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April 9, 2021
Worship | Adult | Community | Book Group | Connect | Giving
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New Patterns of Worship in Eastertide
Sixty-eight worshippers gathered for Easter Day Eucharist outdoors. This felt like a "breakthrough" moment given that we haven't gathered as a worshipping community in such numbers since the lockdown began in March last year. Although numbers aren't everything, they do tell their own story. Last Sunday, resurrection hope was the binding story; and those gathered on the front lawn gave public witness en masse to hope emerging from darkness. It was truly a hopeful sign of things to come, in terms of what we can look forward to in the months ahead.
Going forward, the new liturgical pattern will be indoor/in-person church at 10am, followed immediately by outdoor church at 11am. This new pattern for Eastertide will incorporate those who would like to receive communion in the sanctuary and those who would like to gather on the back lawn overlooking the Hudson River. For those who prefer to join our service online, please know that this pandemic-driven adaption has become a permanent part of what we do.
Personally, I very much looking forward to developing "church on the lawn" as another enhancement to our worshipping life, and welcoming back those who feel comfortable returning to church over these coming weeks and months.
Onward in Resurrection Hope,

Please use the RSVP links below to register to attend in-person services. And remember that all our Covid protocols apply. Thanks!

10:00AM Worship in the Church
online and in person for vaccinated parishioners

RSVP Indoor Service


Link to Online Service


Service Bulletin

11:00AM Worship on the Lawn
in person for all
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 
Community Corner
Welcome to St. B's Community Corner. Whether you have a child graduating or a grandchild born, a milestone achieved or a creative endeavor to share, this is the place to check in with our community. Please send your news to Sue Stanley or Hope Durot to include here. 

Lea Carmichael Richardson's virtual art show, "Small Abstracts" is currently being featured at the Irvington Library. View Lea's video and artwork here.
St. Barnabas Book Group
The next meeting of the Saint Barnabas Book Group will take place at 7:30PM on Tuesday, April 27 on Zoom. We will be discussing
Annabel, a novel by Kathleen Winter. It's 464 pages, but apparently they go by fast.

All are welcome. If you have any questions, would like to be added to the Group list, or would just like the Zoom link for this meeting, please contact Lea Carmichael Richardson at
To schedule a meeting with the rector, please call the Parish Office at (914) 591-8194 or email Sue Stanley.
Office hours are Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:30pm.
The rector's Sabbath (day off) is Friday.

For pastoral emergencies, call Rector Gareth Evans at (617) 930-3728.

If you have announcements to include in this weekly newsletter, please email Hope Durot by Tuesday evening.
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.  If you would like to contribute stock or wire funds, please contact Cynthia Ferguson for details.

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