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 JANUARY 24, 2021: THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Worship begins at 11 am, organ prelude at 10:55 am

  • Tips for Online Worship
  • View Today’s Readings
  • Download the worship leaflet to follow along (available Sunday morning)
  • To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy. 


Join us for Virtual Gatherings After Church:

  • Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom hosted by our clergy, 12:30-1 pm. Password: 282860. All are welcome.
  • The LGBTQ+ Community gathers online for Brunch at 2-3 pm.  All are welcome.
  • Living Christ Sangha meditation practice, 3-4:30 pm. All are welcome.
  • Contact Julie Ross to learn how to join virtual meetups with Youth @ The Center for youth in grades 6-12. 

See our weekly e-news with information on online classes and gatherings this week

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JANUARY 17, 2021: THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY
Worship begins at 11 am, organ prelude at 10:55 am. 

 

The Forum at 10 am:

The Evolution of Equal Protection in the United States

Dan Pinello, Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explores the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause since World War II, and how constitutional history and language have impeded the full realization of equality in the United States. 


JANUARY 10, 2021: THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY: THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy. 

 

The Forum at 10 am:

Feeding the Hungry: The Work of Crossroads Community Services

BIshop Dean Wolfe introduces Jesse Ramos, the new Interim Executive Director of Crossroads Community Services, and together they discuss the important work Crossroads does to combat hunger and homelessness in New York City. For this forum only, please email questions to , or leave them in the comments on YouTube or Facebook. 

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JANUARY 3, 2021: THE EPIPHANY

The Forum:

The Assumptions of Whiteness and the Challenge of Discipleship

As we look back on an eventful year for The Forum at St. Bart's and for the larger world, we replay our most viewed conversation of 2020: "The Assumptions of Whiteness and the Challenge of Discipleship" with Fordham professor The Reverend Dr. Bryan Massingale. As this is a rebroadcast, we regret that we will be unable to take your questions.

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December 27, 2020: THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

The Forum:

Magnificat: Women's Voices in Advent and Christmas Music 

Episcopal Church musicians Janet Yieh and Carolyn Craig discuss their platform Amplify Female Composers, its Advent Calendar Project, and the importance of expanding the representation of women in the musical life of the Church. Organist and Choirmaster Paolo Bordignon joins them in a presentation that will include recordings of musical performances by the St. Bartholomew's Choir. Janet Yieh is Associate Organist at Trinity Wall Street, where she directs the St. Paul's Chapel Choir, and Carolyn Craig is the Senior Organ Scholar at Trinity-on-the-Green in New Haven, CT. For more information about Amplify Female Composers and to watch featured videos, click here.

Because of our guests' schedules, this week's presentation of The Forum was taped in advance. Unfortunately, we will be unable to consider live questions.

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December 20, 2020: THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The livestream will appear here on Sunday morning. Worship begins at 11 am, organ prelude at 10:55 am. 

The Forum:

Healing and Hope: Technology and the Future of Healthcare 

Clay Williams, St. Bart’s parishioner and founder of healthtech startup Medaptive Health, reflects on how technology can positively impact the healthcare system. 

Candelight Carols (Virtual) brings us the great story of Christmas as told through a majestic sequence of readings and music, featuring all of our choirs, 5-6:30 pm.  Follow the program here. All are welcome.

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December 13, 2020: THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

The Forum:

The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization

Psychologist Peter Coleman, a professor at Columbia, discusses the deep divides in our national life--and how we can transcend them. Read more about Professor Coleman and his research here. Professor Coleman has asked that attendees review his open letter to the President-elect ahead of Sunday’s session.

The Forum will appear here on Sunday morning and stream on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.  Please send your questions for the speaker to the Reverend Peter Thompson at or post them in the comments section on YouTube or Facebook during the live stream. 

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December 6, 2020: THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

The Forum:

 What future for this garden, our island home?

The Right Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 2006 to 2015, ponders the future of our planet and the role we can play in taking better care of it.

Bishop Jefferts Schori is the author of several books: Gathering at God’s Table: The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith, The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything, Gospel in the Global Village: Seeking God’s Dream of Shalom, and A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope

Advent Lessons & CarolsDownload the worship leaflet to follow along.

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November 29, 2020: THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

The Forum:

Art, Music and Politics in the Book of Revelation

Elaine Pagels, a leading scholar of early Christianity and the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University, outlines the most enigmatic book in the New Testament and the lasting impact it made on politics and culture.

https://religion.princeton.edu/people/faculty/core-faculty/elaine-pagels/

Pagels’ book Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation: https://www.amazon.com/Revelations-Visions-Prophecy-Politics-Revelation/dp/0143121634

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November 22, 2020: THE LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum:

Tending to the Sick: The Future of Healthcare in America

Heidi Allen, Associate Professor at Columbia School of Social Work, offers insight on how future healthcare policy could better protect the most vulnerable. https://socialwork.columbia.edu/faculty-research/faculty/full-time/heidi-allen/

The Forum will appear here on Sunday morning and stream on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.  Please send your questions for the speaker to the Reverend Peter Thompson at or post them in the comments section on YouTube or Facebook during the live stream. 

5 pm In-Person Service

As the pandemic continues, the principal service at St. Bart’s will remain an online option offered each Sunday morning at 11 am. The clergy of St. Bart’s strongly recommend that the elderly, the immunocompromised, and others at high risk for COVID-19 continue to worship in this way. However, starting November 8, 2020, we are pleased to offer a limited opportunity for in-person worship on Sundays at 5 pm, by pre-registration only.

Click here for details on how to register for the 5 pm service on upcoming Sundays.

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November 15, 2020: TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum:

The Future of Education: Sowing the Seeds of Renewal through a National Tutoring Corps

Michael Duffy, who as President of the Great Oaks Foundation oversees five public charter schools, explores how an emphasis on tutoring could transform our approach to education. https://greatoakscharter.org/about/staff/

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November 8, 2020: TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum:

A More Perfect Union: The Future of Politics

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Rebecca Linder Blachly, Director of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church, offers reflections on the future of politics in the United States of America.

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November 1, 2020: All Saints' Sunday

The Forum:

Heaven & Hell: Contemplating the Ultimate Future
Bart Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, chronicles the historical development of Christian ideas about the afterlife.

Heaven & Hell: A History of the Afterlife 

The Forum will appear here on Sunday morning and stream on our Facebook Page and YouTube ChannelPlease send your questions for the speaker to the Reverend Peter Thompson at or post them in the comments section on YouTube or Facebook during the live stream. 

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October 25, 2020: THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum: The Greatest City in the World: The Future of the Big Apple

Fred Cerullo, Executive Director of the Grand Central Partnership and a Commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission, discusses the future of New York City in the wake of COVID-19. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube.

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October 18, 2020: THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum

The Digital Cathedral: The Future of the Church

The Reverend Keith Anderson, author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World, talks with Professor J. Patrick Hornbeck II of Fordham University about the future of the Church beyond 2020. Due to the speakers' schedules, this week's Forum was prerecorded. We are therefore, regrettably, unable to take your questions or comments. The Forum will appear here on Sunday morning and stream on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

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October 11, 2020: THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum

It Ain’t Easy Being Native: Indigenous People, The Doctrine of Discovery, and the Episcopal Church

On the eve of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, The Episcopal Church’s Indigenous Missioner, The Reverend Dr. Bradley Hauff, examines the Church’s problematic approach to indigenous people, both historically and in the present. https://episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/rev-dr-bradley-s-hauff-named-episcopal-church-indigenous-missioner

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October 4, 2020: THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum:

Christianity and Animals: David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester (UK) and co-founder of Be Creature Kind, outlines the responsibilities Christians have to protect and care for non-human animals. 

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September 27, 2020: THE FEAST OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW

THE FORUM at 10 AM:  St. Bart's Day

On Sunday, September 27, we mark the Feast of St. Bartholomew by celebrating our wonderful community established in his name. The Forum features our clergy speaking on the fall’s upcoming programming. 

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September 20, 2020: THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

THE FORUM: 

 @BlackLiturgies: Black Voices, Worship and Prayer 

Cole Arthur Riley, the creator of the Instagram account @blackliturgies, shares some of her beautiful prayers and speaks to the importance of amplifying Black voices in the liturgical life of the Church. https://www.instagram.com/blackliturgies/

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September 13, 2020: THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum:

Who Is My Neighbor During a Pandemic? Part 2: Vaccines and Public Health

After an initial overview of COVID-19 in June, Dr. Jamie Ferrara and Dr. Jim Marion return to discuss progress being made towards a vaccine. Dr. Ferrara and Dr. Marion suggest reviewing this article in Foreign Policy for background on the topic. The Forum will be streamed on our website, Facebook Live and YouTube. Please email questions or comments for our speakers to or post in the comments during the livestream.
 

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September 6, 2020: THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum

Not of Charity, but Justice: Labor Rights and the Common Good

On Labor Day weekend, the Reverend John Wirenius, Deacon of St. Bart's and the Chair of the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, discusses the importance of securing labor rights as part of our effort to build a just society. Read a 2011 article by John in The Journal of Catholic Legal Studies: https://scholarship.law.stjohns.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1148&context=jcls


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August 30, 2020: THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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Women's Suffrage: 100 Years Later

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of 19th amendment, Lee Ann Banaszak, Professor of Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, reflects on the past, present, and future of the women’s rights movement.

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August 23, 2020: THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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Tolle Lege (Take Up and Read!): Reading as Revelation

Lauren Smith, a PhD student in Religious Studies at Brown University, examines the close connections between the experience of reading great literature and the experience of conversion.



August 16, 2020: THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The Forum

Robert P. Jones (CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute), reflects on his new book, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, which outlines the long and unfortunate connection between white supremacy and Christianity in America.



August 9, 2020: THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 



August 2, 2020: THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST


 



JULY 26, 2020: THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST



JULY 19, 2020: THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy.  

 The Forum at 10 am



JULY 12, 2020: THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy.  

The Forum



JULY 5, 2020: THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy. 

 



JUNE 28, 2020: THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy. 

The Forum at 10 am

Playwright Matthew Lopez talks about his award-winning Broadway play and how the struggles of the AIDS crisis remain relevant today. 
The Forum live stream will appear here on Sunday morning and stream live on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel 



JUNE 21, 2020: THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Tips for Online Worship

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy. 

10 am The Forum
As we celebrate another Pride month, the Reverend Justin Crisp draws on queer voices and classic Christian theology to offer a new vision of the nature of sex itself. Crisp is Associate Rector and Theologian-in-Residence at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut and a PhD student at Yale University.

Please email questions for our Forum speaker to the Reverend Peter Thompson.  You may also post questions in the comments section during the YouTube and Facebook livestreams. 



JUNE 14, 2020: THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The livestream will appear here on Sunday morning  
Worship begins at 11 am, organ prelude at 10:55 am

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy.

10 am The Forum
As we celebrate another Pride month, the Reverend Justin Crisp draws on queer voices and classic Christian theology to offer a new vision of the nature of sex itself. Crisp is Associate Rector and Theologian-in-Residence at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut and a PhD student at Yale University.

Please email questions for our Forum speaker to the Reverend Peter Thompson.  You may also post questions in the comments section during the YouTube and Facebook livestreams. 



JUNE 7, 2020: THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
TRINITY SUNDAY
The livestream will appear here on Sunday morning  
Worship begins at 11 am, organ prelude at 10:55 am

To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy.

 

6:30 pm   A Litany for A Litany of Repentance for White Supremacy
In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and in solidarity with protests still occurring across the nation, we gather to repent of the systemic ways in which our culture has continually privileged white lives over black lives. A brief liturgy will be followed by a time for community conversation.

10 am The Forum 
The Assumptions of Whiteness and the Challenge of Discipleship.
The Forum live stream will appear here on Sunday morning.

As protests continue across the country, Bryan Massingale, the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University, joins us for a discussion about how white people can confront their own prejudices and the systemic injustices of the larger culture.

Consider reading two recent articles by Professor Massingale, "The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it" and "The only thing that matters." For more information about Professor Massingale, see "Meet Father Bryan Massingale: A Black, Gay, Catholic Priest Fighting for an Inclusive Church."

Please email questions for our Forum speaker to the Reverend Peter Thompson.  You may also post questions in the comments section during the YouTube and Facebook livestreams. 



MAY 31, 2020: THE DAY OF PENTECOST

  • Tips for Online Worship
  • View Today’s Readings
  • Download the Worship Bulletin to follow along.
  • To add a name to the prayer list, you may send an email to or contact any of the clergy.
  • If you'd like to show off your Pentecost spirit, share a photo of yourself wearing red for Pentecost Sunday on social media and tag @stbartsnyc or email it to   to be included in our congregational photo gallery.

Join us for Virtual Gatherings After Church

See our weekly e-news with information on online classes and gatherings this week.

10 am The Forum 
Pentecost 2020: Spreading the Good News Online
The Forum live stream will appear here on Sunday morning.
As we celebrate the birthday of the Church and remember how the very first members of the early Church spread the good news, the Reverend Canon Dr. Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation, offers her thoughts on how digital technology can help us spread the good news now.

Please email questions for our Forum speaker to the Reverend Peter Thompson.  You may also post questions in the comments section during the YouTube and Facebook livestreams. 

View past weeks’ sermons here