St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Ayer, Massachusetts

Faith, Community, and Love

St. Andrew's Calendar

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Resurrection of Christ, a fresco painted after 1522 by the Flemish painter Hendrick van den Broeck (1519-1597) on the counterfacade of the entrance to the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, where it can still be seen.

The Sunday of the Resurrection, or Easter Day
Today, we celebrate Christ's rising from the tomb and our rising to new life in Him. The morning services, both with choir and organ, are a culmination of the Easter Triduum, or Three Days, detailing our Lord's Passion, Suffering and Death, and finally--His Resurrection.

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service with hymns and anthems)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                     Daesik Cha, Organist
                     St. Andrew's Choir
Offertory Anthem: Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound, Music by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).

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

All children are welcome at the St. Andrew's Easter Egg Hunt

EASTER EGG HUNT
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Parents: Please bring your children to the Peabody Room

Sunday School
No Sunday School today. Classes will resume next week.

Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Holy Baptism (festive service with hymns and anthems)
10:00 a.m., The Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                       Daesik Cha, Organist
                       St. Andrew's Choir
Offertory Anthem: Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound, Music by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).

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, April 6, 2015

Monday in Easter Week

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


Friday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday in Easter Week


Saturday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday in Easter Week


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thursday in Easter Week

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service will resume next week.
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, April 10, 2015

Friday in Easter Week


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday in Easter Week

SPRING FLING
This is our annual fundraiser to support the diocesan Together Now campaign. It will be a night of delicious food and activities for both adults & children, with childcare for little ones.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids over age 14, $30 maximum per family.
Purchase tickets at coffee hour on Sunday or at the door.
Ned Cheesman, Coordinator
5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall


Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Second Sunday of Easter

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. upstairs 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 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.

The Shirley Meeting House

The Shirley Meeting House: A Piano and Organ Concert with Daesik Cha
Works by Bweethoven, Liszt, and Gabriel
Daesik Cha is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Musicology at Brandeis Univesity. He received a B.M. in Piano Performance from Kyungwon University in South Korea; Graduate Diploma from the South Netherlands Royal Conservatorium; and is a Master's candidate at the University of Cincinnati.

Admission by free will donation to benefit the maintenance and upkeep of The Shirley Meeting House.
3:00 p.m. at The Shirley Meeting House, 41 Brown Road, Shirley, MA


Monday, April 13, 2015

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, April 16, 2015

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, April 19, 2015

The Third Sunday of Easter

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. upstairs 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 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, April 20, 2015

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, April 21, 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.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

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, April 25, 2015

Miniature of Saint Mark from the Gospel of Trebizond, painted in the 10th century with cinnabar, colors, and gold, likely in Constantinople (now Instanbul, Turkey).  Now in the collection of the National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist
Today, we remember the life of Saint Mark, believed to be the founder of Christianity in Africa. Click here to read more about the life of Saint Mark the Evangelist.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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. upstairs 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 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, April 27, 2015

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, April 28, 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.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

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, May 1, 2015

Saint Philip, an over life-size sculpture executed by Angelo de'Rossi (1671-1715) at the request of Pope Clement XI to fill one of the niches along the nave of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Italy, where it can still be seen today. Saint James of Alphaeus, an over life-size sculpture executed 1703-1712 by Giuseppe Massuoli (1644-1725) at the request of Pope Clement XI to fill one of the niches along the nave of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Italy, where it can still be seen today.

Feast of Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles
Today, we remember the lives of Saint Philip and Saint James (son of Alphaeus), two of the Twelve Apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. Click here to read more about the lives of Saint Philip and Saint James.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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. upstairs 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 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, May 4, 2015

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, May 7, 2015

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, May 10, 2015

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Mother's Day

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. upstairs 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 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, May 11, 2015

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, May 14, 2015

52nd Anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous at St. Andrew's

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, May 17, 2015

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

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. upstairs 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 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, May 18, 2015

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, May 19, 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.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

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


Monday, May 25, 2015

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, May 28, 2015

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, May 31, 2015

The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

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. upstairs 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 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, June 1, 2015

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, June 4, 2015

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, June 16, 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, July 21, 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.