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April 2, 2021
Worship | Beatles | Community | Book Group | Connect | Giving
Holy Week and Easter
Good Friday

7:30PM Virtual Worship
Easter Day
10:00AM Worship in the Church
online and in person for vaccinated parishioners

 11:00AM Worship on the Lawn
in person for all

In lieu of an Easter egg hunt, we will have pre-bagged Easter candy for children to take home.

RSVP and COVID-19 protocols apply for all in-person services. 

Episode 3 - "Blackbird" and "Here Comes the Sun" from Good Friday to Easter
If you have yet to watch our video, this episode brings home just how timeless and continuously relevant Beatles lyrics remain decades after the height of their popularity. In this discussion, Gareth and communications intern, Hope Durot, link two songs to recent movements and challenges in our society and to similar messaging in the Gospels. Specifically, how "Blackbird" and "Here Comes the Sun" relate to the BLM movement and the COVID pandemic. We have all been the blackbird in the dead of night, learning to fly during this pandemic, as well as during the George Floyd and Breona Taylor tragedies. "Here Comes the Sun" is an anthem of hope that better times are coming. With Easter just around the corner, let's all join in saying, "here comes the sun."

How The Beatles relate to the Gospels | Episode 3|
How The Beatles relate to the Gospels - Episode 3 - "Blackbird" and "Here Comes the Sun"

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.

This week we feature Lea Carmichael Richardson's virtual art show, "Small Abstracts" 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, 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 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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