was a symbol of triumph and victory, and in the Egyptian religion, the palm represented eternal life?
Lenten University: More In Common Than We Think

So often we focus on differences among other faith traditions but in reality they share far more then we know in terms of love, compassion and care for each other and the earth. This year at Lenten University we will have a speaker each week who will share the tenants of their faith traditions and the how together we can help bring about peace. Thank you all for yet another successful Lenten University! Recordings from the last two speakers are available below:

March 17 - Ms. Gagandeep Kaur: Communications Director of San Diego Sikh Gurdwara in Poway. (Recording available here)

March 24 - Yusef Miller: Board member of his mosque and a member of the Racial Reconciliation Justice Coalition of San Diego. He has also long been active in Interfaith Community Services. (Recording available here)

For more information please contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas.

The History of Christianity in the Reformation Era
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. via Zoom, followed by Noonday Service

The century-and-a-half from about 1500 (the late Middle Ages and the late medieval Church) to about 1650 (the end of the Thirty Years’ War) is among the most tumultuous and consequential periods in all of European history. At the center of the upheaval stands religion, particularly the disagreements and divisions in Western Christianity. This course presents an analytical narrative of the religious developments of the Reformation era in their political, cultural, and social contexts, emphasizing the embeddedness of Christian beliefs and practices in the institutional and intellectual life of the period. The overall goal will be to understand historically the theological and devotional aspects of each of these three broad traditions on its own terms and to grasp the overall ramifications of religious conflict for modern Western history. Geographically, the course ranges across Western Europe, with most attention devoted to England, France, Germany, the Low Countries, Italy, and Spain.

Please join us Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for a class of 60 minute DVDs with class notes and discussion.

We will send out the handout for the week and the Zoom link on Mondays for the upcoming Wednesday class or click the link below. If you miss a class, we can still get the handouts to you. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please email Bob Capettini.

Meeting ID: 957 0221 6256
Passcode: Bible2020

A Lenten Noonday Prayer Service follows this class throughout the season of Lent. All are welcome!
Men's Ministry
Fridays, 7:45 - 9 a.m. on Zoom
From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality is a revised and updated edition of Richard Rohr's earlier best-seller, The Wild Man's Journey: Reflections on Male Spirituality. For this new work, Rohr added three chapters that discuss John the Baptist, Saint Paul and grief.

Contact Donn Holtzman for more information.
Tuesday, 2 - 3 p.m., on Zoom
The Tuesday afternoon group is reading and discussing From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible by Eric Cline. Our next meeting takes place Tuesday, March 30 at 2 p.m. Contact Mike Jewett for more information.
Register Your Preschooler
St. Bart’s Preschool is getting ready for the 2021-2022 school year! Registration for current, alumni and church families began on Monday, January 25. Access the registration form. If you have any questions please reach out to Interim Director Sheila Martin, 858-487-2140. 
Sunday School
Lenten University
Sunday, February 21 - Monday, March 28
Come and learn about Lent and the season leading up to Easter. Supplies will be delivered to those who registered. Click the button below to register today.
Children's Ministry
Age 4 through Fifth Grade
Our Children's Ministry is a fun, safe place for children to grow in their faith and understanding as they explore the bible, our church traditions, and most importantly the love of Christ and what it looks like in our daily lives. There are opportunities for families to join together sharing fun, faith and friendship throughout the year. Contact Children's Ministry Co-Directors Maureen Hovannesian or Karen Matsumoto for more information.
Virtual Sunday School
Age 4 through Fifth Grade
Along with the weekly lessons, join Maureen and Karen for Sunday School Zoom gatherings the last Sunday of each month 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sunday School families will receive Zoom meeting information from Children's Ministry Directors.
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. If you'd like your 6th-12th grader to join the fun, contact Courtney McWilliams.
Youth CREW Weekly Schedule
Youth CREW is communicating with each other on WhatsApp. If you're not connected yet, contact Courtney McWilliams.

Youth CREW
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., via Zoom and On Campus - All Middle & High School Students
Youth CREW Wednesdays meets online and in-person for a hybrid model. For meeting information, please contact Courtney McWilliams.  
St. Bart’s Interfaith Feeding Ministry
Help to prepare and serve home-cooked Sunday dinner to homeless and low-income residents in the on-site drug and alcohol abuse recovery program. Consider giving just two hours occasionally to this important ministry. All COVID safety norms are followed regarding distancing, masks and gloves. Two people per shift from 3 - 5 pm on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month. Volunteers also provide ice cream and sundae topping! Individuals and twosomes encouraged. Contact Jill Henderson, 760-807-8445.
Interfaith Critical Needs
Hygiene Items:
  • • Deodorant
  • • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • • Toothbrushes
  • • Toothpaste
  • • Soap & Shower Gel
  • • Sunscreen & Chapstick
  • • Small Package of Hand Wipes
  • • Razors
  • • Feminine Hygiene Products (Pads & Tampons)
  • • Toilet Paper
Winter Essential Items (New, please!)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Tarps & Tents
  • Camping Mats
  • Disposable Hooded Rain Ponchos
  • Jackets & Sweatshirts (all sizes)
  • Women’s Underwear (all sizes)
  • Men’s Underwear (all sizes)
  • Headlamp
  • Beanies & Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hand & Feet Warmers (HotHands)
Contact Beth Dean regarding dropping donations on the church campus or Jill Henderson for information. If you purchase these items on Amazon, please ship them directly to 550 W. Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.
News & Notices
Police Seek Help: A Tragic Death of an Episcopal Student
[San Diego Union Tribune]  La Mesa police on Thursday released images of a “possible vehicle of interest” in hopes for tips and answers as they investigate the death of a UC Riverside freshman found gravely injured on the side of a road.

Jok Joseph Jok, who went by Michael, was found shortly after 9 p.m. Feb. 27 on the ground at the east edge of Bancroft Drive, south of Golondrina Drive, Lt. Greg Runge said.

Rev. Colin Mathewson of St. Luke’s in North Park, where the Jok family attends church, said he was impressed by the teenager’s quick smile and quiet kindness.

“You knew he was just really smart,” Mathewson said Thursday. “There was just a wit and wryness. I think he was able to find a lot of joy and humor in the world.”

In a Facebook campaign to raise money for Jok’s family, Mathewson wrote of Jok as “very respectful, smart, focused, mature beyond his years, and surprisingly funny.

“Quick-witted and clever, he was a truth-teller who cared deeply for his closest circle of friends,” Mathewson wrote. Read More Watch the TV Coverage Here
Diocesan Holy Week and Easter Offerings
The diocesan virtual liturgy team is again happy to provide several worship services for your use during Holy Week.

A Service of Shadows – With the traditional feel of a Tenebrae service, the Service of Shadows has a simpler format and opportunities for worshipers to sing along at home. With readings from Psalms and Lamentations from readers around the diocese and with a diocesan band to lead us in Taize chants, you can look forward to a spiritually filled time of worship. A Service of Shadows will be available for download on Monday of Holy Week.

Good Friday Service – a traditional Good Friday service with the bishop from the cathedral. It will livestreamed at noon on Good Friday and will be available for download on Maundy Thursday.

Holy Saturday Service (English and Spanish) – a simple spoken service. The Holy Saturday service will be available via livestream on Holy Saturday, April 3, at 9:00 a.m. This service will be available for download on Maundy Thursday.

2 Easter – The Diocesan Offices will provide a recording of the Rev. Canon Gwynn Lynch's 2 Easter sermon during Easter Week. Canon Gwynn will also celebrate and preach at St. Bartholomew’s on 2 Easter. The service will be available for viewing through St. Bart's livestream.

If you are interested in being a reader for any of these offerings, please contact the Rev. Canon Gwynn Lynch for details about recording and submission
Food Distribution Locations
Feeding San Diego
Offers food assistance at sites throughout San Diego County. Check locations here.

San Diego Food Bank
Food distribution programs will continue to serve those in need throughout the duration of the Coronavirus crisis. The food bank also has resources for seniors and a diaper bank program. Check locations here.

St. Mark's, City Heights
Our partner church in an underserved part of the city, St. Mark's, 4227 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, has a weekly food pantry open to all Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.. For info, please email Amy Maxim.
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