St. Andrew's will resume in-person worship on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
We are excited to begin our return to regular worship and ask for your patience and understanding during this transitional period.
Please be aware that a mask is required while indoors at St. Andrew’s regardless of your vaccination status.
A Phased Re-opening of In-Person Worship
Thank you for your flexibility, patience and understanding over the past 16 months. Your faith and faithfulness has helped bring us to this turning point. While the pandemic is not fully behind us, we are excited to return to many of the things we treasure most about St. Andrew’s.
Unless otherwise noted, services will be celebrated weekly starting on the date listed.
- Wednesday, July 28
- 7:00 am Holy Eucharist (CHAPEL)
- Friday, July 30
- 12:15 pm Holy Eucharist (CHURCH)
- Sunday, August 1
- 9:00 am Holy Eucharist (CHURCH)
- PLEASE NOTE: This service will be held from August 1 through September 5 only. It will be spoken, without hymns or music.
- Wednesday, September 8
- 6:00 pm Evensong (CHAPEL)
- Sunday, September 12
- 8:00 am Holy Eucharist (CHURCH)
- 9:15 am Family Service (CHAPEL)
- 10:00 am Holy Eucharist (CHURCH)
- Sunday, September 19
- 8:00 pm Compline (CHURCH)
- Compline will be sung the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Virtual Service Options
We will continue to offer virtual worship opportunities once in-person services resume.
Through September 5:
Starting September 12:
What to initially expect during in-person worship
These measures are designed to protect all of us,especially those unable to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and may change as the public health situation in Washtenaw County evolves.
Masks will need to be worn while inside the church and should be removed only for communion. A supply of masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the doors.
Wafers will be used for the communion bread. Wine will not be offered. Communion will be distributed at the foot of the chancel steps for those wishing to partake. Ushers will direct you to form a single line down the center aisle as you approach the altar.
We will not pass the offering plate. Offering plates will be placed in the aisle to receive your offering as you come to communion or you can give online via WeShare.
Hymnals and Prayer Books have temporarily been removed from the Sanctuary. A bulletin will be produced for each service. Unused copies will be recycled.
What about . . . ?
Thursday Healing Service: This service remains on hold at this point in time due to the the more intimate nature of anointing which is a central part of the Healing Service.
Coffee Hour: Through Sunday, September 5, our virtual coffee hour will continue to be held Sundays at 10:45 am on Zoom. Starting Sunday, September 12, Coffee Hour will not be held until further notice. [UPDATED 9/1/21]
Bible Study: Starting Thursday, September 9, Bible Study will resume meeting via Zoom at 10:00 am on Thursdays. For the link to this Zoom meeting please contact Kathy McPherson.
The Breakfast at St. Andrew's: The Breakfast will continue serving a daily take-out meal with pre-packaged foods. We hope that by the time the weather begins to cool off our guests and volunteers can be welcomed back to dine in the Parish Hall.
Capacity Restrictions: The state and diocese have lifted capacity restrictions but we encourage you to remain socially distant when possible while at St. Andrew's.
Children and Youth Ministries: In order to prepare for the upcoming year, we are asking families planning to attend the 9:15 service and/or Church School families to register online by August 15. If you have questions about Church School or Youth Groups, would like to be a volunteer teacher, or if you have not yet received the registration link, please contact Carol Ferguson.
Choir Rehearsal: All choirs will rehearse in person, at the church. Start dates and rehearsal times are as listed below.
Adult Choir: Thursday, September 9, from 7:15 - 9:15 pm (Choir Loft)
St. Dunstan Handbell: Wednesday, September 8, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Church)
Junior Choir: Wednesday, September 15, from 5:15 - 6:30 pm (Choir Loft)
Cherub Choir: Wednesday, September 15, from 4:30 - 5:15 pm (Choir Loft)
Junior Handbell: Wednesday, September 15, from 4:30 - 5:15 pm (Church)
Church Offices: Where possible, our lay employees continue to work remotely. Mail and voicemail messages are checked each business day. Please contact Kathy McPherson (Parish Administrator) or Kim Tucker-Gray (Finance Administrator) for assistance.
Second Sunday Blood Pressure Screenings: EHM will resume offering a blood pressure screening after church on Sunday, October 12.
Other Ministries or Committees: The Diocese continues to encourage the use of virtual meetings for groups and committees where possible. Please contact your ministry leader or committee chair for information on meetings.
How can I help?
We respectfully request that you do not come to the church if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
If you have not yet received a vaccine and are able, we encourage you to do so. Visit the Washtenaw Country Health Department website for updates on COVID-19 in Washtenaw County and information on scheduling vaccine appointments