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Transition Update: May 22, 2022
As the Vestry works to form the Search Committee we also must work to find an interim rector. We want to let you know that the Diocese has found a candidate. The wardens have interviewed him. We had a very thoughtful and pleasant conversation. Last Monday evening the Vestry was also able to meet him on Zoom. At this point we must maintain confidentiality, however, so we are not able to release details.
As we continue to work on this important part of the transition process, we will keep you informed. We hope to have an interim in place before the end of the summer.
Please continue to keep our parish in your prayers.
Generation Y+Z Brunch Group:
Our next social will be Sunday, May 22 at Hunt Park at 11:30 am. Bring your own snacks if you like!
St. Andrew's Mask Policy
As Covid case counts continue to rise in southeast Michigan, we would like to remind everyone that St. Andrew’s has NOT changed it’s mask requirement. If you are INSIDE our buildings at any time of the day or night; in a group or alone, you MUST wear a mask. Please remember that this is for your protection as well as all of those around you, who might be at risk. We appreciate your cooperation.
Bible Study will be on hiatus for the summer starting Thursday, June 2. Evensong will be on hiatus for the summer starting Wednesday, June 8.
Compline on Hiatus
Sung services of Compline will resume in October.
Service Schedule Update
Starting Wednesday, May 4 the 7:00 am Holy Eucharist will be offered on the first Wednesday of the month only. A 7:00 am Morning Prayer service will be held on the other Wednesdays. The services will be held in the Chapel.
The rota for May is available. If you are unable to serve as assigned, please contact the scheduler for your group.
Ushers needed! Now is a great time to join our wonderful group of ushers. Ushers welcome people to church, hand out programs, answer questions and help with the flow of the service. This important ministry at St. Andrew’s is a very fulfilling way to participate in our church. We would love to have some new people join us! Please contact Mary Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-834-4021) with questions or to get involved. Thank you very much for considering being a part of this important ministry at St. Andrew’s.
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 April/May issue is available now. This issue of The Network has important parish news and updates, Fr. Alan's retirement celebration, the Holy Week service schedule, ministry updates, Church School news, a calendar of events and much more.
The Rev. Alan Gibson Choir Scholar Scholarship
In honor of Fr. Alan’s legacy of music cultivation in our parish, the Rev. Alan Gibson Choir Scholar Scholarship fund has been established. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified full-time college level music majors, and they will then sing in the Adult Choir for the Academic year. Donations are welcomed, contact Dr. Deborah Friauff for more information.
VBS is Coming!
Please join us for our annual VBS event on June 13, 14, 15 at First Presbyterian from 9:30 am - 12:15 pm! St. Andrew’s in partnership with First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist and Blue Ocean Faith invite children ages young fives through 5th grade complete to join in this engaging experience. Children in small groups travel back to Bible times and visit the craft marketplace, storyteller, music and movement rotations. Safety protocols in place. Volunteers Needed. Great opportunity for middle and high school teens to be a part of this “super fun” event while earning community service hours.
CAMPERS: Register now at https://bit.ly/3tJUdT7 (The registration deadline is June 5!)
"He is Risen" Easter Video
Celebrate Eastertide with this joyful and fun video proclaiming Christ is Risen from the Gospel of Matthew, as shared by our families and youth on Easter Day from 2021. Easter Video “He is Risen” (6min)
Hymn 292: O Jesus, crowned with all renown
It is a long-standing tradition for Rogation Sunday at St. Andrew’s to sing this hymn. The text embraces all the meanings and uses of Rogation Day: it celebrates the gifts of the good earth, honors the labor of all who produce food and contribute to the common good in other ways, and ends with a prayer that we may use the gifts of creation and our efforts to serve the poor and to worship God. The tune is based on an Anglo-Irish folk tune “Star of the County Down,” popular among folk musicians and arranged here by Ralph Vaughan Williams. - Donna Wessel Walker
Acts 9:1-20 • Psalm 30 • Revelation 5:11-14 • John 21:1-19
Acts 9:36-43 • Psalm 23 • Revelation 7:9-17 • John 10:22-30
Acts 11:1-18 • Psalm 148 • Revelation 21:1-6 • John 13:31-35
Acts 16:9-15 • Psalm 67 • Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 • John 14:23-29
Acts 16:16-34 • Psalm 97 • Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 • John 17:20-26
Please visit The Lectionary Page. St. Andrew's generally follows Track Two.