Are You Welcome?

All Christians are welcome at the communion table (where you may also stand or kneel). We use real wine, because that's what Jesus used, but if you do not wish to receive the wine, please cross your hands over your chest as the chalice goes by. If you need gluten-free bread, say so and you will be given a gluten-free wafer.

The more you worship, the more comfortable it becomes. Today's churches are part of one great universal Church, whose fellow members come from all nations and from every one of the past two thousand years. While we can't see them, these members of the whole church join in our worship with us, as do angels and archangels and all the company of heaven.

Two Services on sunday

Our two Sunday morning services are distinctly different. 8:30 features organ and hymns. In the 10:00 service, contemporary music is led by a Praise Band of singers and instrumentalists. First service worshippers read from the Book of Common Prayer, and the second service liturgy is beamed onto a large projection screen. Wherever it is read, the liturgy of the Episcopal Church is maintained.

Service for Healing & evening prayer

We also offer a healing service on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM. Prayers for healing are offered to each person who wishes prayer and the laying on of hands. You do not need to be physically sick or injured to need healing. Many people struggling with personal issues, burdensome memories, or with the desire to receive healing for another person they care about. Scripture teaches that we can also be anointed on behalf of others.

The service of healing is preceded by Evening Prayer and a brief homily. Evening Prayer is a liturgy celebrated in the late afternoon or evening. It is roughly the equivalent of Vespers in the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran churches, although it was originally formed by combining the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline.

The service of Evening Prayer includes canticles, the Lord's Prayer, a psalm, two lessons from the Bible, the Apostles Creed, evening-specific collects, and other prayers and intercessions.

Worship Volunteers

Children as worship volunteers

Every child is a part of the worshipping family of St. Bartholomew, from birth onward. Some children choose to take that participation a step further and serve at the altar during worship. Children carry the cross and the torches in the procession to the altar at the start of the service. They are part of the preparation for communion. Others with especially good reading skills can be called upon to read lessons from the Bible and lead prayers as well. In addition to offering an important service to the St. Bartholomew’s family, stepping up to serve can be a meaningful milestone in a young person’s spiritual journey.

Interested children are encouraged to contact the church office.

St. Bartholomew's

N27 W24000 Paul Court

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Phone: 262-691-0836