We were all new once! Whether you are looking for a new home or are just here to visit, we look forward to welcoming you here at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church!
Where Do I Go?
- We are at 1800 Irvine Ave NW in Bemidji. We have ample parking in our parking lot near the backdoor of our building and there is limited parking along the street (including handicap parking) near the front entrance. Greeters are stationed at our front doors to welcome you, but please feel free to enter through either the front or back door!
What Should I Wear?
- Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Be it your Sunday best or a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. It’s all perfectly acceptable!
Do I Have to Put Something in the Collection Plate?
- No. No one is required to give an offering.
Can I Partake of Communion?
- ALL are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Any who long for a closer walk with God through Christ our Savior may come. If you wish to receive the Holy Sacrament of Thanksgiving please hold your hands open for the bread of heaven. Then you may sip from the cup or you may dip the edge of the bread into the wine to receive. If you wish a blessing, please fold your hands over your heart and a blessing will be said over you.
What if I’m Worshiping With Kids?
- St. Bartholomew’s welcomes worshipers of all ages! Children are welcome to participate in the service! The fireside room is available for restless infants and squirming children to sit with their parents, the service can be heard through the loudspeakers. A nursery room is also available in the basement (attendants may not always be available). If Sunday School is in session, children may go down to the basement for lessons and activities. Children will then re-join their families for Communion and the remainder of the service.
What Happens After the Service?
- Please join us after the service for Coffee Hour. Light snacks, baked goods, coffee and juice is normally served!
Will I Really Be Welcomed?
- St. Bartholomew’s is committed to being an inclusive, progressive, faith affirming community. A place where a broad spectrum of persons, perspectives and spiritual paths are fully welcomed. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith, history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability and welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of our congregation. St. Bart’s welcomes you.