This Weeks Service Schedule

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

 Saturday, February 10

5 p.m. Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition in the Chapel


Sunday, February 11

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Sanctuary

Seasonal Bulletin, Readings & Music Sheet

10 a.m. Choral Eucharist with Strings in the Sanctuary


Morning Prayer Services

8:40-9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in the Chapel

Tuesday, February 13

6 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Zydeco Service in the Sanctuary

(includes Cajun potluck dinner & pancakes)


Wednesday, February 14

Noon Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel

5:30 p.m. Childrens Ash Wednesday Service in the Chapel

7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service w/Parish Choir in the Sanctuary


Thursday, February 15

Noon Midday Healing Eucharist in the Chapel

We will livestream the 10 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.

ReGeneration Contemporary Eucharist services with meal are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

Prayer Cycle

In our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for: The clergy and people of Christ Church, Coronado; the students and teachers of Christ Church Day School.

In our Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for: Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163, MCAS Miramar

In the worldwide Anglican Communion, we pray for: The Diocese of Cameroon—the Church of the Province of West Africa; the Diocese of El Camino Real—The Episcopal Church; the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn— the Anglican Church of Australia; the Diocese of Cape Coast—the Church of the Province of West Africa; the Diocese of Canterbury—the Church of England; the Diocese of Cape Town—the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

In This Issue

In this week’s newsletter, you’ll find the following items:

Rector’s Weekly Note: Lenten Games


  • Adult Forum with the Rev. Dr. John Koenig, Feb 11
  • Lenten Soup Suppers
  • Church Team Additions
  • Fellowship Groups Forming
  • 2024 Flower Sponsors

Ministry Spotlight

  • AV Team

Music & Worship

  • Shrove Tuesday Zydeco Service & Cajun Potluck, Feb 13
  • Ash Wednesday Services, Feb 14
  • Childrens Choir Evening Prayer, Feb 25
  • St. Bart’s 2025 Choir Tour to New Zealand!

Service & Outreach

  • Lunch-Making for Interfaith Community Services

Children & Youth

  • Lenten Activities for Children & Youth
  • Parents Night Out, Feb 16
  • Volunteer Chaperones Needed

Upcoming Events

  • Newcomers Welcome Brunch, Feb 11
  • Sacred Ground Informational Meeting, Feb 15
  • Save the Date: Blood Drive, Mar 4
  • Save the Date: St. Barts Gala, Apr 27
  • Rummage Sale Update, May 18

Parishioner News

  • Michelle Addison Becomes US Citizen!!!
  • The Rev. Dr. Judith Allisons Memorial, Feb 24

Community News

  • LGBTQ Community Conversation, Feb 27

Diocesan News

  • Creation Care Book Study, Feb 19–Mar 18

Weekly Ministries Calendar

Rectors Weekly Note

Recycling, compost, and landfill bins at St. Bart's

Lenten Games

The Rev. Mother Nina Bacas

I know that “Lenten games” sounds oxymoronic, but Lent isn’t all about giving up fun. Especially when the games represent your Lenten discipline for 2024! So, if you like to give up something for Lent, please consider adding in these challenges [...]

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2024 Saintly Scorecard
Sunday 9 a.m. Adult Forum

Adult Forum with the Rev. Dr. John Koenig

How the Spirit Leads Us in Prayer: New Testament Wisdom for Entering into Lent

Feb 11, 9-9:45 a.m., in the MPR

The season of Lent isnt so much a long period of sadness and renunciation as a deeper journey into all our feelings about the story or Jesus Christ. Both Jesus and the Father promise that well be led on our way by the supreme Guide, Counselor and Comforter we call the Holy Spirit—which is definitely good news. Come and explore what it might mean for you by reflecting together on some key biblical texts.

Lenten Soup Suppers on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Lenten Soup Suppers

Feb 21, 6-7:15 p.m., in the Sanctuary

On Wednesdays during Lent, we will gather for supper in the sanctuary. Following our meal, adults can join Mother Nina and Cathie Roy for a Lenten reflection. Children and youth will have their own separate activity in the Prayground! After our activity, all will enjoy a Taize Compline.

Join us in welcoming two new members of our church team!

Robert Bryant, Priest Associate

The Rev. Robert H. Bryant

Priest Associate

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Fr. Robert Bryant is a cradle Episcopalian who moved to the West Coast after becoming an Episcopal Franciscan Friar in 1980. He has remained here ever since! After withdrawing from the Franciscans, he made his home in San Francisco, where he was ordained to the priesthood in 1988. After leading two Bay Area churches for 14 years, he was called as Rector of the Parish of St. John the Baptist in Portland, Oregon, from which he retired in 2023 after twenty years of service. Fr. Robert’s passions are liturgy and music, yoga, gym training, travel and the 49ers. He lives with his very talkative Amazon parrot on the grounds of Petco Park in downtown San Diego. Robert will be with us on two Sundays per month, and he looks forward to serving St. Bart's!

Jacob Robling, Field Education Intern

Jacob Robling

Field Education Intern

Jacob grew up in Missouri, and he is a graduate of Drury University, where he majored in religion. He received his MDiv from Westminster Seminary California in 2023. Jacob is in the ordination process in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and he also serves at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Carlsbad. He sees St. Bart’s as a welcoming parish that is eager to follow God’s guidance into the future. Jacob says, “I’m excited to be participating in that!” He and his wife, Emma, live in Oceanside with their dog, Wednesday. Jacob will be with us on three Sundays per month.

People in Fellowship

Fellowship Groups Forming


Get to know fellow parishioners over dinner and activities. The groups will be formed of 8-10 individuals around affinities and available meeting times for activities like outings, theater, ball games, picnics, and of course food events for those who enjoy cooking and eating together. The point is to get to know one another on a deeper more personal level over the course of a five month series. The Fellowship Groups will be kicking off in February for our first round; break for the Summer and then start the next round in August. We’re very excited to bring this practice back at St Barts!

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Church flower donations

2024 Flower Sponsors

The Flower Sponsor calendar will be out for weekly altar flower sponsors for 2024. The flowers for this Sunday, February 11, are sponsored by Marina Sterling in thanksgiving for her sons and granddaughters, and by Lisa McAfee in loving memory of her son, Cameron.

Consider sponsoring flowers for an upcoming weekend. It’s a great way to remember or celebrate a special person or day in your life. For more information, contact Bobbie Davis, (858) 775-2624.

Ministry Spotlight: A/V Team

2023 AV team collage

AV Team

The St. Bart’s Audiovisual (AV) Team assists with all things technical for our weekly services, in addition to special events and concerts. You can find them in the booth at the back of the sanctuary: one person operates the audio needs for the sanctuary and live stream, in addition to managing the PowerPoint slides, and another person operates the cameras for the live-stream feed. Thanks to these devoted volunteers, we have been able to have weekly live-stream services since 2020, with great-quality recordings!

New AV volunteers are always welcome. Youth in middle school or older are also encouraged to join; we have had a number of youth operate the equipment, and they have loved the opportunity to do something akin to playing video games at church! There is a moderate degree of training involved, and operators are scheduled 1-2 Sundays per month, based on availability, with opportunities to serve at both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. If you would like to be involved, please reach out to Dr. John-Luke Addison.

Music & Worship

2023 Zydeco service collage

Shrove Tuesday Zydeco Eucharist & Potluck

Feb 13, 6 p.m., in the Sanctuary

Join us for our version of a Mardi Gras celebration as St. Barts hosts our annual Shrove Tuesday Zydeco service with Holy Eucharist. Bring a dish to share for our Cajun potluck dinner, and check out the pancakes that Mother Nina is making for our children, youth and all who visit her station. Click the button below to sign up to bring potluck items.

Sign Up for the Cajun Potluck
Ash Wednesday Services with Holy Eucharist

Ash Wednesday Services with Holy Eucharist

Feb 14, noon, 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

St. Bart’s will have three services on Ash Wednesday this year. There will be a service at noon in the chapel, a children’s liturgy service at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel and a 7 p.m. service with Parish Choir in the sanctuary. All are welcome!

choir school 2023

Children’s Choir Evening Prayer

Feb 25, 4 p.m., in the Sanctuary

Join us for our Choral Evensong service led by the St. Bart's Childrens Choir! Come hear our children, with support from adult singers, as we support and nurture our young parishioners and encourage their leadership within our community as they practice the beautiful liturgy of Evening Prayer, with stunning music, prayers and Scripture.

St Barts choir to New Zealand

St. Barts 2025 Choir Tour to New Zealand!

The St. Bart’s choir now planning its next trip to Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, New Zealand, from July 13 to July 28, 2025. Participation in the tour is not limited to singers—roadies are more than welcome. If you would like to be part of the tour, contact Dr. John-Luke Addison.

Service & Outreach
Youth and volunteers making sack lunches for Interfaith

Lunch-Making for Interfaith Community Services

Feb 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Feb 20, 12:15-1 p.m.

There are two opportunities this month to make lunches for those less fortunate than ourselves. The first is on Wednesday, February 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., with the Youth Crew, and the second is on Tuesday, February 20, 12:15-1 p.m., with the Wisdom Circle after the Brown Bag Lunch. Both opportunities take place in the MPR. All supplies are provided, so come and join us on either of those dates to make a local difference in the world.

Children & Youth

Lenten Activities for Children & Youth

Starting on Ash Wednesday, Mother Nina will be offering a special shortened liturgy specifically for Children, Youth and Families in the Chapel on Wednesday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. We will make a butterfly craft and plan to conclude our time as close to 6 p.m. as possible so the youth can head next door for making lunches for Interfaith at Youth Crew in the MPR. 

The following five Wednesdays will include Soup Suppers that will take place in the Sanctuary from 6-7:15 p.m. which will include activities for the children and youth to do in the Prayground area of our worship space. Youth will then be dismissed to head to their room until 8 p.m. when Youth Crew regularly concludes.

Parents Night Out Flyer

Parents Night Out

Feb 16, 5-8 p.m.


The Youth Crew will be hosting a Parents Night Out for children ages 3-13 on

Friday, February 16. We will watch the movie Tangled, have pancake-flipping races, do crafts, and enjoy dinner, drinks and dessert. Goodwill donations of $30 for one child and $10 for each additional child will go toward the Youth Crew’s fun trip at the end of the school year. To RSVP your child(ren) for this event, or to volunteer as a youth helper, email

We also need volunteers to help chaperone. If you are available, please click the blue “Volunteer for Special Events” button below.

Volunteer on Sunday Mornings
Volunteer on Wednesday Evenings
Volunteer for Special Events
Upcoming Events
Newcomers Welcome Brunch, February 11

Newcomers Welcome Brunch

Feb 11

Following the 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist service on Sunday, February 11, Mother Nina will host a brunch for our newest and most recent returning members of St. Bart’s. If you are in this group, please join us for brunch and conversation to share what brought you to St. Bart’s and how our church can better serve you and your family. RSVP to

Sacred Ground Informational Meeting, February 15

Sacred Ground Informational Meeting

Feb 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Zoom

A new Sacred Ground circle is starting on Thursday, March 7. There wil be informational meeting via Zoom on Thursday, February 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. To learn more about this program, click the button below. Contact Jill Henderson with questions.

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March 4 Blood Drive

Save the Date: Blood Drive

Mar 4

St. Barts will host a blood drive on Monday, March 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the MPR. Click the button below for more information.

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St. Bart's Gala, April 27

Save the Date: Annual St. Bart’s Gala

Apr 27

Save the date for our third annual St. Barts Gala at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo on Saturday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. We are encouraging everyone to wear spring colors to tie into this years theme: “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” Contact Judy Macemon or Anne Hand with questions.

Rummage Sale, May 18

Rummage Sale Update

May 18

Mark your calendars for May 16-18 to volunteer to help prepare and facilitate the upcoming Rummage Sale (previously called the Bargain Boutique). The sale will take place on Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with a preview night on Friday, May 17, so you can come and shop early! Tell your friends!

Until then, the committee asks that parishioners please save hangers, plastic and paper bags with handles, starter-plant clippings and any other donations we can use for the sale. Also consider loaning any clothing racks you might have. Collections begin April 20 and will take place as follows:

Saturday, April 20: 3-4:30 p.m. Upper Parking Lot

Sunday, April 21: 9 a.m.-noon Lower Parking Lot at base of stairs

Saturday, April 27: 9 a.m.-noon Lower Parking Lot

Sunday, April 28: 9 a.m.-noon Lower Parking Lot

Saturday, May 4: 3-4:30 p.m. Upper Parking Lot

Sunday, May 5: 9 a.m.-noon Lower Parking Lot

Click the button below to see the list of acceptable donations and items that will not be accepted. Contact Cheryl Roop with questions.

See the Donation List

Parishioner News

Michelle Addison becomes a US citizen

Michelle Addison Becomes a US Citizen!

More than five years after their call to St. Bart’s, Michelle and John-Luke are now BOTH citizens of the United States! Michelle was a permanent resident for two years before passing her interview and taking her oath at a ceremony on February 6. Congratulations, Michelle!

The Rev. Dr. Judith Allison at St. Bart's

The Rev. Dr. Judith Allisons Memorial

Feb 24

For those of you who remember the Rev. Dr. Judith Allison, we want to update you that she passed away on January 23, and her memorial service will be on Saturday, February 24, at 1 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church (10125 Azuaga St., San Diego, CA 92129). Reception to follow. Please pray for her sons, Eric and Chad, and family.

Read the Rev. Dr. Judith Allison's Obituary

Community News

Diversity Flag

Community Diversity Conversation

Feb 27, 6:30-8 p.m., Zoom

Join Incarnation Lutheran in a Bridging Issues That Divide Us series to discuss perspectives on homosexuality, gender identity and topics related to the LGBTQIA+ community. This gathering is designed to offer a safe space, grounded in faith, to explore your understanding and interactions with the LGBTQ+ community. Everyone’s voice matters and every perspective is valuable! Contact Jill Henderson to receive the Zoom link.

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Diocesan News

Creation Care Book Study, So We and Our Children May Live

Creation Care Book Study

Mondays, Feb 19–Mar 18, 7-8:15 p.m., Zoom

Join the Creation Care Community for a five-week study of So We and Our Children May Live, by Sarah Augustine and Sheri Hostetler. This book offers hope for sustainable change that follows the teachings of Jesus, alongside concrete actions for joining with Indigenous peoples to protect life and negotiate with decision-makers. Click the button below to learn more and register.

Learn More & Register

Weekly Ministries



  • 7:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Book Review - Starbucks (12469 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, CA 92128) - Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chair Yoga & Meditation - MPR - First class free - Contact Lisa Oakes for pricing
  • Noon. Brown Bag Lunch on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month - MPR - Contact Marsha Bryan
  • 1-3 p.m. Quilting Ministry on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month - Ed Building, Quilt Rm - Contact Holly Gray
  • 5 p.m. Centering Prayer - Zoom - Contact Parth Domke
  • 6 p.m. EfM Class - MPR - Contact Bill Doehr


  • 10 a.m.-noon. Bible Study: “The Era of the Crusades” - Zoom - Contact Bob Capettini
  • 5 p.m. Schola Cantorum Rehearsal - Contact John-Luke Addison
  • 6-8 p.m. Youth Crew, 6th-12th grade - MPR - Contact Lauren Sleeper
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Womens Bible Study - Church Office - Contact Anne Snyder


  • 8-10 a.m. Food Bank Delivery to St. Luke’s - Contact Jerry Blanton
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Choir School - Ed Building, Choir Room - Contact John-Luke Addison
  • 7-9 p.m. Parish Choir for Adults and Teens - Ed Building, Choir Room - Contact John-Luke Addison



  • 10 a.m-noon. Daughters of the King on 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month - Ed Building, Rm 3AB - Contact Sandy Morrison


  • 9-9:50 a.m. Sunday School for ages 3-12 - Ed Building, Godly Play Room - Contact Mother Nina Bacas
  • 9-9:50 a.m. Youth Forum for grades 6-12 - Ed Building, Rm 3D - Contact Lauren Sleeper
  • 9-9:45 a.m. Adult Forum - MPR - Led by various ministries and guests
  • 1 p.m. Eucharist Service on the 1st Sunday of the month - Casa de las Campanas
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