We feed the hungry in body, mind and spirit.
St. Barnabas missions convey God’s love through outreach to the communities that we serve.
At St. Barnabas, we have caring ministries to make you feel welcome and safe.
Worship through Music
Traditional hymns and contemporary music are integral to our worship at St. Barnabas.
Children in this choir learn beginning theory, correct singing techniques, bells, and how to lead in worship through music. The group sings and plays throughout the year at services and occasional celebrations. Contact our Children’s Choir Director, Beverlee Hays.
The Adult Choir provides music for the 11 a.m. service, and also sing for special services, such as Lessons and Carols. If you are interested in singing with us, contact Tom Dewitt, Organist, Choirmaster.
We play several times during the year at the 11 a.m. and occasionally at the 7:30 a.m. service. Contact, Handbell Choir Director, Becky DeWitt.
St. Barnabas carillon bells ring every Sunday, each school day as the students arrive, and every day at noon and 5 p.m. If you would like the bells to ring for a funeral or wedding, contact Becky DeWitt.
Contemporary Worship Team
We have a Contemporary Worship, and Middle School Worship Team for St. Barnabas Episcopal School. If you have or know a student at St. Barnabas Episcopal School who is interested in learning more about our Worship Team, please contact our Contemporary Music Director, Rachel Nunez.
Worship through Service
Lay Worship Assistants
Lay Worship Assistants read the Holy Scriptures and Prayers of the People at all services of Holy Eucharist. Some are licensed as Lay Eucharistic Minister by the bishop to serve the chalice at communion. They may also serve as adult acolytes. Contact Deacon Nancy.
LEV – Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Licensed Lay Eucharistic Visitors bring communion on Sundays to parishioners who are sick or home-bound. Contact Deacon Cathy Stater.
St Barnabas Ushers help distribute service bulletins, usher, collect the offerings, assist during Communion, and appoint folks to bring the elements up to the altar. Contact Sims Kline.
The Sanctuary Candle is on the wall to the left of the altar and indicates that there are reserved sacraments in the tabernacle. The Sanctuary Candle is given weekly in Honor of the Blessed Sacrament and in memory of loved ones, or given in thanksgiving for an anniversary or as a special gift. Make a memorial gift offering
Youth Acolytes assist worship by carrying crosses, torches, the Gospel book, banners, assist the clergy in the table’s preparation. In addition they provide incense at special services. Students from 4th through 12th grade are encouraged to join. Contact Will Miles.
Community Outreach Support Groups
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The St. Barnabas Alzheimer’s Carergiver Support Group ministers to the caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in Canterbury and on Zoom. For more information, contact Lorna Lind.
When a member of St. Barnabas or someone in their family passes away, the Bereavement Committee hosts a reception, which is offered by the priest or deacon. Committee members prepare and serve refreshments for the family and their guests. Contact Pat Strub.
Kairos is an international organization that ministers to the spiritual needs of men and women incarcerated in prisons around the world. St. Barnabas is home for many volunteers for the various ministries of Kairos. To witness tremendous spiritual growth, contact Morgan Gilreath.
Through Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, St. Barnabas Church and School donates gift boxes to children in need. These shoeboxes filled with gifts for specific age groups are brought to the Altar during an ingathering at the end of November for International distribution.
Come for prayers of healing, thanksgiving,
or intercession after your communion.
Order of St. Luke Healing ministry teams are available at the side altar during communion at all three Sunday morning services.
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King is an international Christian order of women and girls who desire a closer walk with the Lord.
For more information or to submit a prayer request. Contact Judy Ochse.
The Journey Discipleship is a transformative experience. By connecting with a small group of 4-6 people, we are building strong Christian fellowships like Jesus did. Prioritizing relationships, we delve into deep issues of the heart, guided by the Holy Spirit and supported by others. Experience true transformation.
Prayer names are listed in the Sunday service bulletin, and during the Prayers of the People. These names are also passed to members of Daughters of the King and Order of St. Luke healing ministry teams. To have a name added, call or send an email to the Church Office.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry members prayerfully knit or crochet shawls that are given to those who are sick or confined, and those recovering from illness or surgery. Prayer shawls are also become a gift for those being confirmed. Contact Pat Strub.