THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
If you don’t have access to a printed copy, you can access the BCP here:
THE HYMNAL 1982
If you don’t have access to a copy of The Hymnal 1982, you can find it here: https://hymnary.org/hymnal/EH1982
If you would like to follow the lessons for Epiphany II, they can be accessed here: https://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Epiphany/BEpi2_RCL.html.
SERVICES THIS WEEK
Monday, 1/18 The Confession of St. Peter Low Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, Evening Prayer will be livestreamed on Facebook at 6 p.m. You do not have to have a Facebook account to view it. Please click on this link to take you there:
This morning’s prelude, Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, is based on a melody by Johann Rudolphe Ahle (1625–1673). It appears in The Hymnal 1982, #440, and it will be sung as the communion hymn at Mass. In the hands of J. S. Bach (1685–1750), it is transformed into a highly ornamented soprano line, played by the right hand on a combination of solo stops. Beneath it, there is an independent chordal accompaniment for left hand and pedals, played on quiet flutes. One of Bach’s best-known chorale preludes, it is a work of extreme sensitivity and beauty, and shows his skill in this medium at its finest……Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676–1749) was a contemporary of Bach and grew up in Paris, studying organ with André Raison. He found employment in the French royal household, initially supervising concerts arranged by Madame de Maintenan (real name Françoise d'Aubigné), morganatic wife of the aging Louis XIV, for her husband. Later he became organist at the Church of Saint Surplice, following the death of Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers. He composed two suites for organ, and “Dialogue sur les grands jeux” is the final movement of his Suite du premier ton, which dates from 1710. A slow, grand opening is followed by a faster middle section, exploring a variety of different organ textures, before a return to the slow opening.
Sunday 1/24 Epiphany III Sung Mass, 11 a.m.
Annual Meeting via Zoom (following Mass)
Monday, 1/25 The Conversion of St. Paul Low Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 2/2 The Presentation of Our Lord Sung Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Father Allick will be taking Quiet Days from January 26-29, 2021.
Thank you to all who have responded so readily to our appeal for donations in support of the upgrade to our video equipment. We are about halfway to our goal of $7,000. The initial closing date for our appeal is Candlemas, February 2, 2021. Checks may be payable to Church of the Advent, with the notation “video appeal” (don't forget to use our mailing address: 162 Hickory Street, San Francisco, CA 94102). If you are donating through PayPal via our website link, please be sure to include a notation designating the purpose and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your PayPal donation. Thank you!
PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
Members of the Parish, please mark your calendars for January 24, 2021. We will be sending on January 21 a series of emails to members of the parish with annual reports, budget information, agenda, and instructions for access to the Zoom meeting.
Are you interested in taking part in the decision-making affecting the parish? The Advent Vestry has two 3-year terms opening in January 2021. Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, lately on Zoom, beginning at 7pm. Candidates must be pledging members of the Church of the Advent of Christ the King and be either confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church. Please contact Vestry nominating committee members Stephen Rucker at email@example.com or Ler Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, to express interest in standing for election, or if you would like more information.
During the new “stay at home” period, the parish office will be staffed only on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email will be checked regularly; contact email for all parish matters is, as always, email@example.com. Contact information for all clergy, staff, and vestry may be found on the parish website.