Join us in Lent

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.

Praying hands for Lent Praise and prayer

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An Invitation to a Holy Lent – Imposition of Ashes at 10:00 am & 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday

Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great
devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and
it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided
a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy
Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of
notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful
were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to
the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation
was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set
forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all
Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the
observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance;
by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and
meditating on God’s holy Word. And, to make a right beginning
of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now
kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.

 (http://www.bcponline.org/SpecialDays/ashwed.html)

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Ash Wednesday – 2 Services 10:00 am & 7:00 pm

Mark the beginning of Lent by attending an Wednesday service. On Wednesday February 18 we will observe the start of Lent with a penitential office, the imposition of ashes, and a Eucharist. Two services during the day will give you an opportunity to observe this day of solemn introspection. At 10:00 am our service will be spoken without music. At 7:00pm the same solemn liturgies will also include musical accompaniment on organ and piano.

Blessings all with a Holy Lent – Fr. Harley+Lenten Altar array at St Barnabas

 

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Conversion of St. Paul – January 25th

On the feast day of the Conversion of St. Paul The Apostle, St. Barnabas will celebrate a single combined service at 10:30 am. January 25, 2015.

Collect: O God, who through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: grant, we beseech thee; that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.

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Just like church…

ct-packers-seahawks-nfc-championship-game-spt--001Just as in the worship service – it isn’t over until it’s over, so is a sporting event. Don’t head for the parking lot until the final blessings and last hymn:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/ct-packers-seahawks-nfc-championship-game-spt-0119-20150118-story.html

Thanks to all the 12’s who backed their team to the final “sudden victory” play!

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Liturgy for The 12’s

Im In seahawks 2014The Sunday, 12’s are invited to attend St. Barnabas Anglican church 8:00am service. The early service is ideal for the 12’s fan. This brief service allows for early worship with time to view the game after the service. Pray before the game and still have time to support the Hawks.

Congratulations SeaHawks – Go Hawks!

 

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Seahawks’ divisional-playoff vs Carolina Panthers

The NFC West champion and No. 1-seeded Seahawks host the NFC South champion and No. 4-seeded Carolina Panthers (8-8-1) for a divisional-round playoff game on Jan. 10 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. (to learn more: http://www.seahawks.com/news/articles/article-1/Where-to-watch-listen–follow-the-Seahawks-divisional-playoff-vs-Carolina-Panthers/a0927140-5ae9-467b-887d-1b22f1297e74 )

seahawks thursday before saturday 49 ers play game Sat Jan 18 2014

Go Hawks, with prayers and blessings!

 

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Lessons & Carols – Dec. 31st at 4:00 p.m. – 2014

Lessons and CarolsOn New Years Eve, Wednesday December 31st, we will conduct a service of Lessons and Carols. The service begins at 4:00pm. This beautiful service of Scripture and music is based on the tradition of Kings College Chapel in Cambridge, first introduced in 1918. Light refreshments of appetizers and desserts will be enjoyed after the service. Join us, as we pray out the old year and bring in the new with Scripture and music.

Blessings in 2015,

Fr. Harley+

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Christmas Services 2014

Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 2014

5:00 pm – A candlelit family service with music and a children’s message.

10:30 pm – A midnight candlelit Mass.

Both services enjoy organ and piano music, singing Christmas Carols, and fellowship after the services.

Christmas Day Dec. 25, 2014

10:00 am A single service with the liturgy of the Word and Sacrament, a Christmas message, and music sung to organ and piano accompaniment.

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Embrace Tradition

daily reflections for Advent & ChristmasDuring the days of Advent, join us as we focus on the quiet voice, that urges us to “be still and know”.

True Anglican Tradition dictates that we focus on the season leading up to Christmas. During Advent our devotions, readings and liturgy have us looking forward, with anticipation, at the only gift Mankind has ever received that promises, peace, justice, forgiveness and eternal life.

This tradition, focused on scripture and liturgy from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, provides welcome respite from the chaos of the commercialism that began at pagen Halloween. As we focus on traditional worship, we are drawn into the poetic literary style of worship with the beautiful, cherished hymnody that remains timeless.

You are invited to join us. Put aside the stress of modern day commercialism, the dread of overspending, worry of disappointing, or being disappointed, We are not a church that will be wrapped in tinsel, piping music from a rock band, with large overhead screens.

We are a community, where the quiet journey of Advent will be fulfilled in Christmas joy. Our destination is always the ancient liturgies of centuries old continuous worship, unbroken by trends and styles.

Between the services, we have been discussing “Daily Reflections for Advent & Christmas”. This week at 9:15 on Sunday morning we will discuss the readings from December 14 to December 20.

Advent Blessings,

Fr. Harley+

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