|The Messenger March - April, 2003|
|Forthcoming Special Events||
March 16 Congregational Meeting
Downstairs in Hines Hall, after the service
Mission Committee Elections!
We will also have a formal vote on a new name to reflect a future change of status from Mission to a Non-traditional Church.
March 30 1:30 PM
Vicar will sign Eucharist at St. George's Glenn Dale
Palm Sunday April 13
10:00 AM Blessing of the Palms
Maundy Thursday April 17
7:30 PM Footwashing and Stripping of the Altar St. Mary's Chapel
Good Friday April 18
12:00 Noon - Service of Remembrance
5:00 PM - Soup Supper
6:00 PM - Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday April 19
8:00 PM - the Great Easter Vigil
9:00 PM - Hallelujah Party
Easter (Resurrection) Sunday April 20
No Christian Education Today
10:00 Festive Holy Eucharist II
|Congregational Meeting March 16||
11:45 AM Potluck Lunch
12:30 PM Meeting
We need every member who is qualified to vote to be present. We need everyone in the Deaf Community who cares about the work of St. Barnabas' Mission to be present as support.
We will be voting on proposed changes to the Bylaws, new officers for our mission committee, and a new name for St. Barnabas'. COME HELP US BUILD THE CENTER OF EPISCOPAL DEAF MINISTRY IN THE DIOCESE OF WASHINGTON!
|News from Among Us||
Congratulations to Dr. Ronald Sutcliffe who is being honored as Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University after 42 years of service there.
The Vicar of St. Barnabas hosted an Open House in her new home on January 1, 2003. Sixteen people enjoyed a buffet meal and started off the New Year in a spirit of fellowship. This was the first opportunity for most of us to meet Barbara's cats (well, one of the cats - Snicker and Ashes were being shy and were hiding. Miss Muffet wasn't shy was friendly, though - that cat wanted to jump up on the sofa when we had plates of food in our laps!)
On January 12, during announcements after the service, Rudy Hines presented Treasurer Jim Lindsay and Assistant Treasurer Ed Knight with monetary gifts in appreciation for their service over the past year.
|Christmas 2002 Services||
A signed Christmas Eve Service was held at St. Barnabas at 7:30 PM on a snowy December 24. The Rev. Barbara Allen led and signed the service, which was attended by Ann Black, Paul Gallien, Ed Knight, Jim and Ginny Lindsay, and Michael Martin. Afterwards several joined the St. John's Wassail party and Barbara, Ed and Michael attended the interpreted 10 PM service at National Cathedral, where Bishop John Bryson Chane preached.
A Christmas Day Service was held at St. George's church in Glenn Dale. Our vicar, the Rev. Barbara Allen signed the service. Beth Hill and Steve Holst attended. Helen Rowe, who is a member of St. George's and a former member of St. Barnabas', also attended.
Church House Meeting
On January 16 there was a meeting at Church House with Canon to the Ordinary Paul Cooney and Diocesan Council Moderator David Maglott. Barbara Allen, Rudy Hines, Jim and Ginny Lindsay and Tracy Dieter attended. They discussed the possibility of St. Barnabas' Mission becoming a non-traditional church which would mean a name change. Details are to be worked out with Diocesan Council and the Committee on Canons and Constitution. At the Annual Parish Meeting on March 16 a vote will be held on a new name. The present Mission Committee is recommending to the congregation the name of St. Barnabas' Church of the Deaf.
Annual Diocesan Convention
The entire convention was ASL interpreted. Our Vicar, Barbara Allen attended, along with Rudy Hines as delegate. Delegates browsed through exhibits set up in the bays of the nave of the Cathedral. Jim and Ginny Lindsay staffed an exhibit about St. Barnabas' featuring a tri-panel display that Jim created. The Lindsays ran into old friends of St. Barnabas', the former vicar the Rev. Mitzi Noble and her husband Paul. Tracy Dieter assisted with registration.
The theme of the convention was "THAT WE ALL MAY BE ONE". The Very Reverend Nathan Baxter, Dean of the Cathedral, welcomed the delegates and visitors. During the convention it was announced that Dean Baxter will step down from his office at the Cathedral this summer. Friday's agenda included registration, Open Hearings, a Business Session, Convention Dinner, and Convention Eucharist at which our Vicar signed the Psalm by special invitation. The Rt. Reverend Barbara Harris, the new assisting bishop in our Diocese, preached. Saturday's agenda included a Second Business Session and Convention Lunch. The Rt. Reverend John Bryson Chane, Bishop of our Diocese, gave a Report on Global Mission.
St. Barnabas' Display at the Diocesan Convention
Rudy Hines and Barbara Allen report on the Convention during Coffee Hour
Ginny Lindsay, Rudy Hines
On February 22, Ginny Lindsay and Rudy Hines spoke at St. John's, Norwood education hour. This was at the invitation of St. John's to help their congregation learn more about St. Barnabas' Mission and Deaf culture in general. Rudy says "Basically I spoke about my early years in connection with the church my family attended. First as a hearing child then as a deaf child and how much becoming deaf changed my life."
|Deaf-Blind Interpreter / SSP Training||
Thanks to Ann Black for providing this announcement of interest to those who would like to learn how to assist Deaf-Blind individuals to be fully involved in the community:
A Support Service Provider workshop will be held on March 29 from 9 am to 3 pm at DORS, 2301 Argonne Dr. Baltimore, MD 21218. Contact: Bona Achinaya, 410-554-9404 (v), 410-554-9411 (tty). Presenter is Ryan Bondroff, 2nd year graduate student (Masters of Social Work) at Gallaudet. Deaf-blind himself.
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[Thanks to Ginny Lindsay for passing on the following item, which was printed in the Mustard Seed Newsletter from our neighborly Deaf Lutheran friends (submitted by X. W. Sanders)]
March 2001 - March 2003
(All terms are for two years except Treasurer and Asst. Treasurer are four year terms, and the Chair is always the Vicar.)
Chair: the Rev. Barbara Allen
Vice-Chair: Virginia Lindsay
Asst. Vice-Chair: Rudy Hines
Secretary: Tom Hattaway
Treasurer: Jim Lindsay
Asst. Treasurer: Ed Knight
Members At Large: Christina Duley, Marlene Hines, Steve Holst, Marshall Wick
Next Deadline for Messenger submissions is April 17. Please submit items to the asst. editor, Ed Knight by email, if possible, at email@example.com.
March - April
Schedule and Readings
Services are in Sign Language with voice interpretation for hearing persons.
1 Kings 19:9-18; 2 Peter 1:16-19(20-21); Mark 9:2-9; Psalm 27 or 27:5-11
March 9 First Sunday in Lent
Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-13; Psalm 25 or 25:3-9
March 16 Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 22:1-14; Romans 8:31-39; Mark 8:31-38; Psalm 16 or 16:5-11
March 23 Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 20:1-17; Romans 7:13-25; John 2:13-22; Psalm 19:7-14
March 30 Fourth Sunday in Lent
2 Chronicles 36:14-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 6:4-15; Psalm 122
April 6 Fifth Sunday in Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10; John 12:20-33; Psalm 51 or 51:11-16 142
April 13 Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
The Liturgy of the Palms: Mark 11:1-11a; Psalm 118:19-29 The Liturgy of the Word: Isaiah 45:21-25; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark [14:32-72] 15:1-39 [40-49]; Psalm 22:1-21 or 22:1-11
April 20 Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34-43; or Isaiah 25:6-9; Colossians 3:1-4; or Acts 10:34-43; Mark 16:1-8; Psalm 118:14-29 or 118:14-17, 22-24
April 27 Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 3:12a,13-15,17-26 ,13-15,17-26 or Isaiah 26:2-9,19; 1 John 5:1-6; or Acts 3:12a; John 20:19-31; Psalm 111 or 118:19-24
May 4 Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:5-12; or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48; Psalm 98 or 98:1-5