St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church


Vision

A joyful, loving, caring, growing, Christian Community, expressing God's love and acceptance, through Christ, to all.

Mission

Empowered by the Holy Spirit and in the Episcopal tradition, we celebrate the teachings of Christ through worship, service, education, stewardship, missions and fellowship.

About Us

Nestled in Estes Park, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church is surrounded by the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. We are one of the twenty-six parishes that comprise the Front Range Region of Colorado and we are a parish of the Diocese of Colorado. Prior to 1914, the earliest Episcopal services in Estes Park were held at Elkhorn Lodge and services continued irregularly until World War II. In 1945, services resumed in the Music Room of the Stanley Hotel as well as at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hackett in Rocky Mountain National Park. On December 29th, 1955, the name Saint Bartholomew's Chapel was granted with 24 members and a $1200 budget. The first Holy Communion was celebrated on January 1st, 1956, by Father McGee. Furthermore, the first Vicar, Robert Warner, was appointed in August of 1956. During this time, services were held in the Estes Park Grade School's music room. An acre of land was donated by the owners of Ramshorn Cottages, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hayes, in September 1956, as a site for a church, but the land was sold to the Park Service to create the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. In May 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Stacey gave the land where St. Bartholomew's stands today. The Right Reverend Daniel Corrigan conducted the first service on May 15th, 1958 (Easter Day), with the assistance of Father Warner. The first wedding was celebrated on July 21st, 1958, and Bishop Minnis dedicated the new building on Saint Bartholomew's Day, 1958.

If you or anyone you know are having thoughts of suicide, please call

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

  • Colorado Crisis Support Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255.

  • Larimer County Suicide Hotline (Larimer Center for Mental Health) at 970-221-2114 / 970-221-5551.

Ukrainian Relief Efforts

If you would like to donate to help with Ukrainian relief efforts, please scroll to the bottom of this webpage and click on the Donate button. You will be directed to our PayPal account and choose Ukrainian Relief Efforts before making your donation. You can also mail a check to the church office (P.O. Box 1559, Estes Park, Colorado 80517) and write Ukrainian Relief Efforts in the memo section. All donations received will be sent to UNICEF to aid in their assistance with Ukrainian relief efforts. Thank you!

Summer 2022

Covid-19 Update

In-person and YouTube Church Services

We have in-person Holy Eucharist services every Sunday morning at 9:00am during the summer months through Labor Day weekend. This service is also available via YouTube. Reservations are not required to attend Sunday services. Thank you.

Wednesday morning in-person Holy Eucharist services are at 10:00am. Reservations are not required to attend this service.

YouTube Channel

You can watch our 9:00am Holy Eucharist Sunday service live or you can watch the service at your convenience on YouTube by clicking on the link below. Once you are on the St. Bart's YouTube channel, click on the progam labeled Live. You can also watch recorded services from previous weeks on the same channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVyf8fRcca1FbaKN66xTd-w/

Email List

If you would like to be included on our email list, please send an email to office@stbartsepiscopalchurch.org.


Covid-19 Protocols

  • Mask wearing is required for all unvaccinated parishioners.

  • Mask wearing is encouraged for any parishioners who have concerns related to their personal health or the health of others.

  • If you have any symptoms related to an illness, please do not attend services. Please read above YouTube Channel for more information on how to watch our weekly service on YouTube or read below Communion for more information on how to receive communion hosts.

  • Communion hosts are kept in a consecrated and sealed container and served via tongs. Communion wine is served in individual cups. All communion servers wear masks during communion preparation.


Pasties and Chutney Order Form

Available August 19th


It is a long journey from Cornwall, England to Estes Park, but the pasties (pass-tees) will soon be here! A pastie is a round piece of dough filled with savory meat and vegetables. It is folded in half to make a 'D' shape with a crimped edge. Traditionally eaten by tin miners in Cornwall, it is an easy hand-held sandwich. St. Bartholomew's has served our community with this pastie tradition since 1986, and we need your help to continue our fundraiser tradition! All of the profits from this fundraiser will go to local, national, and international non-profit organizations. In the past, some of these organizations have included Salud, Crossroads, and Habitat for Humanity of the Estes Valley.

We suggest you place your order early because there is a limit of 2 bags of pasties / customer and 2 jars of chutney / customer. A bag of regular pasties (6 pasties / bag) costs $25 and a bag of gluten-free pasties (6 pasties / bag) costs $27. Half-pint jars of chutney cost $10 / jar. Last year we sold-out of everything, so place your order as soon as possible. The order form will be available on August 19th on our website, and your order will be available for pick-up on October 8th (Time TBD). We can accept cash, check, or credit card as forms of payment. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. Thank you!

Communion

If you would like to receive a consecrated host for this Sunday's service, please email the church office. The communion hosts are available for pick-up on Thursdays in the church office. Please let us know in your email how many hosts you need and if you can pick them up at the church or if you need them delivered. Thank you!


Daily Office Readings

Here is a link to help you with daily readings from the Book of Common Prayer for Morning and Evening Prayer - http://dailyofficelectionary.com/.


Altar Flowers

If you would like to designate the Sunday Altar Flowers in commemoration or recognition of someone / something special, please email the church office. Please include your name and what you would like written in the bulletin. For instance, 'Today's flowers are given by _________ in honor / in memory of _______________.' Feel free to donate to the flower fund as it fits your budget (there is not a required amount). The suggested donation amount is $40. You can either mail a check to St. Bartholomew's (make payable to St. Bartholomew's and write Flowers in the memo) or use the donation button at the bottom of this webpage (select Flowers from the drop-down menu). If you have any questions, please contact the church office. Thank you.


Church Calendar

August 2022

Currently small groups are meeting inside of the church. We ask the groups to follow our Covid-19 protocols (see above). However, some groups are still meeting via Zoom or both in-person and via Zoom. Please know we are trying to accommodate all of our group meetings at the church. If you have a question regarding one of our groups or our calendar, please contact the church office for more information.

Donations

If you would like make a donation to St. Bartholomew's, you can either mail a check or cash to the church office. Or, you can click on the PayPal button and make your donation through a secure PayPal account. Please note that PayPal deducts 2.2% + $0.30 processing fee from your donation when you use them. However, PayPal allows you to make your donation with a credit card/debit card or you can set-up recurring monthly donations (i.e., monthly pledge payments). Your donations will be recorded in the church office and an invoice can be mailed to you at anytime by request. Thank you for helping St. Bartholomew's operate and continue our outreach ministry to our community and worldwide.

If you are having difficulty with our Donate button, we are registered with PayPal under the name The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew The Apostle or you can find us at www.paypal.com by entering our email address office@stbartsepiscopalchurch.org. Another option is to click on the following link or copy and paste the link in to your web browser - https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=H3NK2Q86CY2JG. Thank you.

Outreach Donations

In the face of the many needs throughout our community and world, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Where can I help? For whom do I pray or support? Below are three ministries that we have helped for quite some time. Locally Haiti is the new name of The Colorado Haiti Project which was started through St. Bartholomew's. Episcopal Relief and Development is the national ministry of the Episcopal Church the does relief work throughout the world and is now working in Louisiana. St. Bart’s has also been the beneficiary of Episcopal Relief and Development in the aftermath of the flooding of 2013. Finally, we have an up-date on the Bethania Kids whom we support through our outreach funds. I have provided links so you might be able to be aware of their situations and we have placed specific buttons on our PayPal account for all three groups. If you would like to financially help any of these groups, click on the Donate button below and you will have the option of making specific donations to any of these groups. We track all contributions for your records and will disperse funds to the appropriate ministry. God bless and I hope that this gives you a way to be a part of the solutions!


Blessings,

Fr. Seth


Locally Haiti - https://www.locallyhaiti.org


Episcopal Relief and Development - https://www.episcopalrelief.org


Bethania Kids - https://www.bethaniakids.org