Celebrate St. B's 60th with Music!

Kathy West and Friends will present an evening of mixed musical styles this Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 7:00p.

Revolving around Kathy and the organ, the concert will take listeners through Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. Kathy will be joined by string players, Erik Zuiderweg, Liza Dale, and Margaret Weiss, and pianist, Doug Howell.

Organ solos, organ and string trio, and organ and piano duets will treat the audience to both familiar and lesser known composers: W. A. Mozart, John Stanley, C. P. E. Bach, G. F. Handel, Theodore Dubois, Dale Wood and Johannes Brahms.

Come help St. Barnabas celebrate 60 years of worship and service in Chelsea. The concert is free, open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We'll look forward to seeing you there!

St. Barnabas Celebrates 60 Years of Worship and Service

pictures from our history

In June, 1954, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was founded as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. (If you’re interested in the details, see Our History.)

Last year, we celebrated with a series of events in June:

Sunday, June 8, 10:00a–2:00p – Mass on the Grass and Peace Garden Lollapalooza — The community is welcome to an outdoor mass, hosted garden tours, nature hunts and a quilt display. The quilter’s guild will serve a light luncheon.

Wednesday, June 11, St. Barnabas Day, 7:00p — We’re celebrating St. Barnabas Feast Day with a Choral Evensong, Marty Haugen’s Holden setting of the Evening Prayer service.

Saturday, June 21, 7:00p — Concert featuring our illustrious organist, Kathy West, and various musical friends. All welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 26, 6:00–8:00p — Flower Pounding and Prayer Flag workshop. All welcome.

Our 60th year closes this year (2015) with our St. Barnabas Day festivities. More will be posted soon. We hope you'll plan on joining us!

It's Been Awhile

by Nancy Scott

Has some time passed since you have been to church? Do you promise yourself that you'll go and then you don't follow through? Reconnecting with God can be one of the hardest things you ever do.

I myself stopped going to church for many, many years. As a child and young adult I attended regularly. As my life changed, I no longer went to church. I was now divorced and living in a relationship without benefit of a marriage ceremony. I felt I was not living the life of a good Christian. I now know that God was not judging me, and that I was the one with the excuses. One day I just stopped with the excuses. But wanting to return and actually doing it were two different things. I needed a push to get going. My young granddaughter wanted to attend St. Barnabas vacation Bible school. It was just the small step I needed, but what an important step it was! As I took her to church, I knew I was walking in the right direction again.

Do you need to take that first step?