Archive – Announcements

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 Tuesday, Wednesday, 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
The parishioner for the month of March is Nancy Row, the Senior Warden  Check out her story at our website (
and get acquainted a bit more with Nancy.
Thanks to Betsy Taylor for starting this informative offering
on a variety of people from St. Bartholomew’s.
2019 Lenten Program:
Noon Saints Eucharist each Wednesday from March 13-April 17
Sunday School -2019
April 7th- Parables of Jesus Part 1. Storytelling Craft/ Project
April 14- Parables of Jesus Part 2. Storytelling Craft/ Project
April 21- Easter Sunday and Easter Egg Hunt directly following the service!
April 28- Communion Sunday- Children remain upstairs during the service for a special  sermon and Communion.
The next dedication of newly given Memorial Garden Leaves and Trees will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12th.  If you would like to have a memorial included in this dedication service please contact Ann Fitts at or by phone on 301-774-4575.  Thank you.
Our next prayer beads workshops will be the week following Easter and then again in May.  Please plan to join us in April as we finish making beads for Rev. Linda’s Women’s Shelter Ministry we supported during Lent.  No experience is necessary, please come.  The workshop schedule is:
April:  Tuesday April 23 at 6:30 pm    Wednesday April 24 at noon
May:   Tuesday May 21 at 6:30 pm     Wednesday May 22 at noon
Holy Week Services
Palm Sunday: Weather permitting, we gather outside for a Gospel reading followed by a procession to the labyrinth for a prayer.
We then proceed to the church for the remainder of the worship
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Noon
Holy Eucharist followed by Stations of the Cross at the Labyrinth
Thursday, April 18, 2019       Maundy Thursday  7 p.m.
Service including the blessing of the offering and Prayer Beads for Mary’s Guest House and Stripping of the Altar
Friday, April 19, 2019  Noon
Traditional Good Friday Solemn Worship: The reading of the Passion Narrative.
7 p.m. Tenebrae- a solemn worship of choral hymns and lessons