Between Sundays
January 9, 2014
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In this Edition:

Adult Religious Edication
From the Minister
From the Church School
From the Bench
Sunday Concert Series
Beacon Hill Village
Meet Our Choir

Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals


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.

From the Minister
Building the Beloved Community
Dear Beloved Community,
During this season, starting in January through the beginning of Lent in March, I will be focusing on the theme of “Building the Beloved Community,” a phrase that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. adopted as one of his central messages.  I hope that during these cold and dark months, we’ll come together in worship, fellowship and learning, seeking to grow together as a community, in love and service.  Come and join us!
Always, Joy

New Book Group
Wednesdays Jan. 15, 29 – at the Parish House,
64 Beacon St.

Rev. Fallon will lead a book group on The First Christmas, by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, on two Wednesday evenings, from 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.   Joy preached on this book during Advent; those sermons are now posted on the church website at  The book offers a good method of assessing bible stories, including those of how and why Jesus was born.  When do we take stories literally, how do we assess what really happened, is there a way to find deep meaning in stories that are not factually accurate?  The writing is easily accessible, but covers much ground.  Therefore, we will concentrate on these chapters, or about 50-60 pages each session:    Jan. 15- Ch. 1, 2; Jan 29 – Ch. 5, 6.

From the Church School
Next Church School Sunday, on January 19th, the students will gather for a special mosaic creation day lead by Emanuel Genovese. They will be creating offertory plates to use in the Family Service. Through this project, they will be exploring the idea of stewardship, and how we give the gifts we have to one another. 

From the Bench
The choir is back this week, and our musical selections are split evenly between reflections back to Christmas and Epiphany, and Jesus' baptism. Heinrich will play two Bach chorale preludes on the Lutheran baptism chorale Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam. The choir will sing 3 arrangements of traditional tunes, The First Nowell in an arrangement by Norwegian/American Ola Gjeilo, Down to the River to Pray, originally arranged by Philip Lawson for King's Singers, and finally the "gospel carol" Well, the Savior was Born, arranged by Joseph Jennings for Chanticleer. 


Meet Our Choir
Darrick Yee, bass/baritone, has performed with a wide array of Boston-area vocal ensembles over the past 20 years, with repertoire ranging from early music to vocal jazz and pop.  Originally from Wellesley, MA, he attended Harvard College with fellow choir members Daniel and Joei Perry and Brendan Daly, where he sang with the Glee Club, University Choir, Collegium Musicum, and Krokodiloes, along with various smaller early-music and vocal jazz groups.  He is a former member of Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Cut Circle, Exsultemus Period Vocal Ensemble, Sprezzatura, and the Boston Secession, and his résumé as a vocalist includes performances with Barry Manilow, the Video Game Orchestra, Hopscotch Music Festival, and PBS' Evening with the Pops.  Currently a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has scaled back his singing commitments in recent years, although you can still hear him on recent recordings by Blue Heron, Boston Secession, Exsultemus, Tapestry Vocal Ensemble, and indie folk band the Mountain Goats.

Adult Religious Education
Join us for King's Chapel's Winter Retreat at Glastonbury Abbey, Presidents' Day Weekend
February 14-16, 2014
How do you create time and space for the most essential things in life?
Ciael Hills, a longstanding member of King’s Chapel and a trained Minister and Chaplain (M. Div. Andover-Newton Theological School), will lead us in this year’s program, called “Taking Time and Making Room,” exploring ways to access the spirit within and discover what is meaningful to each participant and also what needs attention. The program will offer relevant biblical passages, reflective exercises, conversational sharing, and writing in the comfort of each person’s own private room at the abbey. (Double rooms are also available).
Glastonbury Abbey offers simple services of prayer and chanting—which all may enjoy. Participants may also explore the abbey grounds, a labyrinth, and nearby World’s End beach. Rides and scholarships are available. The full cost for the program, including room and board for the weekend, is $130. Please join us!
For more information, or to register for the retreat, please call the Par-ish Administrator at King’s Chapel House at 617-227-2155 or Ciael Hills, Chair of the Adult Religious Education Committee at 781-647-0719. Brochures and Registration Forms will be available in January at Coffee Hour after church services and in the Parish House in the Reception Area. We hope you will take time and make room for this in your busy schedule. Happy New Year!

Worship Services

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Marie Wells, lay reader
  • Sylvia Soderberg, lector
  • Anne Sexton, head usher
  • William Sears, usher-in-charge
  • Julie Hyde, Gregg Sorensen and David Wheeler, ushers
  • Hallie Speight, Volunteer Guide
The lesson is Matthew 3:13-17
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, January 14, for the Ensemble Marionas, performing works by Monteverdi, Steffani, and Beethoven.
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

An Invitation from Beacon Hill Village
Palliative and Hospice Care:  Learn what you need to know before you need it!
Beacon Hill Village invites you to learn more about two important Topics:  Palliative Care? Hospice Care? Tuesday, January 14 and Monday, January 20 3:30 – 5 p.m.
What exactly do they offer? What’s the difference? Who should get it, when, and how do you get it? Who pays? You will hear experts address these questions, get a chance to ask your own, and learn from people who have experienced such services.  All are welcome. Seating is limited, RSVP required at 617 723-9713 or Free.
Palliative Care, January 14 at 3:30. Dr. Vicki Jackson, Chief, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, will be the featured speaker. Haber Conference Room, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Hospice Care, January 20 at 3:30. Diane T. Stringer, President and CEO, Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, will be the featured speaker. Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston (corner of Beacon Street).

An a capella treasure trove of American choral music from Colonial to Contemporary.

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
King's Chapel, 58 Tremont Street

The King's Chapel Choir presents a survey of choral music in America. Ranging from William Billings' "Lamentation over Boston" ("By the rivers of Watertown...") through Sacred Harp, Southern Harmony, Folk Songs, Spirituals and composers as Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber to Philip Glass, we journey across the continent to explore what defines quintessential American choral language. Suggested donation $15/10. No advance ticket sales; doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Save the Date:  Join us for a Light Dinner and Fellowship after the Choir Concert January 26 at 5 p.m. Watch for upcoming announcements and an invitation to dinner, after the concert, at the Parish House.  RSVPs are needed.  It should be fun!
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