Mark 12:38-44
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
An Update 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 ...

November 17th is Fall Clean Up
(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.. The more hands we have (youth are welcome), the faster we'll rake up oak and elm leaves. (Last year we got 33 bags). Please sign-up on the list in Lukens Hall or call Jamie Henderson at 303-830-0038 or  so we know who's coming. Donuts will be provided! 
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 your voice among those who affirm God's goodness in the midst of our everyday lives.
STEWARDSHIP 2019: On Vision
Vision is the life-blood of every faith community including the Episcopal Church Community of Saint Barnabas.  Vision is the embodiment for hopes and dreams of faithful people.  Sometimes these hopes are too generalized or hard to articulate but as vision they can be focused into mission and ministries. This is the means by which God’s work is done by our hands.
Vision abounds in the Saint Barnabas DNA.   In the early days of the AIDS epidemic when many we afraid to be close to an HIV infected patient, Charles Robbins and others had a vision of providing nutrition prepared in our kitchen to persons confined with AIDS.  This ministry of providing food as expression of God’s love has grown beyond our walls to becomeProject Angel Heart.  More recently Deacon Sally Megeath, Timothy and Elizabeth Hepp had a vision of providing shelter to homeless women. With other Capitol Hill Churches we feed and house 20-24 women regularly in the Women’s Homelessness Initiative (WHI) involving very many parishioners.  Looking forward, the parents of young children in the Saint Barnabas comminute are focusing their vision on a revised ministry for young parishioners that will collaborate with the Director of Family Ministry to be chosen soon.
Continuing the analogy, if vision is the life-blood, then supporting the operating budget is the skeletal foundation that sustains our ministries and allows us to visualize new opportunities for extending God’s Grace going forward.  Staff salaries, utility payments, building and grounds maintenance and outreach are supported by  pledged income.   Please pledge this month:   online— —at the giving link to a 2019 donation, or on paper form (forms and collection envelopes are near the name-tag board).  The equation is simple:  God showers us with many blessings and we respond with generous and bold giving. ~ Roger Mattison

Thanks to those who have pledged to date:
$160,450 in pledges with 28 pledgers.
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.  
Coming Saturday, December 1:
Our Advent wreath-making afternoon!
Please join with other St. Barnabas families on December 1, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. We'll enjoy a simple supper together and create Advent wreaths to mark the beginning of this joyous season. A donation of $10 per family for wreath materials is suggested. To be certain we have enough supplies, please call or email Carol in the office.
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! This Sunday, November 11, we'll have White Bean/Sausage/Kale soup available (a last minute change from Hungarian Goulash). We plan to cook another soup November 15 and then take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Always need volunteers to cook on Thursday and to take donations for soup on Sunday after the 9:30 am service. Donations help support the St. George Health Clinic in Baghdad. Any questions or to volunteer, call Ray at 303-329-9039 or email .
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.
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
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Sunday, November 11
Services: 7:45a & 9:30a
Adult Forum: 11:00a

Monday, November 12
Office closed

Wednesday, November 14
Holy Communion Service with Bible Study: 10:00a
Compline Service: 6:30p

Thursday, November 15
Soup Group: 9:00 a
Choir Practice: 7:00 p

Saturday, November 17
Fall Clean Up: 9:00 a - Noon

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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