St. Bartholomew's Parish
Anglican / Episcopal
"Making Biblical Anglicans for the Global Age"
We are a community of believers growing in faith and love for Jesus Christ through worship, Bible reading and study,
Christian friendship and service in His name. We are committed to a biblical and classical
Anglicanunderstanding of Christianity and invite you to join us.
"Remember, Man is dust, and unto dust you shall return."
2014 Community Lenten Services
Community Lenten Services will be held at West Hartsville Baptist Church, Rev. Kevin Walters, pastor.
Services are at 12:00 noon, with lunch following in the fellowship hall.
April 16-- First, Morton & Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian-- Matthew 26 or 27
Tales of a Madhouse
Lenten Supper and Program
Despite the challenges of the winter storm damage to the Parish Hall, we are going to persevere in our Lenten intentions and have a wonderful Lenten program. The central feature will be an exploration of six charactors who encountered Jesus on Good Friday and are now residents in an eighteenth century insane asylum -- The Madhouse. These DVD presentations are richly artistic and profoundly spiritual with psychological insight to the varied human condition. Each Wednesday will consist of a buffet meal (bring something nice) at 6:00, followed by the DVD presentation at 6:30, ending with a directed conversation, all concluding at about 7:45.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday — 8:00 in the chapel, 10:30 in the church
This Sunday commemorates the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into the Holy City. We will begin in the church for the blessing of the palms and then process outside in solidarity with those celebrating Jesus as King. The festive mode of the procession quickly dissipates with the dramatic Passion Reading of the trial and crucifixion.
(The procession involves the 10:30 service only; the 8:00 will be in the Chapel with-out procession, but the dramatic reading of the Passion will be at both services.)
Monday in Holy Week — 10:00 in the chapel
This day focuses on the divine irony that the way to glory is through, not around, suffering and death, a choice that Jesus embraces.
Tuesday in Holy Week — 10:00 in the chapel
This day focuses on the physical mocking, spitting, and whipping of Jesus.
Wednesday in Holy Week — 10:00 in the chapel
This day focuses on the betrayal of Jesus by one of his own disciples.
Maundy Thursday: The Washing of the Feet — 6:30 in the Church
Two themes belong to this day: the foot washing as a sign of service and the commandment to love one another as Jesus loved. This year the first theme will
be highlighted by an opportunity to wash one another’s feet. This rite is optional.
Good Friday: The Seven Last Words — 12:00 in the Church
One way of celebrating the gift of life is to focus on The Seven Last Words
from the Cross. This three-hour service does exactly that by taking each word,
say, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do,” as the meditation of
one segment of this time with Jesus. No one is expected to attend the entire service (apart from your hearty clergy!); but everyone who can is expected to “Watch with me for one hour” as Jesus asked of the disciples in the Garden. Parishioners will come and go during the music.
No services today.
Easter Day: The Day of the Resurrection — one single service at 10:30
This is the Christian celebration. The miracle of the resurrection is the central hope of Christian believing and the fountainhead of Christian living. There will be no 8:00 service this Sunday, but the entire St. Bart’s family will gather together at 10:30.
Catechism Class On the Decalogue (Ten Commandments)
Wednesdays 11:00- 12:15
This weekly class, under the Spirit's guidance, will inform and lead those attending to a fuller appreciation in living a life of loving obedience and joyous freedom. Our foundation is the Decalogue, also known as the Ten Commandments, but we will discover that this is a springboard to many ethical issues and challenges. The Decalogue is essential to the Christian believer wanting to be effective as the Salt of the Earth and the Light of the World. The two texts are the Bible and a provided draft of the new catechism from Anglican Church in North America. Fr. Brad Wilson will be the teacher.
April 23 Introduction: Grace and Law; Loving God by obedience
April 30 No Other Gods
May 7 No Idols
May 14 No Taking Name in Vain (Mostly false oaths)
May 21 Keeping the Sabbath Holy
May 28 Honoring Parents
June 4 No Murder
June 11 No Stealing
June 18 No Adultery
June 25 (no class, rector on renewal retreat)
July 2 No False Witness
July 9 No Coveting
Christian Education for All Ages
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." ~ Romans 5.13
Children and families are welcome at all liturgies, services and events. A fully staffed nursery is available for infants and toddlers on Sundays from 09.00 am until 12.00 pm.