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June 2024 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 06/13/2024 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 16, PENTECOST IV/Juneteenth Sunday 10 AM SERVICE!

We’ll honor Juneteenth by welcoming a guest preacher, the Rev. Mark Chase, Associate at All Saints Pasadena, and also say a special prayer for fathers. Festive potluck to follow provided by the St Barnabas community (see sign up sheet in back of church) as well as members of All Saints’ Racial Justice committee. Since se are expecting approximately 150 visitors for this service it will be held on the lawn. Parking in the lot will be reserved for persons needing assistance with limited spaces available at the Jackie Robinson Community Center next door, so please consider carpooling or taking public transportation that day.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! With so many visitors, we will need multiple people both that day and the day before (Sat. 6/15) to help with set up, ushering, clean up, etc., so please let us know if you are able to lend a hand!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANK YOU to everyone who stayed to help prepare the church for termite treatment this week! (more below)* And special thanks also to those who provided the nice, light lunch for our patronal feast day, especially Sue Daniels and Adele Hunter (apologies if I’ve left anyone off!)

PRIDE MONTH All Christians, regardless of political or theological beliefs, are called to stand up for the most vulnerable among us. During the month of June, please pray particularly for the LGBTQ+ community. According to the UCLA Law School, “LGBT people are nine times more likely than non-LGBT people to be victims of violent hate crimes.” Here is a suggested prayer: 

Creator God, Holy one, Maker of love and source of joy: we give you thanks for the infinite variety of your creation. We bless you that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that we are your beloved rainbow tribe. Grant us the courage to tell our truth, to honor ourselves, to love our neighbors, and to share your grace with a world aching for healing. We pray because of Jesus, who shows us the way. Amen.

TERMITES! Treatment has begun and should be completed by noon Wednesday.  We still need to raise $2,300 to cover this phase of the project. (Yes, that number is going down! Thanks to everyone who has contributed!). Please consider making a special donation to our building fund to help cover this cost by visiting stbarnabaspasadena.org/give  and note “Building” in the comments line, or use one of the dedicated envelopes in the back of the church.


SHOW UP & SHOW OUT JUNE THE DATES

SUNDAY JUNE 16TH @ 10AM – JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


This month of June 2024, and every month, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Come home where you are CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED

Don’t be shy

Don’t be afraid

No judgement

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME!

Spread the word

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


May 2024 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 05/29/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Samuel Called by God, Marc Chagall, 1958

THIS SUNDAY, PENTECOST II/Blessing of Graduates, June 2, 9 AM Eucharist with music. We will honor the educational milestones achieved this year by those associated with our community.

NAMES DUE TODAY! Do you have a graduate you would like to honor? Please send their name and grade/degree/certificate completed to Jonathan at jon.williams@sbcglobal.net TODAY so that we can honor them in the bulletin and give them a special award on behalf of their St. Barnabas community. Graduates will also be blessed during the service.

NEXT SUNDAY, JUNE 9, FEAST of ST BARNABAS/Pride Sunday, 9 AM Choral Eucharist Wear your St. Barnabas or Centennial t-shirts and celebrate our patronal feast day with a special anthem by our choir and a reception to follow with finger sandwiches and light food provided by ECW.  [NOTE: Volunteers are requested to remain after church June 9 to help secure the property before termite treatment, scheduled to begin Monday, June 10 (more below*). Please plan to stay a little later and help out: many hands make light work!

UPCOMING EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, PENTECOST IV/Juneteenth Sunday 10 AM SERVICE! We’ll honor Juneteenth by welcoming a guest preacher, the Rev. Mark Chase, Associate at All Saints Pasadena. Festive potluck to follow provided by the St Barnabas community (see sign up sheet in back of church) as well as members of All Saints’ Racial Reconciliation committee.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE Thanks to a very generous gift in memory of the late Doris McDaniel, we made significant progress on our urgent fundraising goals. Our thanks to Vickie Washington and the rest of the Doris McDaniel family for helping to ensure St. Barnabas’ future for generations to come!

TERMITES! We mentioned in our budget discussions earlier this year that much work is required for out building and grounds this year, especially to repair the roof. We are soon entering the first stage, which requires treating for termites (scheduled to begin Monday, June 10) so they neither cause further damage nor imperil the restoration work when begun. We still need to raise over $3,000 to cover this phase of the project. Please consider making a special donation to our building fund to help cover this cost by visiting stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and note “Building” in the comments line, or use one of the dedicated envelopes in the back of the church.


SHOW UP & SHOW OUT JUNE HOLD THE DATES

SUNDAY JUNE 2 @ 9AM – 2024 GRADUATES CELEBRATION

SUNDAY JUNE 9 @ 9AM – SAINT BARNABAS DAY ANNUAL CELEBRATION

SUNDAY JUNE 16TH @ 10AM – JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Today and every day, we remember and honor all those uniformed and civilian who fought and sacrificed for liberty, justice, equality and FREEDOM.

Rest In Power with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


An AMAZING opportunity from our Sister Episcopal Church, Saint Mark’s School of Altadena – 100% Tuition & Expenses Assistance Program for Kindergarten to 6th Grade!

From: Maggie Young, Director of Enrollment Management, Saint Mark’s School

I wanted to share this information with you in the event that you know anyone from your church community who might be interested in Saint Mark’s!

I wanted to share with you an exciting scholarship opportunity that we have at Saint Mark’s. Saint Mark’s School is proud to announce a new partnership with The Children’s Education Initiative (TCEI), a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education for socioeconomically disadvantaged children. TCEI has pledged $1.7 million over several years to Saint Mark’s to support elementary school students, providing 100% tuition assistance and funds to cover additional expenses, such as uniforms and childcare. The partnership aims to bridge the opportunity gap and ensure that more children have access to a quality education during the foundational years of their lives.

 If you know of anyone who might be interested in this scholarship, please let me know or have them reach out to me. In order to be eligible, students must be entering kindergarten and the families must fill out paperwork to show that they are in need of tuition assistance. Attached is a flyer with more information

Thanks for your help in sharing this great opportunity!

Maggie Young

Maggie Young | Director of Enrollment Management

1050 E Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA 91001

626-798-8858 ext 270

www.saint-marks.org

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PS Several generations of our Saint Barnabas Church Family have been blessed with attending, learning, growing, graduating, administering and teaching at the Saint Mark’s School. It is one of the finest educational communities in the area.

PSS Thanks for the heads-up Brotha Gil!

SPREAD THE WORD!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 05/22/2024 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY, TRINITY, May 26, 9 AM Eucharist with music celebrate “the one and equal glory” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, “in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Being” (BCP, p. 380).

NEXT SUNDAY, PENTECOST II/Blessing of Graduates, June 2, 9 AM Eucharist with music. We will honor the educational milestones achieved this year by those associated with our community. More here:

DO YOU HAVE A GRADUATE YOU WOULD LIKE TO HONOR? Please send their name and grade/ degree/certificate completed to Jonathan at jon.williams@sbcglobal.net so that we can honor them in the bulletin and give them a special award on behalf of their St. Barnabas community. Graduates will also be blessed during the service.

UPCOMING EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 ST BARNABAS FEAST DAY. Wear your St. Barnabas or Centennial t-shirts and celebrate our patronal feast day with a special anthem by our choir and a reception to follow with finger sandwiches and light food provided by ECW. Volunteers are requested to remain after church June 9 to help secure the property before termite treatment, scheduled to begin Monday, June 10 (more below). Please plan to stay a little later and help out: many hands make light work!

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, PENTECOST IV/Juneteenth Sunday 10 AM SERVICE! We’ll honor Juneteenth by welcoming a guest preacher, the Rev. Mark Chase, Associate at All Saints Pasadena. Festive potluck to follow provided by the St Barnabas community (see sign up sheet in back of church) as well as members of All Saints’ Racial Reconciliation committee.

TERMITES! We mentioned in our budget discussions earlier this year that much work is required for out building and grounds this year, especially to repair the roof. We are soon entering the first stage, which requires treating for termites (scheduled to begin Monday, June 10) so they neither cause further damage nor imperil the restoration work when begun. The cost for this treatment is $8,400 (which also includes wood fungus treatment). Please consider making a special donation to our building fund to help cover this cost by visiting stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and note “Building” in the comments line, or use one of the dedicated envelopes in the back of the church.


SHOW UP & SHOW OUT JUNE HOLD THE DATES

SUNDAY JUNE 2 @ 9AM – 2024 GRADUATES CELEBRATION

SUNDAY JUNE 9 @ 9AM – SAINT BARNABAS DAY ANNUAL CELEBRATION

SUNDAY JUNE 16TH @ 10AM – JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Manifesting God’s GREATNESS keeps us busy!

Another BUSY weekend for the Saint Barnabas Church Family! Last Friday evening, we prepared and served Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 (disguised as good ‘ol down-home cook’in dinners) to 32 of our Sisters and Brothers at Union Station (please join us every 3rd Friday 6pm–8:30pm) – “A rainbow in their clouds” – Maya Angelou.

Saturday morning was and is ALWAYS a workday. Please join us from 10-12 every Saturday for some good old fashioned HARD WORK (It’s not really that hard. More fun than work. Shhhhhh). THANK YOU to ALL of the Workday Crew! Every aspect of the Saint Barnabas Campus NEVER looked so good!

Saturday afternoon, the Saint Barnabas Church Family was well represented at the celebration of the ministry of Bishop Chet Talton at St. John’s Cathedral. https://www.facebook.com/john.h.taylor.9/posts/pfbid02toHusY2Xq6k3zEywoUADARmwKnysYQuL7LAaX6thvFYp6Gj8MbG3i8NMSpSQDMsrl

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

And at yesterday’s Pentecost Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship the Saint Barnabas Church Family celebrated in English, Spanish, French and Greek, reflecting the rich, beautiful, mosaic, diversity of ALL of Pasadena! And we were deeply moved by Brotha Joshua’s amazing PREACH’IN! And of course he SANG, not just from his diaphragm, but from his SOUL! AMEN and AMEN again!

WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP WHERE YOU ARE CELEBRATED, NOT JUST TOLERATED!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 05/17/2024 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY PENTECOST, May 19, 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. Come hear the story of the Holy Spirit, sent by Jesus to companion, comfort and advocate for his church, in a combination of several languages, honoring the many languages understood by the crowds at the original Pentecost. We will also renew our baptismal covenant and Todd Gajdusek offers “You Walk With Me,” music and lyrics by David Yazbek.

ALSO THIS SUNDAY: VESTRY MEETING in Mo. Marianne’s office immediately following the service. All are welcome to learn about and discuss important church business.

NEXT SUNDAY, TRINITY, May 26, 9 AM Eucharist with music celebrate “the one and equal glory” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, “in Trinity of Persons and in Unity of Being” (BCP, p. 380).

FRIDAY May 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

FREE ART in LA! Jean-Michel Basquiat, through June 1 at Gagosian, 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. See the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s time in Los Angeles, reuniting nearly thirty works produced near Venice Beach between 1982 and 1984. Basquiat was a ground-breaking African American artist whose work dealt with themes of racism, classism, colonialism, and other power structures and their effects on U.S. society. He combined his passion for graffiti and street art with fine art techniques to create his own unique style.

IS YOUR PLEDGE CURRENT? Please check! We have a significant shortfall between our expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received–which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.


SHOW UP & SHOW OUT HOLD THE DATE

SUNDAY JUNE 16TH @ 10AM

JUNETEENTH WAFFLES & WINGS SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP WITH SPECIAL GUEST PREACHER REV. MARK CHASE OF ALL SAINTS!!!

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – MLK

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Today May 15th we celebrate the happiest anniversary of the 19th Servant Leader of the Saint Barnabas Church Family, our beloved Priest-In-Charge, The Right Reverend V.R. Marianne Zahn. Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with Mo. Marianne! Lord in your mercy hear our PRAISE! Mo. Marianne, to you and yours, we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


If you didn’t know what He expects of you…

Now you know!

Brought to you by Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Time is very slow for those who wait.

Time is very fast for those who are scared.

Time is very long for those who lament.

Time is very short for those who celebrate.

But for those who love, time is eternal.

Edward de Vere

Yesterday, Sista Abbey preached on Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 during these most challenging times! Please enjoy the on-demand re-streaming of this breathtaking sermon by clicking HERE!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 04/25/2024 – Mo. Marianne

The Blessing of the Wheat in Artois, Jules Breton, 1857

THIS SUNDAY EASTER VI, Rogation Sunday, May 5, 9 AM Sung Eucharist. Rogation Sunday is the last one before Ascension Day (May 9), and is especially devoted to agriculture and industry. Rogation is derived from the Latin verb ‘rogare’ which means ‘to ask’ because we ask God’s blessing on fields, crops, and the hands of farmers who produce our food. Traditionally, rural churches practice the “beating of the bounds,” where the whole congregation processes out into the fields following the service, singing and praying for God’s abundance.

COLLECT FOR ROGATION Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life shared our toil and hallowed our labor: Be present with your people where they work; make those who carry on the industries and commerce of this land responsive to your will; and give to us all a pride in what we do, and a just return for our labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

NEXT SUNDAY EASTER VII (Ascension Sunday), May 12, 9 AM Morning Prayer with music. Enjoy a service of Morning Prayer, (once the principal Sunday worship in the Episcopal church), with communion from the reserve sacrament as well.

FREE ART in LA! Jean-Michel Basquiat, through June 1 at Gagosian, 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. See the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s time in Los Angeles, reuniting nearly thirty works produced near Venice Beach between 1982 and 1984. Basquiat was a ground-breaking African American artist whose work dealt with themes of racism, classism, colonialism, and other power structures and their effects on U.S. society. He combined his passion for graffiti and street art with fine art techniques to create his own unique style.

IS YOUR PLEDGE CURRENT? Please check! We have a significant shortfall between our expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received-which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.


This Month of May 2024, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Come home where you are CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED

Don’t be shy

Don’t be afraid

No judgement

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME!

Spread the word

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


April 2024 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 04/25/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Balcony Window, Historic Trinity Lutheran, Detroit

THIS SUNDAY EASTER V, Apr 28, 9 AM Sung Eucharist. Soloist Sarah Moore offers Bizet’s Agnus Dei accompanied by Paul Kaufman

NEXT SUNDAY EASTER VI, May 5, 9 AM Sung Eucharist

FREE JAZZ at CalTech! This Sat Apr 27 1-5 PM On the lawn at the new Hameetman Center, in the center of CalTech’s campus, (1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena) The Caltech Jazz Band promises “an afternoon of musical magic against the backdrop of Pasadena’s iconic academic hub. This year’s festival celebrates jazz’s rich diversity by featuring acclaimed artists Kirsten Edkins and Eva Scow and highlighting the contributions of female jazz performers in a traditionally maledominated field.” Enjoy the music in an area that “….features rolling grassy areas, tall established trees, orange and olive tree walkways, bodies of water with lotus, tortoises, and fountains, and Throop Memorial Garden, which has rocks that are 75 million years old!”

FREE ART in LA! Jean-Michel Basquiat, through June 1 at Gagosian, 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. See the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s time in Los Angeles, reuniting nearly thirty works produced near Venice Beach between 1982 and 1984. Basquiat was a ground-breaking African American artist whose work dealt with themes of racism, classism, colonialism, and other power structures and their effects on U.S. society. He combined his passion for graffiti and street art with fine art techniques to create his own unique style.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PLEDGE IS CURRENT We have a significant shortfall between our expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received–which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center)

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center)

Join us for THE BEST OF BELOVED COMMUNITY TALKS: ‘Racism and the Miseducation of America’ with special guest Dr. Jane Elliott, anti-racism activist and educator. Hosted by Dr. Bernice A. King, our CEO. Today at 6 P.M. EST. Don’t miss out! Watch live on our Facebook page @thekingcenter.

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Manifesting God’s GREATNESS keeps us busy!

Another BUSY weekend for the Saint Barnabas Church Family! Last Friday evening, we prepared and served Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 (disguised as good ‘ol down-home cook’in dinners) to 35 of our Sisters and Brothers at Union Station (please join us every 3rd Friday 6pm–8:30pm) – “A rainbow in their clouds” – Maya Angelou.

Saturday morning was and is ALWAYS a workday. Please join us from 10-12 every Saturday for some good old fashioned HARD WORK (It’s not really that hard. More fun than work. Shhhhhh). THANK YOU to ALL of the Workday Crew! Every aspect of the Saint Barnabas Campus NEVER looked so good!

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

And yesterday’s Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship we celebrated The Fourth Sunday of Easter with Sista Courtney’s Crew and our Extended Church Family from All Saints, Al & Bill! It was WONDERFUL to worship and fellowship with you ALL! And as ALWAYS, Brotha Joshua’s sermon was amazing! And of course he SANG, not just from his diaphragm, but from his SOUL! AMEN and AMEN again!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 04/18/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Christ as the good shepherd, Lucas Cranach the Younger, ca. 1540

THIS SUNDAY EASTER IV, “Good Shepherd Sunday” Apr 21, 9AM Sung Eucharist. Vestry Meeting to follow in Mo. Marianne’s office. All are welcome to attend and have a voice in the important business of the church.

FRIDAY Apr 19, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

NEXT SUNDAY EASTER V, Apr 28, 9 AM Sung Eucharist.

EARTH DAY Mon, Apr 22 The observation of Earth Day, begun in1970, has taken on new significance, not only in terms of the dangers of life-threatening global warming, but this year’s theme: “Planet vs. Plastics,” is particularly relevant with the EPA’s recent ban of “forever chemicals” found in plastics (PFAS) contaminating our water supply. These chemicals are known to cause cancer, liver damage and high cholesterol in humans, along with many other environmental effects. As people of faith, we are particularly called to care for God’s creation and for those most vulnerable to environmental damage such as infants and children and poor and displaced persons. For information and resources, visit the official Earth Day website or The Episcopal Church’s creation care resource page. 

Bountiful God, you call us to labor with you in tending the earth: Where we lack love, open our hearts to the world; where we waste, give us discipline to conserve; where we neglect, awaken our minds and wills to insight and care. May we with all your creatures honor and serve you in all things, for you live and reign with Christ, Redeemer of all, and with your Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Ringgold in front of her quilt “Tar Beach,” Guggenheim Museum, NYC

PIONEERING BLACK

ARTIST FAITH RINGGOLD passed away last week at the age of 93. Especially known for her story quilts depicting African American experiences, Ringgold was also a writer and teacher at UC San Diego. You can see her “People Portraits,” comprised of 52 individual glass mosaics representing figures in sports, performance and music, inside the Los Angeles Civic Center subway station.

“Anyone can fly. All you need is somewhere to go that you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.”

– Faith Ringgold, from “Tar Beach” (1991)


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 04/12/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Food and fun with family and friends! Photos, courtesy of Elisa Hunter

MANY THANKS to everyone who participated in a beautiful Holy Week and Easter, especially to everyone who volunteered to make it all possible. Christ is risen indeed in the beloved community of St. Barnabas!

SUNDAY Apr 14, 9 AM Easter III Sung Eucharist and “Instructed Eucharist Part 1.” where aspects of the first part of the service (the “liturgy of the word”) will be explained. Bring questions or email them in advance and pro tip: come 5 minutes early to hear a bit about what happens before the service!

UPCOMING EVENTS

JACKIE ROBINSON DAY APR 15 Hometown hero Jackie Robinson became the first black player to break baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947 for the Brooklyn (now LA) Dodgers. In honor of his bravery and achievements, on Monday, all players, coaches, and managers on every major league team, and the umpires, wear Robinson’s uniform number, 42. So catch a game that day (The Dodgers will play the Washington Nationals at 7:10 PM), marvel at the unity and diversity displayed on field and salute the great athlete and activist who made it possible!


“Early morning, April four

Shot rings out in the Memphis sky

Free at last, they took your life

hey could not take your pride”

Bono/U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love)

Today April 4th and every day, the Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family mourns the death and celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Rest in POWER King!

Mourning the Death of Martin Luther King Jr. – Mourning the Death of Martin Luther King Jr. | National Museum of African American History and Culture (si.edu)


This Month of April 2024, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Come home where you are CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED

Don’t be shy

Don’t be afraid

No judgement

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME!

Spread the word

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


March 2024 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 03/27/2024 – Mo. Marianne


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 03/20/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Palm Sunday, Jen Norton, 2020

PALM SUNDAY Mar 24, 9 AM Liturgy of the Palms & Choral Eucharist We will begin by blessing palms on the plaza in front of the church, then process around the church remembering the crowds who welcomed Jesus as Messiah, and later, hear the Passion of Our Lord as we enter into Holy Week.

LEARN HOW TO MAKE PALM CROSSES THIS SATURDAY, Mar 23, 10 AM The altar guild will be making palm crosses to be blessed at Sunday’s service. All are welcome to attend and learn how to make the crosses for yourself!

EASTER LILIES & MUSIC Easter is a wonderful time to honor loved ones you’ve lost or special people or events in your life today. Easter lilies for the sanctuary and donations that support our music program are meaningful ways to honor these individuals or events which will be listed in our Easter bulletin. Although any amount of donation is accepted, Lilies cost $15 each and must be ordered by Sunday, March 24. Please fill out an order form found in the back of the church and give checks or cash to Jonathan William, or click this link, then visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give to make your donation.

HARLEM IS EVERYWHERE (Podcast) To celebrate its groundbreaking exhibition, The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a new podcast exploring how music, fashion, literature, and art helped shape a modern Black identity. The link is here, and should you be visiting NYC before July 28, stop by the Met and see 160 works gathered from many HBCUs and other institutions of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, establishing the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 03/13/2024 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY Mar 17, Lent V Sunday 9 AM Choral Eucharist. The last Sunday of Lent before Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, March 24. (See the rest of the Holy Week schedule below.) Hey, isn’t March 17 St. Patrick’s day? Why, yes, it is! Read on for more…

ST PATRICK. was a REAL saint in the 5th Century who had been forced into slavery in Ireland. After escaping and living in freedom for several years, he returned to preach the Gospel to the pagans who had abducted and enslaved him, ultimately becoming Ireland’s first bishop and credited with many miracles. Although we will not be observing his feast day Sunday, (Sundays always take precedence over saints’ days, unless in certain cases for the patronal feast–in our case, Barnabas), Patrick will be represented in one of the communion hymns with a portion of a famous prayer, “St. Patrick’s Breastplate,” particularly comforting in times of fear: 

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

And should you be thinking of honoring Patrick with more than just a hymn but are concerned about it being Lent, never fear: Sundays are always feast days, even in Lent!☘🍻

NO Union Station Meal THIS FRIDAY! With the regular kitchen crew unavailable, we are instead making a cash donation to cover this month’s meal. This costs us a bit more money, so if you are able to help out, please visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give  and note “Union Station” in the comments line or use one of the dedicated envelopes in the back of the church. Thank you for your continued support of this crucial ministry!

EASTER LILIES & MUSIC Easter is a wonderful time to honor loved ones you’ve lost or special people or events in your life today. Easter lilies for the sanctuary and donations that support our music program are meaningful ways to honor these individuals or events which will be listed in our Easter bulletin. Although any amount of donation is accepted, Lilies cost $15 each and must be ordered by Sunday, March 24. Please fill out an order form found in the back of the church and give checks or cash to Jonathan William, or click this link, then visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give to make your donation.

HARLEM IS EVERYWHERE (Podcast) To celebrate its groundbreaking exhibition, The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a new podcast exploring how music, fashion, literature, and art helped shape a modern Black identity. The link is here, and should you be visiting NYC before July 28, stop by the Met and see 160 works gathered from many HBCUs and other institutions of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, establishing the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration.


HOLY WEEK/EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES SCHEDULE (LET’S SHOW UP & SHOW OUT!)

SUNDAY MARCH 24 – PALM SUNDAY SERVICE @ 9 AM

THURSDAY MARCH 28 – MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE @ 6 PM

FRIDAY MARCH 29 – GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE @ 6 PM

SATURDAY MARCH 30 – THE GREAT VIGIL SERVICE @ 5 PM

SUNDAY MARCH 31 – EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE @ 10 AM

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us for Holy Week Services, Easter Sunday Service, and beyond, in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2024

The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family CELEBRATES International Women’s Day EVERYDAY, because we are International Women!

Come home where you are CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Women’s Her-story Month, March 2024 (LIKE, FOLLOW, COMMENT & SHARE)

“We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.”

Nikki Giovanni

This Women’s Her-story Month of March 2024 and EVERYDAY, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 03/06/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Light Wave, 2001, Lisle Gwynn Garrity Inspired by John 3:14-21+

THIS SUNDAY Mar 10, Lent IV Laetere (Rejoice) 10 AM SERVICE TIME! Choral Eucharist. Enjoy NOT having to lose an hour of sleep on Time Change Sunday(see more below) as we push forward the start time and continue our walk with Jesus towards the cross, with a slightly lighter mood than the rest of Lent with rose colored vestments.

JANUARY VESTRY & ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.

WHY IS CHURCH AT 10 AM THIS SUNDAY? For the sake of everyone’s health and safety! There are many, documented negative consequences of the “spring forward” time change, including fatal car crashes and ER visits.  For more information, see this article, an excerpt from which appears here, to the right.

FRIDAY Mar 15, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

FREE CULTURE! There are many current opportunities for cultural and historical engagement around Pasadena and LA these days (some suggestions below). If something interests you, why not invite your St. Barnabas community to tag along?

ARTNIGHT THIS FRIDAY Mar 8 6pm-10pm, Enjoy an evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions offer free admission for the evening. including the Norton Simon and our Northwest Pasadena neighbors the Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center, Jackie Robinson Community Center and Red Hen Press. Free shuttles are available to transport you to multiple locations throughout the city. Brochures are available in the back of the church or click here

HARLEM IS EVERYWHERE (Podcast) To celebrate its groundbreaking exhibition, The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a new podcast exploring how music, fashion, literature, and art helped shape a modern Black identity. The link is here, and should you be visiting NYC before July 28, stop by the Met and see 160 works gathered from many HBCUs and other institutions of painting, sculpture, photography, film, and ephemera, establishing the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration.


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS NOTICE – SPRING AHEAD ON MARCH 10

Next Sunday March 10 set your clocks AHEAD 1 hour AND our Sunday Morning Service on Sunday March 10 (ONLY) will be at 10am. On Sunday March 17 and thereafter, our Sunday Morning Service will resume its regular schedule at 9am.


Ok Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family and Friends, it’s time to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT!

Women’s Her-story Month coincides with one of the most popular guilty pleasures…

Girl Scouts Cookies season!

If you buy Girl Scouts Cookies, PLEASE buy them from NYC Girl Scouts Troop 6000, which is a Troop for girls without homes, living in the NYC Shelter System. (Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers!)

To buy cookies click here

To donate click here

To OUR Babygirls of NYC Girl Scouts Troop 6000, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love and Cookie Orders, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!


This Women’s Her-story Month of March 2024, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family celebrates Women’s Her-story Month EVERYDAY because we are Women’s Her-story!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Come home where you are CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED

Don’t be shy

Don’t be afraid

No judgement

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME!

Spread the word

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


February 2024 Blog

Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family Thought of the Day…

Whenever you think God is not around,

remember The Teacher is quiet during the test.

Love, Saint Barnabas Style! 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 02/28/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Christ’s Temptations in the Desert, Michael O’Brien, contemporary

THIS SUNDAY Mar 3, Lent III 9 AM Sung Eucharist. We continue our walk with Jesus towards the cross. Soprano Sarah Moore sings “Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler,” arranged by Harry T. Burleigh.

DECEMBER VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.

CULTURE KEEPS COMING!

There are many current opportunities for cultural and historical engagement around Pasadena and LA these days (some suggestions below). If something interests you, why not invite your St. Barnabas community to tag along?

ARTNIGHT FRIDAY Mar 8 6pm-10pm, Enjoy an evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions offer free admission for the evening. including the Norton Simon and our Northwest Pasadena neighbors the Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center, Jackie Robinson Community Center and Red Hen Press. Free shuttles are available to transport you to multiple locations throughout the city. Brochures are available in the back of the church or click here

THE HUNTINGTON Feb. 17–May 20, 2024 | Works by Sargent Claude Johnson, California artist whose uplifting portrayals of people of color made him the West Coast’s key connection to the Harlem Renaissance. The sweeping exhibition of Johnson’s powerful works spans the Great Depression to the Civil Rights Movement and includes masks, sculptures, and monumental public commissions. It will be the first exhibition devoted to Johnson in over 25 years.

Also at The Huntington Now through 2025 See renowned, local Black artist Betye Saar’s Drifting Toward Twilight a site specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds. Commissioned by The Huntington, this installation showcases Saar’s major status as a pioneer of assemblage art and as part of the foundational generation of Black artists in Los Angeles.

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Now through Mar 10, The Negro Motorist Green Book An exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class and evidence of a vibrant business class.


The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family celebrates Black History Month EVERYDAY because we are Black History!

Come home where you are CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED

Today we especially celebrate Black Girl Magic…

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 02/20/2024 – Mo. Marianne

St. Barnabans and All Saints-ers marching together, photo: Mike Kinman+

THIS SUNDAY Feb 25, Lent II 9 AM Choral Eucharist. We continue our walk with Jesus towards the cross as well as commission the vestry for 2024.

THANKS TO ALL who participated in Pasadena’s Black History Parade last week, with special thanks to Marco and Jonathan for organizing, The Rev. Mike Kinman and The Rev. Mark Chase and all our brothers and sisters from All Saints who came out to support us, and most especially, Michael Mims for bringing historical displays to make sure we remember the Black History we were all there to honor!

TOMORROW: FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE Wed Feb 21, 6:35PM, The Regal Paseo, 300 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. Raised Catholic, practicing Rastafari most of his life then converting to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church shortly before death, Marley devoted much of his music (and his life) to spiritual themes, particularly related to liberation and justice. For reserved tickets, click here.

MORE CULTURE! 

There are many current opportunities for cultural and historical engagement around Pasadena and LA these days (some suggestions below). If something interests you, why not invite your St. Barnabas community to tag along?

THE HUNTINGTON Feb. 17–May 20, 2024 | Works by Sargent Claude Johnson, California artist whose uplifting portrayals of people of color made him the West Coast’s key connection to the Harlem Renaissance. The sweeping exhibition of Johnson’s powerful works spans the Great Depression to the Civil Rights Movement and includes masks, sculptures, and monumental public commissions. It will be the first exhibition devoted to Johnson in over 25 years.

Also at The Huntington Now through 2025 See renowned, local Black artist Betye Saar’s Drifting Toward Twilight a site-specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds. Commissioned by The Huntington, this installation showcases Saar’s major status as a pioneer of assemblage art and as part of the foundational generation of Black artists in Los Angeles.

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Now through Mar 10, The Negro Motorist Green Book An exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class and evidence of a vibrant business class.


FELLOWSHIP EVENT OF THE WEEK:

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE THE MOVIE

WED FEB 21 @ 6:35PM @ THE REGAL PASEO, 300 E COLORADO BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91101

RESERVED SEAT TICKETS AVAILABLE CLICK HERE… BOB MARLEY


SAINT BARNABAS CHURCH FAMILY RULE #1:

ALWAYS LEAD WITH LOVE, SAINT BARNABAS STYLE! 🖤

SAINT BARNABAS CHURCH FAMILY RULE #2:

NEVER FORGET RULE #1


CALL TO ACTION! Saint Barnabas Church Family & Friends SHOW UP & SHOW OUT to watch the Pasadena Black History Parade tomorrow, SAT Feb 17 10-12 from the front of Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1062 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91103. Parking in the church parking lot, in back of the church off of Wheeler Alley via Hammond St or Mountain St., is on a first come first served basis, so get there early. The Black History Fest immediately follows the parade across the street at Jackie Robinson Park from 12-4. If you’d like to walk in the parade, our Staging/Parade Sequence # is 76. We’ll meet at Staging location #76, on Fair Oaks just north of Woodbury @ 9 SHARP!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 02/13/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Remember thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return

TOMORROW: LENT BEGINS Feb 14, Ash Wednesday 6 PM Choral Eucharist – Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes. Receive ashes as a sign of repentance (a humble and intentional return to God) as we begin our Lenten sojourn with Jesus in the wilderness

THIS SUNDAY Feb 19, Lent I 9 AM Choral Eucharist.  We will observe the penitential rite as we walk with Jesus towards the cross.

ANNUAL MEETING This past Sunday, Abbey Craigg was newly elected to the vestry, and Gil Hamilton was elected as delegate to the 2024 convention with Claudette Moody as alternate. Thanks to all who participated (and were rewarded with fresh bagels afterwards😋), especially those who gave ministry reports and Treasurer Jonathan Williams for preparing the budget presentation. As reported, our budget is currently in a deficit, leading to cutbacks. More information can be found in the Priest-in-Charge’s report here, or pick up a copy in the back of the church.

PASADENA BLACK HISTORY PARADE Sat Feb 17. 10 AM-Noon, starting at the intersection of Fair Oaks and Mountain View, St Barnabas will be an official entry. No reservation necessary, just show up! St. Barnabas T-shirts encouraged! (Chairs will also be set up in front of the church if you’d rather watch and cheer than march.)

GET YOUR CULTURE ON!  There are many current opportunities for cultural and historical engagement around Pasadena and LA these days (two suggestions below). If something interests you, why not invite your St. Barnabas community to tag along?

THE HUNTINGTON Now through 2025 See renowned, local Black artist Betye Saar’s Drifting Toward Twilight a site-specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds. Commissioned by The Huntington, this installation showcases Saar’s major status as a pioneer of assemblage art and as part of the foundational generation of Black artists in Los Angeles.

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Now through Mar 10, The Negro Motorist Green Book – An exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class and evidence of a vibrant business class.


Ok Saint Barnabas Church Family and Friends in support of Northwest Pasadena, let’s SHOW UP and SHOW OUT for the Mayor’s State of the City on Thursday, Feb. 29 at Caltech, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1216 E. California Blvd. This year’s theme is “Leaping into the Future”. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free on-site parking will be available at the Cal Tech parking garage south of the building. The State of the City will also be live-streamed at: PasadenaMedia.org/Kpas 

For accessibility information and requests, contact (626) 744-7311 or CSC@cityofpasadena.net. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 02/07/2024 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY Feb 11, Epiphany Last/Absalom Jones/Annual Meeting 9 AM Sung Eucharist.  Immediately following the service, please stay to hear about important issues facing the church and vote for new vestry members and convention delegates. Light breakfast in the parish hall to follow.

NEXT WEDNESDAY LENT BEGINS Feb 14, Ash Wednesday 6 PM Choral Eucharist – Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes. Receive ashes as a sign of repentance (a humble and intentional return to God) as we begin our Lenten sojourn with Jesus in the wilderness

NEXT SUNDAY Feb 19, Lent I 9 AM Choral Eucharist.  We will observe the penitential rite as we walk with Jesus towards the cross.

CANDLEMAS CANDLES If you were unable to be at church Sunday, we have saved a few blessed, 100% beeswax candles for you in the sacristy! Just ask Mo. Marianne or Sr. Warden Althea Williams.

PASADENA BLACK HISTORY PARADE Sat Feb 17. – 10 AM-Noon, starting at the intersection of Fair Oaks and Mountain View, St Barnabas will be an official entry. See Marco White if you’d like to join, or just show up!

GET YOUR CULTURE ON!  – There are many current opportunities for cultural and historical engagement around Pasadena and LA these days (two suggestions below). If something interests you, why not invite your St. Barnabas community to tag along?

THE HUNTINGTON Now through 2025 – See renowned, local Black artist Betye Saar’s Drifting Toward Twilight a site-specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds. Commissioned by The Huntington, this installation showcases Saar’s major status as a pioneer of assemblage art and as part of the foundational generation of Black artists in Los Angeles.

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Now through Mar 10, The Negro Motorist Green Book An exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class and evidence of a vibrant business class.


Ok Saint Barnabas Church Family and Friends let’s SHOW UP and SHOW OUT for The Inaugural Charles Drew Black History Month Blood Drive at Huntington Hospital!

In celebration of Black History Month this February, Huntington Health is honoring the contributions of Black Americans to our hospital, the Pasadena community, and beyond by hosting our first Charles Drew Black History Month Blood DriveThe event will take place Saturday, February 24th, at the Huntington Health Blood Donation Center, at our hospital in Pasadena.

Dr. Drew’s contributions to our nation’s health care are immense; we still see the impacts of his work to this very day.  In honoring the legacy of Dr. Drew, we are dedicated to cultivating relationships with local service organizations and creating an opportunity for collective impact at a time when there is a nationwide blood shortage.   To ensure the success of the Charles Drew Black History Month Blood Drive, we are reaching out to prominent Pasadena area organizations that support the community.  We have identified the NAACP based on our shared value of service to the community, and we would be honored to partner with you for this event.

There is no cost to participate.   Donors may Click here to select a blood donation appointment.

The event takes place 

Saturday, February 24 – Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Huntington Health Blood Donation Center

711 Fairmount Avenue South

Validated Parking:

Huntington Health East Parking Garage

735 Fairmount Avenue South

The complete donation experience will take approximately an hour.  Please share this invitation with your membership to select their personal blood donation appointment times.   Pamela Weatherspoon our Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion will be present to welcome your members in our relaxation lounge along with myself and representatives from our Community Health Care Services team who will offer complimentary blood pressure and glucose levels screenings. Each donor will receive a gift bag as a small token of our appreciation and self-parking will be validated. Click here to read a list of FAQs connected to serving as a blood donor (including minimum age and weight requirements) and what to expect during the experience.  We welcome first-timers!


This Black History month February 2024, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

Saint Barnabas Pasadena IS Black History!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Come home where you are CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED

Don’t be shy

Don’t be afraid

No judgement

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME!

Spread the word

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


January 2024 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 01/31/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Presentation in the Temple 2004, by Los Angeles artist John August Swanson (d. 2021)

THIS SUNDAY Feb 4, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (Candlemas), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. We remember Jesus being brought to the temple by Mary and Joseph forty days after Christmas. This ancient Feast, also called Candlemas, focuses on the light of Christ coming into our midst. 100% beeswax candles will be blessed during the service and distributed to parishioners for use in your homes, or to give to someone who could use a little extra light in their life!

NEXT SUNDAY Feb 11, Epiphany Last/Annual Meeting 9 AM Sung Eucharist.  Immediately following the service, please stay to hear about important issues facing the church and vote for new vestry members and convention delegates. Breakfast in the parish hall to follow.

GET YOUR CULTURE ON! There are many current opportunities for cultural and historical engagement around Pasadena and LA these days (two suggestions below). If something interests you, why not invite your St. Barnabas community to tag along? You may find yourself with a whole crew, like this group of St. Barnabans out last week to catch the film “A Case for Love” featuring our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry.

THE HUNTINGTON Now through 2025 See renowned, local Black artist Betye Saar’s Drifting Toward Twilight a site-specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds. Commissioned by The Huntington, this installation showcases Saar’s major status as a pioneer of assemblage art and as part of the foundational generation of Black artists in Los Angeles.

PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Now through Mar 10, The Negro Motorist Green Book An exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class and evidence of a vibrant business class.

PASADENA BLACK HISTORY PARADE Sat Feb 17. 10 AM-Noon, starting at the intersection of Fair Oaks and Mountain View, St Barnabas will be an official entry. See Marco White if you’d like to join, or just show up!

REQUIESCAT IN PACE The funeral for long time member Euphrizine Hunter will be held Saturday, February 3, 11:00 AM at Mountain View Mortuary, (viewing begins at 10 AM). A repast follows, also at Mountain View. Please continue to keep the family in your prayers.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 01/25/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Jesus Casts Out A Demon in the Synagogue, Paul Oman

THIS SUNDAY Jan 28, Epiphany IV 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Music to include, “There is a Balm in Gilead,” “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” and “Lord, make us servants of your peace,” based on the prayer attributed to St. Francis.

NEXT SUNDAY Feb 4, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (Candlemas), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Candles will be blessed during the service and distributed to parishioners for use in your homes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASADENA NAMED ONE OF  “52 PLACES TO GO IN 2024” The New York Times named Pasadena to its prestigious yearly list of recommended travel destinations–the only California city to receive the honor this year. The Times praises the city for its “Hiking and biking trails framed by forested valleys and tumbling waterfalls…in places like the Angeles National Forest,” adding, “The leafy city center is eminently strollable, with a vibrant main street and the nearby Norton Simon Museum, which features a sculpture garden inspired by Monet’s grounds at Giverny.” The Pasadena Playhouse and local restaurants were also highlighted. So be sure to pass on our Pasadena peacefulness to any tourists you see around town, and don’t forget to invite them to come visit us Sundays at Pasadena’s oldest historically Black Episcopal church, St. Barnabas!

PLEASE CONSIDER giving back to our St. Barnabas family by serving on the vestry. You will make important decisions that affect the community and grow skills in consensus-building and leadership. If you are interested or have questions, please speak to Mo. Marianne or  Sr. Warden Althea Williams. A new vestry will be elected at the annual meeting coming Feb. 11.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE The St. Barnabas family lost two long-term parishioners recently, Euphrizine Hunter, whose funeral will be held February 4 11:30 AM at Mountain View Mortuary, and Don Williams., whose funeral was held January 22, also at Mountain View. Please pray for their loved ones.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 01/17/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Calling Disciples, He Qi, 1999

THIS SUNDAY Jan 21, Epiphany III 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Vestry Meeting to follow. PLEASE CONSIDER giving back to our St. Barnabas family by serving on the vestry. You will make important decisions that affect the community and grow skills in consensus-building and leadership. If you are interested       or have questions, please speak to Mo. Marianne or Sr. Warden Althea Williams. A new vestry will be elected at the annual meeting coming soon!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cake and Champagne were enjoyed Sunday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Mo. Marianne’s ordination. (Photo, Daniel Doyle)

FRIDAY Jan.19, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to:  volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

TUESDAY Jan 23 Bp. John is asking Congregations across the diocese to rally around the one-day only screening of “A Case for Love” – a feature-film documentary inspired by the teachings of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and produced by GraceBased Films, a company formed by parishioners of All Saints, Beverly Hills. Producer Brian Ide notes, “This film was built to hopefully be more than just something that someone watches for two hours and then goes back to daily life. We wanted it to stir things in people so that they actually change their behavior and also go to churches like ours and dive deeper into these questions.” If you would like to attend a screening, please see Sue Daniels at church or email her at danisuzyq@aol.com.

REQUIESCANT IN PACE The St. Barnabas family lost two long-term parishioners recently, Euphrizine Hunter, whose funeral will be held February 4 and Don Williams., whose funeral will be held January 22, both at Mountain View Mortuary. Details will be made known when they are finalized. Please pray for their loved ones.


On this MLK Day of Service, the Saint Barnabas Church Family sends you ALL Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Let’s SHOW UP and SHOW OUT for the Saint Barnabas Church Family celebration of the perfect MLK Weekend Trifecta of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

First, tomorrow Sunday Jan 14 @ 9AM at our Sunday Morning Worship & Fellowship we’re celebrating MLK’s “I Have A Dream” and Rev Golie “The Truth” will be PREACHIN! All are welcome.

Second, tomorrow as well, Sunday Jan 14 @ 4PM, Fr. Ron “8 Mile” Byrd, who guest preached for us last month will be the keynote speaker at the diocesan MLK celebration at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, Los Angeles. A soul food reception will follow the service. All are welcome.

And third, on Monday Jan 15 8:30AM-10AM at Robinson Park Recreation Center, N. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA, the Pasadena Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition Presents-2024 King Day Celebration: “Defining and Living the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King”. All are welcome.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


The Saint Barnabas Church Family manifesting God’s GREATNESS with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Thank you, Jonathan!

Friends In Deed

Thank you to John Williams and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – Pasadena, CA for their donation of seven $25 Ralph’s gift cards. Moments after his arrival, our Housing Navigator Olivia quickly allocated one to a family in need, providing essential support for their journey to new housing. Thank you, St. Barnabas Church, for your kindness and immediate impact on our community! 🌟


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 01/10/2024 – Mo. Marianne

And a voice came from heaven, “You are
my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well
pleased.”

THIS SUNDAY Jan 14, Baptism of Our Lord/MLK (Transferred) 9 AM Choral Eucharist. We observe Jesus’ baptism as well as honor The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr’s national holiday (Jan. 15). with special music and a special reading from “I Have a Dream” speech.

NEXT SUNDAY Jan 21, Epiphany III 9 AM Choral Eucharist.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUNDAY Jan 14, 2024, 4 PM Fr. Ron Byrd, who guest preached for us last month will be the keynote speaker at the diocesan MLK celebration at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, Los Angeles. A soul food reception will follow the service. All are welcome.

FRIDAY Jan.18, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

TUESDAY Jan 23 Bp. John is asking Congregations across the diocese to rally around the one-day only screening of “A Case for Love” – a feature film documentary inspired by the teachings of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and produced by Grace-Based Films, a company formed by parishioners of All Saints, Beverly Hills. Producer Brian Ide notes, “This film was built to hopefully be more than just something that someone watches for two hours and then goes back to daily life. We wanted it to stir things in people so that they actually change their behavior and also go to churches like ours and dive deeper into these questions.” If you would like to attend a screening, please see Sue Daniels at church or email her at danisuzyq@aol.com.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 01/04/2024 – Mo. Marianne

Altar bedecked with greenery and poinsettias for Christmas, photo: Daniel Doyle

THIS SUNDAY JAN. 7, The Feast of the Epiphany Transferred) 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Christmastide officially ends as we hear the story of the wise men’s visit to the newborn Christ child.

NEXT SUNDAY Jan 14, Baptism of Our Lord/MLK (Transferred) 9 AM Choral Eucharist. There will be special music as we observe Jesus’ baptism as well as honor The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr’s national holiday (Jan. 15).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Snacks and Champagne around the fire pit after the service, photo: Daniel Doyle

MANY THANKS to those who helped prepare the sanctuary for the festive Christmas Eve service as well as those who provided food for the convivial post-service celebration. It was truly a warm and wonderful way to honor our Savior’s birth and connect with our St. Barnabas family!

SUNDAY Jan 14, 2024, 4 PM Fr. Ron Byrd, who guest preached for us last month will be the keynote speaker at the diocesan MLK celebration at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, Los Angeles. A soul food reception will follow the service. All are welcome.

FRIDAY Jan.18, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


This year 2024, The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care, on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

New Year’s Resolution: This year I resolve to come home where I am CELEBRATED, not just TOLERATED

Don’t be shy

Don’t be afraid

No judgement

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME!

Spread the word

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


December 2023 Blog

The Saint Barnabas Church Family celebrates the last day of our Centennial Year of Surviving and Thriving, by manifesting God’s GREATNESS with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤!

Thank you, Lord!

Happy Freedom’s Eve! Enjoy your Watch Party!


Merry Christmas to ALL and Happy Birthday to Jesus The Christ!

The Saint Barnabas Church Family sends you ALL Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤!

We SHOWED UP and SHOWED OUT for Christmas Eve Service! (photos provided by Dan “The Male Model” Doyle – Thank you Brother!)

We also hosted Queen Michelle White’s Neighborhood Servants Christmas Dinner and Gift Exchange for 9 of the most AMAZING and deserving Teenagers. Thank you to ALL of the volunteers of the Neighborhood Servants organization loving on our children of Northwest Pasadena!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 12/20/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY Dec. 24 Advent IV, 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. A simple service where we will light the fourth candle on the Advent wreath in our last moments of preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord, only a few hours away. Following the service, please stay and help with the GREENING OF THE CHURCH for the evening Christmas Eve service. You are encouraged to bring evergreens to create a festive atmosphere inside the sanctuary and there will be snacks to thank you for your help😁

ALSO SUNDAY Dec. 24, 5:30/6 PM Christmas Eve Join us at 5:30 for a special program of carols offered by Sarah Moore, Todd Gajdusek and Peter Kirkpatrick with choral Eucharist service beginning at 6 pm followed by champagne reception on the plaza.

NOTE: HELP SPREAD THE WORD Around a quarter of our faithful attendees will be out of town for Christmas Eve. This is certainly a blessing when we reflect on the Covid years and peoples’ inability to travel! However, in order to create a festive and welcoming atmosphere especially for first-time visitors, those of you who will be in attendance are strongly urged to encourage family, friends, acquaintances and random strangers to attend and celebrate Jesus’ birth with us!

NEXT SUNDAY Dec. 31, Christmas I, 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. A simple, casual service with carols, brief reflection and healing prayers.

SUNDAY JAN. 7, The Feast of the Epiphany (Transferred) 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Christmastide officially ends as we hear the story of the wise men’s visit to the newborn Christ child.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LOVE FROM ST BARNABAS FAMILY ABROAD You may remember John and Wendy Perry, who made St. Barnabas their church home for several months this past year. They returned to Scotland at the end of the summer, and send the following greeting: “I hope that everyone is flourishing and staying safe at St. Barnabas. Wendy and I really enjoyed the chance to get to know you all. Obviously, one of our highlights was the wonderful anniversary celebration, but a close second was the volunteer’s dinner, at which we finally got to use the BBQ smoker! All the best for the Advent season and if we are ever able to visit again, we would love to do so.”

SUNDAY Jan 14, 2024, 4 PM Fr. Ron Byrd, who guest preached for us last month will be the keynote speaker at the diocesan MLK celebration at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, Los Angeles. A soul food reception will follow the service. All are welcome.

NO NEWSLETTER NEXT WEEK. St. Barnabas News will return after the New Year!


Manifesting God’s GREATNESS keeps us busy!

Another BUSY weekend for the Saint Barnabas Church Family! Last Friday evening, we prepared and served Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 (disguised as good ‘ol down-home cooking dinners) to 46 of our Sisters and Brothers at Union Station (please join us every 3rd Friday 6pm–8:30pm) – “A rainbow in their clouds” – Maya Angelou.

Saturday morning was and is ALWAYS a workday. Please join us from 10-12 every Saturday for some good old fashioned HARD WORK (It’s not really that hard. More fun than work. shhhhhh). THANK YOU to ALL of the Workday Crew! Every aspect of the Saint Barnabas Campus NEVER looked so good!

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

And yesterday’s Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship we celebrated The Third Sunday of Advent with our Extended Church Family from All Saints (it was WONDERFUL to worship and fellowship with you!). And as ALWAYS, Mo. Marianne’s sermon was amazing! AMEN and AMEN again!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 12/13/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Magnificat,” Macha Chmakoff, 2009

THIS SUNDAY Dec. 17, Advent III, “GAUDETE” 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We light the third, rose-colored candle on the Advent wreath (for “gaudete,” Latin for “rejoice,”) symbolizing a celebratory break in the quiet of the preparatory season before we welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

NEXT SUNDAY Dec. 24 Advent IV, 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. A simple service where we will light the fourth candle on the Advent wreath in our last moments of preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord, only a few hours away. Following the service, please stay and help with the GREENING OF THE CHURCH for the evening Christmas Eve service. You are encouraged to bring evergreens to create a festive atmosphere inside the sanctuary and there will be snacks to thank you for your help😁

SUNDAY Dec. 24, 5:30/6 PM Christmas Eve Join us at 5:30 for a special program of carols offered by Sarah Moore, Todd Gajdusek and Peter Kirkpatrick with Eucharistic service beginning at 6 pm followed by champagne reception on the plaza.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS Please help decorate our altar for Christmas Eve by purchasing a poinsettia in honor of a special someone, life event, or just because you love Christmas! Poinsettias cost $15 each and must be ordered by Saturday, December 17. Please fill out an order form found in the back of the church, or respond to this email with how many you would like, how you would like the dedication to appear in the bulletin, and visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give to make your payment.

FRIDAY Dec. 15, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SUNDAY Jan 14, 2024, 4 PM Fr. Ron Byrd, who guest preached for us last month will be the keynote speaker at the diocesan MLK celebration. Read more here:


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 12/06/2023 – Mo. Marianne

aptist Bearing Witness, Annibale Carracci, ca. 1600 (detail)

THIS SUNDAY Dec. 10, Advent II, 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We continue the journey of Advent as we light the second candle on the Advent wreath and prepare to welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas. Also, VESTRY MEETING in Mo. Marianne’s office immediately following the service. All are welcome to learn about and discuss important church business. Minutes from the September 21st meeting are approved and posted on the bulletin board outside the parish hall.

NEXT SUNDAY Dec. 17, Advent III, “GAUDETE” 9 AM,

Choral Eucharist. We light the third, rose-colored candle on the Advent wreath (for “gaudete,” Latin for “rejoice,”) symbolizing a celebratory break in the quiet of the preparatory season before we welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

SUNDAY Dec. 24 Advent IV, 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. A simple service where we will light the fourth candle on the Advent wreath in our last moments of preparation for the Nativity of Our Lord, only a few hours away. Following the service, please stay and help with the GREENING OF THE CHURCH for the evening Christmas Eve service. You are encouraged to bring evergreens to create a festive atmosphere inside the sanctuary and there will be snacks to thank you for your help😁

SUNDAY Dec. 24, 5:30/6 PM Christmas Eve Join us at 5:30 for a special program of carols offered by Sarah Moore, Todd Gajdusek and Peter Kirkpatrick with Eucharistic service beginning at 6 pm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS Please help decorate our altar for Christmas Eve by purchasing a poinsettia in honor of a special someone, life event, or just because you love Christmas! Poinsettias cost $15 each and must be ordered by Saturday, December 17. Please fill out an order form found in the back of the church, or respond to this email with how many you would like, how you would like the dedication to appear in the bulletin, and visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give to make your payment.

FRIDAY Dec. 15, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

UPDATED: THANK YOU to everyone listed below who pledged their time, talent and treasure for 2024. Your willingness to chip in and share with your community will help see St. Barnabas into the next 100 years. (If you made a pledge but do not see your name below, please contact our Treasurer, Jonathan Williams:  jon.williams@sbcglobal.net)

Claudette Moody, Steve & Elisa Hunter, Jean Cone, Susan & Amanda Daniels, Argola Haynes, Robert Edwards, Patricia Edwards, Adele Hunter, Judith Benson, Jonathan & Deborah Williams, Abigayle Craig, Juanita Wright, Gilbert & Courtney Hamilton, Violet Zacarias, Vickie Washington, Marco White, V. R Marianne Zahn & Daniel Doyle

The 2024 Stewardship Season has concluded, but you may turn in a new or revised pledge any time during the year. Our treasurer reminds us that pledges are “critical” for creating next year’s budget! Envelopes are available on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.


Time is very slow for those who wait.

Time is very fast for those who are scared.

Time is very long for those who lament.

Time is very short for those who celebrate.

But for those who love, time is eternal.

Edward de Vere

Yesterday, Rev Golie “The Truth” preached on Love Saint Barnabas Style 🖤! Please enjoy the on-demand re-streaming of this breathtaking sermon by clicking HERE!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


This December, the Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

DON’T BE SHY

DON’T BE AFRAID

NO JUDGEMENT

COME HOME WHERE YOU ARE CELEBRATED, NOT JUST TOLERATED

YOU CAN ALWAYS COME HOME!

SPREAD THE WORD

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


November 2023 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/28/2023 – Mo. Marianne

“Stay Awake,” Ronald Raab, C.S.C.

THIS SUNDAY Dec. 3, Advent I, 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Begin the journey of Advent with us as we prepare to welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GIVING TUESDAY is today, Nov. 28 Many nonprofits observe Giving Tuesday as a way, in the midst of the consumer frenzy of Black Friday shopping, to re-focus ourselves on the things that are truly meaningful to us. Please consider making a gift this week in thanks for everything St. Barnabas means to you by clicking here. You may also designate a gift for our Union Station ministry by adding that to the memo or comment line. Here are a couple of Thanksgiving prayers for you:

THANK YOU to everyone listed below who pledged their time, talent and treasure for 2024. Your willingness to chip in and share with your community will help see St. Barnabas into the next 100 years. (If you made a pledge but do not see your name below, please contact our Treasurer, Jonathan Williams:  jon.williams@sbcglobal.net)

Claudette Moody, Steve & Elisa Hunter, Jean Cone, Susan & Amanda Daniels, Argola Haynes, Robert Edwards, Patricia Edwards, Adele Hunter, Judith Benson, Jonathan & Deborah Williams, Abigayle Craig, Juanita Wright, Gilbert & Courtney Hamilton, Violet Zacarias, Vickie Washington, V. R Marianne Zahn & Daniel Doyle

The 2024 Stewardship Season has concluded, but you may turn in a new or revised pledge any time during the year. Our treasurer reminds us that pledges are “critical” for creating next year’s budget!

Envelopes are available on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/22-11/29/2023 – Mo. Marianne

The altar decorated for Harvest, including gifts for the food bank. Photo: Joshua Beckett

THIS SUNDAY Nov. 26, The Feast of Christ the King, 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Say goodbye to the church year as we celebrate Jesus’ rule of love over both this world and the heavenly realm.

NEXT SUNDAY Dec. 3, Advent I, 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Begin the journey of Advent with us as we prepare to welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANK YOU to all those who participated in the beautiful Harvest Thanksgiving service last week, especially Todd Gajdusek for his moving solo and guest organist Andrew Anderson for special music before and after the service, and to all who brought food to share and/or for the food bank, with a special shout out to Adele Hunter for the show-stopping gumbo. How blessed we are at St. Barnabas to enjoy feasting ourselves, both spiritually and literally, and also be able to share from our abundance with others, thanks be to God!

The 2024 Stewardship Season formally concluded Sunday, but you may turn in a new or revised pledge any time during the year. Our treasurer reminds us that pledges are “critical” for creating next year’s budget! Envelopes are available on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.

GIVING TUESDAY is next Tuesday, Nov. 28. Many non-profits observe Giving Tuesday as a way, in the midst of the consumer frenzy of Black Friday, to re-focus ourselves on the things that are truly meaningful to us. Please consider making a gift this week in thanks for everything St. Barnabas means to you by clicking here. You may also designate a gift for our Union Station ministry by adding that to the memo or comment line. Here are a couple of Thanksgiving prayers for you:

A COLLECT FOR THANKSGIVING Almighty and gracious Father, we give you thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

A GRACE BEFORE MEALS Blessed are you, O Lord God, King of the Universe, for you give us food to sustain our lives and make our hearts glad; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Saint Barnabas Church Family wishes you ALL and Blessed Thanksgiving with Love, Saint Barnabas Style! 🖤

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤



Colorful produce collected by schoolchildren surrounds the font of a church decorated for Harvest in Schmalkalden, Germany, photo Gerlinde Hoffman, 2013

THIS SUNDAY Nov. 19,  AT ST. BARNABAS:

REMEMBER 10AM!!

SPECIAL SERVICE Harvest Thanksgiving/Commitment

Sleep in and share a harvest feast with your St. Barnabas family by bringing food to share and/or non-perishable items for our food pantry. Also, your 2024 Pledges will be blessed at the altar. If you did not receive a letter and pledge card in the mail, there are some available in the back of the church to help you prayerfully consider how you can be a part of St. Barnabas’ mission.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/15-11/26/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Colorful produce collected by schoolchildren surrounds the font of a church decorated for Harvest in Schmalkalden, Germany, photo Gerlinde Hoffman, 2013

THIS SUNDAY 10 AM!! SPECIAL SERVICE Nov. 19, Harvest Thanksgiving/Commitment, Choral Eucharist. Sleep in and share a harvest feast with your St. Barnabas family by bringing food to share and/or non-perishable items for our food pantry. Also, your 2024 Pledges will be blessed at the altar. If you did not receive a letter and pledge card in the mail, there are some available in the back of the church to help you prayerfully consider how you can be a part of St. Barnabas’ mission.

NEXT SUNDAY Nov. 26, The Feast of Christ the King, 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Say goodbye to the church year as we celebrate Jesus’ rule of love over both this world and the heavenly realm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE WELCOME Andrew Anderson to the organ bench! Andrew will be with us for several services over the next couple of months while Paul is away including Christmas Eve. Andrew is a highly accomplished musician who holds degrees from UC Irvine and CalArts and has worked with many contemporary composers in addition to performing traditional repertoire.

MANY THANKS to The Rev. Cn. Ronald Byrd for visiting last week and wonderfully inspiring us! Special thanks also to Cn. Suzanne Edwards-Acton and UBE (Union of Black Episcopalians) for arranging the visit. Sincere thanks also to Sue Daniels, Adele Hunter, Jonathan Wiliams, Sylvia Wiggins–and anyone else missing from this list–who provided warm hospitality to Fr. Byrd and our guests by providing a wonderful coffee hour including chicken wings, homemade pies, and much more!

NO THIRD-FRIDAY DINNER for Union Station this month, as they will be preparing for their annual Thanksgiving meals including not only dinner in Central Park, but also the opportunity to pick up meals for those who have housing but are food insecure. For more information or to volunteer, click here. (St. Barnabas has made a donation this month to make up for not serving; please click here or use a special envelope in the back of the church to contribute.)

The 2024 Stewardship Season formally concludes this Sunday, but you may turn in a new or revised pledge any time during the year! Envelopes are available from Jonathan on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.


WE SHOWED UP AND SHOWED OUT yesterday for our Special Guest Preacher The Rev. Canon Ronald C. Byrd Sr.!

The Truth, The Holy Truth, And Nothing But The Truth!

Yesterday, The Rev. Canon Ronald C. Byrd Sr., who serves as The Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries and is a member of the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff, showed off his Detroit 7 Mile roots and PREACHED the truth at Saint Barnabas Pasadena! Please enjoy the on-demand re-streaming of his transformative sermon by clicking HERE!

To The Rev. Canon Ronald C. Byrd Sr. and Canon Suzanne Edwards-Acton, the Saint Barnabas Church Family sends ALL of our Thanks and Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Contact:
The Rev. Canon Ronald C. Byrd Sr.

Missioner for African Descent Ministries

Click here

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/13-11/26/2023 – Mo. Marianne

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
William Blake, 1822

THIS SUNDAY Nov. 12, Pentecost XXIV 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We welcome a very special guest: The Rev. Cn. Ronald Byrd, Missioner for African Descent Ministries for The Episcopal Church will preach and preside. Stay after the service for an expanded coffee hour and greet our special guest! See below* for more information about Fr. Byrd.

NEXT SUNDAY SPECIAL SERVICE Nov. 19, Harvest Thanksgiving/Commitment 10 AM!!, Choral Eucharist. Sleep in and share a harvest feast with your St. Barnabas family by bringing food to share and/or non-perishable items for our food pantry. Also, your 2024 Pledges will be blessed at the altar. (If you are unable to join us that day, please consider making a dedicated gift to Union Station by clicking here.)

…And speaking of Union Station…there will be NO THIRD-FRIDAY DINNER this month, as they will be preparing for their annual Thanksgiving meals including not only dinner in Central Park, but also the opportunity to pick up meals for those who have housing but are food insecure. For more information or to volunteer, click here. (St. Barnabas will be sending a donation this month to make up for not serving, please click here or use a special envelope in the back of the church to contribute.)

THANK YOU to all who made last week’s All Saints & Souls service so powerful, especially Todd Gajdusek for inspiring us with the spiritual “Steal Away,” Dan Doyle’s moving sermon, and Sue Daniels for providing warm hospitality afterwards. (Special shout out to Abbey Craig for doing double-duty as both thurifer and LEM 😇)

*GUEST PREACHER NOV. 12

The Rev. Ronald Byrd, Sr. serves as The Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries and is a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In previous ministries, Fr. Byrd has worked with a variety of Black congregations where he has focused on practical leadership development and congregational vitality. A strong proponent of entrepreneurial ministry, practical and collaborative leadership development, and
congregational vitality, Fr. Byrd brings new and exciting energy into the Church’s continuing efforts to revitalize congregations in decline and to inspire in them relevant ministries that help to strengthen both the community and the congregation. Fr. Byrd enjoys serving in The Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries. “Representing the Church to the Black community and the Black diaspora to The Episcopal Church is one of the greatest honors ever bestowed upon me,” he said. In addition to his department’s efforts to ensure Black congregational vitality, Fr. Byrd seeks to inspire and equip Black Episcopalians “in every context of their lives to be agents of reconciliation and to foster unity, collaboration, and communication among individuals, ministries, and organizations concerned about Black people and The Episcopal Church.”

The 2024 stewardship season has begun! If you did not receive a letter and pledge card in the mail, there are some available in the back of the church to help you prayerfully consider how you can be a part of St. Barnabas’ mission.


LET’S SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT this Sunday @ 9 for our Special Guest Preacher The Reverend Ronald C. Byrd, Sr.!

Ron Byrd

The Rev. Ronald Byrd, Sr. serves as The Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries and is a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In previous ministries, Fr. Byrd has worked with a variety of Black congregations where he has focused on practical leadership development and congregational vitality.

A strong proponent of entrepreneurial ministry, practical and collaborative leadership development, and congregational vitality, Fr. Byrd brings new and exciting energy into the Church’s continuing efforts to revitalize congregations in decline and to inspire in them relevant ministries that help to strengthen both the community and the congregation.

Fr. Byrd’s experience is varied and impressive. A successful businessman, he worked for 20 years in executive management, including in leadership positions at four Fortune 500 companies. “All of my professional experiences as a layperson helped to prepare me for ordained life in this Church.” This includes his success in entrepreneurial ministry, based in part by his success as founder and owner of Baby Byrd’s Q – a much-celebrated barbecue restaurant enterprise launched in Burlington, Vermont.   His service in The Episcopal Church is just as extensive, having served as deputy to General Convention; Design Team member for International Black Clergy Conferences; and lead consultant for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s newest leadership development program, Vital Teams, just to name a few. In 2011, his diverse skill sets aligned as Fr. Byrd and the congregation of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church in Williamston, Michigan created, constructed, and launched Forster Woods Adult Day Center, a daycare facility that ministers to persons living with dementia and other physical and mental impairments.

Fr. Byrd enjoys serving in The Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries. “Representing the Church to the Black community and the Black diaspora to The Episcopal Church is one of the greatest honors ever bestowed upon me,” he said. In addition to his department’s efforts to ensure Black congregational vitality, Fr. Byrd seeks to inspire and equip Black Episcopalians “in every context of their lives to be agents of reconciliation and to foster unity, collaboration, and communication among individuals, ministries, and organizations concerned about Black people and The Episcopal Church.”

Contact:
The Rev. Canon Ronald C. Byrd Sr.

Missioner for African Descent Ministries

Click here

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/1-11/12/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Elizabeth Wang, Radiant Light

THIS SUNDAY Nov. 5, Feast of All Saints & Souls 9 AM,

Choral Eucharist. A beautiful, solemn service where we honor the saints of the church and all those loved ones who have gone before us. If you did not add the names of those you wish to be remembered this year to the list in the back of the church, you may still email them to Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com. (A historical list including years past will also be published in the bulletin.)

…AND enjoy the chance to sleep in this Sunday!

NEXT SUNDAY Nov. 12, Pentecost XXIV 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We welcome a very special guest: The Rev. Cn. Ronald Byrd, Missioner for African Descent Ministries for The Episcopal Church will preach and preside! See below for more information about Fr. Byrd.

COMING UP SPECIAL SERVICE SUNDAY Nov. 19, Harvest Thanksgiving/Commitment

10 AM!!, Choral Eucharist. Sleep in and share a harvest feast with your St. Barnabas family by bringing food to share and/or non-perishable items for our food pantry. Also, your 2024 Pledges will be blessed at the altar. (If you are unable to join us that day, please consider making a dedicated gift to Union Station by clicking here.)

GUEST PREACHER NOV. 12

The Rev. Ronald Byrd, Sr. serves as The Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries and is a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. In previous ministries, Fr. Byrd has worked with a variety of Black congregations where he has focused on practical leadership development and congregational vitality. A strong proponent of entrepreneurial ministry, practical and collaborative leadership development, and congregational vitality, Fr. Byrd brings new and exciting energy into the Church’s continuing efforts to revitalize congregations in decline and to inspire in them relevant ministries that help to strengthen both the community and the congregation. Fr. Byrd enjoys serving in The Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries. “Representing the Church to the Black community and the Black diaspora to The Episcopal Church is one of the greatest honors ever bestowed upon me,” he said. In addition to his department’s efforts to ensure Black congregational vitality, Fr. Byrd seeks to inspire and equip Black Episcopalians “in every context of their lives to be agents of reconciliation and to foster unity, collaboration, and communication among individuals, ministries, and organizations concerned about Black people and The Episcopal Church.”

The 2024 stewardship season has begun! If you did not receive a letter and pledge card in the mail, there are some available in the back of the church to help you prayerfully consider how you can be a part of St. Barnabas’ mission.


¡FELIZ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS!

This Dia De Los Muertos the Saint Barnabas Church Family honors our Founding Eight Matriarchs including Mrs. Georgia Weatherton, Mrs. Ellensteen Bevans, and Mrs. Rosebud Mims, and all of our Transitioned Heavenly Angels.

“We are here because our ancestors choose to survive” – West African adage

SAY THEIR NAMES

Celeste Anderson, Art Atkins, Doris Atkins, Mildred Austin, Zuma Austin, Joe Bailey, Lois Bailey, Harry L. Bailey, Edna Banks, Leslie Banks, Sammie Banks, Alfred Barber, Leroy Barber, Norma Barnes, Louise Bartholomew, Eva Baxter, Maybell Beal, Susan Beck, Patricia Bennett, Betty Benson, Barbara Bigby, Doris Biot, George Blanton, Hattie Blanton, Cecilia Bloomfield, Delmar Bodin, Naoma Bodin, Elizabeth Boone, William Boone, Bishop Frederick Borsch, John Bradshaw, George Branton, Mina Brown, Diedra Burton, Dietra Burton, Janet Caldwell, Loretta Calloway, Grace Cargill, Louise Cargill, Doris Carter, Eric Carter, Raymond Clark, Zenobia Clark, Cecil Clayton, Iris Clayton, Ava Cleaver, Celestine Cleaver, Emanual Cleaver, Lowell Cleaver, Maude Cleaver, Thomas Cleaver, Arthur Cleaver Jr , Arthur Cleaver Sr., Audra Cobb, Bobbye Coleman, Anita Conerly, Hattie Conerly, Leander Conerly, Leon Conerly, Lerna Conerly, Jack Cosey, Rosebud Cosey, Joyce Cox, Bernice Cummings, Erline Cummings, Sidney Cummings, Sydney Cummings, Alberta Curtis, Claud Curtis, Bobbie Davis, James Davis, Anthony Dibrell, Valorie Dibrell, Earl Dickerson, Kathryn Dickerson, Hardina Diggs, Timothy John Doyle, Jean Mayer Doyle, Thomas Francis Doyle Jr., Kenneth Draver, Nan Draver, Leonice Dubin, Bill Duncan, Flossie Duncan, Phil Duncan, Louise Edwards, Kathryn Fleming, Eddie Foster, Marie Foster, Annie Fulbright, Janice Fulbright, Marshall Fulbright Jr., Heather Fulton, Martina Lyles Glosson, James W. Glosson, Ann Goldingay, Ethel A. Green, Leolla Griffin, Larry Hamilton, Martha Hamilton, Richard Hartley, James Hash, Judy Hash, Julia Hash, Cornell Hatchett, Lena Belle Hicks, Lois Hicks, Marilyn Hlebo, Christopher Hodgson, Esmeralda Hodgson, Gloria Hoffman, Rose Dunne Holland, Robin Holland, Richard Horton, Gloria Mims Huffman, Carrie Hunter, Delroy Hunter, Arnita Jackson, Austin Jacques, Flossie Jacques, Bessie Johnson, Decker Johnson, Charles Jones, George Jones, Ina Jones, Melba Jones, Shirley Jones, Margaret Joseph, Lottie Keith, Laura Kennedy, La Dawn Law, Marion Leng, Lea Leroy, Janet Lopes, Isabel Lujan, Doris Mackinnon, Joyce MacMurray, Alyce McClelland, Isaac McClelland, Carolyn McCullough, Claude McDaniel Jr., Marva Mcrae, Charlotte McShann, Augusta A. Miller, Delores Miller, Harold A. Miller III, Harold A. Miller Jr., Harold A. Miller Sr., Lillian C. Mims, Don L. Mims, Kim Laura Mims, Claude Mims, Deloris Mims, Gloria Mims, Julian Mims, Patsy Mims, Rosebud Mims, Joseph Mims Jr., Joseph Mims Sr., Leroy Mims Jr., Leroy Mims Sr., Lorraine Mitchell, Dwight Lyman Moody, Grace Marie Knox Moody, Lora Jacques Moore, Carolyn Moore, Jack Moore, James Moore, Margerie Moore, Jesse Moses, Jane Strong Moses, Elizabeth Mounday, Seward Mounday, Faye Nichols, Elizabeth Nicholson, Frank Nicholson, Lucita Nicholson, Stanford Nicholson, Alfred Norman, Eddie Norman, Lorraine Norman, Ivor Ottley, Amanda Patterson, Evelyn Peak, Selena Pendelton, Carl Perry, Mozella Perry, Alfonso Pierre, Edna Pierre, Donny Powell, Hamlet Radcliff, Violet Ratliff, George Regas, Carrietta Reynolds, Terry Reynolds, May Richardson, Morton Richardson, Morton W. Richardson Jr., Cecil Rose, Maurice Salmon, Miriam Salmon, John Sandoz, Cordelia Scott, Florence Scott, Susie Sheridan, Eddie Mae Shotwell, Robert Shotwell, Mildred Singleton, Abraham Smalling, Cecilio Smalling, Egbert Smalling, Ivy Smalling, Cecilio Smalling Sr., Geneva Spriggs, John Steven, Edward Strong, Maudine Sykes, Mary Kathryn Teer, William Howard Teer, A.R. Traylor, Carol Traylor, Cynthia Traylor, Mary Traylor, Diane Turner, Hallie Vollinck, Dorothy Wallace, Barbara Watson, Alfred White, Roy E. Wiggins, Alfred Wilkins, Lydia Wilkins, Carrie E Williams, Ella Jewell Williams, Linda Norman Williams, Artis Williams, Eliza Williams, Harlaviour Williams, Rolando Williams, Silvester Williams, Stephanie Williams, Willie Williams, Winifred Williams, Jonathan Williams Sr., Aldine Young, and Jeanette Young

To our Saint Barnabas Church Family Transitioned Heavenly Angels,

Rest in Power


This November, the Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family sends you ALL, Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey building the Beloved Community brick by brick, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


October 2023 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 10/16-10/22/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Christ Pantocrator, Viktor Vasnetsov, 1885mSt Volodymyr’s Cathedral, Kyiv, Ukraine

THIS SUNDAY, Oct 29, Pentecost XXII 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Vestry meeting in Mo. Marianne’s office follows the service. All are welcome to hear about and discuss important church business.

MUSIC THIS WEEK

“In Times Like These” was written and composed by Pennsylvania organist Ruth Caye Jones after learning distressing news about U.S. and Allies’ setbacks during World War II. Several years after the war, when Jones heard her song sung on television for the first time during a Billy Graham crusade, she wept and said, “I can’t believe I had any part in writing this song. I just feel that God gave it to me, and I gave it to the world.” 

“Soon and Very Soon,” was written and composed by singer songwriter (and Angeleno) Andraé Crouch (1942-2015) and appears on his final album, Live from Los Angeles (2013). In addition to his many musical honors, such as an Oscar nomination (arrangements for the film, The Color Purple), seven Grammys and a star on the Walk of Fame, Crouch pastored New Christ Memorial in Pacoima where he defied his Church of God in Christ (Pentecostal) denomination’s ban on ordaining women by making his sister Sandra, co-pastor. Crouch explained (using a musical analogy), “With the problems that young people have, God wants to use everybody who has the Word in them. God is pulling out every stop.”

OTHER EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANK YOU to all who participated in our stewardship meeting last week to hear about St. Barnabas’ budget and share thoughts. Special thanks to our treasurer, Jonathan Williams, for presenting a clear and concise breakdown of our budget highlights, to Gil & Courtney Hamilton for picking up tasty breakfast tacos, and Sarah Moore for homemade cupcakes (and beautiful solo to boot)!

NEXT SUNDAY Nov. 5, Feast of All Saints & Souls 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. A beautiful, solemn service where we honor the saints of the church and all those loved ones who have gone before us. Please add the names of those you wish to be remembered this year to the list in the back of the church, or email to Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com. (A historical list including years past will also be published in the bulletin.)

The 2024 stewardship season has begun! If you did not receive a letter and pledge card in the mail, there are some available in the back of the church to help you prayerfully consider how you can be a part of St. Barnabas’ mission.

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 10/9-10/15/2023 – Mo. Marianne

The Parable of the Wedding Feast, Icon, origin unk.

THIS SUNDAY, Oct 15, Pentecost XX, 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Music to include the spirituals “Ride On, King Jesus,” popularized in the late 1880s by a group of mostly former slaves who toured the country to raise money for Fisk University in Nashville, the first HBCU to receive accreditation, as well as “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” made popular by mid-20th Century Folk musicians including English singer Laurie London whose version became the first (and still only) gospel song to reach #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart.

NEXT SUNDAY, Oct 22, Pentecost XXI/Stewardship Sunday 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Stewardship season officially begins! Please stay after church to hear about the 2024 budget to help you prayerfully consider how you can be a part of St. Barnabas’ mission.

OTHER EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOSHUA BECKETT JOINS MUSIC STAFF You may have noticed Joshua Beckett filling in with the choir from time to time, and we are thrilled to announce that he will now be taking the position of staff bass. (Joshua replaces Chris Sirois who left to pursue other professional opportunities.) Thank you, Joshua, for your ongoing commitment to St. Barnabas’ music ministry!

FRIDAY Oct. 20, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

THE 2024 STEWARDSHIP SEASON Begins next week: 

Please make sure you are current with your 2023 pledge as we head into our fall stewardship season!

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 9, 2023

To The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation and all the Peoples of the Indigenous and Aboriginal Diaspora, we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Our Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva First Nation on which we are worshipping, praising and loving. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their proud tradition. To learn more and to support The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation please click here – http://gabrielino-tongva.com/

Prayers for ALL suppressed and oppressed peoples. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.


Saint Barnabas Pasadena

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 10/2-10/8/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Codex Aureus Epternacensis, Germany, 11th Century

THIS SUNDAY, Oct 8, Pentecost XIX, 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We will observe “Creation Sunday” (see more below) and also welcome guest preacher Caitlyn Ference-Saunders. Caitlyn is a discerner for ordination in the Diocese of Los Angeles. A graduate of Fuller Seminary, she is a former nonprofit professional and currently works with individuals and small groups as a certified trauma sensitive yoga facilitator.

NEXT SUNDAY, Oct 15, Pentecost XX 9 AM, Choral Eucharist.

CREATIONTIDE

During this time of year, many churches celebrate a “Season of Creation,” a tradition begun in the Eastern Orthodox church in the 1980s which has spread worldwide. This Sunday, we will honor God’s creation by including the prayer of St. Francis, patron of animals and the environment whose feast day is today (Oct. 4), and also with a couple of creation-themed hymns. The first, “All things bright and beautiful,” is a traditional favorite, well-known to alums of Episcopal schools😊. The other, “Blue Green Hills of Earth,” was inspired by astronauts’ views of earth from space and written by Kim Oler, a living composer whose father, The Rev. Clarke Oler, was a priest of our diocese for many years.

Please make sure you are current with your 2023 pledge as we head into our fall stewardship season!

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


God’s Greatness was made manifest this morning! At today’s Sunday Morning Service, it was our distinct honor and personal pleasures to worship with new members of our Saint Barnabas Church Family AND extensions of our Church Family from All Saints and Saint Mark’s! What a breath-taking surprise! The Saint Barnabas Church Family sends Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 to ALL of our All Saints and Saint Mark’s Brothas and Sistas in Christ!

Building the Beloved Community brick by brick…

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Have a BLESSED October with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

At Saint Barnabas Pasadena, we choose to Love anyway.

Some think the GREATEST act of Love is to give Love, share Love and feel Love. We know the GREATEST act of Love, is to Love someone so much, you learn to Love yourself!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


September 2023 Blog

The Community Is Invited To The Grand Opening of The Honorable John J. Kennedy Pool

The City of Pasadena is excited to announce the grand opening of its newly constructed Honorable John J. Kennedy pool named after the late City Councilmember. The festivities will take place on Saturday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m. at 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. and will be open to the community. Councilmember Kennedy strongly advocated for public safety, parks, affordable housing, and local hiring The new pool is a state-of-the-art aquatic facility that is set to become a centerpiece of community recreation and enjoyment. This exciting addition promises to offer residents and visitors an oasis of water-based fun and fitness, fostering a vibrant and healthy lifestyle for all.

This project provides for a new, pool with walk-in access, a new pool deck; renovation of the existing pool building including accessible showers; restroom facilities; new lighting; and resurfacing of the parking lot. With the completion of the $5.9M renovation and expansion of the pool facilities, the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will offer year-round aquatics programming beginning in September 2023. Programming includes vital swim lessons for all ages (toddlers through adults), water aerobics, parent and me classes, as well as recreational and lap swimming. The operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, watch live swim demonstrations, listen to remarks by dignitaries, and enjoy light refreshments. “We are excited to open the doors of the Honorable John J. Kennedy Pool and provide a space where individuals and families can come together to enjoy the benefits of water-based recreation and fitness,” said Acting Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Lola Osborne. “This facility embodies our commitment to promoting wellness and a sense of community, and we can’t wait to see the joy it brings to the people of Pasadena.”

For more information, please call Gabriel Araujo at (626) 744-7330.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 9/25-10/1/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Fresco of Christ Pantocrator (Almighty
Ruler), the earliest known surviving Christian icon, Cappadocia, Turkey

THIS SUNDAY, Oct 1, Pentecost XVIII, Homecoming Sunday 9AM, Choral Eucharist. Music features Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” as well as a sung blessing (see more on music below). We officially begin our program year as the vestry returns and we plan funding upcoming special services through the end of the year and our 2024 budget. Please make sure you are current with your 2023 pledge as we head into our fall stewardship season!

ALSO Oct. 1, VESTRY MEETING All are welcome to attend and have a voice in the important business of the church.

NEXT SUNDAY, Oct 8, Pentecost XIX 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We will welcome a guest preacher, Caitlyn Ference-Saunders, a Fuller grad and aspirant for holy orders in our diocese.

HEARTY THANKS to Elisa and Adele and the whole Hunter family for providing wonderful flowers and food and bringing beautiful spirit to our worship in honor of Miss Euphrizine’s 100th birthday!

THIS WEEK’S MUSIC

Ellington with clergy of SF’s Grace Cathedra

“COME SUNDAY,” was written by Duke Ellington in 1942 for his “Black, Brown and Beige” suite which tells the history of African Americans and which Ellington hoped would encourage jazz to be Euphrizine’s Centennial Rose being considered on par with classical blessed at the end of the Sept. 24 European music. Although only service performed once in his lifetime, it set the stage for his later “Sacred Concerts,” all performed at iconic Anglican cathedrals: Grace, in San Francisco, St. John the Divine in NYC, and Westminster 1965 Abbey in London.

SUNG BLESSING Rather than the celebrant blessing the people this week, the choir will sing what’s known as the Aaronic blessing, named after Aaron, the first high priest in Biblical tradition. This a capella (voice only) setting is by American composer Peter Lutkin, so passionate about a capella music he wouldn’t allow accompaniment to be used even for his choirs’ rehearsals.

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY EUPHRIZINE HUNTER!

Today @ Sunday Service and Fellowship, we SHOWED UP and SHOWED OUT in celebration of a Saint Barnabas Church Family Matriarch, Queen Euphrizine Hunter’s 100th Birthday with Love, Saint Barnabas Style! 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 9/18-9/24/2023 – Mo. Marianne

The Red Vineyard, Vincent Van Gogh, the only painting sold in the artist’s written by Indian missionary lifetime, just four months before his death

THIS SUNDAY, Sep 24, Pentecost XVII & EUPHRIZINE HUNTER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Just as St. Barnabas recently celebrated our centennial, one of our parishioners will be celebrating hers, so come wish Euphrizine Hunter a happy 100th! Music to include Soloist Sarah Moore singing the beautiful aria, ”You Are With Me,” by Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, as well as two spirituals requested in honor of Miss Euprizine and to be sung by the congregation: “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus,” Sadhu Sundar Singh from an Indian folk melody (made popular by evangelist Billy Graham), and “Sweet, Sweet, Spirit,” by Doris Akers (see below for more on this). A festive coffee hour provided by the Hunter family will follow in the parish hall.

NEXT SUNDAY, Oct 1, Pentecost XVIII, Homecoming Sunday 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We officially begin our program year as the vestry returns and we plan funding upcoming special services through the end of the year and our 2024 budget. Please make sure you are current with your 2023 pledge as we head into our fall stewardship season!

Doris Mae “Dot” Akers

“SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT,” was written here in Los Angeles in 1962 by Doris Akers, a biracial composer and conductor who led the Sky Pilot Choir, thought to be the first interracial gospel choir in Los Angeles and one of the first in the country. As we sing Sunday, let’s give thanks for all those, including Euphrizine, who refused to let racism dictate how to praise God!

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


National Voter Registration Day!

Join the Saint Barnabas Church Family in registering to vote TODAY!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 9/11-9/24/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Crossing the Red Sea, Marc Chagall, 1955

THIS SUNDAY, Sep 17, Pentecost XVI 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. We sing the spiritual “Go Down, Moses,” and “Give thanks for life,” better known as “For all the saints.” This alternate text allows us not to have to wait until November to sing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ glorious tune!

FRIDAY Sep. 15, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPCOMING EVENTS

Last month, members of the centennial committee received icons of St. Barnabas in thanks for their work. The brightly-colored icons were handcrafted in Greece, and blessed during the service. Personalized with each volunteer’s name, they are inscribed, “Presented…by the people of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena, with gratitude, in recognition of your service for the Centennial Celebration, June 11, 2023.

NEXT SUNDAY, Sep 24, Pentecost XVII & EUPHRIZINE HUNTER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Just as St. Barnabas recently celebrated our centennial, one of our parishioners will be celebrating hers! Come join the Hunter family in wishing Euphrizine a happy 100th. A festive coffee hour will follow in the parish hall.

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


Black Girl Magic!

CONGRATS COCO from the Saint Barnabas Church Family!


Happy Latino Heritage Month from the Saint Barnabas Church Family!

PSA – The City of Pasadena is commemorating National Latino Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America with a wide variety of programming, including a free parade, festivals, events, and activities for all ages.


Latino Heritage Parade and Festival   Join local schools, community groups, elected officials, dignitaries, neighbors, and friends at the 25th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and Festival. This year’s theme, Reaching for the Stars, recognizes the achievements of Latinos in the United States. This event enriches the community by bringing together family and friends, warmth, and culture, as well as values and tradition to Pasadena. Sponsored by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Latino Heritage Committee. For all ages.   Saturday, Sept. 16 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Parade • 10 a.m. – noon, Starts at the intersection of N. Los Robles Ave. and Buckeye St. then heads south on Los Robles Ave. ending at City Hall. Festival • noon – 4 p.m., City Hall, Centennial Square, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

Desfile y Festival de la Herencia Latina   Únase a escuelas locales, grupos comunitarios, funcionarios electos, dignatarios, vecinos y amigos en el 25º Desfile y Festival Anual de la Herencia Latina. El tema de este año, Alcanzando las Estrellas, reconoce los logros de los latinos en los Estados Unidos. Este evento enriquece a la comunidad al reunir a familiares y amigos, calidez y cultura, así como valores y tradiciones en Pasadena. Patrocinado por la Ciudad de Pasadena y el Comité de Herencia Latina de Pasadena. Para todas las edades.   Sábado, 16 de septiembre 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Desfile • 10 a.m. – mediodía, comienza en la intersección de N. Los Robles Ave. y Buckeye St. luego se dirige hacia el sur por Los Robles Ave. y termina en el Ayuntamiento. festival • mediodía – 4 p.m., Ayuntamiento, Centennial Square, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

The Saint Barnabas Church Family sends Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 to ALL of our Latin-X Brothas and Sistas!

Viva La Raza!


UNDERDOGS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

Last winter Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) the then new Head Football Coach of the Colorado University Buffalos forewarned all enemies that “we are coming”. Saturday in his pre-game speech for the 1st game of the season, Coach Prime declared, “we’re no longer coming, we are here!” The Buffaloes went on to win the game in grand fashion, and in so doing they beat the largest odds in recent memory.

Just like Coach Prime, the 8 Founding Matriarchs of the Saint Barnabas Church Family forewarned all evil nonbelievers that WE ARE COMING! 100 years later, we proclaim that we have beaten all evil forces, and we have survived with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤. We declare that we are no longer coming,

WE ARE HERE!

After the Buffaloes amazing victory, two players, Travis Hunter and Shedeur Sanders said it best, they announced to the world…

“No one believed in us. GOD DID!”

UNDERDOGS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Workers of the World UNITE!


Have a BLESSED September with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

At Saint Barnabas Pasadena, we choose to Love anyway.

Some think the GREATEST act of Love is to give Love, share Love and feel Love. We know the GREATEST act of Love, is to Love someone so much, you learn to Love yourself!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


August 2023 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 8/28-9/10/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Station 6, Veronica Wipes Jesus’ Face, He Qi

THIS SUNDAY, Sep 3, Pentecost XIV 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. Todd Gajdusek, accompanied by Paul Kaufman, sings “Be Thou My Vision,” a traditional Irish melody in an arrangement by Nathan Pacheco with lyrics by Eleanor Hull

 NEXT SUNDAY, Sep 10, Pentecost XV 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. We welcome back the choir and sing African American spirituals “Soon-A Will Be Done,” and “Is There Anybody Here?,” as well as the hymn “Joyful, joyful we adore thee,” based on Beethoven’s famous 9th Symphony.

FRIDAY Sep. 15, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPCOMING EVENTS

LABOR DAY is Monday, Sept. 4. Please pray for the exploited, the overworked, those seeking employment, and those striving for right livelihood to the glory of God:

Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of the rightful aspirations of other workers, and arouse our concern for those who are out of work; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

ST. BARNABAS NEWS is on a two-week schedule through the rest of the summer and will return to weekly format this fall.

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


60 years ago today, August 28, 1963, The Freedom Singers performed “We Shall Not Be Moved” at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C.

60 years later, “We Still Shall Not Be Moved”!

Now, the burden is ours!

Let us march on until victory is won!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Dedicated to the Eight Founding Matriarchs of the Saint Barnabas Church Family, our Transitioned Shero Heavenly Angels, our current and future Queens, Matriarchs and Sistas, and our nineteen Servant Leader Reverend V.R. Marianne Zahn, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤…

Phenomenal Woman

BY MAYA ANGELOU

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,   

The stride of my step,   

The curl of my lips.   

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,   

That’s me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,   

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.   

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.   

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,   

And the flash of my teeth,   

The swing in my waist,   

And the joy in my feet.   

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them,   

They say they still can’t see.   

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,   

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.   

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.   

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,   

The bend of my hair,   

the palm of my hand,   

The need for my care.   

’Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


Manifesting God’s GREATNESS keeps us busy!

Another BUSY weekend for the Saint Barnabas Church Family! Last Friday evening, we prepared and served Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 (disguised as good ‘ol down-home cooking dinners) to 44 of our Sisters and Brothers at Union Station (please join us every 3rd Friday 6pm–8:30pm) – “A rainbow in their clouds” – Maya Angelou.

Saturday morning was and is ALWAYS a workday. Please join us from 10-12 every Saturday for some good old fashioned HARD WORK (It’s not really that hard. More fun than work. shhhhhh). THANK YOU to ALL of the Workday Crew! Every aspect of the Saint Barnabas Campus NEVER looked so good!

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

And yesterday’s Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship we celebrated our Love for The Holy Trinity. And as ALWAYS, Rev. “The Truth” Golie’s sermon was The Truth, The “HOLY” Truth, and nothing but the Truth! Please enjoy the on-demand re-stream of the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


City of Pasadena Gears Up for Hurricane Hilary Preparedness

Pasadena officials also urge all residents to be prepared and sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the city by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS. Click here to register today.

CityOfPasadena.net/Fire/PLEAS/


Our very own Homeboy, Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, born and raised right up the street at 121 Pepper St, makes Northwest Pasadena Dodgertown USA! In that spirit…

How ’bout them Bums!

Our Dodgers are on a 11-game win streak, the longest winning streak since they won 13 straight games in 2013!

“If you don’t root for the Dodgers, you might not get into heaven.”
Tommy Lasorda

Let’s Go Doyers!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 8/14-8/27/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman, 17th Century Egyptian manuscript

THIS SUNDAY, August 20, Pentecost XII  9 AM, Sung Eucharist. Sarah Moore, accompanied by Paul Kaufman, sings the Moses Hogan arrangement of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” one of the earliest African American spirituals ever to be publicly performed and notated.

NEXT SUNDAY, August 27, Pentecost XIII 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. Todd Gajdusek, accompanied by Paul Kaufman, sings “Psalm 8” from the Musical King David, by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.

FRIDAY Aug. 18, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPCOMING EVENTS

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina, Hawaiʻi, burned down after wildfires swept through the island of Maui. Photo: Bruce DeGooyer

HELP EPISCOPAL RELIEF RESPOND IN HAWAII: “The blaze that swept through West Maui is the deadliest US wildfire in over a century. Please help us work with our local partners to provide relief and support. Make an urgent tax-deductible donation to the Hawai’i Emergency Response Fund today.” https://support.episcopalrelief.org/ maui-wildfire-2023/?ID=WS23-DRR_230812DPADS0100

JUNE VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.

ST. BARNABAS NEWS will be on a two-week schedule through the rest of the summer and return to weekly format this fall.

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


Sunday Service and Fellowship 08/13/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

If you missed last Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship, Mo. Marianne did her PREACHIN THANG! Our dirty lil secret is we have no secrets… Love is our religion! Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Please enjoy the on-demand re-stream of the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Today we wish Happy 50th Anniversary to HipHop! Of The Culture, by The Culture, and for The Culture!

To The Culture we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤!


District 3 Community Meeting by OUR Councilmember Justin L. Jones – Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30 PM – Pacific Oaks College, 45 W. Eureka Street – Let’s SHOW UP and SHOW OUT!


Sunday Service and Fellowship 08/06/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

If you missed last Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship, we were graced with the sermonizing of Rev. “The Truth” Golie and she did just that! She told the TRUTH, the “HOLY” TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH!

Please enjoy the on-demand re-stream of the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Happy 103rd Birthday Henrietta Lacks – The single most significant contributor to modern Medical Science

Henrietta Lacks (born Loretta Pleasant; August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) was an African-American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. An immortalized cell line reproduces indefinitely under specific conditions, and the HeLa cell line continues to be a source of invaluable medical data to the present day.

Lacks was the unwitting source of these cells from a tumor biopsied during treatment for cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1951. These cells were then cultured by George Otto Gey, who created the cell line known as HeLa, which is still used for medical research. As was then the practice, no consent was required to culture the cells obtained from Lacks’s treatment. Neither she nor her family were compensated for the extraction or use of the HeLa cells.

Even though some information about the origins of HeLa’s immortalized cell lines was known to researchers after 1970, the Lacks family was not made aware of the line’s existence until 1975. With knowledge of the cell line’s genetic provenance becoming public, its use for medical research and for commercial purposes continues to raise concerns about privacy and patients’ rights.

UPDATE!

As the world celebrates Henrietta Lacks’ 103rd birthday on Aug. 1, her family is celebrating a historic victory.

The family of Henrietta Lacks reached a settlement on July 31 in their lawsuit Monday against a biotech company for using Lacks’ immortal cells, also known as “HeLa cells,” CBS News reports. Filed in 2021, the suit sought compensation from Thermo Fisher Scientific for using the cells taken from Lacks without permission over 70 years ago.

They are still being used for medical research today.

While the settlement terms remain confidential, both parties are “pleased” with the resolution without involving the courts. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump said during a press conference that the settlement is the best birthday gift as Lacks’ only living son and some of her grandchildren released balloons in her memory. “I can think of no better present… than to give her family some measure of respect for Henrietta Lacks, some measure of dignity for Henrietta Lacks, and most of all some measure of justice for Henrietta Lacks,” Crump said.

To undergo treatment for cervical cancer, the Baltimore native went to Johns Hopkins in 1951, where doctors realized her biopsied cancer cells were doubling every 20 to 24 hours instead of dying. Nicknamed the “HeLa cells,” the cells were taken and have been used to play a serious role in medical advancements and developments, including the polio vaccine and treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Parkinson’s disease.

Unfortunately, the cancer treatment didn’t work, as Lacks’ died the same year.

According to the Baltimore Banner, officials from Thermo Fisher Scientific told the family they waited too long to take legal action against them—even arguing that they shouldn’t be the only ones blamed for using the cells. They claim other companies around the world do the same thing. It wasn’t until decades later that the family found out about the cells.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 7/31-8/13/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Transfiguration, Lewis Bowman, 2008

THIS SUNDAY, August 6, Feast of the Transfiguration 9 AM, Sung Eucharist. Join us for a rare feast day in the midst of summer as the August 6 observance of the Transfiguration falls on a Sunday this year. Soloist Sarah Moore offers “I Don’t Feel No-Ways Tired,” arranged by African American composer H.T. Burleigh, accompanied by Paul Kaufman.

NEXT SUNDAY, August 13, Pentecost XI  9 AM, Sung Eucharist. Sarah Moore and Tod Gajdusek, accompanied by Paul Kaufman, will offer a duet of “How Can I Keep From Singing?,” an American folk song arranged by Richard Walter.

FRIDAY Aug. 18, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

ICYMI Did you see the wonderful Los Angeles Times article last Sunday? If not, there are a couple of copies at church you can read, click here or visit latimes.com and search for “st. barnabas pasadena,” then read, be proud of your church home, and share widely with your family and friends!

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPCOMING EVENTS

ST. BARNABAS NEWS will be on a two-week schedule (beginning with this edition) through the rest of the summer and return to weekly format this fall.

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


Happy cool August with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

At Saint Barnabas Pasadena, we choose to Love anyway.

Some think the GREATEST act of Love is to give Love, share Love and feel Love. We know the GREATEST act of Love, is to Love someone so much, you learn to Love yourself!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


Sunday Service and Fellowship 07/30/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

What a wonderful Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship, highlighted by Mo. Marianne catching the Holy Ghost and calling out hypocrisy in the name of Jesus!

Please enjoy the on-demand re-stream of the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


July 2023 Blog

A church rises from racism to celebrate a centennial of triumphs in Pasadena

To our Founding 8 Foremothers and ALL of our Transitioned Angels, this is for you with Love, Saint Barnabas Style! 🖤


Manifesting God’s GREATNESS keeps us busy!

Another BUSY weekend for the Saint Barnabas Church Family! Last Friday evening, Debbie, Abbey, Jonathan and Marco prepared and served Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 (disguised as Taco Casserole, Frijoles, Spanish Rice, Green Salad, Chips and Lemon & Marble cake dinners) to 45 of our Sisters and Brothers at Union Station (please join us every 3rd Friday 6pm–8:30pm) – “A rainbow in their clouds” – Maya Angelou.

Saturday morning is ALWAYS a workday. Please join us from 10-12 every Saturday for some good old fashioned HARD WORK (It’s not really that hard. More fun than work. shhhhhh). THANK YOU to ALL of the Workday Crew! Every aspect of the Saint Barnabas Campus NEVER looked so good!

Saturday @ Noon we SHOWED UP and SHOWED OUT for a THANK YOU BBQ for the Centennial Volunteers with Gil the Grillmaster’s Carne Asada, Peach Cobbler and HEAPS of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤!

At Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship we celebrated our Love for The Holy Trinity. And as ALWAYS, Abbey’s sermon helped us find our way back home. Please enjoy the on-demand re-stream of the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


TOMORROW, Saturday, July 22 @ 12 noon, we are going to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT for a THANK YOU BBQ Potluck for the Centennial Volunteers, and EVERYONE is welcome!

(We can neither confirm nor deny the aforementioned assertion that Peach Cobbler will be served… Hehe)


Union Station Serving Dinner TONIGHT @ 6!

EVERY 3RD FRIDAY the Saint Barnabas church family prepares and serves dinner to the residents of Union Station Adult Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Tonight Is a continuation of our more than 20-year tradition of manifesting God’s greatness by spreading Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 Please join us!


Sunday Service and Fellowship 07/16/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

What a wonderful Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship, highlighted by Mo. Marianne’s sermon reminding us, that the Parables of Jesus are intentionally challenging and serve as growth opportunities for our Spirit. We were also blessed to have Cynthia join us this morning. We hope you enjoyed spending time with us as much as we did with you! It was a real pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again SOON. Meanwhile you are in our prayers, with Love, Saint Barnabas Style! 🖤

Please enjoy the on-demand re-stream of the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


The NEW Saint Barnabas Church Family QR Codes for your convenience!

Saint Barnabas Web Site
Saint Barnabas Facebook Page

Share with your family, loved ones and friends!


The greatest singers of ALL TIME, sing from the diaphragm. God’s GREATNESS is manifest from the SOUL!

Thank you, Lord, for ALL you’ve done for me – from the SOUL!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Something the World’s Greatest Biblical Scholar, my Saint Barnabas Pasadena Sunday School Teacher, taught me more than 50 years ago, came into my spirit this morning…

God did not send David to slay Goliath. God sent Goliath to prove to David that what resides in him is a giant slayer. Goliath was not sent for David’s destruction; Goliath was sent for David’s CONSTRUCTION!

So, this morning I thank God for our Saint Barnabas Church Family overcoming 100 years of Goliaths, surviving and thriving. Now we know we are giant slayers, and we fear no evil!

And now YOU know!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Happy 50th Anniversary to HipHop! Of The Culture, by The Culture, and for The Culture!

To The Culture we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤!


In only 1 week on Saturday, July 22 @ 12 noon, we are going to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT for a THANK YOU BBQ Potluck for the Centennial Volunteers, and EVERYONE is welcome!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 7/10-7/16/2023 – Mo. Marianne

The Sower, Vincent van Gogh, 1888

THIS SUNDAY, July 16, Pentecost VII 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Music to include “Pass Me Not,” by great American songwriter Fanny Crosby, and “This is the Day,” based on a Fijian folk tune.

THANK YOU BBQ in Honor of CENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS!, SATURDAY, JULY 22, NOON Come help us thank everyone who volunteered so tirelessly and selflessly for our magnificent Centennial celebration– or bask in the glow of a grateful congregation if you were one of those volunteers. We will be grilling carne asada and providing mac n’ cheese, cake, and wine. If you are able to bring salads, other sides, snacks, or beverages, or donate non-perishables to our food pantry, please do so. Otherwise, just show up for fellowship with your St. Barnabas family.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPCOMING EVENTS

FRIDAY July 21, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

NEXT SUNDAY, July 23, Pentecost VIII 9 AM, Choral Eucharist.

IS THERE A BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO HONOR? There are several ways you may consider celebrating a special day or person including bringing (or donating towards) coffee hour that morning, bringing up the gifts at the offertory, donating flowers, making a gift towards Union Station, etc. Please let us know how we can help you honor your special day or person!


In only 12 days from today on Saturday, July 22 @ 12 noon, we are going to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT for a THANK YOU BBQ Potluck for the Centennial Volunteers, and EVERYONE is welcome!


Prayers for ALL suppressed and oppressed peoples. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Our Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva First Nation on which we are worshipping, praising and loving. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their proud tradition. To learn more and to support The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation please click here – http://gabrielino-tongva.com/

To The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation and all the Peoples of the Indigenous and Aboriginal Diaspora, we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 7/3-7/9/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Rebecca at the Well, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1839, Norton Simon Museum

THIS SUNDAY July 9, Pentecost VI 9 AM, Choral Eucharist. Hymns include “Give Thanks to the Lord,” from LEVAS, and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” from The African American Heritage Hymnal. 

SATURDAY, July 8, 11 AM, The Funeral of Doris McDaniel will be held in the chapel at Woods Valentine, (1455 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, app. 4 blocks north of the church), repast to follow in the St. Barnabas Parish Hall.

NEXT SUNDAY, July 16, Pentecost VII 9 AM, Choral Eucharist

THANK YOU BBQ in Honor of CENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS! SATURDAY, JULY 22, NOON Come help us thank everyone who volunteered so tirelessly and selflessly for our magnificent Centennial celebration–or bask in the glow of a grateful congregation if you were one of those volunteers. We will be grilling carne asada and providing mac n’ cheese, cake, and wine. If you are able to bring salads, other sides, snacks, or beverages, or donate non-perishables to our food pantry, please do so. Otherwise, just show up for fellowship with your St. Barnabas family.

APRIL & MAY VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.


On this day 171 years ago…

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a keynote address at an Independence Day celebration and asked, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass was a powerful orator, often traveling six months out of the year to give lectures on abolition. His speech, given at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was held at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York. It was a scathing speech in which Douglass stated, “This Fourth of July is yours, not mine, You may rejoice, I must mourn.”

In his speech, Douglass acknowledged the Founding Fathers of America, the architects of the Declaration of Independence, for their commitment to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness:”

“Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too, great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and the principles they contended for, I will unite with you to honor their memory.”

Douglass stated that the nation’s founders were great men for their ideals of freedom. But in doing so he brings awareness to the hypocrisy of their ideals by the existence of slavery on American soil. Douglass continues to interrogate the meaning of the Declaration of Independence, to enslaved African Americans experiencing grave inequality and injustice: 

“Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? and am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?”

“Would to God, both for your sakes and ours, that an affirmative answer could be truthfully returned to these questions! Then would my task be light, and my burden easy and delightful. For who is there so cold, that a nation’s sympathy could not warm him? Who so obdurate and dead to the claims of gratitude, that would not thankfully acknowledge such priceless benefits? Who so stolid and selfish, that would not give his voice to swell the hallelujahs of a nation’s jubilee, when the chains of servitude had been torn from his limbs? I am not that man. In a case like that, the dumb might eloquently speak, and the ‘lame man leap as an hart.’

But such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.”

– Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852 (Smithsonian – National Museum of African American History & Culture)

Much progress has been made in the proceeding 171 years since this speech. And WE, the American Family still have much work to do. The Saint Barnabas Church Family is dedicated and committed not to talking about the work, but doing the work with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤.

It’s time for ALL of us to go to work!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Do you remember the Independence Day HIS-story lesson from Schoolhouse Rock’s No More Kings?

The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family holds space for ALL-stories! Come share and celebrate your story with us…

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Happy Holiday with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

At Saint Barnabas Pasadena, we choose to Love anyway.

Some think the GREATEST act of Love is to give Love, share Love and feel Love. We know the GREATEST act of Love, is to Love someone so much, you learn to Love yourself!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/events


Take the pledge…

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers!


Bishop John H. Taylor

“While race-conscious affirmative action is no longer permissible, it is worth noting that the Supreme Court ruling leaves intact many other forms of affirmative action — preferences for the children of alumni, preferences for the children of donors and preferences for student athletes, including for such boutique sports as sailing, fencing and squash. The consequences of this change are not entirely predictable, but based on what happened at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley, after they were barred from pursuing race-conscious admission policies, a sharp decline in Black and perhaps Hispanic enrollments at highly selective colleges and professional schools seems almost certain. To offset the loss, many colleges are likely to switch to a policy of affirmative action based on economic class. Such a policy would attenuate, although by no means eliminate, the racial impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling.”

The New York Times – Supreme Court Rejects Affirmative Action at U.S. Colleges


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 6/26/-7/2/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Sacrifice of Abraham, He Qi

THIS SUNDAY July 2, Pentecost V (Independence Sunday) 9 AM, Choral Eucharist

We will honor the founding of our nation as the choir and guest organist Christie Lawrence offer Irving Berlin’s, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor.”

NEXT SUNDAY, July 9, Pentecost VI 9 AM, Choral Eucharist

SATURDAY, July 8, 11 AM, The Funeral of Doris McDaniel

The Funeral of Doris McDaniel will be held in the chapel at Woods Valentine, (1455 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, app. 4 blocks north of the church), repast to follow in the St. Barnabas Parish Hall.

THANK YOU BBQ in Honor of CENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS!, SATURDAY, JULY 22, NOON

Come help us thank everyone who volunteered so tirelessly and selflessly for our magnificent Centennial celebration–or bask in the glow of a grateful congregation if you were one of those volunteers. We will be grilling carne asada and providing mac n’ cheese, cake, and wine. If you are able to bring salads, other sides, snacks, or beverages, or donate non-perishables to our food pantry, please do so. Otherwise, just show up for fellowship with your St. Barnabas family.

APRIL VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.


June 2023 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 6/19/-6/25/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY June 25 Pentecost IV, (Pride Sunday), 9 AM Choral Eucharist We’ll show our support for the global LGBTQ community who face discrimination, persecution, criminalization and sometimes even execution. Todd Gadjusek and Paul Kaufman will offer Stephen Schwarz’ “Beautiful City.”

VESTRY MEETING in Mo. Marianne’s office immediately following the service. All are welcome to learn about and discuss important church business.

NEXT SUNDAY, July 2, Pentecost V (Independence Sunday) 9 AM, Choral Eucharist

CENTENNIAL T-SHIRTS Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise Tshirts are still available! To order, please make out a check payable to St. Barnabas ($35 each) and give to Marco White. Additionally, they may be ordered online at www.customink.com/fundraising/saint-barnabas-100-stillwe-rise.

PRAYERS REQUESTED for the repose of the soul of long-time member Doris McDaniel, who passed away Monday, June 19. May she rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon her. ♰


Manifesting God’s GREATNESS keeps us busy!

What a BUSY weekend! On Friday, Sue, Jonathan, Courtney, Gil, Abbey and Marco prepared and served a fried chicken, mac’n cheese, candied yams, green salad, rolls, angel’s food and devil’s food cakes (pun intended) dinner to 42 of our Sisters and Brothers at Union Station (please join us every 3rd Friday 6:30pm–8pm) – a rainbow in their clouds.

Saturday is ALWAYS a workday. Please join us from 10-12 every Saturday for some good old fashioned HARD WORK (it’s not really that hard, shhhhhh).

On Sunday we celebrated Father’s Day for our Kings AND our Annual Graduation Celebration! This year Saint Barnabas Family grads ranged from Pre-K to PhD with Distinction! Yep, yet another PhD in the family! CONGRATS to Jurnee Smalling, Joshua Smalling, James Mims, IV, Viktor Kaufman, Whitney White and Joshua Beckett! The future of Saint Barnabas is brighter than the sun!

And of course, we celebrated Juneteenth Freedom Day! This Juneteenth and every day, let us reflect on the necessity of ongoing struggle for racial justice and recommit ourselves to ending systemic racism and creating more equitable communities. Let us march on until victory is won!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


LOVE, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤, a rainbow in your cloud…

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤



To ALL Fathers and Father Figures, we send you LOVE, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 6/12/-6/18/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THE CENTENNIAL SUCH AN INCREDIBLE EVENT!!

It is impossible to adequately thank everyone who worked so hard to make our Centennial service, program and luncheon possible, but here are a few:

First and foremost Centennial Chair, Marco White, who worked not only ceaselessly but with good humor and an open heart, and who conceived of and inspired us all towards this event in the first place. Secondly, Claudette Moody, who arranged for and coordinated our VIP speakers, our wonderful press coverage (with more to come!), and our historic acclamation by Rep. Judy Chu into the congressional record. (Plus still somehow found time for gardening.) Additionally, Adele Hunter and Sandra Mims ably and devotedly took on the task of lunch for 100 people (with lots of cooking and kitchen help from Sue Daniels and others.) Gil Hamilton and Aaron Yenney (visiting from Seattle!) set up the A/V equipment. Courtney Hamilton and Golie Haynes+ spent hours making the festive bookmarks which everyone loved. Violet Zacarias spent weeks sprucing up the grounds to make sure we were picture-perfect for the big day. Robert Edwards did everything from blowing leaves to serving as bishop’s chaplain (plus his woodworking skills were on display in the new sanctuary cross). Althea Williams was usher extraordinaire, among other things. Dan Doyle solved a last-minute printing emergency (and also found time to garden and tend bar). Paul & the choir for the beautiful worship leadership. There are many, many more of you who pitched in to help, but most of all, thanks to every single person who was there and offered warm and friendly St. Barnabas hospitality to our visitors, so many of whom commented on the special “feels” they experienced there. You have all done your community proud 🖤

ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS SUNDAY JUNE 18, (Graduates/Fathers/Juneteenth), 9 AM Choral Eucharist We will honor and bless as a congregation all those who are graduating this year. Please send names of those you wish to be honored to vrmzahn@gmail.com (or reply to this email) to make sure they receive a special award on behalf of the St. Barnabas family.

CENTENNIAL T-SHIRTS Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise T-shirts are still available! To order, please make out a check payable to St. Barnabas ($35 each) and give to Marco White. Additionally, they may be ordered online at www.customink.com/fundraising/saintbarnabas-100-still-we-rise. All proceeds go to support today’s event.


We SHOWED UP and SHOWED OUT! The Saint Barnabas Centennial Service and Celebration yesterday was a sight to behold!!! We bore witness to the manifestation of God’s GREATNESS in the form of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤!

Replay the service https://fb.watch/l7nTk8rZ-w/

Check out these articles This historically Black Pasadena church just turned 100, with a message: Love – Pasadena Star News and Historically Black St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Pasadena – Los Angeles Sentinel (lasentinel.net)

Thank you to ALL of our speakers and presenters (Rep. Judy Chu, Assemblymember Chris Holden, Assemblymember Candidate Phlante Riddle, The Office of Supervisor Katherine Barger, The Office of Mayor Victor Gordo, Councilmember Justin Jones, NAACP Pasadena President Allen Edson, Bishop John Taylor, Rev. Anthony Miller, Mr. Michael Mims (Historian-In-Residence & Griot) and Queen Sylvia Wiggins (Lifelong Member, Matriarch & Sunday School Teacher)!

Thank you to Yerevan Bakery in Sunland!

Thank you to ALL of the guests!

Thank you to ALL of the volunteers!

Thank you to ALL of the Saint Barnabas Church Family (In-Person, Online, Offline, Past, Present & Future)!

Thank you LORD!

This IS what Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 looks like, sounds like, tastes like, smells like, and feels like! This IS what Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 IS!

(Much much much more to come…)

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


WE’RE ALL SET!!! SEE YOU TOMORROW!!! Centennial Celebration Sunday June 11 – Sunday Service Eucharist @ 10am & Centennial Celebration @ 11:30am (In-Person and Streamed on FB Live https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena) – We are going to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT!

Please Park in the Jackie Robinson Community Center Lot at 1020 N. Fair Oaks, right next door to the south of Saint Barnabas!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 6/5/-6/11/2023 – Mo. Marianne

CENTENNIAL THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 11!

DON’T MISS THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT

The service begins at 10 am in the sanctuary, followed by a special program on the lawn with remarks by Bp. Taylor, several local, state and national elected officials and other luminaries followed by a celebratory meal. Parking in the lot and on the street in front of the church will be reserved for speakers, visitors, and those with special needs. Parishioners are urged to take public transportation or be dropped off by a ride share, etc, or carpool and park a few blocks away. If you need to reserve a parking spot for that day, or need assistance arranging transportation, please speak to or email MarcoWhite@sbcglobal.net

LIVESTREAM  on facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena We plan to broadcast both the service and the centennial program, so if you can’t be there in person, stay tuned!

VOLUNTEERS We need multiple volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, both Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. If you are able to help on either or both days with set up, clean up, assisting with the program or food, welcoming visitors, etc., please show up anytime, all day both days!

DONATIONS REQUESTED This once-in-a-hundred-year event will require extra funding to provide proper logistics and hospitality without negatively impacting our regular budget. To make a special centennial offering, please use the envelopes that were mailed to each household or go to stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and write “centennial” in the note line on zelle or paypal.

….and, after all that, we shall return for…

NEXT  SUNDAY JUNE 18, (Graduates/Fathers/Juneteenth), 9 AM Choral Eucharist We will honor and bless as a congregation all those who are graduating this year. Please send names of those you wish to be honored to vrmzahn@gmail.com (or reply to this email) to make sure they receive a special award on behalf of the St. Barnabas family.


3 more days!!! Centennial Celebration Sunday June 11 – Sunday Service Eucharist @ 10am & Centennial Celebration @ 11:30am – We are going to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT!

Please Park in the Jackie Robinson Community Center Lot at 1020 N. Fair Oaks, right next door to the south of Saint Barnabas!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


4 more days!!! Centennial Celebration Sunday June 11 @ 10am – We are going to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT!

Here’s ANOTHER article to checkout!

https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/feature_stories/st-barnabas-episcopal-church-to-celebrate-centennial/article_20384342-0168-11ee-a6ba-0b84fed998b9.html

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Sunday Service and Fellowship 6/5/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

WE’RE BAAAAAACK! We’re back online! Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued with Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship. The sermon featured Mo. Marrianne who was EL FUEGO 🔥! We were also blessed with Tony joining us. Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Centennial Celebration Sunday June 11 @ 10am – We are going to SHOW UP and SHOW OUT!

Checkout this article!

At 100 years old, Pasadena’s St. Barnabas Episcopal Church keeps serving up the ‘love’ – San Gabriel Valley Tribune (sgvtribune.com)

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 5/29-6/4/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY TRINITY, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

LIVESTREAM “SOFT RETURN” Thanks to the above-andbeyond efforts of Cn. Andy Tomat, our live feed should be back up and running beginning Sunday. Please go to  facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena and reply to this email with any issues so we can ensure those who can’t be there in person are able to view our centennial celebration!

THANK YOU to all who spent time sharing stories with the LA Times reporter and photographer on Sunday. They both greatly enjoyed their visit and will return June 11 to devote more coverage to our centennial.

HONORING GRADUATES We will honor and bless as a congregation all those who are graduating this year on Sunday, June 18. Please send names of those you wish to be honored to vrmzahn@gmail.com (or reply to this email) to make sure they receive a special award on behalf of the St. Barnabas family.

CENTENNIAL IS SUNDAY, JUNE 11! Here’s what you need to know:

THE DAY OF :The service begins at 10 am in the sanctuary, followed by a special program on the lawn with remarks by Bp. Taylor, several local, state and national elected officials and other luminaries followed by a celebratory meal. Parking in the lot and on the street in front of the church will be reserved for speakers, visitors, and those with special needs. Parishioners are urged to take public transportation or be dropped off by a ride share, etc, or carpool and park a few blocks away. If you need to reserve a parking spot for that day, or need assistance arranging transportation, please speak to or email MarcoWhite@sbcglobal.net

VOLUNTEERS We need multiple volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, both Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. If you are able to help on either or both days with set up, clean up, assisting with the program or food, welcoming visitors, etc., please sign up in the back of the church or email MarcoWhite@sbcglobal.net.

DONATIONS REQUESTED This once-in-a-hundred-year event will require extra funding to provide proper logistics and hospitality without negatively impacting our regular budget. To make a special centennial offering, please use the envelopes that were mailed to each household or go to stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and write “centennial” in the note line on zelle or paypal.

LAST PLANNING MEETING Please join us immediately following worship in the parish hall to help finalize our preparations for this once-in-a-lifetime event!


May 2023 Blog

Prayers for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry receiving medical monitoring and treatment

Sending ALL of our Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Today and every day, we remember and honor all those uniformed and civilian who fought and sacrificed for liberty, justice, equity and FREEDOM.

Rest In Power with Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 5/22-5/28/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY PENTECOST, May 28, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

Come hear the story of the Holy Spirit, sent by Jesus to companion, comfort and advocate for his church.

HONORING GRADUATES We will honor and bless as a congregation all those who are graduating this year on Sunday, June 18. Please send names of those you wish to be honored to vrmzahn@gmail.com (or reply to this email) to make sure they receive a special award on behalf of the St. Barnabas family.

CENTENNIAL IS SUNDAY, JUNE 11! Here’s what you need to know:

THE DAY OF : The service begins at 10 am in the sanctuary, followed by a special program on the lawn with remarks by Bp. Taylor, several local, state and national elected officials and other luminaries followed by a celebratory meal. Parking in the lot and on the street in front of the church will be reserved for speakers, visitors, and those with special needs. Parishioners are urged to take public transportation or be dropped off by a ride share, etc, or carpool and park a few blocks away. If you need to reserve a parking spot for that day, or need assistance arranging transportation, please speak to or email MarcoWhite@sbcglobal.net

VOLUNTEERS We need multiple volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, both Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. If you are able to help on either or both days with set up, clean up, assisting with the program or food, welcoming visitors, etc., please sign up in the back of the church or email MarcoWhite@sbcglobal.net

DONATIONS REQUESTED This once-in-a-hundred-year event will require extra funding to provide proper logistics and hospitality without negatively impacting our regular budget. To make a special centennial offering, please use the envelopes that were mailed to each household or go to stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and write “centennial” in the note line on zelle or paypal.

PLANNING MEETINGS  CONTINUE Please join us immediately following Sunday services for weekly meetings in the parish hall to plan this once-in-a-lifetime event! Also, be sure to check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 for updates.


The Saint Barnabas Church Family Hall of Fame

The Saint Barnabas Church Family Hall of Fame honors the Founding Eight Matriarchs including Mrs. Georgia Weatherton, Mrs. Ellensteen Bevans, and Mrs. Rosebud Mims, Rev. W. Alfred Wilkins, Rev. Alfred E. Norman, Rev. Jesse D. Moses II, Rev. Alfred E. Norman (2nd term), Rev. Ivor Ottley, Rev. Patricia Bennett, Rev. John M. Larson, Rev. Antony Glenn Miller, Rev. Dr. John Goldingay, Rev. Mark Bradshaw, and Rev. V.R. Marianne Zahn, comprising nineteen servant leaders, dozens of lay leaders and all of the Transitioned Ancestors of God’s Home Church, Saint Barnabas Pasadena.


Frist Stop on the Historical Tour of Pasadena



Historic Episcopal parish is first stop in new African-American history audio tour of Pasadena

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, the oldest historically Black congregation of the Diocese of Los Angeles, is the first stop on an audio walking tour of the African American History of Pasadena recently published by izi.Travel and sponsored by the NAACP. The narration for the St. Barnabas stop mentions that the church had its beginnings as early as 1909 when Black Episcopalians who had moved into the area found that they were unwelcome at established Episcopal Churches, and began to meet on their own in homes and later in the Grand Army Hall. The Rt. Rev. Bertrand Stevens, second bishop of Los Angeles, dedicated the church in 1933. Other stops on the way include the offices of Pasadena’s first Black woman physician; memorials to local Black activists, physicians and business owners; sites related to the construction of the 210 Freeway, which obliterated ethnically mixed neighborhoods along the route while avoiding areas with mostly white residents; and the childhood home and a statue of Jackie Robinson, a lifelong Pasadena resident who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947. The audio guide is free and may be downloaded here.


Union Station Serving Dinner 5/19/2023

EVERY 3RD FRIDAY the Saint Barnabas church family prepares and serves dinner to the residents of Union Station Adult Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, and tonight was a continuation of our more than 15-year tradition. Lead by Sue and Jonathan, and joined by Abbey and Marco, they served a FANTABULOUS fare of down-home BBQ chicken, yams, and mixed veggies to some 40 residents. But most importantly, the Saint Barnabas church family manifested God’s greatness by spreading Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 Please join us June 16th!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 5/15-5/21/2023 – Mo. Marianne

All Creation Sings His Praise, Jen Norton

THIS SUNDAY EASTER VII, (Ascension Sunday) May 21, 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Celebrate the final Sunday of Easter before we head into Pentecost, beginning May 28.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION MEETINGS  If you’d like to help with any aspect of our GRAND CELEBRATION: the Eucharist, program, speakers, food, decorations, communications, or prayer support, please join us immediately following Sunday services for weekly meetings in the parish hall to plan this once-in-a-lifetime event! Also, be sure to check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 for updates.

Also…

CENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS We will need multiple volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, both Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. If you are able to help on either or both days with set up, clean up, assisting with the program or food, welcoming visitors, etc., please sign up in the back of the church or email MarcoWhite@sbcglobal.net

VESTRY MEETING this Sunday, following Centennial Meeting. All are welcome to be informed of and have a voice in important parish business.

FRIDAY May 19, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Happy Anniversary to the 19th Servant Leader of the Saint Barnabas Church Family, our beloved Priest-In-Charge, The Right Reverend V.R. Marianne Zahn. Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with Mo. Marianne! Lord in your mercy hear our PRAISE! Mo. Marianne, to you and yours, we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Happy Mother’s EVERY-Day! To ALL of our Matriarchs, Sheroes, Queens and Mom’s, we thank you for being our Earthly source of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Prayer for the Human Family (Book of Common Prayer, page 815 #3)

God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

That is Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Rest in Power Bob Marley, who died on this day in 1981 at the age of 36.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 5/8-5/14/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Jen Norton, 2015

THIS SUNDAY EASTER VI, (Mother’s Day) May 14, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION MEETINGS If you’d like to help with any aspect of our GRAND ELEBRATION: the Eucharist, program, speakers, food, decorations, communications, or prayer support, please join us immediately following Sunday services for weekly meetings in the parish hall to plan this once-in-a-lifetime event! Also, be sure to check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 for updates.

Also…

CENTENNIAL VOLUNTEERS We will need multiple volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, both Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. If you are able to help on either or both days with set up, clean up, assisting with the program or food, welcoming visitors, etc., please sign up in the back of the church or email MarcoWhite@sbcglobal.net

MARCH VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.

Thanks to those who ensured their pledges are current! If you have not yet done so, please make sure you are up-to-date. We have a shortfall between expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received–which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able, and thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.


Love, Saint Barnabas Style – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

At Saint Barnabas we choose to Love anyway!

Some think the GREATEST act of Love is to give Love, share Love and feel Love. The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family knows the GREATEST act of Love, is to Love someone so much, they learn to Love themselves.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – Pasadena, CA Calendar | Facebook


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 5/1-5/7/2023 – Mo. Marianne

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION MEETINGS!  If you’d like to help with any aspect of our GRAND CELEBRATION: the Eucharist, program, speakers, food, decorations, communications, rose garden rededication, or prayer support, please join us immediately following Sunday services for weekly meetings in the parish hall to plan this once-in-a-lifetime event! Also, be sure to check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saintbarnabas-100 for updates.

THIS SUNDAY EASTER V, May 7, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

MARCH VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.

Thanks to those who ensured their pledges are current! If you have not yet done so, please make sure you are up-to-date. We have a shortfall between expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received–which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able, and thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.


April 2023 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 4/24-4/30/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THIS FRIDAY APRIL 28, Free Concert by the National Association of Negro Musicians, 7:30 pm at First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church, 1700 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103. For almost a century, the National Association of Negro Musicians has been a champion for African and African-American music and musicians, performing and preserving uniquely African-American music while acknowledging and providing opportunity to Black composers and performers.

THIS SUNDAY EASTER IV Apr 30, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

MARCH VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.

Thanks to those who ensured their pledges are current! If you have not yet done so, please make sure you are up-to-date. We have a shortfall between expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received–which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able, and thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning continues apace for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise,” with exciting dignitaries scheduled to attend June 11! Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 for updates and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.


Our Deepest Fear – Marianne Williamson (made famous by Nelson Mandela)

Our Deepest Fear By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 4/17-4/23/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Alleluia, Jen Norton, 2017

ENORMOUS THANKS To everyone who made Holy Week and Easter services so memorable! We began with the blessing of the palms on the front plaza, ended with a champagne brunch and egg hunt on the lawn with highlights in between including the solo “Ride On, King Jesus,” by Sarah Moore, the anthem “Ain’a That Good News” by the choir, stripping of the altar, the new fire of Easter, (again on the plaza), brand new visitors and returning old friends. Our Risen Lord truly lives in the celebratory sprit of the St. Barnabas family!

THIS SUNDAY EASTER III Apr 23, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

FEBRUARY VESTRY MEETING MINUTES are now posted on the bulletin board in the courtyard. Please take a look to stay aware of important parish business and let us know if you’d like a copy to take home to read at your leisure.

FRIDAY Feb 21 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PLEDGE IS CURRENT We have a significant shortfall between our expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received-which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning continues apace for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise,” with exciting dignitaries scheduled to attend June 11! Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 for updates and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 4/10-4/16/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Dear St. Barnabas family, alleluia, Christ is risen!

The attached letter went out to every household before Holy Week. If you did not receive it, please make sure we have your current mailing address on file, and please consider making an Easter offering of thanksgiving and hope, either by visiting stbarnabaspasadena.org/give/ or using one of the envelopes available in the back of the church.

I hope you were able to attend at least one of our five beautiful services last week, beginning with Palm Sunday, but either way, please visit us soon!

May the blessing of the risen Christ be with you and those you love during this joyful Eastertide,

The Rev. V.R. Marianne Zahn


Love, Saint Barnabas Style – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

At Saint Barnabas we choose to Love anyway!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – Pasadena, CA Calendar | Facebook


A Conversation With L.A. County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell at UCLA, Wednesday, May 3 · 5:30 – 7:30pm FREE!

A conversation with Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell about the work being done to strengthen the public social safety net.

Join Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell for a conversation about work being done to strengthen the public social safety net that serves as a lifeline for millions of families in L.A. County. In this UCLA Luskin Lecture, Mitchell will share information about county efforts to alleviate poverty among children and communities that have not been equitably served. She will discuss the intended impact of Breathe: LA County’s Guaranteed Income Program, one of the largest and longest programs of its kind in the nation, and the need to challenge social services programs deemed coercive and intrusive. She will also speak about the county’s equity framework for spending the County’s $1.9 billion in new federal American Rescue Plan funding. Following Mitchell’s remarks, Judith Perrigo of the UCLA Luskin Social Welfare faculty will lead a dialogue that includes ample time for audience questions. Click here or the picture below for more information and FREE registration.

At Saint Barnabas Pasadena, We Pray Universally. We Think Globally. And We Act Locally!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 4/3-4/9/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Palm Sunday, Jen Norton, 2020

TONIGHT MAUNDY THURSDAY, Apr 5, 6 PM Foot Washing, Choral Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar Join us as we begin the Triduum or “Great Three Days” leading into Easter. For information about more services, see below.

THIS SUNDAY EASTER! Apr 9, 9 AM Choral Eucharist The choir will sing William Dawson’s uplifting arrangement for the Tuskegee Institute of the traditional spiritual, “Ain’a That Good News.” Join us afterwards for a festive brunch including an egg hunt for the kids and champagne toast for the adults!

EASTER LILIES Honor a loved one or special event in your life by donating to our Easter Lily fund. Lilies cost around $10 each, but any amount is accepted. Please use the flower donation envelopes in the back of the church, or go to stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and be sure to email any special message or name to vrmzahn@gmail.com for inclusion in the bulletin.

WE ARE BACK ONLINE!! Apologies to those of you who have tried to livestream our services lately and missed us. Thanks to Courtney, Gil and Josh, we are up and running again. Please log on to enjoy our Holy Week and Easter services!

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PLEDGE IS CURRENT We have a significant shortfall between our expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received–which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.

NEXT SUNDAY EASTER IIApr 16, 9 AM Eucharist Enjoy a casual, gentle service (maybe rock your new St. Barnabas Tee?) with prayers for healing and a solo by Soprano Sarah Moore.

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/ saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

No newsletter next week, Happy Easter, everyone!


HOLY WEEK SERVICES

We’re going to show up and show out!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


LOVE, SAINT BARNABAS STYLE 🖤 – MOMENT

Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer at The King Center

Today, 55 years ago my life changed forever. At 5 years of age my father was violently taken from me and my family. Although the void persists… I choose to love anyway. #MLKLegacy #BeLove #mlk55

At Saint Barnabas Pasadena, we also choose to Love anyway.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


March 2023 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 3/27-4/2/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Palm Sunday, Jen Norton, 2020

THIS SUNDAY PALM SUNDAY Apr 2, 9 AM Liturgy of the Palms & Choral Eucharist We will hear the Passion Gospel and soprano Sarah Moore offers “Ride On, King Jesus.” The service begins on the plaza south of the church.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PLEDGE IS CURRENT

We have a significant shortfall between our expected pledge income (which we use to make budget projections), and what we’ve actually received–which we use to pay the bills! If you’ve missed a payment, please get it to us as soon as you are able. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of God’s work.

EASTER LILIES Honor a loved one or special event in your life by donating to our Easter Lily fund. Lilies cost around $10 each, but any amount is accepted. Please use the flower donation envelopes in the back of the church, or go to stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and be sure to email any special message or name to vrmzahn@gmail.com for inclusion in the bulletin.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

TOMORROW Mar. 29, 5 PM, “Under My Roof.” The LA Diocese invites parishes to discern ways of actively welcoming refugees.→→ →→

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/ saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR 19TH SERVANT LEADER REV. V.R. MARIANNE ZAHN!!!

To Mo. Marianne ALL of our Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Our core competency is Love, Saint Barnabas Style – eternal and unconditional Love that transcends race without denying it!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here for the Saint Barnabas Church Family calendar… St. Barnabas Episcopal Church – Pasadena, CA Calendar | Facebook


Women’s HERstory/Women’s Future Month Moment

FREE!!! Debbie Allen Dance Academy: Nina Simone’s “Four Women” @ California African American Museum (CAAM) Sunday, March 26, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

FREE RSVP CLICK HERE


In support of The Mecca, Howard University, we need your VOTE for this year’s Home Depot’s Retool Your School program! Help preserve the legacy of our campus; With your help, Howard can win a $150K Retool Your School grant!

Click here for more information

SPREAD THE WORD!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 3/20-3/26/2023 – Mo. Marianne

The Man Born Blind, Ronald Raab, C.S.C.

THIS SUNDAY Mar 26, Lent V 9 AM Choral Eucharist The last Sunday of Lent before we enter into Holy Week.

T-SHIRTS, YAY! Thanks to all who purchased centennial t-shirts, especially those who gave an extra donation. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $500 for our centennial celebration! Thanks also to Marco White for conceiving and running this wonderful fundraiser!

UPCOMING SERVICES/EVENTS

PALM SUNDAY Apr 2, 9 AM Liturgy of the Palms & Choral Eucharist We will hear the Passion Gospel and soprano Sarah Moore offers “Ride On, King Jesus.”

Mar. 29, 5 PM, “Under My Roof.” The LA Diocese invites parishes to discern ways of actively welcoming refugees.→→→→

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/ saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.


OUR SAINT BARNABAS 100 – “STILL WE RISE” CENTENNIAL T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED AS A COMPLETE SUCCESS!

Thank you to our ENTIRE Saint Barnabas Church Family and our Extended Church Family for your support in our first t-shirt fundraiser campaign!

(Your orders should arrive around Apr 04)

We exceeded our goals for this fundraiser campaign with over $500 raised!

That’s LOVE, Saint Barnabas Style! 🖤

Now the real work begins as we ramp up the planning of our Saint Barnabas Day/100th Year Celebration/Inaugural Church Family Reunion & Homecoming on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

SPREAD THE WORD!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 3/13-3/19/2023 – Mo. Marianne

TOMORROW NIGHT WEDS MAR 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study Completing the book of Daniel accompanied by brief evening prayer honoring St. Patrick of Ireland. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

ALSO TOMORROW and Mar. 29, 5 PM, “Under My Roof.” The LA Diocese invites parishes to discern ways of actively welcoming refugees. →→→→→→

THIS SUNDAY Mar 19 Lent III 9 AM Choral Eucharist “Laetere” Sunday–enjoy a refreshing service emphasizing rejoicing even in the penitential season of Lent.

T-SHIRTS! In support of the June 11 Saint Barnabas Day event, we’ve initiated a fundraiser campaign now through 3/17 with a centennial Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise T-shirt. This fundraiser campaign allows everyone to order their own t-shirts, in sizes S-XXXL for $25, have them delivered to your own home and donate additional funds as well. The online order web page is https://www.customink.com/ fundraising/saint-barnabas-100-still-we-rise, and it is accessible on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena. If anyone in the congregation needs us to order t-shirts for them, please let us know. All orders will be produced at the end of the fundraiser (3/17) and shipped by 3/29 directly to you! Get your Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise t-shirts and support our 100th Year Centennial Anniversary TODAY!

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

UPCOMING SERVICES/EVENTS

FRIDAY Mar 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SUNDAY Mar 26, Lent IV 9 AM Choral Eucharist The last Sunday of Lent before we enter into Holy Week.


Women’s HERstory/Women’s Future Month Moment

ArtNight Pasadena

Celebrating Our Sheros

ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena.
Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors from 6-10pm.

ArtNight Pasadena will go on RAIN or SHINE though some outdoor activities may be impacted.

Click here from more information ArtNight Pasadena SPRING 2023 – City of Pasadena


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 3/6-3/12/2023 – Mo. Marianne

TOMORROW NIGHT! 7 PM LA Diocese Lenten Services of Lament, Hope, and Call to Action for Black Lives Wednesday, March 8, 7PM at Saint Barnabas and continuing at other parishes on subsequent Wednesdays in March.

THIS SUNDAY Mar 12, Lent III 10 AM Choral Eucharist Enjoy a later start time to help ease back into Daylight Saving Time. Time change can be dangerous to health and is associated with increased traffic accidents and more. Read more here.

T-SHIRTS! In support of the June 11 Saint Barnabas Day event, we’ve initiated a fundraiser campaign now through 3/17 with a centennial Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise T-shirt. This fundraiser campaign allows everyone to order their own t-shirts, in sizes S-XXXL for $25, have them delivered to your own home and donate additional funds as well. The online order web page is https://www.customink.com/fundraising/saintbarnabas-100-still-we-rise, and it is accessible on our Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena. If anyone in the congregation needs us to order t-shirts for them, please let us know. All orders will be produced at the end of the fundraiser (3/17) and shipped by 3/29 directly to you! Get your Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise t-shirts and support our 100th Year Centennial Anniversary TODAY!


REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial
celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/
saint-barnabas-100
and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

UPCOMING SERVICES/EVENTS

WEDNESDAY MAR 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study Reading the book of Daniel accompanied by brief evening
prayer inspired by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)


FRIDAY Mar 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to
shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Join us tomorrow Wednesday at 7 at Saint Barnabas Pasadena as we host the Los Angeles Diocese Lenten Services of Lament, Hope, and Call to Action for Black Lives

Click the picture below for more information!


Women’s HERstory/Women’s Future Month Moment

The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Rose Garden

Honoring Our Matriarchs

Our Sheros Rose Garden

The Saint Barnabas Pasadena Church Family celebrates the everlasting impact of our Matriarchs in our Memorial Rose Gardens throughout our campus. So far 20 of our Matriarchs are enshrined by the most beautiful roses that symbolize their Love of Jesus Christ, the Saint Barnabas Church Family and Northwest Pasadena.

Say their names… Zuma O. Austin, Sara Elizabeth Boone, Zenobia Bruce Clark, Anita Miltonette Conerly, Flossie Jaques Duncan, Leolla Griffin, Esmeralda Hodgson, Bessie Johnson, Alyce McClelland, Charlotte McShann, Gloria Mims, Rosebud Lewis Mims, Mary Jane Strong Moses, Elizabeth Nicholson, Selena Pendleton, Susan Sheridan, Mary Kathryn Teer, Mary Louise Taylor, Dorothy Pegeron Wallace, and Aldine Young.

Rest In Power our Matriarch Queens!

Below are images of a re-dedication ceremony program from our archives. Please visit our Parish Hall to see the complete set of our extensive archives including photos, documents and other memorabilia, on full display, most of which provided by our Historian-in-Residence, our Griot, Mr. Michael Mims

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100 years later, our Matriarchal tradition continues as the core of Love, Saint Barnabas Style!


Still We Rise!


ONLY 2 MORE WEEKS FOR OUR FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN ENDING 3/17!

Order your Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise Centennial T-shirt AND donate NOW and help us fund our Saint Barnabas Day/100th Year Celebration/Inaugural Church Family Reunion & Homecoming – Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 1062 N Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

ORDER YOUR T-SHIRTS AND DONATE NOW by clicking here

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise T-shirt


From The Getty Museum Archives

Video: Ethiopian Gospel Book

Did you know that Ethiopia has one of the longest standing traditions of Christian practice in the world? In this video, Kelin Michael, a former graduate curatorial intern in the Getty Museum’s manuscripts department, and Beth Harris, Smarthistory’s executive director, explore a 16th-century gospel book that includes textiles, illuminations, and details that tell of travel, trade, and diaspora.

Watch now


Women’s HERstory/Women’s Future Month Moment

The Saint Barnabas Pasadena 8 Matriarchs

Our Sheros

The African Americans who came to Pasadena in the early 1900’s were confronted with Jim Crow and forbidden from worshiping at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Not to be denied, 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 the Saint 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.


Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church Pasadena itself was officially founded in 1923 by eight women. Among them were Ellensteen Bevans, Rosebud Mims and Georgia Weatherton in whose home on Del Mar Street the first services were held. At times as many as 29 members were present for worship on Sunday mornings.


100 years later, our Matriarchal tradition continues as the core of Love, Saint Barnabas Style!


Still We Rise!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 2/27-3/5/2023 – Mo. Marianne

Nicodemus visiting Jesus – Henry Ossawa

THANK YOU to Sarah Moore (accompanied by Paul Kaufman) for her stirring rendition of Moses Hogan’s arrangement of the traditional spiritual “Give Me Jesus” to remind us who we rely on to help us on our Lenten journey and beyond.

THIS SUNDAY Mar 5 Lent II, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

NEXT SUNDAY Mar 12, Lent III 10 AM Choral Eucharist Time Change Day! Enjoy a later start time to help ease back into Daylight Saving Time.

TONIGHT WEDNESDAY MAR 1 6:30 PM Bible Study Reading the book of Daniel accompanied by brief evening prayer inspired by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne. (Tonight honoring martyrs Perpetua & Felicity) Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

T-SHIRTS! In support of the June 11 Saint Barnabas Day event, we’ve initiated a fundraiser campaign now through 3/17 with a centennial Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise T-shirt. This fundraiser campaign allows everyone to order their own t-shirts, in sizes S-XXXL for $25, have them delivered to your own home and donate additional funds as well. The online order web page is https://www.customink.com/fundraising/saintbarnabas-100-still-we-rise, and it is accessible on our Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena. If anyone in the congregation needs us to order t-shirts for them, please let us know. All orders will be produced at the end of the fundraiser (3/17) and shipped by 3/29 directly to you! Get your Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise t-shirts and support our 100th Year Centennial Anniversary TODAY!

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/ saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

UPCOMING SERVICES/EVENTS

WEDNESDAY MAR 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study Reading the book of Daniel accompanied by brief evening prayer inspired by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Mar 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


February 2023 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 2/20-2/27/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THANK YOU to all who participated in two moving services this past week: The Feast of Absalom Jones and Ash Wednesday, especially powerful offerings by soloists Chris Sirois and Christie Lawrence and Paul Kaufman for sensitive accompaniment and voluntaries.

THIS SUNDAY FEB 26, Lent I, 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Soloist Sarah Moore offers “Give Me Jesus” (Dawson). We will observe the penitential rite and the current vestry will be commissioned for the coming year. Vestry meeting follows the service.

T-SHIRTS! In support of the June 11 Saint Barnabas Day event, we’ve initiated a fundraiser campaign now through 3/17 with a centennial Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise T-shirt. This fundraiser campaign allows everyone to order their own t-shirts, in sizes S-XXXL for $25, have them delivered to your own home and donate additional funds as well. The online order web page is https://www.customink.com/fundraising/saintbarnabas-100-still-we-rise, and it is accessible on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena. If anyone in the congregation needs us to order t-shirts for them, please let us know. All orders will be produced at the end of the fundraiser (3/17) and shipped by 3/29 directly to you! Get your Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise t-shirts and support our 100th Year Centennial Anniversary TODAY!

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

UPCOMING SERVICES/EVENTS


SUNDAY Mar 5 Lent II, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

WEDNESDAY MAR 1, 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study New format! Our study (currently of Daniel) will now be accompanied by brief evening prayer inspired by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Mar 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Black History/Black Future Month Moment

LA Opera: Russell Thomas Concert FREE @ CAAM!
Thursday, February 23, 2023
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrated tenor and LA Opera Artist in Residence Russell Thomas performs H. Leslie Adams’s Nightsongs and Adolphus Hailstork’s Four Romantic Love Songs in celebration of his highly anticipated performances with the Los Angeles Opera.

Presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Opera

California African American Museum
600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, California 90037

Click here to RSVP


Friday 2/17 Union Station Serving Dinner, Saturday 2/18 Black History/Black Future Parade and Saint Barnabas 100 Celebration & Sunday Service and Fellowship 2/19/2023

WHAT A WEEKEND! SAINT BARNABAS PASADENA IS THE PLACE TO BE!

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

WOW! Manifesting God’s GREATNESS is a fulltime job at Saint Barnabas!

This weekend was kicked off by a very impressive number of our Church Family, blessing 25 residents of Union Station with a home cooked baked chicken feast and a heap of Love, Saint Barnabas Style!

Saturday’s combo of Pasadena’s Black History/Black Future Parade and Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise celebration was beyond our collective imaginations! Local, State and Federal VIP’s came to share in the celebration! But the most VIP of all VIP’s were the Saint Barnabas Church Family! CONGRATS Church Family! Our Centennial Celebration on June 11 will be even BIGGER and BETTER! This was also a true celebration of Northwest Pasadena! A true celebration of the under-appreciated, the unheard, and the invisible. The Saint Barnabas Church Family appreciates you, we hear you, and we see you! WE ARE YOU Northwest Pasadena!

And our Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued with Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship. If you want The Truth, Rev. Golie’s sermons are just that! Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary). We were also blessed with Courtney’s dad joining us! It was GREAT seeing you!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Order your Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise Centennial T-shirt NOW and help us fund our Saint Barnabas Day/100th Year Celebration/Inaugural Church Family Reunion & Homecoming – Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 1062 N Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

ORDER YOUR T-SHIRTS NOW by clicking here

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise T-shirt


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 2/13-2/20/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY Feb 19, Feast of Absolom Jones (Transferred), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Celebrate Black History Month by honoring America’s first black priest (ordained 1802).

LENT BEGINS ASH WEDNESDAY Feb 22, 6:30 PM, Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes. Receive ashes as a sign of humble and intentional return to God (repentance) as we begin our Lenten sojourn with Jesus in the wilderness

BLESSED CANDLES
A few 100% beeswax candles blessed at the Candlemas service are available for those who weren’t there, or for those who would like an extra one to give to a loved one. Ask Althea, or stop by the office to receive one.

REMEMBER 2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Planning is underway for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco White to find out how to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

UPCOMING SERVICES


SUNDAY FEB 26, Lent I, 9 AM Choral Eucharist. We will observe the penitential rite and the current vestry will be commissioned for the coming year.

Other Upcoming Events


WEDNESDAY FEB 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study This week: St. Valentine of Rome and the book of Daniel, chapters 5-6. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion, and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Feb 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY Feb 18, 2023 10 AM City of Pasadena’s Black History/Black Future Month Parade. Watch the parade with your St. Barnabas family from right in front! Church will be open from 9:30 AM.


Black History/Black Future Month Moment

An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Tue, Feb 21, 2023, 6:00 PM PST @ USC Bovard Auditorium 3551 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA 90089

FREE registration click here An Evening With Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Charlotta Bass Media Trailblazer Speaker Series
By USC Visions and Voices

Join us for the inaugural event of the Charlotta Bass Media Trailblazer Speaker Series at USC, featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones. The staff writer at The New York Times Magazine is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, which illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. The book version was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

This special event will be presented in conjunction with the launch of USC Annenberg’s Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab, which saves, studies, and shares news stories and oral histories about Black social justice trailblazers on the West Coast. The conversation will be moderated by USC Annenberg professor, Bass Lab founder, and award-winning author Allissa V. Richardson, and will be introduced by USC President Carol L. Folt.

Click here to learn more.

Presented by the Charlotta Bass Journalism & Justice Lab at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Co-sponsored by USC Visions and Voices


Sunday Service and Fellowship 2/12/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued with Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship. The sermon featured Joshua who once again leveraged his Biblical Ethics Doctorate perspective, this time adding to it a reminiscence of his youth and a Levar Burton standard. It was simply UNBELIEVABLE! We were also blessed with Nancy joining us. Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Black History/Black Future Month Moment

“I know what I’m asking is impossible. But in our time, as in every time, the impossible is the least that one can demand-and one is, after all, emboldened by the spectacle of human history in general, and the American Negro history in particular, for it testifies to nothing less than the perpetual achievement of the impossible.”

― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time


Service Celebrating The Feast of Absalom Jones -Sunday Feb 19, 3pm

Streamed live on the Friends of St. Stephen’s FB page on Feb 19, 3pm – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064673560457&sk=live_videos

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


ASH WEDNESDAY Feb 22, 6:30pm, Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes. Receive ashes as a sign of humble and intentional return to God (repentance) as we begin our Lenten sojourn with Jesus in the wilderness.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Black History/Black Future Month Moment

Join us as we celebrate Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise, our 100 Year Centennial at the 41st Annual Pasadena Black History Parade & Festival – Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 1062 N Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 – 10am – 4pm

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Black History/Black Future Month Moment

Celebrate Black History Month 2023: Black Resistance: A Journey to Equality

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the fullness of African American history and culture, but that cannot be contained in one month alone. Join us, the world’s largest African American museum, to humanize history and objects through the lives, tragedies and triumphs of everyday people—while paying tribute to Black pioneers’ trailblazing contributions.

Click here Celebrate Black History Month 2023 | National Museum of African American History and Culture


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 2/5-2/12/2023 – Mo. Marianne

BLESSED CANDLES
A few 100% beeswax candles blessed at last Sunday’s service are available for those who weren’t there, or for those who would like an extra one to give to a loved one. Ask Althea, or stop by the office to receive one.

THIS SUNDAY Feb12 Epiphany VI, 9 AM Choral Eucharist

2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Vestry Member Marco White has been hard at work making plans for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco to be part of planning this once-in-a-lifetime event.

UPCOMING SERVICES

NEXT SUNDAY Feb 19, Feast of Absolom Jones (Transferred), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Celebrate Black History Month by honoring America’s first black priest (ordained 1802).

ASH WEDNESDAY Feb 22, 6:30 PM, Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes. Receive ashes as a sign of humble and intentional return to God (repentance) as we begin our Lenten sojourn with Jesus in the wilderness.

SUNDAY FEB 26, Lent I, 9 AM Choral Eucharist.

Other Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY FEB 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study New format! Our study (currently of Daniel) will now be accompanied by brief evening prayer inspired by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Feb 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY Feb 18, 2023 10 AM City of Pasadena’s Black History/Black Future Month Parade. Watch the
parade with your St. Barnabas family from right in front! Church will be open from 9:30 AM.


Black History/Black Future Month Moment

Black Prophetic Fire: An Evening of Philosophy, Politics, and Culture with Dr. Cornel West

Thursday, February 16, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT – FREE WEBINAR

Dr. Cornel West will join CalEndow Live on February 16 for a special Black History Month program moderated by Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment. Dr. West will share memories of his upbringing in Sacramento and describe how the lessons he learned at Shiloh Baptist Church shaped his values and philosophy of life.

In this hourlong conversation, Dr. West and Dr. Ross will reflect on the meaning of Black History Month and the leaders who inspire them today. They will take questions from our live virtual audience, on subjects ranging from ancient philosophy to the latest trends in hip-hop. Dr. West will also discuss the urgent demand for empathy and the self-care practices that help him stay optimistic, even in challenging times.

Dr. Cornel West is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is former professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and for his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

This virtual event is free. Registration is required. Click here to register CalEndow Live: Cornel West

Closed captions in English and simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be available.

If you have questions, please reach out to registration@girlfridayevents.com.

Black Prophetic Fire: An Evening of Philosophy, Politics, and Culture with Dr. Cornel West is produced by CalEndow Live, providing health and racial justice programming for social change that is open for all and free for the public good.


Sunday Service and Fellowship 2/5/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued with a combination Sunday Morning Service/Annual Meeting and Fellowship. Mo. Marianne did it again this morning! She PREACHED with passion and biblical insight using a Notre Dame football analogy! It’s a MUST WATCH sermon! Our preaching Team ALWAYS helps us find our way home! Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service/Annual Meeting on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Black History/Black Future Month Moment

Feb. 7, 1926: Carter G. Woodson Launched Negro History Week

This crusade is much more important than the anti-lynching movement,
because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom.
— Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson in his library. Source: The Association for the Study of African American Life and History

On Feb. 7, 1926, Carter G. Woodson, initiated the first celebration of Negro History Week which led to Black History Month, to extend and deepen the study and scholarship on African American history, all year long. Further below is an essay on the history and purpose of the commemoration, including why Woodson chose February.

The story of Claudette Colvin is one of many examples of the impact of Negro History Week (Black History Month). She refused to move on a Montgomery bus on March 2, 1955, inspired by the lessons in February at her school.

I could not move, because history had me glued to the seat. . . It felt like Sojourner Truth’s hands were pushing me down on one shoulder and Harriet Tubman’s hands were pushing me down on another shoulder, and I could not move.

By Daryl Michael Scott

Carter G. Woodson chose February for Negro History Week for reasons of tradition and reform. It is commonly said that Woodson selected February to encompass the birthdays of two great Americans who played a prominent role in shaping Black history, namely Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, whose birthdays are the 12th and the 14th, respectively. More importantly, he chose them for reasons of tradition. Since Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, the Black community, along with other Republicans, had been celebrating the fallen president’s birthday. And since the late 1890s, Black communities across the country had been celebrating Douglass’. Well aware of the pre-existing celebrations, Woodson built Negro History Week around traditional days of commemorating the Black past. He was asking the public to extend their study of Black history, not to create a new tradition. In doing so, he increased his chances for success.

Yet Woodson was up to something more than building on tradition. Without saying so, he aimed to reform it from the study of two great men to a great race. Though he admired both men, Woodson had never been fond of the celebrations held in their honor. He railed against the “ignorant spellbinders” who addressed large, convivial gatherings and displayed their lack of knowledge about the men and their contributions to history. More importantly, Woodson believed that history was made by the people, not simply or primarily by great men. He envisioned the study and celebration of the Negro as a race, not simply as the producers of a great man. And Lincoln, however great, had not freed the slaves— the Union Army, including hundreds of thousands of Black soldiers and sailors, had done that. Rather than focusing on two men, the Black community, he believed, should focus on the countless Black men and women who had contributed to the advance of human civilization.

From the beginning, Woodson was overwhelmed by the response to his call. Negro History Week appeared across the country in schools and before the public. The 1920s was the decade of the New Negro, a name given to the post-World War I generation because of its rising racial pride and consciousness. Urbanization and industrialization had brought over a million African Americans from the rural South into big cities of the nation. The expanding Black middle class became participants in and consumers of Black literature and culture. Black history clubs sprang up, teachers demanded materials to instruct their pupils, and progressive whites stepped forward and endorsed the efforts.

Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) scrambled to meet the demand. They set a theme for the annual celebration, and provided study materials—pictures, lessons for teachers, plays for historical performances, and posters of important dates and people. Provisioned with a steady flow of knowledge, high schools in progressive communities formed Negro History Clubs. To serve the desire of history buffs to participate in the re-education of Black folks and the nation, ASALH formed branches that stretched from coast to coast. In 1937, at the urging of Mary McLeod Bethune, Woodson established the Negro History Bulletin, which focused on the annual theme. As Black populations grew, mayors issued Negro History Week proclamations, and in cities, like Syracuse, progressive whites joined Negro History Week with National Brotherhood Week.

Like most ideas that resonate with the spirit of the times, Negro History Week proved to be more dynamic than Woodson or ASALH could control. By the 1930s, Woodson complained about the intellectual charlatans, Black and white, popping up everywhere, seeking to take advantage of the public interest in Black history. He warned teachers not to invite speakers who had less knowledge than the students themselves. Increasingly, publishing houses that had previously ignored black topics and authors rushed to put books on the market and in the schools. Instant experts appeared everywhere, and non-scholarly works appeared from “mushroom presses.” In America, nothing popular escapes either commercialization or eventual trivialization, and so Woodson, the constant reformer, had his hands full in promoting celebrations worthy of the people who had made the history.

Well before his death in 1950, Woodson believed that the weekly celebrations — not the study or celebration of Black history — would eventually come to an end. In fact, Woodson never viewed Black history as a one-week affair. He pressed for schools to use Negro History Week to demonstrate what students learned all year. In the same vein, he established a Black studies extension program to reach adults throughout the year. It was in this sense that Blacks would learn of their past on a daily basis that he looked forward to the time when an annual celebration would no longer be necessary. Generations before Morgan Freeman and other advocates of all-year commemorations, Woodson believed that Black history was too important to America and the world to be crammed into a limited time frame. He spoke of a shift from Negro History Week to Negro History Year.

In the 1940s, efforts began slowly within the Black community to expand the study of Black history in the schools and Black history celebrations before the public. In the South, Black teachers often taught Negro History as a supplement to United States history. One early beneficiary of the movement reported that his teacher would hide Woodson’s textbook beneath his desk to avoid drawing the wrath of the principal. During the Civil Rights Movement in the South, the Freedom Schools incorporated Black history into the curriculum to advance social change. The Negro History movement was an intellectual insurgency that was part of every larger effort to transform race relations.

The 1960s had a dramatic effect on the study and celebration of Black history. Before the decade was over, Negro History Week would be well on its way to becoming Black History Month. The shift to a month-long celebration began even before Woodson’s death. As early as 1940s, Blacks in West Virginia, Woodson’s home state where he often spoke, began to celebrate February as Negro History Month. In Chicago, a now forgotten cultural activist, Fredrick H. Hammaurabi, started celebrating Negro History Month in the mid-1960s. Having taken an African name in the 1930s, Hammaurabi used his cultural center, the House of Knowledge, to fuse African consciousness with the study of the Black past.

By the late 1960s, as young Blacks on college campuses became increasingly conscious of links with Africa, Black History Month replaced Negro History Week at a quickening pace. Within ASALH, younger intellectuals, part of the awakening, prodded Woodson’s organization to change with the times. They succeeded. In 1976, fifty years after the first celebration, ASALH used its influence to institutionalize the shifts from a week to a month, and from Negro history to Black history. Since the mid-1970s, every U.S. president has issued proclamations endorsing the ASALH’s annual theme.

What Carter G. Woodson would say about the continued celebrations is unknown, but he would smile on all honest efforts to make Black history a field of serious study and provide the public with thoughtful celebrations.

Carter G. Woodson statue at 900 Rhode Island Ave NW in Washington, D.C. Photo by Scott Abbott.

Daryl Michael Scott is professor of history at Howard University and former president of ASALH.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 1/29-2/5/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THANKS TO ALL who participated in last week’s annual meeting, with special thanks to Treasurer Jonathan Williams for all the work that went into the clear and concise budget presentation and Marco White for designing and arranging new banners and T-shirts! Also, congratulations to Gil Hamilton and Abbey Craigg, elected as delegate and alternate, respectively, to represent St. Barnabas at the 20223 diocesan convention. (h/t Gil for picking up the awesome food from Home State!)

2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Vestry Member Marco White has been hard at work making plans for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco to be part of planning this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

THIS SUNDAY Feb 5, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (Candlemas), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. 100% beeswax candles will be blessed during the service and given out for use in your homes.

UPCOMING SERVICES

NEXT SUNDAY Feb12 Epiphany VI, 9 AM Choral Eucharist.

SUNDAY Feb 19, Feast of Absolom Jones (Transferred), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Celebrate Black History Month by honoring America’s first black priest (ordained 1802).

Other Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY FEB 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study New format! Our study (currently of Daniel) will now be accompanied by brief evening prayer inspired by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Feb 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY Feb 18, 10 AM City of Pasadena’s Black History/Black Future Month Parade. Watch the parade with your St. Barnabas family from right in front! Church will be open from 9:30 AM. 


January 2023 Blog

Black History/Black Future Month Moment

Happy Birthday to Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, our West Pasadena Pepper St., John Muir HS, UCLA & Dodger Homie

God’s GREATSNESS is in our water!

Click the picture to read more…


To our Dream Keeper, Jesus Christ

Langston Hughes – Dream Keeper


Sunday Service and Fellowship 1/29/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise!, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued today with a combination Sunday Morning Service/Annual Meeting and Fellowship. Mo. Marianne was El Fuego 🔥 this morning! She didn’t give a sermon, she PREACHED! Mo. Marianne then started a new tradition of having our Annual Meeting during the service, where Mo. Marianne, Althea, Violet (virtually), Jonathan, Sue, Gil, Roberto and Marco delivered AMAZING reports to the church family. Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service/Annual Meeting on Facebook Live (no login necessary). The “icing on the cake” was Gil and Courtney provided Breakfast Tacos from Home State, that were delicious! YUMMMMMM! Thank you, Hamilton’s!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


James Baldwin asks a simple question…

The answer is NOW!

Click here – Saint Barnabas on Facebook – James Baldwin


Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

A pastoral word on the death of Tyre Nichols

Sense cannot be made of the murder of a young man at the hands of five men whose vocation and calling are to protect and serve. This was evil and senseless.

There is a passage from the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah, which is later quoted in Matthew’s Gospel when innocent baby boys are killed by an immoral dictator:

“A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children;

she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.”

—Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:18

With the murder of Tyre Nichols, another mother, as in the biblical texts, weeps, with the mothers of Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. A family grieves. A community fears. A nation is ashamed. Like the psalmist in the Bible, something in us cries out, “How long, O Lord, how long?” How long violence, how long cruelty, how long the utter disregard for the dignity and worth of every child of God? How long?

As if this wasn’t enough, there is another horrible dimension to what happened. Tyre Nichols was beaten, kicked, and cursed as if he was not a human being. Then, after he was lying on the ground, having called for his mother, they let him stay there for several minutes without anyone, including the police and EMT who were present, providing medical assistance. Not one Good Samaritan.

Jesus once told a story to teach about what it looks like to love one’s neighbor, which Moses and Jesus both said is a commandment of God. It’s a story about a man beaten nearly to death and left on the side of the road to die by people who knew what Moses taught about love for God and neighbor—and what the prophet Micah taught when he said that God requires three things of us: to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.

Only one person stopped to help the man, and he did so without regard for the fact that they were of different religions, nationalities, ethnic groups, and even different politics. This second man was a Samaritan, and he helped because the man on the road was human. He helped because he was a fellow child of God. He helped because the man lying on the side of the road, regardless of race, class, clan, stripe, or type, was his brother. And the man who helped has been called the Good Samaritan.

The fundamental call and vocation of law enforcement officials, and indeed every one of us, is that of the Good Samaritan.

Here is where there is hope: The Good Samaritan in the parable of Jesus was not the last one.

There are Good Samaritans who are government officials in Memphis who, after assessing what happened, fired the offending officers, charged them with crimes against human life and dignity, and have committed to addressing systemic and cultural issues that created an environment in which this evil was enabled.

There are Good Samaritans doing what is necessary to radically reform the environment and culture of law enforcement—to create an atmosphere in which the dignity and worth of every human being is respected, protected, affirmed, and honored.

There are Good Samaritans in law enforcement, and other first responders, who often work while others sleep, laboring to protect and serve, at times risking their own lives for the neighbor they do not even know.

There are Good Samaritans, people of goodwill and human decency, who are peacefully protesting. There are Good Samaritans who are activists working tirelessly for the realization of communities and countries where there is truly, as the Pledge of Allegiance proclaims, “liberty and justice for all.”

While we grieve, we cannot give in or give up. Just throwing up our hands in despair is not an option lest we leave a brother, a sister, a sibling on the side of the road again. No, let more Good Samaritans arise so that Tyre Nichols’ death will not be in vain.

Please pray for Tyre’s family, the whole Memphis community, this nation, and world. But also pray for people to rise up like the Good Samaritan and work to create change so this never happens again.

And may the soul of Tyre, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church

On the web: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/…/a-pastoral-word-from…/


Lord in your mercy hear our prayers…


St. Barnabas Annual Meeting & BURRITOS This Sunday 1/29! – Mo. Marianne

Dear St. Barnabas Family:

Immediately following the service this Sunday we will hold our Annual Meeting. While it’s always important for you to be informed about and have a voice in the actions of our church, this year’s meeting is especially important since it’s the first in two years (and only the second in the last five years!).

To facilitate everyone’s attendance, we will have a streamlined service, a brief meeting lasting only about an hour, and then enjoy breakfast burritos from Home State!

A few things to know beforehand:

To make up for the missed elections, current vestry terms have been extended by one year. However, there is still room for anyone who would like to serve! Please contact me asap, or nominate yourself from the floor at Sunday’s meeting.

We will also elect a delegate and an alternate to represent St. Barnabas at Diocesan Convention this November. Again, if interested, please contact me asap, or nominate yourself from the floor at Sunday’s meeting.

In order to run or vote for the above offices, you must be a member of St. Barnabas. If you are not on the membership roll and would like to be, please make that known either before or at the very beginning of the meeting.

Any other questions or concerns let me know, and I hope to see you all Sunday. This is an important part of our democratic Episcopal polity, so show up and let your voice be heard!

With you in Christ’s service,

The Rev. V.R. Marianne Zahn, Priest-in-Charge


Jackie Robinson’s 104th Birthday Celebration – 1/31/2023

By The Pasadena Parks and Recreation at Jackie Robinson Community Center

The community is invited to celebrate the 104th birthday of famed baseball player and civil rights activist Jackie Robinson on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Jackie Robinson Community Center (JRCC), 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Community members are encouraged to join City employees in wearing a Jackie Robinson baseball jersey or shirt or simply the number 42, Robinson’s jersey number.

The birthday celebration will include self-guided tours of Jackie Robinson memorabilia at JRCC. This exhibit is on loan from Pasadena’s Baseball Reliquary and features a Grays jersey, Negro League baseball items, historical photos, and a model of Ebbets Field. The event will also include a free showing of the movie “42” and a biographical documentary on Jackie Robinson. Birthday cake will be served beginning at 1 p.m.

For more information, please call (626) 744-7300.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 1/22-1/29/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THIS SUNDAY, EPIPHANY IV with ANNUAL MEETING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SERVICE! This week’s service will be streamlined in order to make room for you to hear about and vote on important church business, then afterwards, enjoy breakfast burritos from Home State!

2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Vestry Member Marco White has been hard at work making plans for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at Saint Barnabas 100-Year Centennial (1923 – 2023) – Still We Rise | Saint Barnabas 100 (stbarnabaspasadena.org) and please speak to Marco to be part of planning this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

UPCOMING SERVICES

SUNDAY Feb 5, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (Candlemas), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Candles will be blessed during the service and distributed to parishioners for use in your homes.

SUNDAY Feb 19, Feast of Absolom Jones (Transferred), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Celebrate Black History Month by honoring America’s first black priest (ordained 1802).

Other Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY FEB 1 & 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study New format! Our study (currently of Daniel) will now be accompanied by brief evening prayer inspired by Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne. Join us for the lives and witness of saints of the church, peaceful prayer, discussion and snacks! All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Feb 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY Feb 18, 10 AM City of Pasadena’s Black History/Black Future Month Parade. Watch the parade with your St. Barnabas family from right in front! Church will be open from 9:30 AM. 


Sunday Service and Fellowship 1/22/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise!, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued today with an AMAZING sermon from our Abbey who ALWAYS helps find our way back home. We were also blessed with Kathy joining us who has just moved to the neighborhood. She is really cool people, and we look forward to worshiping and fellowshipping with her again this Sunday and beyond! To top it off, our Women’s Guild provided DE-LISH-SHAS down-home country fried chicken for Fellowship. Thank you, ECW!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Union Station Serving Dinner 1/20/2023

EVERY 3RD FRIDAY the Saint Barnabas church family prepares and serves dinner to the residents of Union Station Adult Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, and last night was a continuation of our more than 15-year tradition. Lead by Sue and Jonathan, and joined by Debbie, Abbey and the Male Model, they served a FANTABULOUS fare of down-home country fried chicken, yams, and mixed veggies to some 50 residents. But most importantly, the Saint Barnabas church family manifested God’s greatness by spreading Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 Please join us February 17th!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 1/15-1/22/2023 – Mo. Marianne

THANK YOU to Joshua for his stirring reading from MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech last Sunday and to those who provided the special meal afterwards of chicken, waffles, (with fresh, melted butter!) fruit and hot cider. Your gracious hospitality brought a warm spirit of celebration to a cold, wet day!

PLEASE CONSIDER giving back to our St. Barnabas family by serving on the vestry. You will make important decisions that affect the community and grow skills in consensus-building and leadership. If you are interested or have questions, please speak to Mo. Marianne or  Sr. Warden Althea Williams. A new vestry will be elected at the annual meeting next week.

2023 is Saint Barnabas’ Centennial Year! Vestry Member Marco White has been hard at work making plans for our centennial celebration, “Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise.” Check out the webpage at stbarnabaspasadena.org/saint-barnabas-100 and please speak to Marco to be part of planning this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

UPCOMING SERVICES

NEXT SUNDAY JAN. 29 Epiphany IV, 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Please stay afterwards for the ANNUAL MEETING immediately following the service in the parish hall.

SUNDAY Feb 5, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (Candlemas), 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Candles will be blessed during the service and distributed to parishioners for use in your homes.

Other Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY FEB 1 & 15, 6:30 PM Bible Study We will begin the new year with a new book: Daniel. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Feb 17, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY Feb 18, 2023 City of Pasadena’s Black History/Black Future Month Parade. Participate in the parade and join us for special events TBA.


Martin Luther King Jr. at UCLA 4/27/1965

Direct from the archives of the University of California at Los Angeles, the university for the people, an amazing speech by MLK from Janss Steps. Enjoy!

Click here MLK at UCLA 4/27/1965

GO BRUINS!


A day on, not a day off – National Museum of African American History and Culture 1/16/2023

“I still believe that We Shall overcome! This faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give our tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Acceptance speech on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on December 10, 1964

It took 15 years of persistence by civil rights activists for today’s holiday to be approved by the federal government and an additional 17 years for it to be recognized in all 50 states. It also is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer and improve their communities.

At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, we are holding our annual Community Day for the People’s Holiday because, as Coretta Scott King said, “This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream.”

Today, as we remember Dr. King, join us in exploring his inspirations and the indelible mark he made on those inspired by his faith, courage, and tenacity.

EXPLORE


Sunday Service and Fellowship 1/15/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise!, 2023 Centennial yearlong celebration continued today with a MLK birthday inspired Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship. Our very own Rev. Golie, sermon specialist extraordinaire, did it again! Rev Golie told the TRUTH! Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary). Then in honor of MLK’s Southern roots, the Women’s Guild matriarchs served up a delicious Chicken and Waffles breakfast that put Roscoe’s to shame! YUMMMMMM! Thank you, Queens!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 1/8-1/15/2023 – Mo. Marianne

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

PLEASE CONSIDER giving back to our St. Barnabas family by serving on the vestry. You will make important decisions that affect the community and grow skills in consensus-building and leadership. If you are interested or have questions, please speak to Mo. Marianne or  Sr. Warden Althea Williams. A new vestry will be elected at the annual meeting Jan. 29

UPCOMING SERVICES

THIS SUNDAY JAN. 15, Baptism of our Lord (Transferred) & MLK Sunday, 9 AM Choral Eucharist. We will observe Jesus’ baptism as well as honor The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr’s national holiday (Jan. 16).

NEXT SUNDAY JAN. 22, Epiphany III, 9 AM Choral Eucharist.

OTHER EVENTS

WEDNESDAY Jan. 18, 6:30 PM Bible Study We will begin the new year with a new book: Daniel. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Jan.20, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


38th Annual KINGDOM DAY PARADE

MONDAY JANUARY 16, 2023 – 11AM

“Americas Biggest Birthday Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King”

PARADE THEME: “Making America The Last Best Hope of The World”

CORE-KINGDOM DAY PARADE ORGANIZATION ADRIAN DOVE, CHAIRMAN

For more information click here – Kingdom Day Parade


We reaffirm Who We Are

Our Mission Statement – Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

Saint Barnabas Pasadena is the oldest historically black Episcopal church family in the San Gabriel Valley (2023 is our centennial year, Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise), which celebrates our diversity as a community of love, serving Jesus Christ through radical acceptance, beautiful worship, generous spirit, and biblically based study while making a difference in the world through serving as a community hub with spokes in the greater community of Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena. ALL are welcome! Please come join us!

WE PRAY UNIVERSALLY – WE THINK GLOBALLY – WE ACT LOCALLY

“WE UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT” – Whitney

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


We reacknowledged the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation

Our Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva First Nation on which we are worshipping, praising and loving. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their proud tradition. To learn more and to support The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation please click here – http://gabrielino-tongva.com/

To The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation and all the Peoples of the Indigenous and Aboriginal Diaspora, we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Fuller Theological Seminary

WILLIAM E. PANNELL CENTER FOR BLACK CHURCH STUDIES | MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION

Jesus and the Disinherited: The Framework for the Dream

January 18–20, 2023 (In-Person and Virtual)

The theme for this year’s 2023 MLKJ Celebration is taken from Howard Thurman’s phenomenal work, Jesus and the Disinherited. Thurman teaches us what it means to find our voice in a world of oppression and be guided by an ethic of love. This book was known to be influential during Dr. King’s own journey throughout the Civil Rights Movement. The Pannell Center has dedicated three days to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and our responsibility as a community to care for the marginalized and oppressed.

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

10:00–11:00 am (PT): Chapel with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

  • Location: Travis Auditorium/Hybrid

11:00am- 12:00pm (PT): Coffee and Conversation with Dr. David E. Goatley

  • Location: Travis Auditorium/Hybrid

12:00–1:00 pm (PT): Lecture with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

  • Location: Payton 101/Hybrid

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

12:00–1:30 pm (PT) “The Children of the Disinherited” (Partnership with Fuller Youth Institute)

  • Location: Payton 102/Hybrid

Panel Discussion: In the book, Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman writes, “The children of the disinherited live a restricted childhood.” How do we encourage and support our children as they face the struggles of oppression?

Moderator:

  • Dr. Edgar “Trey” Clark, Assistant Professor of Preaching

Panelist:

  • Dr. Sarah Farmer, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture
  • Ahren Samuel Martinez, Associate Director of Children, Youth and Family Programming at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, CA
  • Will Lewis, Fuller Youth Institute Marketing Manager
  • Dr. Cedric Williams, Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

6:30–8:30 pm (PT) Brehm Art Installation: Blk Halos by Dea Jenkins – Register Here

  • Location: 509 E Walnut Pasadena, CA 91101

Originally conceived and presented by Dea Jenkins as a performance art piece in 2019, Blk Halos is an expanded exploration of contemporary Black identity built on and in honor of Black ancestral legacy. Blk Halos is an amalgamation of textile art, photography, poetry, and song. In its current form, the project seeks to honor contemporary cultural thought leaders like Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Willie Jennings, while also weaving ancestral thought and creative practices into new forms. Through the acquisition and creative exploration of natural materials relevant to the African diaspora’s broad-reaching history, Blk Halos wrestles with the question Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed over 70 years ago: Where do we go from here? “Here” implied a racism-tinged reality for Dr. King and his contemporaries. In the 21st century, we are still grappling with similar, though distinct, challenges as we struggle as a nation to acknowledge and heal from our collective history.

Rather than attempt to proffer diluted solutions, Blk Halos aims to honor the rich cultural heritage of Black America, to offer a space of both lament and celebration for people of color, and to invite the broader public into healing dialogue and collaborative making.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

10:00–11:30 am (PT) Pannell Center Morning Mixer

The Pannell Center is hosting a morning mixer for its students, alumni, and supporters. Stop by the new location for the Pannell Center in the center of campus and enjoy food, coffee and fellowship.

12:00-1:30 pm (PT) “The Hounds of Hell in Context” – Ethnic Centers Conversation

  • Location: Payton 101/Hybrid

Howard Thurman focused his career on challenging what he called the “hounds of hell”―the ways in which fear, deception, and hatred so often dogged the steps of Black people, the marginalized, and disinherited peoples of the world. Listen and join the conversation amongst all of the Ethnic Center Academic Deans as we unpack Thurman’s “hounds of hell” in their context.

4:00- 7pm (PT) Gospel Concert featuring DOE

  • Location: Arol Burns Mall on Fuller’s Pasadena Campus/Hybrid

For more information click here 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Fuller Theological Seminary


41st Annual Pasadena Black History (and Future) Parade & Festival Saturday 2/18/2023

One of Southern California’s largest and longest-running Black history parades begins at 10 a.m. at Fair Oaks Avenue and Figueroa Drive and ends at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Stay and enjoy the festival at Robinson Park, which runs until 4 p.m. The festival features live bands, dance performances, community booths, guest speakers, food for purchase, and tons of fun! Robinson Park

For more information click here 41st Annual Pasadena Black History (and Future) Parade & Festival


Power from Chris Webb – The Gate

Click here – Saint Barnabas on Facebook – The Gate by Chris Webb

“Church without applying what you learned, is worthless” – Chris Webb

Enjoy more from Chris Webb (https://www.chriswebbspeaks.com/) – Behind The Camera, On Stage, The Community, and Creative Work

To Brotha Webb we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Sunday Service and Fellowship 1/8/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise!, 2023 Centennial Year continued today with Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship. We were honored to host a very special guest, Tenor Soloist Daniel Saunders who blessed us with Surge Illuminare, Plainsong Chant, and then Mo. Marianne’s sermon today was EL FUEGO! Check it out by clicking here Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


The War We Must Win By UCLA Chancellor Gene Block | January 5, 2023

The War We Must Win By UCLA Chancellor Gene Block | January 5, 2023

The new UCLA Initiative to Study Hate is tackling an audacious mission: eradicating bigotry and discrimination from American life.

Tragically, and highly disturbingly, hatred directed toward vulnerable groups is on the rise in the United States.

According to data published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, the number of hate crimes in the U.S. recently hit record highs, with Asians, Blacks, Latinos, Jews and members of the LGBTQ community among the most frequent targets of crimes. We see evidence of this troubling trend in the news — less than two months ago, we were shocked to learn of the horrific Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs — and all too often, we feel the effects of this hatred in our own lives.

One of the features in this issue of the magazine focuses on a new interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to help scholars better understand and combat the virus of hate infecting American culture. The UCLA Initiative to Study Hate, spearheaded by historian David Myers and backed by a $3 million gift from an anonymous donor, supports 23 research projects that examine different aspects of the topic. The projects involve researchers from across campus and cover an array of subjects, including the mechanisms in the brain that lead to dehumanization of others, social media hate speech and its effects on children, the role of misinformation in spreading hate, discrimination against individuals with disabilities, hatred directed toward people experiencing homelessness, and more.

I am grateful that our scholars are taking on this issue — not just because of its urgency, but also because UCLA is one of only a few universities that can bring together such a diverse set of researchers to tackle the subject. Our depth and breadth of academic expertise, commitment to collaboration across disciplines, and public orientation all contribute to our capacity to effectively study group hate and develop solutions that will help society counter it.

Hatred is not the only human experience that UCLA scholars are looking into.

The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute, established in 2019 as a multidisciplinary program dedicated to researching kindness, might initially seem to offer a striking contrast to the study of group hate. However, according to the institute’s director, evolutionary anthropologist Daniel Fessler, the spread of both phenomena may be closely linked to social exposure. Professor Fessler’s research suggests that our minds contain mechanisms sharpened by natural selection that lead us to adjust our behavior to match the behavior of those around us — whether that’s performing acts of kindness or participating in hateful and bigoted acts.

What this means is that both hatred and kindness may be, in essence, contagious. While the Initiative to Study Hate will soon tell us much more about how and why hatred manifests in society, this finding alone gives me hope. It tells us that while hate surely exists in the world, if we are mindful, we can decide whether we choose to spread hatred — or to spread kindness instead.

GO BRUINS!


California African American Museum – King Day 1/16/2023

California African American Museum – King Day 2023

Monday, January 16, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come together to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate the return of CAAM’s in-person King Day festivities! This year’s theme is “MLK: A Legacy of Service” and the program includes a performance by the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, the King Study Group, family activities provided by the Los Angeles Public Library, food trucks, and more! Full schedule coming soon.

CAAM | King Day 2023


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 1/1-1/8/2023 – Mo. Marianne

SPECIAL THANKS to all those who participated in our holiday services, especially the festive Christmas Eve celebration which saw our attendance from last year almost tripled. Whether you brought along family and friends, helped with services and hospitality, or warmly welcomed visitors, you showed forth the love of Jesus Christ as a light to all the world!

UPCOMING SERVICES

THIS SUNDAY JAN. 8, The Feast of the Epiphany (Transferred) 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Christmastide officially ends as we hear the story of the wise men’s visit to the newborn Christ child. Sarah Moore sing’s Elizabeth Poston’s “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree,” and guest vocalist Daniel Saunders sings the plainsong chant “Arise, shine for your light has come.”

NEXT SUNDAY JAN. 15, Baptism of our Lord (Transferred) & MLK Sunday, 9 AM Choral Eucharist. We will observe Jesus’ baptism as well as honor The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr’s national holiday (Jan. 16). The choir sings William Dawson’s arrangement of “Ain’a That Good News.”

OTHER EVENTS

WEDNESDAY Jan. 18, 6:30 PM Bible Study We will begin the new year with a new book: Daniel. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Jan.20, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Bishop Michael Curry, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop to keynote Jan. 15 ‘Power of Love’ service honoring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – 1/1/2023

Click here Power of Love service


From our Siblings in Christ, Holy Family Episcopal Church in Inglewood – Black Struggle Series – The Struggle of Black Americans in the U.S.A. – Three Sermons – by Rev. Warner Traynham – 1/1/2023

Click here Black Struggle Series (holyfaithinglewood.org)


Presiding bishop shares 2022 Christmas message: ‘Love always’ (Posted Dec 22, 2022) – 1/1/2023

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop has released his Christmas message for 2022. In the message, which was released with an accompanying video, hey says, “Love came down at Christmas. Love always, because love is the way. It is the way that Jesus taught us.”

“Love came down at Christmas and so let this Christmas be a moment of rededication to the work of love in the world.”


New Year’s Day & Saint Barnabas 100-Year Centennial Sunday Service and Fellowship 1/1/2023

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

New Year’s Day & Saint Barnabas 100-Year Centennial Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship today was a great start to a very special new year with Roberto preaching with passion! 2023 marks the 100th year of Love, Saint Barnabas Style surviving and thriving! Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Saint Barnabas Centennial Year (1923-2023) – 1/1/2023

Saint Barnabas 100 – Still We Rise!

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


December 2022 Blog

Christmas Sunday Service and Fellowship 12/25/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Happy Birthday to Love Personified in the form of Jesus Christ! Christmas Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship today was highlighted by Marco sharing why he sits in the same pew for 59 years and running, Love, Saint Barnabas Style!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Christmas Eve Service and Fellowship 12/24/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

It was a packed house for Christmas Eve Service and Fellowship. Carols by The Sarah Moore “Old Fashioned Carolers,” and guest soloist Bernice Brightbill was an absolute sensational program of Christmas cheer! And it was topped off with a Champagne reception in parish hall.

Please enjoy Christmas Eve Service and Fellowship on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

As if that wasn’t enough, we were honored to be joined by visitors (and hopefully new church family members) from 4,132 miles away in French Polynesia, the Leyat family! It was our distinct honor and personal pleasure to share Christmas Eve with your beautiful family! To you we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style! 🖤

And earlier we were visited by the newest member of the Saint Barnabas Church Family, Violet’s Grand Son, Terrence. The most beautiful baby in all of creation!

OH WHAT A TIME WE HAD CHRISTMAS EVE!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 12/18-1/1/2023 – Mo. Marianne

SATURDAY Dec. 24, 5:30/6 PM Christmas Eve Service. Join us at 5:30 for a special program of carols offered by Sarah Moore’s “Old Fashioned Carolers,” as well as guest soloist Bernice Brightbill with Eucharistic service to follow at 6 pm. Champagne reception in parish hall to follow!

THANK YOU to all who pledged to our 2023 Stewardship Season! It is only with your generosity and commitment that God’s work in the world is accomplished!

THANK YOU ALSO to all those who submitted bids for our wine auction, especially JOSHUA BECKETT who submitted the winning bid of $150! Josh’s generosity goes towards our gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station and Friends InDeed. Half of our $700 goal was already distributed (Thanks to Jonathan Williams for implementing this). Please consider making a donation to help us make up the rest.

PLEASE HELP SATURDAY Dec. 24, 9 AM – Noon Greening of the Church. Please come help prepare the sanctuary for the festive Christmas Eve celebration later that day. You may also bring or drop off greenery or other seasonal foliage.

PLEASE ALSO HELP by bringing or dropping off food or drink items for our post-service reception, if you are able. So far, we have quiche, pastries, champagne and non-alc. sparklers.

UPCOMING SERVICES

NEXT TWO SUNDAYS: Christmas Day Dec. 25, Holy Name Jan. 1, 10 AM Services. Join us for simple, casual services with carols, brief reflection, and Eucharist.

SUNDAY JAN. 8, The Feast of the Epiphany (Transferred) 9 AM Choral Eucharist. Christmastide officially ends as we hear the story of the wise men’s visit to the newborn Christ child.

OTHER EVENTS

WEDNESDAY Jan. 18, 6:30 PM Bible Study (note no meeting Jan.4) We will begin the new year with a new book: Daniel. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Jan.20, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Saint Barnabas Wine Auction

WE HAVE A WINNER!!

THANKS TO JOSHUA BECKETT who submitted the winning bid of $100!

Special thanks to everyone who submitted bids, especially Fr. Carlos Mojicah, who came very close 😄

Josh’s generosity goes to support our gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station and Friends InDeed. Please consider making a donation to help us meet the rest of our $700 goal!


Sunday Service and Fellowship 12/18/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The Forth Sunday of Advent Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship today was AMZING highlighted by another inspirational sermon from Rev. Golie! Rev. Golie is the truth!

Brother Jonathan also remined us that the LOVE expressed towards the Saint Barnabas Church Family mission of being a blessing to all others, in the form of 2023 Pledges of Time, Talent and Treasure is very much appreciated! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you haven’t submitted your 2023 Pledge Card, please do so as soon as possible so we can build our 2023 Budget. Thanks again!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Union Station Serving Dinner 12/16/2022

EVERY 3RD FRIDAY the Saint Barnabas church family prepares and serves dinner to the residents of Union Station Adult Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, and last night was a continuation of our more than 15-year tradition. Lead by Sue and Jonathan, and joined by Marco, they served a touch of LatinX inspired fare of Tamales, Spanish Rice, Frijoles, Ensalada Verde Mixta, Chips, Salsa and Torta. But most importantly as per usual, the Saint Barnabas church family manifested God’s greatness by spreading Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 Please join us January 20th!


WINE AUCTION UPDATE: MOST RECENT BID: $70

Remember to get your bids in by 5 pm this Saturday, Dec. 17, 5 pm!

More info: We are auctioning off a 2020 Daou Reserve Solomon Hills (Santa Maria) Pinot Noir (valued at $90) to raise funds for our annual gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station and Friends InDeed. Our goal this year is $700 for 14 gift cards given to persons and families in need. If you were going to give anyway, why not try your hand at the winning bid for a special wine to enjoy with a holiday meal, give as a gift, or set aside for a future treat? To place your bid (or find out the current bid), either email Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com or sign the sheet in the back of the church. All bids must be in before 5 pm, Sat, Dec. 17, and the wining bidder will be named at the Dec. 18 service. Thanks for your generosity and good luck!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 12/11-12/18/2022 – Mo. Marianne

THANK YOU to all who pledged to our 2023 Stewardship Season! It is only with your generosity and commitment that God’s work in the world is accomplished!

THANK YOU ALSO to Sue Daniels for providing last week’s delicious and fun cheese tasting!

WINE AUCTION: Current bid $55.We are auctioning off a 2020 Daou Reserve Solomon Hills (Santa Maria) Pinot Noir (valued at $90) to raise funds for our annual gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station and Friends InDeed. Our goal this year is $700 for 14 gift cards given to persons and families in need. If you were going to give anyway, why not try your hand at the winning bid for a special wine to enjoy with a holiday meal, give as a gift, or set aside for a future treat? To place your bid (or find out the current bid), either email Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com or sign the sheet in the back of the church. All bids must be in before 5 pm, Sat, Dec. 17, and the wining bidder will be named at the Dec. 18 service. Thanks for your generosity and good luck!

UPCOMING SERVICES

THIS SUNDAY: ADVENT IV CHORAL EUCHARIST 9 AM We light the last candle on the Advent wreath, readying us to conclude the final week of our preparatory season before we welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

SATURDAY Dec. 24, 5:30/6 PM Christmas Eve Service. Join us at 5:30 for a special program of carols offered by Sarah Moore’s “Old Fashioned Carolers” with Eucharistic service beginning at 6 pm.

→FOLLOWING TWO SUNDAYS: Christmas Day Dec. 25, Holy Name Jan. 1, 10 AM Services. Join us for simple, casual services with carols and Eucharist.

OTHER EVENTS

FRIDAY Dec. 16, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

WEDNESDAY Dec. 21, 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

SATURDAY Dec. 24, 9 AM – Noon Greening of the Church. Please come help prepare the sanctuary for the festive Christmas Eve celebration later that day.


Sunday Service and Fellowship 12/11/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The Third Sunday of Advent Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship today was BREATHTAKING highlighted by a powerful sermon from Bortha Joshua, and he SANG for us as well! Joshua’s sermons are what Love, Saint Barnabas style sounds like.

Brother Jonathan also remined us that the LOVE expressed towards the Saint Barnabas Church Family mission of being a blessing to all others, in the form of 2023 Pledges of Time, Talent and Treasure is very much appreciated! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you haven’t submitted your 2023 Pledge Card, please do so as soon as possible so we can build our 2023 Budget. Thanks again!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary).

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 12/4-12/11/2022 – Mo. Marianne

The 2023 Stewardship Season has concluded, but you still have a chance to pledge before next year’s budget is drafted. If you haven’t already done so, please fill out a pledge card (in the back of the church) or visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and help support St. Barnabas’ mission this coming year! Envelopes are available from Jonathan on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.

WINE AUCTION: Current bid $55.We are auctioning off a 2020 Daou Reserve Solomon Hills (Santa Maria) Pinot Noir (valued at $90) to raise funds for our annual gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station and Friends InDeed. Our goal this year is $700 for 14 gift cards given to persons and families in need. If you were going to give anyway, why not try your hand at the winning bid for a special wine to enjoy with a holiday meal, give as a gift, or set aside for a future treat? To place your bid (or find out the current bid), either email Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com or sign the sheet in the back of the church. All bids must be in before 5 pm, Sat, Dec. 17, and the wining bidder will be named at the Dec. 18 service. Thanks for your generosity and good luck!

THIS SUNDAY: ADVENT III GAUDETE We light the third, rose-colored candle on the Advent wreath (for “gaudete,” Latin for “rejoice,”) symbolizing a celebratory break in the quiet of the preparatory season before we welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

ALSO: CHEESE RECEPTION Prize-winning Wisconsin cheeses will be available for tasting at the post-service coffee hour, courtesy of vestry and choir member Sue Daniels. Enjoy!

UPCOMING EVENTS

FRIDAY Dec. 16, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

WEDNESDAY Dec. 21, 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

SATURDAY Dec. 24, 9 AM – Noon Greening of the Church. Please come help prepare the sanctuary for the festive Christmas Eve celebration later that day.

SATURDAY Dec. 24, 5:30/6 PM Christmas Eve Service. Join us at 5:30 for a special program of carols offered by Sarah Moore’s “Old Fashioned Carolers” with Eucharistic service beginning at 6 pm.


November 2022 Blog

Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/27-12/4/2022 – Mo. Marianne

The 2023 Stewardship Season has concluded, but you still have a chance to pledge before next year’s budget is drafted. If you haven’t already done so, please fill out a pledge card (in the back of the church) or visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and help support St. Barnabas’ mission this coming year! Envelopes are available from Jonathan on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.

WINE AUCTION: We are auctioning off a 2020 Daou Reserve Solomon Hills (Santa Maria) Pinot Noir (valued at $90) to raise funds for our annual gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station and Friends InDeed. Our goal this year is $700 for 14 gift cards given to persons and families in need. If you were going to give anyway, why not try your hand at the winning bid for a special wine to enjoy with a holiday meal, give as a gift, or set aside for a future treat? To place your bid (or find out the current bid—currently $50), either email Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com or sign the sheet in the back of the church. All bids must be in before 5 pm, Sat, Dec. 17, and the wining bidder will be named at the Dec. 18 service. Thanks for your generosity and good luck!

LAST SUNDAY: THANK YOU to all who participated in the beautiful Advent I service, and special thanks for those who provided the festive coffee hour with quiche, pumpkin bread and hot mulled cider!😋

THIS SUNDAY: ADVENT II We light the second candle on the Advent wreath as we continue the journey to prepare to welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY Dec. 7, 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Dec. 16, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY Dec. 24, 5:30/6 PM Christmas Eve Service. Join us at 5:30 for a special program of carols offered by Sarah Moore’s “Old Fashioned Carolers” with Eucharistic service beginning at 6 pm.


Enjoy November Replays of Sunday Morning Services on Facebook Live

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Enjoy October Sunday Morning Services replays on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the programs: Sunday Morning Service 11/6 / program, Sunday Morning Service 11/13 / program, Sunday Morning Service 11/20 / program, and Sunday Morning Service 11/27 / program.


Giving Tuesday/Cyber Monday/Black Friday UHG!

Whether it’s Giving Tuesday, Cyber Monday or Black Friday, your gift to The Saint Barnabas Church Family supports the people and programs that bring the Episcopal branch of The Jesus Movement to the communities of Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena. Christ is made the sure foundation. Christ the head and cornerstone. Chosen of the Lord and precious, Binding all the Church in one.  We ask you to consider making a gift to support the work of our church family today.

THANK YOU! 

Make Your Gift Today

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Sunday Service and Fellowship 11/20/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The First Sunday of Advent Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship today was an Alleluia God celebration signing “Soon and Very Soon” and another AMAZING sermon from Bortha Joshua preaching on the centrifugal force of God’s Love (LOVE, Saint Barnabas style).

Brother Jonathan also remined us that the LOVE expressed towards the Saint Barnabas Church Family mission of being a blessing to all others, in the form of 2023 Pledges of Time, Talent and Treasure is very much appreciated! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you haven’t submitted your 2023 Pledge Card, please do so as soon as possible so we can build our 2023 Budget. Thanks again!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the program.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/20-11/27/2022 – Mo. Marianne

The 2023 Stewardship Season has concluded, but you still have a chance to pledge before next year’s budget is drafted. If you haven’t already done so, please fill out a pledge card (in the back of the church) or visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and help support St. Barnabas’ mission this coming year! Envelopes are available from Jonathan on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.

WINE AUCTION: We are auctioning off a 2020 Daou Reserve Solomon Hills (Santa Maria) Pinot Noir (valued at $90) to raise funds for our annual gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station and Friends InDeed. Our goal this year is $700 for 14 gift cards given to persons and families in need. If you were going to give anyway, why not try your hand at the winning bid for a special wine to enjoy with a holiday meal, give as a gift, or set aside for a future treat? To place your bid (or find out the current bid), either email Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com or sign the sheet in the back of the church. All bids must be in before 5 pm, Sat, Dec. 17, and the wining bidder will be named at the Dec. 18 service. Thanks for your generosity and good luck!

LAST SUNDAY: THANKS TO EVERYONE who participated in our special Harvest celebration! We enjoyed a festive, fall meal and collected lots of donations for the Union Station food bank.

THIS SUNDAY: Nov. 27, 9 AM ADVENT I We light the Advent wreath as we begin the journey to prepare to welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Dec. 16, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


St. Barnabas Wine Auction Holiday Fundraiser!

We are auctioning off this 2020 Daou Reserve Solomon Hills (Santa Maria) Pinot Noir (valued at $90) to raise funds for our annual gift card program to support local community outreach at Union Station, Friends InDeed and the Jackie Robinson Center. Our goal this year is $700 for 14 gift cards given to persons and families in need. If you were going to give anyway, why not try your hand at the winning bid for a special wine to enjoy with a holiday meal, give as a gift, or set aside for a future treat? (More info about the wine below.)

To place your bid (or find out the current bid), either reply to this email (vrmzahn@gmail.com) or sign the sheet in the back of the church. Bidding is open now and starts at $15. All bids must be in before 5 pm, Sat, Dec. 17, and the wining bidder will be named at the Dec. 18 service.

Thanks for your generosity and good luck!

This limited-edition Pinot Noir comes exclusively from the famed Solomon Hills Vineyard, the westernmost vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, just 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean. In 2020, a blockbuster vintage only elevated this pedigree, producing a wine that delivers deep concentration with balance and elegance. Exquisite flavors of cola, cherry, spice and raspberry showcase the vineyard’s cool-climate terroir. The palate is backed with great structure and savoriness, all leading to a mouth-filling experience through the finish.


Sunday Service and Fellowship 11/20/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Harvest Thanksgiving Day Celebration Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship today was a celebration of the glorious diversity of the Saint Barnabas Church Family and our Afro-Caribbean roots. We paid homage to the Costa Rican Harvest celebration by wearing bright celebratory colors and bringing our harvest to trade and share with our church family and our extended Northwest Pasadena/West Altadena community, via Friends Indeed, Union Station and our Free Pantry. But wait, the Sermon of Daniel F. Doyle, M.A. was EPIC too! Reminding us to “come as you are” to the Lord and to the Saint Barnabas Church Family. No judgement, no conditions.

Brother Jonathan also remined us that the LOVE expressed towards the Saint Barnabas Church Family mission of being a blessing to all others, in the form of 2023 Pledges of Time, Talent and Treasure is very much appreciated! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you haven’t submitted your 2023 Pledge Card, please do so as soon as possible so we can build our 2023 Budget. Thanks again!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the program.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Union Station Serving Dinner 11/18/2022

EVERY 3RD FRIDAY the Saint Barnabas church family prepares and serves dinner to the residents of Union Station Adult Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, and last night was a continuation of our more than 15-year tradition. Lead by Silvia, Sue and Jonathan, joined by Debbie, Sandra, Abbey, and Marco, they served a touch of soul baked ham, collard greens, mac-n cheese, dinner roll and chocolate cake. But most importantly, the Saint Barnabas church family manifested God’s greatness by spreading Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤 Please join us December 16th!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/13-11/20/2022 – Mo. Marianne

The 2023 Stewardship Season has concluded, but you still have a chance to pledge before next year’s budget is drafted. If you haven’t already done so, please fill out a pledge card (in the back of the church) or visit stbarnabaspasadena.org/give and help support St. Barnabas’ mission this coming year! Envelopes are available from Jonathan on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.

LAST SUNDAY: We blessed everyone’s pledges at our Commissioning service, asking God to help us fulfill our commitments of time, talent and treasure to the St. Barnabas family.

➡️THIS SUNDAY: HARVEST SUNDAY/CHRIST THE KING. 10 AM SERVICE!  TROPICAL/COLORFUL CLOTHING ENCOURAGED! Please bring gifts you’ve brought from God’s abundance to place at the altar, either before the service or during the offertory. You may also bring food to share for the potluck afterwards and also food to be donated.

NEXT SUNDAY: Nov. 27, ADVENT I Begin the journey of Advent with us as we prepare to welcome Emmanuel, the Christ child, into the world at Christmas.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Dec. 16, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Saint Barnabas Facebook Re-Launch

Check-out Saint Barnabas Facebook for tons of really cool stuff!


Sunday Service and Fellowship 11/13/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Stewardship Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship was simply AWESOME, highlighted by Rev. Golie’s preaching “We ain’t no half Christians” and the LOVE expressed towards the Saint Barnabas Church Family mission of being a blessing to all others, in the form of 2023 Pledges of Time, Talent and Treasure! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you haven’t submitted your 2023 Pledge Card, please do so as soon as possible so we can build our 2023 Budget. Thanks again!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the program.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 11/6-11/13/2022 – Mo. Marianne

We GIVE THANKS for the peaceful and fair elections this week. Please continue to pray for peace as vote counts continue in the days ahead, and for the safety especially of election officials and family members who have been threatened with, and in some cases victims of, violence.

The 2023 Stewardship Season formally concludes this Sunday when pledge cards will be collected and blessed at the service, but you may turn in a new or revised pledge any time during the year! Envelopes are available from Jonathan on Sundays, or they will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick them up.

LAST SUNDAY: THANK YOU to all who participated in the beautiful Feast of All Saints & Souls service, especially Sarah Moore for the stirring anthem “Steal Away,” sensitively accompanied by Paul Kaufman, which moved many to tears.

TODAY: COMMISSIONING SUNDAY. Pledges of time, talent and treasure will be collected and blessed during the offering. After church, VESTRY MEETING All are welcome to attend and have a voice in the important business of the church.

NEXT SUNDAY: Nov. 20, HARVEST SUNDAY 10 AM SERVICE! Join us for a celebration of God’s abundance as we bless the bounty of the earth. We will share a meal afterwards and you may also bring food to be donated.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, NOTE NEW DAY! 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Nov. 18, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Happy Veterans Day Friday November 11, 2022

Happy Veterans Day to ALL of our Veteran Heroes and Sheroes, uniformed and non-uniformed, military and movements, who fought and sacrificed for our Nation, our Human Rights, our Civil Rights, our Voting Rights, our Rights to Self-Determination, our Equal Rights, our Religious Rights, and our FREEDOM

Thank you Vets!

To ALL Veteran Heroes and Sheroes, uniformed and non-uniformed, military and movements, we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤

And to ALL those manifesting His greatness with a PASSION to advocate for and empower the communities of the disenfranchised, the marginalized, the minoritized, the tokenized, the voiceless, the invisible, and the underrepresented, we say FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!


AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE – VOTE!!!

St Barnabas 2022 Election Goal: 100% Participation!!! – WeVote | Saint Barnabas (stbarnabaspasadena.org)

Voting Guide, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles: click here


Sunday Service and Fellowship 11/6/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

All Saints and All Souls Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship was simply BREATHTAKING, highlighted by paying homage to our Saints and our Transitioned Ancestors. Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the program.

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


The Saint Barnabas Church Family Hall of Fame

The Saint Barnabas Church Family Hall of Fame honors the Founding Eight Matriarchs including Mrs. Georgia Weatherton, Mrs. Ellensteen Bevans, and Mrs. Rosebud Mims, Rev. W. Alfred Wilkins, Rev. Alfred E. Norman, Rev. Jesse D. Moses II, Rev. Alfred E. Norman (2nd term), Rev. Ivor Ottley, Rev. Patricia Bennett, Rev. John M. Larson, Rev. Antony Glenn Miller, Rev. Dr. John Goldingay, Rev. Mark Bradshaw, and Rev. V.R. Marianne Zahn, comprising nineteen servant leaders, dozens of lay leaders and all of the Transitioned Ancestors of God’s Home Church, Saint Barnabas Pasadena.


Enjoy October Replays of Sunday Morning Services on Facebook Live

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Enjoy October Sunday Morning Services replays on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the programs: Sunday Morning Service 10/30 / program, Sunday Morning Service 10/23 / program, Sunday Morning Service program 10/16, Sunday Morning Service program 10/9, and Sunday Morning Service program 10/2.


Our Land Acknowledgement Statement

We acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva First Nation on which we are worshipping, praising and loving. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Gabrielino-Tongva Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their proud tradition. To learn more and to support The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation please click here – http://gabrielino-tongva.com/

To The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation and all the Peoples of the Indigenous and Aboriginal Diaspora, we send Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


October 2022 Blog

Sunday Service and Fellowship 10/30/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

What an AMAZING Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship, highlighted by Rev. Golie’s as the officiant and Brotha Joshua’s sermon reminding that “This is what Salvation looks like. This is why I came!” (“I love it when Joshua sings” – Kitty)

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the program

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 10/30-11/6/2022 – Mo. Marianne

ONGOING: The 2023 Stewardship Season is underway! Remember to prayerfully discern not only how you can support St. Barnabas financially, but also with your presence and service to the parish and wider community. Pledge cards are available in the back of the church and will be collected and blessed at the Nov. 13 service.

THIS SUNDAY Nov. 6, Feast of All Saints & Souls A beautiful, solemn service where we honor the saints of the church and all those loved ones who have gone before us. Please email the names of those you wish to be remembered to Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com.

NEXT SUNDAY, Nov. 13 COMMISSIONING SUNDAY. Pledges of time, talent and treasure will be collected and blessed during the offering. After church, VESTRY MEETING All are welcome to attend and have a voice in the important business of the church.

UPCOMING:

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, NOTE NEW DAY! 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Nov. 18, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SUNDAY, Nov. 20, HARVEST SUNDAY 10 AM SERVICE! Join us for a celebration of God’s abundance as we bless the bounty of the earth. We will share a meal afterwards and you may also bring food to be donated to Union Station or the pantry outside the church.


The Episcopal News Update – A weekly newsletter serving the Diocese of Los Angeles – 10/30/2022 (Thx Jonathan)

Click diocesela.org/episcopal-news for the Episcopal News Update


Go see Till the movie this weekend. The story of Mrs. Mamie Till-Mobley manifesting God’s greatness as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.

Click HERE for the official trailer

There is NO violence on any black body in the movie, just God’s love and joy.


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 10/23-10/30/2022 – Mo. Marianne

ONGOING: The 2023 Stewardship Season is underway! Remember to prayerfully discern not only how you can support St. Barnabas financially, but also with your presence and service to the parish and wider community. Pledge cards are available in the back of the church and will be collected and blessed at the Nov. 13 service.

LAST SUNDAY: Vestry member Susan Daniels spoke about the need to be kind to our brother and sister parishioners and visitors with our words and actions, and as a reminder to ask forgiveness when we fall short had us sing together, “If I have wounded any soul today…dear Lord, forgive!” (from the LEVAS hymn, #176).

NEXT SUNDAY Nov. 6, Feast of All Saints & Souls A beautiful, solemn service where we honor the saints of the church and all those loved ones who have gone before us. Please add the names of those you wish to be remembered to the list in the back of the church, or email to Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com.

UPCOMING:

SUNDAY, Nov. 13 COMMISSIONING SUNDAY. Pledges of time, talent and treasure will be collected and blessed during the offering. After church, VESTRY MEETING All are welcome to attend and have a voice in the important business of the church.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, NOTE NEW DAY! 6:30 PM Bible Study (NO MEETING NOV. 2) Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Nov. 18, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net


Sunday Service and Fellowship 10/23/2022

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

What a wonderful Sunday Morning Service and Fellowship, highlighted by Mo. Marianne’s sermon reminding us, don’t act a jerk AND ask you mercy when we do, Gil & Counrtney hosting fellowship (especially Courtney’s Grandmother’s cinnamon pastries YUMMMM), and our very special guests Sheryl and Meg. It was a real pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again SOON. Meanwhile you are in our prayers. Love, Saint Barnabas Style!

Please enjoy the Sunday Morning Service on Facebook Live (no login necessary) and read along with the program

You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care) on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤


Beyond Black and White: African American Art & Iconography – A Washington National Cathedral Event (Thx Sue)

Art permeates our lives in museums, our homes, and the public square. The images and stories artists capture tell us of truth, history, divinity, beauty, and pain. In public spaces, how and what we choose to create and show has lasting impacts in our communities. Join Washington National Cathedral for an evening with artists, historians, and leaders for a discussion about art and the impact of imagery of African Americans and African American culture. This evening forum will be moderated by Cathedral Canon Theologian The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Kevin Young, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Dr. Kirk Savage, art historian and professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

About the Cathedral’s Light in the Darkness Windows Replacement Project

In 2015 then-dean Gary Hall called for the removal of two stained-glass windows in the Cathedral – those to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson. What followed was a multi-year process to examine, remove and reimagine these windows. In September 2021, the Cathedral announced that acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall and poet Elizabeth Alexander had agreed to create new windows and poetry, respectively, for the bay that previously held these two windows. Over the next two years as we await installation of the new windows, the Cathedral is embarking on public programming and education opportunities around the Light in the Darkness Windows Replacement Project. Learn more about the project and activities at cathedral.org/windows.

Get tickets to the in-person event here.

Register for the free livestream with the option to pay what you wish here.


Union Station Serving Dinner 10/21/2022

EVERY 3RD FRIDAY the Saint Barnabas church family prepares and serves dinner to the residents of Union Station Adult Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, and last night was a continuation of our more than 15-year tradition. Lead by Jonathan and Sue, joined by Abbey and Marco, they served a scrumptious baked chicken, marinated with Sweet Baby Rays sauce w touch Cab, Silver Queen corn, mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes, King’s Hawaiian rolls and of course Halloween cupcakes and cookies. But most importantly, the Saint Barnabas church family manifested God’s greatness by being a blessing to others. Please join us November 18th!


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 10/16-10/23/2022 – Mo. Marianne

SPECIAL AWARDS were given on Sunday to Althea Williams, Violet Zacarias, Susan Daniels and John Johansen for their extraordinary gifts of time, talent and treasure to keep St. Barnabas operating and ministering to the community during the covid pandemic. Their efforts exemplify faithful service to and stewardship for the community and the generations that will come after. Well done, good and faithful servants!

THANKS to those who attended the Stewardship & Budget Forum last Sunday, and special thanks to Jonathan Williams, St. Barnabas’ intrepid treasurer, for the presentation! Several suggestions were made for capital outlays and other projects, as well as for potential revenue sources. These will be collected and voted on during the annual meeting next January.

The 2023 Stewardship Season is underway! Remember to prayerfully discern not only how you can support St. Barnabas financially, but also with your presence and service to the parish and wider community. Pledge cards are available in the back of the church and will be collected and blessed at the Nov. 13 service.

TODAY Oct. 23 VESTRY MEETING All are welcome to attend and have a voice in the important business of the church.

WEDS, Nov. 2, 16, NOTE NEW DAY! 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing with the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Oct. 21, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105 [Address correction]. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SUNDAY Nov. 6, Feast of All Saints & Souls A beautiful, solemn service where we honor the saints of the church and all those loved ones who have gone before us. Please add the names of those you wish to be remembered to the list in the back of the church, or email to Mo. Marianne at vrmzahn@gmail.com.


ColoradoBoulevard.net article – St. Barnabas Church: A Surprising Story

St. Barnabas Church: A Surprising Story

A church on a street

St. Barnabas in Pasadena (Photo – Brian Biery)

If you drive up Fair Oaks Ave. at 35 MPH you will probably miss the modest, adobe-style church on the east side of the street, wedged in between the Jackie Robinson Center and the recently installed climbing gym.

By Brian Biery

Unlike many of the churches in downtown Pasadena, St. Barnabas Church does not feature European architecture, nor an enormous sanctuary, and yet it has provided an essential spiritual home for the community for nearly a century.

Few people in the area are aware of the church’s important and unique history, which must be viewed from a societal level. The diaspora known as ‘The Great Migration’ brought millions of African Americans from the South to cities like Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and, ultimately, Pasadena.

Unfortunately, however, when families reached cities that they thought would be more open and accepting, they didn’t find welcoming arms in their new communities. Ruby McKnight-Williams, a long-time member of Pasadena’s NAACP Branch, is quoted in Muir HS graduate Lynn Hudson’s book West of Jim Crow: The Fight Against California’s Color Line as saying, “I didn’t see any difference between Pasadena and Mississippi except that they were spelled differently.”

Religious institutions were places where segregation was highly visible and commonplace, especially during the first years of the 20th century. Pasadena’s churches were no different, as many did not allow persons of color to worship from their pews. The construction of St. Barnabas Church was directly related to the exclusionary policies of the time by All Saints Episcopal Church, which is located across the street from City Hall.

During the first decades of 20th century, migrant families from the South, Mexico, Japan and China lived in what today is known as Old Pasadena. The area was a thriving mix of businesses, churches, restaurants, and even a hotel that catered to People of Color. In the middle of this culturally diverse neighborhood the seeds for St. Barnabas Church were sown by several prominent and dedicated women. In 1923 Georgia Weatherton provided her home on Del Mar St. near Fair Oaks Ave. for services, while Ellensteen Bevans and Rosebud Mims served as lay leaders for the fledgling church.  All Saints Church provided a Lay Reader and organist to support their efforts to create an Episcopal community.

With formal admittance of St. Barnabas into the Episcopalian Archdioceses in 1932, a brick-and-mortar building was needed to host the congregation. Rather than inviting St. Barnabas’ members to join their Church, families from All Saints donated the land (Dobbins Family) at 1062 N. Fair Oaks Ave. and provided funding (Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fleming) to build a sanctuary. The church building, which is still in use today, was dedicated by Bishop Bertrand Stevens in June of 1933.

A sign for a church

St. Barnabas (Photo – Brian Biery)

The result has been that for nearly 90 years, St. Barnabas Church has focused on being of service to the community. Originally organized to serve Pasadena’s Black residents, it has grown to provide assistance and resources to a wide range of community members. For example, Parish Hall was constructed in 1972 with the hopes of functioning as a community center. Currently, three Alcoholics Anonymous groups use Parish Hall on weeknights as a meeting space. In addition, a Spanish-speaking Catholic congregation uses the Chapel on Sunday afternoons and a Spanish-speaking Pentecostal congregation meets in Parish Hall on Friday and Sunday evenings for their services.

According to church board member Marco White, “The oldest historically Black Episcopal Church in the San Gabriel Valley is still thriving! As a predominately Black, yet very integrated and inclusive church family, our core is ‘love’, St Barnabas style. All are welcome here!” In addition, the church donates 40% of its assets, provides dinner to the Union Station community every 3rd Friday of the month, gives college scholarships to PUSD grads, and raises funds for emergency financial support for community members.

Next time you drive up Fair Oaks Ave. slow down just before Hammond St. to see the St. Barnabas Church spire as it proudly crowns its humble chapel. And consider stopping to visit this unique and amazing faith community, one that has graced our city with generosity and compassion that belie its origin during a time when segregation was more common than inclusion.


Frist Stop on the Historical Tour of Pasadena


Historic Episcopal parish is first stop in new African-American history audio tour of Pasadena
St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, a historically Black congregation of the Diocese of Los Angeles, is the first stop on an audio walking tour of the African American History of Pasadena recently published by izi.Travel and sponsored by the NAACP. The narration for the St. Barnabas stop mentions that the church had its beginnings as early as 1909 when Black Episcopalians who had moved into the area found that they were unwelcome at established Episcopal Churches, and began to meet on their own in homes and later in the Grand Army Hall. The Rt. Rev. Bertrand Stevens, second bishop of Los Angeles, dedicated the church in 1933. Other stops on the way include the offices of Pasadena’s first Black woman physician; memorials to local Black activists, physicians and business owners; sites related to the construction of the 210 Freeway, which obliterated ethnically mixed neighborhoods along the route while avoiding areas with mostly white residents; and the childhood home and a statue of Jackie Robinson, a lifelong Pasadena resident who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947. The audio guide is free and may be downloaded here.

Giving our Sheros and Heros their flowers (Althea, Violet, Sue & John) – Thank you for your love, Saint Barnabas style. You are the manifestation of God’s greatness.


Stewardship Day by Jonathan was a SMASHING success


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 10/9-10/16/2022 – Mo. Marianne

The 2023 Stewardship Season begins officially this Sunday (see below). Remember to prayerfully discern not only how you can support St. Barnabas financially, but also with your presence and service to the parish and wider community. Pledge cards are available in the back of the church and will be collected and blessed at a future service.

SUNDAY Oct. 16 10 AM SERVICE TIME! Sunday Forum: 2023 Budget and Stewardship. Please join us after church for food and discussion of budget needs for the upcoming year and how you can be part of stewarding the resources of our St. Barnabas community.

WEDS, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, NOTE NEW DAY! 6:30 PM Bible Study continues reading the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

FRIDAY Oct. 21, 6 PM Union Station Monthly Meal. Join volunteers to provide a nutritious, hot meal to shelter residents and others in need. Union Station is located at 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104. If interested, please email your covid vaccination record in advance to: volunteer@unionstationhs.org. For more information, contact Jonathan Williams, jon.williams@sbcglobal.net

SUNDAY Nov. 6, Feast of All Saints & Souls A beautiful, solemn service where we honor the saints of the church and all those loved ones who have gone before us. 


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter10/2-10/9/2022 – Mo. Marianne

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the visit from our diocesan Bishop John Taylor so spectacular! In addition to the beautiful liturgy and music and great food, the bishop had a wonderful time meeting so many of our great St. Barnabas family. Bp. Taylor not only brought greetings and encouragement from our extended diocesan family, he spent quite a bit of time afterwards meeting with the vestry, hearing our stories and concerns, and offering support and counsel. Again, thanks to everyone whose efforts consistently keep faith and community alive and lively at St. Barnabas❤️

THURS Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 6:30 PM Bible Study Continuing to read the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome, no preparation beforehand is necessary and there are snacks! (In Mo. Marianne’s office)

SUNDAY Oct. 16 10 AM SERVICE TIME! Sunday Forum: 2023 Budget and Stewardship. Please join us after church for food and discussion of budget needs for the upcoming year and how you can be part of stewarding the resources of our St. Barnabas community.

The 2023 Stewardship Season has begun! Remember to prayerfully discern not only how you can support St. Barnabas financially, but also with your presence and service to the parish and wider community. Pledge cards are available in the back of the church and will be collected and blessed at a future service.

THIS SUNDAY OCT 9 Choral Eucharist 9 AM.

Mo. Marianne


Bishop John Taylor is in the house!

“PREACH BISHOP PREACH!”


Priest In Charge Weekly Newsletter 9/25-10/2/2022 – Mo. Marianne

Hello, St. Barnabas Fam!

This Sunday, Oct 2, the service time will be 10 am. Bp. John Taylor will be preaching and presiding followed by a festive meal, then a vestry meeting with the bishop to which all are invited. The bishop is looking forward to seeing you all, so please come say hi, praise God, and enjoy some food!😄

Together in Christ’s service,

Mo. Marianne


September 2022 Blog

Los Angeles Diocese Night at the Dodger Game – “It’s time for Dodger baseball!”

“We had a time last night!” – Natalie


December 2021 Blog

Advent

The first season of the church year, beginning with the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continuing through the day before Christmas. The name is derived from a Latin word for “coming.” The season is a time of preparation and expectation for the coming celebration of our Lord’s nativity, and for the final coming of Christ “in power and glory.”

Christmas

In the BCP, Christmas Day is one of the seven principal feasts. The Christmas season lasts twelve days, from Christmas Day until Jan. 5, the day before the Epiphany. The season includes Christmas Day, the First Sunday after Christmas Day, the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and may include the Second Sunday after Christmas Day. In many parishes, the main liturgical celebrations of Christmas take place on Christmas Eve. The BOS includes a variety of resources for use during Christmas, including a form for a Station at a Christmas Crèche, a form for a Christmas Festival of Lessons and Music, and seasonal blessings for use during the Christmas season.


Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Events – November and December

  • Blood Drive Sunday, 07 November 2021 8:15 am – 2:00 pm
    St. John Chrysostom Church and School, 30382 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688Register here.
    Sponsor Code: St. John
  • Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, 11 November 2021 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Christ Episcopal Church, 1127 N San Antonio Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, USA Information: 909.983.1859
    Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
    Sponsor code: CCPOntario
    Additional dates at this location: Saturday, Dec. 11.
  • Organ Recital: Jeremy Filsell Sunday, 14 November 2021
    St James Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Information/Livestream/on demand here
  • Solemn Evensong Sunday, 14 November 2021 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    St. James’ Episcopal Church 3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010Information/Livestream/on demand here
  • Red Cross Blood Drive Monday, 22 November 2021 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
    St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 12692 5th St, Yucaipa, CA 92399, USA Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
    Sponsor code: ST ALBANS
    Upcoming date at this location: Monday, Dec. 27.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive Saturday, 11 December 2021 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Christ Episcopal Church, 1127 N San Antonio Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, USA Information: 909.983.1859
    Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
    Sponsor code: CCPOntario
  • Advent Procession of Lesson & Carols Sunday, 12 December 2021 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    St James Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA Choir of St. James’; Canon James Buonemani, director
     
    Information/Livestream/on demand here 
     
  • Red Cross Blood Drive Monday, 27 December 2021  10:30 am – 4:30 pm
    St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 12692 5th St, Yucaipa, CA 92399, USA Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
    Sponsor code: ST ALBANS

St. Barnabas & Current Events

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Every Third Friday of the Month

We prepare and serve dinner to the residents of Union Station Adult Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104 every third Friday 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Union Station Photo

* Please feel free to contact Mo. Marianne with any questions regarding the details of an event or to add an event to the calendar.


You are hereby formally, officially and cordially invited to please join us during this our centennial year and beyond (in-person, online, offline and/or Pastoral Care), on our continuing journey of Love, Saint Barnabas Style 🖤