History of St. Barnabas Church
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church has served Portland Oregon, and Multnomah Village since 1950, where they held services in a temporary building across from the current Multnomah Village post office. The first of many other buildings was consecrated in 1952.
St. Barnabas continues to provide guidance and fellowship in the Episcopal Faith with the current rector, L.D. Wood-Hull.
For a more detailed history, read:
As followers of Jesus Christ, the people of St. Barnabas are called to learn, serve, welcome and celebrate.
Inside our Church
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What do Episcopalians believe?
There are three basic sources of Episcopal Church beliefs:
1. Scripture (the primary source)
The Old and New Testaments contain the essence of Christian doctrine. They reveal God to humankind, and tell of our response to God in history. The Bible helps us to know God's will, revealed supremely through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The Scriptures are the word of God, proclaiming that Jesus; both God and human being is Christ, the Messiah.
2. Reason (gifts of the Holy Spirit)
The Episcopal Church does not control interpretation and practice. Instead, members are encouraged to use reason to explore and comprehend God's works; to make responsible moral decisions under the guidance of Scripture, the ordained ministry and in response to sincere prayer.
3. Tradition (wisdom of generations past).
Tradition helps us to interpret Scripture; lets us share experiences of early Christians and believers of every era; preserves hymns, prayers, etc., that keep our faith alive; strengthens our faith. Through its continuity and consistency, tradition helps preserve essential truths through liturgy.