NEW! Sit and Fit classes for seniors!

All senior citizens are invited to join our NEW Sit and Fit Classes in the Family Life Center! The class currently meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM, focusing on muscle strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility using 3 tools, hand weights, resistance bands & small balls.  Bring your…

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Shop AmazonSmile to support our missionaries!

Did you know you can support St. Barnabas every time you shop at Amazon.com? The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of every purchase back to us! All proceeds go to support our missionaries in Japan, Jim and Carol Sack. Simply click this link and then bookmark the page for future purchases,…

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2017 Altar Flowers

Signups are still available to provide altar flowers for select dates in 2017.  Please sign up for a date on the chart in the narthex.  Thank you!

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NEW – Pr. Joe’s Sermons on YouTube!

Did you miss last week’s worship service? Pastor Joe’s sermons can now be found on our YouTube Channel!  Just click on the YouTube link in the upper left-hand corner of this page to link to the channel, then click on the sermon you’d like to watch.  Let’s help Pr. Joe…

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Congregational Meeting News

Did you miss the congregational meeting on Sunday, January 22nd?  Want to find out what was discussed?  To request a PDF copy of the presentation, or if you have questions, please email our Council President, Linda Hamann, at hamannhome@aol.com.

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Youth Safety Program Announcement

Council has finalized and approved our Youth Safety Program.  We will now require all Youth Leaders and Chaperones to complete a volunteer application consenting to a background screening and participate in Child Safety Training. It is the goal of St. Barnabas Lutheran Church to provide a safe place of nurture…

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Painting Project Update!

Have you noticed the painters working on the exterior of the church this past week?   They’ve been busy painting the cross that rises above our roof on the north side of the sanctuary, as well as the exterior doors near the church office and other exterior surfaces.   A…

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Welcome Pastor Joe

On Sunday, August 21st, we welcomed the Rev. Joe Chu as our part-time interim pastor! Pastor Joseph Chu currently serves as the Associate Program Director of Lutheran Disaster Response – U.S., ELCA. Ordained in 1990, he has served congregations in Illinois and California. From 2004-2009, he served as the Program…

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Jim & Carol Sack Visit St. Barnabas!

The congregation welcomed missionaries Jim & Carol Sack to St. Barnabas on Sunday, July 17th, as Pastor Sack led our worship service and he and Carol shared inspiring stories of their mission work in Japan.  We learned that being a Christian in Japan – where only 1% of the population…

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Pastor John’s Retirement Celebration!

Congratulations to Pastor John, who recently announced his retirement effective June 30th!  While we will surely miss him, we’re excited that he and Lanet are able to retire at this time to enjoy their hobbies and more time with their family. We’ll be celebrating with a Brunch after the second…

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Outreach: Northern Illinois Food Bank

St. Barnabas was well-represented on Saturday, volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva, IL. Eleven of us repackaged 1,800 pounds of Frosted Flakes cereal into 20 oz. bags for distribution to clients around northern Illinois, enough for 28,000 bowls of cereal!  Thanks to all who participated!

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