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We are now worshiping indoors with some restrictions.
8:00 am and 10 am In-person Worship – Please join us for a traditional bread only Eucharist service. Physical distancing and the wearing of masks will be observed at all times.
10:00 am Online Eucharist – We will continue to livestream the 10am service on Facebook for those that are not ready yet to come back in person. As we continue celebrating a bread only Eucharist, we are changing from having pre-packaged wafers consecrated and consumed at your seat to pre-cut pita bread consecrated on the altar. The congregation, with mask on, will come forward to the steps before the altar rail to receive the consecrated bread from Pastor Karen and Deacon Susan.
They will be administering the bread with gloved hands. Those partaking should slip the bread under their mask to consume. The ushers will resume their role of moving the congregation row by row to come forward down the center aisle and using the side aisles to return to your seat. If you are unable to come forward, let the ushers know so the bread can be brought to you. If you have any questions or concerns you can call Deacon Susan.
We will continue to livestream the 10am service on Facebook for those that are not ready yet to come back in person. The cameras will be mounted on the wall soon so they will be less of an intrusion. Those coming to the altar for communion will not be on camera. If you prefer not to be in the livestream please sit in the balcony section. When you feel secure, join us for indoor in-person worship as we safely re-enter together.
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:
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 above. The bulletin is available starting at 1:00 pm 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.
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 Thomas Merton, a mid-twentieth century spiritual master. We’ll be using Come Into the Silence, an edited collection of his writings 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.
Bishop Lucinda Visits St. Barnabas on February 16, 2020
Easter at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church