News items and stories
Parishioners and guests at St. Barnabas are seeing a lot more color these days. The window they cut in the south-facing altar wall over a year ago has been draped in anticipation since then, and recently a "Coming Soon" poster signaled that things were about to change. And so they have!
Crafted by local artisan, Bill Darwin, and funded by memorial gifts, the window has surpassed expectations and has been a source of joy for St. Barnabites.
St. Barnabas "Music and Meaning" Summer Concert Series Features Gemini, Kathryn West and Doug Howell
St. Barnabas invites the community to attend three special concerts this summer and explore some of the many ways music brings meaning to our lives.
Concerts will feature local favorites Gemini in a family program entitled "Music and Meaning from the 60s" on June 23, Kathryn West and friends performing classic music for strings and keyboard on July 27, and Doug Howell presenting "Meaning in Contemporary Christian Music" on August 18. (Read the details.)
All concerts will be held at St. Barnabas, 20500 West Old US 12, Chelsea, MI (across from the fairgrounds). All the concerts are free, and light refreshments will be served.
A lot of people have body piercings, but everyone of us has holes in our soul that long to be filled. Jesus’ body was pierced by his love for us all. He invites all to come to him and know true love and acceptance.
In the quietness of prayer and music, and in loving community - come, meet and experience the love of God in a powerful way.
If your heart is searching, come and see for yourself, you might just find what you are looking for.
Get your ashes in here! That's right folks, the St B crew will be reminding people that "You are dust, and to dust you shall return" with ashes at 7:00am on Wed at the Park N Ride in Chelsea (M52 and I94). And for those who would rather get their ashes later, we will be distributing at St Barnabas Church Chelsea, 20500 Old US 12, beginning with a worship service at 7:30pm. All are welcome.
Beginning February 12, we will have a Quiet morning service at 8:30am on the 2nd Sunday of every month. This is a contemplative, non-musical Eucharist service. We will use the rites from the Book of Common Prayer and use both contemporary and traditional language. This is geared primarily towards those seeking a deeper understanding of the great Mysteries of Christ's death and resurrection through contemplation. All are welcome and if you are not familiar with an Episcopal service, don't worry, we will help you through it. Check it out!
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.
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.