Good Friday – April 10, 2020
We will observe Maundy Thursday as a drive through Eucharist from 6:00pm until 8:00 pm.
At 8:00pm we will strip the altar and begin the virtual vigil at 8:30 p.m. We invite you to join the virtual vigil from some time between 8:30pm, until Noon on Good Friday. Pray for just an hour during that time frame.
Tomorrow, Good Friday we conclude the vigil as the altar of repose is taken back up to altar. Join us for a drive through stations of the cross at Noon and again at 7:00 pm.
Blessings during Holy week.
We celebrated Palm Sunday, today!
Join us on the rest of the journey.
It ends in Paradise!
Open Air Schedule – 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Open Air 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Light a Candle
Altar of Repose at 8:30
Virtual Vigil until Noon on Friday
(Please commit to 1 hour of prayer at home)
Restoration of the Altar @ noon
Stations of the cross Noon & 7:00 pm
7:00 pm Eucharist
10:00 am – Noon Eucharist
Please note: Due to restrictions imposed for containment of the coronavirus, all services are planned to be conducted “open air” or out- doors. It is imperative that we practice social distancing to remain compliant with current requirements. Please help us comply with restrictions by staying in your car or by following other compliant procedures. Let’s stay spiritually connected. Service times are assigned a range to prevent congregating. If you are healthy and symptom free, please drive by at your convenience.
Keep Spiritually Connected
In this time of virus and the chaos associated with it, we are overwhelmed with news, politics, isolation, inconvenience, misinformation, gloom and doom.
It is amazing, that drive up coffee and fast food is considered essential, while churches have been closed. Does that render Jesus and our faith in the trinity, non-essential? Often the news and recommendations are contradictory. Sometimes the contradictions occur with the next breath or sentence.
Secularism has taken a stronghold over the spiritual world. There is burgeoning social and secular religiosity around the topics of distancing and stay at home mandates. While science is important in directing the management of this crisis, we as Christians must not lose sight of who is really in control. God is in the science!
Be encouraged that Christ is the true healer. While this virus receives front page news that it is ravaging life, as we knew it, God is healing the earth without notoriety or fanfare.
It is important that we seek His miracles. For instance, there has been measurable reduction in carbon emissions with confinement. What will we learn from this? Neighbors are reaching out and helping others! Individuals are digging deep to create, donate, and feed, as we’ve been scripturally directed to do. While some may turn to reporting their neighbors for too many trips out of the neighborhood, many are striving to stay present with friends, family, parishioners and community members.
St. Barnabas is keeping the Blessing Box filled with food. When the blessing box was started almost a year ago, who would have thought Shoreline would need it? It surprised us that it needed to be filled once or twice a week in the beginning. Now? It is needing replenishment daily. It is not uncommon to find the contents empty, even a day after the box is filled to the brim.
St. Barnabas has been providing open air services, including communion, on a drive by or drive through basis. Every precaution is taken to prevent contamination. There is no congregating, and the recommended social distancing is maintained. God is present and has revealed the importance of maintaining community. People are suffering from loneliness and people need the Lord!
Beloved, as Christians we need to be very cognizant and vocal about the miracles God is doing. We need to remain vocal and visible in the relevance of His gospel. The Trinity, His church (the people) and St. Barnabas are essential!
Holy week is upon us. While services will not be in the traditional form, we will be making a strong, open air display for all the community to see and participate in. While maintaining social distancing requirements, we invite you to drive by and witness our outreach. The Holy Week Schedule, follows.
Be blessed, be vocal, be essential in keeping His church alive! Be evangelists! And above all, to God be the glory!
Open Air Worship!
Practicing Social Distancing While Remaining Spiritually Connected!
March 26, 2020 – Thursday Evening
Distributing to the necessity of saints.1
David said, Is there yet any that is left … of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?2
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.3 Whosoever shall give to drink one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.4
To do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sactifices God is well pleased.5 God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.6
1Rom 12:13; 22Sa 9:1; 3Mat 25:34-36,40; 4Mat 10:42; 5Heb 13:16; 6Heb 6:10; (From Bagster’s Daily Light – K.J.V.)
March 25, 2020 – Wednesday Evening
Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.1
All power is give unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: … and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.2
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea.3
Though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not gospel! I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.4
Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.5 My word … shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please.6 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.7
1Luk 5:5; 2Mat 28:18-20; 3Mat 13:47; 41Co 9:16,22; 5Gal 6:9; 6Isa 55:11; 71Co 3:7; (From Bagster’s Daily Light (KJV)