We will offer two services of an imposition of ashes, tomorrow February 10, 2016 at 10:00am and 7:00pm. Both services will be followed with the liturgy of the word and sacrament of the Eucharist. Our 7:00 pm service will be accompanied with music.
This is a significant way to begin the Lenten season in earnest.
Blessings for a Holy Lent,
On Sunday January 31st 2016 we have a single service at 10:30 a.m. In February the service times return to 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
12’s in prayer.
Weep not little twelvie, knash not your teeth. Blessed are the poor in spirit for they shall see yet another season.
Favorite Martin Luther King Jr. “preach able” quote:
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
The Three Kings show up after the 12 days of Christmas! They bring gifts to acknowledge the birth of an earthly and heavenly King of Kings. We celebrate this event in worship on Sunday, the first Sunday after Epiphany. Traditionally, this is also the season that your priest will bless your home and workplace. Who couldn’t use a blessing in these times!
Christmas Eve Altar 2015
St. Barnabas will celebrate a service of Lessons & Carols on Saturday January 2nd at 4:00 p.m. We acknowledge the 12 days after the birth of our Lord in these 12 days of Christmas. Lessons & Carols is a festival of Scripture readings and Christmas carols extolling the great joy of our salvation history with the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Refreshments to follow this brief but beautiful service of Word and music.
Join the Holy Family in worship on Christmas Eve candle light services of carols and communion at 5:00pm and 10:30pm December 24, 2015. Refreshments and fellowship after both services.
On Christmas Day – December 25, 2015 at 10:00 am there is single service of carols, communion and celebration of the Lord’s birth.
Merry Christmas & Christmas tide blessings!
It is not too late to join the Holy Family in a journey to Bethlehem. Services in Advent are on Sundays at 8:00am and 10:30am. Advent is a sacred time of preparation as a worshiping community for the arrival of the Christ child. It is penitential in the sense of communal anticipation and longing for the awaited Messiah. The space is adorned in royal purple although simple and sparse. In a traditional parish the entire scene is transformed on Christmas Eve. We will then see a worship space bathed in shimmering gold and translucent white. First though, we join an expectant Mary and an obedient Joseph on that long journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
God’s people long for the Prince of Peace, now and in the age to come. Blessings and travel mercies as you make your way to Bethlehem –
Fr. Harley+ (Monday Dec. 7th 2015 Feast of St. Nicholas)
Thursday November 26th at 9:00am we will celebrate a Thanksgiving Day Mass. Join us for a service of the Word and Eucharist before Thanksgiving Day activities.
May All be Blessed – Fr. Harley+
Before we can raise the roof, we will need to raise the tree! Like so many yesterday, St. Barnabas experienced some of the furry of yesterday’s windstorm. A large tree fell across the roof from West to East, just touching the gutters on the East side of the building. No one was hurt, but one of the daycare workers got a real fright at 5:00pm on the afternoon of Nov. 17, 2015. Praise God no one was injured and that the tree didn’t fall across the Fellowship Hall where standard construction may not have withstood the blow! God has truly been gracious to St. Barnabas!
Still working on Raising the roof: gofundme.com/xw67smbe !