Week of Dec 11, 2017

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
Please get your pledge for 2018 in as soon as possible.
The parishioners raised $750 in cash and gift cards toward the House of Ruth Holiday donations?  Two separate gift cards were for $250 each.
Beginning Thursday, December 7th  through Thursday, December 20th. there will be Advent evening prayer in the office at 5:30  p.m.
St. Bartholomew’s website  Take photos and send information to webmaster@saintbartholomews.org  Amazon widget has been added to the website at the bottom of the page. Please use this when you purchase from Amazon for your Christmas shopping.
December 17– Special Christmas Gift Making / Nativity Video
December 24– Sunday School Break
December 31– Sunday School Break
Memorial Garden Kick-off Discussion–December 17th
Everyone is invited to attend a presentation on Sunday December 17th, after both services in the church undercroft, for discussions on a plan for a memorial garden.  A committee, working with a landscape architect, has created a design for a garden that will provide a spiritual place for prayer and meditation, including a labyrinth.  The committee’s goals included a desire to create a garden enabling all church members and eventually the entire community to participate in creating memorials to loved ones and to also celebrate major life events.
This discussion will serve as a fundraising kick-off with the goal of completing and dedicating the garden in spring2018.  It is a very exciting project that we hope all will agree will be a wonderful enhancement for our church and the community it continues to serve. Please come.
The Dennison family will be performing even more impressive roles this year in the Olney Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at the Olney Theater Center’s Historic Stage. Shows are listed on their website: www.olneyballettheatre.org. Once the cast schedule is available, we will let anyone interested know what shows may be best to see them in their roles. Feel free to contact Dawn at DawnDJedi@gmail.com for more information.