Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
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Sunday, November 19

Stewardship: 30-Day Update

Thank you for the positive response to the 2018 campaign! Individual pledges are increasing by an average of more than 5% over 2017. We are grateful for your commitment to the ministries of St. Andrew’s. If you haven’t already turned in your Annual Giving card, please be sure to do so!

Millennial Brunch Group

Calling all young professionals, all students, and anyone looking for some post-service company: join us as we build community with monthly gatherings! We’ll be gathering right after the 10:00 am service on Sunday, November 19, after the coffee hour, to depart for the Broken Egg (221 N. Main). To be added to our email list to receive announcements of future gatherings, please email Lauren Emerson (

Pie Sale Pick-Up

Pies from J2A’s recent fundraiser are available for pick up before and after services on Sunday, November 19.

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.

Upcoming Events

Jazz for Pipes! with Rob Bickley and Friends

Jazz for Pipes! with Rob Bickley and Friends on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 at the door, and include light hors d’oeuvres and a choice of wine, beer or soft drinks (limit 2). Proceeds benefit the Organ Project.

Thanksgiving Day Eucharist

There will be a Holy Eucharist at 10:00 am on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. The Church Office will be closed November 23 and 24.

Christmas Pageant Meeting

Sunday, November 26 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. There are speaking and singing roles. Those wishing to sing are encouraged to join the youth choirs rehearsals in December. The pageant, Twas the Year Before Christmas, will be performed at the 4:00 pm service on Christmas Eve. Email for more information.

O Antiphons: Sunday, December 3 at 10:00 am

The Liturgy of the Word for the 10:00 am service on the First Sunday of Advent is shaped by the O Antiphons. Set to music by Peter Hallock, these antiphons are interspersed with readings and anthems that respond to each name of the Anointed One to come.

Music for Meditation 3: Chamber Music

On Sunday, December 3 at 7:15pm, the fantastic Ann Arbor Camerata and Victor Minke Huls, Artistic Director, will feature Brahms’ Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op. 60, and Mozart’s Divertimento for string trio in E-flat major K.563.

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.

Music Notes

Hymn 598: Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to earth

This rather severe text talks about the ways human beings have rejected the love of God until the last verse, which asks Christ to "finish our salvation." Written at the request of the dean of Liverpool Cathedral for Advent in 1928, this text is regarded as a masterpiece in applying biblical themes to contemporary life. The author, Walter Russell Bowie (1882-1969), was an Episcopal priest; he is one of the few Americans whose texts are found in English hymnals. He wrote that "it is an effort to express both the solemnity and inspiration of the thought of Christ coming into our modern world in judgment." --Donna Wessel Walker

Audivi Vocem in Coelo (Tallis)

Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585), like his pupil William Byrd, enjoyed royal favor through their English compositions for the Anglican liturgy. At heart, though, both remained loyal to Roman Catholicism; it is in their Latin output that the two composers are at their most expressive. This morning's anthem is the eighth responsory for the Office of Matins on All Saints' Day. Its polyphony derives largely from the plainchant that was its liturgical basis. --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.

Calendars Available

Do you ever wonder what the readings will be next Sunday or what the seasonal color of the Church year is? Or maybe which Saint or Martyr the Church is celebrating during the week? All of this information is available on the annual “Church Calendars,” both regular and ordo. Pick one up for $6 by the Memorial Garden door.

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, November 5 - All Saints'

Revelation 7:9-17   |   Psalm 34:1-10, 22   |   I John 3:1-3   |   Matthew 5:1-12

Sunday, November 12 - Proper 27

Amos 5:18-24   |   Psalm 70   |   I Thessalonians 4:13-18   |   Matthew 25:1-13

Sunday, November 19 - Proper 23

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18   |   Psalm 90:1-8, 12   |   I Thessalonians 5:1-11   |   Matthew 25:14-30

Sunday, November 26 - St. Andrew's (Observed)

Deuteronomy 30:11-14   |   Psalm 19:1-6   |   Romans 10:8b-18   |   Matthew 4:18-22

Looking ahead?

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

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