Saint Barnabas

Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California


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"We’re following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth. We are simply the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, seeking every day to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40). Just like Jesus." These are the words of our Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry. Intrigued? Come and join us at St. Barnabas as we live into our calling.

Weekly worship gatherings:

Weekly worship gatherings:

8:00 am – Eucharist (quieter service) 10:00 am – Sunday School for children 10:15 am – Eucharist (with hymns)   1062 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA...

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Homilies

Homilies

Note that some St Barnabas Homilies recordings begin and are interwoven with the scripture readings, which are faint – but the homilies are louder. Episcopal 101: Four sermons (text format) given by the Rev. John Goldingay in the summer of 2012   MOST RECENT SERMONS July 23, 2017, Aaron Yenney, Audio / Scripture (Track 1)  July 9, 2017 Mark Bradshaw, Come to Jesus (video) / Audio  /  Scripture (Track 1) July 2, 2017, John Goldingay, Audio / Scripture (Track 1) June 25, 2017 Edette Nichols, Hagar’s Children June 18, 2017 John Goldingay on Juneteenth June 11, 2017  William Pang June 4, 2017, Rev. Mark Bradshaw May 28, 2017, Jamie Hammons May 21, 2017, Joshua Beckett April, 30, 2017, John Goldingay, Later that day on the road to Emmaus… April 23, 2017, Edette Nichols, He’s Alive – Again! Easter, April 16, 2017 Marissa Ortiz, Jesus is on the Loose! March 19, 2017 Diane Obenchain Sermon StBarnabas March19-2017-1 (text) March 12, 2017 Jamie Hammons February 19, 2017 Paula Pavanis  February 12, 2017 Jeanelle Austin on Grace February...

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Servants

Servants

The Rev. John Goldingay is priest-in-charge. He is a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and has been part of St. Barnabas since 1997. His phone number is (626) 405-0626, his email is johngold@fuller.edu, and his website is www.fuller.edu/sot/faculty/jgoldingay  The Rev. Jamesetta Hammons is a deacon and pastoral care associate. She is a chaplain at MLK Medical Center in Los Angeles and has been part of St Barnabas since 2006. Her phone number is (310) 701-2036 and her email is jhamo4@msn.com The Rev. Mark Bradshaw is a deacon and pastoral care associate. He has been a part of St. Barnabas since 2010. Mark was recently ordained as a “transitional” deacon on June 3, 2017. His ordination to the priesthood will likely take place in January of 2018, God willing. Mark’s email is markdbradshaw@gmail.com and his cell phone is (831) 430-6500.  Althea Williams, Senior Warden: Robert Edwards, Junior Warden:  (626) 798-6235 Paul Kaufman,  Minister of Music St. Barnabas Church Vestry: Sylvia Wiggins Susan Daniels Geneva Fulbright Violet Zacarias Edette Nichols Vicki Washington Marco White Pat Edwards, Secretary Jonathan Williams,...

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Our Story

Our Story

The St. Barnabas Church Story The history of the Episcopal Church in the Los Angeles area goes back to 1864, but the background to the founding of St. Barnabas was the “Great Migration” of African Americans from the South, which started at the beginning of the twentieth century. In more recent years a significant number of Afro-Caribbean immigrants to California from Latin America (especially Costa Rica and Panama) have joined St. Barnabas.   The African Americans who came to the Los Angeles area did not find a ready welcome in the Episcopal churches, and on June 16, 1909, a meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Georgia Weatherton on South Fair Oaks Avenue, “to organize an Episcopal mission”, soon known as St. Barnabas Guild, according to handwritten minutes in the diocesan archives.  The fledgling members supported their ministry by holding food sales.  By 1911, services were being held in the Grand Army Hall on Colorado Street.   St. Barnabas Church itself was founded in 1923 by eight women....

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