Learn about our vestry nominees and details about celebrating the Woods
Learn about our vestry nominees and details about celebrating the Woods


January 19, 2021, Epiphany
Thanks to Phyllis Xathopolous for creating the altar flowers this past Sunday. Thanks to all members of the flower guild for their faithful and weekly work behind the scenes! We have dates open in January and February for altar flower dedications. The suggested donation is $75. Please sign-up on the bulletin board in the parish hall lobby or by emailing Teresa Robinson
Holy Eucharist, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Reminders about worship: 
  • Masks are still required while inside the church building.
  • The nursery will be open from 8:15 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. for ages 0 - 3 years. 
  • At 8:30 a.m., the Holy Eucharist will be live-streamed and include a children's homily for 3 yrs - 6th grade.

Christian formation classes for all ages continue this Sunday at 10 a.m. Both Children, infants through 6th grade, and Youth, 7 - 12th grade, meet downstairs in the parish hall building. 
For Adults, Through February 27

Intro to Anglicanism with Fr. Sammy. 

Survey Anglicanism's rich history and beliefs that make us who we are as Episcopalians. This class serves as preparation for the Rite of Confirmation (learn more about confirmation >>>here) and membership at St. Bartholomew's, as well as an enjoyable refresher course for life-long Episcopalians. The class will meet in the Nave. 

Faith, Art, & Culture: Christianity Through the Lens of Art with Mimi Heldman and Nancy Cason. Reflect on spirituality through the lens of visual art by Marc Chagall, Meyer Wolfe, Caravaggio, Wassily Kandinsky, and others. The class will meet in Wallace Hall. 
Wednesday, January 26, 6 - 8 p.m. 

>>>Note: This event has been moved from tonight to next week. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause <<< Come get to know other parents, explore Catechesis of the Good Shepherd through the spaces and materials, and learn more about the philosophy and theology behind Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. All parishioners are welcome!
Sunday, January 23, 9:40 a.m. 
Sunday, January 30, 10 a.m. 

Please plan to join us on January 30 for our annual parish meeting at 10 a.m. in the nave and on Zoom. Hear reports from the treasurer, senior warden, and Fr. Sammy. We will also elect four new vestry members. Play stations will be staffed in the gym for children 4 yrs. - 6th grade from 10 - 10:50 a.m. As usual, the nursery will be open all morning for ages three and under.

This Sunday, January 23: Fr. Sammy will call the meeting to order at 9:40 a.m. in Wallace Hall and on Zoom. This part of the meeting will last no longer than 15 minutes. All formation classes will meet as planned.

Join the meeting on Zoom >>>here
Meeting ID: 815 0440 3716
Passcode: 4800

Electronic voting for those participating from home will open at 11 a.m. this Sunday, January 23, and close at 9 a.m. on Sunday, January 30. You will receive an email with a link to an electronic ballot at 11 a.m. Please contact Sally Chambers-Rhea if you cannot access the ballot or don't receive the email. If you plan to attend in person next Sunday, you will be able to vote then. 

This year we have a slate of eight nominees for the vestry. Four will be elected at the Annual Meeting through casting lots on Sunday, January 30. Thank you to these individuals for being willing to stand. May the Holy Spirit guide our elections!

Our nominees are Rachel Dyer, Kathy Edwards, Brent Ferrell, Josh Franklin, Erik Larsen, Josh Martin, Claude Presnell, and Kara Smith. Learn more about our nominees >>>here

Gifting the Woods

As is customary in the Episcopal Church and at St. Bartholomew’s, we will bless the Woods with a purse for their continued ministry in New York City. We also have plans for a gift of dedication that will remain here. Make a contribution to these gifts by Thursday, February 3 online >>>here (please select “Gift for the Wood Family”) or by mailing a check to the church office. 

Please note that these donations are not tax-deductible. As has also become tradition, the church office is collecting notes and cards for the Wood family. Drop one off at the church or bring it with you on February 6. 

Sunday, February 6 

At both the 8:30 & 11 a.m. services. Fr. Sammy will preach and celebrate as Rector for the last time. Additional prayers will be used from the Book of Occasional Services, and the wardens will present gifts on behalf of the parish. Canon Jody Howard will be with us from the Diocese of Tennessee. 

At 10 a.m., Join us for a festive reception celebrating the Woods outside. 

At 5 p.m., Come back at 5 p.m. for our annual Epiphany bonfire. Eat BBQ from the Smokin' Buttz food truck, enjoy s'mores at the firepits, and watch the Christmas trees burn. Our favorite DJ, Steve Mason, will provide music. The evening will conclude with a final blessing from Fr. Sammy as rector and send-off for the Woods around the fire. 

Thursday, February 10, 7 p.m. 

Created for younger adults but open to anyone, Theology on Tap creates space for connection, conversation, and theology in a casual atmosphere. Join us on Feb. 10 when St. B’s own Ginny Lamothe will present a Theology of Hip Hop. Ginny is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at Belmont University, specializing in seventeenth-century music, historical dance, online teaching pedagogy, vaudeville, musical theater, and sound studies. We gather at 7 p.m. for drinks on the patio, and the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 18 & Saturday, February 19

St. B’s will be hosting a weekend with internationally acclaimed author and speaker Philip Yancey. He comes to explore with us – as fellow pilgrims – what the point of this planet is and where it is headed.

Philip currently has more than seventeen million books in print and has been published in over fifty languages worldwide. His musical guest will be Buddy Greene, a Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award Winning Christian Artist. The event will take place in the Nave on Friday, February 18, 7 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, February 19, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. This is a free event that is open to the public, and no registration is necessary, but an RSVP to stbsyanceyweekend@gmail.com is greatly appreciated. Join us as Philip Yancey gives a bird’s-eye view of the plot of the Bible, which is the plot of all of history. 
mission, mercy, and justice 

Come help sort, stock, pack food boxes, and distribute them to families at The Branch of Nashville's food distribution center. This is a great opportunity to work alongside members of the Antioch community and others. Good for all ages. Sign up >>>here. For more info, email John Andrade.

January Items: Toothpaste & toothbrushes, canned meats, cereal, and PBJ. Please leave collections for St. Luke's food pantry in the cabinet beside the doors to the gym. 


View this week's parish prayer list >>>here. If you would like to add a name to the parish prayer list, please email Fr. Sammy. Also, if you have a prayer request for our intercessory prayer team, please email prayer@stbs.net
Exploring Catechesis of Good Shepherd, Wed, Jan. 26, 6 p.m.
Digital Voting Opens, Sun, Jan. 23, 10 a.m.
Annual Parish Meeting, Sun, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. 
Youth Game Night, Sun, Jan. 30, 
Wood Family Celebration, Sun, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.
Epiphany Bonfire & BBQ, Sun, Feb. 6, 5 p.m.
Theology on Tap with Ginny Lamothe, Thurs, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. 
Serve at The Branch, Sat, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. 
Youth Rock Climbing, Sat, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. 
Philip Yancey Lecture, Feb. 18 - 19

Find our regularly occurring events including our weekday worship schedule on our website >>>here. 
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