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, June 19, 2016

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Fathers' Day

The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon is filling in until the end of July while the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock is on sabbatical.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon officiating.

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

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. Billie Mae Gordon 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.

Bear Cub Logo

Bear Scout Den Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 in the Parish Hall.
Jeff Mayes, Coordinator


Monday, June 20, 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, June 21, 2016

Annual Calendar Planning Meeting
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
At this meeting vestry members and commission chairpersons will create a parish calendar for the next 12 months.

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, June 22, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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


Saturday, June 24, 2016

Birth of Saint John the Baptist, a fresco executed 1486-1490 by the Italian Renaissance painter from Florence, Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494).  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 fo Saint John the Baptist.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

This is the last Sunday on our Winter Schedule.

The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon is filling in until the end of July while the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock is on sabbatical.

Holy Eucharist, Rite I (spoken service)
8:00 a.m., The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon 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. Billie Mae Gordon officiating.
                      Daesik Cha, Organist

St. Andrew's Summer Benefit Concert and Reception

St. Andrew's Summer Benefit Concert and Reception
Featuring John Ferrillo, Principal Oboe, Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Daniel Moriarty, Organist and Director of Choral Music, Groton School,
and members of the Boston symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory of Music.
Concert proceeds will support Habitat for Humanity and Loaves and Fishes.
Click here to learn more about our Summer Benefit Concert and Reception.
3:00 p.m. in St. John's Chapel, Groton School
John Ferrillo, Coordinator

Tickets are $30 for Adults, $20 for Seniors/Students, $10 for Youth
To purchase tickets or for more information:
Telephone St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 978-772-2615 OR
Order online at John Ferrillo's website (Harvard DoubleReeds.com)

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 27, 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, June 29, 2016

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 remember the martyrdom of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Saint Peter was crucified in Rome by order of the Emperor Nero and was buried on the Vatican Hill where the basilica now stands that bears his name. Saint Paul, a Roman citizen, was decapitated by order of the Emperor Nero.
Click here to learn more about the lives of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 3, 2016

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

This is the first Sunday on our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon is filling in until the end of July while the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock is on sabbatical.

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. Billie Mae Gordon 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 4, 2016

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 Philadephia, declaring the independence of the American colonies from the Kingdom of Great Britain. 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 in observance of Independence Day.

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, July 6, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 10, 2016

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon is filling in until the end of July while the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock is on sabbatical.

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. Billie Mae Gordon 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.

Deadline for August/September/October "St. Andrew's X-Press"
Send materials to Isabel Geller, Co-Editor


Monday, July 11, 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, July 13, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 17, 2016

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon is filling in until the end of July while the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock is on sabbatical.

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. Billie Mae Gordon 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, July 18, 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, July 19, 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, July 20, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 22, 2016

Nolo me Tangere, a fresco executed in 1440-41 by the Florentine painter Fra Angelico (c.1400-55), a Dominican friar whose actual name was Guido di Pietro. This fresco is one of about fifty frescos that he and his assistants painted in the years 1438-45 in Convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy, where it can still be seen today. The frescos are both the expression of and a guide to the spiritual life of the community.

Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene
Today, we remember the life of Saint Mary Magdalene, referred to in early Christian writins as "the apostle to the apostles." Click here to read more about the life of Saint Mary Magdelene.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon is filling in until the end of July while the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock is on sabbatical.

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. Billie Mae Gordon 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Saint James Major, an egg tempera painting on panel executed c. 1315-1320 in the workshop of Simone Martini (c. 1284-1344), an Italian painter born in Siena who was a major figure in the development of early Italian painting.   This small panel once decorated the predella of an altarpiece in Italy, along with nine other small portraits of apostles.  Now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Feast of Saint James the Apostle
Today, we remember the life of Saint James the Apostle (also known as Saint James the Great), the brother of the apostle John, and one of three witnesses to the Transfiguration and Jesus's agony in the garden of Gethsemane. He was also the first apostle to be martyred, put to death by King Herod (Acts 12:2) just 15 years after he was called by Jesus to serve. He is the patron saint of Spain.
Click here to read more about the life of Saint James the Apostle.


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, July 27, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 31, 2016

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

The Rev. Billie Mae Gordon is filling in until the end of July while the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock is on sabbatical.

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. Billie Mae Gordon 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, August 1, 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, August 3, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Today, we celebrate the occasion on which Christ, as He was beginning to teach His disciples that He must die and rise again, revealed Himself in shining splendor to Peter, James, and John. Moses and Elijah were present, and are taken to signify that the Law and the Prophets testify that Jesus is the promised Messiah.
Click here to read more about Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

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 Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Judy Adams, Associate 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, August 8, 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, August 10, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 14, 2016

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

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 Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Judy Adams, Associate 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Today, we remember the life of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom the Church has seen an image of itself and a model of what each Christian ought to be--prayerful, humble, joyfully submissive to the will and word of God, devoted to her Son and loyal to him even when she did not understand him.
Click here to read more about the life of Saint Mary the Virgin.
Read another source for insights into the life of Saint Mary the Virgin.

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, August 16, 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, August 17, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 21, 2016

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

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 Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Judy Adams, Associate 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, August 22, 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, August 24, 2016

Feast of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
Today, we remember the life of Saint Bartholomew, who is said to have preached in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Persia, and India. He spent his last years preaching in Armenia where he was greatly tortured, flayed alive, and finally about 70 A.D. at Albanopolis, on the west coast of the Caspian Sea.
Click here to read more about the life of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 28, 2016

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
We continue our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

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 Scherer-Hoock officiating.
                      Judy Adams, Associate 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 Korean-speaking congregation.
We wish them every success.


Monday, August 29, 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, August 31, 2016

Holy Eucharist Rite II
This quiet contemplative service will resume after Labor Day.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Weekly Choir Practice
Choir practice will resume at the end of the summer.

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 4, 2016

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
This is the last Sunday on our Summer Schedule, with one service at 9:00 a.m. Come as you are!

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 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.


Tuesday, September 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.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Grotonfest 2016

Grotonfest 2016
Over 150 business, non-profit, and artisan booths and all kinds of amazing food and much more will be on the schedule. St. Andrew's Church will have a booth. Free admission. Handicap accessible.
More information coming soon.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Legion Common in Groton


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Diocesan Fall Learning Event
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 146 East Main Street in Hopkinton
More information coming soon.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

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.
Carolyn Smith, St. Andrew's Booth Cordinator


Friday, November 4, 2016

231st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street in Mansfield
More information coming soon.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

231st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street in Mansfield
More information coming soon.


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