Lent 5
The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Saturday, March 25
5 p.m. Evening Prayer and Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition

Sunday, March 26
9:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist with Handbells

ReGeneration Contemporary Worship Services take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Upcoming services will be on April 5 and 19. We livestream the Sunday services on YouTube and Facebook. View worship bulletins on the St. Bart’s App or on the Worship Schedule page.
Reminder that the week after Easter, the Saturday emails with separate worship links and bulletins will be discontinued. Links to bulletins are already in the “Weekly News” emails, as well as on our website and in our app, and we believe our parishioners will appreciate one fewer email each week.
mozart march 2023 concert
Congratulations to our Director of Music, John-Luke Addison, and our community choir and soloists for their glorious Majestic Mozart concerts this past weekend! Check out our Facebook page for more photos and comments.
Easter Flower Donations

A donation to the Flower Guild for Easter lilies and flowers is a wonderful way to celebrate Easter and honor special people in your life. Easter Flower envelopes are available in church. Please list the people you are giving thanks for or memorializing on the designated spot on the envelope and write “Flower Guild donation” on the memo line of your check. The Flower Guild is supported solely by donations. They are always thankful for your generosity at Christmas, Easter and all year long. For more information, contact Bobbie Davis, Flower Guild Chair, at (858) 485-0132.
Vestry Updates

The monthly vestry meeting was held in person on Tuesday, March 21. The February meeting minutes have been approved, and the latest edition of the “Vestry News” newsletter is now available. Click the button below to read more.
Stewardship 2023
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St. Bart’s Gala Ticket Sales Closing April 7

Reserve your seat at the second annual St. Bart’s Gala while you still can! Invitations have been passed out on campus over the last couple weeks, as well as mailed to our mailing list parishioners. If you haven’t received one, they are available at the back of the church or in the main office. Our venue is quickly booking up, so don’t wait to buy your tickets. As you declutter your homes for the St. Bart’s Bargain Boutique, please also consider donating high-end items, experiences and services for the Gala’s silent and live auctions. This event benefits the mission and ministry of St. Bart’s Episcopal Church. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship as we support a good cause. Contact Demetreus Gregg with donations and/or questions.
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Bargain Boutique Collections
Mar 25 & 26

The next donation collections will take place on:
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the UPPER parking lot
Sunday, March 26, 10:45 a.m.-noon, in the LOWER parking lot
Spotlight on Service
Wisdom Circle Lunches
Wisdom Circle Lunches for Interfaith

This past Tuesday, March 21, the Wisdom Circle gathered to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and stock lunch bags to be delivered the following morning to Interfaith Community Services in Escondido. They assembled over 100 lunches in 35 minutes (45 minutes if you count the extra trip to the store). On the morning of the event, Marsha Bryan shared her reflections on the importance of this service in an email to Wisdom Circle members; click the button below to read her testimony. Contact Marsha Bryan if you are interested in making lunches once a month with this ministry.
Anand Award
St. Bart's is the chartering organization of Scout Troop 682. One of our Scouts, Anand Nair, and his Eagle project were in the Poway News Chieftain and Rancho Bernardo News Journal last week. He was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for his Eagle project at his temple.
Outreach Opportunities
Moonlight Ball
Moonlight Ball Fundraiser
May 13

Save the date! Episcopal Community Services’ annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at Humphreys Half Moon Inn (2303 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, CA 92106). This is a wonderful event to help raise money for an amazing organization. For more details, click the button below.
Upcoming Events
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Bereaved Parent
Support Group Mar 23

The Bereaved Parent Support Group has returned to meeting in person in the MPR. The next gathering is on Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Kathleen Stark, Chapter Facilitator, at (619) 994-3010, or Sandy Jancic, Co-Facilitator, at (858) 922-0109 with any questions.
March 24 Young Adult Meetup
Young Adult Meetup
Mar 24

Our next Young Adult Meetup will be on Friday, March 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Phil’s BBQ in Rancho Bernardo (17051 W. Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127). Please RSVP to Lauren Sleeper so we can push enough tables together. Can’t wait to see you there!
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Lenten University
Mar 29
Our final session of Lenten University will take place next Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. The supper of soup, salad and bread will be provided by our Music Ministries, and the lesson will be facilitated by Fr. Bill Doggett, the Rev. Nancy Burnett and Pastor Brian Petersen. The evening will end with Compline.
Earth Month at St. Bart's 2023
Earth Month at St. Bart’s

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, St. Bart’s will be celebrating throughout April with events designed to help parishioners reflect on God’s abundant creation and our role in its stewardship, as well as take practical steps to care for the planet. Planned offerings include special creation care liturgies, a contemplative nature walk, an interfaith service, a sustainability tips forum, and an evening retreat featuring prayers and poetry. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon!
Parishioner News
Skip Thomas
Skip Thomas, husband of Canon Allisyn Thomas, passed away peacefully on March 18, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by Allisyn, his daughter, Abby, and his sister, Terry. As per his wishes, there will be no service, but he will be remembered by his humor and acts of kindness.
If you see this lovely lady, Nancy Peterson, around campus, feel free to stop and give her a hug. Nancy’s mom, Janette “Jan” Hirsch, passed away on March 11. The family is making plans for a memorial.
Mike up in organ loft
If you see this active staff member, Mike Jewett, around campus, feel free to stop and give him a hug. Mike and his wife, Terri Jewett, are grieving the loss of Terri’s mother, Rita; she passed away on March 15.
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San Diego Saints Choir Concerts
Mar 25 & 26

Lauren Sleeper, our Communications Director and Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, will be performing with the San Diego Saints Choir on Saturday, March 25, in Chula Vista and Sunday, March 26, in Escondido. These free concerts are powerful and dramatic musical portrayals of the final days of the life of Jesus, from the foreshadowing raising of Lazarus, to the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus, and finally to His glorious resurrection. Performances will feature narrators and vocal and instrumental soloists, along with the choir and orchestra. Lauren was assured that, while these performances will be at Mormon churches, no political or anti-LGBTQ comments will be permitted.
Beyond Our Parish
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It’s All About Love Festival
July 9-12

Save the date! The It’s All About Love Festival will take place July 9-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. If you enjoyed the Good News Festival, you’ll love this conference. Click the button below for more information.
Diocesan News
Read the weekly EDSD News with News to find out what is happening in our Diocese. There are additional book studies, webinars, ordinations, lunches, a Gala and more! Its inspiring to know what the greater church is accomplishing in 2023.
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 (on pause during Lent; will resume the week of April 19). 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
Photo Requests
Do you have photos from events past and present? Are you involved with a ministry? Please send photos with date and description of event or where taken, with names of any pictured people, to [email protected].

St. Barts will add photos to our database to share via our website, social media and blog, and newsletters.
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