Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

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

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Upcoming Special Service

On Monday, September 29, 2014 there will be a Holy Eucharist at 5:30 pm in the Chapel in observance of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels.

Sunday, September 28

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

Directory Pick Up

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

If you have not yet picked up your photo directory, they are also available in the back of the Narthex.

Special Service: Monday, September 29

In observance of the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, there will be a Holy Eucharist on Monday, September 29 at 5:30 pm in the Chapel.

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 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.

Actors Needed!

There will be a meeting for the fall play Our Scottish Connexion next Sunday, October 5 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. Actors of all ages are invited to participate this project. Help us celebrate our patron saint, Andrew, with a great history lesson, stories, pageantry and bagpipes! Contact Nancy Heusel for more information, or if you are unable to attend the meeting.

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.


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:


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, if you would like more information on how your experience can provide a meaningful message to our children and youth.

Music Notes

Hymn 435: At the name of Jesus

This hymn is an extended quotation of and meditation on Phil 2:9-10, which may in turn be Paul's quotation of a very early hymn extolling Christ's self-giving love. Its author, Caroline Maria Noel, was an invalid all her adult life: she wrote this hymn for a processional she could not have joined. Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote the tune specifically for these words, using strong rhythms and a modal melody reminiscent of the folk songs he loved; the tune is named "King's Weston" for a village in his native Gloucestershire. The combination is perfect, giving the whole a quiet power to move us --Donna Wessel Walker

To Thee O Lord - (Rachmaninoff)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1843) set two pieces of the Russian Orthodox Church's service: the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and the All-Night Vigil (or Vespers). Both are for unaccompanied chorus and are based on traditional chants. The Vigil is acknowledged as his greatest choral composition. Its high point comes in the fifth movement, Nunc Dimittis, where the second basses navigate a descending scale that ends with a low B-flat (the third B-flat below middle C). This morning's anthem is the last movement of the Vigil. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)


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

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


Sunday, October 5 - The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 22

Isaiah 5:1-7   |   Psalm 80:7-14   |   Philippians 3:4b-14   |   Matthew 21:33-46

Sunday, October 12 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 23

Isaiah 25:1-9   |   Psalm 23   |   Philippians 4:1-9   |   Matthew 22:1-14

Sunday, October 19 - The Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 24

Isaiah 45:1-7   |   Psalm 96:1-9   |   I Thessalonians 1:1-10   |   Matthew 22:15-22

Sunday, October 26 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 25

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18   |   Psalm 1   |   I Thessalonians 2:1-8   |   Matthew 22:34-46

Looking ahead?

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

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