The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, January 22, 2017 - Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Orb

Weekley Announcements of

Church of the Advent of Christ the King

An inclusive parish of the Episcopal Church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition

261 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-0454

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Welcome to all our visitors & newcomers.
Please sign our guest book and join us after Mass for refreshments in Lathrop Hall and Hardcastle Garden. If you are new, please make yourself known to the clergy and the greeters.


Sunday, 22 January

  Low Mass at 8:30am (Episcopal Sanctuary) & 9am

  High Mass at 11am


Monday, 23 January

  Comm. of Phillips Brooks, Bp, 1893

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Low Mass at 6:30pm


Tuesday, 24 January, Feria

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Low Mass at 6:30pm


Wednesday, 25 January, Conversion of St. Paul

  Low Mass at 8:00am

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Low Mass at 6:30pm


Thursday, 26 January

  Comm. of Timothy & Titus, Companions of St Paul, 1st cent

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Low Mass at 6:30pm


Friday, 27 January

  Comm. of John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407

  Abstinence observed

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Low Mass at 6:30pm


Saturday, 28 January

  Comm. of Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Friar, 1274

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

24 January…William Bonnell (baptism)

25 Jan…Mark Stanger + (confirmation)

26 Jan…Lizette Larson-Miller + (birthday)

Volunteer Opportunities

Fr. Allick is seeking lay ministers who would like to accompany him to the Episcopal Sanctuary every other Sunday for Mass. This ministry would be mostly about being present rather than a lot of work. The Mass at the Sanctuary is a ministry of our parish and not exclusive to our clergy. The more we all engage the more we will all come to understand the tremendous mutual value of this mission. Please let him know if you are interested.


Enhancing St Benedict's Guild. We are very grateful to all in our parish who contribute Sunday after Sunday to our hospitality after mass. Riding the crest of this enthusiasm, we are planning to return to our former "team ministry" schedule for Sunday hospitality, beginning in February 2017. To that end, we have posted a signup sheet and are asking for teams of two (minimum) to sign up for one of the Sundays. Hospitality teams will be responsible for refreshments, setting up and cleaning up on their chosen Sunday, on a monthly basis. As you can see, this will help us balance both the array of contributions and our shared responsibility in this important ministry and making all welcome. So, please find your partner(s) and sign up! If there are any questions, please see either Bonnie Barberini or Pamela Vaughn.  

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering: $9.00; Pledge Offering: $2,374.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Generously participating parishioners.


Today's readings will be

Isaiah 9:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23.

General Announcements

The Confrontation By Father Paul Allick

This past week we celebrated “The Confession of St Peter” wherein we commemorate Peter identifying Jesus as the Christ (i.e. Mark 8:27-38). This episode could be called “The Confrontation with St Peter”. After Peter makes his confession, Jesus reveals in plain words, no parables or analogies, that he must be rejected by the religious and political leaders, suffer a humiliating execution, and rise on the third day. Peter rebukes him! Peter doesn’t want that Messiah. Jesus tells his followers that in order to save their life, they must lose it. They must pick up their own cross and follow him. This is not what these disciples signed on for. Throughout the Gospel of Mark, Jesus fails to meet his followers’ expectations. Like the people Israel in the wilderness they wanted a “god who would go before them.” While Moses is delayed on the Mountain Sinai his brother Aaron collects gold objects from the people and makes an idol for them (Exodus 32). Now like the other nations, Israel hopes that if they find the right incantations and make correct sacrifices the idol will protect and reward them. This is not the relationship the Lord God is seeking with them. God is seeking a relationship of love and mercy shared with and among the community. We have so much more than a “god” who goes before us, we have a God who goes with us.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. Alex Martin this Sunday, January 22 at 10:30am and Br. Jude Hill next Sunday, January 29 at 10:30am.


The following individuals have agreed to stand for election to the Vestry at the Annual Parish Meeting today: Aaron Connor; Dr. Shelly Fernandez; Sally Schweikert; and Jennifer Usher. The meeting will be in Lathrop Hall beginning at 12:30pm.


Fr. Allick will be away Saturday, January 28 - Wednesday, February 1. He will be attending a conference in Oklahoma City called, "All My Relations, A Winter Camp Meeting" sponsored by the Native American Ministries of the Episcopal Church. Our seminarian Isaiah Brokenleg will also be attending.


Thursday, February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, also known as Candlemas, will be observed with the Blessing of Candles, Procession & High Mass at 6:30pm. A reception will follow.


Next Sunday's readings will be

Micah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12.

Reflection Corner

Let us pray on the Conversion of Saint Paul:


“O God, by the preaching of your apostle Paul you have caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we pray, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show ourselves thankful to you by following his holy teachings; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.”


   -- BCP page 239