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Through Jesus, God redeems our stories and creates new ones. We'd love to show you who Jesus is.

St. Barnabas welcomes all people. We are part of the welcoming churches of Cape Cod--so no matter who you are--we welcome you. We care about each other, our community and deepening our faith.

Our Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite I

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite II with choir
Nursery Care is available for this service.

Sunday School Children start in the Parish Hall at 9:30 and join us in the Church for the Eucharist.

We're located in Falmouth on Cape Cod.

From the Bourne Bridge, follow Route 28 to Falmouth Center, follow signs to Main Street. We are the large stone church located on the south side of the Village Green.

Our Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite I

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

10:00 a.m. | Eucharist Rite II with choir
Nursery Care is available for this service.

Sunday School Children start in the Parish Hall at 9:30 and join us in the Church for the Eucharist.

We're located in Falmouth on Cape Cod.

From the Bourne Bridge, follow Route 28 to Falmouth Center, follow signs to Main Street. We are the large stone church located on the south side of the Village Green.

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News

PARISH LIFE
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The Breezeway Entrance Landscape Committee 

is pleased to provide a status report on raising the $10,000 to fund the landscaping leading to the breezeway connecting the Parish Hall and The All Saints Chapel. The good news is that we are halfway along on our goal.  Both trees have been purchased, and a donation has been given to fund the irrigation system.  Now we are relying on your generosity to help us finance the balance.  If you did not receive information about making a memorial donation/contribution, brochures are available in the Narthex (the entrance of the Church).  Our thanks to those of you who have contributed.  For those of you who have it in mind to help.  Thank you for keeping the Breezeway Landscape Project growing -- Dick Boyden, Chair of Breezeway Landscape Committee

The Vestry is currently in the process of exploring and reviewing the services and functions of all ministries and committees of Saint Barnabas. Part of this process is asking for parishioners for ideas, input, and feedback. This week, we invite you to provide important input about our Usher Ministry and Lector Ministry. 

*What do Ushers / Lectors do
  ...The tasks before/during/after services
 
*  Who are we and how does the 'Teaming' get done : The Role of Teams
  ...Functions of ushers during services and the practice of teaming the functions.
  ...Functions of lectors during services
  ...The inclusion of Families and Children as Ushers/Lectors
  ...How does the schedule work
  ...What is the commitment expectation 
                              
* Recommendations
   ...What are your ideas /comments ?
   ...What are concerns in the functions?
   ...How can Ushers better serve in this role?
   ...What are the ways to promote the role and recruitment of Ushers?
   ...Can we be more inclusive?  If so how?
 
Email Frank Gormley @
fxgormley@gmail.com with your comments/feedback.
 
Next steps:  Vestry will review/discuss the feedback and comments in their June Meeting and organize this information for the Parish to also review. 

We thank Jeanne Platt, Usher Coordinator (10 a.m.), Pie Smith, Usher Coordinator (8 a.m.); and Richard Stone, Lector Coordinator, for their leadership and ongoing commitment to these ministries.  We appreciate the services provided by the current Usher Teams and look forward to what we learn.


We welcome the Rev. Barbara Peterson Sunday, May 6 as our long term supply clergy person.  Barbara retired in 2012 to East Sandwich after 13 years as rector of Trinity, Marshfield.  Since retiring she has enjoyed working as supply clergy in many Episcopal Churches on the Cape and makes St. John’s of Sandwich her church home.  Barbara grew up in Haverford, Pennsylvania and lived in Albuquerque, NM, prior to moving to Cambridge to go to Harvard Divinity School and was ordained in this Diocese in 1988.  She is a widow and has a daughter and 3 grandchildren who live in Princeton, New Jersey.  In her spare time Barbara takes singing lessons at the Cape Conservatory in West Barnstable, works out at the YMCA, and enjoys, cooking, gardening, reading, and knitting. Rev. Barbara will be here for Sunday &Wednesday services.  Please call the Church Office if you would like to meet with her after Chapel on Wednesdays.

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Dear People of St. Barnabas,
 
Our Sunday services were special indeed last week. The ending of my pastoral relationship was done liturgically through all of you laying hands on me and the wardens praying over me. 
I can’t thank you enough for the warmth and the generosity of the farewell celebration for me last Sunday. I was really overwhelmed with joy by those who spoke to me, those who came especially for the luncheon, and the beauty of the upper hall.

Sometimes parting words are spoken that haven’t been shared before. I was surprised by your comments and your affection. I truly believe that we all worked together to do the tasks of the Interim Period. You held me up in prayer and in my role as Interim Priest. The lay leaders did a terrific job, sometimes with sacrificial amounts of time and effort. Thank you for that commitment to the parish.

The abundant and beautiful annuals you gave me from each table at the luncheon have found a happy home in our garden, and the generous purse is really appreciated. A special thanks also to all who provided wonderful food and did the work of setup and cleanup. It’s a sign of the spirit of St. Barnabas that your senior warden pitched right in with cleaning and was pushing an enormous dry mop all around the parish hall.

I couldn’t speak with all of you individually, but please know that you will all be in my prayers. It was a privilege to serve among you as your priest, and I will take many wonderful memories with me. I wish you well as your search for your new rector reaches its final stage, and I predict continued growth and vitality in the St. Barnabas community.
 
Godspeed,  Rev. E. Louise Forrest

Al Kolodziejski Memorial Scholarship Fund' 

Did you know that there is a 'Al Kolodziejski Memorial Scholarship Fund' through Falmouth High School?  Al was instrumental in getting Solar Panels on Saint Barnabas Parish Hall and garage.  We are one of the first Episcopal Churches on the Cape to do this.  Contributions can be submitted through Faith Kolodziejski  508-540-9943 for more information.

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Altar Flower sign-up

Do you want to remember that special someone or celebrate a birthday or anniversary?  Please sign-up with Kathy Wessling at augustjm@aol.com or contact the Church Office.  We currently don't have anyone signed up for next Sunday Feb. 11.  During Lent there are no flowers on the Altar. But April has many openings.

A basketball hoop has been added to the side parking lot

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      Here the Potts family is breaking it in. 
      Our youth and their friends will be able to

 

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Colette Potts, our Director of Children's Ministries, has received a book deal about the Sunday School program -- Love Self, Love Neighbor, Love God.  Several churches have already showed interest in what we are doing, and how we are doing it!  Congratulations again and look for future announcements.

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