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Change is the Only Constant

Posted by Patricia Johnson on

St Bartholomew’s has been through many changes in the last 60 years. As we look to the future, I would like to share some of those changes I’ve witnessed and experienced. My first Sunday at St Bartholomew’s was Easter Sunday, April 1969. I walked into the Parish Hall with my...

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The Lenten Journey

Posted by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas on

Lent . . . I can think of no other church season that inspires such mixed responses. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, it is the time of preparation for Easter, in which the faithful are called to a period of repentance, humility, and engaging our mortality. A nifty little...

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Catch The Dream

Posted by Dr. Gary Nicolosi on

Of all the churches that I have served, St. Bart’s has a special place in my heart, not only because of all that we have done together but for the dear people who have been (and are) members of this church. It was a privilege for me to be your priest, and it’s good to be with you...

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Tags: church, dream, episcopal

The “Ideal” Family, A Holy Family

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

A few weeks before Christmas, I was overwhelmed by the functional ministry of our church. This led me to work extra hours, sleep poorly, and be a little grumpy. I cried out to God, Help me. Immediately I recalled an image of the holy family by artist Janet McKenzie. I went into my office and...

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An Advent Message

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Well, Advent is here once again. It’s that time of year when COSTCO has been stocking Christmas trees since late September, when Christmas carols play 24-7 on certain radio stations, and when shopping ramps up to a frenetic pace. And people in church clamor for Christmas carols during...

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Christmas Carols: Why They Are Our Favorite

Posted by John-Luke Addison on

“O Come, All Ye Faithful.” “Joy to the World”. “What Child is This?” “Once in Royal David’s City.” “Silent Night.” And the list goes on. Have you ever wondered why we feel such an emotional connection to Christmas carols compared...

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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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