The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “Celebrate” as
- to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday, etc.
- to praise (someone or something) :
- to say that (someone or something) is great or important.
- to perform (a religious ceremony)
I want to invite you to a special service which meets all four of those definitions. On Sunday, September 15 at 10 am there will be a Sung Eucharist at St Barnabas with the theme of “Celebration.” What are we celebrating?
Our celebration is twofold: this will be our first Sunday in the church since the old floor and carpet were removed and new flooring and carpet laid. These renovations have kept us out of the church space, also known as the sanctuary, for a month. There have been other subtle changes to the interior which I will leave you to discover when you visit. For the completed work we give thanks to those whose labors in the heat and dust this past month have resulted in a new and improved look to our church interior.
Our second reason to celebrate, as we return to our worship space, is to acknowledge and give thanks for the many and varied ministries which St Barnabas undertakes. It is these ministries, along with our regular cycle of worship, which express the fullness and meaning of our Christian life together.
Please join us at St Barnabas this Sunday and invite a friend along. Following the service there will be a picnic and a chance to meet both newcomers and longstanding members, young and old, and to celebrate God’s presence and blessing here and in our lives.
With love and blessings