The grief and the joys of the human spirit during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic will be recognized during a special anniversary worship service to be streamed live on YouTube at 10 a.m., Sun. March 21, from Saint Barnabas’s Memorial Episcopal Church in Falmouth, MA. “The pandemic has brought great sorrows--deaths, severe sickness, lost jobs, lost businesses and lost celebrations of graduations, weddings and other rites of passage,” said The Rev. W. (Will) Mebane, Jr., rector of Saint Barnabas’s. “People also rejoiced at the healings from COVID, the rapid development of COVID vaccines, the health care workers who risked their lives, and the kindness to others by so many. We will recognize these sorrows and joys during this special COVID-19 Anniversary service to which everyone is welcome--parishioners and the public.” The service will also include a special offering of “Prayers of the People” and music evoking the solemnity and hope on this anniversary. To access the service, visit the church website under worship at stbarnabasfalmouth.org or the Saint Barnabas’s YouTube Channel: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaintBarnabasFalmouth. Community service during the pandemic Saint Barnabas’s reached out during the first year of the pandemic with compassionate calls and visits to the homebound and elderly. Saint Barnabas’s “Care” packages with food and clothing were also placed on trees and other public places for anyone in the Falmouth community suffering from loss of job, housing or other financial difficulty. It is part of the church’s continuing commitment to the community. For more information on the anniversary service or other Saint Barnabas’s programs, contact the church office at 508.548.3863.