The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 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, May 7, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Fourth 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, 7 May

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

  & High Mass, 11am.


Monday, 8 May

  Comm. of Dame Julian of Norwich, Mystic, ca 1417

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


Tuesday, 9 May

  Comm. of Gregory of Nazianzus, Bp of Constantinople, 389

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


Wednesday, 10 May, Paschal Feria

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 11 May, Paschal Feria

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


Friday, 12 May, Paschal Feria

  Abstinence dispensed. Alleluia!

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


Saturday, 13 May, Paschal Feria

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

7 May…William Bonnell (confirmation)

7 May…Lauren Carley (birthday)

8 May…Paul Burrows + (birthday)

8 May…Mary Hudak + (confirmation)

8 May…Ron Eaton (confirmation)

10 May…Mary Hudak + (birthday)

10 May…Johannes Stahl (confirmation)

11 May…Alex Martin + (diaconate)

12 May…Loren LeJeune (baptism)

12 May…Ian McCloghrie (birthday)

13 May…Nancy Eswein (birthday)

13 May…Ler Nelson (confirmation)

13 May… John Porter + (diaconate) 

Volunteer Opportunities

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


In three 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”).


Children are at imminent risk of starvation as a famine grips East Africa with the U.N. declaring this catastrophe the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. You can help these children today by donating to Save the Children.


Donations are sought to cover the cost of Schola Adventus singing for High Mass marking the Ascension, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. All gifts may be designated "in thanksgiving" or “in memory” of a loved one. $400.00 is needed for the music at mass; donations in any amount are most welcome, and will be acknowledged in the bulletin. If able to help, please see Paul Ellison or contact at

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering, $46.00; Pledge Offering, $775.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Reception after High Mass:

Hosted by B. Barberini, Stephen Rucker & Pam Vaughn


Today's readings will be

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

General Announcements

Please Don’t Call Me the Minister By Fr. Paul Allick Everyone who has received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and consequently the Sacrament of Confirmation is a minister of the Church. I cringe when someone refers to me as “the” or “a” minister. The ordained are a specific type of Christian minister. Bishops are the apostle, chief priest and pastor of the diocese. Deacons connect the world to the Church and the Church to the world. Priests assist the bishop in overseeing and pastoral work. All three orders share in proclaiming the Gospel and administering the sacraments. The Laity are the heart and lungs of the body of Christ. Without the laity there is no Church. Lay Ministers are ambassadors of Christ in the community and according to the gifts given them they carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world. Lay Ministers are called to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church. All Christians through Baptism have vows to fulfill. They are summed up in the Catechism, “the duty of all Christians is to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God.” When any minister ignores their vows the whole Body is weakened. When the ordained do not follow their vows and the laity remains unaware of their own the vital organs begin to shut down. There may be a visible body of people there, but it is not alive. (Book of Common Payer, Pp.855-856)


Sunday Confession: Heard by Fr. Paul Allick this Sunday, May 7 at 10:30am and Fr. Alex Martin next Sunday, May 14 at 10:30am.


Bible Study Resumes this 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!


The Regina Coeli Cell of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham will have a Rosary and Holy House Mass at 12:00 pm May 13. Refreshments will be available in Lathrop Hall following the Mass.


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.


Bay-to-Breakers: For getting to Advent on Sunday, May 21, plan around the Bay-to-Breakers Race, which will block and disrupt traffic in Hayes Valley.


The Visitation Wednesday, May 31, following Mass at 6:30 supper and book discussion sponsored by the Regina Coeli Cell of the Society of our Lady of Walsingham, The book is Mary As the Early Christians Knew Her: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts by Frederica Mathewes-Green. For more information on that event, please see the Walsingham page (under Ministries) on our website or contact Michael Stroup at


Next Sunday's readings will be

Acts 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14.

Reflection Corner

Rejoicing in the beauty of creation blooming amongst us, we pray:


“O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works; that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”


   -- BCP, Prayer #1, page 814