Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
734 663.0518  |

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Sunday, September 23

Food Drive Ingathering

The ingathering of food will takes place Sunday, September 23. If you would prefer to make a financial donation, please make checks out to FoodGatherers.


The Stewardship Committee has arranged for two special Sunday gatherings to further discuss the ministry of St. Andrew’s and our role, individually, in supporting it.

On Sunday, September 23 we will host a brunch in the lounge at 8:45 am and a presentation starting at 9:00 am for the 8:00 and 10:00 am congregations. Plan to stay a little later after church if you are an 8 o’clocker, or get to church a little early if you are a 10 o’clocker. There will be food for all ages and childcare before Church School starts for those who would like it.

Compline: Sundays at 8pm

The final service of Compline for the season will be sung in the Church at 8:00 pm. Compline will resume in September.

Upcoming Events

Faith Explorers: Angels of the Bible

Join the Faith Explorers on Sunday, September 30 as we learn about the “treasures of Episcopal life” when we explore “Angels of the Bible.” Discover Angels in the sanctuary and hear a very special story with the Rev. Sally Boelter. Our Faith Explorer expedition for children through grade 5 begins immediately following the 10:00 am service in the Church - a special Angel gift bag and heavenly surprise awaits!

CROP Hunger Walk: September 30

The annual Ann Arbor CROP Hunger Walk will take place this year on Sunday, September 30. Registration begins at 1:00 pm at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church (2309 Packard, Ann Arbor). The CROP Hunger Walk raises funds to fight hunger globally and locally. Locally, the CROP walk supports the Breakfast Program. Sign up to walk or donate on the St. Andrew’s page of the CROP Hunger Walk website:

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 pm on the front lawn. All animals (or stuffed toys or photos) are welcome!

Music for Meditation

Program One: Andrew Anderson, Piano. Sunday, October 7 at 7:15 pm in the Church. His program will include works by J.S. Bach, Rameau, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Schoenberg, and Ruth Crawford.

Our Town: October 13 + 14

Our Town is presented by the St. Andrew’s Players on Saturday, October 13 at 7pm and Sunday, October 14 at 12:00 pm. Please join us for a delicious brunch hosted by J2A at 11:30am in the Parish Hall on Sunday prior to the matinee performance at Noon. “A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, …. as we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes.” A free-will offering for both play and brunch is greatly appreciated to support our future theater productions and youth events.

Flu Shots: October 21

The Huron Visiting Nurse Service will administer influenza vaccinations on Sunday, October 21, 8:30 to 11 am, in the Lounge. To increase effectiveness, four influenza strains are covered in this vaccine. Adults with chronic diseases are especially encouraged to have the flu vaccine. The HVNS accepts BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna and Medicaid/MI-Child; Medicare, Blue Care Network, Priority Health, and HAP are also accepted with no co-pay required. The cost is $33 (cash, check and credit cards accepted).

2018-19 Social Justice Ministry Series

Black and White in Ann Arbor is a four-part series that hopes to foster a greater understanding of the roots and complexities of black-white relations in Ann Arbor, and inspire action in our community.

October 10, 2018: The Social Justice Ministry of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church welcomes you for a showing and discussion of Trinity Church Wall Street's 'MLK Jr.: Epistles and Prophets' series: Phil Jackson on Thomas Merton's 'Letters to a White Liberal.'

On Wednesday, October 10, please join St. Andrew's at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary for Evensong, a service of evening prayers, and from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Parish Hall for a Potluck and Presentation. Group discussion follows a formal presentation on the night's topic.

    Black and White in Ann Arbor Dates & Topics
  • October 10, 2018: Framing the Conversation
  • November 14, 2018: Ann Arbor & Slavery
  • February 20, 2019: Ann Arbor & Civil Rights
  • May 1, 2019: Being Black in Ann Arbor Today

This event is free and open to the public. Information on getting to St. Andrew's can be found HERE.

PRESS RELEASE   |   OCTOBER 10 poster   |   SERIES poster


2018-19 Parish Directories Available

Be sure to pick up a new parish directory in the Narthex or Lobby!

Coventry Suppers

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

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.


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

LEVAS 194: Lead me, Guide me

Doris Akers (1923-1995), one of the leading lights of Gospel music in the 20th century, wrote this driving Gospel song. A precocious musician, she moved to Los Angeles from her native Missouri in her early 20s and established several choral ensembles, a teaching and conducting method, and a publishing house. Her songs became standards in the Gospel repertoire, recorded by many artists and acknowledged as “national treasures” by the Smithsonian; she was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Her honest faith and fervent prayer are expressed in “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” and in this hymn. --Donna Wessel Walker

Unto Thee O Lord (Powell)

Robert J. Powell (b. 1932) is organist at Trinity United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. He received a Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 1958, where he studied composition under and was influenced by Harold Friedell (1905-1958), the legendary Organist and Choirmaster at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church on Park Avenue, who mentored an entire generation of Anglican church musicians. Although he has composed in nearly every genre of church music, Powell is especially known for his contributions to the hymn concertato. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, September 2 - Proper 17

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9   |   Psalm 15   |   James 1:17-27   |   Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Sunday, September 9 - Proper 18

Isaiah 35:4-7a   |   Psalm 146   |   James 2:1-17   |   Mark 7:24-37

Sunday, September 16 - Proper 19

Isaiah 50:4-9a   |   Psalm 116:1-8   |   James 3:1-12   |   Mark 8:27-38

Sunday, September 23 - Proper 20

Wisdom of Solomon 1:16 - 2:1, 12-22   |   Psalm 54   |   James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a   |   Mark 9:30-37

Sunday, September 30 - St. Michael and 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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