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BCP 2019

Our Eucharist (communion) liturgy begins with a Collect (short prayer) for Purity.  Here it is in the traditional 1928 version:  Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the … Continue reading

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Watch & Pray

We made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them.1 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.3 Casting all your care upon him; for he … Continue reading

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New Book of Common Prayer

One of the glories of the Anglican tradition has been the use of a Book of Common Prayer.  Christians in the United States, England, Australia, India, and elsewhere could know that they were following (generally) the same liturgy and saying the … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Hymns

A popular English Hymn begins like this: O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home. Under the shadow of thy throne thy saints have dwelt … Continue reading

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What Does God Think About Sin?

What does God think about Sin? The answers may surprise you. God is utterly opposed to every sin, even small ones.  Not because God is a picky killjoy, but because God knows that sins separate us from him and from … Continue reading

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Better than Junk Trunk Parking Lot Sale

The better than Junk Trunk Sale! Members of St. Barnabas will be loading up their trunks, with stuff to offer many sale bargains. They will drive to the church and display all of their wares for sale! After 3:00 pm … Continue reading

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God Bless Your Week!

If you find cause for joy, give thanks to God, who wants you to have joy with him forever. If you find disappointment or suffering, remember that God loved you so much that he sent his son, Jesus, to suffer … Continue reading

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Remembering St. Alban

Tomorrow, June 22 is the feast day for St. Alban, who is remembered as the first British martyr.  It is difficult here to separate fact from legend.  He is supposed to have died around the year 304, but the best … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

June 16, the Sunday after Pentecost, is festival dedicated to one of the deepest divine mysteries:  the Holy Trinity.  God has revealed himself in three persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We don’t understand this fully, but we do … Continue reading

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Pentecost!

Sunday, June 9, is the festival of Pentecost, which is 50 days after Easter.  The name just means “fifty” in Greek.  The English name, Whitsunday (or Whitsun) is also not very helpful, as it means “White Sunday” and reflects the … Continue reading

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