Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
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Organ Fundraiser Concert

We invite you to join us for the final fundraiser concert of the season for St. Andrew's new Richards and Fowkes organ. On Sunday, May 21 at 4:00 pm the combined St. Andrew's Adult Choir and Vocal Arts Ensemble, accompanied by the Ann Arbor Camerata, will present Franz Josef Haydn's complete Missa Cellensis Hob.XXII.5. Tickets ($20/10 students) available at the door.

Sunday, May 21

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Please join us for a reception in Parish Hall following the 10:00 am service as we recognize and celebrate our 2017 graduates.

Faith in Public: Book Discussion

The "Faith in Public" book discussion concludes Sunday with discussion on "Policing" at 11:30 am in the Chapel.

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, May 21, to depart for Ama Bistro. To be added to our email list to receive announcements of future gatherings, please email Lauren Emerson (

Organ Fundraiser Concert

We invite you to join us for the final fundraiser concert of the season for St. Andrew’s new Richards and Fowkes organ. Today at 4:00 pm the combined St. Andrew’s Adult Choir and Vocal Arts Ensemble, accompanied by the Ann Arbor Camerata, will present Franz Josef Haydn’s complete Missa Cellensis Hob.XXII.5. Tickets ($20/10 students) available at the door.

Upcoming Events

Bible Study Hiatus

Bible Study concludes for the summer on Thursday, May 25.

Confirmation and Reception

A service of Confirmation and Reception will be held Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm at St. John's Church, Plymouth for our YAC and adult Confirmands.

Summer Office Hours

The Church Office is closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Starting Tuesday, May 29, the Church Office will be open 9:00 am to 1:00 pm,. Monday through Friday.

Memorial Day Eucharist

On Monday, May 29, a Eucharist will be offered in the Church at 10:00 am in observance of Memorial Day. If you have not previously submitted names of loved ones who died in the armed services you may do so by calling the church office. Names of individuals submitted in previous years will be remembered at this service.

Free Vacation Bible School

Don’t miss "Marketplace 49 A.D.: Travels with Paul" this June 20-22 from 9:30 am - 12:15pm. This year’s theme brings us the Roman world, agora Marketplace, Olympic games, and a special visit from the Howell Nature Center. Volunteers Needed: Parishioners of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Volunteer positions including shopkeepers, games leader, small group leader and more need to filled. Register online HERE by June 4.

Music Notes

Etoile du Soir (Vierne)

Louis Vierne's use of slow shimmering trills and delightfully colorful harmonies in Étoile du soir (Star of the Evening), evoke images of glimmering stars appearing as night falls. A canonic duet defines the middle section before a return to the atmospheric sparkle of the first. Although nearly blind from birth, Vierne’s music shows an astonishing affinity for visual impressions. A much sought-after teacher, composer, and world-famous performer, he served as the Organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, until his death there while giving a concert. -- J Bennett

Hymn 516: Come down, O Love divine

This fervently personal invocation of the Holy Spirit came into English worship through the efforts of its translator, R. F. Littledale, a leader in the 19th-century Anglo-Catholic movement. The tune, which sounds like a folk tune, was composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and named "Down Ampney" for the Gloucestershire village where he was born. Vaughan Williams studied folk music, and brought many folk and folk-style tunes into the English Hymnal of 1906, of which he was music editor. This is a hymn to be sung from the heart: it expresses the yearning of a soul drawn to God. --Donna Wessel Walker

In Sacred Manner (Pavlechko)

Thomas Pavlechko is cantor and composer-in-residence at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. In 2006, the Episcopal Church commissioned him to co-edit "Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary". This new worship planning resource was released by the Church Publishing Company in three volumes between 2010 and 2013. --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.

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, May 7 - Easter 4

Acts 2:42-47   |   Psalm 23   |   1 Peter 2:19-25   |   John 10:1-10

Sunday, May 14 - Easter 5

Acts 7:55-60   |   Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16   |   1 Peter 2:2-10   |   John 14:1-14

Sunday, May 21 - Easter 6

Acts 17:22-31   |   Psalm 66:7-18   |   1 Peter 3:13-22   |   John 14:15-21

Sunday, May 28 - Easter 7

Acts 1:6-14   |   Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36   |   1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11   |   John 17:1-11

Looking ahead?

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

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