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February 26, 2021
 Worship | Public Health | Black History | Adult | REPAIR | Youth | Giving Connect
Our Story, God's Story
By now, you should all have received the Lenten devotions for 2021 entitled, A Story to Tell. I chose it because it focuses intelligently on texts from the Gospel of Mark that show Jesus' journey from his baptism to the cross. This is also the gospel that we are focused on in our Sunday worship (Year B, according to the three-year cycle of readings in the Revised Common Lectionary). Plus, it's pocket-sized and reminded me of the days when we routinely carried handy, pocket-sized manuals and planners of one kind or another.
On a deeper level, I felt it was important this year to offer a tangible sign of our shared spiritual journey as we continue to practice our faith apart from one another. To know we are all on the same page in our readings and prayers is very much a part of the corporate sense of belonging to the Body of Christ; and is very much in tune with our tradition of using a common book of prayer. 
So, all that said, I hope you are finding that the readings and reflections resonate with your own story as we immerse ourselves in God's story of forgiveness, comfort and love. 
Onward in Lent,

Worship Online
Sunday, 10:00AM

Please join us for a virtual service at 

Virtual Coffee Hour
Immediately following the service

Meeting ID: 336 690 2686  /  Password: 10533

In-person services continue to be suspended.

Lent:  Holy Eucharist at 10AM on Sundays
Palm Sunday:  Holy Eucharist on March 28 at 10AM
Maundy Thursday:  Holy Eucharist on April 1 at 7:30PM (no foot washing)
Good Friday:  The Seven Last Words from the Cross at Noon and 
Holy Eucharist at 7:30PM on April 2
Easter Day:  Holy Eucharist on April 4 at 10AM


Pop-Up Vaccination Site

The Embassy Community Center in Dobbs Ferry is having a special COVID-19 vaccination "pop up" just for seniors age 65-plus who have not been able to secure an appointment. 

Go to this LINK for more information. Or, call the Dobbs Ferry Recreation department at (914) 693-0024. There is a form to complete as part of the process but they will accept phone calls.

In honor of Black History Month, the Irvington Historical Society presents

This Sunday, February 28, 2021, 2:00PM

This Zoom Webinar will feature a conversation between St. Barnabas' own Barry Seaman and Ambassador Harold Doley. Ambassador Doley lived in this famous mansion on Broadway for 25 years!

Learn more here
Register here

The Bible Project
Morning Bible Study - Gareth leads Bible Study sessions three mornings a week using The Bible Project materials. You're welcome to join the meeting anytime. 
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 9:30AM - 10:00AM

Meeting ID: 336 690 2686  Passcode: 10533 

Rivertowns Episcopal Parishes Action on Inclusion and Race (REPAIR)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7:30PM to 9:00PM via Zoom

One man's shocking discovery of his family's racist legacy. How would you respond?

In 2008, poet and essayist J. Chester Johnson was asked to write the Litany of Offense and Apology for a National Day of Repentance when the Episcopal Church formally apologized for its role in transatlantic slavery. In his research, he learned about the 1919 Elaine Massacre, in which more than 100 African-American men, women, and children were killed by white vigilantes and federal troops. Then, digging further, Johnson discovered that his beloved grandfather, who'd raised him during his Arkansas boyhood, had participated in the Massacre.

Join us for our next meeting of REPAIR on Wednesday evening, March 24. You'll meet Chester Johnson, author of Damaged Heritage, and hear about how he came to terms with a life-shattering revelation, including the relationship he eventually forged with Sheila L. Walker, a descendant of several victims of the Elaine Massacre. It's a story of guilt, pain, and reconciliation that offers lessons for an entire nation grappling with a history of racism.

Youth Group
The St. Barnabas Youth Group will meet via Zoom this Sunday, February 27, 2021, at 3:00PM. For any questions or to sign up for their newsletter, please contact Kelli Scott. We hope to see you at our next meeting!
Meeting ID: 899 0383 0783, 
Passcode: 1Dx9zG
We hope you will keep St. Barnabas strong and resilient financially, as we navigate the ongoing challenges of the current environment. Please continue to make your pledges or contributions. 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.

How to Fulfill Your Pledge with Securities or Wire Transfer
Please contact and email Cynthia Ferguson if you would like to pledge stock as your financial contribution. Cynthia is also able to guide you through the process of wiring funds. 

To schedule a meeting with the rector, call the Parish Office at (914) 591-8194.
Office hours are Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:30pm
The rector's Sabbath (day off) is Friday.

For pastoral emergencies, call Gareth directly, at (617) 930-3728

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