May 2014 Salter - St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church
August 2004
You are the salt
of the
Matthew 5:13
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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
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.
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!
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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
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
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
Next Vestry Meeting – The next Vestry Meeting will be
May 14 at 7:00 p.m. Harry Goff will lead the group in
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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
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.
Reports and Reflections
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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
Christ is risen, Alleluia! Alleluia, Christ is risen
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
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 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
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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Please don’t forget……..
Purchase your SCRIP each
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 TheatresВ® $10 Gift Card $10
Barnes & Noble $5
CVS/pharmacy $10
Pizza Hut $5
Panera BreadВ® $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
Holly Garrett
UTO Coordinator.
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Dinner items and Suggestions
Pasta sauce
Canned beef stew
Canned chicken and dumplings
Recipe of the Month
3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups half-and-half
1 stalk celery, diced
1 garlic clove, chopped
ВЅ carrot, shredded
ВЅ 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.SautГ© 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
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.
Carol Stout
5.Ladle into bowls and serve. Serves 8-10
Submitted by Cam Murphy
Coming June 7!
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!
Flea Market
St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church
Saturday, June 7, 2014
7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Phone #:
Brief description of items to be sold:
Payment Date:
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
8:00 a.m. Holy
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)
8:00 a.m. Holy
9:00 a.m. Choir
9:15 a.m. Mother’s
Day Breakfast
10:00 a.m. C.E.
10:45 a.m. Holy
5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
Al-Anon (th)
8:00 a.m. Holy
9:00 a.m. Choir
10:00 a.m. C.E.
10:45 a.m. Holy
UTO Spring
Summer Schedule
5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.
Al-Anon (th)
9:00 a.m. Holy
12:00 p.m.
Parish Lunch (th)
2:00 p.m. ECW
Set up for Crop
7:30 p.m.
Al-Anon (th)
9:00 a.m. Weekly
7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Weekly
Salter Articles
6:30 p.m.
Faith & Film
7:00 p.m.
Worship Team
8:00 p.m. N.A. (u)
7:00 p.m.
Al-Anon (th)
7:30 p.m.
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
1:30 p.m.
Bridge Group
6:30 p.m.
Gourmet Group
(off site)
7:00p.m. Al-Anon
8:00 a.m.
Salter Mailing
7:30 p.m.
Al-Anon (th)
9:00 a.m. Weekly
8:00 p.m. N.A. (u)
Memorial Day
Office Closed
8:00 p.m. N.A. (u)
8:00 p.m. N.A. (u)
7:00 p.m.
Al-Anon (th)
10:00 a.m.
Al-Anon (th)
7:30 p.m.
Al-Anon (th)
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Holly Garrett
Mary Dobbs
Mary Johnston
Nancy Heinze
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
Vivian Hartsfield
Ethan Grames
Meri Grames
Nicole Nwanganga
Kelsey Sinclair
Ryden Grames
Meri Grames
Ethan Grames
Meri Grames
Nicole Nwanganga
Joy Nwanganga
Karen Birr
Mary Anselmo
Joy Nwanganga
Karen Birr
Vivian Hartsfield
Janetta Roberts
Nancy Heinze
Carol Stout
Faith Miller
Diana Howarth
Teri Burnham
Arbie Hollenberg
Altar Guild
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
8:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Worship Leaders
May/2014 Serving Schedule
Teri Burnham
Lindsey Wilson
Sheron Howe
Lindsey Wilson
Nancy James
Lindsey Wilson
Arbie Hollenberg
Lindsey Wilson
Terri Denicke
Lindsey Wilson
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Florissant, MO
Rector: The Rev. Renee L. Fenner
Marlene Martens
(314) 837-7113
(314) 837-5785
Email: [email protected]
Choir Director: Leah Milton
Cindy Vantine
Jim Birr
Dennis Haefner
John Palmer
Return Service
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
Happy Birthday Everyone!
*If we have over looked your birthday, please
inform the church office.