St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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And, The Golden Halo Goes to…

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Glenn wins bracket contest, Anita predicted Bonhoeffer as the winner, they will draw lots for the sweatshirt*

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Holy Week Begins with Palm Sunday

Holy Week Begins with Palm Sunday, March 20 and Concludes with the Easter Vigil (with Holy Baptism) at 7:30 PM on Saturday, March 26. In our busy lives it is hard to go to church five times in eight days (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Morning), but it is a very rewarding experience to walk with Jesus from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through his trial, crucifixion and resurrection. It takes much commitment to make it to every service, but I hope you will try. I Promise, you will be spiritually rewarded for your effort.

The Madness Continues!

The Round of 32, the first round of Lent Madness, finished with Barnabas’ victory on Wednesday. The Saintly Sixteen is underway, and Barnabas will face Bonhoeffer on Monday, March 14. Don’t forget to vote at www.lentmadness.org.

Mmmm! Pancakes and sausage!

Shrove Tuesday is next week (Feb 9), 5:30-7:00 PM. Bring the whole family and join the fun as we have one last party before Ash Wednesday. The Vestry (and, most likely, some of our most skilled pancake cooks) will prepare the finest in Shrove Tuesday fare: pancakes, sausage, chocolate milk, ice cream. It’s too good to miss and it’s free. Oh, and the pancake flipping contest is not to be missed. Please join us for this traditional party before the holy 40 days of Lent.

Lent is upon us

As the Book of Common Prayer states, we are all invited “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” (BCP, p. 265).

Tradition holds that Christians take on some form of Lenten discipline during the holy 40 days (Sundays do not count). Some people give up chocolate, soda, meat, or some other “vice”. These are all great; however, giving up exercising is not. Yet, giving something up is not as important as taking something on – like prayer, or a Bible study, or trying to make it to church every Sunday in Lent, and to Ash Wednesday and all the Holy Week Services. Use this 40 days to grow your faith and to grow closer to Christ.

MMMMmm! Pancakes and Sausage!

Lent comes early this year, which means that Shrove Tuesday will be here in a flash. In fact, we have less than a month to before we bury the alleluias and make Lenten commitments. So, there is no better time than now to mark your calendars for our Fat Tuesday party. One last celebration before our most penitent season. On Tuesday, February 9, from 5:30- 7:00 PM, the Vestry (and, most likely, some of our most skilled pancake cooks) will prepare the finest in Shrove Tuesday fare: pancakes, sausage, chocolate milk, ice cream. It’s too good to miss and the price is right – free. Please join us for this traditional party before the holy 40 days of Lent.

Congratulations to 2015 Golden Halo Winner — Francis of Assisi

The Lent Madness Supreme Executive Committee congratulates Francis of Assisi on his victory in Lent Madness 2015. With over 8,200 votes cast, Francis and Brigid of Kildare staged an epic neck-and-neck race throughout the day, fueling saintly passions across the globe. The SEC has certified the election (after having to zap some votes from several over-voters). In the end, rest assured that the result was close but clean. To honor this achievement we have taken the liberty of rewriting his famous Canticle of the Sun. We suggest this be used in every Easter Day liturgy — either in the context of the sermon or as a communion anthem.
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