St. Barnabas is an Episcopal Church and part of the Anglican Communion. This means we are both sacramental and mission oriented. We are a Total Ministry, or Ministry of All the Baptized, congregation, where all are encouraged to participate as each is called by God to do. This means some are called to help with worship, music, teaching, pastoral care, hospitality, greeting, ushering, intercession (prayers), altar guild duties or reading in addition to ordained ministry.
Our ministry team includes Father David Glaser and Father Bill Stech, our priests, and Jan Varady commissioned to pastoral care, Nancy Scott commissioned to pastoral care and hospitality, and Kathy O'Connell, Christian education coordinator and administrator.
We use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. For your convenience, we use easy-to-follow printed bulletins. Our music is wide-ranging, from traditional hymns to contemporary praise choruses. During our service feel free to stand, sit or kneel as you are able. We take an offering, which helps support the church and our outreach to the community, and we appreciate any gift you make. We hope you will find in our service a renewed certainty that God has visited His people.
We welcome you!
St. Barnabas Quilter's Guild presents a "Green" Earth Bag Workshop, Sunday, November 20, 2011, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Taking care of the earth can be fun, and you won't believe how easy it can be. The event is free for all. Held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 20500 Old U.S. 12, Chelsea, Michigan.
St. Barnabas is hosting a Crazy Quilt Workshop on Saturday, September 24, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. All skill levels are invited. Space is limited so register early.
Cost is $15 and includes a light meal and all materials needed to finish a Crazy Quilt block.
For more info, phone Kitty at (734) 475-1546.
This documentary film, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and on the Oscar shortlist of documentary features for that year, focuses on homosexuality and its perceived conflict with religion. Interviews delve into real families—some well-known and some not—and their struggles to come to terms with what it means to honor God through sexuality in modern-day America.
St. Barnabas Days festivities will be kicked off by Danny Cox, music director at the multi-campus Kensington Community Church, Troy, Michigan, who will lead a contemporary praise music workshop for Chelsea area musicians. Before his music directing days, Danny was a full-time recording artist, studio musician and producer.
Did you know that other churches besides the Roman Catholic Church have and pray using a rosary? On February 17, 2011 about 18 members of the community attended a class sponsored by St Barnabas on the history and origin of the Anglican and Roman rosary.
On Nov 20, the congregation of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea celebrated the ordination and commissioning of their second generation ministry team. David C. Glaser and E. William Stech were ordained as priests by the Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs, the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Nancy Scott was commissioned for pastoral care and hospitality; Kathy O'Connell was commissioned for Christian education and administration. Participating were over 40 visiting clergy, with an estimated 190 attendees.
The Rt. Rev'd Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr., Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, officially opened the doors of St. Barnabas Chelsea's new handicap-accessible addition on Wednesday, 29 September, 2010. The modest addition, dreamed of for more than 30 years, finally became a reality this year, partly due to two generous grants from the United Thank Offering and the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan.