WEEKEND SERVICES

Saturday 4 p.m.
Celtic Evening Prayer

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.

In-Person Worship Suspended
Please join us on YouTube and Facebook
Due to the spike in cases of COVID-19, we have suspended in-person services until further notice. Our preschool is closed until January 11. If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Hovannesian.

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!

If you prefer to enter the Zoom meeting info:
Meeting ID: 624 892 967
Passcode: Stbarts60
Make a Christmas Offering
In this season, we celebrate the greatest gift of all—the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Consider making a Christmas Offering to St. Bart’s to support the faithful mission and ministry of our beloved spiritual community. Merry Christmas!
ADULT FORMATION
What Is an Episcopalian?
Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Do you wonder about the Episcopal Church’s traditions, teachings, worship and history? So do many of us who have been in the church a long time! Beginning January 13 we will have a four week study of the book, Walk in Love, Episcopal Beliefs & Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, in anticipation of Bishop Susan’s visitation on February 13 and 14.

This study is absolutely open to all, but if you are interested in being confirmed, received (if previously confirmed in the Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox traditions), or reaffirm your baptismal vows, this is the perfect introduction. For more information about the book study or confirmation, reception or reaffirmation, please contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas.
Watch St. Bart's Offerings

If you missed one of our offerings, you can always enjoy it at any time convenient for you. Simply tune in on the St. Bart's YouTube channel.

Women's Bible Study Gathering
Wednesdays beginning January 6 - February 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we delve into Saying Yes in the Darkness, 7 Weeks in the Book of Psalms by Teresa Swanstrom Anderson. Whatever hard thing we’re facing, we have a choice to walk with God . . . or not. This study is about that in-between space―walking from lament into praise. The walk through the difficulty, and the living in expectation that He will move, believing we will see light because He is the Light. We use Google Meets for our book discussion each week. Questions? Contact Anne Snyder.
Men's Book Study Gatherings
Fridays, January 8 and 15, 7:45 - 9 a.m. on Zoom
Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman is a classic theological treatise about how the gospel is a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed. If you need a copy of the book, or the Zoom link to participate, please contact Beth Dean. Order the book for $16 from The Book Catapult, a small San Diego bookstore. We will discuss one chapter at a time. If you miss a week, no worries. We welcome you to join us the next week.
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, January 5 at 2 p.m. Contact Mike Jewett for more information.
CHILDREN'S FORMATION
St. Bart's Preschool
Our preschool will be closed until Monday, January 11 as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. We wish you a restorative and peaceful holiday break, and we encourage you to take steps to slow the spread of the virus.
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 meets online until January 11.
Campus Status
Pray
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has issued a short video-based Christmas message to the Anglican Communion.
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. 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 transition of power, for peace in our hearts and justice in our country. Join us on Facebook and YouTube. #postureofprayer #prayingforjusticeandpeace
Angel Tree Thanks You
"Once again we have been blessed to share God’s love for over 20 years here at St. Bart’s with our participation in Angel Tree. 102 kids received gift cards and prayers which bring hope and begin reconciliation among our 36 families split by incarceration. Thank you all for your participation in this ministry which enables us to share the Gospel message and the good news of God’s love to special kids and their families. Happy New Year and God Bless!" Rosalind C. Duddy
Vida Joven Greeting Cards
Vida Joven de Mexico is a loving orphanage in Tijuana started by Episcopalians. They have a new online store featuring greeting cards made by the kids who live in the orphanage. When you buy a pack of cards, you're contributing to the education, feeding, shelter, healing therapy and love they receive at Vida Joven. Shop Today and Support the Kids
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.
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
National Cathedral tolls bell 300 times as United States passes 300,000 COVID-19 deaths
[Episcopal News Service] Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 15 tolled its bell 300 times, once for every 1,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States, as another grim milestone in the pandemic coincided this week with the promise of hope offered by a vaccine.
American deaths have now topped 300,000, and over 16 million cases have been reported in the United States. Read the article.
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 in need of volunteers. If you would like to pack bags and hand out food to people in need on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., please email Amy Maxim.
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