St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Ayer, Massachusetts

Faith, Community, and Love

St. Andrew's Calendar

Need a ride to Sunday services or some other St. Andrew's event?
Bad weather making you nervous? Car in the shop? Given up driving? No problem!
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, June 15, 2014

The icon of the Holy Trinity, executed in tempera paint on wood panel circa 1425-27, is the most famous work of the brilliant Russian artist Andrei Rublev (c.1360-c.1430).  The icon is now in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday is one of the seven principal feast days of the Episcopal Church. Click here to read more about the Russian icon shown above, considered by many scholars to be the most perfect of all Russian icons and perhaps the most perfect of all icons ever painted.

Father's Day

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist

Sunday School Picnic
Everyone is invited to our annual All-Parish Picnic on the lawn in front of the church, after the 10 o'clock service. See you there!
Marge Costa and Lili Ott, Coordinators

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, June 16, 2014

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, June 17, 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, June 19, 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
Choir practice will resume in August.

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


Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Second 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.

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist

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, June 23, 2014

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, June 24, 2014

Birth of Saint John the Baptist, a fresco executed 148690 by the Italian Renaissance painter from Florence, Domenico Ghirlandaio (14491494). Known as one of the Tornabuoni Chapel frescoes, it was painted in in the choir of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy, where it remains today.

Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
Today, we remember the life of Saint John the Baptist, who baptized our Lord Jesus Christ and recognized Him as the Messiah when he saw the Spirit come down upon Him. Click here to read more about the life of Saint John the Baptist.


Thursday, June 26, 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
Choir practice will resume in August.

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


Friday, June 27, 2014

Relay for Life logo

Ayer Relay for Life
Relay for Life is an overnight team fund raising event to fight cancer. Join us!
6:00 p.m. Friday - 12:00 Noon Saturday at Ayer High School
Erin Pueschel, Team Captain
GO ST. ANDREWS!
More information coming soon.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Relay for Life logo

Ayer Relay for Life
Relay for Life is an overnight team fund raising event to fight cancer. Join us!
6:00 p.m. Friday - 12:00 Noon Saturday at Ayer High School
Erin Pueschel, Team Captain
GO ST. ANDREWS!
More information coming soon.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

The 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.

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                        Daesik Cha, Organist

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, June 30, 2014

Madonna and Child with Saints Peter, John the Baptist, Jerome, and Paul, a tempera painting on wood panel executed 1456 by the Italian Renaissance artist Benozzo Gozzoli (1420-1497). Now in the collection of the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria in Perugia, Italy.

Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles
Today, we commemorate the martyrdom of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Saint Paul was crucified by order of Nero and was buried on the Vatican Hill where the Basilica now stands that bears his name. Saint Paul, a Roman citizen, was slain by the sword. Click here to read more about the lives of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

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, July 3, 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
Choir practice will resume in August.

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


Friday, July 4, 2014

Waving American Flag

Independence Day
Today, we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. It was also the beginning of the process that separated what we now call the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America from the Church of England.

The parish office is closed today.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Town Hall, Ayer, Massachusetts

2014 Fresh Ayer Celebration of Independence
St. Andrew's will have a booth.
More information coming soon.
12:00 Noon - 6:00 p.m. at Pirone Park in Ayer


Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist

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, July 7, 2014

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, July 10, 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
Choir practice will resume in August.

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


Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist

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, July 14, 2014

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, July 17, 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
Choir practice will resume in August.

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


Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist

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, July 21, 2014

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, July 22, 2014

Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene
More information coming soon.


Thursday, July 24, 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
Choir practice will resume in August.

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


Friday, July 25, 2014

 Way of St. James, or El Camino de Santiago (in Spanish)

Feast of Saint James the Apostle
Today, we celebrate the life of St. James the Greater, the son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of St. John the Evangelist. St. James was the first Apostle to receive the crown of martyrdom. His remains are said to be buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, Spain.
Read more about the life of St. James the Apostle.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist

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, July 28, 2014

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, July 31, 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
Choir practice will resume in August.

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


Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist

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, August 4, 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


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Today, we celebrate the occasion when Jesus revealed Himself in shining splendor to the apostles Peter, James, and John. Click here to read more about the Transfiguration.


Thursday, August 7, 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
Choir practice will resume later this month.

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


Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist

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, August 11, 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, August 14, 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
Choir practice will resume later this month.

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


Friday, August 15, 2014

Saint Bartholomew, a painting in gesso and tempera on wood panel executed circa 1376 by the Venetian artist Antonio da Venezia (c. 1340 - c. 1387).  Now in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.

Feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
Today, we remember the life of Saint Bartholomew, patron saint of tanners and all workers with leather, including dyers, shoemakers, and bookbinders.
Click here to read more abou the life of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Sunday School
Sunday School is on vacation for the summer. See you again in September!

Holy Eucharist, Rite II (traditional service with hymns and anthems)
9:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist

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.


Tuesday, August 19, 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.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bishop-elect Alan M. Gates

Consecration of Bishop-elect Alan M. Gates
At the Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave in Boston
More information coming soon.