Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
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Sunday, September 22

Millennial Brunch Group

Do you love brunch and St. Andrew's? Come join the fun with the St. Andrew's Millennial Brunch group! On Sunday, September 22, we will be going to Miss Kim’s (415 N 5th Ave.). Meet the group in the narthex after the 10:00 am service or at the restaurant at 11:30 am.  To be added to our email list please email Bill Bryan at You don’t even have to be a millennial to come; all young - and older - folks are welcome!

Tour Ann Arbor's Underground Railroad Sites

The St. Andrew’s Social Justice Ministry is sponsoring a tour of Ann Arbor’s Underground Railroad sites on Sunday, September 22. The tour leaves from St. Andrew’s at 2:00 pm with a guide from the African American Cultural and Historical Museum and returns to the church at 4:00 pm.  Please join us in learning how Ann Arborites aided African American slaves on their journeys to freedom. Cost: $20 per person. Register at the information table after each service on September 15.

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

Social Justice Ministry Planning Meeting

The St. Andrew's Social Justice Ministry will hold a planning meeting in the church lounge on Wednesday, September 25, from 7-9 pm, to discuss the 2019-2020 continuation of the series "Black and White in Ann Arbor: It's Not What You Think." Anyone interested in helping to plan events and activities for this year's series is welcome to attend.

Estate-Planning Seminar

On Sunday, September 29, St. Andrew’s will host a free estate-planning seminar at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall. The seminar will feature Virginia Cardwell, an estate-planning attorney with local law firm Ferguson, Widmayer & Clark. This seminar is for everyone--from those who haven’t yet prepared a will to those who are fine-tuning their estate plans. Information includes how to leave funds to the Episcopal Church and St. Andrew’s. There will be a Q&A portion, so be sure to bring your questions. We’ll have snacks, too. Please join us.

Music for Meditation

Program 1: Haskell Small, Piano. Sunday, October 6 at 7:15 pm in the Church. Composer and pianist Haskell Small has been praised for the exquisite blend of sound and silence in his compositions and for his prodigious technique and subtle touch at the keyboard. Small will offer selections from Federico Mompou’s Musica Callada (Quiet Music), as well as works by Eric Satie, Arvo Pärt, and his own compositions.

CROP Hunger Walk

The annual Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk will take place this year on Sunday, October 6. Registration begins at 1:00 pm at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church (2309 Packard. St.). The CROP Hunger Walk raises funds to fight hunger globally and locally. Locally, the CROP walk supports the Breakfast Program. You can sign up to walk or to donate on the St. Andrew’s page of the CROP Hunger Walk website (

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 pm on the front lawn. All animals (or stuffed toys or photos) are welcome!

Bishop Gibbs’ Retirement Celebration & Holy Eucharist

Honoring the Ministries of Bishop Gibbs & Karlah Gibbs: Saturday, November 9, 11:00 am at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit). Regional Dinner & Open House: Huron Valley & Trinity Deaneries Celebration Dinner on Saturday, October 5, 6 – 8:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church (574 S. Sheldon Road, Plymouth). $15 per person, RSVP at


Acolytes Needed!

Acolytes needed for 10:00 am Sunday Eucharist. Anyone Middle School age or older (including adults) is welcome. Normally acolytes serve about once per month, but scheduling is completely flexible. The duties are not difficult and training will be provided. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Scott Gerstenberger (; (734) 678-0914).

Parish Callers Needed

Do you like to visit people? Perhaps being a Parish Caller is for you. We visit parishioners confined to their residence as a way of keeping up a church connection with them. If you know of anyone who would like a visit please contact the church office. In addition, on the first Tuesday of each month, we attend the Eucharist at Glacier Hills Retirement Center at 3:30 pm, preceded by an informal tea and social time at 3:00 pm. For more details contact Julie Lewis 734-662-9211 or

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.

If you haven’t registered for Church School yet, packets are available at the Welcome Table in the Lobby.

Music Notes

O Be Joyful In the Lord (Wood)

Charles Wood (1866-1926) was one of fifty inaugural class members at the Royal College of Music in London in 1883, studying composition under Charles Villiers Stanford and Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. Wood is primarily remembered today for his Anglican church music. Perhaps his most familiar work is the harmonization of the Dutch tune “Hoe groot de vrugten zijn” (first appearing in The Psalms of David, published in Amsterdam in 1685, sung to the text “This Joyful Eastertide”) by the Anglican priest George Ratcliffe Woodward; in that guise, it appears as hymn No. 192 in the Hymnal 1982. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, September 1 - Proper 17

Proverbs 25:6-7   |   Psalm 112   |   Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16   |   Luke 14:1, 7-14

Sunday, September 8 - Proper 18

Deuteronomy 30:15-20   |   Psalm 1   |   Philemon 1-21   |   Luke 14:25-33

Sunday, September 15 - Proper 19

Exodus 32:7-14   |   Psalm 51:1-11   |   I Timothy 1:12-17   |   Luke 15:1-10

Sunday, September 22 - Proper 20

Amos 8:4-7   |   Psalm 113   |   I Timothy 2:1-7   |   Luke 16:1-13

Sunday, September 29 - St. Michael & All Angels

Genesis 28:10-17   |   Psalm 103:19-22   |   Revelation 12:7-12   |   John 1:47-51

Looking ahead?

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

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