This Week’s Announcements, April 22-28, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of George Briggs and in honor of St George’s Day.


If you are visiting or new  to the Advent, we hope that you will feel welcome and at home.  Please fill out a visitor’s/newcomer’s card so that we will have a record of your visit here and 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—Infants 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 Meg Nelson 856-217-0847 or megwnelson@gmail.com.


9:00 Coffee Hour. 9:00 Coffee Hour.  Tony Pulsone & Darcy Montaldi and Barbara Boles host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the hosts will be Maggie Dunbar and Eric & Melissa Baldwin. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed. 

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Kyle Pilares, Kelly & Montgomery Link and Roxy Hanson host the Coffee Hour this morning.  Next week the host will be Michael Gnozzio. We are always in need of more volunteers to do the coffee hour.  To view the schedule of available dates and select a date to co-host, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/.  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).  


From the Wardens: Thanks to the many Adventers who have already submitted names for the Vestry to consider for the Administration and Search Committees. Please submit any further names to the Wardens (Tom Brown and Paul Roberts) or to Lynda Blair by April 30. A copy of the letter that was sent to all Parishioners may be found here.


Organ Recital, Evensong, and Supper-Lecture! This afternoon at 4:30 pm, our own Ross Wood will play the complete Symphonie Romane of Charles-Marie Widor on the Advent organ. Ross has just played this magnificent work based on Easter chants in recital at Notre-Dame in Paris, so we are surely in for a treat. At 5:00 pm, Evensong & Benediction will be sung by the Advent Choir, featuring motets of Lassus and the joyful Evening Service in D by American composer Leo Sowerby. A light supper with libation follows, and familiar friend of the parish, the Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, will give a brief and engaging talk entitled “On Snarks and Boojums and the Quest for the Anglican Way”. Many of us recall Canon Alistair’s canny and informative Sunday evening commentary which took place last fall, concerning the situation in the Middle East. 

Evensong is a perfect way to cap off Sunday, the service is slightly less than an hour, and dinner is usually completed in the same amount of time. Please join us for all or just part of the final and very rich Sunday evening offering of the season.

 

 


COMING UP!


Spring is here, magnolia trees are blossoming and the Annual Project Bread Walk for Hunger and 5k Run is around the corner.  Thank you to those who have signed up to be Walkers with Team Advent already. Others, please consider joining Fr. Warren and many fellow Advent Parishioners on Sunday, May 6. This will be the 50th Walk for Hunger and the Church of the Advent’s 35th Walk, and most importantly, Fr. Warren’s last Walk as Rector! He has been part of this great tradition, bravely walking many miles, over these last 25 years, so, if you haven’t considered this before, please do this year!

For those interested in joining for the 5k run that starts at 7 am, please consider this too! Mark Aparece (mark.aparece@gmail.com) is the contact for this. 

Project Bread’s financial grant supports The Church of the Advent’s Tuesday Community Dinner, which is a vital part of the Advent’s community outreach program. Please consider joining us by registering as a walker or by supporting Team Advent with a donation. Our fundraising goal is $10,000.

Team Advent’s 2018 Walk for Hunger webpage

Contact Suzi Briggs : 617-905-4871 or Suzi.Briggs@gmail.com if you want to be a Walker and need help with registering.

Many thanks for your consideration and generosity on behalf of Fr. Warren and Team Advent.

The Briggs Kiernan Family,

     Bruce + Suzi

     Ellie + Emma

Team Captains 2018


First Communion Class – First Communions will be on the Feast of Pentecost, May 20, this year. Classes to prepare young people in the parish to make their First Communion will be Saturday, May 12, from 11:00 am to 11:45 am in the Rectory, and Saturday, May 19, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am in the Church. At least one parents should plan to attend the class alongside the child. 

For parents considering whether their child is ready for this step in faith development, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:  Your child must wish on their own to begin receiving Communion.  You must agree that this is appropriate, and you should feel that on some level your child understands the meaning of Holy Communion. We’re not talking Thomas Aquinas here; rather that your child, through emotion or intuition or what has been learned in the Church School, has a grasp of the meaning of the mystery of the Sacrament of the Altar.  If you or your child have any questions, please speak to the any of the clergy, who will be very happy to explain.  If you wish your child to be part of the classes, speak to Father Warren. To sign up for the class, RSVP to rector@theadventboston.org


ODDS & ENDS


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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?  email:  nsheffer@newview.org


The flowers that adorn the Church are funded entirely by donations from members and friends of the Parish.  There are openings for  flower memorials or thanksgivings for the High Altar on Sunday, April 29; Thursday, May 10 (Ascension Day) – the flowers will remain for Sunday, May 13; and Thursday, May 31 (Corpus Christi) – the flowers will remain for Sunday, June 3.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


Softball, Anyone? In this season of celebrating the Resurrection, we want to see if we can breathe new life into the Advent’s softball team. Are there two persons willing to manage and coach our softball team? If you’re being called to this good work, please see Father James. The church softball league is holding its first meeting Monday, April 23, at a time and place to be announced. If we have two persons step forward to lead the team and some parishioners willing to play on the team, then we can take the field this spring and summer. Father James’ email address is frjames@theadventboston.org and his phone number is 617-523-2377 x 132.


Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer.  You can find them 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?  email:  nsheffer@newview.org


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
April 23-29, 2018

Monday, April 23
Michael Ramsay (& St George)

Tuesday, April 24
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, April 25
St Mark the Evangelist
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, April 26
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, April 27

Saturday, April 28
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, April 29
Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass