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About Saint Barnabas Anglican Church of Seattle

Rooted in Scripture & Steeped in Anglican Tradition. A church that worships from the King James Version of the Bible and the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer. A diverse congregation committed to Jesus Christ.

Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday

Since Advent (four weeks prior to Christmas), our services have followed the Church Year in celebrating Jesus’ birth, his ministry of teaching and miracles, his betrayal, arrest, and death, followed by his miraculous resurrection and ascension.  Now we reach another … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

May 10th – this Thursday is Ascension Day. We will observe two services on this day at Noon and 7:00 p.m. Why do we celebrate a service on this day? Here are some thoughts shared in a sermon by one … Continue reading

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Saint Mark the Evangelist

  April 25th is the feast day of Saint Mark. From tradition and the internal evidence of the New Testament, it appears that Mark was an early member of the church who knew both Saint Peter and Saint Paul. He … Continue reading

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It All Comes Down to This…

At St. Barnabas, everything we have, our building, liturgy, and hymns, all serve a single purpose:  to encourage everyone to accept and develop a personal relationship with God, the loving creator of the universe.  God has his arms open to … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Old Testament

In Luke’s Gospel (Chapter 24) we are told that one of the things Jesus did after his resurrection was to interpret to them the “things said about himself in all the scriptures,” that is, what we now call the Old … Continue reading

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The Great Fifty Days

The season between Easter and Pentecost is known as the Great Fifty Days for the simple reason that Pentecost follows Easter by that many days.  During the first forty days after his resurrection, as reported in the Acts of the … Continue reading

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What Does the Resurrection Mean?

2000 years ago, a man named Jesus lived in and around Jerusalem.  He attracted followers by his personality, teachings, and miraculous healings.  Some people thought that he might lead an armed rebellion against the occupying Roman Empire.  Instead, he was … Continue reading

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Holy Week is Coming…

The season of Lent has been a preparation for Holy Week and the events leading to Easter. Check out the calendar and join us for the following:  Palm Sunday, March 25.  Following his ministry of preaching and miracles, Jesus turned … Continue reading

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No Greater Love

In Lent we are meeting each Wednesday evening over a bowl of soup and bread to explore the theme “No Greater Love”. This title is borrowed from the Gospel of John: Greater love has no one than this, that someone … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Lent

During Lent, we are having soup suppers at St. Barnabas (Wednesday evenings at 6:30, all welcome) to get together and ponder a Lenten theme:  “No greater love.”  Participants are encouraged to bring personal reflections, readings, songs, or other materials that … Continue reading

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