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Dear Friends,

Lent traditionally offers Christians an opportunity to reflect more deeply upon their journey of faith. It is a time for renewed prayer, meditation, study, and worship. It is a time when we are reminded of our need to return, again and again, to the promises made in our baptismal vows. It is a time of repentance and forgiveness.

At St. Bart’s, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually during this rich liturgical season. The pandemic has been the source of many things over these past two years. It has caused great illness and fear and death and grief. It has created enormous financial and economic stress. But it has also invited all of us to reexamine our lives. It has invited us to recommit ourselves more fully to the things which hold the highest and deepest meaning... while setting aside the things that are ephemeral and which do not last.

As The Book of Common Prayer states it so eloquently,

“I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.”

Please take a close look at the offerings available to you during Lent at St. Bart’s and make a promise to yourself and to God to enrich your spiritual life in this holy season.

Faithfully,

The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, D.D. 
Rector

  COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Masks are required for all, at all times. 
  • As of March 2, all persons over the age of 5 must show proof of vaccination, and eligible adults must show proof of vaccination and a booster shot
  • At the 11 am service, outdoor seating is available on the terrace. The outdoor congregation will view our live stream from the church and receive Holy Communion in person from a priest. Proof of vaccination is not required for outdoor seating.
  • Please do not attend services in person if, at any time, you experience symptoms known to be associated with COVID-19.
  • We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our whole community

Sundays in Lent

Services in the Church

Majestic, energetic, bright
* 9 am, with St. Bart's Singers
* 11 am, with St. Bartholomew's Choir (Live streamed)

Services in the Chapel

Intimate, contemplative, quiet
* 8 am, without music
* 5 pm, with congregational singing

Join us for The Forum at 10 am to explore important issues at the intersection of faith and the modern world. 

*Free parking available at the Doubletree Hotel Garage (136 E. 51st Street). Voucher required. (Pick up a voucher from St. Bart's Central or one of our ushers.)

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Easter Flowers and Music Donations

Easter is coming. Your gift to the amazing flowers, music, and ministry of St. Bart's and to the glory of God makes a difference. You may make your gift in Thanksgiving or in Memory of a loved one. All donations received by April 3 will be listed in the Easter service leaflets.

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Renew Your Faith

The Transformed Life

Wednesdays, March 9-April 6, 6:30-8:00 pm via Zoom

The clergy of St. Bart's lead a five-week overview of the Christian faith as it is understood by The Episcopal Church. This class is particularly designed for those interested in baptism, confirmation, reception or reaffirmation, but all are welcome--newcomers, long-time members, and everyone in between.

 Register Here

Renew your Mind

Online Classes for Lent

Music for Holy Week
Thursdays
March 3-April 7, 6:30-8:00 pm

Conductor Knox Sutterfield takes a look at musical works that touch on the suffering and death of Jesus, including Bach's Passions, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, and settings of the Tenebrae Responsories and The Seven Last Words

 REGISTER HERE

The Gospel of Peter
Sundays
March 6 - April 3, 3 pm-4:30 pm

Larry Welborn, Professor of Theology at Fordham University and a favorite teacher within the St. Bart's community, offers a close reading of The Gospel of Peter, an apocryphal writing that raises fascinating and important questions about the death and resurrection of Jesus.

 REGISTER HERE

The Crucifixion of Jesus:
Twenty-First Century Perspectives
Tuesdays, March 8-March 22, 7-8:15 pm

Mary Boys, Skinner & McAlpin Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary, and The Reverend Meredith Ward join together to lead a three-week discussion of the Crucifixion. Through scripture and visual imagery, the two facilitators examine how Crucifixion was used as a tool of terror by the Roman Empire, how later representations of the Crucifixion incriminated Jews in the death of Jesus, and how Christians might repair and reorient our vision of the Crucifixion for our own time. 

 Register Here

Renew Your Spirit

Organ Recitals

Sundays March 6 & 20 at 4 pm

Join us for recitals at 4pm on Sundays March 6 and 20, when Alexander Pattavina and Paolo Bordignon enjoy 45 minutes to open the instrument up to repertoire including concert favorites. The tradition of organ recitals in Lent goes back many decades at St. Bart's and we're delighted to re-introduce these concerts. These are in-person only, with a large monitor for the audience to be able to look over the organist's shoulders.

Paolo Bordignon


 

Alexander Pattavina


 

Ongoing Prayer and Study

Centering Prayer

Fridays from 9 am - 10 am via Zoom

Clear away the distractions and focus more deeply on God this Lent through the practice of Centering Prayer, led each week by lay facilitators. Register here.

Weekly Bible Study

Wednesdays at 1 pm via Zoom

Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings, hosted by our Rector, the Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe. Please contact Liz Gillespie to be added to our weekly Bible study via Zoom. Click here for Sunday’s reading.

Living Christ Sangha

Sundays 3-4:30 pm via Zoom

Each Sunday afternoon 3-4:30 pm, a group meets for meditation practice via Zoom. Wear comfortable clothes. The practices are simple and instructions are provided. Our weekly practice consists of sitting meditation, walking meditation, a Dharma reading and sharing as well as feedback for future sessions. All are welcome. Click this link to join on Sunday afternoon (3-4:30 pm)