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

The First Sunday in Lent

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 March

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

  High Mass at 11am


Monday, 6 March, Lenten Feria

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


Tuesday, 7 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of Perpetua & Companions, MM of Carthage, 202]

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


Wednesday, 8 March, Lenten Feria & Ember Day

  [Comm. of Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, 1910]

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 9 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394]

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


Friday, 10 March, Lenten Feria & Ember Day

  Abstinence observed

  Low Mass at 12pm

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


Saturday, 11 March, Lenten Feria & Ember Day

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

7 Mar…Elizabeth Easton + (birthday)

8 Mar…Reese Probst (birthday)

Volunteer Opportunities

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 11th. The Rosary and Mass of the Holy House will be at 12:00pm. Coffee and refreshments will be served in Lathrop Hall following the Mass.


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.


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

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering: $78.51; Pledge Offering: $505.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Hosted by Bonnie Barberini, Stephen Rucker

& Pamela Vaughn


Today's readings will be

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

General Announcements

Now We Know By Father Paul Allick

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

Adam and Eve had it made. God gave them a Paradise to inhabit. God told them to enjoy it; live freely and abundantly. God commanded just one thing: do not eat of that tree in the middle of the garden. “If you eat of it,” God said “you will die.” Imagine, we are given a beautiful home filled with good food and neat stuff and it’s all free. All we have to do is to enjoy it. But in the living room is a big shiny box that we are not allowed to open. At first we would stare at it and then desire it. You know that we would eventually open it. The Lord God warned humanity if you eat of that tree you will become mortal. The serpent easily convinces us that we won’t die. God is just jealous. God doesn’t want to share this knowledge with us; doesn’t want us to know good and evil. Well, now we know. How is that going for us? After eating of the tree of knowledge humanity is cursed to know: “The eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loin cloths for themselves.” After understanding their nakedness, Adam and Eve have to get clothes and do laundry. Life will never again be free and abundant. Through Adam and Eve’s disobedience we fell into sin. Through Jesus’ obedience we were given back the chance at the abundant life. This season of Lent is about repentance. Repentance means returning. Lent is about stepping back from that tree and making the long hard journey back to God.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. Alex Martin this Sunday, March 5 at 10:30am and Br. Jude Hill next Sunday, March 12 at 10:30am.


During Lent, Fr. Paul Allick will taking Mondays instead of Fridays off.


The March 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.


On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of this week, the Ember Days, remember to pray for an increase in ministerial activity, particularly in the evangelism of our city.


Robert Ayala is currently 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. Remaining dates are March 10 and 11 at 7:30pm and March 5 and 12 at 2pm.


Saturday, 11 March, before bedding down, set your clock ahead one hour as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am Sunday.


Join us for March’s Third Sunday Series, Sunday, March 19, 4pm when Ely Karr & Friends (String Quartet): for a program that includes Bach & Pärt. There is a suggested cash donation of $20.00. A hosted reception will follow in Lathrop Hall.


Procession and High Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation, will be celebrated at 11:00am on Saturday, 25 March. Mark your calendars for this important date.


Next Sunday's readings will be

Genesis 12:1-4a; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17.


Reflection Corner

Mindful of our Lord’s example these forty days, let us pray with this the concluding stanza of George Herbert’s poem, “Lent”:


“Yet, Lord, instruct us to improve our fast

By starving sinne, and taking such repast

As may our faults control;

That ev’ry man may revel at his doore,

Nor in his parlour – banqueting the poore,

And among those, his soul.”