Join us at Noon – this Sunday Oct. 4th for our Annual Blessing of the Animals. Each year on the Feast of St. Francis of Assissi, we celebrate our animal companions. In this celebration we recognize their gifts to our lives and the generous love of a gracious creator. Bring your animals to be blessed and individually prayed over. Every pet will receive a gift from St. Barnabas.
Fr. Harley will also be at Zoom Room in Seattle to bless the dogs between 4:00pm and 5:00pm Sunday afternoon. Follow the link to find out more about Zoom Room: http://www.zoomroomonline.com/location/seattle/
We recognize our bond of full communion with the Anglican Church of Nigeria and the many Nigerians who call Western Washington home this Sunday. On Sunday August 30th at 10:30am we will celebrate our annual Nigerian Sunday. Join in a celebration of traditional music, worship, and fellowship in Nigerian style.
We welcome our guest preacher: Reverend Dr. Israel Ola to share the Word. There will be prayers for Nigerian’s who live around the world, and especially those who live in the Pacific Northwest and have family still in Nigeria.
After the service we extend a special welcome to all those who can join us in an offering of traditional Nigerian cuisine.
Please note that we will not have at 8:00am service this Sunday, but the 8:00am service will resume meeting on September 4th, 2015.
May God bless all those we travel near and far to be with us on this joyous day.
Join us this Sunday as we bless our nation in worship and give praise to a Sovereign God who has given us much in a bountiful land. While we are given the choice to worship we can be complacent in remembering that we are also free to worship. Our services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am will acknowledge this solemn and Holy honor. Leave time in the busy activities of this great weekend to give thanks to a mighty God for giving us a glorious land.
May God continue to Bless America!
Our June 2015 Mission of the Month is directed to The Very Revd. Lewis Lew in recognition for his work on behalf of the Missionary Deanery of Nepal. All funds collected are to be sent to Dean Lew for his discretionary use in ministering to the churches and people within the Deanery.
We consider this offering to be a sacrifice in recognition for all that we have received from a generous and loving savior.
This gift is above and beyond our tithes, pledges, and regular giving to be a Thank offering to the Lord!
We will have a special service this Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:00 am. We are hosting the Dean of the Missionary deanery of Singapore! The Very Revd. Lewis Lew will be our guest preacher and speaker during our combined 9:00am service of the Word and the Eucharist.
The Anglican Church in Nepal was formed in 1999, when the Synod of the Diocese of Singapore voted to accept a group of interested independent churches in Nepal to be part of the Diocese. Reverend Norman Beale was appointed as the first Dean of Nepal from July 1999 to November 2009 to establish the Anglican Church, as well as to train pastors in evangelism and discipleship. Mr. Chew Boon Ann then continued the work under the leadership of Bishop Kuan Kim Seng and the Council of the Deanery of Nepal until December 2013. Reverend Lewis Lew took over as the Dean of Nepal from May 2014. (from the Diocese of Singapore website)
To learn more about this remarkable ministry go to: Diocese of Singapore Missionary Deanery of Nepal
What a joy to host Dean Lew this Sunday. We look forward to hearing his amazing testimony as he works to share the gospel with the people of Nepal.
May 2015 Mission of the Month
The Nepal Earthquake-
In order to participate in relieving loss for victims of the Nepal earthquake, we will devote our free will thank offerings in May to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. This is our Anglican Church in North America mission partner. For international aid and mission this is often the best way for us to participate with a mission already established in the region or country we wish to support. This month the ARDF is counting on a special mission partnership as well to respond to the great need in the face of devastating losses in Nepal. To donate directly to ARDF, follow the link:
Anglican Relief & Development Fund (ARDF) is partnering with Anglicans in Nepal to provide urgent relief to communities affected by a recent devastating earthquake. More than 7,000 lives have been confirmed dead. The quake leveled hundreds of buildings, reducing entire city blocks to rubble. Traumatized survivors are in desperate need of shelter, food, water, and sanitation as devastating aftershocks continue to shake the region. ARDF is working with ACROSS (http://www.across.org.sg/index.php), a crisis relief ministry under the Diocesan Mission Board of The Diocese of Singapore working directly in Nepal.
Please also pray for: ·
The medical and crisis relief workers
Coordination of water, food and temporary shelters
The Nepalese as they brave this catastrophe and the coming monsoon season·
The Anglican Church in Nepal, that it will shine for Christ in this difficult time.
ACROSS will be sending medical relief teams in the weeks to come. If you are interested, please sign up as a Volunteer and we will get in touch with you.
St. Barnabas Anglican will be collecting funds as well to send to ARDF in June at the conclusion of our May mission drive. Checks sent to St. Barnabas should indicate “ARDF MOM earthquake relief” in the note/memo field.
Jesus’ ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775
Join us for an Ascension Day Mass at St. Barnabas at 7:00 pm Thursday evening, May 14, 2015.
Collect for the Day, 1928 Book of Common Prayer:
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
It’s Rogation Sunday, a time when we process the grounds thanking God for his many gracious gifts and blessings. Join us in this ancient tradition as we make our way in song, praise, and prayer showing our gratitude to a generous creator. We will process directly after the 10:30 am service. Refreshments to follow our strenuous ambulations.
Help us recapture this glorious tradition!
Two services now offered on Sunday’s. The first is at 8:00 am, a “said” service without music accompaniment. The second service begins at 10:30am with organ and piano accompaniment. Pre-service hymns are played from approximately 10:15 until 10:30. These hymns serve as a “call” to worship.
The first Sunday of the month begins with the Decalogue and continues to the Eucharist service. The remaining Sundays of the month begin with a Matins service at our 10:30am worship, directly leading into the Mass. These new service times begin on Sunday April 19th 2015.
We look forward to seeing you in Easter tide…