June 25, 2020

Rector's Message

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Local Resources for Food During Crisis

Resources from the Diocese



Holy Moments, Holy Movement

In my message last week, I reflected on the "holy moment" we find ourselves in as a church seeking to bring Christ's love to bear on the world's deepest needs. This week I want to add to that thought: every moment that we show up as individuals and as a church institution "as the light of Christ" to the pressing need for racial justice and inclusion, we join a deeper and larger movement of God's spirit for peace and reconciliation in the world. Just last night, at a Special Vestry Meeting, your lay and clergy leadership reflected on these words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere...we are caught 
in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. 
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

  Why We Can't Wait

In a spirit of mutuality, we reflected together on the importance of the moment we find ourselves in; and the need to add our moral authority to the movement that is calling for an end to police brutality against black Americans. Furthermore, we committed to educating and equipping ourselves as your leaders to more deeply understand how we can become the  church  that God is calling us to be, as bearers of God's image and light in this world. To that end, the Vestry is preparing to release a public statement reflecting their views on the need for racial justice within the next few days. As your  Rector , I am very proud and appreciative of our Wardens and Vestry as we work together to bring God's love to bear on all we do as a congregation during these extraordinary times.
Onward in Hope,


Call the office ( 914) 591-8194 to arrange for visit with the Rector.
For pastoral emergencies call Gareth directly at (617) 930-3728.
Office Hours Wednesday afternoons, 1-3.30PM, no appointment necessary.
The Rector's Sabbath (day off) is Monday. 

Please contact Kelli Scott at kellisherelle@gmail.com if you have upcoming events or announcements you would like included in this newsletter. All announcements are due no later than Tuesdays at 8AM.


Morning Prayer - 10:00 AM
Gareth leads us in a festive service of Morning Prayer via YouTube Channel.

  Sunday, June 28, 10:00AM
To join this service, please  Link to The St. Barnabas YouTube Channel .

Link to this week's service bulletin HERE


Join us for online Sunday School at 9:30AM. We are offering a condensed version of the  Godly Play program. We look forward to seeing our children via Zoom!
- Godly Play Teaching Team
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Immediately following Sunday service, please join us for our virtual coffee hour.
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Son of Encouragement Broadcast
The St. Barnabas Word of Encouragement is our new, pre-recorded broadcast with an inspiring and thoughtful message that posts on YouTube every Wednesday.


Join us every Wednesday at 4PM for meditation and prayer and reflection on current events. 
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Join this Sunday at 7PM! We will explore how ritual at home is shaping our time as a family. What are rituals we have right now in this quarantine time? What are we missing as rituals? How can we draw closer to the Spirit of a Living God this summer?

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I am grateful to Barbara Mahoney for updating the list of local agencies whose support to those in need among us is absolutely crucial. Right now, the food pantries are completely stretched and are in need of monetary donation as many more people seek help due to the devastating economic effects of COVID-19.
Click here for RESOURCES


Our Bishops are offering inspirational messages available 


Even though we are physically separated, we are working hard to keep us together as a faithful community. We hope you will continue to keep St. Barnabas strong and resilient financially, as we navigate a challenging new environment. Please make your pledges or contributions, even as we are isolated.
Make online payments 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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