Pastor’s Blog: June 2016

This will be my last blog as pastor of St. Barnabas. I will be retiring at the end of June 2016. As I leave this ministry I am deeply thankful to God and to the people of St. Barnabas. To God, for the call and support through 39 years of…

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“To Life!”

“To Life!” That’s a common toast at a celebration. It’s also the message of Easter. Faith in God is about life, and Jesus reveals this life in what he said and did—especially in the resurrection. The life God gives is not only full of blessings day by day, but is…

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Can you find the church in this picture?

This year, our mid-week Lenten series (7:00 pm Wednesdays) will explore this question: “Can you find the church in this picture?” While it’s common to think that the church is the building, that’s really a second definition. Much more, the church is the people. But the people are only a…

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Epiphany Light

Epiphany gets its name from the Greek word that means an appearance or manifestation.  Christians celebrate is festival on January 6th, the day after the 12 days of the Christmas season.  It marks the coming of the wise men (Magi), to worship baby Jesus.  They were astrologers who saw signs…

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Pastor’s Blog: Ministry Under the Cross

When we were baptized we were marked with the cross of Jesus. That shows his claim on us. At the same time it reminds us of our ministry—that we are to follow his way of selfless and generous serving and caring. No surprise, then, that the logo for our visioning appeal is crossshaped! We want to, in the words on the…

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