St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church e Th www.stbarnabas-stl.org August 2004 You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13 2900 St. Catherine Street Florissant, Missouri 63033 (314) 837-7113 [email protected] Please remember: T.E.A.M. Please donate as often as you can. Volume 24, No. IV May 2014 Vision and Mission Our vision for St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church is to build and to sustain a vibrant and diverse community centered around common worship, fellowship, service and education. Friday Lunches Our May lunches will be May 2 and May 16 at 12:00 p.m. (Please sign-up in the Narthex, if you plan to attend). Mother’s Day Breakfast The Men’s Club will be hosting the annual Mother’s Day Breakfast served on Sunday, May 11. All women and their children are invited. Please sign up and list the number in your party so we can plan accordingly. We will be serving from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saint Flea Market St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church Saturday, June 7 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The mission of St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, a parish for all people, is to extend God’s gracious love and hospitality to each other and to the community by providing worship that inspires, opportunities for service and growth on life’s journey, and a sacred place in the heart of Florissant where people can find wholeness and strength. May 3 – ECW Scrapbooking Crop 8:00 a.m. May 9 – ‘Faith & Film’ at 6:30 p. m. May 25 – Summer Schedule Begins May 26 – Memorial Day– The office is closed. June 8 – Pentecost Sunday – WEAR RED! Page 2 Vestry Notes The following notes are a summary of the actual Vestry minutes, which are posted each month on the bulletin board. Parishioners are welcome to attend, unless a closed session is called. Finance – Highlights from the report: The year-to-date pledges equal $32,407 which is over the budget of $27,279 by $5,128. The year-to-date operating receipts were $38,364 which is over the budget of $36,254 by $2,110. The year-to-date expenses were $48,718 which is over the budget of $45,786 by $2,932. Operating receipts were over the budget and operating expenses over the budget which produced a deficit of $10,353. Our budget is for a deficit of $9,532. Building and Grounds – Dave Sinclair– Monthly maintenance has been completed. The last couple of Saturdays have been spent cleaning the enclosure, picking up the sweet gum balls, and limbs. Soffit and Fascia on the Church – Exterior Building Solutions came out and looked at the damage and sent a proposal. Dennis suggested that we remove the bench around the tree provided by Chris Heckman for his Eagle Scout project. The bench is unstable because the feet are off the ground. The Vestry voted on the project, so the Vestry needs to vote to remove it. Parish Organizations - Holly Garrett- The Men’s Club had a spectacular success with the St. Pat’s Dinner this year. Plans for the annual Mother’s Day Breakfast are under way. The ECW ladies were thrilled with all of the wonderful contributions from so many to our “Dress for Success” campaign in March. Plans for the May 3 Scrap Booking Crop were finalized. The preparations for the Oct. 4 “Shop till you Drop” vendor sale began. Outreach – Jim Hollenberg - Donations to T.E.A.M. for the month of March were 17 bags. Suggestions for May have been placed in the Salter. Pastoral Care –Mike Dobbs - No additional report. Next meeting: April 15 at 4:00 p.m. Worship Committee –Harry Goff - Harry stated that the Worship Team is ready for Holy Week and lectors have their reading parts. Christian Education Formation/ Youth Ministry/Group –Rita Collins-Page – Rita stated that she and Nancy James continue to work with the children that attend and have activities scheduled for Lent and Easter. Reports and Reflections Fellowship/Hospitality – Carolyn Stout - In the full sense the Vestry Retreat was both a physical and spiritual experience of Fellowship and Hospitality. We prayed, discussed, ate, and held our concerns out to everyone to be looked at from the need of our Church. Rev. Renee has done so much to bring this need home to our congregation and many ideas have already come into focus. Carol hopes to meet with Kohl’s soon after Easter. Carol stated that she would like to have a BBQ for DAH before the summer season begins. UNFINISHED BUSINESSA. Fundraiser- The Trivia Night fundraiser has been set for August 23. B. T.E.A.M. Food Drive- “Fill the Ford” will be July 12. Weather permitting this will begin at 8:00 a.m. and go until 3:00 p.m. If the weather is too warm we will begin at 7:00 a.m. NEW BUSINESSA. Letter to update congregation of first quarter contributions- Terri submitted a letter and will edit it and email the new version to the Vestry. The letter will be sent out in a week or at the latest by the end of the month. B. Presentation on Living Wills –This was discussed at the Vestry retreat. Harry will do a follow up with Desiree in the Diocesan office. It was suggested that the presentation be on a Sunday with a ‘Coffee Talk’ style presentation. C. Fall Dance- the Fall Dance will be held on September 27. Terri will follow up with Cindy Vantine for information on a dance floor. Jim will confirm the date with Mary. Jim has a committee set up for this event. Rita suggested that chicken wings be sold at the dance. D. Flea Market- the Flea Market will be held on June 7 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. There will be a fee of $20.00 per table. We will need to advertise for this event. Terri will follow up with area Churches to see how they run this type of event. E. Episcopal City Mission is having a carnival at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood. Our Youth Group will participate with this fundraiser. F. Lifeline Screening will hold an event at St. Barnabas on August 28. Update on survey- 30 surveys were turned in and at this time the majority of the parish would like to continue to have the Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays during the summer. Next Vestry Meeting – The next Vestry Meeting will be May 14 at 7:00 p.m. Harry Goff will lead the group in prayer. Page 3 Reports and Reflections Just a Word… Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! The season of Lent and Holy Week are over and we rejoice because the Lord is risen just as he said. A BIG note of “Thanks” to all who helped make the season of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter special. We thank our Worship Team, the Altar Guild, worship leaders, lectors, acolytes, ushers, greeters, musicians, and choir. We thank our organist, Cindy Vantine, and our choir director, Leah Milton, for amazing music during our liturgies. We thank our Youth and Lynn Grames for planning and leading the Great Easter Vigil. We can’t forget to thank the Shepherd Circles and other individuals who provided meals for our Lenten Wednesday gatherings. And thanks to all who were able to gather with us and/or supported us in other ways and kept us in their prayers. All things are being made new and just as birds are building their nests and trees and flowers have begun to bloom and grow, we are about to embark on new initiatives here at St. Barnabas. We are taking our cue from nature and we look forward to what God is doing within our church and within us as individuals. There is newness and growth within our reach. Stay tuned! God’s blessings to you and yours always! Rev. Renee+ Easter Message 2014 The tomb is empty, and nobody knows where the body is. Mary Magdalene tells the others about the mysterious disappearance, but they give up and go home. Mary stays behind, weeping, and then fails to recognize the risen one before her. As the days pass, each resurrected encounter begins in surprise or anonymity – the disciples fishing all night without catching, Jesus cooking breakfast on the beach, the two on their way to Emmaus. Nobody recognizes him at first sight. Clearly the risen body is not identical to the Jesus who was crucified. People mistake him for a stranger. He enters locked rooms. He walks along the path to Emmaus for a long time without being recognized. Crucifixion, death, and resurrection result in a transformed body – with evident scars, but changed nonetheless. When he reminds others of God’s banquet, meant for the whole world – when human beings are fed and watered, delivered from prison, gathered from exile across the earth, and healed and reconciled into a community of peace – his companions discover that he has once again been in their midst. What does that resurrection reality mean for the Body of Christ of which we are part? How does the risen Body of Christ – what we often call the church – differ from the crucified one? That Body seems to be most lively when it lives closer to the reality of Good Friday and the Easter mystery. In the West, that Body has suffered a lot of dying in recent decades. It is diminished, some would say battered, increasingly punctured by apathy and taunted by cultured despisers. That body bears little resemblance to royal images of recent memory – though, like Jesus, it is being mocked. The body remembers and grieves, like the body of Israel crying in the desert, “why did you bring us out here to die?”, or the crucified body who cries, “My God, why have you forsaken me,” or “why have you abandoned us?” In other contexts the Body of Christ is quite literally dying and spilling its lifeblood – in Pakistan and Sudan, in Iraq and Egypt – and in those ancient words of Tertullian, the blood of martyrs is becoming the seed of the church. (Continued) Reports and Reflections Page 4 PaPage 4 The Body of Christ is rising today where it is growing less self-centered and inwardly focused, and living with its heart turned toward the cosmic and eternal, its attention focused intently on loving God and neighbor. This Body is rising to stand in solidarity with criminals sentenced to death, with widows and orphans, with the people of the land who slave over furrows and lettuce fields to feed the world. This Body can be found passing through walls and boundaries that have long been misused to keep the righteous “safe” and “pure.” The Body is recognized when the hungry are fed – on the lakeshore with broiled fish, on the road to Emmaus, on street corners and city parks, in food pantries and open kitchens, in feeding neighbor nations and former enemies, and as the Body gathers once again to remember its identity and origin – Christ is risen for the sake of all creation. Where and how will we look for the Body of Christ, risen and rising? Will we share the life of that body as an Easter people, transformed by resurrection and sent to transform the world in turn? Christ is risen, Alleluia! Alleluia, Christ is risen indeed! The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN Seeking Sharing Serving May is a special month in most of our lives. There is Mother's Day, weddings, graduations, Memorial Day, and the last days of school to celebrate. E.C.W. will wrap up the active meeting year to give our bodies and minds a little rest and recuperation time. Join us for a celebration of another successful year of fundraisers, collections and giving. MAY E.C.W. OPPORTUNITIES May 3 - Scrapbooking Fundraiser (pre-register) May 11 – Wreath Drawing May 14 - E.C.W. Meeting NO EUCHARIST - join us for prayer MEETING - 9:30 a.m. critique scrapbooking fundraiser check progress of Vendor Sale plan summer fun outings discuss the April Province V Annual Meeting OUT TO LUNCH - 11:15a.m. meet there or carpool from church Chimis 520 N. Hyw. 67 Florissant Meadows Shopping Center 314-839-1319 Take a chance on winning an ECW Spring Wreath (displayed on the office door) to be drawn during the Mother’s Day breakfast. Tickets cost $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 or 13 $10.00. Our time together at E.C.W. is so very rewarding and enjoyable. We encourage each woman to join us. The discussion is lively and we care for each other. Always the glory we give to God though what we do is our main focus. You will not be disappointed. Mary Anselmo President, E.C.W. Events Page 5 Noticed anything New?? Valley of Flowers Festival May 2, 3 and 4 On Palm Sunday, The Altar Guild debuted our new red paraments for the altar. The new set along with a new chasuble and stole were gifted to us by Dr. Leslie Johnson, a longtime friend of Rev. Renee. Dr. Johnson made the donation last year and Palm Sunday was our first opportunity to use them. Come and support our community. Enjoy a weekend full of fun. There is something for everyone. Pretty Baby Contest: Friday at 12:00. Location the James Eagan Center. Flower and Plant sale : Friday and Saturday at 12:00. Location James Eagan Center. Food Court: Friday and Saturday at 12:00. Location James Eagan Center. Car Show: Saturday 8:00 a.m. Old Town Florissant on Rue St. Francois. Knights of Columbus Grounds: Friday thru Sunday. Enjoy the carnival. Parade: Sunday 2:00 p.m. starting at the James Eagan Center and ending at the Knights of Columbus Grounds. Page 6 PaPage 6 Please don’t forget…….. Purchase your SCRIP each Sunday New faces have been coming to the scrip table each Sunday. Thank you for your response to purchase scrip. For a limited time only - now through May 23 - new small denomination cards are available to order. These would make great graduation or teacher appreciation gifts. While supplies last, you may order the following plastic gift cards: AMC Theatres® $10 Amazon.com Gift Card $10 Barnes & Noble $5 CVS/pharmacy $10 Pizza Hut $5 Panera Bread® $5 Regal Entertainment Group $10 Target $10 Starbucks $5 Teacher Card Walmart $10 See you at the scrip table! Terri Denicke Groups and Organizations United Thank Offering I don’t know about you, but I’m thankful for the end of winter. The first time or two that it snowed was pretty and not too difficult to get around. But after that? Not so much. I’m grateful to see that the grass is “greening” up and the trees are beginning to bud. I’m thankful for a new baby in our family. Extra coins went into my blue box. Most of these are “small” blessings and we sometimes take them for granted. Maybe somebody tossed the newspaper up on the porch so you didn’t have to go all the way to the curb to get it on a cold winter morning. Maybe a neighbor used his snow blower and cleared your driveway. Maybe someone picked up clutter in the family room, dusted, and ran the vacuum cleaner. Whatever small blessings have come your way, it’s time to pay them forward. The spring UTO Ingathering will be May 18. Please open your blue UTO box, count the coins and write a check. Make the check payable to St. Barnabas and on the memo line, please indicate UTO before you put it in your UTO envelope. All those folks around the world who receive UTO grants to help improve their lives are counting on you and me. On their behalf, I say “thank you.” Holly Garrett UTO Coordinator. Page 7 T.E.A.M. NEEDS FOR MAY Dinner items and Suggestions Pasta sauce Pasta Canned beef stew Canned chicken and dumplings Recipe of the Month OLIVE GARDEN STYLE CHICKEN AND GNOCCHI SOUP 3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced 4 cups chicken stock 2 cups half-and-half 1 stalk celery, diced 1 garlic clove, chopped ½ carrot, shredded ½ onion, diced 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon thyme Salt and pepper 16 ounces potato gnocchi 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional) 1.Sauté the onion, celery, garlic, carrot in oil over medium heat until onion is translucent. *************************************************** 2.Add chicken, chicken stock, half and half, salt and pepper, thyme. Heat to boiling, and then add gnocchi. Gently boil for 4 minutes, and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes. 3.Add spinach and cook for another 1-2 minutes until spinach is wilted. 4.(Heat to boiling and add cornstarch dissolved in 1-2 Tbsp. water at this point if you want a thicker soup.) THANK YOU Many thanks to all the ladies and gentlemen who helped make our Lenten dinners so successful. All the comments were positive and the services special. Tudor Hall looked spectacular at the last dinner. Much hard work goes into making even the simplest of meals and everyone's effort are appreciated. Thanks, Carol Stout 5.Ladle into bowls and serve. Serves 8-10 Submitted by Cam Murphy Coming June 7! Saint Flea Market Come join us for a morning of fun & fellowship at our first ever “St. B’s Flea Market and Book Sale” On Saturday, June 7, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Get rid of your “gently used” items by renting a table! Cost: $20 per table (No table reserved without payment) Reserve your table by calling the office (314-837-7113) between 9-1, Mon-Fri. Please fill out the form or share it with a friend! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table # Saint Flea Market St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church Saturday, June 7, 2014 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Name: Address: Phone #: Email: Brief description of items to be sold: Payment Date: Check Method: Cash Deb Palmer, Dave Palmer, and Sheron Howe Kelsey Sinclair, Nicole Nwanganga, and Meri Grames Clark Burton, Lynn Grames, and Ron Grames Roland Dickhans, Donna Overbey, and Robert Shep- Dr. Sam Nwaobasi St. Barnabas’ Choir May 2014 Mon Tue Wed 4 5 6 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m. Choir 10:00 a.m. C.E. 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist 11:30 a.m. Youth Group Meeting 5:30 p.m. C.H.A.M.P. (th) 10:00 a.m. Al-Anon (th) 11 12 13 14 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m. Choir 9:15 a.m. Mother’s Day Breakfast 10:00 a.m. C.E. 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist 5:30 p.m. C.H.A.M.P. (th) 10:00 a.m. Al-Anon (th) 18 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m. Choir 10:00 a.m. C.E. 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist UTO Spring Ingathering 25 Summer Schedule Begins 19 20 5:30 p.m. C.H.A.M.P 10:00 a.m. Al-Anon (th) 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 7 Thu 2 12:00 p.m. Parish Lunch (th) 2:00 p.m. ECW Set up for Crop 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon (th) 3 ECW Scrapbooking Crop 9:00 a.m. Weekly Maintenance 7:00 p.m. Al-Anon 8 9 10 9:00 a.m. Weekly Maintenance Salter Articles Due 6:30 p.m. Faith & Film 7:00 p.m. Worship Team meeting 8:00 p.m. N.A. (u) 7:00 p.m. Al-Anon (th) 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon 16 17 9:30 a.m. ECW Meeting (th) 12:00 p.m. Parish Lunch 7:00 p.m. Vestry Meeting 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon( u) 9:00 a.m. Weekly Maintenance 1:30 p.m. Bridge Group 6:30 p.m. Gourmet Group (off site) 7:00p.m. Al-Anon (th) 21 15 22 23 24 8:00 a.m. Salter Mailing 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon (th) 9:00 a.m. Weekly Maintenance 8:00 p.m. N.A. (u) 26 Memorial Day Office Closed Sat 1 8:00 p.m. N.A. (u) 8:00 p.m. N.A. (u) Fri 7:00 p.m. Al-Anon (th) 27 10:00 a.m. Al-Anon (th) 28 29 30 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon (th) 31 6/1 9:00 a.m. 5/25 9:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 5/18 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 5/11 8:00 a.m. Holly Garrett Mary Dobbs Mary Johnston Nancy Heinze C Meri Grames Janetta Roberts Dusty Hassler Jim Birr Karen Birr Faith Miller Jim Hoefener Dave Sinclair John Palmer Andrea Bogue Rosalie Cox Ed Manton Joy Lappin John Holmes Carol Stout Ushers Vivian Hartsfield (WL/CP) 10:45 Children’s Chapel C C Ethan Grames T1 Meri Grames T2 Nicole Nwanganga C Kelsey Sinclair T1 Ryden Grames T2 Meri Grames C Ethan Grames T1 Meri Grames T2 Nicole Nwanganga Acolytes 10:45 Joy Nwanganga Karen Birr Mary Anselmo Joy Nwanganga Karen Birr Greeter 10:45 Vivian Hartsfield Janetta Roberts Nancy Heinze Carol Stout Faith Miller Diana Howarth Teri Burnham Arbie Hollenberg Altar Guild Bursars John Palmer Dave Palmer Dave Palmer Debbie Haefner Debbie Haefner Dusty Hassler Dusty Hassler Jim Hollenberg Jim Hollenberg Dave Palmer Please contact the office at 837-7113 to report any changes in the schedule. Thank you! Mike Dobbs Dave Sinclair Susan Oris Rita Collins-Page Debbie Haefner Clark Burton Lynn Grames Teri Burnham Ron Grames Dave Sinclair Carol Stout Cam Murphy Nicole Nwanganga Karen Birr Lana Maggart Terry Toolen Nancy Heinze Andria Sinclair Susan Oris Mike Dobbs Lana Maggart Harry Goff Carol Stout Terry Toolen 5/4 8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Lectors Worship Leaders Date May/2014 Serving Schedule Teri Burnham Lindsey Wilson Sheron Howe Lindsey Wilson Nancy James Lindsey Wilson Arbie Hollenberg Lindsey Wilson Terri Denicke Lindsey Wilson Babysitter St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church 2900 ST. CATHERINE ST. FLORISSANT, MO 63033 www.stbarnabas-stl.org Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage DATED MATERIAL PAID Mailed on April 25 Please Deliver Promptly Permit #36 Florissant, MO Rector: The Rev. Renee L. Fenner Secretary: Marlene Martens Phone: (314) 837-7113 Fax: (314) 837-5785 Email: [email protected] Choir Director: Leah Milton Organist: Cindy Vantine Webmaster: Jim Birr Sexton: Dennis Haefner Treasurer: John Palmer Return Service Requested 2014Vestry Members Senior Warden: Jim Hollenberg (2015) Junior Warden: David Sinclair (2017) Clerk: Marlene Martens Rita Collins-Page (2017) Terri Denicke (2016) Michael Dobbs (2016) Holly Garrett (2015) Harry Goff (2016) John Palmer (2017) Carolyn Stout (2015) Convention Delegates Debbie Haefner (2017) Diana Howarth (2017) David Sinclair (2015) Carolyn Stout (alt) (2016) 10 Rules of Respect Rule #5 Be careful how you interpret me– I’d rather do that. On matters that are unclear, do not feel pressured to interpret my feelings or thoughts. It is easy to misinterpret intentions. Assume the best of me and ask if you have questions about my intentions. Our St. Barnabas family has covenant with our rector and each other to live by 11 “Rules for Respect.” We will highlight one each month in our Salter as a reminder. Please remember our members who are unable to attend: Bette Callies, Peggy Field, Jeanne Geise, Betty Hoefener, Buddy Moreno, and Lydia Stillman Grames Howarth Miller Nwaobasi Miller Sinclair Dickhans Ronald Diana Joan Sam Bill Kelsey Della 7-May 7-May 9-May 15-May 22-May 28-May 30-May Happy Birthday Everyone! *If we have over looked your birthday, please inform the church office.
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