Welcome to the online home of St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church in Arroyo Grande, California.

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Service Schedule
All in-person 10 am services are also broadcast live on Facebook

We are worshiping indoors with some restrictions.

8:00 am and 10 am In-person Worship – Please join us for a traditional Eucharist service.  Though the State and County have changed their mask mandates, we are still wearing masks indoors at St. Barnabas.  It makes sense for us to delay any changes since we:

  • Don’t mandate vaccines to come to worship,
  • Don’t always maintain physical distancing, and
  • Sing

Please continue to wear your masks when you come to worship at Saint Barnabas’. We have masks available for you if you need one.

10:00 am Online Eucharist – We will continue to livestream the 10am service on Facebook Live. The balcony is not filmed if you would rather not be in the live-stream. When you feel ready, please join us for indoor in-person worship as we safely re-enter together.

To worship with us virtually, please go to our Facebook page:

facebook.com/StBarnabasAG/

All you need is a computer or device with an internet connection and speakers to watch the live-stream; you do not need to have a Facebook account.  A recording of the live-stream will be posted on the St. Barnabas YouTube Channel: (bit.ly/StBYouTube) following the service.

If you would like to participate more fully in the service, the order of service booklet is available for download on the St. Barnabas website by clicking the big blue “Weekly Bulletin” button above. The bulletin is available after 1:00 pm on Thursday.


Tuesday Morning Prayer at 9:30 am and Bible Study at 10:00 am – If you have a Book of Common Prayer at home that will be useful to have on hand. We will use the Zoom video conferencing service for this gathering.  Click this link to attend via your computer or device

Bible Study will resume Tuesday, Sept 27 (pending study guides delivery). Bible Study will start at 10 am. The group will explore Paul’s letter to the Romans. The guide has been updated to include material on Martin Luther and the Reformation since this is the 500th Anniversary. The group will continue on Zoom, however if you prefer meeting in-person contact Fr. Rob or Mary Ann Hjalmarson so a hybrid meeting can be arranged. Call Mary Ann if you have any questions.

bit.ly/stbarnabasmorningprayer

To dial in call 1-669-900-6833.  When prompted put in the meeting id of 878 6513 4138# and when prompted for a password put in 365072#, and then hit # a second time.


Our Centering Prayer Ministry is a small ecumenical group meeting weekly to study Christian mysticism and practice contemplative methods of prayer, primarily using the Centering Prayer method as taught by Fr. Thomas Keating OCSO and The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal priest. 

After first gathering for a few minutes we practice our 20 minutes of silent Centering Prayer.

Following the practice we will be reading and discussing a passage from Evelyn Underhill, a modern spiritual writer. We’ll be using Grace Through Simplicity, an edited collection of her prayers and reflections.  Here is a taste of what she has to say to us:

“Try to arrange things so that you can have a reasonable bit of quiet every day and do not . . . think it selfish . . . . You are obeying God’s call and giving Him [sic] the opportunity to teach you what He wants you to know, and so make you more useful to Him and to other souls. “   “Remember God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not.”  

We meet EVERY Friday from 4 to 5pm using ZOOM:

bit.ly/stbarnabascenteringprayer

To dial in call 1-669-900-6833.  When prompted put in the meeting id of 867 7756 1670# and when prompted for a password put in 034979#, and then hit # a second time.


SLO Deanery offering of “A Storied Pilgrimage on Race” – Our Diocese has put together a twelve session series which explores the personal stories of those across the diocese on issues of race.  It is a holy offering of of video interviews, education, action items, and room for reflection.  Many of the leaders and clergy in the Diocese have been through the series, and we are excited to offer the series to all those in the SLO Deanery.  Each session will be one hour on Zoom and will be led by the clergy of the Deanery.  The sessions will be every other Thursday evening at 7:00pm starting September 8th and running through February.  Zoom login information and session pre-work information is below.  Each session is stand alone, so you are welcomed to attend even if you have not attended prior session.  No reservation is needed, just join the Zoom meeting shortly before 7:00pm. This series meets the Anti-Racism training requirements of the Diocese.

We will use the Zoom video conferencing service for this gathering.  Click this link to attend via your computer or device

bit.ly/sbstoriedpilgrimage

To dial in call 1-669-900-6833.  When prompted put in the meeting id of 811 5036 9907# and when prompted for a password put in 136424#, and then hit # a second time.