Continuing a tradition begun several years ago, the parish will once again offer the service known as the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed on Sunday, November 9 at the 10 a.m. service.
Musically, the service will take the form of a requiem Eucharist for the departed. The word “requiem” is a Latin word, coming from the opening words of the Latin Introit meaning: “Rest eternal grant them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.” At this service, the opening introit and Kyrie (Lord have mercy), Pie Jesu (Blessed Jesus, grant them rest), Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy), and Lux Aeterna (Eternal light) will be sung by the choir to the music of John Rutter’s Requiem. The choir will be accompanied by instrumentalists, using Rutter’s original instrumentation.
Additionally, a Table of Remembrance will be set up, and we will read an extended necrology, with parishioners being invited to submit names for remembrance during this portion of the service.
60th Anniversary Celebration
On Sunday, November 14, 1954 the congregation of St. Bartholomew’s celebrated their first Eucharist together at the Odd Fellows’ Hall. There were 85 people in attendance, including a choir. So that means that on Sunday, November 16, 2014 we’ll celebrate 60 years as a parish. To mark the occasion we’ll have a celebratory coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service. You should bring yourself, your family, your friends and baked goods (if you’d like). Let’s join together and wish St. Bart’s a very Happy 60th Birthday!!!
The Right Reverend Michael Hanley, tenth bishop of Oregon, will visit St. Bart’s on November 16. Fortuitously, that Sunday is also the 60th Anniversary of the first service of the St. Bartholomew’s congregation. With the bishop’s visit comes the opportunity for baptisms, confirmations, receptions (to the Episcopal Church) and reaffirmations. As it coincides with our 60th Anniversary we’ll be sure to have food, fellowship and all kinds of fun. Don’t miss it!
Our joint Thanksgiving Eucharist is at St. Barnabas in Portland this year (2201 SW Vermont St, Portland) on Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate the many blessings in our lives.