Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
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Sunday, April 14

Inquirers Classes

Bishop Gibbs will offer Confirmation on Thursday evening, May 30 at Trinity Church in Farmington Hills. Classes to prepare adults for Confirmation and Reception into the Episcopal Church will be held on the four Sunday mornings during Lent: March 17, 24, 31 and April 14. The classes will meet at 11:30 am in the chapel, and each will last around an hour. Adults interested in formally joining the Episcopal Church and those who would like a refresher are encouraged to attend.

Compline: Sundays at 8pm

Compline will be sung in the Church at 8:00 pm.

2018-19 Social Justice Ministry Series

Black and White in Ann Arbor is a four-part series that hopes to foster a greater understanding of the roots and complexities of black-white relations in Ann Arbor, and inspire action in our community.

May 1, 2019: Please join the Social Justice Ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for the final session of our four-part series on race in Ann Arbor now. Local community leaders will discuss race in Ann Arbor schools, the University, and the community.  Resources for understanding and addressing contemporary racial issues will be offered, and participants will have opportunities to join with others in making plans for further study and action.

Please join St. Andrew's at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary for Evensong, a service of evening prayers, and from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Parish Hall for a Potluck and Presentation. Group discussion follows a formal presentation on the night's topic.

This event is free and open to the public. Information on getting to St. Andrew's can be found HERE.

MAY 1 poster   |   BLACK & WHITE IN ANN ARBOR SERIES poster

Upcoming Events

Will You Watch with Me?

Our Lord Jesus asked his disciples to watch with him as he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. At the end of the Maundy Thursday Eucharist the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession to the chapel and placed on the Altar of Repose. Please, sign up to keep watch until 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, and from 6:00 am - 12:00 pm on Friday, April 19.


Church School Announcements

Church School & Nursery

A Nursery for infants and children through the age of 2 years is available during the 10:00 am service, located on the second floor of Parish Hall. Children age 3 - 18 attend Church School from 9:45 am until they join their families during the Children's Entrance Hymn.

Palm Sunday “Experiencing Holy Week”

On Palm Sunday, April 14 at 9:45 am in the Chapel, there will be a special combined lesson for all children preschool through J2A youth. The Church School classes visit five different stations reflecting the events of Holy Week in the life of Jesus. Children begin Palm Sunday in the Chapel and are escorted to their classrooms.

Kalid Easter Offering

Easter is the second time, during the church school year, we ask children to fill their “treasure boxes” with an offering for our foster brother Kalid of Ethiopia. Children are encouraged to save their coins and bring donations on Easter Sunday to place in the large white cross located in the lobby area. Mite boxes available in the classrooms.

Foot Nook Nail Clippers Drive

For this year’s annual local service project the Church School will collect nail clippers for our Breakfast guests. This fills a very specific need and current shortage. Please place NAIL CLIPPER donations in the baskets located outside the church office and second floor Library by Sunday, April 14.

Music Notes

Hymn 158: Ah holy Jesus

The liturgy of Palm Sunday invites us to participate in the drama of Jesus’ Passion, and to follow the way of the cross step by step through Holy Week. This hymn can accompany us on that journey, and lead our meditations on the paradoxes of Jesus’ suffering and the all-encompassing nature of grace. This thoughtful hymn has a long lineage, starting in Latin in the 11th century, continuing in German in the 17th century, and coming into English at the very end of the 19th century. The exquisitely wrought music, a 17th-century German chorale, carries the weight of the words with a pathos all its own. --Donna Wessel Walker

Chorale Variations on “Ah Holy Jesus” (Petrich)

This morning’s anthem by Roger Petrich (b. 1938) is a modern take on a hymn tune (Herzliebster Jesu) written in 1640 by Johann Cruger to set a text for Passiontide by Johann Heermann. The melody is most well known from the uses to which Bach put it. He arranged it for organ as one of the Neumeister Chorales (BWV 1093), and it appears as a chorale twice in his St. John Passion and three times in his St. Matthew Passion. --Dennis Powers

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, April 7 - Lent 5

Isaiah 43:16-21   |   Psalm 126   |   Philippians 3:4b-14   |   John 12:1-8

Sunday, April 14 - Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-9a   |   Psalm 31:9-16   |   Philippians 2:5-11   |   Luke 22:14-23:56

Sunday, April 21 - Easter Day

Acts 10:34-43   |   Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24   |   I Corinthians 15:19-26   |   Luke 24:1-12

Sunday, April 28 - Easter 2

Acts 5:27-32   |   Psalm 118:14-29   |   Revelation 1:4-8   |   John 20:19-31

Looking ahead?

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

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