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Advent Meditation 2019

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

For those of us involved in the church or God thing, the four Sundays prior to Christmas mark the season of Advent. Considered to be the beginning of the church year, it is a time of preparation for Jesus to enter our lives: heart, body, mind, and soul. We are to move a bit slower, think deeply...

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December and Christmas Music

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

Believe it or not, we are approaching the season of Advent, and the St. Bart’s Music Ministry is eagerly starting to prepare all of the beautiful music programming that will be part of the season. First, the Greater San Diego Music Coterie will present a Messiah Sing-Along on December 1...

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Grace-Healed Eyes

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Dear Friends, I hope this newsletter finds you and those you love and pray for in good health and spirits. Over the past few weeks, we have heard testimonies of people’s love for St. Bart’s and their yearning to know a God who loves them and their families. Were you not inspired by...

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Thrift Shop Announcement

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

It is with both sadness and joy that we announce the closing of the St. Bartholomew’s Thrift Shop at the end of February 2020. Since we were informed that leases in the shopping center would not be renewed, our thrift shop team, including Sumner Rollings, Liz Angus, Carla Morrisey, and...

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Honoring Our Faith and Building for the Future

Posted by Judy Macemon on

The promise of our campus redevelopment campaign becomes reality with the completion of Phase 1 this summer. Over 70 people celebrated the first Celtic Eucharist service in our new Chapel at 5 p.m. on September 7, and St. Bart’s Preschoolers started visiting the Chapel on Wednesday and...

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Love Generously

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Dear Friends, I hope this newsletter finds you and those you pray for in good health and spirits. I want to invite you to give thanks to God when you wake up and before bedtime, each and every day. And see how your heart, mind, and life are changed. We know that the source of all love is God...

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Home

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

As you may know, I have just returned from my sabbatical/clergy renewal time. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to let go, invest in my family, discover our ancestral roots, and immerse ourselves in cultural exchange—it was the experience of a lifetime. I’ll be sharing...

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A Journey From Life to Death to Resurrection

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Today I walked by Milldam Nursery School in Concord, Massachusetts, where there is a small strip of grass that runs under the windows and along the foundation of the classrooms. As a child, after school on Tuesdays, which was a half day for me, I walked to Milldam, where my mom worked. You would...

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30 Hour Famine Experiences

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Every year St. Bartholomew's youth (grades 6-12) participate in 30-Hour Famine. They forgo eating as many who are living in hunger do. The youth learn about hunger, but also participate in fun activities during the weekend. This year's 30 Hour Famine Retreat took places March 23 and 24. Before...

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The Crucifixion: A Choral Masterwork for Lent

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

On April 7, at 4 p.m., the St. Bart’s Music Ministry will present a large-scale dramatic work, The Crucifixion, by British composer John Stainer (1840-1901). In collaboration with the Parish Choir, the String Ensemble will accompany the work, with added musicians from our parish and the...

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