Week of May 27

 
Pastoral Care:  If you have a need for Pastoral Care, The Rev. Linda Calkins is available.  Please call the church office (301) 355-7189 during regular office hours on MondayTuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.  or you may call her cell phone, 240-643-2663 at other times.    E-mail address for Rev. Linda is rector@saintbartholomews.org
 
There will be no coffee hour on Sunday May27th.  Enjoy a safe holiday weekend.
 
ST. BARTHOLOMEWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
INVITES YOU & YOUR FAMILY TO A COMMUNITY PICNIC
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 16 – 1:00-6:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION
LIVE MUSIC BY REUNION (10 PIECE BAND-50’S, 60’S, ETC.)
2:00-5:00 PM
 
BRING PLENTY OF LAWN CHAIRS, BLANKETS & PICNIC BASKETS (FILLED WITH FOOD & DRINKS-(NO ALCOHOL PLEASE)
OR VISIT THE DOGS ON THE RUN GOURMET HOT DOG CART!
               Games for Children and Adults
Raffle of Baskets
 
The Growth Committee is putting the final touches on the June 16th picnic.  We are in need of volunteers and have identified several areas along with time slots.  Please see the sign-up sheet at the back of the church on Sunday, May 27th.  If you don’t see the sheet, or are not in church, please feel free to call Betsy Taylor at 202.420.0399 to discuss the volunteer options.  Thank you for assisting us in our efforts to making this a fun and successful event.
 
Altar Flower donations are needed  for June 17; July 8,15,22; August 5, 19, 26 and September 9, 16. These flowers are provided by people in our church who want to publicly commemorate God’s grace in their lives as they honor loved ones, celebrate anniversaries, or remember those who are with the Lord. To donate flowers, contact Mary Williams, the Parish Administrator, at stbartschurch2@verizon.net or 301-355-7189.
 
Labyrinth and Memorial Garden Update:  We have been delayed by the weather over the last ten days but happy the trees and grass are now very green and growing!  We need ten more workdays to complete the memorial wall.  An unveiling service to include benches, trees and memorial leaf engravings will be planned soon after completion. The dedication service will be planned for later in the summer to allow time for the completion of the new roof.   
 
New Slate Roof Update: The vestry approved the contractor for our new slate roof!  Construction will start within the next few weeks and will take approximately four weeks to complete.  Wagner Roofing, an award-winning contractor having done restoration/replacement work for Carter’s Grove Plantation in Williamsburg, the Lincoln Cottage and the Cathedral was selected.
 
Thank you for supporting me last year in the Olney Relay for Life.  Every single donation – regardless of the amount – has helped the American Cancer Society continue to provide (a) free services to those battling cancer and (b) funds for cancer research.  
For years, my family has not had a history of cancer.  As it often happens, things change.  Sadly, we lost two family members to cancer.  On a brighter note, another family member has overcome this horrible disease.   This fundraising event means a great deal to me.  I am captaining a team again this year at the June 9, 2018 Relay for Life at Sherwood High School.  The event starts at 4:00pm and concludes at 10:00pm.  The highlight is the luminaria ceremony at 09:00pm, which honors and remembers those with cancer.
 
If you are interested in contributing to this worthy cause and/or in lighting a candle for someone, you may do so at the following link:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY18NER?px=44900259&pg=personal&fr_id=88607.
Thank you for your generosity and support in this worthy cause.  Mark Pera
 
The St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal  Church Boutique has opened for the Spring/Summer season.  Hours of operation are 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
 
Prayer Beads Workshop:  Please join us in our prayer beads workshops while we make beads and eat pizza! No experience is necessary.  The following is our winter/spring schedule:
May
Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 23 at noon  
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE THROUGH JUNE  2018

May 27– Communion Sunday
June 3– Doing All The Good You Can Do- Special Giving Back Craft
June 10– Being a Superhero Lesson, Superhero Costume Craft, and Father’s Day Craft
June 17– Under Construction, I am a Work in Progress Lesson and Craft
June 24– Communion Sunday. After Church Potluck Picnic