THE ST. B'S WEEKLY
CONNECTING WHO WE ARE
TO WHAT WE DO
January 18, 2023
Did you know St. B's has a monthly opportunity to serve with ShowerUp or the Branch? Many thanks to all who put their love into action with these local ministries. Learn more on our website
Third 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. St. B’s seminarian Justin Talliaferro will be our guest preacher. 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. Led by Joshua Andrews in the gym classroom. Learn more on our website.
We Believe – I Believe: Thorny Theological Issues – This class offers a range of perspectives not to tell you what is right or wrong but to help you ask better questions. Led by Rev. Serena in Wallace Hall. Learn more on our website.
EVENING JUSTICE CONVERSATION — JAN. 19, 6:30 P.M.
Join us tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 19) at 6:30 p.m. in Wallace Hall for a lecture and conversation on the history of voting rights in America. Historian Brad Perry, a long-time teacher of African-American studies and co-founder of The Public
, will be our speaker. Learn more >>>here
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING— JAN. 29
Please plan to join us Sunday, January 29 for our annual parish meeting at 10 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.
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: Is the spiritual world more important than the physical one? Why do some people talk about the God of the New Testament and the God of the Old Testament? Become a heresy spotter.
Looking for a way to connect with other St Beezers this near year? Check out the S’more Community on Mondays, Second Tuesdays for Men, and the Thursday Women’s Bible Study! We also have several ministries looking for a couple volunteers:
Ushers —Serve once every 4 to 5 weeks at either service! Training is provided and couples and Child/Parent combos are welcome.
Facilities Committee - Interested in caring for our buildings and grounds or having any expertise in plumbing, electricity, landscape, construction, facility management, etc.?
Welcome Teams - Serve once a month with the same group of people as you offer hospitality, providing coffee and welcoming parishioners and visitors on a Sunday morning.
Email Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with any of the above.
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.
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.
OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY AND HELP
Yvonne Poindexter recently broke her wrist. Please pray for Yvonne and her husband Michael. Also, as is the custom at St. B’s, let your prayers take the shape of a meal for them as you are able. 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.
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.
Evening Justice Conversation, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Annual Parish Meeting, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 7 p.m. services.
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.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville TN 37215
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