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Sunday, October 1

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, our annual Blessing of the Animals will take place on Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm on the lawn (weather permitting). All animals (or photos or stuffed toys) are welcome!

Opus 25 Organ

Organ Recital Series:
Thomas Strode, October 1 at 7pm

The 2023-24 Organ Recital Series begins Sunday, October 1 at 7:00 pm. Thomas Strode, Boychoir of Ann Arbor founder and former St. Andrew’s Organist/Choirmaster, will perform a program featuring works by Bach, Howells, Parry, and Thalben-Ball. This event is free and open to the public. The recital is followed by Compline at 8:00 pm.

Winter Clothing Donations

With cooler fall weather, the Breakfast Program is looking for warm clothing items for our guests. As you clean out closets and transition your wardrobes, please consider donating any items like blue jeans, sweat shirts, jackets, coats, and shoes that you no longer wear. While we appreciate all clothing donations, we are most in need of menswear at this time. These items can be dropped off at church during office hours or on Sundays. You can leave them on the bench the hallway just outside the church office and we will get them to our guests who will deeply appreciate them. Many thanks for your generosity.

Upcoming Events

SJM Welcomes Hilda Alcindor

On Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel, the Social Justice Ministry will host Hilda Alcindor, Dean of the Episcopal University of Haiti University Nursing School (FSIL).

With support from many Ann Arborites, FSIL became the first baccalaureate nursing school in Haiti, opening its doors to the first class of thirty-six nursing students in January 2005. The nursing school graduated its first class of thirteen men and women in January 2009 and 279 degrees – both undergraduate and graduate - have been awarded since the school’s inception (250 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 29 Family Nurse Practitioner degrees).

Dean Alcindor, herself a nurse, has been FSIL’s Dean since the school’s inception. She will join St. Andrew’s to share FSIL’s amazing success story, a story written despite many trials and tribulations over the past two decades. For more information, email Thom Bales.

Flu Shots

Michigan Visiting Care will offer flu shots on Sunday, October 22, from 8:30 - 11:30 am in the Lounge. The Episcopal Health Ministries will also accept expired and unwanted medications at that time.

Save the Date: Coventry Supper Kickoff Potluck

Are you interested in an opportunity to socialize with other church members by sharing a meal and fellowship? Then Coventry Suppers are for you! Don’t miss our kickoff potluck on Sunday, October 22 in the Parish Hall at 11:30 am. Questions or to RSVP, contact Susan Wakefield.

Habitat for Humanity Build

The St. Andrew’s Habitat for Humanity Build Day is Saturday, October 28 (also UofM Football’s Bye Week)! Ginger Kinney will be available after all services on Sunday, October 15 and 22 to answer questions and sign up volunteers.

Democracy and the Church

We are called to follow Jesus in every area of our lives. Are you wondering how to do that in the political arena?

Join the Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie Perry on Saturday, November 4, from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at St. Aidan’s (1679 Broadway St, Ann Arbor - free parking on site), for a special nonpartisan program on faithful discipleship in our fraught political situation. Let this be a catalyst for compassionate action with reflection, sharing, prayer, and resources.

This event is free, donations welcome. Registration required.

VIEW the Flyer   REGISTER via EventBrite   DIRECTIONS to St. Aidan's


Worshiping Virtually?

The 10:00 am Holy Eucharist will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel and the bulletin is available in the Publications section of this site.

October Rota

The rota for October is available. If you are unable to serve as assigned, please contact the scheduler for your group.

Rota: October 2023


Compline will be sung in the Church at 8:00 pm on the first and third Sunday of the month.

New Issue of The Network Now Available

Stay informed about life at St. Andrew's with the latest issue of our bi-monthly newsletter The Network! The October/November issue is available now. This issue of The Network has the latest from from Fr. Paul, Blessing of the Animals, flu shot information, parish announcements, photos from Fr. Paul's first Sunday, StA2's "Democracy and the Church" and much more!

Rota: The October/November Issue

Help Us Help You!

Please make sure the parish office is notified about hospital and nursing home stays and requests for pastoral care! If you have a request or update, please leave a voicemail at (734) 663-0518 or email Jonathan at

Memorial Garden Prices to Increase

On January 1, 2024, the price of a space in our Memorial Garden will increase from $500 to $750.

It has been nearly 20 years since we last adjusted the price of interment spaces in the Memorial Garden. In that time the costs of brass name ribbons and plaques on the church wall have increased greatly, as have expenses of maintenance and gardening. You can purchase a space at the current price ($500) until December 31, 2023. On January 1, 2025, the cost will increase from $750 to $1,000 each. Contact Jonathan at for reservation forms and contract information.

Send Us a Selfie!

We are updating the parish database to include photos of our members to help our new staff members put names with faces. Please send a recent photo of you and/or your family to Jonathan at Don't have any digital photos? Opportunities to have your photo taken after church will be available this fall.

Church School Announcements

2023-24 Church School

9:15 am: Family Eucharist

Every Sunday in the Chapel

9:45 am: Nursery Care

Infant - 3 years

9:45 am: Church School

Age 3 - Grade 12

Join us this Sunday!

Registration is now open

Please register your children for the 2023-24 Church School year online (no log-in required!) or complete a paper registration form in the Lobby.


Music Notes

Hymn 492: Sing, ye faithful

The words of this hymn echo the movement of this morning’s epistle, Philippians 2, which describes Jesus’ emptying himself to become a servant, enduring death, to be raised to reign in love over all. This passage itself quotes a hymn that Paul must have heard sung in the community: so with saints reaching back to the first generation of the church we raise this sweetest, and one of our oldest songs. John Ellerton, the author of this text, was a Victorian priest who studied and translated ancient hymns as well as writing his own. - Donna Wessel Walker

Bless the Lord, All You His Hosts (Quinn)

Ian Quinn (b. 1973) is Professor of Organ and Coordinator of Sacred Music at Florida State University. He holds the diploma, with distinction, of Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music and is a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. - Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, October 1 - Proper 21

Exodus 17:1-7   •   Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16   •   Philippians 2:1-13   •   Matthew 21:23-32

Sunday, October 8 - Proper 22

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20   •   Psalm 19   •   Philippians 3:4b-14   •   Matthew 21:33-46

Sunday, October 15 - Proper 23

Exodus 32:1-14   •   Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23   •   Philippians 4:1-9   •   Matthew 22:1-14

Sunday, October 22 - Proper 24

Exodus 33:12-23   •   Psalm 99   •   1 Thessalonians 1:1-10   •   Matthew 22:15-22

Sunday, October 29 - Proper 25

Deuteronomy 34:1-12   •   Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17   •   1 Thessalonians 2:1-8   •   Matthew 22:34-46

Looking ahead?

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