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Download the 2020 Advent Devotions Booklet.
Advent is our time of preparation for the annual coming of Jesus into the world as a baby boy. These daily offerings have been written from the heart of those here at St. Barnabas. As you read each day you may want to light your Advent wreath or a candle. After you read the scripture passage and devotional reading, you will want to pause and reflect on what you have just read. Is there meaning here for your personal journey through life?
Join us for weekly Sunday morning outdoor in-person worship at 8:00am or 11:30am.
Our safety and hygiene protocols for in-person worship in our courtyard include the following
Wear a mask the entire time unless you are speaking in that particular part of the liturgy. Keep at least six feet of physical distance from all others.
***Bring your own chair to sit in.***
No touching of others (handshaking, hugging, etc.) Don’t come if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
When you arrive we will take your name, use a touch-less thermometer to take your temperature, and give you a one-time use bulletin.
We have disposable masks, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting spray for anyone who needs them. Two single toilet bathrooms with hand washing are also available for your use.
Sunday morning worship at 10:00am – We will live-stream our Sunday 10:00am worship services on the St. Barnabas’ Facebook page
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 (http://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 on our website. Sunday morning worship bulletin is available starting at 12:00noon on Thursday.
Tuesday Morning Prayer at 9:30 am and Biblical Roundtable 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
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.
Wednesday Evening Prayer with St. James at 6:00 pm – 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
To dial in call 1-669-900-6833. When prompted put in the meeting id of 976 1898 6631# and when prompted for a password put in 820301#, and then hit # a second time.
Friday afternoon Centering Prayer at 4:00 pm – Each Friday afternoon at 4pm we will hold a Centering Prayer Service. 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 Henri Nouwen, a modern spiritual writer. We’ll be using Draw Ever Closer, an edited collection of his prayers and reflections.
We will use the Zoom video conferencing service for this gathering. Click this link to attend via your computer or device
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.
Holy Week and Easter Worship
The St. Barnabas community had the opportunity to gather virtually during Holy Week for worship and prayer.
Bishop Lucinda led a diocesan-wide celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. The YouTube video is posted below and the Easter Service Bulletin is available here.
HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!
Sermon in English
Sermon in Spanish
Bishop Lucinda Visits St. Barnabas on February 16, 2020
Easter at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church
Bishop Mary Visits St. Barnabas on February 24, 2019