Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
734 663.0518  |   office@standrewsaa.org

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Sunday, December 9

Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Working with the Ann Arbor Community Center, we are able to share Christmas gifts for the holiday with area families! Gift tags will be available in the lobby after services on Sunday, November 25 and December 2. The ingathering of gifts will be in church on Sunday, December 9.

Stephen Uche’s Christmas Sale

Next Sunday, December 9. Please join us for Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am where Stephen will feature hand-made artifacts - jewelry, musical instruments, boxes, paintings, hangings, and more. The proceeds from the sale go to buy food staples to be distributed to widows and orphans in his home village of Umunachi Obowu, Nigeria.

Check the Lost & Found!

Missing your watch, bracelet, hat, umbrella, coffee cup, saucepots, glass trays, serving spoons, or glasses? These items and more are in the lost and found outside the Lounge.

Compline: Sundays at 8pm

Compline will be sung in the Church at 8:00 pm.

Upcoming Events

Vigil & Remembrance for Victims of Gun Violence

Thursday, December 13 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at First Congregational (608 E. William). The community is invited to a non-denominational vigil of loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to gun violence. The evening includes live music, student performance, and messages of hope.

Millennial Brunch Group

Join us as we build community with monthly gatherings! We’ll be gathering right after the 10:00 am service on Sunday, December 16, after the coffee hour, to depart for Avalon Cafe (120 E. Liberty).

Christmas Lessons and Carols

The 59th Annual Christmas Lessons and Carols is Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 pm! The St. Andrew’s Adult, Junior, and Cherub Choirs and the St. Dunstan Handbell Choir present this traditional Anglican service of nine lessons with hymns, voluntaries and carols for the Christmas season.

Announcements

Hat/Glove/Mitten Drive

A basket is available outside of the church office for our collection of new, adult sized winter gloves and hats for The Breakfast. Donations accepted until Wednesday, December 19, distribution is on Thursday, December 20 at Breakfast. This annual tradition means a lot to our guests as they gear up for another long, cold winter.

Church School Announcements

Advent Service Project

The Church School is sponsoring a collection of New Socks & Underwear, New or Gently Used Winter Items: Gloves, Snow Pants, Hats, Boots, Pajamas for children and teens at Orchards Children’s Service in Ann Arbor. Your donations of unwrapped, new and gently used items is greatly appreciated and a wonderful way for families to share in the giving season. Please bring items to the “Giving Tree” bins located outside the library and Morning Glories classroom.

Church School & Nursery

A Nursery for infants and children through the age of 2 years is available during the 10:00 am service, located on the second floor of Parish Hall. Children age 3 - 18 attend Church School from 9:45 am until they join their families during the Children's Entrance Hymn.

Music Notes

Hymn 65: Prepare the way

The lively, dance-like music of this hymn is one of the happiest in the Advent section of the hymnal. A 17th-century Swedish tune, it swings us forward in a dancing pattern. The text, which builds upon the Isaiah passage that Luke uses to describe John’s ministry, was published in a Swedish hymnbook in 1812. The text was adapted for our hymnal by Charles P. Price (1920-99), a priest and theology professor who served for many years on the Standing Liturgical Commission. How happy this hymn is in welcoming the Coming One! How it encourages us to open our hearts to the Lord! --Donna Wessel Walker

Comfort, Comfort (arr. Ferguson)

The text of this morning’s anthem is a versification of Isaiah 40:1-5, the passage that opens the final large group of prophecies in Isaiah 40-66. It strikes a note of hope, proclaiming the imminent arrival of God’s peace, while calling for conversion of heart in preparation. John Ferguson (b. 1941) sets the familiar tune within a light, dance-like ritornelle. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, December 2 - Advent 1

Jeremiah 33:14-16   |   Psalm 25:1-9   |   1 Thessalonians 3:9-13   |   Luke 21:25-36

Sunday, December 9 - Advent 2

Malachi 3:1-4   |   Canticle 16   |   Philippians 1:3-11   |   Luke 3:1-6

Sunday, December 16 - Advent 3

Zephaniah 3:14-20   |   Canticle 9   |   Philippians 4:4-7   |   Luke 3:7-18

Sunday, December 23 - Advent 4

Micah 5:2-5a   |   Psalm 80:1-7   |   Hebrews 10:5-10   |   Luke 1:39-55

December 24/25 - Christmas Eve/Day

Isaiah 9:2-7   |   Psalm 96   |   Titus 2:11-14   |   Luke 2:1-20

Sunday, December 30 - Christmas 1

Isaiah 61:10--62:3   |   Psalm 147:13-21   |   Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7   |   John 1:1-18

Looking ahead?

Please visit The Lectionary Page. St. Andrew's generally follows Track Two.



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    • Sunday, December 16
    • Advent 3
    • Lessons & Carols at 4 pm
    • Monday, December 24
    • Christmas Eve
    • Family Service at 4 am
    • Candlelight Reception at 5:30 pm
    • Musical Prelude at 10 pm
    • Holy Eucharist at 10:30 pm
    • Tuesday, December 25
    • Christmas Day
    • Holy Eucharist at 10 am
    • Services will be held as regularly scheduled December 26-28
    • Tuesday, January 1
    • Feast of the Holy Name
    • Holy Eucharist at 10 am
    • The Church Office is CLOSED December 24-January 1

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ROOM DIRECTORY
(BR): Blue Room;     (C): Church;
(CL): Choir Loft;     (Cpl): Chapel;
(L): Lounge;     (Lib): Library;
(PH): Parish Hall;     (RR): Rainbow Room