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, September 21, 2014

The Fifteenth 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, September 22, 2014

Saint Matthew, ink and tempera on vellum executed c. 800-810 in Aachen, Germany for the Vienna Coronation Gospels, also known as the Treasury Gospels.  Now in the collections of the Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Today, we remember the life of Saint Matthew, one of Jesus' Twelve Apostles. he is credited by tradition with writing the Gospel of Matthew. Click here to read more about the life of Saint Matthew, apostle and evangelist.

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, September 24, 2014

St. Andrew's Craft Night tonight

Craft Night
More information coming soon.
Carolyn Smith, Coordinator
7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Thursday, September 25, 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, September 28, 2014

The Sixteenth 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, September 29, 2014

Saint Michael, an oil painting on wood executed circa 15105 by the Netherlandish painter Gerard David (c. 1460-1523) as the center panel for one of the great altarpieces for which he was known. Now in the collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.

Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels (Michaelmas)
Click here to read more about the four archangels--Saint Michael, captain of the heavenly armies, Saint Gabriel, special bearer of messages from God to humankind, Saint Raphael, said to be the "angel of the Lord", and Saint Uriel, angel of repentance.

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, October 2, 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


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Diane Cushing

Voice Workshop
Love to sing? Want to improve your singing? Join us today for a voice workshop conducted by Diane Cushing, Director of the Keene State College Concert Choir and Founder/Director of The Greater Gardner Community Choir. She also teaches private voice and voice classes.
You do not need to be a choir member to participate. All are welcome.
Ned Cheesman, Coordinator
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Cost is $15 for the day (includes lunch). Scholarships are available.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Seventeenth 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, October 6, 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, October 9, 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


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Harvard Flea Market logo

Harvard Flea Market
St. Andrew's is sponsoring a booth at this popular event. See you there!
Admission is $3 per person. For children aged 6 to 12, and for seniors aged 65+, the fee is $1. For early bird shoppers (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.), the fee is $5.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of Bromfield School on Route 111 in Harvard.
Linda Kaferle and Carolyn Smith, St. Andrew's Booth Cordinators


Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Eighteenth 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, October 13, 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, October 16, 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


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saint Luke Altarpiece, a painting on wood panel executed in 1453 by the Northern Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Mantega (1431-1506) at the age of 22 for the chapel of San Luca in the church of San Giustina, Padua, Italy.  Now in the collection of the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.

Feast Day of Saint Luke the Evangelist
Today, we remember the life of Saint Luke, by profession a physician, who is said to be the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He is the patron saint of physicians, surgeons, students, butchers, and artists. Click here to read more about the life of Saint Luke the Evangelist.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Nineteenth 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, October 20, 2014

Ayer Town Hall, Ayer, Massachusetts

120th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ayer
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church was started as a mission of Groton School in nearby Groton, Massachusetts. The first service was held in the lower Town Hall on Sunday evening, October 20, 1889.

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, October 21, 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, October 23, 2014

St. James the Just

Feast Day of Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr
Today, we commemorate the life of Saint James, said the the Jewish historian Josephus to be the brother of Jesus who was executed by stoning. Tradition, supported by inferences in Scripture, holds that James led the Jerusalem group as its first bishop or patriarch. Click here to read more about the life of Saint James of Jerusalem.

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, October 26, 2014

The Twentieth 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, October 27, 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, October 28, 2014

Saint Simon and Saint Jude, tempera painting on wood executed about 1324-5 by the Sienese painter Ugolino di Nerio (active 1317-about 1349) as a part of the main altar for the Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) in Florence, Italy.  Now in the collection of the National Gallery, London, England.

Feast Day of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles
Today, we remember the lives of Saint Simon and Saint Jude (also known as Saint Thaddeus), who were said to have traveled together as missionaries to Persia and were martyred there. Click here to read more about the live of Saint Simeon and Saint Jude.


Thursday, October 30, 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 2, 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 3, 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 6, 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 9, 2014

The Ninth 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.


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.