Saint Barnabas
by-the-Bay Church 

13 West Bates Avenue, Villas, New Jersey 08251


There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,
And I know that it's the Spirit of the Lord.
There are sweet expressions on each face,
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord.
(from the hymn Sweet, Sweet Spirit)

As a Christian community, we at Saint Barnabas-by-the-Bay find our center in the worship for which we gather each Sunday. Our service is called the Eucharist, in which we believe that Jesus is truly present, as he assured us he would be, when we share bread and wine in the way he told us, as Christians have ever since. In the Eucharist, we find a connection with God and with one another.

The Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, is the family meal for all Christians. As such, all persons who have been baptized - including visitors and young children - and, therefore, are part of the extended family that is the Church, are invited to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus, and be in communion with God and each other.

Everyone is welcome at the Lord's Table at Saint Barnabas!

Sunday Worship
8 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 – a spoken, traditional service (about an hour)
9 AM to 10 AM – Coffee hour, fellowship and hospitality
10 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 – making a joyful noise with music and song (a little longer than an hour)
Healing prayer is available at both services. 
Casual dress

Sunday School for Children
10 AM –  a time for our youngest to hear the Word of God, sing songs, make friends, and pray together
  The children join the congregation at the passing of the peace.
Casual dress

Sunday Eucharist Live Webcasts
Every Sunday at 11:15 AM, the Holy Eucharist is  webcast live from our National Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Washington, DC. Recent services are  viewable on-site, and all webcast services are archived on the  Cathedral YouTube site, available for viewing at any time.

Midweek Wednesday Worship in Our Chapel (Adjacent to Our Church)
10 AM – Holy Eucharist (or Morning Prayer) with the Laying On of Hands for Healing

“The Lord is near to all who call on Him.” Psalm 145:18
If you or someone you know would like to be remembered in our prayers on Sundays and during the week, we’ll be happy to do so. Please either call us, 609-886-5960, or place the name on the list in church. We’ll hold you in our prayers.

Holy Days and Special Days and Occasions
Service times are announced on this site and in the Sunday Church Bulletin.

Reconciliation (Confession)
Please set up a convenient time with Mother Lisa.

For Those Who Are Sick, Homebound, and Hospitalized
We gladly will visit and bring you the Holy Eucharist.
 Please call us at 609-886-5960 so we can plan with you.

Anointing of the Dying (Unction)
Please contact Mother Lisa at 609-886-5960. For pastoral emergencies, please call 609-435-5543.

Baptism, Confirmation, Matrimony, Memorial Services and Funerals
When Baptism is administered, we celebrate the sacrament as a church family during the 10 AM Sunday Eucharist.  To arrange for Baptism (infant, child, or adult), please speak with Mother Lisa. Also contact her if you would like to be confirmed. Please contact us at 609-886-5960 if you are planing a wedding, a funeral, or a memorial service.

Holy Orders and Religious Life Communities
Please feel free to speak with Mother Lisa if you are discerning a call to be a deacon, priest, or member of a religious life community.