Weekend Bulletins
Pentecost Sunday

Saturday, May 27
5 p.m. Evening Prayer and Holy Eucharist in the Celtic Tradition

Sunday, May 28
9:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Monday, May 29
5 p.m. Memorial Day Service

We will livestream the 9:30 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.
In This Issue
In this week’s newsletter, you’ll find the following items:

  • Pentecost Sunday
  • Update on Pastor Brian’s Last Sunday
  • Rector Listening Sessions Organizing Committee
  • Ushers Needed ASAP
  • Photos of St. Bart’s Needed
  • Bereaved Parents Group Meeting Canceled, May 25
  • CPR/AED Training & Certification, May 31
  • Thank You for Supporting the UK Choir
  • EYE Fundraisers
  • Thank You, Diana Adam!
  • ReGeneration Service Dinner Schedule
  • Lunches for Interfaith
  • Thrift Store Truck Repurposed
  • Young Adult Meetup, May 27
  • Memorial Day Service, May 29
  • Godspell Tickets, June 2-4
  • Preschool Picnic & Graduation
  • Vacation Bible School, July 17-21
  • Preschool Summer Camps
  • Chaparral Chapel, May 27
  • Parishioner News
  • Community Memorial Day Ceremony, May 29
  • Bishops United Against Gun Violence
  • Weekly Ministries Calendar
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday! We encourage everyone to wear red. Please join us this weekend for special liturgy and our celebration with Pastor Brian.
Update on Pastor Brian’s Last Sunday

If you attended church this past weekend, you heard that it turns out Pastor Brian’s contract actually goes to the end of June. However, we will still celebrate him this weekend and enjoy extra snacks and drinks after the services. And he will continue to preach at the ReGeneration services on the first and third Wednesdays of the month—hurray!
Nina Current
Rector Listening Sessions Organizing Committee 

Rev. Bacas would like to have small group meetings with parishioners as part of her welcome and orientation. We are forming a committee to make recommendations for how to best arrange these meetings so that Nina can hear from as many members of the St. Bart’s community as possible during her first couple weeks here. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email our Senior Warden, Costa Dillon.
Ushers Needed ASAP

Some of our regular ushers will be on extended summer vacations over the next few months. While they’re away, we have several slots to fill, including the 1st, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month at 5 p.m. and the 2nd and 3rd Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Please contact Steve Natoli at (559) 303-4671.
We Need Photos!!!

The Communications Committee would love an image of our church with the hill and cross in the background to use in various media, including our parish brochure. If you have any images like this or others of our property in general, please send them to news@stbartschurch.org.
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No Bereavement Group Meeting on May 25
The BPUSA community’s monthly meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled due to a facilitator scheduling conflict. Please mark June 22 on your calendar for the next meeting.
CPR/AED Training & Certification
May 31

St. Bart’s is hosting a CPR/AED training on Wednesday, May 31, 1-4 p.m. It will be open to all staff, teachers, parishioners, preschool parents and friends and family. Before attending the class, participants must complete a MANDATORY four-hour online Red Cross pre-training.

This class is normally $250 per person; however, our security grant funding enables us to cover 12 participants.

Are you a Good Samaritan? Do you have a loved one, especially a child? Then please consider making this commitment! And please share with someone who could save YOU by being CPR certified!

If you have questions, email Susan McCormick or text her at (619) 786-7096.
Stewardship 2023
UK Choir Evensong in Pt Loma
Thank You for Supporting the UK Choir!

Thank you to everyone who attended and donated at our UK Choir’s Evensong last Sunday at All Soul’s Episcopal Church in Point Loma. Click the link below to experience this beautiful expression of music.
If you would like to contribute toward the choir’s UK trip this summer, contact John-Luke Addison or click the link below.
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EYE Fundraisers
Thank you to everyone who attended the combined Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and St. Luke’s youth fundraiser on Sunday. Contributions will help fund three separate trips this summer, including attendance at a leadership conference at the University of Maryland and a tour of Washington, DC, for two of our Youth Crew members and one of our staff.
Amani Ago and the St. Luke’s youth worked together to prepare and cook an authentic African meal (some arrived as early as 5 a.m.), Lauren Sleeper led other youth from the diocese in setting up and serving, and youth took turns sharing which trips they plan to attend and why they are excited to participate. It was a lovely event filled with teamwork, leadership and fellowship.
The next fundraiser is an open donation pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 11, at 9 a.m. No tickets are required. Unfortunately, this falls on St. Bart’s Appreciation Sunday, but you can still donate by clicking the link below; please type the note “EYE Fundraiser from St. Bart’s parishioner.”
Spotlight on Service
Diana Adam Christmas Sweater
Thank You, Diana!

Diana Adam is one of our vergers and main office volunteers; among her many tasks, she prepares the prayers of the people each week. If you see her in the next couple of weeks, please thank her for all her service to our church.

Diana is leaving June 11 to head to her northern Michigan family summer home and will return in October. Until then, we could use some extra help in the church office. If you feel called to help for a few hours each week, or even a few hours a month, please contact news@stbartschurch.org.
ReGen Meal Food Potluck
ReGen Dinner Schedule

The ReGen dinner on Wednesday, June 7, will be a potluck. If you are attending the service, you have the next two weeks to plan what you would like to contribute so we can all share a meal together. The service starts at 6 p.m.; please arrive a few minutes early to set your dish in the MPR. The Fellowship Committee will provide the meal for the Wednesday, June 21, service to welcome Rev. Nina Bacas to the ReGen family.

If you, your committee or ministry would like to provide a meal in the coming months, please contact Colleen Chapin.
Wisdom Lunches May 2023
Lunches for Interfaith

The Youth Crew and Wisdom Circle have had fun and meaningful experiences packing lunches for Interfaith Community Services over the past few months. Next month, join the Youth Crew on June 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and/or the Wisdom Circle on June 20, 12:30-1:15 p.m., both in the MPR. These service events are wonderful opportunities for fellowship.
Outreach Opportunities
Tjhrift Store
Thrift Store Truck Repurposed
St. Bart’s has donated our old thrift store truck to one of St. Luke’s congregants, Mmunga, so he can begin a delivery business! This truck served our church and community for many years. We’re so happy it will remain in use, and we look forward to seeing how our church might help meet future storage and transportation needs.
Upcoming Events
Kaminskis BBQ
Young Adult Event
May 27
The next Young Adult Meetup will be on Saturday, May 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Kaminski’s BBQ & Sports Lounge (12735 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064). If you identify as a young adult or have been told you are considered a young adult at St. Bart’s, please join us for some good food and fellowship at one of our parishioners’ family establishments. They have reserved the patio for us, and Pastor Brian will be there to greet everyone. Text Lauren Sleeper at (217) 690-8092 to RSVP so we know how many to expect.
Memorial Day Image
Memorial Day Service
May 29
St. Bart’s is holding a Memorial Day service at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 29, on the patio between the sanctuary and main office. Please come and join us in honoring those who gave their lives to protect our country.
Godspell Cast Rehearsal
Godspell Cast Preps for Concerts
The Godspell cast sounded amazing during their rehearsal last Sunday! Click the link below to purchase your tickets in advance for the June 2-4 concerts: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”
PreK Graduation Clip Art
Preschool Picnic & Graduation

On Tuesday, June 6, at 11:30 a.m., there will be a family picnic in the courtyard to celebrate the end of the school year. Church staff and office volunteers are invited to join us. Attendees should bring their own lunch, and we are asking for dessert donations. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Tracey Buzo at preschool@stbartschurch.org or (858) 487-2140.

Thursday, June 8, is the last day of the preschool year for students. There will be a graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Love is VBS flyer
Vacation Bible School
July 17-21

Our Director of Children and Youth, Christine Sleeper, will be leading VBS (Vacation Bible School) this summer from July 17 to 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m. This time frame coincides with one of the preschool summer camps. Parents who have already registered their younger children for the preschool camp can also register their older children, kindergarten through sixth grade, using the link below. Seventh and eighth graders can sign up to be junior leaders, and ninth through twelfth graders can sign up to be teen leaders. We will also need adult volunteers to help facilitate in each classroom. Please contact Christine by June 19 to volunteer, and register your children by July 3 to ensure their spot in VBS.
Preschool Summer Camp
Preschool Summer Camps

Our Preschool Director is hosting four separate themed summer camps:

July 10-14 – Got Water?
July 17-21 – Ooey Gooey Friends
July 24-28 – Space Odyssey
July 31-August 4 – Got Water?

All camps run daily from 8:30-11:30 a.m. There are only a few more spaces available, so sign up ASAP to ensure a spot. Contact Tracey Buzo with questions and click the link below to register.
Diocesan News
Buena Vista Park
Chaparral Chapel
May 27
Join us this Saturday, May 27, 1-3 p.m., as Pastor Brian Petersen leads us in another Chaparral Chapel at Buena Vista Park (1601 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92081). This event will be an immersive experience of Creation and Spirit as we journey together to learn how to better listen to and understand the unique voices of our local ecosystems. The hike is a 2¼-mile loop on an almost entirely flat dirt trail. Kids and leashed dogs are welcome!

For more information, read a parishioner’s reflection on April’s inaugural Chaparral Chapel and see the flyer (link below). If you have questions, please contact Pastor Brian. [Photo credit: Kelly Petersen]
Parishioner News
Parishioners are invited to send in photos and short announcements about their families that they would like to share with the congregation: graduations, marriages, birth of a child, promotions, transfers, new house, upcoming performances or games that the congregation can attend and support. We all missed years of connecting with one another in person. Here is an opportunity to build back our community and help us learn about each other and share the Good News! Please send photos and stories to news@stbartschurch.org.
Oliver with trumpet at memorial day event
Oliver Jones, one of our Youth Crew members, has three performances coming up that his parents would like to share with the parish. He is first chair trumpet in each:
Friday, May 26, 7 p.m.: RBHS Symphony will perform during the RBHS Spring Orchestra Concert at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
Monday, May 29, 10:45 a.m.: Oliver will play taps at Webb Park during the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society’s 16th Annual Pancake Festival, which runs from 8 to 11 a.m. and kicks off the Memorial Day celebration. RBHS, Madrigals, Westview HS, ROTC, Scouts and multiple VFW military will be participating.
Tuesday, May 30, 7 p.m.: RBHS Wind Ensemble will perform in the second of the RBHS Band Spring Concerts at the RBHS Performing Arts Center. (The Wind Ensemble will perform after the intermission.)
Sandra Chapin
Sandra Chapin has been a member of the San Diego Epiphyllum Society for over 30 years. For her, the month of May means it is time for epiphyllum blooms and the annual Epi Flower Show at Balboa Park. Every Mother’s Day, Sandra can be found at Casa del Prado exhibiting her epis in a themed display (or two or three). This year the show had a circus theme, and Sandra’s ferris wheel mini display took first place—her ninth consecutive win in that division! Sandra also volunteers in the Epiphyllum House at the Safari Park.
David Anderson with Violin
David Anderson Track
David Anderson, a past recipient of one of our St. Bart’s college scholarships, graduated from Chapman University on May 21 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance and a minor in Music Business. He was recognized with several awards: Music Business Minor, String Ensemble Music Major, Music Major Departmental Honors (for high GPA) and the Conservatory of Music Award. David performed as a violinist in the school’s orchestra and in multiple ensembles, including the Temianka Quartet, Commercial Ensemble and Mariachi Panteras. He was copresident of The Collective, a group that organizes music and arts events around Orange County. David also writes and performs original music in a band called Lo-Tide. In addition to his music endeavors, he ran for the university’s cross country and track teams each year and was nominated for the Don Perkins Leadership Award. David plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in Music Industry at the University of Southern California this fall. When he is in San Diego visiting his parents (one of whom is Nancy Anderson, a guitarist at St. Bart’s), David performs with the St. Bart’s orchestra. We continue to be so proud of this former St. Bart’s youth!
Community Events
Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony
May 29
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at Dearborn Memorial Park (14361 Tierra Bonita Rd., Poway, CA 92064). The event will be hosted by Fleet Reserve Association Poway Club 70 and will include representatives from Poway American Legion, VFW, and several other organizations.
The Greater Episcopal Church
Bishops Against Gun Violence
Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a network of nearly 100 Episcopal Church bishops, urges our cities, states and nation to adopt policies and pass legislation that will reduce the number of people in the United States killed and wounded by gunfire. Head to their website or visit their Facebook page to see their recent activity.
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“Its All About Love” Conference Discount Until June 1

Join your fellow Episcopalians July 9-12 in Baltimore, Maryland, for four days of insightful workshops led by dozens of presenters, special speakers and preachers, including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who is beginning his final year as chief pastor of The Episcopal Church.

Don’t miss out on the great rates available NOW for this churchwide festival of worship, learning, community and action. Registration—for only $185 until June 1—includes the following:

  • 90+ workshops and sessions
  • 4 worship services
  • 3 days of learning
  • 2 lunches
  • Countless connections

Book now for great hotel rates:

Weekly Ministries


  • 10 a.m. Bible Study (on hold until new book is selected)
  • 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. 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 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
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