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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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A Festival of Carols: A Celebration of our Music Ministry

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

When I was in “design mode” for my first year of Director of Music, I knew I wanted to establish a framework for events to further amplify our Sunday liturgies, to reach a broader community and offer ‘against-the-grain’ ideas that perhaps wouldn’t work in a...

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Advent: A Time for Discernment

Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

“And the angel came to Mary and said, ‘Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.” Luke 1:28-29 Patience, waiting, stillness. We often experience Advent as a time to remind...

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How do we Appreciate Music in Church?

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

When we hear our favorite hymns, songs, anthems, motets, postludes, and other musical offerings in church, we are often so moved with emotion that we instinctively want to show our appreciation—through our hearts, voices, and bodies. Often this will manifest in a resounding...

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How to Pray with Your Children

Posted by Alex Howard on

The fundamentals of prayer center around “thank you” and often, “help.” Prayer is an opportunity to thank God for the grace bestowed upon us. Prayers of gratitude bring to the forefront of our consciousness all that we have. And how abundant the love of Jesus Christ is...

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20 Years and Still Stitching Along

Posted by Bev Tansey on

Happy Anniversary Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry! This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the St. Bartholomew’s Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry, and we want to celebrate with you! Join us at all services November 3-4, where each attendee will leave with proof that you can touch...

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