THE ST. B'S WEEKLY
CONNECTING WHO WE ARE
TO WHAT WE DO
January 25, 2023
St. B's Candidate for Holy Orders, Justin Taliferro (back from Nashota House in Wisconsin) is pictured with the Diocesan Convention Delegates from St. B's: Thorunn McCoy, Josh Franklin, Mavis Harrop, Sarah Suiter, and Langley Cranberry. Thanks for giving up a Friday and Saturday to serve at convention!
Fourth 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. 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.
Annual Meeting at 9:45 a.m. in Wallace Hall
Please plan to join us Sunday, January 29 for our annual parish meeting at 9:45 a.m. in the Wallace Hall. Hear reports from the treasurer, senior warden, and Rev. Serena. Additionally, the budget and Annual Report will be presented. We will also elect four new vestry members by casting lots. Brief biographies of all of our vestry nominees were emailed out last week. Click here to learn more about them. If you consider St. B’s your church home and are at least 16 yrs. old, you are eligible to vote. Play stations will be staffed in the gym for children 4 yrs.–6th grade. As usual, the nursery will be open all morning for ages three and under.
You can join the meeting via Zoom >>>here, but to vote, you must attend the meeting in person. Meeting ID: 814 9660 4091. Passcode: 4800
OUR FLOCK OF FLAMINGOS IS READY TO FLY
Our flamingo flock will be flying around Nashville again! To spread the love around town, anyone who calls St. B’s home can send the flock to other St. B’s members to celebrate Valentine’s Day from Feb. 5–
7. Sign up by Jan. 28>>>here
. All proceeds benefit the High School Service and Learning Trip to Arizona this summer.
THEOLOGY ON TAP — THURS., FEB. 9, 6:30 p.m.
Stop!… In the Name of Love with Morgan Wills
Theology on Tap returns Thursday, 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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR LENT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Lent Psalm Study begins Sunday, February 26, at 10 a.m. and is based on Eugene Peterson’s book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.
Epiphany Yard Signs:
If you haven't gotten one already, take the light of Epiphany out into your neighborhood and support our high schoolers’ summer trip to Arizona. The suggested donation is $10 for a small sign & $15 for a large one. Email Alysha
to find out more.
Drop In to Women's Bible Study: The Thursday women’s Bible study is in the midst of 3 one-off sessions (a Jan-term) from Jan. 12–26. This is a brief pause from our year-long book study of Epic of Eden. Newcomers are always welcome, but this is a great opportunity for women who can’t commit to an entire semester to drop in for fellowship, prayer, and learning together. All sessions are stand-alone and no prep is necessary. Join us from 9:30–11:30 a.m. in Wallace Hall, snacks provided. With prior notice, childcare is available for kids not yet in kindergarten. Learn more about the study>>>here. For more info or to register for childcare, contact Gretchen.
Tomorrow: Shannon Truss will lead us in exploring the art of Old Testament times and places.
S'more Community (or just The Bonfire) has returned! Join us on Tuesdays 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 January Items: canned mats, cereal, peanut butter, jelly & 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.
OPPORTUNITIES TO PRAY AND HELP
Please keep Bonnie Bashor in prayer as she undergoes surgery tomorrow. If you are able to help out by providing a meal for her, please sign-up>>>here
. Yvonne Poindexter recently broke her wrist. Please pray for Yvonne and her husband Michael. Thank you to every one who has signed up to bring them a meal! We have one date left to fill
. Sign-up >>>here
. If you’d like to be among the first to hear about needs like this in our community, please email Manna Ministry coordinator Mindy Mumme.
MORNING PRAYER VIA ZOOM
Each Monday and Wednesday 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
If you have a prayer request or would like to add a name to the prayers, please email Butch at email@example.com.
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.
Annual Parish Meeting, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.
Theology on Tap, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 & 11 a.m.
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