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Haiti Trip August Day 4: Sunday

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The animals proclaim the day with a noisy ruckus chorus. Sun's coming up. There is music playing and the construction workers are hammering putting up scaffolding on the school building as we awaken and get ready to join the community and praise God.  A few Haitians are preparing the...

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Haiti Trip August Day 3: The One With the Water

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After a night filled with the unending howls of stray dogs, the not so timely calls of roosters and the seemingly infinite crickets (seriously I've never heard crickets anywhere near as loud), the group awoke to breakfast and an early start to our day at 730. While we thought we would be hand...

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Haiti Trip August Day 2: Arrival in Lauranette

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Today was our first day in Lauranette. We had all prepared ourselves for the bumpiest ride of our lives, and we got what we were expecting, with the occasional paved road (which came with a sigh of relief). We all made it through the ride feeling alright and received a warm welcome in...

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Haiti Trip August: Day 1: Arrival and Welcome

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Greetings from Haiti! Our team of six (Sam & Malia Kohls, Caroline Muñoz, John Darcy, Kevin Berthoud & JD Cowart) left San Diego late Wednesday night and arrived in Port au Prince without incident Thursday morning. Fr. Noe greeted us warmly at the airport and, after the two and a...

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Our Deep Sea Discovery at Vacation Bible School

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Posted by The Rev. Mary Lynn Coulson on

After a Vacation Bible School hiatus last summer, VBS returned to St. Bart's the last week of July and it was AMAZING! Our Deep Sea Discovery took more than 70 kids on an underwater journey to discover all the ways that God is with us where ever we go. The Jellyfish, Starfish, Dolphin, and...

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The Undomesticated Kingdom of God

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The Undomesticated Kingdom of God - When we say yes to it, The Kingdom of God it is so invasive, so blessedly disruptive to our carefully laid plans in life - that some are tempted to give everything up for it!   Deciphering Jesus’ parables is always a challenge, and these four...

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Parable of the Sower or the Soils?

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Parable of the Sower or the Soils?Matthew 13:1-9 The Rev. Chris Harris' sermon from Sunday, July 16, 2017 This is most commonly known as the Parable of the Sower, but it is also known as the Parable of the Soils, and that seems to be at the heart of the interpretation offered by Mathew’s...

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St. Bart's New Peace Pole

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A Peace Pole is a stele or monument that displays the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country where it has been placed. There are usually an additional three or more translations of the same message depending upon the preferences of the owners and location. St...

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Via Media and Our World Today

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A Pastoral Response to The Issues of today’s Climate or Extremism “Love Your Enemies and Bless Those Who Persecute You” Matthew 5:44 A few weeks ago, I was asked by Fr. Chris to offer a Forum addressing an Introduction to Anglican and Episcopal Church history. I was thrilled...

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What is Campus Redevelopment About?

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Our Parish Legacy of Growth St. Bart’s story starts in 1959 with a home meeting of about 20 people interested in starting an Episcopal Church in Poway. Over the past 58 years our parish has been a church known for strong growth, building ministry, and outreach to the community. This St...

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