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The New Organ Has Arrived!
You might notice things look just a bit different when you come to church on Sunday - our new organ has finally arrived!
The organ builder has been hard at work assembling the instrument. After two weeks of work, a much of the instrument's case has been put together. Work on the interior and tuning of the instrument will continue in the weeks and months to come.
See the Progress: November Organ Project Update
Sunday, November 28 at 10:00 am. The Liturgy of the Word for the 10:00 am service on this First Sunday of Advent is shaped by the O Antiphons, the texts of which are taken from the monastic antiphons for the Magnificat from December 17-24. Set to music by Peter Hallock, these antiphons are interspersed with readings and anthems that respond to each name of the Annointed One to come.
Rice and beans for widows and children
Greetings! Again I thank God for his continued healing hands for a stroke that struck me for one year now. I can now walk and use my hands though I cannot write with them yet. I am making progress and I immensely thank God! I want to also express my gratitude to the members of St. Andrew’s Church who heard about my hospitalization and called me with prayers and greetings. Thank you very much and may God provide for you in your time of need.
For many years I have come to do Christmas SERVV/Sales of my African artifacts at St. Andrew’s that helped sustain my mini-project of providing rice and beans to widows, orphans, and elderly of my village.
Over the years, I have seen the number of widows in this group grow (61 families last year). Most of them are young widows with little children. With your help, I bought ten bags of rice and beans last year! You have been the reason these poor and indigent women and orphans have food on their tables at Christmas. Last year, you made a contribution of $1,300. I cannot conduct the sales now because of my ill-health, but I am hoping once more that you can help me to put “food” on their tables this Christmas!
If you would like to contribute to the purchase of rice and beans, please make a check out to St. Andrew’s with ‘Stephen Uche’ in the memo line by Sunday, December 5. May God bless you!
Sincerely, Stephen Uche
Hats & Gloves, Mittens & Socks Needed!
Our stock of winter supplies for the Breakfast guests has been depleted! The Breakfast is once again collecting new adult-sized hats, gloves, and socks for our guests. Please leave donations in the basket outside the church office by Wednesday, December 15. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your donations!
Community Center Christmas
St. Andrew’s will again be supporting the clients of the Ann Arbor Community Center through our Christmas Adopt-a-Family program. For the safety of our parishioners and Community Center client families, we will collect your gifts of $50 for each child or parent you wish to support this year. These gifts will be combined into a single contribution from the parish to the Ann Arbor Community Center.
If you would like to help with this effort, please make your check payable to St. Andrew’s, with “Community Center Christmas” in the memo line, or go online to WeShare. Please send/bring your check or make your online donation by Sunday, December 12.
Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist
There will be a Holy Eucharist at 10:00 am in the Church on Thursday, November 25.
Music for Meditation, Program 3
Sunday, December 5 at 7:15 pm. Minji Kim, choir accompanist for St. Andrew’s, is an active soloist and chamber musician. An enthusiastic educator, she currently teaches at the University of Michigan as a Graduate Student Instructor. Minji Kim graduated from Seoul National University with a BM and BA. She is currently pursuing her DMA at UofM with Christopher Harding, and will play works by Schubert and Prokofiev.
Christmas Lessons & Carols
The 62nd Annual Christmas Lessons and Carols is Sunday, December 19 at 4:00 pm! The St. Andrew’s Adult, Junior, and Cherub Choirs and the St. Dunstan Handbell Choir present this traditional Anglican service of nine lessons from Scripture alternating with sacred hymns, voluntaries and carols for the Christmas season. Childcare available.
Breakfast Benefit Concert
ON SALE NOW! Multi-Grammy winner Lucinda Williams will headline a show at The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm to benefit the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s. Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster.com.
The rota for November is available. If you are unable to serve as assigned, please contact the scheduler for your group.
Rota: November 2021
Nominations for Vestry and Deanary/Diocesan Convention Delegates are now being received. Any adult communicant (age 16 and over) of the parish is eligible for nomination. The Vestry meets monthly and is responsible for the care and management of the temporal affairs of the congregation. Deanary/Diocesan Convention Delegates represent the congregation at one meeting of the Huron Valley Deanery, and one meeting of the Diocesan Convention each year. If you would like to make a nomination for one of these offices, please speak with a member of the Nominating Committee: Dave Hunsche, chair; Sarah Inwood, Sandra Murchison, Luke Thompson or Susan Wakefield.
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 December/January issue is available now. This issue of The Network has important parish news and updates, a schedule of Christmas services, Annual Parish meeting information, photos of the new organ's installation, Church School news, a calendar of events, and much more.
The 9:15 am Family Service and in-person Church School classes resume on Sunday, September 12! 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. For more information or if you have not yet received the registration link, please email Carol at email@example.com.
LEVAS 14: Soon and Very Soon
One of the main themes of Advent is the Second Coming of Christ, often presented as a warning of judgment to come: today’s Gospel lesson has a foreboding tone. But the establishment of the full reign of Christ also gives us joy at the restoration and fulfillment of all good things, and this hymn is one of the happiest expressions of that great hope. Written by the popular and influential Gospel songwriter and minister, André Crouch (1942-2015), this exuberant song has been widely published and translated since it was written in 1976. - Donna Wessel Walker
Isaiah 25:6-9 • Psalm 24 • Revelation 21:1-6a • John 11:32-44
Daniel 12:1-3 • Psalm 16 • Hebrews 10:11-25 • Mark 13:1-8
Deuteronomy 30:11-14 • Psalm 19:1-6 • Romans 10:8b-18 • Matthew 4:18-22
Jeremiah 33:14-16 • Psalm 25:1-9 • 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 • Luke 21:25-36
Please visit The Lectionary Page. St. Andrew's generally follows Track Two.