July 16, 2020
InCommon E-News

In This Issue
  • Rector's Message
  • Sunday Service & Coffee Hour
  • Survey for Reopening
  • Upcoming Events
  • Resources
  • Giving
A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR
GOD'S LIGHT, CAMERA, ACTION!

At Tuesday night's Vestry meeting, the decision was made to contract with LocalLive, an online broadcaster that will livestream our Sunday worship direct to you via a dedicated link on our website. This exciting development will ensure a spiritual connection to our worshipping community, from wherever you are. This particular provider works with a growing number of churches incorporating "Digital Church" into their "Bricks and Mortar" in-person church experiences. The reality of church life, post-COVID-19, is still emerging and contains mystery as well as opportunity for our church. The opportunity is clear to your Vestry that expanding our reach and our visibility in this manner will allow us to bring the Word of God to our membership and also to prospective members in a new way. As for the mystery, well that comes with the territory of "being church" during a pandemic: there are so many unknowns that require our flexibility, forgiveness and humility. In that vein, I acknowledge that our worship offerings of late have been subject to glitches of one sort or another and, for that, I am sorry. In an effort to provide smooth Sunday worship this summer, we have shifted to pre-recording the services. In fact, the services for July are already "in the can" and are being edited week-by-week, as readers send in their pre-recorded readings from home. This way of producing the services will continue until after Labor Day, at which point we will resume live streaming the worship using LocalLive. I offer you this insight in the interests of "full disclosure," so that you will have a clear sense of where God's Spirit is leading us. 

Onward in Hope,
Gareth


  • To schedule a meeting with the rector, call the Parish Office, (914) 591-8194.
  • Office Hours are Wednesday, 1:00PM-3:30PM. No appointment necessary.
  • The rector's Sabbath (day off) is Monday.
  • For pastoral emergencies, call Gareth directly, (617) 930-3728.

OUR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE IS ONLINE
G areth leads us in a service of Morning Prayer.

Sunday, July 19, 10:00AM

Join the Online Service   HERE
Service Bulletin  HERE

If the service does not appear at the link above, please go to our  YouTube page, which is al so located on our website homepage. Just click on the box labeled, Join Us

Our worship services will continue online through the summer.

VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR
Join us for our virtual coffee hour, immediately following Sunday worship service.


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INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE POSTED WEEKLY
Saint Barnabas was known for his kindness and openness and has been called the "son of encouragement."  Each week our rector posts a brief message to lift spirits.
 

REOPENING SURVEY

Please remember to take this survey to help us determine our needs for reopening the church in the Fall. 

We need everyone's feedback! Thank you.



CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
If you have announcements for this weekly newsletter, please  email K elli Scott at kellisherelle@gmail.com.  Information is due by Tuesday mornings at 8:00AM. Thank you!

GREAT READS! JOIN OUR BOOK GROUP ON ZOOM
Change of Date
The next meeting of the Book Group will take place on Zoom to discuss 
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.

Wednesday, August 5th at 7:30PM

To learn more, contact Lea Carmichael Richardson at Paintmoth@gmail.com.

RESPONDING FROM THE HEART TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

This list of local agencies support those in need during this critical time. Food pantries are stretched and in need of monetary donations, as many seek help due to the devastating economic effects of COVID-19.
RESOURCES FOR THE MIND, HEART AND SOUL

The Bishops of the Diocese of New York offer regular inspirational messages 
here .

The National Church also has useful resources related to the pandemic and racial reconciliation on their website here .

A NOTE ABOUT GIVING TO ST. BARNABAS
Even though we remain physically separated, we strive to pull together as a faithful community. We hope you will keep St. Barnabas strong and resilient financially, as we navigate the ongoing challenges of this environment. Please continue to make your pledges or contributions, even as we worship remotely.
   
Online payments may be made by  clicking here, on our website under the "Give" section, or by mailing your check to St. Barnabas Church, 15 N Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533.
 


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