The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 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 26, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Last 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, 26 February

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

  High Mass at 11am


Monday, 27 February

  Comm. of George Herbert, Priest, 1633

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Stations and B. at 6:30pm


Tuesday, 28 February, Shrove Tuesday

  Confessions from 5 to 5:45pm

  Evensong with farewell to Alleluias at 6pm

  Last Low Mass in Green Season at 6:30pm


Wednesday, 1 March, Ash Wednesday

  Day of Fasting

  Low Mass at 8am & 12pm with Imposition of Ashes

  Evening Prayer at 6:00pm & High Mass at 6:30pm          

  with Imposition of Ashes


Thursday, 2 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, 672]

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


Friday, 3 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of John & Charles Wesley, Priests, 1791, 1788]

  Abstinence observed

  Low Mass at 12pm

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Stations and B. at 6:30pm


Saturday, 4 March, Lenten Feria

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

28 Feb…Barrie Bates + (confirmation)

28 Feb…Tom Miller (birthday)

2 Mar…Richard Stookey (birthday)

2 Mar…Paul Allick + (baptism)

3 Mar…Caroline Corum (birthday)

3 Mar…Carol Kossler (birthday)

3 Mar…Sally McCloghrie (baptism)

3 Mar…Lynn Swearingen (birthday)

Volunteer Opportunities

Today, please bring all blessed palms and palm crosses to Church to be made into ashes for Ash Wednesday.


During this Holy Season of Lent, consider how you might add a weekday liturgy to your observance.


Stations of the Cross in Lent: Evening Prayer at 6pm followed by Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 7pm.


The Regina Coeli cell of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham will meet Saturday, March 11 at 12pm for the Rosary and Mass of the Holy House.


Almsgiving in Lent: The money you save from fasting can be used for purchasing white socks, underwear, and toiletries for the homeless. A basket will await your gifts in the back of the church.

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering: $49.00; Pledge Offering: $2130.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Generously participating parishioners.


Today's readings will be

Exodus 24:12-18; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9.


General Announcements

Pause at the Asterisk By Father Paul Allick

During college years I spent an academic year living with a community of Benedictine Monks. The first couple of times I prayed with the brothers I was uncomfortable. They prayed so slowly. The psalms were recited in monotone at snail’s pace. There was intentional silence between prayers and readings. I kept anticipating the next thing to recite. Later I discovered the custom among Anglicans of pausing at the asterisks while reciting the psalms at the Daily Offices. When I first experienced this I wanted us to hurry up and get our prayers done. It felt so unnatural. Why the monotone and the pause? The monotone is so that we can recite it in unison minimizing a cacophony of voices; the pause is so that we catch the parallelism of the verses. Silence and slowing down in prayers and the reading of Scripture makes us aware of what we are saying and hearing. It makes us slow down our minds so that we can come into the presence of God. I am always reminding myself to slow down as I preside at liturgy. I often tell people that if I pause in liturgy it isn’t because I don’t know what to do next. It’s because we need to slow down as we pray in community. Slowing down in prayer can teach us to slow down in other areas of our lives. We can slow down in our reactions and judgments toward others and ourselves. We can slow down in making our assumptions and getting ready to respond before we have really listened. As we are reminded in the good old Book of Proverbs, “One who spares words is knowledgeable,” (17:27) and from the Epistle of St. James, “let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak” (1:19).


Sunday Confession: Heard by Br. Jude Hill this Sunday, February 26 at 10:30am and Fr. Alex Martin next Sunday, March 5 at 10:30am.


This morning, the new Vestry will be installed at High Mass, including those elected at the parish meeting on Sunday, January 15, 2017.


This being the Sunday next before Lent (called Quinquagesima in all earlier Prayer Books), it is timely to begin considering how you might nurture your relationship with God in that blessed season of reflection and special devotion. For the purpose of Lent, consult the exhortation in the BCP (page 264).


Robert Ayala will be in a production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at City College of San Francisco's Diego Rivera Theater. Tickets to this comedy are $15 for General Admission and $10 for Students, Seniors, and TBA members. Dates are March 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7:30pm and March 5 and 12 at 2pm.


The guild of Saint Faith urges you to make use of the Library’s resources for your Lenten reading. 


Next Sunday's readings will be

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11.

Reflection Corner

The Ash Wednesday collect is replicated here so it can be tucked into a wallet or pocket and meditated upon throughout Lent:


“Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily
lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


    -- BCP page 217