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, April 20, 2014

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: Messa di Gloria, Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

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

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.

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
Offertory Anthem: Messa di Gloria, Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

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 21, 2014

Monday in Easter Week

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 22, 2014

Tuesday in Easter Week

Earth Day
Upon the Waters, a St. Andrew's stained glass window
In the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, the Creation Care Initiative exists to encourage, challenge and support all the congregations as they carry out their responsibility to care for God's creation. Creation Care grant applications for 2014 are due today.

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, April 23, 2014

Wednesday in Easter Week


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday in Easter Week

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
No service this week. This service will resume on Thursday, May 8.

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 25, 2014

Friday in Easter Week


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday in Easter Week


Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Second Sunday of Easter

Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw

Gratitude Sunday
During worship services today, every congregation in the Diocese of Massachusetts is invited to read a letter of gratitude from Bishop Shaw on the occasion of his retirement after nearly 20 years of service. Special books will also be provided to each congregation in which members can record their messages, to be presented to Bishop Shaw at the celebration on June 21.
Read more about the Season of Service and Celebration honoring The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE (April 9-June 21).

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, April 28, 2014

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 lif of Saint Mark, believed to be the founder of Christianity in Africa. Click here to read more aabout the life of Saint Mark the Evangelist.

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 1, 2014

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.

Holy Eucharist Rite II
A quiet contemplative service, with an informal discussion of this week's Gospel readings.
No service this week. This service will resume on Thursday, May 8.

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, May 3, 2014

St. Andrew's Spring Clean Up Day
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the St. Andrew's grounds.
Peter Warren, Coordinator

Nashua River Rail Trail

6th Annual A Cleaner Ayer Day
Ever wonder who picks up the litter that lies in gutters, along the train tracks, and on greenways in your town? In Ayer, the answer is—people like you. Today and tomorrow have been designated "A Cleaner Ayer Day 2014" by the Ayer Recycling Committee. Individuals, families, children and groups are all invited to volunteer for an hour or more to pick up roadside litter.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Ayer residents can pick up supplies at Depot Square.
Laurie Sabol, Coordinator
To register of for more information, send an email to Ayerrecycling@gmail.com


Sunday, May 4, 2014

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
No Sunday School today.
Parents please bring your children with you to the Sanctuary for an Intergenerational Service.

Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Holy Baptism (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 5, 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


Thursday, May 8, 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, May 11, 2014

The Fourth 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. 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, May 12, 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


Thursday, May 15, 2014

51st 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 18, 2014

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. 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, May 19, 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, May 20, 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, May 22, 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, May 25, 2014

The Sixth 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. 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.

Craig Smith, former St. Andrew's parishioner

Craig E. Smith Choir Concert
5:00 p.m. in St. John's Chapel, Groton School
Christopher M. Hampson, Organist and Director of Choral Music
Several years ago, the spring choral concert at Groton School was named to celebrate Craig Smith's 28 years of service to Groton School as Organist and Choir Director. Craig and his wife Faith (now deceased) were long-time parishioners at St. Andrew's. All are welcome to this wonderful event. Free admission.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day
The Parish office is closed today.

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 29, 2014

Ascension of Christ, a fresco on plaster executed circa 1305 by the Italian painter Giotto de Bondone (c. 1267-1337) for the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua, Italy, where it can still be seen.

Ascension Day
Today, we remember the day that Jesus' body ascended to heaven in the presence of His apostles following His resurrection and that in heaven He sits at the Father's right hand, as affirmed in the Nicene Creed (AD 325).

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, May 31, 2014

The Visitation, from the predella or base of the Cortona Altarpiece, is a tempera painting on wood panel executed by Fra Angelico (1395-1455) in 1433-34 for the church San Domenico at Cortona, Italy. The Cortona Alterpiece is now in the collection of the Museo Diocesano, Milan, Italy.

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today, we celebrate the meeting described by Luke (1:39-56) of Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, with her kinswoman Elizabeth. Elizabeth greeted Mary with the words, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb." Click here to read more aobut the Visitation.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

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. 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, June 2, 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


Thursday, June 5, 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, June 8, 2014

Pentecost, a fresco on plaster executed circa 1305 by the Italian painter Giotto de Bondone (c. 1267-1337) for the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua, Italy, where it can still be seen.

The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
Today, we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ. The main sign of Pentecost in the West is the color red. It symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. St. Andrew's parishioners are invited to wear red clothing today in celebration of Pentecost.

Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris

Visit by the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts
Click here to read more about Bishop Gayle E. Harris.

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.
Today is the last day of Sunday School. Have a great summer!

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 9, 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


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

St. Barnabas Monastery in Famagusta, Cyprus, built on the site of St. Barnabas' tomb.

Feast of Saint Barnabas the Apostle
Today, we remember the life of Saint Barnabas, sousin of Saint Mark the Evangelist, one of the first prophets and teachers of the church in Antioch, and the patron saint of Cyprus. Click here to read more about the life of Saint Barnabas the Apostle.


Thursday, June 12, 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 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
More information coming soon.

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
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

Feast of Saint Saint James the Apostle
More information coming soon.


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.