St. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAyer, Massachusetts

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.

Follow us…

Church Services

Sundays @
9:30 AM

Kids are always welcome!

Welcome message from
Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

Stacks Image 1663

Happening this week

Parish News

Come and See What Christmas is All About at St. Andrew's  

Two services are scheduled for December 24th - Christmas Eve:

4pm - Family Service with Pageant

9pm - A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Both services will offer Holy Communion. Find us at 7 Faulkner St, Ayer, MA

  • The Advent Wreath:  The circle of the wreath and the evergreens that make it up both signify God’s endless mercy and undying love. Three purple candles and one rose-colored (pink) candle are evenly spaced around the wreath. There is one larger white candle in the center of the wreath. The wreath can be as simple as four candle holders with greenery laid around them to form a circle.

  • Advent 4:  For the 4th week of advent on December 23rd, 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.

  • Advent 3: A nativity scene (sometimes called a crèche), is another way to highlight the season of Advent. Instead of putting out the whole set at once, try building the scene slowly. Begin with the manger.  Gradually add animals, Mary and Joseph. On Christmas Eve add the baby Jesus and any additional figures. This increases the feeling of anticipation that is Advent.

  • Advent 2: "As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:

    Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,"

  • Advent 1: Advent is a season of quiet expectation and contrast.  It begins somberly as we reflect on endings, judgment and human frailty, but looks toward greater light and joy as we near the Nativity.  During Advent, our worship space, words and actions reflect the tone of the season. Each Sunday just before worship a new candle on the Advent Wreath is lit gradually increasing the light.

  • St. Andrew’s Co-Sponsors Listening and Sharing Conversation on November 15th. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and the Union Congregational Church in Groton are the sponsors for an evening devoted to conversations about Sexual Assault, Violence, and Harassment. Recent events in the news have triggered emotions of anger, fear, and frustration and have caused survivors of abuse to feel unsafe. The Reverend Joyce Scherer-Hoock, rector of St. Andrew’s, and The Reverend Gail Miller, pastor of Union Congregational, invite survivors and their supporters to attend a gathering to share their stories and be truly heard. The event will be on November 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at the Federated Church of Ayer, 21 Washington Street, Ayer, MA.

Read more news stories by clicking here.

Photos


Contact

7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, Massachusetts 01432
978-772-2615
ObscureChurch

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.

Search