St. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAyer, Massachusetts

News

  • Adult forums will start this Fall on September 17 - Sundays from 11:15 to noon following coffee hour in the Parish Hall.

    Topics will include:

    · Comparing Rites I and II

    · Science and Faith

    · New Members Class

  • We are holding two Open Houses to introduce St. Andrew's Sunday School program.  They will be held Wednesday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 22.  Both will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

    Our program is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is based on Montessori principles of in-dividual hands-on learning, which helps young children to develop and enjoy a relationship with Jesus the Good Shepherd through prayer, movement, and stories about Jesus. Older children are exposed to the breadth and depth of the Bible and its purpose. They also actively explore prayer and worship. The curriculum is for children ages 3-10 years old.

  • The office will be closed this Tuesday, July25th and open July 27th instead.

  • The Garden Guild will meet on Wednesday, July 26 at 4:30 (or whenever you can get there) to continue our weed-pulling efforts.  Bring something to share for supper; we will fire up the grill.  Please park on Faulkner St. as the church parking lot is reserved for that evening, and meet in the Peabody Room. Contact Isabel Geller at igeller@standrewsayer.org with any questions.

  • The Outreach Committee is asking parishioners to collect flat smooth rocks over the summer— rocks that can fit in the palm of your hand.  At the Sunday School picnic on September 10th we will provide paints and markers so people can write words of peace, love and hope on one side and identify St. Andrew’s on the other.  We will set the rocks outside hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers and other places where people could use a kind word.  Thank you for your help.

  • The annual Loaves & Fishes Backpack Drive is underway!  The deadline to bring in backpacks and needed items is August 13th.  Please click here for more information and to see the list of needed items.

  • Don't forget, the Garden Guild is meeting today (Wednesday) from 4:30- 7:30, with supper at 6:45.  Bring something to throw on the grill (yes we have one!) or something to share.  Please ring the ramp doorbell of the Parish Hall and meet there.  Contact Tommy Warner; tomwarner406@gmail.com

  • Reverend Christopher Whiteman

    During July and August, our Sunday service time will be 9:00 AM. While Reverend Joyce is on vacation in July, our Celebrant will be the Reverend Christopher Whiteman.

    Christopher is the Chaplain of Groton School where he leads chapel services, teaches, and shares in the life of the community.  After receiving a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the Harvard Extension School, he attended Harvard Divinity School.  While there, he was a Swartz Fellow, Hopkins Shareholder, Williams Scholar, and named the winner of the 2015 Billings Prize for Preaching. Please join us in welcoming Christopher at St. Andrew's.

  • This Fall, after Labor Day, our Sunday service schedule will change again. Beginning this fall, we will offer one service of Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour and an adult forum. At this unified service, we will celebrate the Holy Eucharist using Rite II from the BCP, or Enriching Our Worship three Sundays a month. Once a month, we will use Holy Eucharist Rite I.

  • After the 10:00 service this Sunday (June 25th) we will commission and bless Faith Salter and her canoe as she sets out for a Pilgrimage on the Connecticut River.  Faith is participating in River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage, 2017 with Kairos Earth.  Learn more about the pilgrimage and Kairos Earth by clicking here.

  • We are participating in the Loaves and Fishes green bag neighborhood-based food donation program.  Please return yours this Sunday June 25th.

  • St. Andrew’s tee-shirts will be available today, Sunday June 25th.  Sizes in Men’s, Women’s, and Youth will be available.  $10 each.


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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