Between Sundays
July 24, 2014
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In this Edition:

Alden Palermo Memorial Service
Memorial Build Cape Town
Poetry in the Garden
St. John's Bible Exhibit
Community Action Fall Opportunities
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
News from the Parish
Prayer List
Hearing Assists
Assistant Minister Search

Between Sundays is the weekly electronic publication of King's Chapel, Boston, MA. Its purpose is to inform members, friends, and subscribed visitors of events that occur between Sunday worship services.

Alden Palermo Memorial Service at King's Chapel

A memorial service will be held at King’s Chapel on Saturday, July 26th at noon.  Reception to follow at the Parish House.

Alden, age 23, died on July 4th.  Alden and his brother Justin, 25, were members of King’s Chapel Sunday School for many years, and Lark was a member of Vestry and key leader in the renovation of the Parish House.  The notice of death for Alden can be found in the Boston Globe,   
Lark has asked that those wishing to make donations in Alden’s memory make them to the  King’s Chapel Community Action Committee, 64 Beacon St., Boston MA  02108, or to Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston, 240 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109.  Lark is Executive Director of Habitat. Those wishing to express their condolences may do so by calling or sending notes to Lark’s home, shared with her husband Jim Orlini, at 828 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Alden Palermo Memorial Build-Cape Town, South Africa

Peter Sexton is leading a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build to Cape Town, South Africa starting May 22, 2015. This build is being dedicated to the memory of Alden Palermo who tragically passed away recently. Five members of the King's Chapel community are participating in this activity. As we go to press there are 2 unfilled positions on the team. If you have any interest, please contact Peter Sexton, or 781 383-9028.

Poetry in the Garden! Next Wednesday July 30th
Wednesday July 30, 6-7:30 pm, Parish House Garden, with light refreshments.
Tracings of the Spirit in Our Time: Parishioner Ciael Hills will lead us in exploring selected poems from Welsh poet Ronald Stuart (R.S.) Thomas.
Please check our website for more information and the titles of specific poems we plan to read.

 Wednesday August 13th
St. John’s Bible Exhibit in New Haven

The St. John's Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in 500 years—and the calligraphy and artwork are extraordinary, scribed on vellum with quills and ancient inks. Some 68 pages are on display in New Haven, June through October. Thank you, Cynthia Perkins, for bringing this to our attention!

With her help, the Adult Religious Education Committee is considering an expedition to the exhibit, for a guided tour and luncheon, probably sometime in the last two weeks of August. Or if you happen to be driving past New Haven, the free exhibit is open daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Museum.

If you’d like to consider going with us to New Haven, please call or e-mail Cynthia or the Parish House. All details, including transportation (options include car pools or train) will be determined by those interested in participating. Some may choose to stay overnight in order to visit Yale and the newly renovated Yale Art Museum as well.

Find links to more information about the St. John's Bible HERE on the Adult Religious Education page of our website.

Community Action Committee:  Fall Service/Learning Opportunities

When was the last time you did some hands-on volunteer service? As we enjoy a relaxing summer, perhaps you’ll think about making a commitment now to a few hours of active service in September. Active service helps us learn and refreshes our spirits, different from giving money or service to our own church or personal interests. CAC currently has two opportunities for your consideration:

#1 Habitat for Humanity build in Boston
Saturday, September 13, approx. 9-3:30
What could be more rewarding than helping a family build their own home? No special skills are required beyond willingness and the ability to follow directions. This is all about helping, being part of a project with a very tangible result, a home for someone who needs it.  There is a fee of $40 per participant for materials (please inquire about a “scholarship” if you need it). Contact Peter Sexton to commit (and pay up!) NOW… so you won’t be tempted to put this off until your fall schedule gets booked up, and then you can’t do it.
 As of July 17th 3 or 4 more participants are needed.

 #2 Joint program of UU Urban Ministry and Islamic Society of Boston
Sunday, September 28, 2-4:30
This event includes visits to both the UUUM’s First Church/Roxbury and the new mosque at Roxbury Crossing, the largest mosque in New England. Learn how these neighboring faith communities… UUs and Muslims… put their faith into action in the city, and how we can help to foster interfaith dialogue.
Need encouragement? Contact Amy Meyer, CAC chair (;  617 523-3780).


Worship Services

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Great Litany
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, Lay Reader
  • Cliff Allen, Lector
  •  Anne Sexton, Head Usher 
  • Charles Perry, Usher-In-Charge
  • Marie Wells, Usher and Volunteer Guide
  • Zac Engle, Soloist
The lesson is Romans 8:26, 31-32, 35, 37-39.

12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
Kimberly Luck will preach.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, July 29, Hannah McMeans, soprano, Laura Betinis, mezzo-soprano, and Heinrich Christensen on the organ, performing works by Bach, Vivaldi and Schütz.
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

News from the Parish
Cynthia Perkins reported to the Parish House that she has returned from the glorious wedding of her son, Morgan, to his beloved Elysha this last weekend.  She reports: "As Officiant, I was quite busy preparing the ceremony, while concurrently being the mother of the groom and planning a 40 person rehearsal dinner the night before.  It was wonderful and I’m refreshed."

Ray Lynds reported that he will celebrate 25 years of marriage on August 2nd.  "The woman," he told worshippers at the Wednesday service, "is a saint."

Prayer List
Anyone wishing for prayers is encouraged to contact the church.  We are able to pray at our Sunday and Wednesday services, for those on our “Bede” list.  A small group of members joins in ongoing prayer for those on our “private” prayer list.  And the clergy are always glad to hold you in prayer, without sharing that information, if you wish. 

Hearing Assists
We’ve resurrected the Hearing Assist Devices!  Many of us have trouble hearing in our sanctuary, which does not have amplification.  Small hearing devices are available at the back of the church, near the Civil War Memorial (immediately beyond the Vestibule, on the right, just as you enter the sanctuary). An usher also will be happy to provide one, and explain how they work.  Last Sunday we started a new campaign, to be sure we keep the batteries charged, and ensure that the minister wears the small microphone on her robe.  
Please try them, and let us know whether they work for you.  We want your feedback (no pun intended….).  For any questions, please speak to Junior Warden Bill Sears, Head Usher Anne Sexton, or to any of the ushers on duty.

Assistant Minister Search
The Assistant Minister Search Committee has begun its work and has been receiving applications.  The job description is posted on the church website:
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