"In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a pocket handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints."
-- Frederick Buechner 

 St. Barnabas Parish will celebrate All Saints' Day this Sunday in worship. We celebrate all the saints, the refined ones and the earthy ones, the boisterous ones and the contemplative ones, the young ones and the old ones, the bold ones and the timid ones. We celebrate all who have gone before us, not because they don heavenly halos, but because they showed us, by living their real lives among us, what it means to be loved by God. Come and join us in worship at 7:45a or 9:30a this Sunday, November 4.  
~Patti Walter, Interim Associate
"Did I not tell you that if you believed,
you would see the glory of God?"
John 11:40
Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.
See you Sunday at 7:45 or 9:30 am Mountain STANDARD Time.
The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas was chosen as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado during its 131st Annual Convention. The Rev. Lucas previously served as Rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. and St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC.
Pending consent of a majority of the bishops with jurisdiction, Lucas will be ordained and consecrated on May 18, 2019. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preside.
Are you fully alive and truly awake?  
On November 4, Special Guest Rev. Jane Vennard will facilitate our discussion of nurturing your soul through personal spiritual practices, drawing from her book Fully Alive and Truly Awake published in 2014. Jane is a well-known retreat leader, spiritual director and teacher who has written several books on prayer, spirituality and spiritual communities. She was called to special ministry of teaching and spiritual direction and ordained in the United Church of Christ. Jane has also served as a Senior Adjunct Professor at Iliff School of Theology, teaching courses on prayer, spirituality and discernment. Please join the circle for a lively discussion.

Our own Bill Lundgren will facilitate the Forum on Sundays November 11 and 18, starting from some of the ideas about ways of being in community in Brian McLaren’s book The Great Spiritual Migration , and adding wisdom and insights drawn from his therapy practice and recent study of mindfulness. We’ve enjoyed Bill’s lively mind and sly humor more than once at St. Barnabas and look forward to hearing what he and Hugo have to tell us.  
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Share fall 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.
Soup's on! The Soup Group has Creamy Spinach & Chickpea soup for you this week. More volunteers are needed for the November 8th cooking session. If you can help and are not on our sign-up list, contact Ray O'Loughlin at  303-329-9039 or Donations help support the St. George Health Clinic in Baghdad.
Lunch at the St. Francis Apartments
 Starting on November 14, we will be providing lunch for the residents of the St. Francis Apartments at Cathedral Square once a month on the 2 nd  Wednesday of the month. This should be a very fun activity and will be much appreciated by our luncheon guests.  Please see Elizabeth Hepp (or e-mail at ) if you are interested.
Stewardship 2019
Dear St. Barnabas Community,
As I walked into the cool night air from Temple Emmanuel last Sunday following the memorial vigil for the victims of the Synagogue murders in Pittsburgh, I reflected on how houses of worship are paradoxically places of refuge and vulnerability.  I hope that on All Saint’s Sunday, November 4, the whole Saint Barnabas Community will gather to remember those who preceded us and to show solidarity with the wider interfaith community in our resolve to be living expressions of God’s Love.  In my view the communion table we come to extends through time-space to include those souls before us, those who will come after us and indeed all God’s people.  We come to the table for solace and for strength. This has been our practice of welcoming inclusivity at 1280 Vine for more than 125 years and will continue to be so. At the same time, we must recognize that our church home is vulnerable.  God forbid that an angry, irrational zealot would assault us directly.  More worrisome is the possibility that complacency when bold action is required could erode our ability to sustain the ministries with which we reach out to our parish, our community and to the world. In the context of a Pledge Campaign I am asking for not only solidarity with those who have been assaulted but also a bold and generous financial commitment.  Pledge on paper or online and 2019 will blossom with amazing possibilities.
~ Roger Mattison

UPDATE: Pledges to date total $52,530 with 16 pledgers. Thank you.
A note from Patti Walter, Interim Associate
Announcements are an important part of our worship service, as we not only connect with our God "up there", but also with our God "in here" in our community in worship. It is truly a joy to hear about all that is going on in and through the people of St. Barnabas! In order to help the timing of announcements, St. Barnabas has had a protocol of emailing the rector with announcements ahead of time which has fallen by the wayside.  Please either email me at  with your desired announcement for that Sunday, or catch me before worship.  And, as difficult as this can be, we ask that you keep your announcement to 1-2 minutes in length. Thanks much!
Arts on Vine All Parish Show this weekend!
Opening reception next Friday, November 9, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Plan to attend this fun event.   Artists : Please turn in your registration form by this Sunday, November 4 or e-mail your information to
November 17th is Fall Clean Up at St. Barnabas.
(We need you to pick up...and we need your pick-up!)
St. B's fall landscape clean-up will be on Saturday, November 17th, from 9 am-noon.. Help us rake up oak and elm leaves. (Last year we got 33 bags!). If you have access to a pick-up truck (or a friend who can loan us one), let Jamie Henderson know at 303-830-0038 or .
Service of Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 18 at 7:45a and 9:30a
Join your St. Barnabas family on Sunday, Nov. 18 for a special service of thanks. There will be the opportunity to give thanks in worship, either verbally or in writing. All words of thanks will be offered to God during the offering. And, we'll follow both services with a potluck pie reception! Bring your favorite pie to share.
The Search for Our New Priest:
A Note from Jim, Hayes, Sr. Warden
To start our calling process, our parish worked on developing the Portfolio. We on the Vestry were keen to involve all members of the parish as much as practical. We held several parish-wide meetings and formed several committees to answer the questions. I was able to stand before you on many Sundays to talk about progress and the next steps.But since the Portfolio was completed, you've hardly seen me. You must be wondering ... Why? What's been happening?? Search ...
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: . THANKS!
Any adult, teen or child who is interested in being an acolyte, please see or call David Ford at 303-394-4225

Sunday, November 4
Services: 7:45a & 9:30a
Adult Forum: 11:00a

Monday, November 5
Office closed

Wednesday, November 7
Holy Communion Service with Bible Study: 10:00a
Compline Service: 6:30p

Thursday, November 8
Soup Group: 9:00 a
Choir Practice: 7:00 p

Announcement Deadline is Noon on Wednesdays!
Important St. Barnabas Emails
ervin outreach grant application
Staff Out of Office
Carol Anderson Nov 8-13,23
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