This Week’s Announcements, August 19-25, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Albert Charles Pierce.


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. Carolyn & Tom McDermott and Rob Braman & Rachel Johnson 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 email bbolesster@gmail.com or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

The 9:00 Coffee Hour could use some extra volunteers these last few weeks of summer as many of the “usual suspects” are away. Please email Barbara Boles at bbolesster@gmail.com if you can help.

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Anna de Bakker & James Williamson and Frederick Ou host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be Karen Harrington, Alfred Duhamel and David Lapin. 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).


If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


THIS WEEK


The Wednesday morning Bible study group is currently reading the Epistles to the Philippians and Colossians. That’s at 10 a.m. in the Library.


COMING UP


Community Groups at the Advent are the best way for new and long-standing parishioners to meet and come to know true Christian fellowship.  We have four community groups centered in four areas in and around the Boston area:  Beacon Hill, Brookline, the North Shore, and Cambridge.  These groups are designed so members and potential members can simply get to know one another better and enjoy time for friendship, education, recreation, or meet for prayer.  The groups decide for themselves how they want to spend their time together. 

We are gathering the members of all four groups next Sunday, August 26, for a light dinner and to “kick off” the fall season.  Everyone who is currently in one of the community groups and everyone who would like to be in a community group should come to that gathering at 5:00 pm.  We will hear what the community groups are doing and what they would like to do over the next.


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


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
August 20-26, 2018

Monday, August 20
Bernard of Clairvaux

Tuesday, August 21
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, August 22
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 23

Friday, August 24
St Bartholomew

Saturday, August 25
Louis IX of France

Sunday, August 26
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
5:00 pm: Community Group Kickoff

This Week’s Announcements, August 12-18, 2018

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. Melissa Fox and Nola Sheffer host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Carolyn & Tom McDermott and Rob Braman & Rachel Johnson. 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.  George McCormick, Philip Le Quesne, Eric Aho and Michael Oliveri host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be Anna de Bakker & James Williamson and Frederick Ou. 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).


If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


Compline at the Advent—Tonight at 8 pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave.  There is particular need for parishioners familiar with liturgical practice at the Advent to participate, so if you are interested in helping celebrate this service of prayer before bedtime in the custom of early Christian monasticism, please contact Fr Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org).


THIS WEEK!


Advent parishioners are cordially invited to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, this Wednesday, August 15, at 7:00 pm, with a Procession and Solemn Mass at All Saints’, Ashmont.  The Choir of Men and Boys will sing the Mass and the Rev’d Jeremy Haselock, the sometime Precentor and Vice Dean of Norwich Cathedral, will preach

Please note: so that Advent parishioners can attend the Solemn Mass at All Saints’, Ashmont, we are cancelling this Wednesday’s 6:00 pm Mass.


COMING UP


Community Groups at the Advent are the best way for new and long-standing parishioners to meet and come to know true Christian fellowship.  We have four community groups centered in four areas in and around the Boston area:  Beacon Hill, Brookline, the North Shore, and Cambridge.  These groups are designed so members and potential members can simply get to know one another better and enjoy time for friendship, education, recreation, or meet for prayer.  The groups decide for themselves how they want to spend their time together. 

We are gathering the members of all four groups on Sunday, August 26, for a light dinner and to “kick off” the fall season.  Everyone who is currently in one of the community groups and everyone who would like to be in a community group should come to that gathering at 5:00 pm.  We will hear what the community groups are doing and what they would like to do over the next.


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


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
August 13-19, 2018

Monday, August 13
Jeremy Taylor

Tuesday, August 14
Jonathan Myrick Daniels
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, August 15
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
10:00 am: Bible Study
7:00 pm: Solemn Mass at All Saints Church, Ashmont
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 16

Friday, August 17

Saturday, August 18
William Porcher Dubois

Sunday, August 19
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, August 5-11, 2018

The flowers in the Lady Chapel are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Charles Sunergren.


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. Robb Scholten and Barbara Boles host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Melissa Fox and Nola Sheffer. 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.  Marie & Jean Rateau, Jason Grant and Melanie McNaughton host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be George McCormick, Philip Le Quesne, Eric Aho and Michael Oliveri. 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).


If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


This morning we welcome back the Rev’d Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff, who will be with us for the month of August.  Fr Macdonald-Radcliff is Director General of the World Dialogue Council, which promotes better relations between the many worlds of Islam and the West.  He was formerly Dean of All Saints’ Cathedral in Cairo where he has also advised the Anglican Bishop of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, the Most Rev’d Dr Mounir Anis, currently Primate of the Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.


St Michael’s Conference for Young People completed its Fifty-Ninth session yesterday.  A week-long Anglo-Catholic conference for High School and College students, its one-hundred members and thirty-some staff participate in classes, discussions, sports, recreational activities and attend a High Mass and a Solemn Evensong each day.


We welcome our Summer Choir back to their stalls at 11:15 this morning.  The smaller choir will sing until Sunday September 23, when the full choirs return to sing at both 9 & 11:15 masses.


THIS WEEK!


There are two big summer Feasts being celebrated:    The first is this afternoon at 5:30 pm, when the Eve of The Feast of the Transfiguration will be celebrated with a Solemn Evensong & Benediction at Saint Stephen’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island.


COMING UP


Community Groups at the Advent are the best way for new and long-standing parishioners to meet and come to know true Christian fellowship.  We have four community groups centered in four areas in and around the Boston area:  Beacon Hill, Brookline, the North Shore, and Cambridge.  These groups are designed so members and potential members can simply get to know one another better and enjoy time for friendship, education, recreation, or meet for prayer.  The groups decide for themselves how they want to spend their time together. 

We are gathering the members of all four groups on Sunday, August 26, for a light dinner and to “kick off” the fall season.  Everyone who is currently in one of the community groups and everyone who would like to be in a community group should come to that gathering at 5:00 pm.  We will hear what the community groups are doing and what they would like to do over the next.


Compline at the Advent—Next Sunday, August 12, at 8 pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave.  There is particular need for parishioners familiar with liturgical practice at the Advent to participate, so if you are interested in helping celebrate this service of prayer before bedtime in the custom of early Christian monasticism, please contact Fr Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org).


The second upcoming special event will be on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, August 15, at 7:00 pm, a Procession and Solemn Mass will be celebrated at All Saints’, Ashmont here in Boston.  The Choir of Men and Boys will sing the Mass and the Rev’d Jeremy Haselock, the sometime Precentor and Vice Dean of Norwich Cathedral, will preach.  It will be a joy to celebrate these two feasts at these other two great Anglo-Catholic parishes.  “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”  Psalm 133:1


Sixteen young organists are scheduled to participate in the first-ever Boston Bach International Organ Competition from September 1 through 9. Details at www.bbioc.org. International participants will arrive on August 28 to prepare for the three competition rounds. The Advent will be one of the venues for this event along with First Lutheran, Kings Chapel, and Old West, amongst others. 

We are seeking hosts for these artists for some or all of their stay in Boston. For a list of the participants and more information about hosting, please register your interest with Robb Scholten at your earliest convenience: 617-429-4692 or robb.scholten@gmail.com


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


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
August 6-12, 2018

Monday, August 6
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
8:00 pm: Library Concert

Tuesday, August 7
John Mason Neale
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, August 8
Dominic
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 9

Friday, August 10
Laurence of Rome

Saturday, August 11
Clare of Assisi / John Henry Newman
10:00 am: Search Committee

Sunday, August 12
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
8:00 pm: Compline

This Week’s Announcements, July 29-August 4, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Alice Herlihy Walker.


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. Abigail & Alister Lewis-Bown and Cassie & Jack Gurnon host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Robb Scholten and Barbara Boles. 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.  Michael Gnozzio and Kelly & Montgomery Link host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be Marie & Jean Rateau and Jason Grant. 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).  


If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


We are very grateful to our fine soloists who have provided music at the High Mass this month. Next Sunday, August 5, the Summer Choir returns.


THIS WEEK!


The next Theology on Tap is this Tuesday, July 31, 7 PM at the MAST’s downstairs bar (45 Province Street, Boston, MA 02108)!

Our Treasurer, Adam Rutledge, PhD, will give a talk called Bona non Utilia sed Honesta: A Reflection on Josef Pieper’s Leisure: The Basis of Culture.

As modernity gradually extended an economic logic into more and more areas of life, in the mid-20th century several philosophers responded by articulating defenses of leisure, understood in the tradition of its classical roots as the foundation of what today we call the liberal arts — those arts and studies suitable to freedom, and pursued as ends in themselves rather than to serve any utilitarian purpose.

The talk will examine one of these arguments as framed by the philosopher Josef Pieper and presented in the slim volume entitled Leisure: The Basis of Culture. In his essay, Pieper discusses the dangers of acceding to the modern view that the concept of labor can be extended to encompass the highest reaches of culture, and, drawing on his own Christianity, he traces his defense of this high culture that he sees as the fruit of all noble civilizations to its etymological roots in the cultus, that is, in the realm of religious faith. Come, then, for an evening of leisure in this classical sense, as we consider the wisdom of a time set aside for the higher things of life, most particularly the divine.


St. Michael’s Conference for Young People will begin its Fifty-Ninth session today. A week-long Anglo-Catholic conference for High School and College students, its 100 members and 30-some staff participate in classes, discussions, sports, and recreational activities, and attend a High Mass and a Solemn Evensong each day. Please keep the Staff and Conferees in your prayers for a fruitful and fun-filled week!


COMING UP


There are two big summer Feasts being celebrated: one at Saint Stephen’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and the other at All Saints, Ashmont, here in Boston. On the Eve of the Feast of the Transfiguraton, next Sunday, August 5, at 5:30 PM, Solemn Evensong and Solemn Benediction will be celebrated at Saint Stephen’s Church in Providence.

On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, August 15, at 7:00 PM, a Procession and Solemn Mass will be celebrated at All Saints’, Ashmont. The Choir of Men and Boys will sing the Mass and the Rev’d Jeremy Haselock, the sometime Precentor and Vice Dean of Norwich Cathedral, will preach. It will be a joy to celebrate these two feasts at these other two great Anglo-Catholic parishes. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1


C. S. Lewis is coming to Boston! Can you help? The Fellowship for Performing Arts is presenting C. S. Lewis Onstage – The Most Reluctant Convert in Boston at the Wimberley Theatre, 57 Tremont Street in the South End, from August 8 through August 12. They are looking for those who would be able to volunteer at their merchandise table for these performances. This would entail some set-up and selling before and after the performances. Volunteers would receive a complimentary ticket to the performance. Interested? Contact them at info@fpatheatre.com.


Sixteen young organists are scheduled to participate in the first-ever Boston Bach International Organ Competition from September 1 through 9. Details at www.bbioc.org. International participants will arrive on August 28 to prepare for the three competition rounds. The Advent will be one of the venues for this event along with First Lutheran, Kings Chapel, and Old West, amongst others. 

We are seeking hosts for these artists for some or all of their stay in Boston. For a list of the participants and more information about hosting, please register your interest with Robb Scholten at your earliest convenience: 617-429-4692 or robb.scholten@gmail.com


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


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
July 30-August 5, 2018

Monday, July 30
William Wilberforce

Tuesday, July 31
Ignatius of Loyola
5:30 pm: Community Supper
7:00 pm: Theology on Tap

Wednesday, August 1
Joseph of Arimathea
10:o0 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, August 2

Friday, August 3

Saturday, August 4

Sunday, August 5
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
5:30 pm: Solemn Evensong & Benediction (at St Stephen’s, Providence)

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

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. Melissa Fox and Nola Sheffer host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Abigail & Alister Lewis-Bown and Cassie & Jack Gurnon. 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.  Meg Mill, Charles Dale and Robb Scholten host the Coffee Hour today. 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).  


If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


Musical Notes

Advent parishioners are cordially invited to a piano recital in the Choir Room at 4:30 pm this afternoon by our own Kyriell Palaeologue.  He will play works by Tchaikovsky, Tournemire and Medved.  Entrance is gratis.  After the recital please stay for wine and cheese.  Those who attended Kyriell’s previous recital will tell you what an accomplished musician he is!

The Summer Choir will resume their duties at the High Mass on August 5.  We are fortunate to have very fine soloists who will sing for the month of July.


COMING UP


St. Michael’s Conference for Young People will begin its Fifty-Ninth session next Sunday, July 29. A week-long Anglo-Catholic conference for High School and College students, its 100 members and 30-some staff participate in classes, discussions, sports, and recreational activities, and attend a High Mass and a Solemn Evensong each day.


C. S. Lewis is coming to Boston! Can you help? The Fellowship for Performing Arts is presenting C. S. Lewis Onstage – The Most Reluctant Convert in Boston at the Wimberley Theatre, 57 Tremont Street in the South End, from August 8 through August 12. They are looking for those who would be able to volunteer at their merchandise table for these performances. This would entail some set-up and selling before and after the performances. Volunteers would receive a complimentary ticket to the performance. Interested? Contact them at info@fpatheatre.com


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


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
July 23-29, 2018

Monday, July 23

Tuesday, July 24
Thomas à Kempis
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, July 25
St James the Apostle
10:o0 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, July 26
The Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday, July 27
William Reed Huntington

Saturday, July 28

Sunday, July 29
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, July 15-21, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar and around the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Mary Evans Fox on the anniversary of her death.


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. Bette Boughton and Jonnet Holladay host the Coffee Hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Melissa Fox and Nola Sheffer.  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.  Frank Olney, Angela Mah and Philip Clark host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be Meg Mill, Charles Dale and Robb Scholten. 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).  


This morning we are very pleased to welcome the 22-voice Choir of Sidney Sussex College, from the University of Cambridge in England. Under the direction of conductor-scholar David Skinner, the Choir is a major focus of College life, and during term time the Choir has a regular commitment in the Chapel to Choral Evensong on Fridays and Sundays and Latin Choral Vespers on Wednesdays. Please welcome and thank them for their gift of choral music.


If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


COMING UP


C. S. Lewis is coming to Boston! Can you help? The Fellowship for Performing Arts is presenting C. S. Lewis Onstage – The Most Reluctant Convert in Boston at the Wimberley Theatre, 57 Tremont Street in the South End, from August 8 through August 12. They are looking for those who would be able to volunteer at their merchandise table for these performances. This would entail some set-up and selling before and after the performances. Volunteers would receive a complimentary ticket to the performance. Interested? Contact them at info@fpatheatre.com


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


THIS WEEK AT THE ADVENT
July 16-22, 2018

Monday, July 16

Tuesday, July 17
William White
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, July 18
10:o0 am: Bible Study
4:30 pm: Beacon Hill Civic Association Reception
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, July 19
Macrina
5:15 pm: Property Committee
6:15 pm: Vestry

Friday, July 20

Saturday, July 21

Sunday, July 22
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, July 8-14, 2018

The flowers at the High Altar and around the Church are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of William Malcolm Mill, Alexina Wilkins Talmadge and Robert Mill.

The flowers at the Crossing are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Lois Pfatteicher.


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. Will Joyner & Linda Jones and John Boyd host the Coffee Hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Bette Boughton and Jonette Holladay.  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.  Ciaran Anthony DellaFera, Amanda Daley and Jordan Rudinsky host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the hosts will be Frank Olney, Angela Mah and Philip Clark. 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).  


Compline at the Advent – Tonight at 8 pm – Join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting. We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave. There is particular need for parishioners familiar with liturgical practice at the Advent to participate, so if you are interested in helping celebrate this service of prayer before bedtime in the custom of early Christian monasticism, please contact Fr Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org). 


The Methods of Receiving Communion.  There are several ways of receiving the Holy Communion at Mass.  They will be outlined here in order to prevent confusion and unpleasant accidents with the Blessed Sacrament.

If you wish to receive the Sacrament of the Body of Christ in your hand, please extend both hands and place the one upon the other, palm over palm.  Make a flat surface of your hands so that the consecrated wafer does not fall to the floor.  (Fr King used to teach the young people that this was like making a cradle for the baby Jesus, and to the adults he suggested that it was like making a throne of your hands for the risen Christ, our King.  Not a bad way of thinking about it.)  You should then raise your hands, as they are, to your mouth and eat the wafer.  Avoid picking up the wafer and putting it in your mouth; this is an unfortunate and irreverent practice, for we should not treat the Blessed Sacrament as if it were any ordinary object—a cracker or a peanut—but rather as something extraordinary, the very presence of Christ given to us in the consecrated bread of the Mass.  We receive it accordingly in a special way.

If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

When receiving the Blood of Christ, you may help the person administering the chalice by taking hold of the bottom of the chalice and gently helping to guide it to your lips.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


THIS WEEK!


Calling July B-SAFE Lunch Volunteers! The Advent is again serving lunches at the Summer youth B-SAFE program at the Epiphany School. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunches in July, on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To volunteer, please contact Pastoral Assistant Eric Fialho at efialho@eds.edu or at 978-998-2626.


COMING UP


Next Sunday, July 15, we will be pleased to welcome the 22-voice Choir of Sidney Sussex College, from the University of Cambridge in England.  They will sing music of William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons. Under the direction of conductor-scholar David Skinner, the Choir is a major focus of College life, and during term time the Choir has a regular commitment in the Chapel to Choral Evensong on Fridays and Sundays and Latin Choral Vespers on Wednesdays. 


ODDS & ENDS


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 July 15.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


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
July 9-15, 2018

Monday, July 9

Tuesday, July 10
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, July 11
Benedict of Nursia
10:o0 am: Bible Study
11:00 am: B-SAFE Lunch
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, July 12
11:00 am: B-SAFE Lunch

Friday, July 13

Saturday, July 14
10:00 am: Flower Guild
11:00 am: Search Committee

Sunday, July 15
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

This Week’s Announcements, July 1-7, 2018

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. David Russo & Matt McNeff and Ray Porter host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be Tom & Carolyn McDermott and John Boyd.  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.  Steven Sayers, Mark Aparace and Kara Rodgers host the Coffee Hour today. 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).  


The Methods of Receiving Communion.  There are several ways of receiving the Holy Communion at Mass.  They will be outlined here in order to prevent confusion and unpleasant accidents with the Blessed Sacrament.

If you wish to receive the Sacrament of the Body of Christ in your hand, please extend both hands and place the one upon the other, palm over palm.  Make a flat surface of your hands so that the consecrated wafer does not fall to the floor.  (Fr King used to teach the young people that this was like making a cradle for the baby Jesus, and to the adults he suggested that it was like making a throne of your hands for the risen Christ, our King.  Not a bad way of thinking about it.)  You should then raise your hands, as they are, to your mouth and eat the wafer.  Avoid picking up the wafer and putting it in your mouth; this is an unfortunate and irreverent practice, for we should not treat the Blessed Sacrament as if it were any ordinary object—a cracker or a peanut—but rather as something extraordinary, the very presence of Christ given to us in the consecrated bread of the Mass.  We receive it accordingly in a special way.

If you wish to receive the Body of Christ upon your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue slightly, so that the person administering the Sacrament may place the wafer on your tongue.

When receiving the Blood of Christ, you may help the person administering the chalice by taking hold of the bottom of the chalice and gently helping to guide it to your lips.

If you wish to receive the Blood of Christ by Intinction, leave the wafer in your outstretched hands.  The person administering the chalice will take it, dip it in the consecrated wine and place it on your tongue.  Do not attempt to dip the wafer into the chalice yourself.  This practice risks unsanitary accidents and is irreverent and unseemly.

If you do not wish to receive the Sacrament, cross your hands over your chest, and you will receive a blessing. 


THIS WEEK!


Independence Day will be celebrated this Wednesday, July 4.  The Parish Office will be closed.  The holiday schedule will be observed—Morning Prayer at 8:30 am; Low Mass at 9:00 am; Evening Prayer is cancelled. 


COMING UP


Compline at the Advent—Next Sunday, July 8, at 8 pm—Next Sunday, July 8, at 8:00 pm, join us for the ancient liturgy of Compline, preceded by Lucernarium, an evening service of lamp-lighting.  We pray Compline on the second Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm in the nave.  There is particular need for parishioners familiar with liturgical practice at the Advent to participate, so if you are interested in helping celebrate this service of prayer before bedtime in the custom of early Christian monasticism, please contact Fr Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org).  


Calling July B-SAFE Lunch Volunteers! The Advent is again serving lunches at the Summer youth B-SAFE program at the Epiphany School. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunches in July, on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To volunteer, please contact Pastoral Assistant Eric Fialho at efialho@eds.edu or at 978-998-2626.


The Summer Choir will resume their duties at the High Mass on August 5.  We are fortunate to have very fine soloists who will sing for the month of July.  However, in two weeks, on Sunday, July 15, we will be pleased to welcome the 22-voice Choir of Sidney Sussex College, from the University of Cambridge in England.  Under the direction of conductor-scholar David Skinner, the Choir is a major focus of College life, and during term time the Choir has a regular commitment in the Chapel to Choral Evensong on Fridays and Sundays and Latin Choral Vespers on Wednesdays. 

As such, the congregation will get a workout singing Hymns and Mass settings this month.  We publish John Wesley’s Directions for Singing for your edification, first published in Sacred Melody, 1761.

  1. Learn these tunes before you learn any others; afterwards learn as many as you please.
  2. Sing them exactly as they are printed here, without altering or mending them at all; and if you have learned to sing them otherwise, unlearn it as soon as you can.
  3. Sing all. See that you join with the congregation as frequently as you can.  Let not a slight degree of weakness or weariness hinder you.  If it is a cross to you, take it up, and you will find it a blessing.
  4. Sing lustily and with a good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half-dead, or half-asleep, but lift up your voice with strength.  Be no more afraid of your voice now, nor more ashamed of its being heard, than when you sung the songs of Satan.
  5. Sing modestly. Do not bawl, so as to be heard above or distinct from the rest of the congregation, that you may not destroy the harmony; but strive to unite your voices together, so as to make one clear melodious sound.
  6. Sing in time. Whatever time is sung be sure to keep with it.  Do not run before it nor stay behind it; but attend close to the leading voices, and move therewith as exactly as you can; and take care not to sing too slow.  This drawling way naturally steals on all who are lazy; and it is high time to drive it out from us, and sing all our tunes just as quick as we did at first.
  7. Above all sing spiritually.  Have an eye to God in every word you sing.  Aim at pleasing him more than yourself or any creature.  In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven. 

ODDS & ENDS


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 July 15.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


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
July 2-8, 2018

Monday, July 2

Tuesday, July 3
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day (Parish Office Closed)
8:30 am: Morning Prayer
9:00 am: Low Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringers’ Picnic

Thursday, July 5

Friday, July 6

Saturday, July 7
10:00 am: Flower Guild
11:00 am: Interment (All Souls’ Chapel)

Sunday, July 8
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
8:00 pm: Compline

Conference: “Anglo-Catholic Roots”, Part II

November 1-2, 2018:  Anglo-Catholic Roots II: Is Christ Divided? Full Visible Unity

As the Anglican Communion prepares for the Lambeth Conference in 2020, leaders are asking fundamental questions about the Church and her unity with renewed urgency but often with little understanding. Where may the Church be found, and in what does her unity consist? Are divisions between churches defensible, and how may they be repaired? “Is Christ divided?” (1 Cor. 1:13).

The Catholic tradition specializes in this field, with a rich store of resources worth remembering and retrieving. Speakers at this second conference on “Anglo-Catholic roots” will take up scriptural, sacramental, ascetical, and dogmatic resources to describe and vindicate a fully Catholic understanding of the one Church, as Christ’s body across time and space. They will also offer perspectives on the Anglican Communion as a family of churches called to holiness and apostolicity in service of the Whole.

Register Here!

Keynote Speaker

The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt

The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee

Other speakers

Dr. Derek Olsen

Dr. Derek Olsen
Former Member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music

The Rev. Dr. Katherine Sonderegger

The Rev. Dr. Katherine Sonderegger
Virginia Theological Seminary

The Rev Dr Matthew Burdette

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Burdette
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Dallas, TX

Dr Christopher Wells

Dr. Christopher Wells
The Living Church

Schedule of Events

Coming Soon

Optional banquet on the night of Nov. 2 after Solemn Requiem Mass of All Souls, to be held at the Club of Odd Volumes.

Registration

Advance registration is required. Note that if you wish to take advantage of the special rate for overnight accommodations at the Wyndham Hotel on Beacon Hill (see below), you must register by September 14, 2018.

Registration: $75 for employed persons; $50 for students and retirees
Banquet: $75

Hotel Accommodations

The Church of the Advent has reserved a block of rooms at Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom Street, Boston (a short walk from the church), at a special conference rate of $249/single bed for the dates of October 31 to November 3, 2018. This rate is only available for a limited time – see below.

For reservations, please click HERE or call 1-877-999-3223 and refer to the “The Church of the Advent Anglo-Catholic Conference and/or ID #: CATHOLICCON”.

***For assistance with shoulder nights, or if you require additional information, please call the hotel directly at 617-742-7630.

All reservations must be in place no later than September 14, 2018.

If you wish to explore additional options for accommodation please contact Fr. Hanson.

Questions?

Contact the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Hanson (frhanson@theadventboston.org).
 
 

In partnership with The Living Church

This Week’s Announcements, June 24-30, 2018

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. Betsy Ridge Madsen and Cassie & Jack Gurnon host the Coffee Hour this morning! Next week the hosts will be David Russo & Matt McNeff and Ray Porter. 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.  Janell & Michael Saur and John Ross Campbell host the Coffee Hour today. Next week the host will be Steven Sayers. 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).  


THIS WEEK!


The Wednesday morning Bible study group is currently reading the Epistles to the Galatians and the Ephesians. That’s at 10 a.m. in the Library.


COMING UP


Calling July B-SAFE Lunch Volunteers! The Advent is again serving lunches at the Summer youth B-SAFE program at the Epiphany School. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunches in July, on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To volunteer, please contact Pastoral Assistant Eric Fialho at efialho@eds.edu or at 978-998-2626.


On Sunday, July 15, we will be pleased to welcome the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, from the University of Cambridge in England. Under the direction of conductor-scholar David Skinner, the Choir is a major focus of college life, and during term time the Choir has a regular commitment in the Chapel to Choral Evensong on Fridays and Sundays and Latin Choral Vespers on Wednesdays.


ODDS & ENDS


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 Sundays, July 1 and July 15.  If you are interested, please call Blenda Jeffry at 978-443-3519 (flowers.advent@gmail.com).


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
June 25-July 1, 2018

Monday, June 25

Tuesday, June 26
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, June 27
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringing

Thursday, May 28
Irenaeus of Lyon

Friday, June 29
Saints Peter & Paul

Saturday, June 30
10:00 am: Flower Guild

Sunday, July 1
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Healing Services after all Masses
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass