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Journey through Lent

The Journey through Lent is a journey with Jesus.

We are invited to walk in the way of love, turning our hearts and lives back to God and inviting God to transform and renew us.

 

As we move through the Lenten season, we invite you to join us in worship and Lenten gatherings or in finding your own way to draw near to God in prayer and community.

The Season of Lent

We are in the season of Lent (from an Old English word meaning “spring,” the time of lengthening days).

 

Lent is the season of preparation as we journey with Jesus toward the cross and prepare for his death and resurrection.

 

This is a time to lay bare all that separates us from God and one another.

 

Traditionally, Christians commit to devotional practices, engaging in self-examination, prayer, fasting and meditating on God’s word as we seek transformation.

 

The season of Lent is an invitation to change our hearts and our ways, and to participate in God’s work of redemption.

 

We are called to respond afresh to God’s presence in our lives and in our world.

 

We seek to place our needs, our fears, our failures, our hopes, our very lives in God’s hands, allowing God’s transforming grace to renew us once more. 

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Journey with Us

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday, March 2


12 p.m. - Imposition of Ashes & Eucharist
5:30 p.m. - Service for Children & Families
7 p.m. - Ashes & Holy Eucharist with Music

 

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent.

 

Join us as we seek to turn our hearts back to God in preparation for Easter.

Van Gogh & the Beauty of Lent

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Sundays during Lent


9 a.m. in the Great Hall
 

You are invited to join us between church services for a brief period of reflection.

We’ll explore the ways biblical texts and Van Gogh’s paintings and letters throw light on each other, pointing us toward simple, powerful Lenten practices.

Journey into Narnia:

A Lenten Study

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In-person:

Sundays March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 5 p.m.

Via Zoom:

Tuesdays March 8, 15 & 22, 7 p.m.  

Join us for an intergenerational Lenten study on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. We'll reflect on our relationship with Christ, our own faith stories & the invitation to adventure with God. 

Tuesday Bible Study

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Tuesdays during Lent


10 a.m. in the Great Hall
 

Join us to discuss We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. You don’t have to buy the book or do any reading in advance, but do bring your Bible. We’ll take turns reading the scriptures & book passages, followed by lively discussion.

Episcopal Church Resources

Lent Madness

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Learn all about the saints in the Best Bracket in Town: Lent Madness! Pick up your own Saintly Scorecard in the Great Hall & follow the Saintly Matchups on the big bracket poster in the Great Hall and at lentmadness.org.

Way of Love Calendar

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This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. 

 

Holy Week at St. Barnabas

Journey with Jesus through these sacred days.

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Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 10

Services

8 & 10 a.m.

These Holy Days -

An Intergenerational Experience

11:30 a.m.

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Thursday, April 14

Holy Eucharist Service

with Foot-Washing

7 p.m.

Friday, April 15

Stations of the Cross

12 p.m.

Good Friday Liturgy

7 p.m.

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Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 17

Services

8 & 10 a.m.

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Holy Week is the most solemn and sacred time of the Christian year, when we are invited by our liturgical tradition to contemplate the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion, death and resurrection.

 

We are also invited to take these ancient liturgies into our own hearts and consider what they might mean for us in this moment, opening ourselves to the possibility of grace and transformation.

We will hear about Jesus' final days in Jerusalem, the story of his Last Supper with friends and his Passion and death on the cross.

 

As we experience his love and commitment to being with us even unto the point of death, we remember that we are not alone. Jesus is with us even now.