This Week’s Announcements

August 17, 2014
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 15)
Almighty God, who hast given thy only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life: Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavor to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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.

Coffee Hours New Elevator No Saturday Services in August
RIP Robert Hunter Consecration of our 16th Bishop The Parish Choir
Arts & Letters Group The Advent in Mission: Sarah Durfey Tuesday Night Community Supper
Parking Vouchers Memorial Garden & Columbarium This Week at the Advent


9:00 Coffee Hour: Paul & Mary Roberts and Barbara Boles host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Maggie Dunbar and Nola Sheffer. 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: Steve Hardy and Nicholas Edwards & Catherine Birdwell host the coffee hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Gabriel Ellsworth, Persis Dhas, and Kristo Kondakci. 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 .

ELEVATOR UPDATE: The elevator cab has been installed. Only two steps remain: the installation of the glass panels on the side of the shaft and the state inspection. We’re almost there!

Because of clergy vacations, all Saturday services in August (August 16, 23 and 30) are cancelled. Saturday services will resume on Saturday, September 6.

RIP: Robert Hunter, a longtime and beloved member of the Church of the Advent, died this past Thursday, fortified by the rites of the Church. A Mass in celebration of his life will be offered at 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 6.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, By the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


The Rev’d Alan Gates will be consecrated as the 16th Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts on Saturday, September 13, at 11:00 AM. The service will take place in Boston University’s Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue. You must have a ticket to attend. They are, of course, free, and may be obtained by calling 617-482-4826 ext 687, or by going to the Diocesan website,

Attention singers! The choir season will begin shortly, with the first rehearsal of the Advent’s famed Parish Choir taking place Wednesday evening, September 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Choir Room. This ensemble provides music for the 9:00 Sung Mass on a regular basis and for several evening services throughout the year. The choir rehearses on most Sunday mornings from 8:00 to 8:45 AM, and has a once-a-month midweek rehearsal on a Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 PM. The schedule is flexible; if you can make the once monthly full rehearsal, you can sing for the following 4 Sundays to which it corresponds. And, there are occasional Sundays off. If you wish to join them to sing masterworks of the Renaissance and Anglican traditions, please contact Mark Dwyer or Ross Wood after Mass, or contact Mark Dwyer at 617-523-2377 extension 141 or for more information.

You are cordially invited to attend the Advent’s Arts & Letters reading and discussion group. We meet most Wednesdays starting around 6:45, after the conclusion of the Healing Mass.  We are beginning to read and discuss Dante’s Divine Comedy. The group has finished The Inferno and is (in August) in the midst of The Purgatorio. We will continue on through September until we have completed The Paradiso. Arts & Letters is a church community group open to all parishioners. We usually have lively and interesting discussions (more or less) based on the text at hand.  Please contact or with questions. 


Praying This Month: Sarah Durfey - The Advent supports a number of people involved in mission in Boston and around the world, and we’ve committed to supporting them not only financially, but in our prayers. One of our missionaries is Sarah Durfey, a founder of Amirah, Inc. (she now serves on its Board) and the Director of the Abolitionist Network which runs out of the Emanuel Gospel Center in the South End. Please pray for Sarah and the people these ministries serve, and for more information or to get personally involved, visit

Get involved and stay informed about Advent mission projects:

• Follow @AdventInMission on Twitter
• Contact to be added to an Advent In Mission email list
• Remember our missionaries in your prayers!

Can You Help? The Tuesday Community Supper operates year-round, serving a meal to those in need weekly. The summer is a great time to volunteer if you’re interested in exploring this ministry, as our school and college groups are gone. We can use volunteer servers starting at 5:30, and we finish clean-up by 7:00. For more details, call Barbara Boles at (h) 617-625-1857 or (w) 617-496-1012, or just come on any Tuesday!


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $5.50 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? .

Memorial Garden & Columbarium. Spaces are available for the interment of ashes in the Advent’s Memorial Garden in front of the Church. This is a very fitting resting place for people who have loved the Advent and during their lives have made it their spiritual home. There are three groups of spaces: one between the Parish House door and the main doors of the Church, a second below the tower, and a third along the Library wall. The price includes the interment itself and the stone marker with its engraving. The rest will be put into a fund for the upkeep of the garden. If you are interested in a space and would like a copy of the regulations, please speak to Father Warren.

Spaces are also available in the Church of the Advent’s Columbarium, which is in the All Souls’ Chapel. Niches are available for one or two persons. There is a brochure on the tables at the rear of the Church. For further information, speak to Vance Hosford.

  • This Week at the Advent
    August 18-24, 2014

  • Monday, August 18
    William Porcher duBose

  • 3:00 p.m.
    Association of Organ Builders Meeting
  • Tuesday, August 19

  • 5:30 p.m.
    Community Supper
  • Wednesday, August 20
    Bernard of Clairvaux

  • 6:00 p.m.
    Healing Mass
  • 7:00 p.m.
    Bell Ringing
  • Thursday, August 21

  • Friday, August 22

  • Saturday, August 23
    Saturday morning services cancelled

  • 8:00 p.m.
    AA Meeting
  • Sunday, August 24
    The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Morning Prayer
  • 8:00 a.m.
    Low Mass
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Sung Mass
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Solemn Mass