The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 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 23, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Second Sunday of Easter: Quasimodo 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, 23 April

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

  & High Mass, 11am.


Monday, 24 April, Paschal Feria

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


Tuesday, 25 April, Saint Mark the Evangelist

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


Wednesday, 26 April, Paschal Feria

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 27 April, Paschal Feria

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


Friday, 28 April, Paschal Feria

  Abstinence dispensed.

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


Saturday, 29 April

  Comm. of Catherine of Siena, 1380

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

23 Apr…Jack Fredricks + (diaconate)

24 Apr…Jude Morton (confirmation)

25 Apr…Lou Troga (reception)

26 Apr…Megan Anderson (reception)

26 Apr…Jennifer Usher (reception)

27 Apr…Norman Leaf (birthday)

28 Apr…Alex Martin + (baptism)

28 Apr…Martha Smith (confirmation)

Volunteer Opportunities

Easter Flowers given by parishioners to the glory of God and not listed in the Easter Day bulletin are in Memory of Harold & Virginia Coffin by Melissa Coffin Fernandez and in Memory of Jon Kouba by Mark Eriksson.


Thanks to the Altar Guild, Flower Guild, acolytes, associate clergy, choristers, ushers, and everyone who contributed to our life of worship and hospitality during Holy Week and Easter Day. We are especially grateful for those who stepped forward for the first time this year!


We would like to thank everyone who brought such wonderful treats to the Easter Vigil Reception and the Easter Morning coffee hour.  We appreciate your generosity.

Last Sunday's Offering
Triduum & Easter Day Plate Offering: $275.00; Pledge Offering: $5,880.00
Last Sunday's Attendance
Triduum & Easter Day 176

Hospitality for Coffee Hour after High Mass:

Generously participating parishioners.

Today's readings will be

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

General Announcements

Ten More Days By Father Paul Allick

Most fortune cookies I get are meaningless. However I will never forget this one I opened a few years ago, “The one who loves a good rumor hates a peaceful life.” In our day we might say, “The one who loves a good Twitter or Facebook battle hates a peaceful life.” We humans are prone to negativity and drama. I have never had to will myself to get dramatic and angry but I sure have had to will myself to get centered and to learn how to love. Our Christian walk can become focused on the negative. We go to God in crisis or with regret about something. When do we go to God with thankfulness and joy? When do we take a moment to adore God’s splendor, love, and light? We have now entered the fifty days of Easter. This is ten days longer than Lent. Our risen life in Christ is more powerful than our sinfulness. Are we ready to move beyond the penitence of Lent and onto our glory? Are we ready to move into our baptismal identity of sharing the Good News and respecting the dignity of every human being? Having knelt and recited the laments of Lent can we now stand up in the radiance of God’s unconditional love? Can we rise out of our tombs and rejoice in our new life?


Flowers at the altar are given in loving memory of William (Will) T. Homisak today, his 60th birthday, by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Terry Girdon.


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


Quasimodo Sunday, from the first words of the Introit read at Mass on the second Sunday of Easter. Quasimodo literally meaning “As if in [this] manner” from The First Letter of Peter 2:2. This Sunday is also known as St. Thomas Sunday for the reading of the gospel, that relates to St. Thomas, having doubted and in need of proof of the resurrection of Christ, has to physically place his fingers in the wounds on Jesus’ side and hands.


Father Paul will be away Friday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 2. In case of pastoral emergencies please call Fr. John Porter at his cell number (415) 515-5177.


Bible Study: The Gospel of Matthew. If any are interested in continuing Bible study on Wednesday evenings, resuming on May 3, please speak or send an email to Pamela Vaughn ( If we continue, this will be an informal group of interested clergy and laity meeting in the Pitman Room on Wednesdays after mass. Thank you!


Next Sunday's readings will be

Acts 2:14a,36-41; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35.

Reflection Corner

With our thoughts on Saint Mark the Evangelist:


“Almighty GOD, which hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark: Give us grace that we be not like children, carried away with every blast of vain doctrine; but that we may be firmly established in the truth of thy holy Gospel, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”


   -- The Scottish Book of Common Prayer, 1637, page 103