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*** Our next Wednesday Night Adult Formation Program begins on February 13 at 6 PM. The book for this series is C. S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters. Please contact Leslie in the office at 609-886-5960 if you want to order a copy of the book. It is approximately $12 from Amazon. It also is available for Kindle. All are welcome and invited to join us. You need not be a member of our church.

*** Our Annual Parish Meeting will be on Sunday, January 27 in our parish hall. On this day, there will be one combined service of Holy Eucharist at 9 AM, with a potluck breakfast and the meeting immediately after the service.  Please save the date!

*** Join us for “Pizza Church” at 7 PM on Wednesdays at Roman’s Pizza House, Bayshore and Town Bank. Pizza Church is a time of conversation and fellowship. There’s no agenda - just a time to gather and talk about what's going on in our lives and the world.

*** There are free online Bible studies based on the scripture readings for each Sunday. These studies, both in English and Spanish, are prepared by our seminarians.  Please click here.

*** Please join us for our 2019 concerts here at Saint Barnabas. All concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 3 PM in our church. Light refreshments will be served. As in the past, there is no change for these events. However, freewill offerings for our outreach ministries are gratefully appreciated. All are welcome! Please invite your family and friends. 

         > January 20 - Thomas Werkheiser, singer/songwriter
         > February 17 - Phil Goldenberg, classical guitar
         > March 17 - Bach Birthday Bash with Marcia Cravis, Music of Johann Sebastian Bach for one and two harpsichords
         > April 28 - Judy Ann Curtis, soprano and John Curtis, piano: Art Songs of the Romantic Period with premiers by local                                      composer Koren Cowgill
         > May 5 - Teri Hislop, flute, and Friends

          Please click here for our 2019 concert flyer.

*** Narcotics Anonymous (NA) hosts meetings four times a week in our hall: Mondays at 6 PM, Wednesdays at 6 PM, and Fridays at 12 Noon and 7:30 PM. All are welcome.

*** Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay has joined with Saint Mark and All Saints Church in Galloway and Holy Trinity Church in Ocean City to form the Atlantic Convocation Youth Group. This group is for all youth from 6th to 12th grade. Our young people also are always welcome to bring their friends. The group meets monthly on Sundays at alternating locations. Examples of recent activities are Bowling, Escape Room followed by pizza, and the Halloween Hayride and Corn Maze. For more information, please see Mother Lisa. Please visit the Atlantic Convocation Youth Group on Facebook. 

*** Our knitting group meets regularly on Thursday nights at 7 in the parish hall. Please check the Sunday bulletin or call the 
office at 609-886-5960 for the date of their next get together.

*** We have free blood pressure readings between services on the first Sunday of each month.

*** If you or your group is interested in using our church hall on a one-time, short term, or long term basis, please speak with Mother Lisa or Leslie (609-886-5960). We'll be happy to help you.

*** Our music team appreciates new singers and musicians. Please join us! Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 in the church. We take part in the 10 AM Eucharist on Sunday mornings. For more info, please contact Anthony at 609-889-0667.

*** New Ideas: Do you have an idea or a talent? Perhaps there is something that pulls at your heart. Is there something that you would like to teach or an activity you might like to start up here at Saint Barnabas? Folks like you are how we start programs for each other and our community. If you have an idea, please don't be shy. Speak to Mother Lisa or someone on the vestry, but do speak up! Your light is too bright to hide.

*** Saint Barnabas Homemade Soup is being served! Vegetable, split pea, chicken noodle, and other varieties from time to time. No salt added. $4 a pint. Available on Sunday mornings or other times by calling the church at 609-886-5960.

*** Please bring your empty ink cartridges to church. There is a box for them in the narthex (church vestibule). Each empty cartridge helps us to offset the cost of office supplies. Thank you.

*** We have a small "honor system" library at Saint Barnabas. Church members and visitors are welcome to borrow books. Bookcases are in the hallway that connects our chapel and hall. There are religious and other types of books. Used and new book donations are appreciated.
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Events at Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay for 2019 (Changes may occur.)
January 20, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Saint Barnabas Concert Series)
January 27, Sunday, Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church Annual Parish Meeting
February 17, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Saint Barnabas Concert Series)
February 23, Saturday, 4-6:30 PM, Pork Dinner
March 1, Friday, World Day of Prayer (details to be announced)
March 5, Tuesday, 4-7 PM, Shrove Tuesday Supper
March 6, Ash Wednesday, service times to be announced
Day of week and time to be announced: weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent
March 9, Saturday, 5-9:30 PM, Penny Party (held at Saint Raymond Hall, Villas)
March 17, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Saint Barnabas Concert Series)
Date and time to be announced: Spring Fix Up/Spruce Up Day 
April 14, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Palm Sunday / Saint Barnabas Concert Series)
                  Holy Week and Easter Services (April 14 to April 21)
                  > Palm Sunday: Holy Eucharist with Blessing of Palm at 8 and 10 AM       
                  > Monday:  Service of Brokenness and Wholeness  at 7 PM
                  > Tuesday: Holy Eucharist for Lent at 7 PM
                  > Wednesday: Tenebrae at 7 PM
                  > Maundy Thursday: Holy Eucharist and Washing of Feet at 7 PM
                  > Good Friday Service at 12 Noon
                  > Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 7 PM    
                  > The Great Vigil of Easter at 7 PM on Saturday
                  > Easter Sunday: Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 AM
April 20, Saturday, 12 Noon, Easter Egg Hunt for Kids
May 5, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Saint Barnabas Concert Series)
May 11, Saturday, 8-11 AM, Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet
May 19, Sunday, 3 PM, Musikhaus Studio Recital (in church)
May 25, Saturday, 9-1 PM, Hoagie Sale
Date and time to be announced: Worship in the Park/Picnic at Zoo, with Saint Mary's
June 11, Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle (transferred to Sunday, June 9)
June 15, Saturday, 8-11 AM, Father's Day Breakfast Buffet
July 6, Saturday, 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Sant Barnabas WItness Table at Whale of a Day festival 
July 13, Saturday, 8-11 AM, Midsummer Breakfast Buffet
Dates and times to be announced: The Saint Barnabas Painters Summer Art Show
August 10, Saturday, 8-11 AM, End of Summer Breakfast Buffet
August 17, Saturday, 10 AM, Back Pack Blessing
August 31, Saturday, 9-? PM, Hoagie and Yard Sale
September 7, Saturday, 8-11 AM, Grandparent's Day Breakfast
Date and time to be announced: Fall Fix Up/Spruce Up Day
Date and time to be announced: The Blessing of Animals
October 12, Saturday, 4-6:30 PM, Turkey Dinner
November 23, Saturday, 9-1 PM, Gourmet/Holiday Food Sale  
November 28, Thursday, 9 AM, Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist
Date and time to be announced: Annual Christmas Luncheon with Saint Mary's, Stone Harbor ​
December 22, Sunday, 11 AM, "Greening" (decorating) the  church for Christmas
December 24, Christmas Eve:  4 PM - Holy Eucharist Service for Children and Families
                                              5 to 9:30 PM - Saint Barnabas Christmas Party in our hall
                                              10 PM - Christmas Carols 
                                              10:30 PM - Festive Holy Eucharist
December 25, Christmas Day: 9 AM - Holy Eucharist with Carols​

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