THE ST. B'S WEEKLY
CONNECTING WHO WE ARE
TO WHAT WE DO
February 8, 2023
Many thanks to volunteers from the youth group who ran play stations in the gym and helped provide childcare during the annual meeting. We appreciate you!
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
This Sunday, join us for Holy Eucharist at either 8:30 or 11 a.m. There will be two baptisms at the 11 a.m. service. After communion at each service, the prayer desk will be open in the alcove near the altar rail. The 8:30 service will be live-streamed and available on-demand later. 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.
At 10 a.m. Christian formation is offered for all ages, including children and youth. There are two classes offered for adults:
Fundamentals of Faithful Finance – This class seeks to help you frame your financial life in light of your faith and the stewardship of God’s abundance. Over six weeks, we will cover budgeting, debt, retirement savings, insurance, paying for college, wealth, generosity and other topics of interest to the group. Led by Joshua Andrews in the gym classroom.
We Believe – I Believe: Thorny Theological Issues – This class will delve into theological issues and offer a range of perspectives for you to consider, discuss, and pray on. The questions at hand include the nature of God, the saving power of Jesus, and the Trinity, not to tell you what is right or wrong but to help you ask better questions. Led by Rev. Serena in Wallace Hall. Want to review past material? The slides for each week are posted here.
THEOLOGY ON TAP — TOMORROW, FEB. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Stop!… In the Name of Love with Morgan Wills
Theology on Tap returns TOMORROW, February 9 from 6:30–8:30 p.m with our own Morgan Wills discussing a theology of rest. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a widespread re-assessment of work in America, with many of us rethinking our approach to work and lifestyle choices. And yet we may wonder: how do we do so faithfully in the modern world? Is there a practical resource or biblical lens to guide us?
Come enjoy a drink and discussion around the idea of rest entitled Stop!… In the Name of Love: Receiving and Weaving the Gift of Sabbath into our Lives. An internal medicine physician and the CEO of Siloam Health, a faith-based nonprofit ministry to the medically underserved, Morgan Wills enjoys both work and naps—and found support for both while pursuing a Master's in Marketplace Theology from Regent College, Vancouver.
WOMEN'S GATHERING — TUES., FEB. 21, 6 P.M.
Please join the women of St. B’s for a casual social gathering in the parish hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bring an appetizer, dessert, or bottle of wine (or beverage of your choice) to share—Mardi Gras theme optional! Questions? Contact Deen Logan, Elaine Pearson, or Wendy Baldwin. If you'd like, bring travel-size toiletries (i.e., soap/body wash, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and/or disposable razors) to benefit our ministry partner, Shower Up. They also have a need for new packages of ladies’ underwear—Sizes M, L, and/or XL.
LENT IS ALMOST HERE
Lent, the 40-day preparatory season of prayer and fasting, begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. All services that day will include the imposition of ashes at 7:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 7 p.m. The two daytime services will be spoken. The 7 p.m. service will be live-streamed and include choir, children’s homily, and nursery for 4 yrs. and under. RSVP to email@example.com by Sunday, February 19.
The Shape of Lent Guide will be available for pick up on Sunday, February 19.
The Lent Quiet Morning will be held on Saturday, February 25, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. St. B’s Kendra Allen, a spiritual director and therapist, will lead our Lent Quiet Morning. She will offer three spoken meditations on the journey of Lent, followed by time for individual prayer and reflection. Bring a journal, Bible, and anything else that helps you pray. To help us prepare, please let us know if you are coming by Ash Wednesday, February 22. Email Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songs for Lent: The Psalms of Ascent led by Pat Bowlby & Shannon Truss begins Sunday, February 26, at 10 a.m. and is based on Eugene Peterson’s book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. Join us for our Lenten study.
Come help sort, stock, pack food boxes and distribute them to families in The Branch's food distribution center this Saturday, February 11, from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This is a great experience to work alongside members of the Antioch community and suitable for all ages. Great for anyone with a little Spanish. Learn more about the Branch here and sign up to volunteer here.
Andrew Kintz was elected Sr Warden, and Rachel Dyer, Jr Warden at the vestry meeting last Sunday evening. David West, Jr. and Jim Pichert were re-elected as treasurer and secretary, officers of the vestry. Thank you for serving.
join parishioners from St. Bartholomew's & St. George's on a prayerful pilgrimage Friday, April 28Saturday, April 29 to learn and grow in our understanding of the complexity and importance of racial reconciliation. This will include visits to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, with time for reflection and fellowship at historic St. John's Episcopal Church. Two meetings before the trip will be held at St. George's to prepare our hearts and minds for the pilgrimage.Pilgrimage to Montgomery:–overnight charter bus email@example.com
Check out the Lost and Found table in the gym this Sunday! Coats, umbrellas, water bottles, and more.
The diocesan Beloved Community: Commission for Racial Reconciliation and Christ Church Cathedral invite you to the annual worship service and reception in celebration of Absalom Jones Feast Day on Sunday, February 19 at 6 p.m. Bishop John Bauerschmidt will celebrate, the Rev Dr. Deborah Jackson will preach, and The Concert Choir of St. Paul's Church, Franklin, and The Student Choir of Episcopal School of Nashville will sing. The offering is designated for the two historically black Episcopal universities: St. Augustine's, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees in Denmark, South Carolina. To date, over $6,000 has been raised for the colleges from this service.
S'more Community (or just The Bonfire) has returned! Join us on Mondays from 6:30–8:30; we are well stocked with marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hersheys—bring yourself, firewood if you have any to contribute, and your favorite beverage! Email Susan Houston for more info.
St. Luke's Food Pantry February Items: canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice, macaroni, soup, and crackers. Please leave collections for St. Luke's food pantry in the cabinet beside the doors to the gym.
Congratulations to Suzanne Dinwiddie for receiving the DVIDB Exemplary Advocate Award that recognizes exemplary leadership and commitment to the field of education and rehabilitation of students with visual impairments and deafblindness. Suzanne we give thanks to God for the work you do!
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.
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)
Please continue to pray for the Rector Search. Pray for those interviewing for the position as well as for wisdom and discernment for those conducting interviews.
Theology on Tap, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Absalom Jones Feast Day, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at Christ Cathedral
Women's Gathering, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 7 p.m. services.
Lent Quiet Morning, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers in the Nave, 12:15 p.m.
Sunday: Holy Eucharist in the Nave, 8:30 & 11 a.m.
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