Worship

 

Worship is central to our life as a Christian community of faith. At St. Barnabas we provide two differing styles of services on Sunday morning to appeal to a wide range of people.

On Sunday morning at 8:00am we celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite I. Rite I uses a more formal, archaic style of English that was common in the Episcopal Church for many years. There is no music at this service.

On Sunday morning at 10:00am we celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II. Rite II uses a more modern English vernacular in a less formal setting. There is music at this service and a choir sings from September through June.

On the first Sunday of each month from October through June the lay leadership roles in the service are filled by the parish youth who serve as greeters, read the lessons, take up the offering, and bring the gifts to the table. There is a special sermon geared to the children and they are invited to stand at the altar with the celebrant during the Eucharistic Prayer of consecration.

Also on the first Sunday of each month a special Healing Eucharist with the laying on of hands and anointing for healing is celebrated at 12:00 noon.

An informal mid-week celebration of Holy Eucharist is held in the Guild Room each Wednesday morning at 10:00am from September through June. At this service we use the lessons found in the book Holy Women, Holy Men which commemorates saints of the church and other women and men of extraordinary faith and courage.

In addition to our regular schedule of services, we celebrate Holy Eucharist on Principal Feast Days of the Church and hold special services throughout the year including Lessons and Carols for Advent and a full service schedule during Holy Week. These extra services will be found on the Liturgical Calendar page.

If you wish to look at the lessons appointed for any particular day, you may you may find these on the Lectionary Page.

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