Mark 13: 1-8
As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.” When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?”
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Service of Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 18 at 7:45a and 9:30a
Join your St. Barnabas family in giving thanks on Sunday, November 18. God has been good to us individually and corporately, and we want to return our thanksgiving to God! We are celebrating by inviting you to share your thanks in worship, either during our time of sharing or by writing it on a slip of paper that will be posted in Lukens Hall. Then, we invite you to bring your favorite pie to share at a Pie Potluck after each service  Come and join this affirmation of God's goodness in the midst of our everyday lives.
WE HAVE A NEW PRIEST!
The vestry is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Nelson has accepted our call to be Priest-In-Charge at St. Barnabas. Jeffrey has over 30 years experience in the Lutheran and Episcopal traditions, holding positions in parish ministry, campus ministry, and church publishing. He is currently Rector at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North Platte, Nebraska. During the next two months Jeffrey will be fulfilling his obligation to the Diocese of Nebraska to assist in the transition at Church of Our Savior. His first Sunday at St. Barnabas is planned for January 27, 2019. Jeffrey and his husband Curt Bennett will be here after each service on Sunday, December 9. We hope all can attend.
Memorial Service in Joyful Thanksgiving for the Life of
Earle Cabell, Jr.
Saturday, November 17
2:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas
THIS WEEKEND AT ST. BARNABAS.. .
Saturday, November 17th
"Polishing" for Advent
Come help make the St. Barnabas sanctuary even more beautiful. We'll polish from 9a to noon. Count on great conversation while we work, a super sense of satisfaction... and snacks!
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Fall Clean Up
St. B's fall clean-up is Saturday, 9a to noon. The more hands we have, the faster we'll rake up oak and elm leaves. Please call Jamie Henderson at 303-830-0038 or  swimmer@tde.com  so we know who's coming. Donuts will be provided! 
ADVENT AT ST. BARNABAS
Come join your St. Barnabas family and bring your friends!
ADVENT WREATH-MAKING PARTY December 1 | 4-6pm
We will gather and make our wreaths and then enjoy a light supper together. There is a suggested $10 donation per wreath. Please let Carol know how many will attend at  carol.anderson@stbdenver.org .

ADVENT WORSHIP  December 2, 9, 16, & 23 | 7:45 and 9:30am
YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY  December 15 | 5pm | Keven Lindahl & Ben Fiedler’s home
ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET  December 16 | After both services
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT  December 16 | 9:30am service
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES December 24 
Family Service | 5 pm 
Choral Prelude with Choir & Congregation | 7:30pm 
Candlelight Service | 8pm
CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE  December 25 | 10am
STEWARDSHIP 2019: Three Questions
This is the fourth note in this stewardship Pledge Drive. Thank you to everyone who has made their pledge in these last few weeks. This week I want to reach out to those who have been a bit remote in attendance for this last month and even those who are disengaged from St. Barnabas. Today consider renewing your engagement with the parish by making a pledge for 2019.  My appeal here is a paraphrasing a teacher from two centuries ago:
There were three questions posed by a 1st century Jerusalem scholar Rabbi Hillel, when asked "How do we understand what we are to do in the world?”
Ask yourself, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me?" This is not a selfish question rather it asks what are you about, what do you value, what do you have to contribute;
Then a second question, "If I am for myself alone, what am I?"   That is to recognize that we are only fully human in relationship with others. Our capacity to realize our own objectives is inextricably wrapped up with the capacity of others to realize theirs;
And finally, "If not now, when?" The time for action is always now, because it's often only through action that we can learn what we need to learn in order to be able to act effectively in the ways that we intend.

Thanks to those who have pledged to date:
$184,830 in pledges with 39 pledgers.
BARNABAS FORUM:
Thank you to Bill Lundgren for his thoughtful and witty facilitation of "Loving Thyself" on November 11. Bill will return to complete this topic on December 2, when he will recap his comments on barriers to healthy loving of self, along with some tips to increase self-love and an assessment. He promises this time the print on the hand-out will be large enough to allow us to read it. Bill will also focus the presentation on using mindfulness meditation as a way to generate healthy self-love. Sunday, November 18, Forum will not meet in order to participate more fully in eating pie with thankfulness. Sunday November 25, Forum will meet for a discussion of civility and civil conversations. Look forward to having you join us!
A remembrance service will be held at East High School, on November 20 at 6:30pm.
All are welcome. Kevin Lindahl has invited those who would like to attend to join him. You can reach Kevin at  kevinlindahl@gmail.com
Share Wednesday evenings with us as we delve into poetry and meaning, and read Compline together.   It's a contemplative, quiet space of beautiful words and fellowship to get you through the end of the week. Bring poems to share or just enjoy the ones others provide.  6:30, Wednesdays, upstairs in the Chapel.
It's a Two-Soup Sunday! This Sunday, November 18, we'll have both Creamy Spinach and White Bean/Sausage/Kale soup available after the 9:30a service. Donations help support the St. George Health Clinic in Baghdad. If you have questions or to volunteer for soup making after Thanksgiving, call Ray at 303-329-9039 or email  RNMOLoughlin@gmail.com .
Prayers for those hurt by and fighting the California fires...
The fires in California have affected many thousands of Californians. Among them are Jody and Kemper Wills' son Jeff's family, who lost everything when their home burned. To help them begin again, an online fund has been established at www.gofundme.com/help-for-jana-and-jeff .
PHOTOGRAPHER(S) NEEDED!   The St. B’s photo gallery needs new and more photos for use on our website and e-newsletter. Please capture images at your gatherings here, of the newly-landscaped exterior and St. B events away. We do need parent authorization for children’s pictures. Please send your photos to:  carlacarwile@gmail.com . THANKS!
Any adult, teen or child who is interested in being an acolyte, please see or call David Ford at 303-394-4225
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We especially welcome photos of St. B faces, events and celebrations you care to share.

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THIS WEEK AT ST. BARNABAS

Sunday, November 18
Services: 7:45 am & 9:30 am
Adult Forum: 11:00 am
Thanksgiving Pie Pot-Luck after both services

Monday, November 19
Office closed

Tuesday, November 20
Liturgy Meeting: 2:30 pm
Choir Practice: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 21
Holy Communion Service with Bible Study: 10:00 am
Compline Service: 6:30 pm

Thursday, November 22
THANKSGIVING

Announcement Deadline is Noon on Wednesdays!
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prayer-requests @stbdenver.org
announcements @stbdenver.org
ervin outreach grant application
Staff Out of Office
Carol Anderson Nov 23
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