The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 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 16, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

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.


Easter Sunday, 16 April

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

  & Procession & High Mass, 11am


Monday in Easter Week, 17 April

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


Tuesday in Easter Week, 18 April

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


Wednesday in Easter Week, 19 April

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday in Easter Week, 20 April

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


Friday in Easter Week, 21 April

  Abstinence dispensed. Alleluia!

  Evening Prayer at 6pm & Stations of the

  Resurrection and Benediction of the Blessed  

  Sacrament 6:30pm


Saturday in Easter Week, 22 April

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Pastoral Notices

Today, with gladsome hearts, we celebrate the triumph of the Resurrection.


Χριστος ανεστι         Christ is risen!

   αληθως ανεστι       The Lord is risen indeed!


(Christos anesti;          -- The Easter acclamation

    alethos anesti!)

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

18 Apr…Eric Clark (baptism)

18 Apr…Ian McCloghrie (confirmation)

18 Apr…Michael Stroup (reception)

19 Apr…Lou Troga (confirmation)

21 Apr…Catherine Costas (baptism)

21 Apr…Nancy Eswein (confirmation)

21 Apr…Patrick Kossler (baptism)

22 Apr…Brittany Kim Andree (baptism)

Volunteer Opportunities

The Preliminary work on our Capital Campaign at Advent continues. Next Sunday, April 23 after both Masses in Lathrop Hall we will conduct a short survey with members. Your participation is critical and it is a good way to get us all to Mass on Low Sunday! Questions can be directed either to our Chair, Pamela Vaughn or to Father Paul.


A Parish Meeting has been Called on Sunday, May 14 after the 11am High Mass. This Parish Meeting will be an informational meeting updating the parish on the status of our budget. Your participation is strongly encouraged. 

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering: $67.00; Pledge Offering: $1270.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Hosted by Ronald Eaton, Jude Morton & Lёr Nelson


Today's readings will be

Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18.

General Announcements

Peace, Love and Understanding By Father Paul Allick When I enter upon Holy Week and contemplate those mighty acts whereby our Lord God gave us life and immortality these lines from an Elvis Costello so often come to me, “As I walked on through troubled times, my spirit gets so downhearted…where are the strong? And who are the trusted? And where is the harmony? There’s one thing I want to know…what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?” Notions like peace, love and understanding do seem outdated in a culture that embraces the politics of personal destruction, non-stop breaking news, a constant stream of misinformation, and interpersonal conflict as reality entertainment. Jesus tells us that the meek will inherit the earth and the peacemakers will be called children of God. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of love and understanding, not cold force. God in Christ calls us to put aside ‘winning the argument’ and be reborn in the light of peace. God in Christ beckons us to listen and work toward a deeper understanding of one another. We are summoned to a new life through spiritual discernment. Our Brother Jesus, the pioneer of our faith, went through the way of the cross before reaching that ultimate state of trust and harmony…the resurrection. That is the hope we live with on Easter Day. We never tire of calling for consideration and fairness. We do not weary from appearing Pollyannaish. In the light of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ we have no choice but to continue the hard work of reconciliation.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. John Porter this Sunday, April 16 at 10:30am and Fr. Paul Allick next Sunday, April 23 at 10:30am.


This being Easter Week, all holy days are superseded by the great celebration of the Resurrection.


This Feast of the Resurrection is, in the Greek Church, called Pascha, the Greek transliteration of the

Hebrew Pesach, “Passover.” In Medieval England, the name Pasch for this feast was widely used. The popular name “Easter” derives from the Anglo-Saxon spring goddess, Oestre. The Easter Season lasts until Pentecost, which, this year, will be June 4, so gear up with abundant Alleluias to cover this joyous period.


Stations of the Resurrection will follow Evening Prayer on Easter Friday, April 21 6:30pm. Also known as Via Lucis or Way of Light, this devotion was born in the summer of 1988 by Father Sabino Palumbieri and the Salesian Family Movement Witnesses of the Risen Lord. This new set of stations are a celebration centered upon and emphasizing the joyful and hopeful aspect of the Christian story which is the promise of the Resurrection and the triumph of the Risen Lord. The Via lucis was first celebrated in April of 1990 in Rome and thereafter spread quickly around the globe. This devotion appears in Common Worship materials from the Church of England and in the revised St. Augustine's Prayer Book.


Next Sunday's readings will be

Acts 2:14a,22-32; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31.

Reflection Corner



Most glorious Lord of lyfe, that on this day,

            Didst make thy triumph over death and sin:

And having harrowd hell,1 didst bring away

            Captivity thence captive us to win:

            This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin,

And grant that we, for whom thou diddest dye,

            Being with thy deare blood clene2 washt from sin, May live for ever in felicity.

And that thy love we weighing worthily,

            May likewise love thee for the same againe:

And for thy sake that all lyke deare didst buy,

            With love may one another entertayne.

                       So let us love, deare love, lyke as we ought,                     

                       Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.


    -- Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)