7:45am, 10:15am, 10:21am, 6pm
WHO WE ARE
Meet our Senior Pastor/Rector: Jim Clark. Follower of Jesus. Husband and father of four. Grateful Episcopalian. Energized by resting in the boundless Presence within.
Meet our Vicar/Senior Associate: Erika von Haaren. Priested and at Saint Barnabas since 2006. Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Jesus follower, gratitude practitioner, wife, mother to three little ones who keep me joyful and honest.
Meet our Priest Associate: Elizabeth Roles. A priest since 2006, I value the joy and challenge of life in the Body of Christ. Happiness is reading Anthony Trollope novels, singing Southern harmony hymns, and exploring the outdoors with my son.
Meet the rest of our clergy, staff, and lay leadership here.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
You’ll often hear us say that “all are welcome.” Why? Because we believe Jesus is in everyone and everything—not just in one story or one experience. This is the Boundless Presence you’ll hear much about at Saint Barnabas. You’ll also hear how we believe Jesus is for us and never against us, and that this love for us and for the whole world is our guide in all facets of life here at Saint Barnabas. So you’re invited to be part of that presence and that love and we hope you’ll invite others too!
The Episcopal Church has many influences, but at our core, we are a people of three things:
WHEN WE MEET
Worship with us every Sunday in Scottsdale.
Traditional language with traditional music.
Contemporary language with traditional music.
Contemporary language with contemplative music (September – May).
Contemporary language with spoken word.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Come as you are! Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Some people dress up, some wear jeans; kids wear whatever they want, including princess dresses & Spiderman costumes!
We welcome everyone! At Saint Barnabas, whether you have been a Christian for a long time or you are exploring faith for the first time, there’s room for you.
Worship in the Episcopal Church looks a lot like a Roman Catholic service in terms of a set ritual of prayers, readings, music, and preaching. What sets us apart from everyplace else is our joyfulness and our prayerfulness. We are steeped in an abiding joyfulness that comes from knowing that we are God’s beloveds who are children of grace and forgiveness. Thanks be to God! And we immerse ourselves in prayer through song, centering prayer, bible study, and service to others. All of that means we’ll try and make it easy for you to be here with a bulletin that guides you through worship, and smiling faces if you want to ask someone a question. You don’t need to get it all “right” to be here—we joyfully welcome you just as you are!