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, November 19, 2023

  • 8 a.m. — Worship Service
  • 10:00 a.m. — Children's Sunday School
  • 10:00 a.m. — Worship Service followed by coffee hour
  • Worship led by The Rev. Kenn Katona
Worship Page

Time, Talent and Treasure! Lots of opportunities to get involved at St. Barnabas

Coming up this week at St. Barnabas:

  • Friday, November 17 - Annual Convention at Clayton Hall UD
  • Wednesday, November 22 - Lady Julian at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving. Office closed.

Stewardship Campaign 2024:

There is no Us without yoU

By now, you should have received a letter from our stewardship co-chairs, Joanie Yulduzian and Lynn Slocomb. Please prayerfully consider your pledge this year and how you can make a difference in God's Kingdom here at St. Barnabas. For questions, email the office.

Online Pledge Info

Casting Call!

It is time to think about our Annual Christmas Pageant. If you or anyone you know has a child who is interested in being in the Christmas Pageant this year, please contact Jordyn Kramer at or (302) 598-3590. The Christmas Pageant will be held at the 4:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve.

The Christmas Bazaar is fast approaching, fellow parishioners! As always, volunteers are needed and welcome. So please, consider giving whatever amount of time and talent that you can give. Here are some highlights and please continue reading for more specific information.

  • White Elephant Sale contributions: drop off from Sunday November 26 through Friday, December 1.
  • Baked Goods Table: Donations needed include baked goods, jams, cakes, fudge and savory treats. Please package items individually and indicate if there are nuts in the description. Drop off at the Great Hall after 6 p.m. Friday, December 1 or before 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2.
  • Cookie Walk: Cookie donations are needed. Bake now and freeze for the bazaar! Please, no chocolate chip cookies. Drop off between Saturday, November 25 and Thursday, November 30.
  • Books and Entertainment: In addition to hardback and paperback books, we will accept DVDs, CDs, video games, books on tape/CD, puzzles, and games.
  • Basket Raffle: Themed Gift Baskets to sell. Please bring your donated basket to the church during office hours or following 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship. All baskets due by Wednesday, November 29.
  • We will also have Used Jewelry and all sorts of Crafts for sale, so any donations of these items would be appreciated!
  • Volunteers needed: We could use your help for setup, clean up or the day of the bazaar. Sign up to help on a sign up sheet in the back of the church or by clicking on the sign up button in the Bazaar Lunch section below.

One hundred percent of the Bazaar proceeds support our Outreach Ministries. Last year we raised over $5,000 which helps provide meals for the Emmanuel Dining Room, fresh produce for the Community Church food distribution center, along with other outreach ministries. We will keep you updated, through our e-News and our Sunday bulletin, with detailed information about what our Bazaar will be offering this year and how you can help with your donations.

Your Dedicated Chairperson,

Mary Icasiano


Libby Green, Bruce Baird, & Joanne Figliola

Themed Gift Baskets needed for Basket Raffle

  • We need donated themed gift baskets to sell
  • Each basket should have a minimum value of $20
  • The theme can be anything of your choosing
  • Don't want to make a basket? You can purchase the items, bring them to St. Barnabas and we will gladly turn it into a gift basket for you !
  • Don't have any good ideas? Click below for some ideas
  • All baskets due by Wednesday, November 29, 2023
  • Your basket doesn't have to be a basket, use any container you wish!
Click for More Info on Basket Raffle

Enjoy Lunch at the Bazaar!

  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Menu: Soup, chili and assorted sandwiches
  • We could use volunteers to help work in 2 hour shifts
Sign up to Volunteer Here

Books and Entertainment

  • Donations of hardback and paperback books
  • DVDs, CDs, video games
  • books on tape/CD
  • puzzles, board games, card games
  • See donation hours listed below for the White Elephant


Due to our limited space and the time and efforts of our volunteers, we are requesting the following:

  • Bedding & Linens – must be sized and labeled
  • Small Appliances & Electronics – New or Gently Used Only
  • Televisions – Flat Screen only
  • Items that can be carried by 1 person
  • Items that are Clean & Presentable
  • Untarnished Silver


  • Commercial Coffee Mugs
  • Plastic Food Storage Containers
  • Knives
  • Power Cords & Adapters
  • Live elephants

We are all volunteers and really appreciate your help in minimizing our time and efforts.

We will be accepting donations:

Monday, November 27 - 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and

5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 29 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 30 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Thank You!!

Our White Elephant Sale generates a substantial amount of money for our many Outreach Programs. We are very grateful for your generous donations!

Donations needed for the Bazaar Baked Goods Table

We need baked goods, jams, cakes, fudge and savory treats to sell during the bazaar.

Ideally the items would be packaged individually and labeled to indicate whether they contain nuts.

Please drop off in the great hall after 6 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023 or before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023.

It is never to early to start baking cookies!

  • Donations of cookies are needed for the Christmas Bazaar
  • Drop off at church starting November 25 until Thursday, November 30.
  • Cookies can be dropped off at Beth's house, 10 E. Aldine Drive, Hockessin
  • Bake now and freeze until later!
  • Please, no chocolate chip cookies
  • For more info, contact Beth Engler

Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees

Join us for the 36th annual Festival of Trees. Enjoy a wonderland of beautiful trees, holiday décor, festive music, and more. The Festival of Trees is the annual event that ushers in the holiday season statewide. Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, the festival features magnificent displays of decorated trees and wreaths.

Friday, November 17, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Brantwyn Estate, 600 Rockland Road, Wilmington. Free to all!

Click for More Info

Over the years, St. Barnabas has been participating in many outreach programs at Friendship House in Wilmington, DE. This year, again, we are participating in their Christmas Gift Program.

If you would like to participate:

  • There will be information and gift lists in the back of the church
  • Choose a gift you'd like to give from the gift list
  • Write your name and phone number on the sticker on the left
  • Tear the sticker on the right and take it with you
  • Purchase the gift/gifts and wrap them
  • Attach the sticker you tore from the gift list to the wrapped gift
  • If you are unable to shop for a gift, but wish to donate, you could give a gift card to Joanie Yulduzian and Joanie will buy the gift.
  • Bring all gifts back to church by Sunday, December 10, 2023

Call to Love by The Rev. David Beresford

  • Book Signing Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Christ Church Rectory, 507 E. Buck Road, Greenville, DE
  • RSVP to Fr. David

Call to Love info

We would like to thank all of the parishioners, especially the beautiful children, who participated in the taping of the video last Sunday. It will be shown at annual convention, and you are all stars!

On Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church Peace and Justice Workgroup hosts Eric Dobson from Fair Share Housing Center speaking on:  Increasing availability of affordable and multi-family housing and overcoming segregation - NJ's successful inclusionary zoning as a model for Delaware.

Westminster Presbyterian Church 1502 W. 13th St.,

Wilmington, DE 19806

News from the Episcopal Church in Delaware

News from the 239th Annual Convention, November 17 - 18, 2023 at the University of Delaware, Clayton Hall.

This year our delegates are Bruce Baird, Peter Itzel and Nicholas Sloman. Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, will be the keynote speaker on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Our very own Fr. Kenn Katona, Martha De Luna and Bruce Richards will be providing contemporary music at the Eucharist on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. There will be a showing and blessing of the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission's Justice Quilt Project at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. The quilts will be on display during the convention.

239th Annual Convention: Keynote speaker Dr. Catherine Meeks on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Livestream Here

Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission:

Becoming Beloved Community in the Episcopal Church of Delaware presents the Justice Quilt Project. The quilt squares from 12 parishes will be on display at Clayton Hall, at the University of Delaware on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, 2023. You can view the commemorative book by clicking here.

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

Best contacts for specific items:

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

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

no later than Wednesday 9 p.m.