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SUNDAY, July 3, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME TO SAINT BARNABAS!

We’re so glad you’re here with us today! Please fill out a guest card in the pew and introduce yourself to one of our clergy. Read on for some easy opportunities to get plugged in. Learn more on our website: saintbarnabas.org  Questions? Call the church office: (480) 948-5560

Join us for our “drop in” Faith Formation hour every Sunday at 9am for both children and adults. Our Conversations class for adults, led by a rotation of our clergy, is currently covering Episcopal beliefs and practices. The class meets in the Learning Center Library. Children’s Conversations takes place in the Children’s Center for ages 1-11 and includes an engaging lesson and art response, along with games and community building. To learn more, click here.

Please take note: Our office is closed tomorrow in observance of the Fourth of July holiday

Happy Independence Day!

CHILDREN’S CHECK-IN

Summer Music + Arts Camp was so much fun!!!

The second week of Summer Music + Arts Camp was another success! Curious what the kids were up to? This year, we have the pleasure of learning about this experience from our Lead Junior Counselor, Rachel Williams. Click here to view!

All Aboard the Barn-a-Bus!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

Backpack Blessing | Sunday, August 7

Wednesday Night Music Resumes | September 7

Contact Sarah Petersen for more details.

BINGO at EAST VALLEY MEN’S CENTER

TODAY! | 2345 N. Country Club Dr, Mesa, Az

A New Leaf’s East Valley Men’s Center is a safe haven for men facing homelessness as they re-integrate into the community. Saint Barnabas is hosting Bingo at the center on the first Sunday of each month when parishioners will visit with the men and help facilitate the game. Learn more HERE or contact Jennifer Tefft.

QUIET DAY

July 9, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Sanctuary + Zoom 

Join Rev. Jim for quiet solitary time, and sessions of communal silent prayer in the Sanctuary. In July we will continue our focus on beginning a practice of awakening to the presence of the Holy Spirit within, what we call “boundless Presence” at Saint Barnabas. For beginners and for the practiced, always, we begin again. The day concludes with Holy Eucharist. Please bring your Bible. For more information CLICK HERE or contact Ann Hott

PACK THE BACKPACKS!

Monday, July 25 and Friday, July 29 | 8:30 – 11:30 AM – Sean’s Place

The people we serve in Ensenada, Mexico are so grateful for everything the parishioners of Saint Barnabas have done for them. We are disappointed that the medical and support team will not be able to deploy our mission trip there; however, we are optimistic that we will be able to return in July 2023. As they did last year, our Ensenada partners are securing doctors and dentists to provide a local one-day mission later this summer. We will provide the funds and they will buy medications locally. We have sent some PPE (masks and gloves) and glasses (readers and sunglasses) to be used by the team.

We are seeking donations of school supplies to fill 100+ backpacks, which will be shipped to children as part of the Mexico Medical Mission. Come and lend a hand stuffing and packing up the backpacks! Please go to saintbarnabas.org/pack-the-backpacks for details of needed items, which can be dropped off in the church office or at the June and July food drives. You can donate boxes of 24 crayons, pencils, colored pencils, markers, pens, single-subject notebooks, pencil sharpeners, erasers, rulers, zippered bags, glue sticks and small scissors. If you’d prefer to make a financial donation, we will be happy to shop for you: please mark your gift “Mexico backpacks”. We will bless the backpacks during worship on Sunday, August 7. Questions? Contact Mary Beth Volberding at 321-223-7566 or You can drop off your backpack donations along with your food donations at our monthly Food Drive! Come by Saturday, June 18 to make your drive-through donations in the main parking lot off Mockingbird Lane from 8am – 10am. Put your donations in your trunk at home. When it’s your turn, stay in the driver’s seat, unlock or open your trunk, and we will remove your donations for you.

Learn more by clicking HERE

2022 ENGLAND & SCOTLAND PILGRIMAGE

September 15-28, 2022

Join our friends at Christ Church of the Ascension on their pilgrimage following our Anglican/Episcopal roots through England and Scotland. Led by Fr. Grant Holmes, former Vicar St. Mary’s, St. Albans, England. The tour includes 12 nights of accommodations, daily breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners, all entrance fees, private guides, touring, transportation, and gratuities. Please call or email Bonnie Waite at 480-899-8006 or Click Here for more information.

WORSHIP IS AT THE HEART OF SAINT BARNABAS

Our services incorporate a number of volunteers of all ages who serve in many different roles to make worship happen each week. How is God calling you to serve? We will be happy to train you so you can try out serving in a variety of ways. Look below for some current opportunities to serve. You can learn more by clicking here or calling the church office.

USHERS

As ushers, our mission is to enable worshipers at Saint Barnabas to easily and fully engage in our services. This hands-on ministry requires an ability to move around our sanctuary, attentiveness to people’s needs, and the ability to problem-solve calmly when needed. For more information about training to volunteer as an usher, please contact Sherry Romer

ALTAR GUILD

The Altar Guild serves the parish in worship by beautifying and organizing the sanctuary and other worship spaces and tending the various vessels and instruments needed for our worship services. For more information about the Altar Guild, please contact Rowena Hanna

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) serve the bread and/or wine during Holy Communion at all Eucharistic worship services. The only requirements for this ministry are steady hands for carrying the cup or plate and steady feet for traversing the steps by the altar rail. We will train new LEMs to navigate our altar-in-the-round. For more information about becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister please contact Trish Refo

READERS

As Readers, our ministry is the reading of scripture in worship for the whole congregation to hear. We trace our heritage as Readers back to the early church in the first century after Christ’s resurrection, when most people were unable to read and important church texts were shared orally. Readers at Saint Barnabas may read scripture, lead the Prayers of the People, or lead the praying of the Psalm. If you’re interested in sharing your voice with our congregation, please contact Sarah Lund

We look forward to hearing from you.
Deacon Sarah Getts