WEEKEND SERVICES
All services happen, rain or shine.

Saturday 5 p.m.
Celtic Evening Prayer

Sunday 9 a.m.
ReGeneration Contemporary Service
Register Here - Required

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.


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Register for In-Person Worship
Sundays (9 a.m.) in November on the Church Patio
We ask that you register in advance online to help streamline the welcome process once you arrive. If you forget to register, it's no problem. Please make sure to arrive 15-25 minutes early to answer health questions and find a place to sit. We ask that all attending St. Bart's In-Person Worship wear a mask/face covering and socially distance from those not in your household. Seating will be provided. Register here for in-person worship: Sunday, November 22.

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! Join the Zoom here.

If you prefer to enter the Zoom meeting info:
Meeting ID: 624 892 967
Passcode: Stbarts60

Celtic Evening Prayer In-Person Service – November
The Celtic Evening Prayer Service will no longer be held in-person on Saturdays in November. It will instead be livestreamed via Facebook and YouTube. As it begins to get darker earlier, we want to ensure the safety of all parishioners to be able to navigate our campus. Lighting and other upgrades are continuing to be made to the campus. Please stay tuned for any status change.
Special Services
Virtual Choral Evensong for St. Cecilia's Day
Sunday November 22, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

St. Bartholomew's continues its virtual music season with a collaborative Evensong service on the Feast of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, in collaboration with All Souls' Episcopal Church, Point Loma.

Join us for Evensong and pray the contemplative service that has become a cultural relic worldwide! The service will feature beautiful music provided by both music ministries, and a meditative liturgy to close the weekend. Evensong will take place on the St. Bartholomew's Facebook and YouTube pages. All Souls' will also livestream the service on their social media. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

Music by Gibbons, Bach, Vaughan Williams, among others!
A Service of Thanksgiving - November 26
We are grateful to God for all of the blessings of this life. This year, St. Bart’s will offer a Service of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 at 10 a.m. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Join us for this special service as you spend time with family and friends.
Campus Status
Stewardship
Stewardship is all we do with all we have all the time. At this time of year, we set aside a few Sundays to pray, ask God how we're being called to support this faith community, and then to step out in faith with a pledge. If you have yet to make your pledge or have not received your Stewardship Packet for 2021, please contact Demetreus Gregg, 858.432.7106.
Pray
Praying & Witnessing
for Peace & Justice
Tuesdays at Noon, Now through Jan 19
Unite with others in a witness of prayer for justice, peace and nonviolence in our nation at this time. We pray for racial justice, an end to voter suppression, state-sanctioned violence and brutality, and for those who hold public office to uphold justice and ensure that all receive equal protection under the law. We pray for a free, fair and safe election, for peace in our hearts and justice in our communities. Join us at the Poway Library, 13137 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064. Come and share your experience on social media using #postureofprayer and #prayingforjusticeandpeace.
Diocesan Border Ministries Summit
Friday - Saturday, November 20 - 21
Join us for the Virtual Border Ministries Summit 2020 and hear from those at the center of the immigrant community in San Diego. We will focus on Christian Peacemaking in a World of Conflict. Learn from undocumented people, deportees, first generation immigrants and Christian leaders who live in Tijuana and San Diego.

We will hear from leaders on both sides of the border, as well as from the Border Patrol and legal experts. We will not only learn about immigration but will be equipped with tangible Christian Peacemaking practices to live out in our own contexts as Everyday Peacemakers. The pain is real and the opportunity for transformation and healing is as well.

This is the Third Annual Border Summit, designed for Episcopal and other Christians wanting more information about the US-Mexico border, and for those who want to learn the basics of becoming Christian Peacemakers in this time of deep division. Learn More.
ADULT FORMATION
Men's Bible Study Gatherings
Friday, 7:45 a.m. on Zoom
Join the Friday morning men's Bible gathering as they continue reading and discussing What Is the Bible? by author Rob Bell. The format of this book makes it easy to read when one misses a week. Attend as you are able. The reading schedule is found on the website. Contact Andrew Horne, Mike Jewett, or Robert Leiter for more information
Tuesday, 2-3 p.m., on Zoom
The Tuesday afternoon group is reading and discussing Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 24 at 2 p.m. Contact Mike Jewett for more information.
Faith & Anxiety: What Does Jesus Say?
Wednesdays, December 2, 9
Are you feeling overwhelmed or anxious these days? Take some time out of your busy schedule to reflect on what Jesus teaches about anxiety and how to manage it. This four week class will reflect on the Sower of the Seed parable and others New Testament passages that work to ground us in our faith to address our daily anxieties. $50, scholarships available. Dawn Stary is a seminarian from the Diocese of San Diego. She and her son are living in Sewanee, Tennessee where they are both in school. She is grateful for the continued support of the diocese on her journey to ordination. And she is grateful to work during this time to support herself and her son. Email Dawn to sign up.
A Class on Acts
Wednesdays, 10:30am
Join us as we read through and discuss the book of Acts. We will explore the origins of our Christian Church via Zoom with handouts to focus discussion. We began on Wednesday, October 7 and continue into January of 2021. It's not too late to join! We will send out the handout for the week and the Zoom link on Mondays for the upcoming Wednesday class. To be added to the distribution list, email Bob Capetti.
CHILDREN'S FORMATION
Welcome to 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.
YOUTH CREW
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., St. Bart's - All Middle & High School Students
Youth CREW Wednesdays moves to the youth room at St. Bart's. Please bring your own snacks as food will not be provided.
Service Project
Tuesday, November 24, Time TBD
We finally have a way for our group to safely give back to the community and St. Barts! We will be cleaning up the area up by the Cross as well as the Trail behind the church. Everyone will need to bring their own gloves and water bottle. Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes. All other supplies and tools will be provided.
Project Christmas Stocking
The youth plan to fill 100 stockings for first and second graders who live below the poverty line. Gift cards, school supplies, crayons, coloring books, games, small toys, protein bars, granola bars, snacks, juice boxes will fill the stockings for underserved youth. You can help by donating funds so we can do the shopping, or by donating items. Deadline to deliver items: Wednesday, December 9. Questions? Contact Youth Director Courtney McWilliams.
Christmas Party
Friday, December 11, 4:30-8:30pm at the church
The evening will include a Christmas Movie, White Elephant Exchange (COVID style), games and Christmas PJs! Details to come!
Cancellations
Please Note: Youth Group will be cancelled November 25, December 23 and 30.
Thanksgiving Baskets - Last Chance to Contribute
The St. Bart's Thanksgiving Basket ministry provides more than 1,600 local families the joy of a full traditional Thanksgiving meal, many for the very first time. Things will look different this year as the ministry goes virtual, but it remains just as easy for all of us to participate.
 
How can you help? Download and print this list of basket ingredients, take it with you on your next trip to the grocery store, and deliver the purchased items to St. Bart's between 8:00am and 11:00am on Sunday, November 22. We'll be on standby that day to collect the items from you, put them in pre-purchased laundry baskets, and deliver all baskets immediately to families in the Interfaith Community Services (ICS) housing program in Escondido. Or you can contribute cash toward the purchase of food items by sending a check to the St. Bart's office or clicking here to donate online. The cost for a full basket of ingredients is roughly $50.
 
If you have questions, please contact the church office or Christine Cowart, 619-857-8088.
Angel Tree 2020: A Christmas Blessing - Last Chance to Help
Our Angel Tree Prison Ministry will send gift cards in lieu of wrapped gifts to children of prisoners. Unfortunately statistics show they are far more likely to follow in their parent’s footsteps and to wind up in prison themselves.

Thank you for your faithful participation in this ministry for Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 “anything you did for any of my people here, you also did for me” is that not a special gift? Angel Tree which is a program of Prison Fellowship is again making available a free Adventure Bible written in English and Spanish upon request.

Please consider contributing either online or mailing a check to the church office this week. Questions? Contact Rosalind Duddy.
Help Make a Home
Each week when you come to church to worship bring donations of much needed items for Interfaith Community Services! “Make It a Home” items for clients entering housing programs:  New ONLY!
  • Bleach, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Dish Soap
  • Sponges, Disinfectant Wipes, Dishtowels & Dishcloths
  • Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, Dryer Sheets
  • Broom & Dust Pan, Mop & Bucket, Trash Cans, Light Bulbs
  • Dish Soap, Paper Towels, Napkins, Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Storage Bags, Sealable Containers, Coffee Filters
Contact Beth Dean regarding dropping donations on the church campus or Jill Henderson for information.
Give Blood
There is a huge need for blood right now. Make your appointment today!

Donate to Interfaith Community Services
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 3:30 - 5:30 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.
News & Notices
Remembering Father Crafts
The North American Maritime Ministry created this 3:54 video filled with the presence and stories of the Rev. Robert Crafts. The Crafts family will have a private funeral at St Bart’s on Wednesday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. It will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Robert Crafts, Jr. to seamenschurch.org or to the sempervirensfund.org (in support of the restoration of the Robert Crafts Grove in the Big Basin Redwood State Park which was devastated by the 2020 CZU August Lightning Complex Fires).
Vestry Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the Vestry. If you or someone you know is discerning a call to church leadership, we’d love to talk more with you! Please send your nominations and/or questions to Jim Macemon or Susan McCormick-Davis by Monday, November 30.
Preschool Receives Competitive Grant!
The St. Bartholomew’s Preschool has been awarded a competitive San Diego County Childcare Provider Grant. This grant helps child care providers with economic relief efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will be used to support staffing and supplies to ensure the ongoing success of our Preschool. Many congratulations to Sheila Martin, interim director, and her team for successfully securing these funds.
Diocesan Convention Wrapup
The 47th Diocesan Convention successfully took place virtually this year on the first weekend in November. Not only did the convention unveil a new logo and tagline, "Courageous Love," (pictured above), it was successful in bringing the diocese together for faith-filled worship, thought-provoking presentations, and the important business of the diocese. Here are links to convention presentations, elections, and information:

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.
Thank You, St. Bart's Veterans
Enjoy this 5:17 slideshow honoring the veterans among us at St. Bart's.
Beware Phishing Attempts
Do Not Send Funds Via Gift Cards
If you receive an email that requests you to send electronic gift cards or funds in any form to one of St. Bart's staff, please do not comply. This is a nefarious phishing attempt! Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email addresses as weapons. The phishers trick recipients (you) into believing the message is from a trusted source (St. Bart's clergy and staff) to request funds or information such as your bank account. Rev. Mark and Canon Allisyn will never email you asking for funds or financial support in the form of gift cards, Apple, Amazon or otherwise. Nor will their emails contain grammatical errors. Every legitimate email comes from a @stbartschurch.org address. If in doubt, pick up the phone and call the person who issupposedlyrequesting funds.
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