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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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Making Time for Faith at Home

Posted by Alex Howard on

You are my God—I will give thanks to you!You are my God—I will lift you up high! Give thanks to the LORD because he is good because his faithful love lasts forever.Psalm 118:28-29 It’s the busy season. The time of year where school has kicked us into high gear and Costco...

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Give Your Time to Feeding San Diego

Posted by Lisa Oakes on

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.Matthew 25:35 As we, at St. Bart’s, continue to live into our commitment to serve our congregation and the community around us, we have partnered with Feeding San Diego to...

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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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