Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church, Villas
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Christmas 2018

December 24, Christmas Eve
4 PM … Children's Service
10 PM … Carol Singalong 
10:30 PM … Festive Holy Eucharist ​

December 25, Christmas Day
9 AM … Holy Eucharist with Carols

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*** Our Advent Study begins on Wednesday, December 5, at 6 PM and continues on Wednesday evenings during Advent. This year, we will use Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Way of Love Advent Curriculum. All are invited.

*** 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.

*** Plans are underway 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 after the performances. As in the past, there is no change for these events. However, freewill offerings are gratefully appreciated. All are welcome! Please invite your family and friends. The dates for the concerts follow. More info will be available soon. Please stay tuned.
                    January 20     February 17      March 17     April 14     May 5     May 19

*** 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.

*** Our knitting group meets regularly at 7 PM on Thurdays in the hall. Please check the Church Sunday bulletin or call the church at 609-886-5960 for the date of our next get-together.

*** 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.

*** Saint Barnabas Homemade Soup is being served! Vegetable, split pea, and chicken noodle. 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. Each empty cartridge helps us to offset the cost of office supplies. Thank you.
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     Events at Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay for 2019 (Changes may occur.)
     January 20, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Saint Barnabas Winter Concert Series)
     February 17, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (saint Barnabas Winter 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 Villas Fire Hall)
     March 17, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Saint Barnabas Winter Concert Series)
     Date and time to be announced: Spring Fix Up/Spruce Up Day 
     April 14, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Palm Sunday / Saint Barnabas Winter 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: Communion Service for the Season of Lent at 7 PM
                  > Wednesday: Holy Week Contemplative Service at 7 PM
                  > Maundy Thursday: Holy Eucharist and Washing of Feet at 7 PM
                  > Good Friday Service at 12 Noon     
                  > 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
     May 5, Sunday, 3 PM, Concert (Saint Barnabas Winter 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 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 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) of the  church for Christmas
     December 24, Christmas Eve:  4 PM - Holy Eucharist Service for Children
                                                  10 PM - Christmas Carol Singalong 
                                                  10:30 PM - Festive Holy Eucharist
     December 25, Christmas Day: Holy Eucharist at 9 AM