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Our Changing World

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend about our changing world. Yes, times are changing. Remember the Bob Dylan anti-establishment Song from the 60’s - The Times They are a Changing. The sixties, after all, was a decade when we first heard the expression, “Never trust...

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General Convention Recap

Posted by Polly Getz-Enos on

For the first two weeks of July, it was my privilege to serve as one of the Deputies elected at Diocesan Convention to represent the Diocese of San Diego at our General Convention. This is the first of two articles about some of the matters we discussed and the actions we took on behalf of the...

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Wouldn't Agape be a wonderful name for a Church?

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Every fall we gather as a community in small groups to share a meal, get to know one another and share what St. Bart's means to us. Be sure to participate in one of these Agape meals. RSVP today! Wouldn’t Agape be a wonderful name for a church? In using it, we would be using a word which...

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Song for Oregon - Royal School of Church Music Experience

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Posted by Martin W. Greenwood on

Martin and Scarlett stepped outside of their comfort zone but had an unforgettable experience at the Royal School of Church Music camp this summer. Here's Martin's experience. It was a relief when the tenth person I met told me he was a 737 pilot. All others were Directors of Music and...

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Campus Redevelopment Update September

Posted by Judy Macemon on

St. Bart’s Campus Redevelopment is underway to transform our campus to serve the Episcopal Church of the 21st century. The design adds improved campus access with additional handicapped parking spaces and ground level access with a large elevator, covered stairs and ramp options. The new...

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Another Lesson Learned From My Mother

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

“When Christ Calls a Man, He Bids Him Come and Die”Dietrich Bonhoeffer With my first respite of the summer complete, I am most grateful for having the time to be with my family, extended family and to unplug from my daily responsibilities, duties, and burdens. I learned decades ago...

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How Do We Proclaim the Gospel in Today's World

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

I am often amazed when I hear that the Church, including the Episcopal Church, is in decline. Amazed, because here at St. Bart's we are growing. So, what is it that we are doing right and, well, others not so right. One of the greatest challenges the Church faces today is ministering in a...

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My Campaign Journey

Posted by Marion Froelich on

Our capital campaign is about building relationships and community. This is the story of one of the campaign volunteers.When Father Mark asked if I would help with the Capital Campaign, I told him I wanted to be an instrument of God. Sound naïve or overly romantic? Then Marina invited me...

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Summer Children's Chapel

Posted by Alex Howard on

Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. ~Fred Rogers Wise words from everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers. Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian Minister and one-man crusade to send a message of respect and caring to children. An enduring American...

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It's Time for Episcopalians to get CRAZY!

Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

Before you say it, I know very well that Episcopalians are not known for being crazy. In fact, if anything, our reputation is for being orderly - if not a little TOO orderly. Our worship is tightly scripted. We have notes in the margins telling us when to sit, stand, kneel and cross ourself. We...

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