Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

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

This Week

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Sunday, February 25

Food Drive

Grocery bags will be available Sunday in hopes that you will be able to Take a Sack and Bring it Back... filled with food items for FoodGatherers! The ingathering of food will take place next Sunday, March 4. If you would prefer to make a financial donation, an anonymous donor has offered to match any funds raised for FoodGatherers during the food drive - please make checks out to FoodGatherers.

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.

Upcoming Events

Prayer Loom

During Lent, come share as a Church family with a visual prayer representation at the Prayer Loom. Please visit the Chapel "where prayer and story merge into a multi-sensory manifestation and powerful expression of prayer." Colorful yarn skeins, will be available to weave around the nail heads and through each persons' weavings as you offer your prayers. We hope you will be a part of this shared experience, as individuals, families and a faith community. A special thank you to Phil MacBride for the creation of a beautiful prayer loom. His extraordinary carpentry talent shines in this unmistakable labor of love.

Music for Meditation: Program 5 - Composer's Timeless Stories

Join us for the conclusion of the Music for Meditation series on Sunday, March 4, at 7:15 pm. Teagan Farran, violin, is joined by Victor Minke Huls on cello and piano. Composers have explored the many forms and colors music can take on to express the story they wish to tell. From the fiery passion of Ravel’s Duo Sonata to the stoic, sacred Chaconne by Bach, we will explore together how our individual spirits can connect and influence the world in which we live.

Spring Supper Theatre First Meeting

Don't miss the first meeting for Annie on Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 am in the Rainbow Room. We will read the script, sing some of the music, and enjoy a potluck brunch - please bring a dish to pass if you are able. Actors of all ages are needed - no experience necessary! Contact Nancy Heusel at nheusel1@standrewsaa.org for more information.

Organ Fundraiser: Bach for Pipes!

On Sunday, March 11, at 4:00 pm, world renowned flutist Amy Porter is joined by cellist Victor Huls and keyboardist Joseph Gascho in presenting all the Flute Sonatas composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Tickets: $20 ($10 Students).

Church School Announcements

Nursery/Childcare

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.

Head to Toe Lenten Service Project

The Church School's Head to Toe Lenten service project is seeking donations of personal care and household items for the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti by Sunday, April 15. All items are appreciated, especially: deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, Kleenex, lip balm, dish soap, and laundry detergent. Leave donations at the Head to Toe Giraffe sign and donation box outside the Morning Glories classroom.

Easter Offering for Kalid

Easter is the second time during the church school year that we ask the 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.

Music Notes

Hymnal 401: The God of Abraham Praise

In the late 1760s a Methodist preacher, Thomas Olivers (1725-1799), visited the Great Synagogue in London, where he heard a famous operatic cantor, Meyer Lyon, sing the Yigdal, a Hebrew song of praise with this tune. Olivers was so moved that he asked Lyon for the music, and then wrote this hymn (our hymnal uses five of the original twelve verses). Meyer Lyon (or Meier Leoni; the tune is named for him) lost his London cantorship for singing in Handel's 'Messiah'; he emigrated to Jamaica, where he became a reader in the synagogue in Kingston before dying in 1796. --Donna Wessel Walker

Qui Vult Venire (Sweelinck)

During his lifetime, Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) was acclaimed in the Netherlands and throughout Northern Europe for his keyboard works. His extensive writing for choral ensemble is of equal quality. This morning’s anthem is one of a collection of five-part Latin motets published in 1619 under the title Cantiones Sacrae. --Dennis Powers

Announcements

Do You Have a St. Andrew's Parking Permit?

We continue to ask that all parishioners place a permit onto the lower left corner of their back window to identify themselves as having permission to park in our lot. Permits are available at no cost from the church office during office hours or after services on Sundays. Vehicles without permits WILL BE TOWED.

Calendars Available

Do you ever wonder what the readings will be next Sunday or what the seasonal color of the Church year is? Or maybe which Saint or Martyr the Church is celebrating during the week? All of this information is available on the annual “Church Calendars,” both regular and ordo. Pick one up for $6 by the Memorial Garden door.

Revised Common Lectionary (The RCL)

Sunday, February 4 - Epiphany 5

Isaiah 40:21-31   |   Psalm 147: 1-12, 21c   |   1 Corinthians 9:16-23   |   Mark 1:29-39

Sunday, February 11 - Epiphany Last

2 Kings 2:1-12   |   Psalm 50:1-6   |   2 Corinthians 4:3-6   |   Mark 9:2-9

Wednesday, February 14 - Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17   |   Psalm 103:8-14   |   2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10   |   Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Sunday, February 18 - Lent 1

Genesis 9:8-17   |   Psalm 25:1-9   |   1 Peter 3:18-22   |   Mark 1:9-15

Sunday, February 25 - Lent 2

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16   |   Psalm 22:22-30   |   Romans 4:13-25   |   Mark 8:31-38

Looking ahead?

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



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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ROOM DIRECTORY
(BR): Blue Room;     (C): Church;
(CL): Choir Loft;     (Cpl): Chapel;
(L): Lounge;     (Lib): Library;
(PH): Parish Hall;     (RR): Rainbow Room