Dear Parishioners and Friends,
This coming Sunday, the third of Advent, is celebrated with a splash of pink! Hence, it is referred to as Rose Sunday or Gaudete Sunday (from the Latin, “Rejoice”). We will rejoice this Sunday in humble confidence that God is good, and the light of Christ continues to overcome the darkness.
In the words of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in his Christmas Message this year, “Like much in our lives, proclaiming joy is difficult work – also good and essential work – especially now. Though we mourn that which is lost in our lives, our families, and our communities – Joy to the world!”
As we prepare to proclaim, “Joy to the world” this Christmas and worship in innovative ways that we have not experienced before, I invite you to enjoy a pre-recorded Nativity Pageant Service with Carols on Christmas Eve at 3:00PM, and also a celebration of Holy Eucharist with sermon and traditional music at 5:30PM.
Gareth Evans serves as the rector of St. Barnabas. He is an inspirational leader who brings significant pastoral experience, a depth of reverence in worship, and a relatable preaching style.