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This Week at St. Barnabas

Tuesday, March 14

9:30am - Children's Chapel for MDO

10:00am - Tuesday Bible Study in EYC Building

6:00pm - Growing in Love & Service in Ramsay Hall

Wednesday, March 15

12:00pm - Noonday Eucharist

6:30pm - Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 16

4:00pm - Finance Committee Meeting in FM's Office

Friday, March 17

12:00pm - Stations of the Cross in Sanctuary

Sunday, March 19

8:00am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I*

9:00am - Sunday School in EYC Building (Grades K-5)

9:15am - Adult Formation in Ramsay Hall

10:30am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II*

4:00 - 6:00pm - EYC Meeting and Dinner in EYC Building

6:00pm - Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Monday, March 20

6:30pm - Vestry Meeting

*Childcare Available

Lectionary Page

Sunday, March 19th

8:00am | Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:30am | Holy Eucharist, Rite II

6:00pm | Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Join us at St. Barnabas as we celebrate Holy Eucharist! All above service times are available in-person. The 10:30am service can be accessed in-person or online via Facebook Live.

Join us in prayer...view our most updated prayer list here.

Sunday, March 19th

Volunteer Schedule

*Please click on the 'Sunday Volunteers' image for volunteer schedule.

VOLUNTEERS: It would be appreciated if you try to find a replacement by contacting other servers when you decline a service to help fill vacant positions.

During this Lenten season, we hope you'll join us for Noon Eucharist each Wednesday and Stations of the Cross each Friday.

Easter Alter Flowers

If you would like to make a donation for Easter flowers (Easter lilies and altar arrangement), envelopes can be found in the Narthex for that purpose. Please note “Easter flowers” on the memo line and place your envelope in the offertory plate by Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023. You may also donate online via the

following link https://onrealm.org/saintbarnabaslafayette/-/form/give/now. Note that it’s for Easter flowers.

Stations of the Cross

You are invited to memorialize with us each Friday at noon during the Lenten Season for a devotion to the Passion of Christ. This service is brief enough to fit into a lunch break. Hope to see you there!

Read more on the meaning and history of the Way of the Cross here.

Learn More & Register

Tuesday Evenings in Lent: Growing in Love and Service

Join us this evening in Ramsay Hall for the second of a six-part journey of self-exploration: important work during the Lenten season. Use this list of assessments to prepare for tonight's course (or for your own personal use!).

This study was designed to help discover spiritual gifts and consider ways to offer them to our church and the world.

While this is a series, don't let the inability to join each week stop you from attending. Come anyway, whenever you can. Please register using the button (left).

Lenten Food Pantry Collection

During this season of Lent, let us be mindful of our brothers and sisters in Christ who may be in need of food. Please consider donating these specific items to the Food Pantry in addition to the regular food donations: tuna, peanut butter and any meat in a can. These protein foods will greatly assist the food pantry recipients. Food donations can be dropped off in the large orange tub located in the Narthex. Special thanks from the St. Barnabas Food Pantry Committee.

Holy Week Schedule

April 2 - 9

Palm Sunday - 8AM | 10:30AM | 6PM

Monday - Noon Eucharist

Tuesday - Noon Prayer Service

Wednesday - Noon Eucharist

Maundy Thursday - Holy Eucharist & Feet Washing 7PM

Good Friday - Stations of the Cross 12PM | Liturgy 7PM

Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil & Baptisms 8PM

Easter Sunday - 8AM & 10:30PM

Meet Rev. Benjamin Thoms!

Benjamin Thoms was born in Lake Charles, LA as the youngest of four, raised in Monroe, and split his time between the two, Alexandria, and Baton Rouge. Coming from the Roman Catholic Church, Ben was received into the Episcopal Church in 2016 after having been invited by a friend to see what it was all about.

He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2017 with a B.A. in Modern Languages, Spanish Concentration. In 2020, he was granted postulancy and began his studies at the University of the South as an M.Div. student. Ben was ordained to the Diaconate in November of 2022. 

As a graduate-student, his hobbies currently include reading for class, writing for class, and enjoying the natural wonders of Sewanee, TN while he walks to class.

Along the way, he met the love of his life, and now fiancé, Jacob George. Both Jacob and Ben are excited to begin this next chapter with St. Barnabas, and also to join with them and grow with them on the faith journey that is our shared life in Christ. 

We are so very excited to announce that Rev. Ben will be joining our St. Barnabas family and staff as Curate this May!

The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) will meet again on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. for dinner at Pimon Thai Restaurant at 4650 Johnston Street. We have been enjoying our monthly dinners and hope to see you ladies on the 14th. For this dinner, attire is casual, and the estimated cost is $25 per person. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Falgout: sharonfalgout59@hotmail.com

Little Lambs Registration

Registration for both MDO Summer Camp and Fall Session are now open! Register now before classes are full. Please contact MDO Director, Tera Melancon, with any questions.

Register Here

Support our Little Lambs' future playground by partaking in the above event on April 1st! The pop-up, happening on church campus, will feature local vendors, Scholastic book fair, jambalaya, and a bake sale. In addition to attendance, MDO is in need of some amateur bakers to contribute to the bake sale.

Mark your calendars to come out and support! If you or anyone you know is interested in setting up as a vendor or providing individually wrapped baked goods for sale, please contact Angie Davis at littlelambsmdo@saintbarnabas.us.

Be a Food Pantry Hero- As Easy As 1-2-3-4!

  1. Check the needs list that’s updated weekly.
  2. Pickup 1 or 2, or 3 or 4, or as many of those items as you can while you’re doing your regular shopping.
  3. Bring your donation with you anytime you’re at St. Barnabas, and drop it in the box in the narthex.
  4. Repeat the next week, or as often as you’re able.

Check out the above announcement on the Food Pantry's Lenten Protein drive!

Find a list of items needed for the food pantry here.

Dinner Sign Up

EYC - March and April Dinner Volunteers Needed

Our Episcopal Youth Community meets every Sunday for fellowship and dinner, provided by a volunteer - this is your opportunity to support our youth! Please click the button to sign up for one or more Sundays between now and our final Sunday of this school year. Please remember that if we don't have anyone signed up for a week, we won't be able to provide dinner due to budget constraints. Thank you!

Summer 2023 Mission Trip

The time has finally come for us to resume summer mission trips, and WE CAN'T WAIT! EYC at St. B has a unique opportunity this summer to attend a mission experience organized by Youth Mission Co., an organization with which St. Barnabas has partnered in the past for successful experiences in Memphis, TN and Asheville, NC. This summer we will head to Dallas, TX from June 18-23 for our mission experience! Located in downtown Dallas, DYM gives young people an opportunity to understand the situations of those who are living on the margins in a large urban center. Groups will discuss themes of food insecurity, poverty, homelessness, and the changing dynamics of gentrification in this major city in the heart of Texas.

Please complete the interest form linked below to reserve a spot for your child(ren) for our trip! This is not a firm commitment, this is just letting us know who is interested in coming. Both middle and high school will be traveling together, however the groups will be separated during travel and for daily activities throughout the trip. 

The total cost per person is $550, which includes the cost of travel (we are driving), food, and lodging. We hope that St. Barnabas is able to fund the majority of that cost through reserve funds and our spring fundraiser (info below). The sooner we have final numbers of those interested, the sooner we can make travel arrangements and figure out in what capacity St. B will be able to fund the trip and what financial responsibility families might have. 

PLEASE DO NOT LET THE PRICE TAG DISCOURAGE YOU FROM FILLING OUT THE FORM! We do our best to find the means to bring EYC members on trips if they desire to come. If your kid wants to join us but you have concerns about a financial commitment, fill out the form and we will work with you! 

Summer Mission Trip Interest Form

Camp Hardtner has enriched the lives of many people over the years. Making lifelong friends, learning about your faith, and unconditional love are all part of the camp experience. Now you can sign your children up for the 2023 Season!

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Across The Diocese

The fall season brings with it many exciting diocesan events. Please mark your calendars for the following dates and make plans to join in the fun! 

July 4-8, 2023

Episcopal Youth Event

University of Maryland in College Park, MD

For Students Currently Enrolled in 9th-12th Grade

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Help us keep our St. Barnabas community informed! Please use the form linked below to submit announcements for the St. B weekly email newsletter and Sunday bulletins! Announcements can include events happening at church, in the Lafayette/Acadiana community, or elsewhere in the diocese or state. 

Announcements for the weekly email must be submitted by Friday at 4pm.

Announcements for Sunday bulletins must be submitted by Tuesday at 4pm. 

Questions? Contact etienna@saintbarnabas.us

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