Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
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Sunday, November 18

Bishop Visit and Confirmation

Bishop Wendell Gibbs will be the celebrant and preacher at the 10:00 am service on Sunday, November 18 and confirm and receive twenty new Episcopalians into the Church.

Millennial Brunch Group

The Millennial Brunch Group will gather after the 10:00 am service on Sunday, November 18 to depart for Avalon Cafe (120 E Liberty St).

Check the Lost & Found!

Missing your watch, bracelet, hat, umbrella, coffee cup, saucepots, glass trays, serving spoons, or glasses? These items and more are in the lost and found outside the Lounge.

Compline: Sundays at 8pm

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

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Eucharist

There will be a Holy Eucharist at 10:00 am on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. The Church Office will be closed November 22 - 23.

National Family History Day: November 22

Thanksgiving is the annual National Family History Day. Over the holiday or at other times when families gather, and since 2004, the Surgeon General has encouraged Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family. It’s also a good time to discuss your individual medical decision-making preferences and share both with your health care provider.

Christmas Pageant Meeting

Sunday, November 25 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. The pageant will be performed during the 4:00 pm service on Christmas Eve. Email Nancy at for more information.

Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Working with the Ann Arbor Community Center, we are able to share Christmas gifts for the holiday with area families! Gift tags will be available in the lobby after services on Sunday, November 25 and December 2. The ingathering of gifts will be in church on Sunday, December 9.

O Antiphons: Sunday, December 2 at 10:00 am

The Liturgy of the Word for the 10:00 am service on the First Sunday of Advent is shaped by the O Antiphons. Set to music by Peter Hallock, these antiphons are interspersed with readings and anthems that respond to each name of the Anointed One to come.

St. Nicholas Party

The entire parish is invited to the annual St. Nicholas Party on Sunday, December 2 at 11:30 am in Parish Hall. Children will make ornaments, decorate the Parish Hall tree, and welcome a visit from St. Nick.

Music for Meditation 3: Charles Motokoff, Classical Guitar

Sunday, December 2 at 7:15 pm. Severely hard of hearing for a good deal of his life, Charles Motokoff is an outspoken proponent of making music with hearing loss. He has served on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities as a lecturer in classical guitar and lute.

Christmas Lessons and Carols

The 59th Annual Christmas Lessons and Carols is Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 pm! The St. Andrew’s Adult, Junior, and Cherub Choirs and the St. Dunstan Handbell Choir present this traditional Anglican service of nine lessons with hymns, voluntaries and carols for the Christmas season.


Hat/Glove/Mitten Drive

A basket is available outside of the church office for our collection of new, adult sized winter gloves and hats for The Breakfast. Donations accepted until Wednesday, December 19, distribution is on Thursday, December 20 at Breakfast. This annual tradition means a lot to our guests as they gear up for another long, cold winter.

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

Hymn 665: All my hope on God is founded

This hymn was first written as a grace after family meals in the German Pietist community in the 17th century. English Poet Laureate Robert Bridges (1844-1930) made a free rendition of the original text, widening its scope to include larger concerns: faith’s opposition to all false claims of military and political power; the joy God gives us in the world; and the response of all creation to God in universal praise. Such creative adaptation allows us to respond to the warnings given in today’s lessons with an affirmation of trust in God. --Donna Wessel Walker

And I saw a New Heaven (Bainton)

Edgar Bainton (1880–1956) was a composition pupil of Stanford’s at the Royal College of Music. His professional career in England centered on the Conservatory of Music in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as a piano professor from 1901 to 1912, and as its director from 1912 to 1933. In 1934, he was appointed Director of the New South Wales Conservatory of Music in Sydney, Australia. He founded its Opera School in addition to teaching choral and orchestral classes and, in 1934, conducted the inaugural concert of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, November 4 - All Saints

Isaiah 25:6-9   |   Psalm 24   |   Revelation 21:1-6a   |   John 11:32-44

Sunday, November 11 - Proper 27

1 Kings 17:8-16   |   Psalm 146   |   Hebrews 9:24-28   |   Mark 12:38-44

Sunday, November 18 - Proper 28

Daniel 12:1-3   |   Psalm 16   |   Hebrews 10:11-25   |   Mark 13:1-8

Sunday, November 25 - St. Andrew

Deuteronomy 30:11-14   |   Psalm 19:1-6   |   Romans 10:8b-18   |   Matthew 4:18-22

Looking ahead?

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

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