Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
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Sunday, September 24

A Warm Welcome!

We welcome Hsin-Jo Lee, our new accompanist for the Adult, Junior and Cherub Choirs! Hsin-Jo is a Master’s degree student at the University of Michigan where she is a double major in piano performance and chamber music. She is also studying organ with Dr. Kola Olowabi.

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.

Fall Minstry Start Dates

The new Church School year will kick off on Sunday, September 10, with the Parish Picnic that same day. Wondering when your favorite ministry is going to be meeting? Check out the full list HERE.

Church School Announcements

A New Church School Year Begins!

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 Classes start at 9:45 am, children join their families at the Children's Entrance Hymn. If you have not yet registered, packets are available at the Welcome Table in the Lobby. Questions? Contact Carol Ferguson, Director of Children and Youth.

Faith Explorers

Sunday, October 8 at 11:30 am in the Church. Children K-5 are invited to discover the Bells of St. Andrew's and the St. Dunstan Handbell Choir. With the help of Dave Hunsche and Fr. Alan, we'll ring, sing, and ding-a-ling our way around the church and up the bell tower.

Upcoming Events

Youth Choir Rehearsals Begin!

The Cherub Choir (K-2nd grade) rehearse from 4:30-5:15 pm and sing on the third Sunday of the month, at special concerts, and for the 9:15am Family Service.

The Junior Choir (3rd-9th grade) rehearse from 5:15-6:30 pm and sing on the first Sunday of the month, and at special services and concerts.

The Junior Handbell Choir (3rd-9th grades) will re-form as their own independent group if we have enough children. If not enough members, they will play with the St. Dunstan Handbell Choir.

Animal Blessing

Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm on the front lawn. All animals (or stuffed toys or photos) are welcome!

Music for Meditation, Program One: Sacred Art Song

On Sunday, October 1, at 7:15 pm, Deborah Friauff, Soprano, and Alan Gibson, Baritone, bring images of light and bells, and themes of the Incarnation, Prayer and God's greatness, set by great composers of art song such as Hugo Wolf, Peter Cornelius, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy and Louis Vierne.

Elder Care and Civic Responsibility Presentation

Tuesday, October 10, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Please join us to learn more about the issues of family care. All Michiganders deserve the care we need to live full and healthy lives, from infants and young children to older adults and people with disabilities. Sponsored by Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Michigan United, and Merilynne Rush.

Coventry Suppers

Sign up at the Welcome Table today to be a part of this potluck fellowship. See the September Network for more information.

Music Notes

Hymn 312: Strengthen for Service

The text of this hymn is based on an post-communion prayer written in Syria before 350 AD. It was adapted as a hymn by Ephrem of Edessa (ca. 306-373), which was used throughout the middle East and Asia; it was known in south India by the fifth century. The great translator John Mason Neale discovered and translated this prayer in the 19th century, and Charles Humphreys rendered the prose into these simple but powerful verses. This lovely, lyrical tune was written for this text in 1941 and named for a region on the southwestern coast of India. --Donna Wessel Walker

Simile Est Regnum Caelorum (Guerrero)

Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599) spent almost his entire career at the cathedral in Seville, Spain. He was so exceptional as a boy chorister that, at the age of 21, he was appointed director of music (maestro) and served in that post until his death. This morning's anthem, one of a set of nineteen five-part motets published in 1603, sets the parable of the hired servants found in Matthew 20:1-4. --Dennis Powers


Do You Have a St. Andrew's Parking Permit?

We continue to ask that all parishioners place a permit onto the lower left corner of their back window to identify themselves as having permission to park in our lot. Permits are available at no cost from the church office during office hours or after services on Sundays. Vehicles without permits WILL BE TOWED.

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, September 3 - Proper 17

Jeremiah 15:15-21   |   Psalm 26:1-8   |   Romans 12:9-21   |   Matthew 16:21-28

Sunday, September 10 - Proper 18

Ezekiel 33:7-11   |   Psalm 119:33-40   |   Romans 13:8-14   |   Matthew 18:15-20

Sunday, September 17 - Proper 19

Genesis 50:15-21   |   Psalm 103:8-13   |   Romans 14:1-12   |   Matthew 18:21-35

Sunday, September 24 - Proper 20

Jonah 3:10-4:11   |   Psalm 145:1-8   |   Philippians 1:21-30   |   Matthew 20:1-16

Looking ahead?

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

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