Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

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Sunday, January 26

Annual Parish Meeting: Sunday, January 26 at 11:30 am

Services will be held as regularly scheduled with the meeting and lunch to follow the 10:00 am service. Church School will meet at 9:45 am, childcare is available during the meeting. The Annual Report will be available on Wednesday, January 22.

2020 Vestry Booklet [PDF]

Nominees for the Vestry are: Carol Bernard, Catherine Carver, Dave Hunsche, Dennis Powers, Dave VanWagenen, Judy Woods
Nominees for Convention/Deanery delegates are: Bob Edwards, Nathan Sten

Compline: Sundays at 8pm

Join us for this brief, meditative service of thanksgiving to God for the blessings of the day and an appeal for protection through the night. 8:00 pm in the Church.

Upcoming Events

No February SASA Meeting

St. Andrew’s Senior Adults will not meet on Sunday, February 2. The next meeting will be Sunday, March 1 at 11:30 am in the Library.

Washtenaw Reads 2020

The Social Justice Ministry will sponsor a discussion of the Washtenaw Reads 2020 book “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” by Jose Antonio Vargas on Sunday, February 2 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. Dr. Deborah Kanter, Chair and John S. Ludington Endowed Professor of History at Albion College, will lead the discussion. Dr. Kanter’s area of expertise is Latin American History, particularly the Mexican Diaspora. EVENT FLYER [PDF]

Candlemas Procession

Sunday, February 2 at 4:00 pm. The St. Andrew’s Adult Choir leads a service of readings, responses, hymns and anthems which focus on the revelation of the child Jesus in the Temple, concluding with a procession with lighted candles. Musical anthems will include those by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Herbert Howells and the "Nunc Dimittis" from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s "All Night Vigil, Op. 37".

Music for Meditation, Program 4

Sunday, February 2 at 7:15 pm. Since 1994, Deborah Gabrion has performed as principal harpist with several orchestras, including the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Flint Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. She will present works by Claude Debussy and Manuel de Falla.

Ordination & Consecration

God willing and the people consenting, the Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry will be ordained and consecrated as the eleventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan on Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 am (doors open at 9:00 am) at The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn). A light reception to follow. For more information, please visit

The 1619 Project: A Conversation

As part of “Black and White in Ann Arbor,” the Social Justice Committee invites you to The 1619 Project: A Conversation on Sunday, February 16 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. The conversation is based on Nikole Hannah-Jones’s essay “The Idea of America,” part of the New York TimesThe 1619 Project,” marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia. Copies of the essay are available in print in the church office, as a PDF HERE and at Please register by February 9 at the Welcome Table or by emailing Leslie Stainton.


Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

The Welcome Committee is looking for volunteers to bring snacks for upcoming Sunday coffee hours. Contact Kathryn Barnes (, 734-883-4248) for more information.

Prayer Shawls Needed

Yarn for prayer shawls is available outside the office once again! If you are making a prayer shawl, please fill out the sign-up sheet.

Church School Announcements

Church School & Nursery

A Nursery for infants through toddler age is available during the 10:00 am service, located on the second floor of the Parish Hall. Children and youth in preschool through high school attend Church School from 9:45 am until they join their families during the Children’s Entrance Hymn.

Music Notes

Hymn 381: Thy strong word did cleave the darkness

The lessons for today emphasize the light that God gives his people, which is one of the great themes of Epiphanytide, reiterating the promise that “the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” This hymn quotes that promise in its exploration of the various ways God sends light, and describes each person of the Trinity in terms of light-giving. The text’s author was a Lutheran theologian and professor, who taught in the US and England. The well-known Welsh tune, "Ton-y-botel", has a strong forward rhythm but is not too fast to serve the depths of this text. --Donna Wessel Walker

How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn)

Today’s anthem, taken from Part II of the oratorio "St. Paul", was a favorite of Queen Victoria’s. The oratorio is an integrated scheme of recitatives, arias, and choruses reflecting the classical influence of Bach, Handel, and Haydn. However, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) also was influenced by the emotional warmth of Romanticism. He employed chorales to heighten and emphasize the religious aura he wanted to convey. This one celebrates the destiny of Paul and Barnabas (and by extension all baptized Christians) to be ambassadors for the Church. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, January 5 - Christmas 2

Isaiah 60:1-6   |   Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14   |   Ephesians 3:1-12   |   Matthew 2:1-12

Sunday, January 12 - Epiphany 1

Isaiah 42:1-9   |   Psalm 29   |   Acts 10:34-43   |   Matthew 3:13-17

Sunday, January 19 - Epiphany 2

Isaiah 49:1-7   |   Psalm 40:1-12   |   I Corinthians 1:1-9   |   John 1:29-42

Sunday, January 26 - Epiphany 3

Isaiah 9:1-4   |   Psalm 27:1, 5-13   |   I Corinthians 1:10-18   |   Matthew 4:12-23

Looking ahead?

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

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