St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

2201 SW Vermont St., Portland, OR 97219 – (503) 246-1949

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Christmas Services

Christmas Pageant: Sunday, Dec. 18th during the 10:00 a.m. service.

Longest Night Service: Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Carol Sing & Christmas Eve Service: Saturday, December 24th. Carol Sing at 6:30 p.m., followed by Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Day: St. Barnabas will hold one service on Christmas Day Mass at 10:00 a.m. in our nave – everyone is welcome. Attire is come as you are-PJ’s Welcome!

Lessons & Carols Service: Sunday, January 1st at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Longest Night Holy Eucharist

Longest Night Holy Eucharist
Monday, Dec. 21st
7:00 p.m.

(Doors open a half hour before for quiet prayer and reflection.)
In the Chapel at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
2201 SW Vermont Street, Portland OR 97219

Are you experiencing loss or pain this holiday season?  You are invited to this contemplative service with special intention for those who are grieving, experiencing a loss.  Participants are invited to place pictures and other mementos of loved ones on the table located near the altar before the service begins.

Have you always wanted to play in our Chime Choir?

Well, you’re in luck! We have a handful of positions available – no experience necessary. Practices are after church on Sunday Mornings during Advent and the group will play during Communion at the Christmas Eve Service. If you’re interested, please see Glenn. By the way, click here to see what a hand chime is.

Christian Education

Sunday School for Kindergarten through 5th grade begins at 10am in Room 1 (the meeting room downstairs). Our Advent curriculum will focus on Bible stories of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love. We will have an Advent candle wreath on our altar downstairs with candles to represent each theme. The students are conducting a Food Drive for the December 12 Community Dinner food bags. Children are to bring non-perishable food items on December 6 and will take them up to the altar at the offertory.

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Christmas Service Schedule

Christmas Pageant: Sunday, December 20th during the 10:00 a.m. service.

Longest Night Service: Monday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Carol Sing & Christmas Eve service: Thursday, December 24, Carol Sing at 6:30 PM, followed by Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. St. Barnabas will not host a Christmas Day service, however, St. Brendan & Brigid will hold their Christmas Day Mass at 10:00 a.m. in our nave – everyone is welcome.

Lessons & Carols Service: Sunday, December 27, at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Pastoral Care Commission Holiday Outreach

On Sunday December 13 we hope to have cookie tins brimming with yummy homemade treats so we can send them out with a poinsettia to those parish members who can no longer make it to St. Barnabas to worship with us. Each year we ask you to help with either baking some cookies (about 3 dozen) or signing up to deliver to one of our members. We have a sign up in Grafe Hall that definitely has some spaces open for you to help! Please take a look this Sunday and see where your heart leads you. I know this is greatly appreciated. To our homebound members, having a short visit from a parish member can be very rewarding. Thank you.

Thoughts on Christmas and Advent services?

Father Sean is requesting feedback on this year’s Christmas-related services including the December 21st pageant service, Christmas Eve, Lessons & Carols, whether we should resume a Longest Night service, and so forth. If you have ideas, suggestions, likes, dislikes, things missed or things you would never miss again…. Please let Sean know.

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