WEEKEND SERVICES

Saturday 4 p.m.
Celtic Evening Prayer

Sunday 9 a.m.
ReGeneration Contemporary Service

Sunday 10 a.m.
Conversation with Bishop Susan

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.

Conversation with Bishop Susan
Sunday, February 14, 10 a.m. via Zoom
Come hear all about life as a new bishop from the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. Bishop Susan is a successful church planter, an author, a CPA, a mother, a wife and the first woman bishop of our diocese. Hear directly from her in a zoom call at 10 a.m.
Meeting ID: 867 7258 6827
Passcode: Stbarts60

Virtual Zydeco Service and Cajun Celebration
Tuesday, February 16, 6 p.m.
Join us for our annual exciting evening of Zydeco music and Cajun cooking, as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday the evening before our transition into Lent with Ash Wednesday. For this year, we will do the event virtually over ZOOM, beginning at 6 p.m. with a short service of music and Eucharist, followed by a community-wide Cajun dinner from the comfort of your own home. We will break into small groups of 6-8 for the dinner portion of the evening. Send in your Cajun recipes (gumbo, jambalaya, boudin, etc.) to news@stbartschurch.org prior to the event, and we will email out recipes as suggestions for people to choose for their meals. Happy cooking, and laissez les bon temps rouler! Join the Zydeco Zoom
 
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, February 17, 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Worship in person on the Chapel Patio as we begin the season of Lent together. In person services will take place on the Chapel Patio. We will also offer a livestreamed service on Facebook and YouTube only at 7 p.m.
 
Self-Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday, February 17, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.
We have received permission from our Bishop to offer ashes for self-imposition at home for Ash Wednesday. Please come to the Upper Circle to pick up ashes.

Compline for the First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
To begin the season of Lent, come to a virtual service of Compline, or night prayers, to prepare our hearts for the season of inward reflection, penitence, and discernment. The service features music written by African-American composers, and music from African-American traditions, as we honor Black History Month and the countless ways people of color have contributed to the world. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

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
ADULT FORMATION
Community Film Discussion on Racism in America
Thursday, February 25, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Peace & Justice Ministry
Backs Against the Wall: this film explores the extraordinary life of Howard Thurman, a teacher, poet and in his heart a mystic, and proponent of the non-violent struggle for social change. Jesse Jackson, Otis Moss, Jr and others speak about Thurman’s spirit being foundational in their lives. Congressman John Lewis calls him the patron saint of the Civil Rights Movement. In honor of Black History Month, you can watch the film on your own FREE until February 28 on PBS. Then join Canon Allisyn Thomas and Jill Henderson in the St. Bart’s Zoom room by clicking the blue button below (Or if you prefer, enter the meeting ID: 819 0489 1448. Passcode: Stbarts60). Bring your lunch and participate in a a 90-minute discussion of this compelling film.
Lenten University: More In Common Than We Think
Wednesdays, beginning February 24, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
So often we focus on differences among other faith traditions but in reality they share far more then we know in terms of love, compassion and care for each other and the earth. This year at Lenten University we will have a speaker each week who will share the tenants of their faith traditions and the how together we can help bring about peace. The speakers this year are:

February 24 - Yusef Miller: Board member of his mosque and a member of the Racial Reconciliation Justice Coalition of San Diego. He has also long been active in Interfaith Community Services.

March 3 - The Rev. Dr. Kadri Webb: Senior of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Oceanside and on the board of Interfaith Services. The Rev. Dr. Kadri was awarded the NAACP Religious Service and Activism Award.

March 10 - Rabbi David Castiglione: Rabbi David serves at Temple Adat Shalom in Poway and is on the Board of Interfaith Community Services. He has been recognized by the Mayors of Poway and San Diego for his commitment to outreach, advocacy and civil rights for all.

March 24 - Ms. Gagandeep Kaur: Communications Director of San Diego Sikh Gurdwara in Poway.

March 31 - The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet and the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas: Rector and Associate Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway.

Each session will be on Zoom from 6 - 7:30 pm and will allow for a question and answer period. Compline will be celebrated at the end.

And while we cannot meet in person for soup suppers beforehand this year, please submit your soup recipes to news@stbartschurch.org. All recipes will be collected and distributed at the end for a St. Bartholomew’s Food for the Soul cookbook.

For more information please contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas.
Bereavement Group
Every Second Tuesday, beginning February 9, 6 - 7:15 p.m. via Zoom
If you're grieving the loss of a loved one, a job, or any kind of loss, we're here for you. Join facilitators Cindy Campos and Dawn Stary for a new Zoom offering every second Tuesday of the month via Zoom. To learn more, contact Cindy Campos. View the flyer.
The History of Christianity in the Reformation Era
Mondays, starting February 17, 10 a.m. via Zoom

The century-and-a-half from about 1500 (the late Middle Ages and the late medieval Church) to about 1650 (the end of the Thirty Years’ War) is among the most tumultuous and consequential periods in all of European history. At the center of the upheaval stands religion, particularly the disagreements and divisions in Western Christianity. This course presents an analytical narrative of the religious developments of the Reformation era in their political, cultural, and social contexts, emphasizing the embeddedness of Christian beliefs and practices in the institutional and intellectual life of the period. The overall goal will be to understand historically the theological and devotional aspects of each of these three broad traditions on its own terms and to grasp the overall ramifications of religious conflict for modern Western history. Geographically, the course ranges across Western Europe, with most attention devoted to England, France, Germany, the Low Countries, Italy, and Spain.

Please join us Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for an 18-week class of 60 minute DVDs with class notes and discussion, beginning on February 17.

We will send out the handout for the week and the Zoom link on Mondays, beginning on February 15, for the upcoming Wednesday class. If you miss a class, we can still get the handouts to you. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please email Bob Capettini.
Women's Bible Study Gathering
Wednesday, 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
Fridays, 7:45 - 9 a.m. on Zoom
Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief by Rowan Williams. "Engaging the classic statements of the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams guides readers through the central elements of the Christian faith." Contact Donn Holtzman for more information.
Tuesday, 2 - 3 p.m., on Zoom
The Tuesday afternoon group is reading and discussing From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible by Eric Cline. Our next meeting takes place Tuesday, February 16 at 2 p.m. Contact Mike Jewett for more information.
ST. BART'S PRESCHOOL
Register Your Preschooler
St. Bart’s Preschool is getting ready for the 2021-2022 school year! Registration for current, alumni and church families began on Monday, January 25. Access the registration form. If you have any questions please reach out to Interim Director Sheila Martin, 858-487-2140. 
CHILDREN'S FORMATION
Sunday School
Lenten University
Sunday, February 21 - Monday, March 28
Register NOW for our upcoming Sunday School Lenten University which begins soon! Come and learn about Lent and the season leading up to Easter. Supplies will be delivered during the week of February 7 to those who registered. Click the button below to register today.
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., via Zoom - All Middle & High School Students
Youth CREW Wednesdays meets online. For meeting information, please contact Courtney McWilliams.  
Campus Status
Campus Updates
Two construction and repair items will be underway in the next few weeks on the St. Bart's campus. If you have questions, please contact Costa Dillon.

  • Courtyard Drainage Repair: The rain we had a few weeks ago revealed an unexpected drainage problem that needs repair. We discovered that an old, existing storm drain line from the patio had collapsed, causing the water to back-up and flood the patio. Portions of this drain had been scheduled for replacement as part of the phase three construction of the community center. Rather than a temporary fix, it would be more effective to install the new storm drain now. The new line will drain to rip rap on the hillside below, until the construction of the community center, when it will tie into new storm water treatment basins. The replacement effort will require removal and replacement of several concrete paving panels at the north end of the courtyard, adjacent to the sanctuary. The expected cost is $10,538. The replacement work will start Monday, February 8 and will complete by Friday, February 19.
  • Landscaping Additional Costs: As part of the phase three construction project the city required installation of replacement trees along Pomerado Road and adjacent to the chapel courtyard. The city has asked that we plant the replacement trees now. Estimated cost is $26,682 which was budgeted in the phase three plan.
St. Bart’s Blood Drive
Monday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
As the new year begins, the Red Cross asks individuals to share their good health with patients in need. Blood donations remain essential to the health of our communities. The Red Cross is testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies which helps provide insight to our donors concerning possible prior exposure to this virus. To ensure proper social distancing we are encouraging appointments only. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or use the Blood Donor App (sponsor code: StBarts) to search for available appointment times. Questions? Contact Denise Coughlin, 868.602.8042. Please come to the North Parish Hall for your appointment.
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 - 5 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.
Interfaith Critical Needs
Hygiene Items:
  • • Deodorant
  • • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • • Toothbrushes
  • • Toothpaste
  • • Soap & Shower Gel
  • • Sunscreen & Chapstick
  • • Small Package of Hand Wipes
  • • Razors
  • • Feminine Hygiene Products (Pads & Tampons)
  • • Toilet Paper
 
Winter Essential Items (New, please!)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Tarps & Tents
  • Camping Mats
  • Disposable Hooded Rain Ponchos
  • Jackets & Sweatshirts (all sizes)
  • Women’s Underwear (all sizes)
  • Men’s Underwear (all sizes)
  • Headlamp
  • Beanies & Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hand & Feet Warmers (HotHands)
 
Contact Beth Dean regarding dropping donations on the church campus or Jill Henderson for information. If you purchase these items on Amazon, please ship them directly to 550 W. Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.
News & Notices
RefugeeNet Virtual Benefit
Saturday, Feb. 27, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
RefugeeNet invites you to register today by clicking here for a live show that will include cooking and dancing lessons, African music, and life-changing testimonials that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Pre-order a reheatable meal prepared by our new Mama Africa catering project and we'll deliver it to your doorstep the night of the event! And keep your eyes out for a range of auction items in the weeks ahead. Questions? Contact the Rev. Colin Mathewson.
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 open to all Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.. For info, please email Amy Maxim.
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