THE ST. B'S WEEKLY

CONNECTING WHO WE ARE TO WHAT WE DO
May 11, 2022, Eastertide
Our 4th-6th graders are amazing. Last Sunday, they held their first-ever “Love and Serve Fair.” After weeks of research, they began a conversation with adults in our parish about how to love and serve our neighbors. They even baked treats and raised close to $300 for our St. B’s ministry partners. Our kids want to continue to pray and act for those experiencing food insecurity, issues related to homelessness, and those who are new to this country. Please pray for our kids and start a conversation with them- you’ll be glad you did!!
THIS SUNDAY
EASTER V, MAY 15
Holy Eucharist, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 

Easter continues this Sunday! Worship through Holy Eucharist at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The 8:30 service will be live-streamed and available on-demand later in the morning. Masks are optional at both services. 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.
ADULT FORMATION AT 10 AM

  • Praying Together (The Gym): Practice resurrection this Eastertide by listening and looking for the risen Christ through traditional contemplative exercises. This week: Shannon Truss leads us in the practice of using Lectio Divina on poetry and prose. 

  • Becoming Beloved Community (Wallace Hall): Hear community leaders and advocates share stories about their work and how they discerned a call to stand up for those experiencing systemic injustice. This week: Mike Hodge, lead organizer for NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action & Hope).

Read the full class descriptions >>>here.  
UPCOMING
PARISH WORKDAY
Saturday, May 14
8:30 a.m. - Noon

Our Parish Workday is this Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. - Noon. Projects include painting inside and outside, landscape tasks, electrical work, handyman repairs, and general clean-up. Come when you can - stay as long as you are able! Let us know if you are coming by emailing Teresa to sign-up!
S'MORE COMMUNITY 
Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.

The last S'more Community until fall is next Monday, May 16! You can bring chairs, marshmallows for toasting, takeout dinner, beverages, or stand around and talk. All ages are welcome! Please email Susan to join in the s'more fun! 
THEOLOGY ON TAP RETURNS
Thursday, May 19, 7 - 9 p.m. 

Join us next week when St. B’s own Ginny Lamothe will present a Theology of Hip Hop. This discussion will speak to both the historical and theological commonalities of Hip Hop to Confessions of the Church's "OG," St. Augustine of Hippo. Learn more >>>here or email Matt Chambers-Rhea for more information. 
WE WANT TO KNOW YOUR STORY!
Parish Survey Opens May 22

As we prepare to call a new rector to St. B’s, we need a clear portrait of who we are and where we are headed. Starting on May 22, you can be a part of creating this larger picture by filling out a survey that will help us understand the range of views and ministries. Your input is essential.  Because we are a vibrant and growing church, we want to accurately depict areas of vitality and places for growth. 

If you receive emails from the church, we will send you a link to the online survey. Hardcopies will be available from the front office. It’s important that all members of the household who are 18 & over take the survey.  We want to hear all voices.  

Thank you in advance for helping build St. B’s future. If you have questions about the Rector Search, email chairs Gretchen Abernathy and Brian Roark at rectorsearch@stbs.net

SACRED MUSIC CONCERT
Sunday, May 22, 4 p.m. 

Mark your calendar for a celebration of Sacred music. There will be choral and instrumental music as well as congregational hymns. The concert will be followed by a reception in the garden. Childcare for 4 years and under is available with an RSVP by Wednesday, May 18 to nursery@stbs.net. We must have at least two RSVPs to provide childcare. 
PENTECOST PARTY
Sunday, June 5 

Start looking in the closet for something red to wear because our annual Pentecost Party is on! Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 5, the Feast of Pentecost, the day when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church. The party begins with worship at 9:30 a.m. (one service only) and continues in the garden following. We will have red balloons for the children, strawberry shortcake, games, face painting, music, and more! 
JOURNEY TO THE SEA OF GALILEE
June 21 - 23, 9 a.m. - Noon 

This June, St. B’s children will become “citizens" of 1st century Galilee. They will learn about the way Jesus lived and the things he did in that region of Israel. It takes a village to turn the playground into Galilee! We have lots of ways to help with varying levels of time commitment. Please email Meredith to learn more. 

REGISTRATION: Registration for Journey to the Sea of Galilee is open! This experience is recommended for children who are rising Kindergarteners to rising 6th graders. Register children or teen/adult volunteers >>>here. 
ACTION
mission, mercy, and justice 
EPISCOPAL SERVICE CORPS

The Episcopal Church invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 to join Episcopal Service Corps; a nationwide movement focused on transforming the world through leadership, community building, and personal and spiritual growth. Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) has several posts remaining available for leaders interested in the transformational opportunities of an ESC Year. Learn more >>>here

ST. LUKE'S FOOD PANTRY

May Items: Canned meats, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, and tissues. Please leave collections for St. Luke's food pantry in the cabinet beside the doors to the gym. 

PRAYER
INTERCESSIONS 

View this week's Parish Prayer list >>>here. If you would like to add a name to the parish prayer list, please email Rev. Serena. Also, if you have a prayer request for our intercessory prayer team, please email prayer@stbs.net
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)
CALENDAR
Parish Work Day, May 14, 8:30 a.m. 
Theology on Tap, May 19, 7 p.m. 
Parish Survey Launch, May 22
Sacred Music Concert, May 22, 4 p.m. 
Summer Service Schedule begins, May 29
Pentecost Party, June 8, 9:30 a.m.

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