The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, February 5, 2017 - Saturday, February 11, 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, February 5, 2017 - Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Fifth 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, 5 February

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

  High Mass at 11am


Monday, 6 February, Feria

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


Tuesday, 7 February, Feria

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


Wednesday, 8 February, Feria

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 9 February, Feria

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


Friday, 10 February

  Abstinence observed

  Comm. of Scholastica, Virgin & Sister of St. Benedict, 537

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


Saturday, 11 February, Feria

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

6 Feb…Catherine Costas (birthday)

6 Feb…Lauran Pifke + (confirmation)

6 Feb…Suellen Thompson (birthday)

7 Feb…Larry O’Connor (birthday)

8 Feb…Amy Ramsey Burt (birthday)

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality Teams Update. We have teams for both first and second Sundays of the month, and Sr Julian has kindly volunteered for the third Sunday. It would be great to get one or two additional people to volunteer for third Sundays and 2 or 3 for fourth Sundays. Why teams? Because if one member of the team is away or ill, the other(s) can still host the Sunday receptions after mass. Please consider joining us. Coffee and tea are provided by the parish; a few savories and sweets are all that is needed; the spread does not have to be elaborate! Thank you for your consideration.

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering: $18.60; Pledge Offering: $3,275.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Hosted by Bonnie Barberini & Pamela Vaughn


Today's readings will be

Isaiah 58:1-9a; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20.

General Announcements

Sin Burdened Saints By Father Paul Allick

What is the Church for? For some it is where we get our sentimental sacramental fix at various times in our lives. For others it is a social club. She is often seen a place for people in crises. Some utilize Mother Church as a convenient vehicle for their political agendas. Commonly the Church is regarded as the place we go to learn what to not do: where we learn how to make God love us. This is the place where we can be told that our metaphysical musings are the correct answers for everyone. The problem with this approach is that our individual moralities clash. This view has led to centuries of schisms and mutual condemnations. It has born centuries of hateful battles where those we agree with become demigods and those with whom we disagree become agents of evil. What kind of witness to the world is this? It isn’t a witness to the world. It is a sad mimicry of the world. We already live in a dreadfully either/or society. You are either with me or you are the devil. Christians have a better option. We come into the Church to become disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ mission was to reconcile humanity to God. As his disciples our mission is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ (Book of Common Prayer, p.855). The Church is not called to be an association of sanctimonious guardians and spreaders of a contextual moral code, but a group of sin burdened saints struggling to love one another as Christ loved us.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. John Porter this Sunday, February 5 at 10:30am and Fr. Paul Allick next Sunday, February 12 at 10:30am.


The February issue of The Sceptre is here. If you would like a paper copy, they are available in the literature rack opposite the Walsingham Shrine, and in Lathrop Hall.


Our second meeting about our Engagement with the local community will be on Sunday, February 12. Our time in December went well but we have follow up work to sort through. Please join us in Lathrop Hall at 12:45 p.m. Isaiah Brokenleg will facilitate for us again.


We will be having our Annual Vestry/Leadership Retreat on Saturday, February 25. All are welcome to attend. Just RSVP with Sr. Warden Tom Veitch by Saturday February 11. We will be meeting at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1270 Sanchez Street, SF 94114 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Next Sunday's readings will be

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37.

Reflection Corner

In a world so riddled with strife, let us pray for peace:

“Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.”


    -- BCP page 815