St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church

We are called by God to see Christ in all persons,

grow in faith and live in joyful fellowship with all persons.


Please join us for worship on Sunday, February 11, 2024


  • 8 a.m. — Worship Service
  • 10:00 a.m. — Worship Service, followed by coffee hour
  • Children's Sunday School during the 10 a.m. service
  • Worship led by Fr. Kenn Katona


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Special Edition Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.!

Coming up this week at St. Barnabas


  • Sunday, February 11 after 10:00 a.m. service - pick up your sub!
  • Monday, February 12 at noon - Grief Support Group
  • Wednesday, February 14 - Ash Wednesday, more information below
  • Wednesday, February 14 at 12:30 p.m. - Men's Luncheon at 2 Fat Guys
  • Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 a.m. -Early Risers Bible Study
  • Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer and Book Study
  • Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m. - Piano Concert with Martha De Luna

Special Edition Sunday School!


Special edition Sunday School THIS SUNDAY, February 11. Suited for Children ages 2 ½ up to about Grade 5 (but all ages welcomed). We will meet in the chapel to celebrate Absalom Jones. If time allows we will also work on a small craft in the downstairs Parish Hall where tables and chairs are available to us. 

 

STAY TUNED for additional “Special Edition Sunday School” presentations during this Lent season.

A Message from Your Altar Guild

 

If anyone has some time after Services this Sunday, the Altar Guild would appreciate some assistance putting up the Lenten hangings around the church. Ladder moving and climbing is involved. Thanks in advance!

Ash Wednesday Worship Information


  • Ashes to Go! Wednesday, February 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Barnabas
  • Noon worship with no communion
  • 7:00 p.m. Worship with communion


Special Worship to Commemorate Absalom Jones


The commemoration is a joint effort of St. Barnabas’ Church, Becoming Beloved Community ministry of the church, and the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission in the Episcopal Church in Delaware. Absalom Jones was an African American abolitionist and first Black Episcopal priest. He was ordained by Bishop William White in 1804. Born into slavery in Sussex County, Jones left Delaware at age 16 for Philadelphia where he became an advocate for the abolition of slavery. Absalom Jones founded The African Episcopal Church of Saint Thomas in Philadelphia, which remains a vibrant and active parish today.


  • Sunday, February 11, 2024 at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services
  • The music & choir will highlight hymns from the Lift Every Voice and Sing (LEVAS) hymnal
  • Guest speaker: Lydia York
  • Special edition Sunday School in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m.
  • After service, everyone is invited to continue the celebration with a special coffee hour reception in the Great Hall

St. Barnabas Concert Series Featuring Martha De Luna 

 

Our music director and parish administrator, international artist Martha De Luna, will offer a concert series on Sundays at 3 p.m. at St. Barnabas featuring piano, harp, and classical guitar. The first piano concert will take place on February 18, and the next ones in March, April, May, September, October, November, and December. The concerts will also be live-streamed. Concerts are free but freewill donations will help fund our music program and build a Welcoming Community of Faith.

 

Martha is a multifaceted musician and creative artist whose talent and virtuoso playing is incomparable. In her musical profession, she's a composer, orchestral/choral conductor, pianist, harpist, organist, and singer; however, she also plays as an amateur on many other instruments. Martha began her musical studies in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, and it was in her church where she developed a deep love for sacred music to praise God and share his message of love. For this reason, sacred music is the most important part of her musical career. She has won top prizes and awards for her piano performances in the Dominican Republic and the USA. Her compositions have been performed in The Vatican, the Dominican Republic, and the USA, and her improvisational skills are breath-taking. Martha is the only professional musician who has performed a harp concerto and a piano concerto in the same concert with the top symphony orchestra from the Dominican Republic, and she was chosen to play her piano composition "Celebration" at the Super Bowl Houston Live 2017. She did undergraduate studies in piano and harp in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and has three graduate degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University (a MM in piano, a MM in harp, and a MM in choral conducting.)

Hockessin Colored School #107C: A Seldom Told Story - Part Three

Join Dr. Lanette Edwards, author of Hockessin Colored School #107C, as she presents evidence of Hockessin's hidden past. Learn how the well-versed colored community of Hockessin secured educational opportunities for their children before and after the 1896 rudimentary system of separation by semblance.


  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • 11:00 a.m. to noon
  • Hockessin Public Library, Community Room
  • A three part series
  • More information HERE

In honor of Black History Month this year, Wilmington Public Library is holding a Special Speaker series named after Maya Angelou’s poem, “And Still I Rise.” The Wilmington Public Library is hosting several important guests throughout February, making it a destination for those in the area looking to attend Black History Month events.

More Event Info Here

Saints, Heretics and Fist-Fighting Priests: a Lenten Series led by Fr. Kenn


We will explore Christianity in the 5th Century using the book, Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 years, by Philip Jenkins. In this fascinating account of the surprisingly violent fifth-century church, Philip Jenkins describes how political maneuvers by a handful of powerful characters shaped Christian doctrine.


  • Wednesdays, February 21 to March 20, 2024
  • From 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Available also on Zoom
  • Get the book HERE


Mill Creek Ministerium Lenten Lunch and Worship Service


The Mill Creek Ministerium warmly invites you to our annual Lenten services, accompanied by a delightful soup and bread lunch. Begin this Lenten season with a time of reflection, community, and nourishment. 


The first service will be led by our very own Father Kenn and Martha De Luna on February 21, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. St. Barnabas is in charge of providing soup and bread for the luncheon on the 21st. Please sign up at the back of the church if you are able to help. Your participation will greatly enrich our communal experience. 


These weekly services will be held every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at Limestone Presbyterian Church, located at 3201 Limestone Road, through March 20. Come and be part of this meaningful tradition. Let's walk together through this time of Lent, strengthening our faith and community bonds

sign up to bring soup or bread

Special Announcement from Building & Grounds



The lounge, conference room and church office will be closed beginning Thursday, January 18 and will remain closed for approximately 3 weeks. This is to allow the hardwood floors to be refinished, as they were seriously damaged by the water leak we experienced in July.


During this closure, the church treasurer will be located in the youth room at the end of the hall nearest the bathrooms on the main floor. Martha will be working from the sanctuary. Fr. Kenn will still be available and reachable via his cell phone, (520) 561-1852. The various groups who use the lounge and conference rooms to meet will have several options for new temporary meeting spaces. The Chapel will be available, as will the youth room outside of regular office hours. Additionally, the Sanctuary can be made available if necessary. Those in need of space to meet can coordinate with our Parish Administrator, Martha De Luna (Martha@stb-de.org.) We hope to have coffee hour after the 10 a.m. Worship Services in the Great Hall, downstairs.


We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause and hope to be fully back up and running as before sometime in the middle of February. 

Prayer Requests

  • Submit prayer requests to the Office by 9 p.m. on Tuesdays for inclusion in Sunday's bulletin
  • Prayer requests will remain in the bulletin for one month
  • Prayer and Praise Chain offers the opportunity for parishioners to pray four the needs of our parish family
  • Contact Leslie Walker to submit a name to the Prayer and Praise chain

St. Barnabas Office Information


  • Phones are covered during office hours and after hours messages are checked daily. (302) 994-6607
  • Office hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Please call Fr. Kenn for Pastoral Emergency (520) 561-1852

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Keep up to date on all activities by subscribing to the St. Barnabas Events Calendar.

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Submissions:

Please submit announcement information for The St. Barnabas eNews to Beth Engler 

no later than Wednesday 9 p.m.