Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

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

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2017-18 Parish Photo Directory

Sign up now for the 2017-18 parish photo directory! For your participation you will receive a copy of the photo directory and an 8x10 photo free of charge. Photos for will be taken at the church April 25-29. Register after Sunday services at the Welcome Table. Online registration is available Monday - Friday HERE (Church Code: MI965; Password: Church) until April 16. Contact Stephanie Barker with questions (; 734-747-6209).

March 26

Food Drive for FoodGatherers

We will be handing out grocery bags at the end of the service today in hopes that you will be able to Take a Sack and Bring it Back... hopefully filled with food items for FoodGatherers.  Bag distribution is Sunday, March 26 and collection is Sunday, April 2.

Road Closures on March 26 and April 9

Please note that the Ann Arbor Marathon will be run Sunday, March 26 from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm and the Trail to the Victors 5K will be run on Palm Sunday, April 9. Visit to view a complete list of road closures for these events.

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

Upcoming Events


Saturday, April 1 at 8:00 am in the Chapel. Come learn about potential emergencies and how to help, as well as information specific to the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). To register, contact the church office by Wednesday, March 29. Contact Mary Hunter (,734-971-5248).

Music for Meditation, Program 6

On Sunday, April 2 at 7:15 pm, pianist Leah Claiborne returns by popular demand to offer works by Bach, Dett and Bonds.

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 at the coffee hour after the 10:00 am service on Sunday, April 9, to depart for Ama Bistro (215 S. State St.). To be added to our email list contact Lauren Emerson (

Newcomer’s Reception

There will be a reception for newcomers to St. Andrews on Sunday, April 9 in the Chapel at 11:30 am. Those who are new to the church, and those who are new at heart, are very welcome to attend. Members of the Welcome Committee look forward to meeting you.

Will You Watch With Me?

Our Lord Jesus asked his disciples to watch with him as he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. At the end of the Maundy Thursday Eucharist the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession to the chapel and placed on the Altar of Repose. Please, sign up to keep watch until 11:00 pm on Thursday, April 13, and from 6:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday, April 14.

"Faith in Public" Reading Group

St. Andrew's is starting a reading group on Christian citizenship in the public sphere. Our first book will be "Public Faith in Action" by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz. The book will be discussed at 11:45am on Sunday, April 30 (pages 1-124) and May 7 (pages 125-215). Contact Steven Harsono ( or Derek Peterson ( for more information.

Music Notes

Hymn 465: Eternal Light, Shine in My Heart

This text is a contemporary rendition of a prayer by Alcuin, a leader in the rebirth of Christian learning and renewal of the Church under Charlemagne; Christopher Idle, an Anglican priest in London, adapted a translation of Alcuin's words for this hymn. The music dates back to late 16th-century Germany, and has been harmonized and arranged in many different ways since; Bach used it in a cantata and an organ chorale. The emphasis on light and sight in this wide-ranging prayer connects this hymn to the healing of the man born blind in today's Gospel lesson.--Donna Wessel Walker

Open Thou Mine Eyes (Rutter)

John Rutter (b. 1945) has done much to popularize choral music through his record label, Collegium Records, which records his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. In Britain, it is customary for the Archbishop of Canterbury to occasionally grant very distinguished English cathedral musicians the Lambeth Doctorate (Mus. D. Cantaur). Rutter received his in 1996. This morning’s anthem was inspired by Celtic folksong.--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.

Church School Announcements


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.

Head to Toe: Lenten Outreach

The Church School is collecting donations of personal care items and cleaning products for SOS Community Services as their Lenten Outreach Project. Please bring donations to your classroom or the bin outside the Morning Glories classroom by Sunday, April 23. Suggested items: hair care products, razors, shaving cream, laundry and dish soap, paper towel, soap, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and toilet paper.

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, March 5 - Lent 1

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7   |   Psalm 32   |   Romans 5:12-19   |   Matthew 4:1-11

Sunday, March 12 - Lent 2

Genesis 12:1-4a   |   Psalm 121   |   Romans 4:1-5, 13-17   |   John 3:1-17

Sunday, March 19 - Lent 3

Exodus 17:1-7   |   Psalm 95   |   Romans 5:1-11   |   John 4:5-42

Sunday, March 26 - Lent 4

1 Samuel 16:1-13   |   Psalm 23   |   Ephesians 5:8-14   |   John 9:1-41

Looking ahead?

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

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