Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

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

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Sunday, September 21

Jonah: An Acted Sermon

Don't miss the special presentation of Leo Malania's acted sermon Jonah on Sunday, September 21 during the 10:00 am service. Perfomed Fr. Alan Gibson, Stephen Jones, James Wessel Walker, and Dan Brown, this is performance that can't be missed!

Habitat for Humanity

St. Andrew's will partner with Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley for a build on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4. (Location TBA)

LEARN MORE about the project and how you can participate or SIGN UP to work as a builder or provide lunch for workers

Phone Directories

If you receive The Network electronically, please pick up your phone directory from the back of the Narthex.

Upcoming Events

Oasis Anniversary Celebration

Oasis invites you to a gathering for the Eucharist, food, and a night of music at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, October 4.  The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a celebration of the Eucharist in the chapel. The Rev. Lisa Tucker-Gray will be our preacher.  Dinner follows in the parish hall at 7:00 pm, with a musical program beginning at 8:00 pm.  Performers will include: The Rev. Julia Huttar Bailey, Tiana Marquez, and Jonathan Gardner. Please RSVP for the dinner by September 26 either by e-mailing Joe Summers at jsummers@umich.edu or by leaving a message at (734)846-3578. 

Sunday Adult Forum

The Forum resumes Sunday, October 5 at 9:00 am in the Lounge. This fall, until the First Sunday of Advent, we will examine and discuss the Gospel readings: what do they offer for our consideration about values in the world today and choices in our lives? Led by Fr Charles.

Celebrating St. Francis: Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, October 5, at 4:00 pm, St. Andrew's will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assissi with a special Blessing of the Animals service on the front lawn of the church. All animals (or photos of both past and present animals) are welcome!

Music for Meditation: Program One

Sunday, October 5 at 7:15pm - Victor Minke Huls, Cello

Cellist Victor Minke Huls , who also sings counter-tenor with St. Andrew's Compline Singers, offers a recital featuring three of his string player friends from University of Michigan. Works by Bach, Honegger and Coltrane/West.
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CROP Walk

Please join us on the 2014 Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk. It will take place on Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 pm at the Rudolf Steiner School (2230 Pontiac Trail). Walking or donating to support a walker helps to raise fund to fight hunger globally and locally. Locally, the CROP walk supports the Breakfast at St. Andrew's. Come to the table in Welcome area outside the Chapel after the 8:00 and 10:00 am services to sign up or to get more information.

For more information, to donate or sign up to walk: crophungerwalk.org

Announcements

Coventry Suppers

The Coventry Supper sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Desk.

Those who sign up will be placed in groups of eight that will gather for potluck suppers during the year. When the groups are assigned, one person will agree to call the others to arrange the first gathering. The caller will host the first supper, provide the main dish and the others will each bring a dish for the meal. The idea is for each person to host the group during the year. This is a supper and the purpose is fellowship; it is not intended as an occasion to drag out the fine linens and silver! Each group will decide how often they will gather, but it is suggested that it be at least every four to six weeks.

2015 Episcopal Calendars

The 2015 Episcopal Church Calendars, both Ordo and Regular, have arrived; they are $6.00 each and feature a photo of the acolytes on Easter. They can be found in the lobby, near the chapel.

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

Church School Announcements

2014-15 Church School

Church School is under way! Missed registration? It's never too late to join! If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Carol Ferguson, Director of Children and Youth Ministries.

Guest Teachers Needed

Faith formation is a process of discernment. The Church School and Journey to Adulthood is interested in sponsoring guest teachers to share their stories. The youth groups in particular are eager to hear about your passions, your spiritual journey, an epiphany, or your outreach initative.

Please contact Carol (663-0518 ext. 202, caferguson@standrewsaa.org) if you would like more information on how your experience can provide a meaningful message to our children and youth.

Music Notes

Hymn 541: Come, Labor On

This hymn draws on several Gospel passages that have themes of work in the fields or vineyards; the first verse refers to our Gospel lesson this morning. These biblical threads were woven together by Jane Laurie Borthwick (1813-1897), a Scottish hymn writer and translator. Despite its unpromising first phrase and its old-fashioned earnestness, this hymn remains popular because of the stirring inspiration of its call to selfless service and its sense of the urgency of that call. Singing it puts us in solidarity with all who work for the reign of God, wherever they are on the “harvest plain.” --Donna Wessel Walker

O God My King - (Bruckner)

John Amner (1579-1641) had no formal affiliation with Ely Cathedral but was associated his entire life with its choral foundation. His early compositions conform to John Merbecke’s (1510-1585) ideal style of a simple syllabic setting of a clearly intelligible text but this changed to a more elaborate verse-anthem and polyphonic choral style as the years went on. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

SEPTEMBER LECTIONARY

Sunday, September 21 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 20

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

Sunday, September 28 - The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 21

Ezekiel 18:1-4   |   Psalm 25:1-8   |   Philippians 2:1-13   |   Matthew 21:23-32

Looking ahead?

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



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

Rota

Leaders in Liturgy for the month of September