THE ST. B'S WEEKLY
CONNECTING WHO WE ARE
TO WHAT WE DO
Sept. 21, 2022
Our youth got to explore the world of making and tasting candy at Goo Goo Cluster’s downtown shop last Sunday! They learned about their candy making process, taste tested different kinds of chocolate, and made their own Goo Goo Cluster.
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Holy Eucharist, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
This Sunday, join us for Holy Eucharist at either 8:30 or 11 a.m. Greg Voiles, postulant for Holy Orders, will provide our homily. After communion at each service, the prayer desk will be open in the alcove near the altar rail for anyone who would like to be prayed for. The 8:30 service will be live-streamed and available on-demand later in the morning. Masks are optional and KN95 masks are available for anyone who would like to wear one.
For Families: The nursery will open at 8:15 a.m. for ages 0–3 years, and the 8:30 service will include a children's homily for 3 yrs–6th grade.
Every year Episcopalians are invited to join churches around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation from September 1 until St. Francis Day on October 4. It is a time for people of faith to renew their relationship with God and all creation through celebration, prayer, and action. You’ll notice that we have added this to the Prayers of the People on Sunday. Learn more >>>here.
In between the services at 10 a.m. formation is offered for all ages. There are two classes for adults (Simon Peter – Flawed and Faithful Disciple & St. B's 101) as well as offerings tailored to children and youth.
THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS & A LITURGY FOR CREATION
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with us on Sunday, October 2, 4 p.m. in the St. B’s Garden. This year we are expanding our annual Animal Blessing to include prayers and praise for all of creation. All creatures welcome as well as those who simply enjoy the beauty of the earth. This is a great opportunity to bring a neighbor or friend.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
ToT is back for another season and first up is our own Chris Hornsby leading a conversation on Jesus, Creation, & Justice! The topic of creation and nature and how do we care for it has been buzzing for a while now. What are we as Christians supposed to think about these things? What does following Jesus mean regarding our view of the outside world? Join us on Thursday, October 6, in the St. B’s garden for beverages and theological reflection about Jesus, nature, and the environment. Chris will offer meditations on Scripture, lead an educational walk through our grounds, and discuss ways that environmental stewardship ties into justice.
Chris Hornsby is the Field Operations Supervisor at the Cumberland River Compact and works with programming related to establishing an urban canopy and other green infrastructure installations. For questions about Theology on Tap, email Matt Chambers-Rhea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUSTICE MINISTRY DISCUSSION
St. B's Justice Ministry will host a video and group discussion this Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Wallace Hall featuring Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery. Mr. Stevenson asks us, "What does it require of us to 'do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God'? What can we do to change the world?"
LINKING ARMS PARENT FORUM
Don’t forget to RSVP for our Linking Arms Parent Forum with Amy Jacobs, M.MFT from Daystar Counseling in Wallace Hall on Thurs, Sept. 29. Appetizers begin at 6 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m. when we’ll be exploring ways to guide and support our children in making true, fulfilling friendships. Learn more here and RSVP here.
Serve at The Branch on Saturday, October 8 at a new time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Help us organize and box up food! Learn more about the Branch here and sign up to serve here.
St. B’s Art & Craft Fair is returning on Sunday, November 20 during the 10 a.m. Formation Hour. Reserve your table now by emailing Allison at email@example.com.
Morning Prayer returns on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 26. Grab your Book of Common Prayer and start your day praying with Chris Hornsby and others on Zoom at 6:15 a.m. Zoom link >>>here. Passcode:4800
Become an Usher Another easy way to serve St. B’s is by being an usher for either the 8:30 or 11 service. Ushers arrive 20 minutes before the service, and among other things assist with welcoming parishioners, passing out bulletins, bringing forth the offering, and dismissing pews for communion. We’d like to recruit at least two ushers for each service. Start as a sub and learn the job, and join the regular rotation in December. Please contact Bill Bowlby at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sign up.
Congratulations to Claude Pressnell, President of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, who received an honorary doctorate from Sewanee. He was also the university’s fall convocation speaker.
St. Luke's Food Pantry September Items: Canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, jelly and kleenex. St. Luke's is also always in need of diapers and wipes. Please leave collections for St. Luke's food pantry in the cabinet beside the doors to the gym.
Over the next several weeks, we'll be highlighting some of the ways St. B's has impacted the lives of people in our church family, including Jill Altom who shared her story.
Our family joined St. Bs on Pentecost of 2021, after 17 years of working in churches in youth ministry and weary from years of service. We were eager to be parishioners again and were taken aback by God's generosity towards us as we worshiped, prayed, and rested on Sunday mornings. Read more of Jill's story >>>here.
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
Our parish profile is available here or you can pick up a hard copy from the church. The job listing is now posted as well! All members and friends of St. B’s are encouraged to submit nominations of eligible candidates by October 14. Nominations may be submitted in the following ways: via online submission here or by emailing the Rev. Canon Jody Howard at email@example.com.
PRAYER FOR THE RECTOR SEARCH
Almighty God, giver of every good gift; look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for St. Bartholomew’s that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, p. 818)
If you have a prayer request or would like to add a name to the prayers, please email Butch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receive prayer on Sundays after communion at the prayer desk in the alcove nearest the lectern or on Wednesdays after 12:15 p.m. the Holy Eucharist.
Justice Ministry Discussion, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Linking Arms Parenting Forum, Sept. 29, 6 p.m.
Animal Blessing, Oct. 2, 4 p.m.
Theology on Tap, Oct. 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Find our regularly occurring events, including our weekday worship schedule on our website >>> here.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville TN 37215
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