THE ST. B'S WEEKLY
CONNECTING WHO WE ARE
TO WHAT WE DO
Nov. 23, 2022
Thank you to all the artisans who shared their gifts with us through the Art & Craft Fair on Sunday. We are blessed to have so many talented members!
First Sunday in Advent
Holy Eucharist, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
This Sunday, join us for Holy Eucharist at either 8:30 or 11 a.m.Faith and Order. 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.
Advent means “coming” in Latin. In Greek, it is translated from parousia, commonly used in reference to the Second Coming of the Messiah. It is a season of preparation and expectation as well as the beginning of the church year (so happy new year!). The colors change to purple and only greenery adorns the altar. The beginning of each service includes the lighting of the Advent wreath.
FELLOWSHIP & ADVENT FUN
Join us at 10 a.m. for coffee, donuts, crafts for the children, and Advent wreath making! Even if you didn’t order an advent wreath, come and fellowship. If you need to pick up your kit later in the day, please email Sally. Regular formation classes for all ages will return Dec. 4.
COMPLINE RETURNS THIS SUNDAY
Close the day together and cultivate peace this Advent by praying with others! The ancient service of Compline or Night Prayer found in the Book of Common Prayer is the last service of the day and an Advent tradition at St. B’s. The service lasts about 10 minutes and will be led on Facebook at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. You don't need an account to participate. If you don't have a Book of Common Prayer, pick up a Compline booklet in the narthex or find the service at bcponline.org (it's part of The Daily Office.)
Night prayer not your thing? Try our Morning prayer
this Advent on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15 a.m. on Zoom >>>here
TALENT CALL! FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
A St. B's holiday favorite returns! The 2022 Family Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Are you interested in performing this year? We'd love to hear from all within our community with talents to share — musicians, poets, dancers, actors, etc. If you have an idea, please let us know. Contact David Madeira at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to submit proposals. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 1.
ADVENT QUIET MORNING
Saturday, Dec. 3 | Hope is Born in the Darkness with Alicia Lewis, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Join us at the beginning of Advent for reflection, prayer, stillness, and quiet for our annual Quiet Morning. The morning will include space for individual prayer and reflections from St. B’s Alicia Lewis, a catechist and therapist. She will lead us through three of the Old Testament prophecies that brought hope into darkness and can stir hope in us as we wait for the coming of Christ. Bring a journal, Bible, or anything else that helps you pray. To help us prepare, please reserve your spot by emailing Sally at email@example.com.
ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS
An iconic tradition of the Advent season, join the choir and musicians of St. B’s on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. for this beautiful and hopeful service. Dating back to 19th-century England, the service tells the story from creation to the birth of Jesus through scripture, choral music, and the singing of carols. Lessons will be read by representatives of St. B’s mission partners. All ages welcome. Childcare is available for children 4 yrs and under with RSVP by Nov. 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Please join us at Kathy Edwards' home (1110 Stonewall Drive, Nashville, TN, 37220) on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6–8 p.m. to enjoy festive food and drink, and sing Christmas carols around the piano! Bring an appetizer or drink to share OR a Room In the Inn donation of new men's t-shirts, socks, or underwear in any size. Women are encouraged to meet at the St. B's parking lot to carpool for ease of parking in her neighborhood. Questions? Contact Wendy at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who made a Promise of Support for 2023 over the last month! If you haven’t, you can still drop your card off at the office or >>>here
. Learn more on our website >>>here
The church office closes for Thanksgiving at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and remains closed Thursday and Friday.
Each Sunday, there are 2 paid workers in the Nursery
, and we are looking for 1-2 more loving friends to join our team. The commitment is one Sunday morning about every 5 weeks for 4 hours and special events as able. Please email Emily Newton as firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
S'more Community (or just The Bonfire) has started back up! Join us on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; we are well stocked with marshmallows, graham crackers and Hersheys — just bring yourself, firewood if you have any to contribute, and your favorite beverage!
The Facilities Committee is looking for experienced parishioners to advise on subjects such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, structures, construction, landscaping, paving, property management, maintenance, operations, etc. We are also looking for individuals who might be willing to serve on the Facilities Committee.
Contact Bill Bowlby at email@example.com
with your interests and skill.
St. Luke's Food Pantry November Items: Soup & Crackers, Canned Beans, Baby Food & Formula, Toiletries & Feminine Products. 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.
A new South Sudanese family is need of a used vehicle. Email Rev. Serena
if you have any leads.
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 pray with the Rector Search Committee for those interviewing for the rector position as well as for wisdom and discernment for those conducting interviews.
Advent Wreath Making, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.
Advent Quiet Morning, Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m–12:30 p.m.
Advent Lessons & Carols, Dec. 4, 5 p.m.
Women's Christmas Party, Dec. 13, 6–8 p.m.
Christmas Pageant, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.
Family Christmas Concert, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Services, Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist, Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Jan. 1, 9:30 a.m.
Epiphany Celebration, Jan. 8, 5 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday: Morning Prayer on zoom, 6:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers in the Nave, 12:15 p.m.
Sunday: Holy Eucharist in the Nave, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville TN 37215
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