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…
Tomorrow, Sunday April 12th, we will have a single service at 9:00 am. We are honored to host a guest preacher and teacher, The Rev’d. Canon Daryl Fenton. He is the current Executive Director of Churches Ministry Among Jewish People. Follow the link to learn more: CMJ-USA.org
On Sunday April 19th, we sill return to our usual worship schedule: Quiet service with Eucharist at 8:00am and Matins service with Eucharist and music at 10:30 am.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see this special guest.
Holy Week Schedule April 2015
March 29th to April 5th
Palm Sunday (3/29) 8:00 am & 10:30 am– Liturgy of the Palms
Maundy Thursday (4/2) 7:00 pm Holy Communion
Vigil at the Altar of repose 9:00 pm Thursday to Noon Good Friday
Stations of the Cross (4/3) Noon & 7:00pm Good Friday April 3rd
Easter Eve (4/4) 7:00 pm Celebration of New light & Eucharist (Saturday)
Easter Sunday (4/5) 9:00 am Sunday April 5th
Join us in Lent for Soup, Praise, and Prayer. Wednesdays in Lent, starting February 25th at 6:00pm until March 25th at 6:00 pm.