St. Bartholomew’s is a growing Episcopal Church that respects, honors, and accommodates all people. Laity and clergy grow spiritually by reaching out to others, extending community, worshiping, and celebrating life in Christ together. »»
There are plenty of musical opportunities at St. Bart’s. Our Adult Choir has an average of 16-20 members singing about three Sundays a month, with a small “folk mass” instrumental and vocal ensemble once a month. The 11-member Bell Choir plays about every six weeks. »»
There are always exciting offerings available for our teenage parishioners. Our group meets on Sunday evenings for a mix of discussion and planning. They go on ski trips, host parties, attend diocesan youth events, and participate in the Westside Episcopal Youth group. »»
Wednesday evenings, April 10 - May 22
It’s time for a bright new series of classes and opportunities for springtime growth. Here is the garden of choices from which you may pick at will!
• Kerygma study of the Psalms, with Ward and Caroline
• Christian History
o April 10 - History of St. Bart’s with Roger’s video
o April 17 - The Apostle Paul, with Father Mike
o April 24 - Christianity Century by Century: a time line, with Mother Pippa
o May 1 - Time line, part 2
o May 8 - Time line, part 3
o May 15 - Cathedrals (Great Courses video) - with Anne and Mary Ellen
o May 22 - Cathedrals, part 2
• Knitting for Joy - with Patty
Sunday, June 2 at the 10:00 a.m. Service
The combined choirs of St. Bart’s and St. John the Baptist are joining forces to perform Mozart’s Mass in C Major, the “Coronation Mass,” at services at both parish churches. The various movements of the mass will be sung in their appropriate places within the service. A twelve-piece orchestra will accompany the mass. Soloists will come from the two choirs.
The mass was composed in 1779 and was probably first performed at the cathedral in Salzburg on Easter Sunday of that year. Following the dictates of the archbishop of Salzburg, the movements of the mass are laid out concisely, avoiding the long, florid passages typical of Italian masses. (The archbishop insisted that the entire service take only 45 minutes.)
The mass contains the typical five sections of most choral masses: Kyrie (“Lord, have mercy”), Gloria (“Glory to God in the highest”), Credo (The Nicene Creed), Sanctus/Benedictus (“Holy, holy, holy”), and Agnus Dei (“O Lamb of God”). It is scored for violins, cello, bass, oboes, trumpets, horns, and tympani.
Sunday, June 30 at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services
Wear a favorite t-shirt on Sunday and come prepared to share the story behind it. Learn a bit more about other members of the congregation as you maybe share something no one knew about you.
The 2013 Vacation Bible School will be Monday-Thursday July 15-18 from 9:00 to 11:30am at St. Bart’s. Our theme this year is The Lorax: Learning to care for and love God’s creation. Children from preschool to grade 5 are welcome to participate. Those grade 6 and up are welcome to participate as Vacation Bible School Leaders. Children do not have to belong to a church to attend Vacation Bible School – everyone is welcome to attend at no charge.
St. Bart’s annual campout for 2013 will be August 2-4. There are scavenger hunts, walks on the beach, campfire songs and a lot of camaraderie. There is a Eucharist at the campout.
Sunday, August 25 after the 10:00 a.m. service
Our annual picnic to celebrate St. Bartholomew will be August 25 after the 10 a.m. service. Bring a dish to share as summer comes to an end and we look towards the start of the fall.