The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Saturday, March 18, 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 12, 2017 - Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Second 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, 12 March

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

  High Mass at 11am


Monday, 13 March, Lenten Feria

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


Tuesday, 14 March, Lenten Feria

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


Wednesday, 15 March, Lenten Feria

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 16 March, Lenten Feria

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


Friday, 17 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of Patrick, Bishop & Missionary, 461]

  Abstinence observed

  Low Mass at 12pm

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


Saturday, 18 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, 386]

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

12 Mar…Patrick Kossler (birthday)

13 Mar…Janet LaRue (birthday)

14 Mar…Paul Ford (confirmation)

15 Mar…Sam Cantin (confirmation)

16 Mar…Aaron Conner (birthday)

16 Mar…Paul Ellison (confirmation)

18 Mar…Sean Smith (birthday)

Volunteer Opportunities

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


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: $124.46; Pledge Offering: $1,035.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Hosted by James Hamilton, John Porter & Tom Veitch


Today's readings will be

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

General Announcements

Happy are they whose Transgressions are Forgiven By Father Paul Allick

One of the many offerings of transformation offered by the Church is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We do this communally at Mass but it is also available in private. In this form we confess our sins and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution in the presence of a priest. We call it Reconciliation because confessing is only half of the rite. The absolution completes it. A wonderful saying about private confession in the Episcopal Church is, “None must, all may and some should.” Sometimes communal confession can take us only so far. If we are confessing something that just won’t go away it may be time to try it privately. It helps to say it out loud to another person, to receive some counsel and to have the words of absolution prayed over us. At Advent we offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in private every Sunday before High Mass. It is also available by appointment. If you are struggling to let go of something this Lent I strongly encourage you to visit with one of our priests. As we pray in Psalm 32: “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away… While I held my tongue, my bones withered away, because of my groaning all day long…then I acknowledged my sin to you…then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.”


Sunday Confession: Heard by Br. Jude Hill this Sunday, March 12 at 10:30am and Fr. John Porter next Sunday, March 19 at 10:30am.


Remember to have set your clocks ahead one hour for the resumption of Daylight Saving Time today.


Join us Next Sunday for March’s Third Sunday Series, Sunday, March 19, 4pm when Ely Karr, violin, Azat Fishyan, violin, Samuel Nelson, viola, Andres Vera, cello, and Kenric Taylor, baritone will perform a program that will include Ely performing Bach's unaccompanied Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, together with the ensemble playing Arvo Pärt's Summa, Fratres, and Pilgrim's Song. 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.


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.


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


Next Sunday's readings will be

Exodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42.

Reflection Corner

Earnestly seeking renewal this Lent, let us entreat God’s love to overwhelm us:


Batter my heart, three person'd God; for, you

As yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend;

That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow mee,'and bend

Your force, to breake, blow, burn and make me new.

I, like an usurpt towne, to'another due,

Labour to'admit you, but Oh, to no end,

Reason your viceroy in mee, mee should defend,

But is captiv'd, and proves weake or untrue.

Yet dearley'I love you,'and would be loved faine,

But am betroth'd unto your enemie:

Divorce mee,'untie, or breake that knot againe,

Take mee to you, imprison mee, for I

Except you'enthrall mee, never shall be free,

Nor ever chast, except you ravish mee.


-- John Donne (1572-1631)