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Blessing of the Animals

St. Bart’s is co-sponsoring a “Blessing of the Animals” service along with Church of the Good Shepherd and the South Euclid Humane Society. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1pm at the S. Euclid Dog Park on the corner of Belvoir and Monticello.  Some

promotional material will be available soon to share with your neighbors who have

pets or at businesses that cater to pets.

The Welcome Table

The community meal ministry we share with Church of the Epiphany is taking shape!

The meal, to be called “The Welcome Table,” will occur the fourth Sunday of each month at 1pm at Church of the Epiphany. The meal set for September 24 will be a practice run for volunteers. Please speak with Fr. Steve if you are interested in taking part.


Saint Bartholomew will be reintroducing ushers. One reason is so that we can reintroduce the discipline of passing the plate and offering up our gifts to God as part of the service. We will not be going back to using the alter rails, and the duties will therefore not need to include helping people up the stairs. Another implication is that we will only need one person rather than two for a service. The usher will not be responsible for handing out the bulletins except when we have a visitor who does not know what they are. For a

visitor, the usher will greet them and briefly explain the bulletin and the books used.

The usher will be responsible for making copies of the bulletin if we run out. If you would like to help, please contact Wendy Charny and/or Father Steve. Wendy will be scheduling this activity along with the reader schedule she already does. We are aiming to implement this starting in November.

Formation Update

Thank you to all who took part in the Formation poll. The results were overwhelmingly conclusive! St. Bart's would like education about Episcopal beliefs and practices, in person, on Sundays after worship. Father Steve and Russ Tripi are taking some time to develop a curriculum based largely on the book "Walk in Love" by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe.  The series will begin with two "instructed Eucharists" on September 3 and September 17 and class sessions will begin on Sundays in October.


The first sessions will be as follows:

Oct. 1- Key elements of Church History

Oct. 22- The Eucharist (Taught by Russ Tripi)

Oct. 29- Baptism


Hymn Requests

During Ordinary Time St. Barts has a tradition of asking the congregation for hymn requests. Forms are available on the library table. One request per sheet, with no limit on the number of requests.


We are always looking for new members to join the St. Bartholomew Choir. If you are interested in sharing your God-given talents as a form of prayer and devotion, please contact David LePage.

Donations for Altar Flowers

Please consider making a donation for altar flowers.  Suggested donations are $50.  Your donations will be acknowledged in the weekly bulletin together with any dedication you wish to include.  We have established a flower fund if you just want to donate a few dollars to help us purchase flowers for Sundays when no one has dedicated altar arrangements. For more information please see  Jack Rendlesham, Treasurer.


September 24, 2023

September 10, 2023

September 17, 2023

September 3, 2023


Parish Vestry typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  It is open to all.  If you have something that you would like to add to the agenda, please contact our Senior Warden, John Charny.

Current Vestry Members:

John Charny '25, Senior Warden

John Connelly '24, Junior Warden

David LePage '24

Marge Comella '25

Richard Wise '25

Vincent Christie '26

Russ Tripi '26

West Matthews '26

Jack Rendlesham, Treasurer

David LePage, Clerk

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