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 Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024

  • 8 a.m. — Worship Service
  • 10:00 a.m. — Worship Service, followed by coffee hour
  • No Children's Sunday School or Childcare
  • Children are welcome to join in the worship
  • Worship led by Fr. Kenn Katona

Worship Page

Easter Egg Hunt and Champagne Reception following 10:00 a.m. worship

Alleluia! He is Risen!

Coming up this week at St. Barnabas

  • Monday, April 1 at 12:30 p.m.- Ladies Luncheon at Buckley's Tavern
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. - Lady Julian
  • Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 a.m. - Early Risers Bible Study
  • The office will be closed April 1 through 5
  • The office will re-open Monday, April 8

Easter Artwork for this eNews is from an original painting by our very own Carol Strukelj. Thank you Carol!

Easter worship info and egg hunt

Coming up in April

  • Early Risers New Series - more information below
  • Pre-Rogation Day Cleanup - Saturday, April 6
  • Earth Day Celebration & Special Coffee Hour - April 21
  • Piano Concert at 3 p.m. on April 21
  • Ministry Reports due on April 22
  • Building Bridges Conference - April 29 & 30 - more information below

Spring Birthdays!

Our next Sunshine Club birthday celebration will take place Sunday, May 19, 2024. We will celebrate all who have birthdays in April, May and June. Robin and Bruce Baird are assembling a display board of pictures so if you are interested, please email a baby pic of yourself to Robin.

Building & Grounds Opportunities

Join Jay Strong and his hard working crew as we get the flower beds ready for Rogation Day. Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 9:00a.m. to noon. Contact Jay for more information.
Rogation Day will be on May 4, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. so please mark your calendars!


Volunteers needed for Flower Guild

The Flower Guild ministry needs volunteers to help with flower preparation. This is a wonderful ministry that provides beauty to St. Barnabas. For more information about the Flower Guild, click here. If interested, please sign the sheet at the back of the church. It will be greatly appreciated!

Understanding the New Testament: A New Series for the Early Risers

At 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, the Early Risers Bible Study will begin a new lecture series on “Understanding the New Testament”. Our lecturer will be Prof. David Brakke, a professor of history who also has advanced degrees in Divinity and Religious Studies. He will discuss the books of the Bible in rough chronological order, beginning as little as 10-15 years after the Resurrection going until just after the end of the First Century. He will discuss how the timing was determined and what specific problems were addressed. This combining of history and theology can give us a new and deeper understanding of the material and, since times change but people don’t, a new way to relate the New Testament to our lives today.

If you wish to join us either in person at the church or by Zoom link, contact Greg Taylor to be added to the weekly Email for the abstract of the talk and the Zoom link.

The Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families

Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services

Invite you to join us for:



April 29 & 30, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This annual conference, focusing on behavioral health and substance misuse prevention, is open to staff, providers, community partners, families, and individuals interested in learning more about these issues and how to address them.

More Info Here

Annual Meeting:

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Following the 10:00 a.m. worship service
  • Ministry Leaders, please get your reports to Martha no later than April 22
  • Election of new vestry members and delegates

Call for Vestry Candidates and Delegates

  • Elections will be held during the Annual Meeting
  • If you are interested in running for Vestry, please speak with Fr. Kenn
  • Please consider becoming a delegate for the Annual Convention for the Episcopal Church in Delaware
  • Interested parties can speak with Greg Taylor or Fr. Kenn

The Philadelphia Eleven a documentary directed by Margo Guernsey

In an act of civil disobedience, a group of women and their supporters organize their ordination to become Episcopal priests in 1974. The Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia welcomes them, but change is no small task. The women are harassed, threatened and banned from stepping on church property.

In this feature-length documentary film, we meet the women who succeed in building a movement that transforms an age-old institution, and challenges the very essence of patriarchy within Christendom

Director's Statement

I am not Episcopalian. I was raised in a Congregational Church, and to me this story is for everyone. It is about how to break down barriers with grace, and be true to oneself in the process. And it is about standing up to institutions that do not allow all people to be who they are called to be.

The story of the first Episcopal women priests has been under the radar for decades. Perhaps this is because they disregarded certain institutional edicts, or maybe because their story is inconvenient. After all, they challenged the very core of patriarchal culture. These pioneers have taught me new ways to think about whose history is recorded and remembered, and who does the work of remembering. ​And they provide a vision for what a just and inclusive community looks like in practice. If we are serious about loving every human being as they are, then we must find new ways forward that disrupt the hierarchies we have inherited, and replace them with the same kind of radical inclusivity demonstrated by these priests. 

My greatest hope is that viewers will watch, listen deeply, and engage with others about how you might stand up so that all of us can live fully who we are called to be.

Info about the showing & RSVP
About the Film

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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no later than Wednesday 9 p.m.