The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Saturday, March 25, 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 19, 2017 - Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Third 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, 19 March

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

  & High Mass, 11:00 a.m.


Monday, 20 March, Saint Joseph (tr)

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


Tuesday, 21 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1711]           

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


Wednesday, 22 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of James DeKoven, Priest, 1879]

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 23 March, Lenten Feria

  [Comm. of Gregory the Illuminator, Bp & Missionary, 332]

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


Friday, 24 March, Lenten Feria

  Abstinence observed

  [Comm. of Gabriel the Archangel]

  Low Mass at 12pm

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


Saturday, 25 March, Annunciation of Our Lord

  Procession & High Mass 11am

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

19 Mar…Ed Gabet (baptism)

19 Mar…Geoffrey Glaser + (confirmation)

22 March…Katharine Favret (baptism)

24 Mar…Martha Smith (baptism)

24 Mar…Richard & Martha Stookey (marriage)

25 Mar…John Porter + (confirmation)

25 Mar…Jim Cromwell (confirmation) 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ, March 25.  There will be a reception in Lathrop Hall following high mass. Contributions of food - savory or sweet - will be most welcome. Thank you.


Saturday, April 1, all hands are needed at 11am to assist the Altar Guild in veiling the Crosses and Statues for Passiontide.


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.

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering: $46.00; Pledge Offering: $695.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Hosted by Ronald Eaton, Jude Morton & Lёr Nelson


Today's readings will be

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

General Announcements

Making Contact By Father Paul Allick

In the Parish Profile done during our search for a new rector, our lay leaders stated, “We are surrounded by the incongruity of great wealth and power…and the disenfranchisement of the extremely poor and homeless.” We said that our Anglo-Catholic tradition demands that we reach out in compassion to the growing number of homeless in our neighborhood. Additionally we noted that we have seen an influx of younger, highly educated and financially stable new residents. We had a desire to connect with all of our neighbors. Last Thursday night it all started coming together. The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association’s Task Force on Homelessness met in the Pitman Room. We are made up of about 12-15 neighbors. Some are new and some have been around a while. After that meeting the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Board met in the Pitman Room. I am now an associate member. At both meetings I met many of our newer/and or younger neighbors. I was struck not only by the energy at these meetings but also the level of compassion and basic human decency. We are surrounded by people from all walks of life who really want to build a strong and humane neighborhood. We are blessed to be here and to welcome our neighbors into our home. God is up to something. Pray that we will have the wisdom to participate in it. Jesus and his 12 Apostles didn’t have an office. They really had nowhere to even invite their neighbors to meet. Yet, they went out and engage with people from all walks of life who were searching for something better. We in our day have the same call and opportunity.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. John Porter this Sunday, March 19 at 10:30am and Fr. Paul Allick next Sunday, March 26 at 10:30am.


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


Join us today 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 this Saturday, 25 March. Come out with your friends to celebrate.


Openhouse Grand Opening Thursday 3/23 - All are invited to attend the Grand Opening of the 55 Laguna St Openhouse residential community providing welcoming and affordable housing to LGBT Seniors and The Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center next door at 65 Laguna. The event featuring speakers, tours and a reception will take place from 3 - 5 p.m. Additional info is available at


Next Sunday's readings will be

1 Samuel 16:1-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41.

Reflection Corner

Let us reflect on a section of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) Poem,  The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe, published in 1918:


Wild air, world-mothering air . . .

Of her flesh he took flesh:

He does take fresh and fresh,

Though much the mystery how,

Not flesh but spirit now,

And makes, O marvellous!

New Nazareths in us,

Where she shall yet conceive

Him, morning, noon, and eve,

New Bethlems, and he born

There, evening, noon, and morn—


    -- Lesser Feasts and Fasts page 212