Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
734 663.0518  |   office@standrewsaa.org

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Election Results

Elections were held at the Annual Meeting on January 26. We would like to thank all the candidates and the nominating committee for their hard work.

New Vestry Members are: Carol Bernard, Catherine Carver, Dave Hunsche, Dave VanWagenen
New Convention/Deanery delegate: Nathan Sten, Alternate: Bob Edwards

VESTRY OFFICERS: Senior Warden: Trent Collier, Junior Warden: Dave Hunsche, Treasurer: Norm Richert, Asst. Treasurer: JoAn Wetzel, Clerk: Carmela Brown

Sunday, February 16

The 1619 Project: A Conversation

As part of “Black and White in Ann Arbor,” the Social Justice Committee invites you to The 1619 Project: A Conversation on Sunday, February 16 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. The conversation is based on Nikole Hannah-Jones’s essay “The Idea of America,” part of the New York TimesThe 1619 Project,” marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia. Copies of the essay are available in print in the church office, as a PDF HERE and at nytimes.com. Please register by February 9 at the Welcome Table or by emailing Leslie Stainton.

Compline: Sundays at 8pm

Join us for this brief, meditative service of thanksgiving to God for the blessings of the day and an appeal for protection through the night. 8:00 pm in the Church.

Upcoming Events

Carnivale

Please join us for the Church School’s annual pre-Lenten party, Carnivale, on Sunday, February 23, at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall. Enjoy a wonderful meal, games, cake walk, music, beads, prizes and more beads as part of this Mardi Gras themed event. EVENT FLYER

Millennial Brunch Group

On Sunday, February 23 we will be going to Detroit Street Filling Station (300 Detroit St.). Meet the group in the narthex after the 10:00 am service or at the restaurant at 11:30 am. 

Music for Meditation, Program 5

Nathaniel Cornell, Violin. Sunday, March 1 at 7:15 pm. Nathaniel is a section violin with the Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Midland Symphony Orchestras. An avid performer of early music on period instruments, he will perform works by Bach, Mozart and Handel.

Inquirer’s Classes

Fr. Alan will offer a series of four classes for adults new to the Episcopal Church who would like to be confirmed or received from the Roman Catholic, Lutheran or Orthodox churches. Classes will meet in the chapel on Sundays, March 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 11:30 am. Each session will last about one hour. If you would like to participate in this series, please contact the church office so that materials can be ordered. Long-time Episcopalians who would like a refresher course are welcome to join us, too.

First Meeting: Peter Pan

Don’t miss the first meeting for Peter Pan on Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 am. Actors of all ages are needed - no experience necessary! Contact Norm Richert at nrichert@comcast.net for more information.

White Fragility: A Book Discussion Series

As part of “Black and White in Ann Arbor,” the Social Justice Ministry invites you to take part in a three-part group discussion of Robin DiAngelo’s book, "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism". Participants are asked to register in advance and commit to attending all three sessions: Saturday, March 14, 21, and 28 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Chapel. Register by March 8 at the Welcome Table or email Shirley Harden (shirleyeharden@gmail.com).

Announcements

Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

The Welcome Committee is looking for volunteers to bring snacks for upcoming Sunday coffee hours. Contact Kathryn Barnes (tyyger@comcast.net, 734-883-4248) for more information.

Prayer Shawls Needed

Yarn for prayer shawls is available outside the office once again! If you are making a prayer shawl, please fill out the sign-up sheet.

Church School Announcements

Church School & Nursery

A Nursery for infants through toddler age is available during the 10:00 am service, located on the second floor of the Parish Hall. Children and youth in preschool through high school attend Church School from 9:45 am until they join their families during the Children’s Entrance Hymn.

Music Notes

Hymn 581: Where charity and love prevail

Both Epistle and Gospel lessons this morning discuss, in different ways, disagreement and mutual hurt in the community. This hymn about love has a history in conflict. The text is based on a Latin hymn written by a bishop for a contentious church synod in 796. The dignified, moving music dates from the time of Queen Elizabeth I: the tune was first published in London in 1592 as a setting for a prayer for the Queen during a time of deep dissension in her reign. Often sung on Maundy Thursday, the hymn is a meditation on our bonds to each other, and the need to strengthen them. --Donna Wessel Walker

Let the Heaven Light Shine On Me (Hogan)

Moses George Hogan (1957-2003) graduated from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in 1979. He is best known for his settings of black spirituals. In addition to his work with the Morgan Moses Chorale and the Morgan Moses Singers, he compiled the Oxford Book of Spirituals in 2002. His revitalization of the black spiritual tradition led to an appointment in 1993 as artist-in-residence at Loyola University in his native New Orleans. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, February 2 - Presentation of Our Lord

Malachi 3:1-4   |   Psalm 84   |   Hebrews 2:14-18   |   Luke 2:22-40

Sunday, February 9 - Epiphany 5

Isaiah 58:1-12   |   Psalm 112:1-9   |   I Corinthians 2:1-12   |   Matthew 5:13-20

Sunday, February 16 - Epiphany 6

Deuteronomy 30:15-20   |   Psalm 119:1-8   |   I Corinthians 3:1-9   |   Matthew 5:21-37

Sunday, February 23 - Epiphany Last

Exodus 24:12-18   |   Psalm 2   |   II Peter 1:16-21   |   Matthew 17:1-9

Looking ahead?

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



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(PH): Parish Hall;     (RR): Rainbow Room