This Week’s Announcements

October 19, 2014
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 24)
Almighty and everlasting God, who in Christ hast revealed thy glory among the nations: Preserve the works of thy mercy, that thy Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of thy Name; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

If you are visiting or new to the Advent, we hope that you will feel welcome and at home. Please, if you will, fill out a visitor’s/newcomer’s card so that we can keep in touch.

All persons baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit are invited to the Altar to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you wish to receive a blessing, come to the Altar and cross your arms over your chest.

Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers during both the 9 AM and 11:15 AM Masses.

9:00 AM
- Infant nursery is located on the first floor in the room beyond the Parish Office. The Toddler nursery is located downstairs in Moseley Hall.

11:15 AM
- Infant and Toddlers are cared for on the first floor in the room beyond the office.

If you have questions or special needs we want to hear them. Contact Emily Litman at 617-852-2661.

The flowers at the high altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Svend & Helga Norregaard.

Coffee Hours Church School Entr’acte
Solemn Evensong & Benediction this Afternoon Advent 20s and 30s Fellowship All Souls Day/Guild of All Souls
“Now and at the Hour of our Death” Help Fight Ebola Parking Vouchers
  This Week at the Advent  


9:00 Coffee Hour: Darcy Montaldi & Tony Pulsone and Rachael & Joe Ringenberg host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Bette Boughton and Jonnet Holladay. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by phone, 617-625-1857, or , if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour: Jean and Marie Rateau and Robb Scholten host the coffee hour this morning. Next week's coffee hour hosts are Drew Reese, Elizabeth Mondell, and Michael Saur. To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, go to If you have any questions, feel free to contact .

Advent Church School is in session! Following communions during the 9 AM Mass, classes are offered for children of all ages. Please contact Emily Litman 617-852-2661 to register or schedule a tour of our classrooms.

Children’s Sermons:
After the Gospel reading, willing children may process out of the sanctuary to hear a sermon put into their own words. Following the message, they process back into the service to join their families for the liturgy of the Eucharist. Children’s bulletins may be found in the back of the church as an alternative.

ENTR’ACTE // The first meeting of this year’s Entr’acte, the Advent’s Adult Education Series, will take place this morning following the 9:00am Mass (approximately 10:20am) in the Parish Library. This year’s topic will be entitled Sacraments and Sacrifice.

The central and essential conviction of the Christian religion is that a new kind of life for women and men and a new world has come and is coming into being through the Incarnation of Jesus the Christ. Through his obedient life, his sacrificial death, and his rising out of death, human reality has been forever changed. Classical Catholic Christianity understands that one way by which Christians are joined to the new life in Jesus and enter his new world is through the Sacraments of the Church. In this series we will think about the connection between Jesus’ Sacrifice and Resurrection and the Sacraments he provides for us as a means of grace and life.

The first CHORAL EVENSONG of the season is THIS AFTERNOON at 5:00 PM. The Advent Choir will sing music of Tallis, Elgar, and the Second Service of Kenneth Leighton. The Organ Prelude Recital features renowned organist Balint Karosi, who will offer the complete Elgar Sonata in G, beginning at 4:30. A light supper will follow the Evensong, and Organist-Choirmaster Mark Dwyer will give a brief talk about the music and lives of Kenneth Leighton and Edward Elgar. Evensong lasts an hour or less, and it is a wonderful way to sanctify the end of the day on Sunday.


Advent 20’s & 30’s Fellowship: Gabriel Ellsworth will be graciously hosting the Advent 20’s and 30’s Fellowship at his home for our first annual All Hallows’ Eve Party! Pizza and soda will be provided, with other snacks and drinks greatly appreciated. Time: Friday, October 31 at 7:30-10:30. Location: 33 Bowdoin Street #4, Beacon Hill. Contact: 857-233-2323 or .

All Souls Day will be observed on Monday, November 3 with a Solemn Requiem Mass at 6:30 PM. The Music of the Mass will be the Missa pro defunctis cum sex vocibus of Tomás Luis de Victoria. Envelopes to receive the names of persons to be remembered at these Masses may be found with the offering envelopes given to those who pledge to the Parish or at the rear of the Church.

In addition to the All Souls’ Day Mass, there will be a Solemn Requiem sung on Saturday, November 8 at 11 AM. This Mass is sponsored by the Guild of All Souls.

The Guild is a devotional society which was founded in 1873 to promote prayers for the dead and dying and the celebration of Mass as part of the funeral rite. Both of these practices, as familiar as they are to all of us nowadays, were uncommon in the Anglican Communion at the time of the Guild’s founding, and it would be no exaggeration to say that the Guild had a great deal to do with their current familiarity. Members of the Guild pledge themselves to prayer for the departed throughout their lives and will be prayed for by members of the Guild after their deaths. If you are interested in becoming a member of this society, please speak to Christopher Laconi, who is the Guild’s representative at the Advent.

A light lunch will follow the Requiem. If you wish to come, please speak to Fr. Warren so that we will know how many people for whom to prepare.

An Organ Recital, played by David Enlow, the well-known and widely praised organist at the Church of the Resurrection in Manhattan, will follow the luncheon at approximately 2:00 PM.

Now and at the Hour of Our Death: Medical Decision-Making in the 21st Century // Saturday November 15, 10 AM to 2 PM // Moseley Hall: Eventually, each one of us will be faced with making decisions about our own care, or someone else’s. Today’s healthcare system presents patients and families with choices undreamed of only a few decades ago. This four-hour, interactive seminar explores the factors influencing medical decisions from an historical, theological, and practical point of view. Each participant receives a comprehensive toolkit with resources that provide in-depth information about a full range of topics: advance directives, healthcare proxies, decision-making tools, fact sheets about various treatments, and much more. Limited to 25 participants. For information and registration, contact Deacon Noyes or 617-354-2540.


Urgent // Help Episcopal Relief & Development Fight Ebola in Liberia // Supplies & Support Needed “Ebola is heartless because it punishes the very best human tendencies for caring and for honoring the sick and dying. A simple act - wiping a fevered brow or kissing away a tear - can be deadly.” (The New York Times, 7 September 2014)

As the healthcare crisis in Western Africa escalates, we will continue to support medical and humanitarian workers on the front lines. There is a list at the back of the church, or see this Wish List from St David's Episcopal Church in Ashburn, VA: Financial support is also welcome; please note “Liberia Ebola donation” in the memo line.


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Nola Sheffer. You can find her between the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses at the Coffee Hour or Entr’acte. The vouchers can be used after 4:00 PM weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Questions? .

  • This Week at the Advent
    October 20-26, 2014

  • Monday, October 20

  • 5:15 p.m.
    Girl Scouts
  • Tuesday, October 21

  • 10:00 a.m.
    Beacon Hill Seminars
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Community Supper
  • Wednesday, October 22

  • 8:00 a.m.
    Advent School Event
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Beacon Hill Seminars
  • 6:00 p.m.
    Healing Mass
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Bell Ringing
  • Thursday, October 23
    St James of Jerusalem

  • 7:00 p.m.
    Advent Choir Rehearsal
  • Friday, October 24

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 25

  • 9:00 a.m.
    Chinese Class
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Advent Choir Rehearsal
  • 8:00 p.m.
    AA Meeting
  • Sunday, October 26
    The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Morning Prayer
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Low Mass
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Sung Mass
  • 10:15 a.m.
    Church School / Entr’acte
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Solemn Mass