St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, New York
Sunday Service at 10 AM via Zoom
To join via phone:
Dial: 1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 960 1152 3996#
For those who plan to attend in person, the church is all clean and sanitized, and equipped with hand sanitizer, gloves, and extra masks if you forget yours. It is all marked for social distancing as well, so please join us if you feel comfortable doing so.
Please click on the PDF below to read the latest edition of The St. Barnabas Beacon, October 2020
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(Canceled until further notice) Sundays at 10 AM: Holy Eucharist, followed by fellowship coffee hour
(Canceled until further notice) Sundays at 10 AM: Sunday School
Pastoral Letter from Father Mathew
Dear People of God,
I bring greetings to you in the blessed name of Lord Jesus Christ. As we are journeying together through the wilderness experience that the Season of Lent offers us, please be assured that I am keeping everyone in my prayers. Someone remarked that we are having a lengthy Lent with the terrible pandemic affecting our lives for more than a year now. Even though, I echo the same sentiment; I am filled with hope in the good news of the gospel proclaiming to us a victorious Jesus Christ. Even in the midst of negativity, suffering, and loss, God never abandons us.
With many of our senior parish members getting vaccinated, the increasing availability of different vaccines, opening of vaccination sites, and better knowledge of the virus; we are certainly in a season of great hope. But this hope doesn’t relieve us from our obligations and responsibilities. In earlier communications, the bishop had placed restrictions with opening the churches to public worship. While encouraging churches to refrain from public worship right after the Christmas Services previous year, the bishop stopped short of calling it a full suspension. This was due to the understanding that the rate of infection or situations in different churches and different geographic areas can be different. Using this discretion that the bishop had allowed us, we continued with the hybrid model with limited in-person attendance. I am thankful for the leadership of our wardens Kathy and Sharon along with the teamwork of the vestry members. As your pastor, let me say that I am really pleased and happy with the level of patience, perseverance and responsibility exhibited by our St. Barnabas parish community.
Now, the Bishop has removed diocesan restrictions on public worship but at the same time strongly reminding us to completely comply with all the State directives and guidelines. I am happy to encourage more in-person attendance (as per current guidelines) at our church, but at the same time with a reminder that we will continue to observe all safety procedures such as temperature checks, masking, social spaciousness, and personal hygiene. As human beings, we thrive on personal interaction with each other but at the same time we are responsible for the health and well-being of each other. We will continue to monitor and follow the directions issued by the health department.
On the basis of the current situation, I look forward to celebrate Holy Eucharist Service in one form (bread only) beginning on Easter Sunday. I am attaching the Bishop’s letter also along with my letter for your reading. Let us navigate forward with both optimism and caution as we look forward to that day we defeat this pandemic completely.
With love and prayers,
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
2 Revolutionary Road, Ardsley, NY 10502
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