Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

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

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January 18

Sunday Adult Forum

The idea of a vocation is often thought of merely as a call to a religious life, particularly ordination. Yet, when our work fully utilizes our God-given gifts and talents for a greater purpose that work becomes more than a job, it becomes a vocation. Join us on Sundays at 9:00 am in the Lounge for a Sunday Forum series presented by members of St. Andrew's who will talk about the work they do and how their faith helps shape it. Sunday: Jim Wortley, Clinical Social Worker. Next Sunday: No Forum. Sunday, February 1: Sara Woodhouse, Veterinarian at the Detroit Zoo

No Church School

In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday, there will be no Church School Sunday, January 18. Please remember that Church School classes will be held at 9:00 am on Sunday, January 25 and will resume their regular meeting time on Sunday, February 1.

Church Office Closed

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, January 19.

Upcoming Events

Annual Parish Meeting: January 25 at 10:30 am

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held Sunday, January 25 at 10:30 am. There will be no Forum or 9:15 Family Eucharist. Childcare is available during the meeting.

  • 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Chapel)
  • 9:00 am - Choral Eucharist (Church)
  • 9:00 am - Church School
  • 10:30 am - Annual Meeting (Parish Hall)

The nominations for Vestry are: Patricia Compton, Steve Hastings, John McLaughlin, Georgianna Siehl, Frank Gordon, David Kiley, Allen Woodford, Sharon MacBride.
The nominations for the Convention/Deanery delegates are: Barbara Mackey-King and Chris Siehl


This year St. Andrew's is again hosting the Rotating Shelter from Monday, January 26, to Sunday, February 1. One volunteer is needed February 1 from 8:30 pm to 7:00 am the next morning. Each volunteer is responsible for staying up for half of the night, but can get some sleep during the other half. If you would like more information, please contact Patricia Bard (734-677-4548,


Eucharistic Bread Bakers Needed!

Do you like to bake? The church us looking to add new bread bakers to our bread-baking rotation. Bakers work from a provided recipe, baking five loaves of bread on Friday and taking bread to the sacristy on Saturday mornings. Volunteers sign up to bake once every one or two months.Anyone interested in signing up for this satisfying endeavor should contact Elaine Mouradian ( to become part of the rotation. Recipes and instruction are provided.

History Books

Interested in our parish history? The new book, "A History of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Part II," continues to be on sale for $25 before and after services. A repriint of the original Arthur Lyon Cross book "A History of St. Andrew's Church" is also available for $10.

Flu Season

If you have concerns about taking communion during this flu season, please remember that the full benefit of the Sacrament is contained in receiving either the bread or the wine. It is perfectly acceptable to exchange the Peace through a friendly wave or nod. Please use your best judgment to minimize risks to your health and that of those around you.

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

No Church School January 18

In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday, there will be no Church School next Sunday, January 18.

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

Here I am, Lord

The refrain of this popular, moving song repeats the young Samuel’s response to God’s call to him in the night, which we heard in the first lesson this morning. Both words and music are by Daniel Schutte, one of the most influential composers of liturgical music today. He began writing liturgical music in the early 1970s with fellow Jesuits in St. Louis, seeking a contemporary musical medium to connect scripture, worship, community and people’s lives today. His success in these goals is marked by the popularity of his music within and far beyond Catholic student circles. --Donna Wessel Walker

Lead Me Lord - (Wesley)

Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876), after singing with distinction as a youth in the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace, spent his career in a succession of posts in provincial English cathedrals. His wholehearted embrace of Romanticism resulted in a musical language characterized by harmonic richness. This morning’s anthem is the final section of an extended work, Praise the Lord O My Soul, written to inaugurate the new organ in Winchester’s Holy Trinity Church. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)


Sunday, January 4 - The Solemnity of the Epiphany

Isaiah 60:1-6   |   Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14   |   Ephesians 3:1-12   |   Matthew 2:1-12

Sunday, January 11 - The First Sunday after the Epiphany

Genesis 1:1-5   |   Psalm 29   |   Acts 19:1-7   |   Mark 1:4-11

Sunday, January 18 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

I Samuel 3:1-10   |   Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17   |   I Corinthians 6:12-20   |   John 1:43-51

Sunday, January 25 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Jonah 3:1-5, 10   |   Psalm 62:6-14   |   I Corinthians 7:29-31   |   Mark 1:14-20

Looking ahead?

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

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Leaders in Liturgy for the month of January