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Look for our revised calendar of events for Lent through Easter on the “calendar” tab of this page. Our Women’s (Tea@Ten) and Men’s (Men@Ten) fellowship groups resume on Easter week.
Add something new for 5 weeks in Lent. On Tuesday March 11th at 6:00 pm we begin our Lenten soup supper series. Enjoy a meal, fellowship, and brief study. This year we look to our Lutheran brothers and sisters and follow the curriculum from “The Crucified King” presented by Concordia Publishing House.
We will close our evening with a simple order of compline. In the monastic communities, these were the prayers said just before retiring to the “great silence”.
We will meet each Tuesday evening at 6:00pm from March 11th through April 8th.
May all be blessed with a sacred & Holy Lent.
We will gather for a service of imposition of ashes and communion on Wednesday March 5th at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm. With this penitential service we begin the season of Lent.
Lent is a pilgrimage with Jesus Christ as we remember His journey to the cross. During the next 5 weeks in Lent we will also meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm for simple soup supper meals. There will be a time to break bread at the common table, discuss a brief devotion topic, and close with a simple service of compline.
All are welcome to attend. You need only bring an inquirers heart and pilgrim’s soul.
May all be blessed with a Holy Lent – Fr. Harley+
Join us for our traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. This was in some locales, the last party of the Mardi Gras season which began with Epiphany (Jan. 6th) This was also a season known as “shrove tide” where the faithful would prepare for the lenten disciplines with contrition and confessions. Symbolically we empty the larders of the rich food we may avoid in the 6 weeks of Lent.
Whether you are ready for a party or want to enjoy fellowship in the community all are welcome. Enjoy a meal of pancakes, sausage, and the fellowship of St. Barnabas.
Blessing all with a Holy Lent – Fr. Harley+
This Sunday marks the beginning of the pre-Lenten season. For some places it is the beginning of the carnival season culminating in the Mardi Gras festival. For others the days are still marked by measuring Sundays since Epiphany.
Continuing Anglicans see this time as both a preparation Easter, but also preparations for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Shrove tide is a phrase to describe the period leading up to Shrove Tuesday, a day we mark with a pancake supper and some of the rich and good things we enjoy. The following day, Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season with the imposition of Ashes.
At Saint Barnabas the altar will be dressed in purple to remind us of our King, but also to be in readiness for Lent. The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is always a party, but we can expect a visit from the “Shroves”. We never know how these little creatures will make themselves known, but there is no missing the impact. Underlying all of these events is the knowledge that Lent is a time of spiritual preparation.
May you all be blessed with a Holy Lent!
Praying for a game without injury or controversy.
Blessings to the Hawks – including players, coaches, and the traveling 12th man!
Fr. Harley +
St. Barnabas Anglican Church
Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols will be observed on Saturday December 28 at 4:00pm. Join us with singing and the reading of salvation history through Scripture, prayer, and Christmas carols. Originally commissioned to “keep men out of the pubs on Christmas Eve.” (Alex Webb (24 December 2001), Choir that sings to the world, BBC News.) Celebrate the birth of the Christ child and look forward to the promise of a New Year. Refreshments to follow the service.