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…O Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Stories, by Saint Barnabas

The beloved Christmas carol “God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen” ends each verse with the repeated phrase “O tidings of comfort and joy.” Ease and happiness are certainly welcome at Christmastime. But what if there is more to this line of verse than is apparent in the song? Sometimes there is a depth of meaning to our words … Continue reading …O Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Boy Scouts of America
Stories, by Saint Barnabas

Saint Barnabas sponsors Boy Scouts of America troop 644, which is ages 11-18. The troop meets on Tuesday evenings at 7PM in Hutton Hall. Together, they learn outdoor survival skills, self-confidence, and ethics all through activities that focus on service, community, engagement, and leadership. You can support this troop by joining their fundraiser and purchasing … Continue reading Boy Scouts of America

The Saint Barnabas Book & Gift Shop
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The Bookstore is currently open on Sunday mornings, from 8:30am to noon. The Saint Barnabas Bookstore, located across the courtyard from the main Sanctuary doors, opened in 1979. Parishioners came together to purchase and install everything from the showcases to the shelving, and the store has been run by a team of volunteers ever since. … Continue reading The Saint Barnabas Book & Gift Shop

Leadership Recognition | The Rev. Sarah Getts + Don Henninger
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During our Diocesan Convention in October, Saint Barnabas was proud to be represented by two award recipients. The Rev. Sarah Getts was made Honorary Canon by the Bishop for her exemplary work as Archdeacon to the Diocese. Our senior warden Don Henninger was also awarded Senior Warden of the Year for his work with the Carter … Continue reading Leadership Recognition | The Rev. Sarah Getts + Don Henninger

Enriching Lives
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Churches are among the few places in our society where members of many generations gather together in intentional and sustained relationships. When we make the effort to make the church’s life open to all, wonderful things happen. Children and adults learn the story of our faith in ways that match their developmental stage. We learn … Continue reading Enriching Lives

Military Appreciation
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On Sunday, November 6, we honored our Veterans during services and gathered together following the 10:15am service in our Parish Hall to write notes of appreciation to military service members who are hospitalized in the Phoenix Veterans Administration Hospital.  Our “get well soon” wishes and a simple expression of thanks mean so much to these men and women … Continue reading Military Appreciation

Missions & Ministries Festival 2022
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Did you know? There are 43 different ways to serve at Saint Barnabas! On Sunday, October 30, the community gathered on our patio for lunch, games and joy. Our Missions and Ministry leaders and teams shared with us call about how they  serve our neighbors in many different ways. From Lay Readers to Choir, from … Continue reading Missions & Ministries Festival 2022

Don’t forget Your Joyful Hearts!
Stories, by Saint Barnabas

Let’s Spread Joy! Did you receive our flyer in the mail last week? If not, you can download  and print it here. Share about a joyous moment for you at Saint Barnabas on the heart found on the inside, cut it out and bring it THIS Sunday, October 30, to the Missions and Ministries Festival. We will have ways … Continue reading Don’t forget Your Joyful Hearts!

Thank You to Our Delegates
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We are grateful to our delegates who represented Saint Barnabas at the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona in Tucson this weekend: Steve Bartlett​​ • Don Henninger​​ • Sarah Colmark​​ • ​​Amber Leima​​ • Cam DeCaussin​​​​ • Sarah Lund​​ • Jane Gharibian​​ If you see them, be sure to thank them for their … Continue reading Thank You to Our Delegates

Coping with Grief During the Holidays
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As we approach the season of Advent, we are once again hearing the stories of preparation, waiting, and hope. The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with anticipation and activity. As a church our busyness exponentially grows. For not only do we have our regular Sunday services and faith formation, but we also have … Continue reading Coping with Grief During the Holidays