St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Ayer, Massachusetts

Faith, Community, and Love

St. Andrew's Calendar

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We can help with weekly or one-time transportation. Membership Commission member Dick Dabrowski is currently coordinating St. Andrew's Share-A-Ride Program. Please speak with him at coffee hour after the 10:00 a.m. service on Sundays or telephone him at his home (978-448-3264). He will match you up with a St. Andrew's volunteer driver in your neighborhood.

NOTE: Most (but not all) of the images on this Calendar are links--go ahead and try them.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

The First Sunday of Advent

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Come to the Parish Hall and make an Advent Wreath today.

ADVENT WREATH MAKING
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Come to the Parish Hall and make an Advent Wreath today.

ADVENT WREATH MAKING
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Buildings and Grounds Commission Meeting
7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Calling of Peter and Andrew, a fresco on plaster executed 1481-1482 by the Italian painter Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494) for the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, where it can still be seen.

Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle
Today, we commemorate the life of our patron, Saint Andrew. Just as Andrew was the first of the Apostles, so his feast is taken to be the beginning of the Church Year.
Click here
to read more about the life of Saint Andrew the Apostle.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Road To Bethlehem: An Advent Quiet Time

Advent Quiet Time: The Road to Bethlehem
This event has been CANCELLED for this year due to illness.
The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock, Coordinator


Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Second Sunday of Advent

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra

Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Today, we remember the life of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, who used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.
Click here to read more about the life of Nicholas, Bishop or Myra.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Friday, December 9, 2016

All are welcome to attend Lessons and Carols at St. John's Chapel at Groton School

Chamber Music Prelude to the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
7:15 p.m. in St. John's Chapel, Groton School
Mary Ann Lanier, Director of Instrumental Music

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
7:30 p.m. in St. John's Chapel, Groton School
Daniel J. Moriarty, Organist and Director of Choral Music
This service, held at Groton School since 1928, celebrates the loving purpose of God from Creation through the Incarnation, theough the reading of lessons by local clergy and townspeople and the singing of carols by the Groton School Choir and the congregation. All are welcome. Free admission.

Headmaster's Reception
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Headmaster's House, Groton School
Following the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, all are welcome to attend a reception at the home of Temba and Vuyelwa Maqubela on the Circle.
Refreshments will be served.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

International Human Rights Day 2016

International Human Rights Day logo

International Human Rights Day
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention "of the peoples of the world" the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. In 2016, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights marks 23 years since its establishment.
Click here to read more about International Human Rights Day.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Third Sunday of Advent

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

A Balsam Wreath for St. Andrew's

Greening of the Church
Everyone is encouraged to help hang Christmas wreath inside the church and outside, as well.
11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Alan Rogers, Coordinator

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Hand Carved Nativity from Russia

15th Annual "In A Manger" Exhibition
An exhibition of more than 450 Nativity Sets from around the world. The exhibit includes a wide variety of tabletop and miniature Nativities, a Christmas tree decorated with Nativity ornaments, and Nativities lent by the parishioners of St. Andrew's, residents of Ayer and other nearby towns. There will be cider & cookies and a free children's activity table.
All are welcome. Free admission. Handicap accessible.
Carolyn Smith, Coordinator
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Hand Sewn Nativity from Kyrgyzstan

15th Annual "In a Manger" Exhibition
Join us for refreshments in the Parish Hall and see this year's exhibition.
All are welcome. Free admission.
Carolyn Smith, Coordinator
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Hand Sewn Nativity from Kyrgyzstan

15th Annual "In a Manger" Exhibition
Join us for refreshments in the Parish Hall and see this year's exhibition.
All are welcome. Free admission.
Carolyn Smith, Coordinator
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monthly Vestry Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Members of the parish are cordially invited to attend.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, an oil painting executed 1601-1602 by the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Carraveggio (1571-1610). From the late 17th century, it was in the collection of the Prussian royal family, now exhibited at Sansoucci Palace in Potsdam, Germany.

Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle
Today, we remember the life of Saint Thomas, the apostle who refused to believe that Christ had indeed risen until he had seen Him for himself.
Click here to read more about the life of Saint Thomas the Apostle.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, an etching executed 1655-57 by the Dutch engraver Cornelis de Visscher (1619-1662) based on a painting by the Italian painter Jacopo Bassano (c. 1510-1592).  The etching is not in the collection of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, England.

Christmas Eve

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: Live Broadcast from King's College
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.
10:00 a.m. on WCRB radio (99.5 FM) and online at BBC Radio 4.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (children's service with hymns and anthems)
A Christmas Pageant and Eucharist for everyone. We'll celebrate Christ's birth with a Christmas pageant that all children and youth can participate in. Childcare is available.
4:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                     Daniel Moriarty, Organist

Carols and Choir Prelude
9:00 p.m., Daniel Moriarty, Organist
                     St. Andrew's Choir

Festal Holy Eucharist with Holy Communion (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:30 p.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                     Daniel Moriarty, Organist
                     St. Andrew's Choir


Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekial, a tempera painting on wood panel executed circa 1308-1311 by the Sienese painter Duccio di Buoninsegna (c.1255-1318).  Now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Christmas Day

124 years Ago Today, December 25, 1892
The first service was conducted at St. Andrew's newly-completed church building by our first minister, the Rev. William Greenough Thayer.

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                     Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 26, 2016

The Martyrdom of St. Stephen, taken from the Breviary of Martin II, King of Aragon, an illuminated manuscript created by Cistercian monks in 1403.  Now in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France.

Feast of Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
Today, we remember the life of Saint Stephen, the first martyr for Christ, who was stoned to death (c. 34-35 A.D.) by an infuriated mob encouraged by Saul of Tarsus, the future Saint Paul.
Click here to read more about the life of Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr.

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Landscape with Saint John on the island of Patmos, an oil on canvas executed in 1640 by the French painter Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665).  Now in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Martyr
Today, we remember the life of Saint John, said to be the author of several New Testament works: the Gospel of John, The Epistles of John, and the Book of Revelation.
Click here to read more about the life of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Massacre of the Innocents, oil on canvas executed in the early 1640's by the French painter Sebastien Bourdon (1616-1671).  Now in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Peterburg, Russia.

Feast of the Holy Innocents
Today, we remember an event described in the gospel of Matthew--King Herod's order that lead to the massacre of all boys aged two and under who had been born in Bethlehem.
Click here to read more about the massacre of these innocent children.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Friday, January 6, 2017

Adoration of the Magi, an alterpiece executed in by the Italian painter Gentile da Fabriano (circa 1370-1427) for Santa Trinita Church in Florence, Italy, where is can still be seen.

Feast of The Epiphany, or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles
Today, we commemorate the arrival of the Magi to the infant Jesus in Bethlehem, an event that symbolizes the revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus Christ.
Click here to read more about the meaning of the visit of the Magi.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Baptism of Christ, a fresco on plaster executed circa 1305 by the Italian painter Giotto de Bondone (c. 1267-1337) for the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua, Italy, where it can still be seen.

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Today, we remember the baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Three Kings Processional
(traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Second Sunday After the Epiphany

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today, we remember the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who at at the age of thirty-five was the youngest man ever to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Click here to read more about the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monthly Vestry Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Members of the parish are cordially invited to attend.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This fifth-century mosaic of St. Peter was originally located in the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.  After surviving an 1823 fire that destroyed most of that church, the mosaic was restored and moved to the Vatican Grottoes beneath St. Peter's Basilica, where it can still be seen.

Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle
Today, we remember how the Apostle Peter was led by God's grace to acknowledge Jesus as the Christ. Click here to read more about the life of Saint Peter the Apostle.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Third Sunday After the Epiphany

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, January 23, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts

Feast of Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts, 1893
Today, we remember one of the great leaders of the Episcopal Church. Brooks's understanding of individuals of other ways and thought, and of other religious traditions, gained a following across a broad segment of society, and was thus a great factor in gaining increasing support for the Episcopal Church. His influence as a religious leader was unique. His death was a major event in the history of Boston. 10,000 people attended his funeral. One observer reported: "They buried him like a king. Harvard students carried his body on their shoulders. All barriers of denomination were down. Roman Catholics and Unitarians felt that a great man had fallen in Israel."

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

La Conversion de saint Paul sur le chemin de Damas, oil on canvas executed circa 1570-77 by the Flemish painter Hans Speckaert (c.1540-1577).  Now in the collection of the Musèe du Louvre in Paris.

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle
Today, we remember how Saul (or Paul) of Tarsus was lead by God's grace to become one of the Church's chief spokesman. Click here to read more about the life of Saint Paul the Apostle.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Presentation in the Temple, a tempera painting on wood panel signed and dated 1342 by the Sienese painter Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1285-1348).  Originally commissioned for the altar of San Crescenzo in Siena Cathedral, it is now in the collection of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple,
also called the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin
(also called Candlemas)

Today, we commemorate day that Mary and Joseph took the baby Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days after his birth to complete Mary's ritual purification after childbirth, and to perform the redemption of the firstborn, in obedience to the Law of Moses. Click here to read more about this early episode in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

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Boy Scout Sunday
The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday. Today, St. Andrew's welcomes all Scouts, Scout Leaders, and their families to attend services with us. Scouts and Scout Leaders: Please wear your uniform.

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monthly Vestry Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Members of the parish are cordially invited to attend.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
12:00 p.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weekly Choir Practice
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daniel Moriarty, Choir Director

Alcoholics Anonymous - Ayer Group
Open Meeting with a Speaker, Non-Smoking
7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Friday, February 24, 2017

Sculpture of St. Matthias holding an axe and an open book with a reference to John 15:14: "You are my friends if you do what I command.", which is located at the St. Matthias Abbey Church in Trier, Germany, where relics of the Apostle have kept since as early the 5th century.

The Feast of Saint Matthias the Apostle
Today, we remember the life of Saint Mattias, who was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot as an Apostle. Click here to read more about the life of Saint Matthias.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Last Sunday After the Epiphany

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World Mission Sunday
In 1997, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church designated the last Sunday in Epiphany as World Mission Sunday to increase awareness of and participation in the wider global mission of the the Church. Read: Episcopal Church Mission Relationships.

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Choir Practice
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Parish Hall
After Sunday School, students will be accompanied by their teachers to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Choir Director
                      St. Andrew's Choir

Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kwangchul Kim, Senior Pastor
1:00 p.m. Worship Service
2:30 p.m. Bible Study
St. Andrew's is pleased to host this Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Rev. Tim Keller

Bible Study
We are studying the Book of Genesis using materials written by Rev. Tim Keller, founder and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.
All are welcome to join us.
John Ferrillo, Moderator
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Tuesday, February 28, 2016

Today is Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras
Today is the last day before Lent begins. The word "shrove" is the past tense of the old English word "shrive", which means to obtain absolution for sins. In many countries, it is also known as "Pancake Tuesday, as it is traditional to eat pancakes - which use up milk and eggs, commonly given up for Lent - on this day.

Mardi Gras literally means "Fat Tuesday" in French. The name comes from the tradition of slaughtering and feasting upon a fattened calf on the last day of Carnival.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monthly Vestry Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Members of the parish are cordially invited to attend.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monthly Vestry Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Members of the parish are cordially invited to attend.


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