The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Vance Hosford. 

The flowers in the All Saints Chapel are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for God’s many blessings. 

The flowers at the screen and throughout the Church are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the ministry of the Rev’d Allan Bevier Warren III, XV Rector of the Church of the Advent.

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. Alister & Abigail Lewis-Bowen and Tom & Carolyn McDermott 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 or telephone (617-501-7572) if you’re interested or have questions about what is entailed.

11:15 Coffee Hour.  Ciarán DellaFera, Mark Aparace and John Ross Campbell host the Coffee Hour today. 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  If you have any questions, please contact Frederick Ou (, Roxy Hanson ( or Kyle Pilares ( or Betsy James (   


The Wednesday morning Bible Study will meet in the library this Wednesday at 10:00 am.  We are beginning the study of First and Second Thessalonians.  Please come, bring your Bible, and someone you know.  These two letters Saint Paul wrote to the Church in Thessalonica are two of the earliest letters written by him and give specific descriptions of his work and helpful teachings on love, prayer, work, the departed, and how to prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming.  These are great instructions even for the present time.  

The Beacon Hill Community Group will meet this week on Thursday, October 4, at 7:00 pm at 43 South Russell Street. Please bring your Bibles.  


BLESSING OF ANIMALS—Next Sunday, October 7!!  There will be a blessing of the animals at 3 PM that afternoon in the chancel. Questions? See Fr James.


Mission Sunday & Canned Food Drive—All are encouraged to bring canned food items to Church.  Betsy James will be setting up a purchase table during coffee hours at which parishioners can purchase food stuffs to donate.  All the items will be donated to the Boston Rescue Mission by the end of the month.

MISSION & OUTREACH MEETING on October 7—There will be a meeting for Mission and Outreach after the 11:15 AM Mass in the Library. All are welcome to attend! We will be discussing upcoming events and ministries.

Pets In Need DriveStarting Next Sunday, October 7, the Parish is collecting pet supplies for the Animal Rescue League of Boston.  Towels, and dog and cat food and toys are kindly welcomed.  Look for the collection boxes at the back of the Church. 

Merrimack Valley Assistance:  In the aftermath of the natural gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley on Thursday, September 13, all three Episcopal churches and one Episcopal school in the affected communities—Christ Church in Andover, St Paul’s Church in North Andover and Grace Church and Esperanza Academy in Lawrence—reported no property damage and no known personal injuries but at least two church families in Lawrence and one in Andover with homes damaged by fires.  Many in all three communities continue to deal with the effects of the emergency evacuations and power outages that followed Thursday’s explosions and fires. 

How to help:  To that end, the bishops have urged all congregations in the diocese to consider collecting or designating an offering for a diocesan relief response.  Contributions, made payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and marked “Merrimack Valley Disaster Relief,” may be sent to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Attn: Lauren Zook, 138 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111.


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:

Advent Beer Brewing:  For the last year some of our parishioners have taken up brewing our own beers for coffee hour and special events.  With the start of the program year we are aiming to reinvigorate the Brewing group.  Anyone interested in learning how to brew beer and lending a hand in the process should contact Fr Hanson in person or at Brewing normally happens in the parish kitchen on Saturdays and takes three or four hours.  It’s a relaxing and creative way to fellowship with one another, and it yields superb results!

October 1-7, 2018

Monday, October 1
Remigius of Reims
5:15 pm: Girl Scouts

Tuesday, October 2
5:30 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, October 3
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bell Ringing

Thursday, October 4
Francis of Assisi
12:15 pm: Requiem for E. Richard Rothmund
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm: Beacon Hill Community Group

Friday, October 5
11:30 am: Rosary

Saturday, October 6
William Tyndale
10:00 am: Flower Guild

Sunday, October 7
The Twentieth 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
3:00 pm: Blessing of the Animals

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