The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of George and Frances Lee McCormick. 

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

9:00 Coffee Hour. Betsy Ridge Madsen and Will Joyner & Linda Jones host the Coffee Hour this morning. Next week the hosts will be Emily & Jeff Vickers and Angie Corbet. New coffee hour hosts are always needed; please contact Barbara Boles by email, or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour. Betsy James, Alfred Duhamel and Julius Krein host the Coffee Hour today.  Next week the hosts will be Dustin Henderson, Nicholas Dials and 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  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (, Roxy Hanson ( or Kyle Pilares ( or Betsy James (   

This morning at Entr’acte, our adult education series, our resident Biblical scholar, Rick Stone, concludes with the last of a three-part study of accounts in the Book of Genesis.  This morning he will examine the puzzling and disturbing account of Abraham and Isaac ( Genesis chapters 22:1-19. )  Entr’acte takes place just after the 9:00 Mass in the Library.  Next week we will consider the puzzling account of Abraham and Isaac.

To conclude Entr’acte for the year, Fr Warren will lead a three-part examination of various sects within what is called Christianity:  what they believe, what they practice, how they differ from Classical Christianity.  Sundays, November 18 and 25, and December 9.

Important Announcement Regarding the Parish Questionnaire:  The Parish Questionnaire prepared by the Search Committee is now available.  By now, members of the Parish should have received a packet in the mail with instructions on completing the questionnaire, and an email link to the on-line survey.  If you have not received either your mail packet or your email link, please contact the Advent Questionnaire Administrator, Kyle Pilares, at or, if necessary, by phone at 860-977-3384.  We encourage everyone to complete the questionnaire in a thorough, thoughtful, and prayerful manner.  

Please note that responses to the questionnaire are due by Monday, November 19, 2018. 

C. Thomas Brown & Paul J. Roberts, Wardens.

If you do not wish to receive the Blessed Sacrament in your hand, but rather on your tongue, please open your mouth and extend your tongue.  If you do not extend your tongue, this risks the person administering the sacrament putting their fingers in your mouth.  The is something they do not want to do, nor should you wish to happen, and is considerably less decorous and pious than receiving in your hand.

The Mount Vernon Street Doors:  Sometime in the next few weeks one of the two pairs of doors at the Mount Vernon Street entrance will be removed for much needed repairs and refinishing.  The space will be boarded up, but, of course, the entrance will be accessible through the other pair.  The process will be repeated for the second pair.  This should not take more than a couple of weeks.  All will then be just as before, except better!

You should have received your Stewardship packet for 2019 in the mail this week. If you did not, please pick up one at the back of the church.


The Wednesday morning Bible Study will meet in the library this Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. We are currently studying the epistles First and Second Timothy, Titus, and Phileon. Please come, bring your Bible, and someone you know.

New Bible Study Course—1, 2 & 3 John: Word, Truth, & Love in an Evil World—Beginning this Wednesday, November 7, an in-depth five week course will be offered, starting at 7:00 pm in the Library. Pastoral Assistant, Eric Fialho, will again lead a thought-provoking Bible Study.  All attendees will receive scripture journals.  Each session will last roughly 90 minutes and cover various histories, key themes, and enduring theologies as expressed in the shortest Epistles of the New Testament.  For more information please contact Eric at  

This Thursday, November 8, Between the Eagle’s Heads, a film by Advent Parishioner Sam Audette, will be shown in the Library at 7:30 pm.  Everyone is invited.  Sam made the film for his Bachelor’s thesis at the University of Chicago.  Shortly afterwards, it won a prize in the Best Shorts Competition and was featured in the Global Peace Film Festival, an organization which seeks to use films to promote understanding among various people and cultures which are markedly different, even antagonistic.

Sam describes his film in this way. “I wanted to capture something of the Islamic legacy in Spain, and in Toledo, as I felt at this moment a great civilization was being left out of the dialogue.  I ended up aiming to portray something of the joys of wandering as well.


Compline at the Advent—Next Sunday, November 11, at 8 pm—Next Sunday, November 11, 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.

It’s that time again! As we have done the past few years, guests at the Tuesday Evening Community Dinner will be given Gift Cards to Dunkin’ (Donuts) as their Christmas gift from the Advent. This will allow them to go to a warm place and get hot coffee and something to eat during the cold months of winter. If you wish to make a donation – and we hope you do – send it in marked “Donuts.”


One Warm Coat—Coat Drive Update—Drive ends November 17. To date, we have received 26 coats toward our goal of 100. Thanks to all who have contributed. If you haven’t yet had a chance to check your closets for gently worn, clean winter coats and jackets, please do so now. We’re also glad to accept donations of dollars: $5 can provide 10 coats. Of course, all donations are tax deductible! Gratefully, Deacon Noyes  


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:

Vestry Nominations.  Please note that several members of the Vestry, a Treasurer and a Clerk will be elected at the Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  It is not too early to think about members of the Parish whom you think would serve effectively on the Vestry.  A Nominating Committee, consisting of John Higgins, John Boyd, Maria Denslow, Kara Rodgers, and the Wardens, Tom Brown and Paul Roberts, is ready to receive the names of those whom you wish to nominate.  Please speak to them beforehand to make sure that they are willing to run.  

November 5-11, 2018

Monday, November 5
5:15 pm: Girl Scouts

Tuesday, November 6
William Temple
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, November 7
Willibrord of Utrecht
10:00 am: Beacon Hill Garden Club Meeting
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing
7:00 pm: Bible Study

Thursday, November 8
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm: Film by Sam Audette

Friday, November 9

Saturday, November 10
Leo the Great
10:00 am: Search Committee
10:00 am: Flower Guild
5:00 pm: Party

Sunday, November 11
The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
10:15 am: Church School
11:15 am: Solemn Mass
8:00 pm: Compline

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