The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 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, April 2, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Fifth Sunday in Lent: Passion Sunday

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, 2 April

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

  & High Mass, 11:00 a.m.


Monday, 3 April, Lenten Feria 

  [Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253]

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


Tuesday, 4 April, Lenten Feria 

  [Comm. of Martin Luther King, Jr, Social Prophet, 1968]

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


Wednesday, 5 April, Lenten Feria 

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 6 April, Lenten Feria 

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


Friday, 7 April, Lenten Feria 

  Abstinence observed

  Low Mass at 12pm

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


Saturday, 8 April, Lenten Feria 

  [Comm. of William Agustus Muhlenburg, Priest, 1877]

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

2 Apr…Amy Ramsey Eudy (baptism)

3 Apr…Lee Francke (baptism)

4 Apr…Thomas Jackson (baptism)

5 Apr…Michael Barlowe + (confirmation)

6 Apr…Philip McCloghrie (confirmation)

7 Apr…Renee Schwartz (birthday)

8 Apr…Robert Gee (birthday)

8 Apr…John McCutchen (birthday)

Volunteer Opportunities

St Benedict's Guild. We are still seeking a parish team to support our hospitality offering on the fourth Sunday of each month. ​Please note that this need not be a burden. No chefs nor bakers are required!! A simple offering of bread, fruit and cheese is sufficient to make our Sunday guests welcome. If you are not already involved on a regular basis (and thank you, hosts for first, second and third Sundays!), please consider serving our parish in this important ministry. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to talk to Bonnie Barberini or Pamela Vaughn. Thank you!


On behalf of St Cecilia and St Benedict: We are in need of volunteers to provide food and drink for the Third Sunday concert reception in May 2017. This involves setting up for and cleaning up after the reception as well. Please inform Paul Ellison or Sr Julian if you are able to assist in this important ministry. Please note that Sr. Julian will not be available to assist with the Third Sunday concert in May. Thank you.

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering: $17.00; Pledge Offering: $995.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Hosted by Bonnie Barberini, Stephen Rucker & Pamela Vaughn


Today's readings will be

Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45.


General Announcements

Profoundly By Father Paul Allick

At Mass this Sunday we pray Psalm 130. The Latin title taken from the opening verse is De profundis, “out of the depths.” De profundis, being faithful to God doesn’t keep us from the depths. We still end up there. And, yet, God is present. There is something important about the hard times. God doesn’t erase the depths but goes with us through them and then up and out of them. It is in the depths that we discover the profundity of our lives. None of us will escape going down into the depths whether physically, spiritually, or emotionally. Indeed the struggles of human existence lead us beyond the superficial toward the profound. Spiritual writer Parker J. Palmer describes his struggle with clinical depression this way, “I had to be forced underground before I could understand that the way to God is not up but down.” Palmer explains the nurturing soil of the depths, he writes, “the spiritual journey is full of paradoxes. One of them is that the humiliation that brings us down – down to ground on which it is safe to stand and to fall – eventually takes us to a firmer and fuller sense of self” (Let Your Life Speak Pp.69-70). It could be that we find God more profoundly in the depths then we do in the heights.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. Paul Allick this Sunday, April 2 at 10:30am and Br. Jude Hill next Sunday, April 9 at 10:30am.


Beginning this morning, it being Passiontide, the Gloria Patri is suppressed at all points in the Mass.


All Crosses and statues have been veiled as part of the gradual suppression of symbols before their glorious return during the Easter Vigil.


Next Sunday, High Mass will begin with the Blessing of the Palms in the Hardcastle Garden – weather permitting. A procession through the streets follows.


Rehearsal: On the Saturday before Palm Sunday and on Holy Saturday, all acolytes and clergy who are scheduled to serve are to attend a rehearsal in church. These rehearsals will be on Saturday, April 8 at 10am for Palm Sunday through Good Friday and Saturday, April 15 at 10am for Easter Vigil and Easter Day.


If you wish to offer Easter flowers in memory of someone or in thanksgiving and wish that intention recorded in the Easter Bulletin, please pick up an “Offering for Flowers” envelope found at the back of the church, appropriately fill it out, and place it in the offer at Mass or return it to the Office by Holy Tuesday, April 11. Offerings received after that date will be acknowledged in later bulletin notices. Thank you for your generosity.


Next Sunday's readings will be

Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; The Passion According to Matthew.

Reflection Corner

As Martin Luther King heard the Lord speaking to him saying, “Martin Luther, stand up for righteousness, stand up for justice,” let us strive to follow his example:


“Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.”

    -- Lesser Feasts and Fasts page 227