Worship Schedule

Sunday

8:00 a.m. – Rite One Eucharist (Holy Communion in traditional language from the Book of Common Prayer). This is a spoken service with a sermon and some music and hymns.

10:00 a.m. – Rite Two Eucharist (Holy Communion in modern language from the Book of Common Prayer). This service has a sermon, an organ prelude and postlude, hymns and a choral anthem.

Questions?

Please call the office at 503-644-3468
or email us at welcomehome@stbartsbeaverton.org

Upcoming Events

Rebuilding Together Washington County

St. Bart’s community outreach volunteer opportunity for the month of April is on Saturday, April 26, this year. Mark your calendars, and sign up on the bulletin board outside the church office.
Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding hands-on outreach experience?? We are now looking for at least 30 volunteers, skilled and unskilled labor to make this year project go smoothly. The final selection of projects for this year has been made and Team St. Bart has been assigned a home owned by a single mother in the Beaverton Area. There will be yard work and exterior painting. Tony S. will serve as this year’s Volunteer House Captain to organize the scope of work and supervise the work day.
Rebuilding Together Washington County, affiliated with a national organization, is a leading non-profit volunteer group that, in partnership with the community, preserves and rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, those with disabilities, families with dependent children, and veterans, so that they may continue to live in their own homes – warm, safe, and independent. St Bart’s is an official house sponsor and through your Parish contributions, we donate funds each year toward this important effort.
For further information, call Tony or the Office.

Fred Meyer's Rewards

You can help St. Bartholomew’s earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
· Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Bartholomew’s at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
· You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 86303.
· Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St Bart’s earn a donation!
· You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
· If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
· For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

Wednesday Night Adult Education

April 30 – May 28
With Easter coming late this year, our Adult Education Wednesday evening program only has five sessions. Tai Chi is offered at 5pm, dinner is served at 5:45pm and classes will start at 6:30. We know this is a busy season, with so many end- of- year wrap up events, so feel free to pick and choose among the following:

The Labyrinth as Spiritual Journey - with Phyllis B. A great introduction to this ancient spiritual practice, looking at the history and origins of the labyrinth, different styles or designs, and contemporary practices of walking them. Talk and discussion on the first and third class sessions, with plenty of time for walking the second, fourth and fifth classes. The last class may visit one of several outdoor labyrinths on the West Side.

Hands On Series
o April 30: OPB video on Happiness, with John T. What makes you happy? And how does it change with age? Everyone says that money can't buy you love, but what about happiness?
o May 7: Godly Play for Adults: Playing your way through the Church year, with Father Mike and Janet R. Godly Play is a method of teaching the stories of Christianity and the language of spirituality using hands-on materials that simply beg to be touched and interacted with – great fun for more than kids!
o May 14: Understanding your way around the altar, a sacristy tour with Mother Pippa. The sacristy is a room for keeping vestments and other church furnishings, sacred vessels, and parish records. If you are not in the Altar Guild or an altar server, you may never have gotten a chance to visit – this is your chance!
o May 21 and May 28: Everything you ever wanted to know about being an Episcopalian but were afraid to ask, with Deacon Roger and Ward (two nights). Bring your questions, these men are up to the task!
And do remember, this spring will be your last chance to count on Colleen and Donna’s yummy suppers – there will be new chefs in town next fall…

ECW Workshop - Sacred Journey

May 3, 2014, 8:30 - 3
Join us for workshops exploring the theme Sacred Journeys from diverse perspectives. Our guides are artists, dancers, environmentalists, activists, pilgrims, educators, a diplomat, priests, an actress, spiritual directors, facilitators, lay ministers -- all women inspired by the Spirit to find and follow the sacred thread in their own life journey and willing to share their wisdom with you. Let the Spirit guide you to choose your path and to travel with us on a shared one-day journey to explore inner and outer landscapes that renew and refresh.
Classes include:
o Sacred Dance, the Pilgrim’s Path
o Labyrinth: Walking a Sacred path
o Quilting: Spiritual Practice for a Creative Journey
o Herstory: Companions On The Journey
o Back to the Future: Conversations with Women of the Old and New Testament
o Greening the Sacred Journey
o Sustainable Spirituality: Preparing for the unexpected on the road ahead
o Staying on the Sacred Path in the Secular Community
o Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self
o Journeying Behind the Scenes
o Coming Out as a Person of Faith
Registration Forms available on Community Events page.

Vacation Bible School!

July 14-17
The theme for 2014 Vacation Bible School is Wizards and Wonders: A Hero’s Journey with Harry Potter. VBS will run from July 14-17. Spend the week with Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts as we embark on a journey with God. Registration is now open, but is on a first come first serve basis and will be closed on July 1 or when we reach enrollment of 70 campers. SO REGISTER SOON!
During the week we will learn cool potions, the importance of friendship, community, faith and love as well as play Qudditch!
Information and Registration are available on the Children and Youth Programs Page.

Weekly Announcements

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I, no incense)
9:30 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II, with incense)
11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall

*Sunday School!
No Sunday School until April 27. Please join our annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m.

Coffee Hour
Join the festive coffee hour in the Parish Hall after the service.

Nursery Care
8:45–11:15 a.m. For ages up to five. Older children are asked to attend church with their parents.

Children’s Worship Bags
Children are very welcome in worship. Bright colored activity bags are hanging on the back of the last pew for use during service.

Overflow Parking
There is additional parking at the high school next door. Please consider parking there to leave open space for newcomers and others who might find the walk difficult.

Offering Envelopes and Pew Cards
St. Bart’s offering envelopes for cash donations are available in the pews.
Also available in the pews are pew cards that are used to relay information to the office and clergy about visitors, newcomers, member updates and name tag requests.

Youth Groups:
No meetings this week.

This Week, April 21-26, 2014

Office is Closed – Monday, April 21
The Office will be closed on Easter Monday.

EFM Class
Monday evening, 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Library.

Ladies’ Tuesday Study Group
Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m., in the Hearth Room.

Tai Chi (Prayer in Motion)
Wednesday evening, 5:00 p.m.
Saturday morning, 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall

ESL
Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rebuilding Together Washington County
Saturday
Make sure you are signed up for this event. Sheet is on the signup bulletin board outside the office.
St Bart’s is an official house sponsor and through your Parish contributions, we donate funds each year toward this important effort in addition to the know-how, energy and sweat provided during this service project.
For information and questions: call Tony S or the Office.

Next Sunday, April 27, 2014

Second Sunday in Easter
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:00 a.m Education for all ages*
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall

General Announcements

Vacation Bible School, 2014 – Register Now!!
Wizards & Wonders: A Hero’s Journey
Spend the week at Hogwarts as we embark on a journey with God; Monday, July 14—Thursday, July 17.
Registration is now open and it is first come first serve with a limited number of places. The cost is just $10 per camper (or $30 family) with scholarships available if necessary. Check out the VBS board in the Parish Hall for more information and forms. Questions? contact Lynn.

Family, Friends and Flicks,
Join us next on Saturday, May 10 at 5 p.m. for another family movie night. Movie TBD. Bring a picnic dinner as well as a blanket for the floor. Lawn chairs are welcome. Popcorn and drinks will be provided by the Family Ministry Group.

Diocesan ECW Spirituality Day
Register now for the 24th annual Diocesan ECW Spirituality Day, Saturday, May 3 at Trinity Cathedral. Registration information is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall as well as available online at www.stbartsbeaverton.org. Questions? Contact Florette or the Office.

Adult Ed Wednesdays this Spring – Short, but filled with sweet choices…
With Easter coming late this year, our Adult Education Wednesday evening program only has five sessions.

April 30: OPB video on Happiness, with John T. What makes you happy? And how does it change with age? Everyone says that money can't buy you love, but what about happiness?

May 7: Godly Play for Adults: Playing your way through the Church year, with Fr. Mike and Janet R. Godly Play is a method of teaching the stories of Christianity and the language of spirituality using hands-on materials that simply beg to be touched and interacted with – great fun for more than kids!

May 14: Understanding your way around the altar, a sacristy tour with Mother Pippa. The sacristy is a room for keeping vestments and other church furnishings, sacred vessels, and parish records. If you are not in the Altar Guild or an altar server, you may never have gotten a chance to visit – this is your chance!

May 21 and May 28: Everything you ever wanted to know about being an Episcopalian but were afraid to ask, with Deacon Roger and Ward (two nights). Bring your questions, these men are up to the task!

April 30 through May 28: The Labyrinth as Spiritual Journey with Phyllis B. A great introduction to this ancient spiritual practice, looking at the history and origins of the labyrinth, different styles or designs, and contemporary practices of walking them. Talk and discussion on the first and third class sessions, with plenty of time for walking the second, fourth and fifth classes. The last class may visit one of several outdoor labyrinths on the West Side.

And do remember, this spring will be your last chance to count on Colleen and Donna’s yummy suppers – there will be new chefs in town next fall…

Parish Campout is Scheduled!
The Parish Campout is scheduled for the weekend of August 1-3 at Silver Falls State Park. We will have the annual pot luck dinner on Saturday and a service on Sunday. We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions, please ask John J. or John L.

Meals for Members
Volunteers can provide meals to parishioners who are experiencing stressful situations such as illness, surgery, birth or death in the immediate family. If you need help with meals or want to volunteer, please contact Joann A. or the Office.

Women Who Read—open membership book group
We look forward to seeing you on the fourth Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the Hearth Room. The book for the next month's discussion is:
April 28—Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (led by Laura)

United Thank Offering (UTO) – Spring 2014
United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world. Adults and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanksgiving prayers to God and adding a few coins to their blue UTO box. In this way, we come to recognize and name our many daily blessings.
Bring in your overflowing Blue Boxes on Sunday, May 4. Or use an offering envelope and mark it UTO. Please take a new Blue Box to begin for the next thank you offering. For more information, http://www.ecusa.anglican.org/uto.

You Can Help St. Bart’s Earn Donations!!
Have you signed up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program? It’s so easy!! Just by shopping at Fred Meyer’s using your rewards card you can be fundraising for St Bart’s at the same time. Details are on the blue flyer in the Narthex.

Funeral Planning Booklets Available
It is easy to be saddened by the thought of preparations for burials and funerals. However, while we are in health, making sure that there are documented arrangements to be carried out in a time of grief is a gift to our loved ones. Pick up the Memorial Service Planning booklet. Once you have completed it, turn it into the office where we will keep it on file.