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Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 3

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

  “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). We have quickly formed a strong, joyful bond. A group of pilgrims with an array of life experiences and socioeconomic backgrounds, we have discovered big hearts in each other. A heart of compassion and courage is...

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Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 2

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

God’s humanity. We take our first steps—where many pilgrims have stepped before us—on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Old City. Our first steps where the ascension of Jesus occurred. As we stand in the place where he literally rose up and disappeared before wondering...

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Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 1

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Lesson’s learned – on the road. Gratitude – coming to know Jesus in others. I found my rosary beads before I left the house. I may be months without having them with me, that is, until I travel. When I travel they are always in my pocket. Before I was gifted this Rosary, I...

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January's Haiti Mission Trip

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The St. Bart's Haiti mission team - Kelli Richardson, Heather Liggins, Geraldo Garcia, Allen Adams, and Kate McKone-Sweet - arrived in Port-au-Prince bright and early Saturday morning. They shared lunch with Fr. Noe and his wife Shirley. We then arrived traveled to Hinche in the evening. The...

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Weaving Black History Month and Spirituals

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

February’s monthly Choral Evensong service will focus on the musical tradition of African-American Spirituals, and the liturgical elements will reflect an emphasis on celebrating the heritage of Black history and its importance in our society. February is Black History Month in the United...

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ReGeneration: Try it On

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

‘Contemporary Worship’ is a loaded term, as it implies that our normal methods for worship are backward, old-fashioned, and ‘Traditional’. That may be true to an extent, as we use familiar liturgical elements such as creeds, readings, and prayers, but so much of our...

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Begin an Epiphany Tradition

Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

We come to church to pray, to worship, to learn, and to be in community. We leave church to do the work God is calling us to do – to continue breaking bread and praying as the apostles have handed down; to resist evil; to proclaim the Good News; to seek and serve Christ in all persons; and...

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Get Involved with God and our Community

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

“Welcome. No, really, it’s a blessing to meet you. Is this your first time at St. Bart’s?” My friends, first impressions are everything. St. Bart’s has developed a reputation for radical hospitality—and it depends on you to make it real and tangible. Join...

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What Happened to St. Bart's Peace Pole?

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

You may have noticed that the Peace Pole, which was in the garden outside the church offices, is missing. That Peace Pole now resides at the Temple Adat Shalom. On October 30, members of the St. Bart’s congregation participated in a vigil at Temple Adat Shalom to remember the victims of...

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Q & A with St. Bart's Feeding San Diego

Posted by Lisa Oakes on

These first few weeks of food distribution have been amazing! We've distributed over 1,500 pounds of food to our community so far and meeting the guests each week has truly been a blessing. There have been so many good suggestions and lots of questions about the program these past few weeks and...

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