Week of March 4, 2018

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

Memorial Garden:
We are excited to let everyone know that we have had a wonderful response toward the construction of our memorial garden! We now have enough funds to proceed with construction of the garden including walkways, labyrinth, memorial wall with tree-of-life sculpture, benches and 8 trees.

We plan to begin construction in March (weather permitting) and hope to be completed by the end of April. We will be contacting all donors by email within the next two weeks, to obtain the engraving information for leaves and memorial plates.
Thank you to everyone who has made this wonderful offering to our church and community possible!

The Garden Committee:
Ann Fitts
Sonja Elgin
Nancy Harding
Deborah Howard
Richard Shaw
Carol Shoemaker

St. Bartholomew’s website Send photos and 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 shopping.

Lenten Study each Wednesday at Noon and 7 p.m. Book Title: “24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton. The book will be outlined each week and it is available on Amazon through the website.

Free Tax Help by an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide to taxpayers of any age with low and moderate incomes. Schedule an appointment beginning January 29, 2018 at 240-777-2577 (M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) Appointments available Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at Damascus Senior Center and Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus, MD.

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:

Tuesday, March 20 at 6 PM
Wednesday, March 21 at 1p.m.

Tuesday, April 17 at 6 PM
Wednesday, April 18 at noon

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


March 4- Feeding 5000 Lesson and Bread Making Craft
March 11- Palm Sunday and Last Supper Lesson and Palm Leaf Craft
March 18- Easter Lesson and Easter Wreath Craft
March 25- Communion Sunday
April 1- Easter Sunday (kids remain in church for the service)- Easter Egg Hunt immediately following 10:30 service
April 8- Spreading the Gospel Lesson and Sun Catcher Craft
April 15- Missionary Lesson and Special Mission Craft
April 22- Making Pearls out of Sand Lesson and Craft
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