Week of April 29

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 Monday, Tuesday 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

Altar Flower donations are needed every Sunday, except during Lent and on other designated Sundays, there is a floral display on the altar for the worship services. 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 301-755-2189

Memorial Garden Update

Please come to see the labyrinth! The labyrinth pavers are being installed now and should be finished by Sunday, April 15th. The next steps will be construction of the walkway and planting of the yoshino cherry trees the following week.

Olney Relay for Life

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

The boutique will open for the Spring/Summer season at the end of April. Please check your closets for donations of spring and summer items. If you have things that are available now, bring them to church and Ethel Olivierre will pick them up after10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

The Laytonsville town parade will be on May 19th. Contact Eric Hale to participate NSHALE@gmail.com

Prayer Beads Workshops

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:

Tuesday, May 22 at 6 PM
Wednesday, May 23 at noon


April 29- Communion Sunday
May 6- Body of Christ Lesson and Mother’s Day Craft
May 13- Mothers Day- Children remain in Church
May 20- Pentecost Lesson and Language Craft
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