Response to Corona Virus


+ March 17th, 2020: Bishop Taylor has suspended all in-person worship gatherings through Easter, April 12. His letter can be read here: https://diocesela.org/uncategorized/health-strength-community-iv/

Resources for Coming Together in Worship while “Holy Distancing” due to Covid-19.

Locally: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Sunday Worship at 9:00 AM via Facebook Live

Live Stream of our service https://www.facebook.com/stbarnabaspasadena/video

Download our Sunday bulletin by clicking here

email or call Fr. Mark if you would like to be part of the Zoom group on Sunday mornings.

Weeknights 6:00 – 6:30 PM: Evening Prayer via Zoom.us 

Information on how to join Zoom gatherings is below. 

Wednesdays – Fr. Mark leads Evening Prayer @ 6. Then 6:30-7:30 we are studying women in the Bible*. Come for one or both!

*Book Study: Fierce, by Alice Connor. Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 6:00-6:30 PM Evening Prayer.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/732676155

Meeting ID: 732 676 155

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Download our service bulletin from our Weekly Worship page, here.

Other resources and page numbers for services our Book of Common Prayer:

http://stbarnabaspasadena.org/media/daily-readings/

Nationally and Globally:

Weekly Meditation from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

https://episcopalchurch.org/habits-of-grace

Daily Prayer: The Worldwide Anglican Communion is the third largest group of Christians. Join with people across the globe who are reading the same Scriptures for that day and a very similar liturgy from their respective prayer books.

Online Book of Common Prayer: https://www.bcponline.org/

Sunday Worship:

Worship with the National Church:

National Cathedral: https://cathedral.org/worship/weekly-services/

Worship with the Diocese of Los Angeles:

A note on the Eucharist (excerpt from a recent letter to clergy from Bishop John Taylor)

… the church teaches that temporal isolation cannot constrain the sacrament’s ineffable power. Calling us to “massive, corporate, spiritual communion,” Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has recommended that we rely on our tradition of Morning and Evening prayer for our on-line services. If instead you offer your people an on-line service of Holy Eucharist, he recommends including these words in the liturgy:

“THE INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNION

“A spiritual communion is a personal devotional that anyone can pray at any time to express their desire to receive Holy Communion at that moment, but in which circumstances impede them from actually receiving Holy Communion.

“The presider invites the following prayer to be said by all:

“My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen. (St. Alphonsus de Liguori, 1696-1787)”


We will journey through this time together and I trust, with the grace and help of the Spirit, will emerge closer to Christ and to one another as a result.

Please continue to call one another, check in on one another, and pray for each other.

I am available to you, so please do keep me updated, and know you remain in my heart and prayers.

Yours in Christ,

Father Mark