The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 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 30, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Third Sunday of Easter

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, 30 April

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

  & High Mass, 11am.


Monday, 1 May, SS Philip and James, App

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


Tuesday, 2 May

  Comm. of Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, 373

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


Wednesday, 3 May, Paschal Feria

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 4 May

  Comm. of Monnica, Mother of St Augustine of Hippo, 387

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


Friday, 5 May, Paschal Feria

  Abstinence dispensed. Alleluia!

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


Saturday, 6 May, Paschal Feria

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

30 Apr…Jeffrey Boothby (birthday)

30 Apr…Paul Ellison (baptism)

30 Apr…Norman McKnight (birthday)

30 Apr…Michael Fullam (confirmation)

4 May…Brittany Kim Andress (birthday)

4 May…Alex Martin + (confirmation)

5 May…Mark Rose (confirmation)

6 May…Rod Thompson + (baptism & confirmation)

Volunteer Opportunities

On Sunday, May 7 following the High Mass there will be an initial planning meeting for our Memorial Day Community picnic. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.


In four weeks’ time, on Monday, May 29th we will have our annual Memorial Day Church of the Advent Community Picnic: Join us in feeding our neighbors in need. Volunteers should arrive at 10am to help set up or serve the meal. Donations are welcome to help offset the cost of feeding nearly 100 guests (make checks payable to Church of the Advent, earmarked “Community Picnic”).

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering, $54.00; Pledge Offering, $440.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Coffee Hour after High Mass:

Generously participating parishioners.

Today's readings will be

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

General Announcements

The Road to Koinonia By Father Paul Allick

The New Testament Greek word for fellowship is ‘Koinonia.’ For example Acts 2:24, “They devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and fellowship (Koinonia), to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Koinonia can mean a sharing of friendship, a sharing with the less fortunate, a partnership in the work of Christ, a sharing of faith, union with Christ (especially in the Sacrament) and a union with God. Koinonia is what binds Christians to each other and to God. It is communion. The Christians described in Acts were living in community in such a way that others were drawn toward its light. In the Gospel of John, Jesus teaches that others will know us by our love for one another. The Church is not a collection of individuals each acting alone doing what seems best to and for them. We are one body unified through the difficult task of ongoing reconciliation. We are Christ’s Royal Priesthood. We are all in this together, the ordained and the baptized, the living and the dead, the fiercely independent and the self-conscious, the critical and the complacent, the healed and the broken, the heavenly beings and the earthly pilgrims, all bowing before Jesus Christ who is our only hope for redemption. We are on the Road to Koinonia. True Koinonia is sought by respecting the dignity and boundaries of every member of the Body. When we travel together on this road we become an irrefutable beacon of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. John Porter this Sunday, April 30 at 10:30am and Fr. Paul Allick next Sunday, May 7 at 10:30am.


The May issue of The Sceptre is here. If you would like a paper copy, they are available in the literature rack opposite the Walsingham Shrine, and in Lathrop Hall.


On behalf of the Capital Campaign planning group, a most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who took the time (and patience!) to participate in the survey from our outside consultants. This survey is an important step in discerning the feasibility of a Capital Campaign, so your participation was essential. Thank you!


Bible Study Resumes Wednesday, May 10! Our seminarian, Isaiah Brokenleg, will be our guide as we work our way through the Gospel of Matthew. All are welcome. We will meet in the Pitman Room after evening mass, about 7:10 p.m., and we will finish around 8 p.m. Please note that there will be no Bible Study on Wednesday, May 31, because of a special service, supper and book discussion sponsored by the Regina Coeli Cell of the Society of our Lady of Walsingham, for The Feast of the Visitation. For more information on that event, please see the Walsingham page (under Ministries) on our website or contact Michael Stroup at We look forward to seeing you on May 10!


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.


Now that Lent is over, Fr. Paul is once again taking Fridays off instead of Mondays.


Next Sunday's readings will be

Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10.


Reflection Corner

With thought on the life and ministry of Saint Philip and James, we pray:


“ALmighty God, whom truely to know is everlasting life: grant us perfectly to know thy Sonne Jesus Christe to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life, as thou hast taught S. Philip, and other the Apostles, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”


   -- The Scottish Book of Common Prayer, 1637, page 125