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Morning Prayer Service for May 10, 2020

Hello, everyone!

Please join us for morning prayer tomorrow. Here’s all the info you need:

Note: We have had reports from some folks that the live video feed is pausing and restarting. If this is happening to you, an easy remedy is to wait until later to watch the service. So instead of watching the live event at 10:00 AM, just wait until the video posts to St. Bart’s video feed.

St. Bart’s Facebook page is located here: https://www.facebook.com/stbarthempstead/

Morning Prayer Service for May 3, 2020

Photo of the Saint Bartholomew church bell
Photo of the Saint Bartholomew church bell taken on Easter Sunday, 2020. The bell was donated to the church by Mary Ann Peebles after the first church building was completed in 1872.

Good afternoon!

Although local and state officials are loosening requirements for staying at home, Saint Bartholomew’s church is following the recommendations of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to delay full re-engagement of Sunday worship until we can take steps to ensure everyone’s safety.

We are in the process of meeting all the criteria set forth by the diocese designed to keep all of us safe. We will be sending updates as joint Sunday worship gets closer. For now, we will continue to conduct virtual worship services via Facebook Live.

Here is all the info you need to participate in morning prayer this week:

The full St. Bartholomew Facebook address is https://www.facebook.com/stbarthempstead/ .

Again, if you are having trouble viewing the current morning prayer video, try navigating away from the Facebook page and then going back to it. Sometimes the live video feed lags a bit.

Morning Prayer Service for April 26, 2020

St-Barts-Hempstead-watercolor

Good afternoon! We are nearing the end of April and are in the third Sunday of Easter. Join us this Sunday as Father Frank Hawkins leads us in morning prayer on Facebook. The day is nearing when we will be able to gather again in person. Until that time, please continue to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 on Facebook Live.

Here is all the info you need to participate in this week’s online Episcopal morning prayer from St. Bartholomew’s Church:

St. Bartholomew’s Facebook page is found here: https://www.facebook.com/stbarthempstead/

Note, if you are having trouble seeing the current video on Facebook, try navigating away from the St. Bartholomew Facebook page and then going back to it. Sometimes the live video feed lags a bit.

Thanks to everyone for their patience as we work through this time together. We look forward to the day when we can all safely gather again!

April 19 Service from St. Bartholomew’s Church

Photo of St. Bartholomew's church with wispy white clouds and a blue sky in the background.
Photo taken by Lee French on March 29, 2020

Here is all the info you need to participate in the online Episcopal morning prayer for April 19 from St. Bartholomew’s Church. Join Father Frank Hawkins as we worship together on Facebook this Sunday at 10:00 AM.

St. Bartholomew’s Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stbarthempstead/

Note, if you are having trouble seeing the current video on Facebook, try navigating away from the St. Bartholomew Facebook page and then going back to it. Sometimes the live video feed lags a bit.

Thanks to everyone for their patience as we work through this time together. We look forward to the day when we can all safely gather again!

Easter Service from Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

Magnolia tree in front of St. Bart's Hempstead

Easter is here! Jesus is risen!

Here is all the info you need to participate in the online Easter Service from St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Join Father Frank Hawkins as we worship together on Facebook this Sunday, April 12 at 10:00 AM.

St. Bartholomew’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stbarthempstead/

Good Friday Episcopal Service

Hello, everyone! Here is all the info you need to participate in the online Good Friday Episcopal Service from St. Bartholomew’s Church. Join Father Frank Hawkins as we worship together on Facebook this Friday, April 10 at 6:00 PM.

St. Bartholomew’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stbarthempstead/

March 29 Virtual Service

Since St. Bartholomew’s Church began as an Episcopal mission in Hempstead in 1858, we have found a way to come together as a community and hold weekly prayer and mass as often as possible.

We have done this as a community through outbreaks of yellow fever, typhus, measles, polio, and influenza. We are grateful to worship a God that has given us the intelligence to better understand how diseases are transmitted and how to prevent them.

To that end, we are supporting government and Episcopal Diocesan directives to forgo physical gatherings of 10 or more people at St. Bartholomew’s Church for the time being. Instead, we will be conducting virtual services.

To participate, download the March 29, 2020 St. Bartholomew Order of Service below and join us on our Facebook page at 10:00 AM Sunday morning. You can find us on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/stbarthempstead/.

See you all on Sunday at 10:00 on Facebook!

171st Diocesan Council

St. Bart’s to send three delegates to Diocesan Council on February 8.

Three delegates from St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church plan to attend the 171st Diocesan Council for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Waco on Saturday, February 8.

Council delegates will vote on several proposed amendments to the diocese’s constitution and will elect candidates to several positions within the diocese. Of note, Rev. Rhonda Rogers is running for the Executive Board, Clergy and Frederick Roberts is running for Deputy of General Convention, Lay. They are both from St. Francis of Assisi in Prairie View. The St. Bart’s family wishes them great success!

You can read more about all nominations and candidates in the 2020 Nominations list published by the diocese.