Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
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Sunday, March 17

Lenten Food Drive for FoodGatherers

Grocery bags will be available today in hopes that you will be able to Take a Sack and Bring it Back... filled with food items for Food Gatherers! The ingathering of food will take place next Sunday, March 24. Cash and checks will be collected before and after church next Sunday from those wishing to make a financial donation. A member of the Ann Arbor community will match all financial donations. Please make checks out to Food Gatherers.

History Docent Tour

There is a History Docent Tour after both services today, featuring the Stations of the Cross tiles. Meet in the chancel after the service.

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, March 17 to depart for Amadeus (122 E. Washington).

Inquirers Classes

Bishop Gibbs will offer Confirmation on Thursday evening, May 30 at Trinity Church in Farmington Hills. Classes to prepare adults for Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church will be held on the four Sunday mornings during Lent: March 17, 24, 31 and April 14. The classes will meet at 11:30 am in the chapel, and each will last around an hour. Adults interested in formally joining the Episcopal Church and those who would like a refresher are encouraged to attend. To register, or for more information, please contact the Church Office.

Compline: Sundays at 8pm

Compline will be sung in the Church at 8:00 pm.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date for AED/CPR Class

Saturday, March 30, 8:00–11:45 am, in the Chapel. There is NO CHARGE and ALL are welcome: both to learn specific skills and also to learn how to help in an emergency. For more information, contact Sue Bickley or Ann Garvin To register: contact the Church Office by Friday, March 22.

Music for Meditation 6

Baroque Music for Lent & Holy Week. Sunday, April 7 at 7:15 pm. The St. Andrew’s Compline Singers and a Baroque ensemble offer a program of music for Lent and Holy Week, featuring a solo cantata Herzlich tut mich Verlangen by Dietrich Buxtehude sung by Katie Sucha, as well as Buxtehude’s Jesu Meines Lebens Leben, and the St. John Passion by Heinrich Schütz.


Carnivale & Chili Cook-Off Thank You

We had a wonderful event full of fun, food and laughter last Sunday! Our thanks to the chefs for their adventuresome spirit and providing chili samplings far better than any taste of Ann Arbor for our first ever Chili Cook-Off:  Stephanie Barker, Kevin Carey, Alan Gibson, Sarah Inwood, Susie Lorand, Elaine Mouradian, Julian Murchison, Roxie Scrase, Nathan Sten, and Susan Wakefield.  Kevin Carey (regular) and Sarah Inwood (vegetarian) were crowned champions. A special thank you to our teachers, youth group and parents for their awesome support providing games and a wonderful meal for all at Carnivale.  And last but not least, our parishioners for your gracious and generous participation.

LENTEN SERIES: Dinner and a Movie

The popular Dinner and Movie program returns on Wednesday evenings in Lent!

This year’s selections explore how life sometimes imitates art with films that caught the development of a societal trend before it became “a thing.” The evening begins with Evensong in the Church at 6:00 pm and continues with a pot-luck supper in the Lounge at 6:30 pm. Fr. Alan will make a big pot of vegetarian soup. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. After we have served ourselves we will watch the movie while we eat. Due to the length of some of the films we will begin our viewing promptly at 6:45 pm.

March 20: Wag the Dog (R, 97 minutes, comic drama)

After being caught in a sex scandal days before the election, the President does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected. His advisers contact a top Hollywood producer in order to manufacture an unlikely crisis that the president can heroically end, all through mass media.

March 27: The Wave (Unrated, 107 minutes, German drama/English subtitles)

April 3: Children of Men (R, 119 minutes, drama)

April 10: Gattaca (PG-13, 116 minutes, science fiction drama)

Church School Announcements

Church School & Nursery

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 until they join their families during the Children's Entrance Hymn.

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

O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (Tomkins)

This morning’s anthem by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) sets verse 6 of Psalm 122 as it appeared in the 1662 version of the Book of Common Prayer. Devoid of angular rhythms, chromatic cross-relations, or dense polyphony, it is more plaintive than insistent. The opening lyric motive, although only measures in its entirety, is repeated over and over again in every voice, giving the impression of a multitude of supplicants sending their prayers to God. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, March 3 - Epiphany Last

Exodus 34:29-35   |   Psalm 99   |   II Corinthians 3:12-4:2   |   Luke 9:28-43

Sunday, March 10 - Lent 1

Deuteronomy 26:1-11   |   Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16   |   Romans 10:8b-13   |   Luke 4:1-13

Sunday, March 17 - Lent 2

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18   |   Psalm 27   |   Philippians 3:17-4:1   |   Luke 13:31-3

Sunday, March 24 - Lent 3

Exodus 3:1-15   |   Psalm 63:1-8   |   I Corinthians 10:1-13   |   Luke 13:1-9

Sunday, March 30 - Lent 4

Joshua 5:9-12   |   Psalm 32   |   II Corinthians 5:16-21   |   Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Looking ahead?

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

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(CL): Choir Loft;     (Cpl): Chapel;
(L): Lounge;     (Lib): Library;
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