The Orb | Announcements for Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 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 28, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension 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.


Sunday, 28 May

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

  & High Mass, 11am


Monday, 29 May, Paschal Feria

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


Tuesday, 30 May, Paschal Feria

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


Wednesday, 31 May, The Visitation of the BVM

  Low Mass at 8:00am

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


Thursday, 1 June

  Comm. of Justin Martyr of Rome, c. 167

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


Friday, 2 June

  Comm. of the Martyrs of Lyons, 177

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


Saturday, 3 June

  Comm. of the Martyrs of Uganda, 1886

  Latin Chant Mass at 5pm

Celebrating Anniversaries This Week

28 May…David Alban (birthday)

28 May…Lee Francke (confirmation)

29 May…Ed Gabet (confirmation)

31 May…Wade Dowdell (confirmation)

31 May…Mark Stanger + (birthday)

31 May…Erik Thrasher (confirmation)

1 June….Michael Barlowe + (baptism)

1 June….John McCutchen (baptism)

2 June… John Porter + (birthday)

3 June….Lesley McCloghrie + (priesthood)

3 June… John Porter + (priesthood) 

Volunteer Opportunities

Tomorrow, 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 9:30am to help set up or serve the meal. Donations are welcome to help offset the cost of feeding 100 or so guests (make checks payable to Church of the Advent, earmarked “Community Picnic”).


Two feast days annually at Church of the Advent are designated as Music Memorial Sundays, when the deceased are remembered with music: Pentecost and Christ the King. Donations are made to music in permanent memory of those who have died, and the names of loved ones so remembered are added to a permanent list that is printed in the bulletin on every Music Memorial Sunday. Funds donated are added to the capital protected in the Music Endowment Fund, the interest of which is used to defray the cost of Schola Adventus during the liturgical year and secure the long-term future of our choral program. Please consider making a donation in honor of a loved one for Pentecost Sunday. This year on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, Schola Adventus will sings Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd. Contact Paul Ellison to make your donation.

Last Sunday's Offering
Plate Offering, $21.00; Pledge Offering, $486.00
Last Sunday's Attendance

Hospitality for Coffee Hour after High Mass:

Generously participating parishioners.

Today's readings will be

Acts 1:6-14; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11.

General Announcements

Right Here By Father Paul Allick

When Jesus promised his original disciples that that the Holy Spirit would come to them this was not meant only to comfort them. It was a promise to empower them to carry on his mission of reconciliation. The original disciples could not miss the Holy Spirit when he arrived. It was all so dramatic. For us it is more subtle. The Holy Spirit is present in our lives. The Spirit is available and willing to empower us but all too often we do not notice him. We are not listening for him. I compare it to sitting next to an open window. Often I will sit and intentionally listen to the world around me. I separate the layers of sound. At the lowest levels I can hear the cooing of the pigeons and the caw of a crow. Someone is yelling something. Then at the higher levels I hear tires on the freeway. A siren screams and startles me. It is another fire truck racing off to somewhere. These sounds are always there but I do not hear them anymore. I am lost in my thinking and emoting. I fill up my environment with the noise of the internet or television. Too often we search for holy things, like the Spirit, apart from our everyday lives. We think of holy things as spectacular and phenomenal (and often they are) but they are also right in front of us. The Holy Spirit is right here. In fact the Spirit is so present in our everyday lives we do not notice him.


Sunday Confession: Heard by Br. Jude Hill, SSF this Sunday, May 28 at 10:30am and Fr. Paul Allick next Sunday, June 4 at 10:30am.



This Monday, the church office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.


Following Mass this Wednesday, May 31, for The Visitation of the BVM there will be a 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, being Pentecost, will mark the end of Paschaltide. Accordingly, the Font will be blessed and Baptismal promises will be renewed at High Mass.


We are both sad and happy to announce that Mr. Josh T. Kelley has secured a new full time position within his field of Health Information Management. Many of you know that he has been studying in this area and one year ago attained an AS in this field. Josh's last day with us will be June 6, 2017. As we say good-bye to Josh we cannot thank him enough for the professionalism, compassion, and organizational skills he has shared with us. God's speed to you Josh and may the road rise to meet you. - Fr. Paul


Dear Friends, the Sunday Prayer List for the sick is getting quite long. If you could please check and see if there are people who can be taken off it would be appreciated. We hope that some of our friends and family will not need to be perpetually on the list. Thanks, Fr. Paul


Next Sunday's readings will be

Acts 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 20:19-23.


Reflection Corner

Monday, Memorial Day, let us remember those who died in the service of this country:


“Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give thee thanks for all thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence; and give us such a lively sense of thy righteous will, that the work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.”


    -- BCP page 488