St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Ayer, Massachusetts

Faith, Community, and Love

St. Andrew's Calendar

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The First Sunday of Advent

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Collect for the First Sunday of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of
darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of
this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit
us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come
again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the
dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever.Amen.

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

ADVENT WREATH MAKING
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall
Join us for Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall today.

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

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. in the newly-renovated basement of 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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist
                        St. Andrew's Choir

ADVENT WREATH MAKING
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Join us for Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall today.

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 new Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 1, 2014

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.


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


Thursday, December 4, 2014

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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daesik Cha, 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, December 7, 2014

The Second Sunday of Advent

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to
preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our
Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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

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

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. in the newly-renovated basement of 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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist
                        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 new Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 8, 2014

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


Thursday, December 11, 2014

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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daesik Cha, 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 12, 2014

St. John's Chapel at Groton School

Chamber Music Prelude to the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
7:00 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
Christopher M. Hampson, 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 13, 2014

Hand Carved Nativity from Russia

12th Annual "In A Manger" Exhibition
An exhibition of more than 400 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, St. John's Episcopal Church in Lowell, and residents of Ayer and other nearby towns. There will be cider & cookies and a free children's activity table. All are welcome. Free admission.
Carolyn Smith, Coordinator
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Third Sunday of Advent

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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

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

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. in the newly-renovated basement of 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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist
                        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 new Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 15, 2014

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


Thursday, December 18, 2014

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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daesik Cha, 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, December 21, 2014

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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

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

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. in the newly-renovated basement of 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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist
                        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 new Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 22, 2014

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


Thursday, November 13, 2014

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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daesik Cha, 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, November 16, 2014

The Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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

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

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. in the newly-renovated basement of 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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist
                        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 new Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, November 17, 2014

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, November 18, 2014

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


Thursday, November 20, 2014

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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daesik Cha, 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, November 23, 2014

The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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

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

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. in the newly-renovated basement of 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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist
                        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 new Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, November 24, 2014

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


Thursday, November 27, 2014

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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daesik Cha, 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, November 30, 2014

The First Sunday of Advent

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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

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

Sunday School
9:45 a.m. in the newly-renovated basement of 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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist
                        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 new Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, December 1, 2014

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


Thursday, December 4, 2014

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 L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.

Weekly Choir Practice
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Daesik Cha, 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


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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, January 20, 2015

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, February 17, 2015

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