St. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAyer, Massachusetts

Our Red Doors may be closed right now, but our Hearts are wide open.
Visit our Facebook page and our Worship from Home online resources. Scroll below if you wish to pay your pledge or to contribute to St. Andrew's. 

Welcome

For 125 years now, St. Andrew's has welcomed people into a community of faith "beside the tracks" in downtown Ayer, Massachusetts.  When people describe St. Andrew's they use words like: 'welcome,' 'relaxed,' and 'accepting.' We believe that a church should be a community that embraces the uniqueness of each individual.  We welcome and care for all people at every stage of their spiritual journey, and we seek to create opportunities for faith in God to be discovered, renewed and put into action.

Mission

We seek to grow in faith as individuals and as a community, to glorify God as revealed in Jesus Christ and to nurture those around us. We reach out to share His Word and His Love with all people, especially those in need.

  • Services

    Learn about our services including Eucharist, weddings, funerals and baptism.

  • Education

    We offer Sunday School for all students Preschool through High School. As well as Adult Formation.

  • Calendar

    Our calendar... the best place to keep track of a very busy parish!

  • Ministries

    Learn about our ministries within St. Andrew's and out in the community.

  • Outreach

    Learn about our outreach programs and how they support the community.

  • Sermons

    Listen to our weekly sermons online.

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Church Services

Sundays @
9:30 AM

Kids are always welcome!

Welcome message from
Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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Happening this week

Pledge/Donate

St Andrew's is now accepting your pledges and donations via Paypal.  This will allow us to keep paying our bills during the current crisis.  

Using Paypal will not incur any extra charges for you, however they do charge us the church a 3% fee on each transaction so if you can afford to include a little extra to cover the fee we would greatly appreciate it. You can also choose to support St. Andrew's with a once a month payment of your pledge instead of weekly if you prefer.

You don't need a Paypal account to pledge/donate, just enter your debit or credit card information and your email address.  By including your name and email address, we will be able to credit your tax deductible pledge/donation to you account.   If you encounter any difficulties please let us know by
clicking  here.

Parish News

  • Prayers at the time of death and dying can be said as you gather together with your loved one.  Use this guide to get started.

  • In this time of great fear, anxiety, and uncertainty, remember these words of comfort: Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

  • Join us in practicing a "Way of Love". Learn more at https://episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love

  • Early Christians observed "a season of penitence and fasting" in preparation for the Paschal feast, or Pascha (BCP, pp. 264-265). The season now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning "spring," the time of lengthening days) provides Christians an opportunity to pray, fast, and prepare.

  • Walk the lighted labyrinth and meditate on the light of the Epiphany season which illuminates the darkness of winter on Saturday, January 11, 6:00 pm to 9:00.  This is a drop-in event. Come for as long as you like to enjoy the quiet light. Walking the labyrinth takes approximately 20 minutes. Children are always welcome and will take great delight in the light. There will also be quiet space to sit for centering prayer or meditation.

  • Advent 4:  For the 4th week of advent we offer you this prayer as you finish your preparations.

    God, help us remember that you are Love, that you are beyond description. Help us remember that you love us. Help us live out your call to love you and to love others as Jesus loved us, became one of us and died for us.

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Contact

Physical address
7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, Massachusetts 01432
978-772-2615
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Mailing address
St. Andrew's Church
PO Box 298
Ayer, MA 01432

Disability services

St. Andrew's is handicap accessible. We also have large print bibles and Book of Common Prayer available upon request

BSA Pack 32

St. Andrew's is a proud sponsor of Cub Scout Pack 32. Contact them at ObscureBSA for more information.

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