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Powerful Connections Made

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

This afternoon Father Mark, and a relatively new member, Jenny, were in our upper parking lot collecting masks to send up to a hospital where Jenny's sister is a doctor in Los Angeles. Apparently the hospital's stock of masks was stolen. Hundreds of new, clean masks were donated. First off...

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Getting Places (or not)

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

This is the third posting on my adventures after foot surgery. Every week or so a new learning. Yesterday I had to take my mother to the doctor. Nothing dire, just a check-up. She is 90 years old, cannot see, and uses a walker. Skip would have normally taken her but he chipped a tooth and had...

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Vulnerability and the Places It Takes Us

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

My second posting after my surgery. First, I realize what I post is based on a temporary condition. I had surgery and in about four weeks, I should be able to wear shoes on both feet. So I am blessed to know this is temporary.  And regardless I have become aware of the vulnerability of...

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We Need Each Other

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

It has been almost two weeks since my surgery. All went well and I plan to return, in a limited fashion back, to St. Bartholomew's Poway this week. However, I have had some significant learnings - things I “knew” but didn’t fully appreciate before now. A...

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Change is the Only Constant

Posted by Patricia Johnson on

St Bartholomew’s has been through many changes in the last 60 years. As we look to the future, I would like to share some of those changes I’ve witnessed and experienced. My first Sunday at St Bartholomew’s was Easter Sunday, April 1969. I walked into the Parish Hall with my...

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The Lenten Journey

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

Lent . . . I can think of no other church season that inspires such mixed responses. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, it is the time of preparation for Easter, in which the faithful are called to a period of repentance, humility, and engaging our mortality. A nifty little...

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Catch The Dream

Posted by Dr. Gary Nicolosi on

Of all the churches that I have served, St. Bart’s has a special place in my heart, not only because of all that we have done together but for the dear people who have been (and are) members of this church. It was a privilege for me to be your priest, and it’s good to be with you...

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Tags: church, dream, episcopal

The “Ideal” Family, A Holy Family

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

A few weeks before Christmas, I was overwhelmed by the functional ministry of our church. This led me to work extra hours, sleep poorly, and be a little grumpy. I cried out to God, Help me. Immediately I recalled an image of the holy family by artist Janet McKenzie. I went into my office and...

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An Advent Message

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Well, Advent is here once again. It’s that time of year when COSTCO has been stocking Christmas trees since late September, when Christmas carols play 24-7 on certain radio stations, and when shopping ramps up to a frenetic pace. And people in church clamor for Christmas carols during...

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Christmas Carols: Why They Are Our Favorite

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

“O Come, All Ye Faithful.” “Joy to the World”. “What Child is This?” “Once in Royal David’s City.” “Silent Night.” And the list goes on. Have you ever wondered why we feel such an emotional connection to Christmas carols compared...

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