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.

  • 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

Parish News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sunday School begins Sunday, Sept 22 in the Parish Hall.

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Contact

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