The Altar Guild’s responsibilities include weekly preparation of the altar for the celebration of the Eucharist as well as the other sacraments and offices of the church including baptisms, weddings, funerals, memorial services, and other special services.
In addition to preparing the altar for worship and restoring it to order afterwards, members launder and press the linens, polish and maintain the holy vessels and other metalware, and conduct “holy housekeeping” as necessary.
The Altar Guild serves in teams of two members per month and each team serves two months per year. In addition, all members participate in quarterly polishing of the metalware and are always willing to step up throughout the year when needed.
To learn more, or to volunteer, contact Stevie Grimes at 301-972-3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Flower Guild provides altar flowers for each Sunday service. Members of a team of dedicated parishioners sign up to design beautiful floral arrangements, many incorporating flowers from their gardens. For more information contact Nancy Row at email@example.com.
At St. Bartholomew’s we offer lifelong Christian Formation for all ages. Children’s Sunday School, Tuesday afternoon Book Group, and Thursday morning Bible Study will resume in the Fall.
In the catechism of the Episcopal Church our laity are listed first as ministers. At St. Bartholomew’s we care deeply about each other and live out our baptismal promise to “seek and serve Christ in all persons. . . . “
For parishioners, our pastoral care team offers a meal following a hospital stay, a check-in phone call, or arranges a visit by our priest. Contact the parish office for additional information.
This blessings ministry addresses the short-term needs of our parishioners.
St Bartholomew’s group Bible Study is held every Thursday at 10.30 am. We are currently meeting by Zoom. You are warmly welcome to join us for any session. More information can be obtained from Richard Rutherford at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Bartholomew’s Sunday morning worship service is held at 11:00 a.m. This is a service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II. On occasion we offer a service of Morning Prayer in place of Holy Eucharist.
The St. Bartholomew’s choir, under the direction of Music Director Lauren Fisher, sings at our Sunday 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Lay eucharistic ministers
Licensed and trained LEMs assist the celebrant at Sunday morning worship.