Between Sundays
January 23, 2014
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In this Edition:

Sunday Concert Series
Church-Wide Dinner
Adult Religious Edication Book Group
Partner Church Sunday
Welcoming Visitor Emod Farkas
Glastonbury Retreat
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
From the Bench
Nominating Committee


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.

Sunday Concert Series: Americana
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.

Church-Wide Dinner following Concert January 26th

By now, you should have received an invitation to the hearty soup dinner we’ll share at the Parish House, after the Choir’s “Americana” a capella concert at 5 p.m.   If you have not receive an invitation and would like to come, please call the Parish House and let us know you’ll be coming.

617-227-2155.  Thanks to Anne Sexton and Heinrich Christensen for organizing this!

Borg and Crossan Book Group
First Christmas, by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 15, 29 – at the Parish House, 64 Beacon St.

There is still time to join us for the book group, led by Rev. Fallon, on First Christmas.  This is the book on which she preached in December.  At this week's meeting the group covered the first two chapters.  At our second session, on Wed. Jan 29, we’ll cover Chapters  5 and 6.
This 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? 

Partner Church Sunday and Special Historical Tours of the Church, Free to all Members

Sunday, February 2nd
As part of our celebration of the Beloved Community in January and February, we will acknowledge our link across cultural lines, with the Unitarians of Romania, in our Partner Church in Kolozsvar, and across history with our predecessors.
On Sunday, February 2nd, the communion service will follow the tradition of the Unitarian churches of Transylvania by gathering around the table rather than kneeling at the chancel rail.  The minister will serve the bread and wine to each person with the words of institution and the exchange of eye contact.  After Morning Prayer and Communion, the Partner Church Committee will host the social hour and sponsor an exhibit in the foyer celebrating the long relationship between King’s Chapel and the First Unitarian Church of Kolozsvár.   At the morning service, 
Rev. Fallon will preach about our links with Unitarians in Europe.
Sunday at 12:30 – Following the Service.  Special history tours will be available free for all members, offering information about three vital aspects of our history.
  • Members of the Denominational Affairs Committee will describe our links to the development of Unitarianism in Transylvania, where Religious Tolerance was initially supported.
  • Our Paid Guide Staff will offer “Bells and Bones” Tours of the Revere bell in the bell tour and Graves underneath the church in the basement Crypt.
  • Our Member Guides will offer information that they often share with our out of town visitors about the sanctuary, our worship and our prayerbook, as these developed over our history. 

King’s Chapel to Welcome Visitor from Partner Church:  Wednesday,
Feb. 5

We are honored to receive as a guest from our Partner Church in Kolzsvar, Romania, Emod Farkas, who will be with us on Wednesday, February 5.  He will offer remarks during our worship service at 12:15; meet with the Vestry in the evening; and gather will all those interested at an informal reception at 4:30 p.m. at the Parish House. All are welcome. 

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 Parish 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 with Great Litany
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Amy Meyer, lay reader
  • Carol Genovese, lector
  • Anne Sexton, head usher
  • Charles Perry, usher-in-charge
  • Paul Luca, Judy Luca and Marie Wells, ushers
  • Marie Wells, Volunteer Guide
The lesson is Matthew 4:12-23.
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
Todd Lee, preacher
  • Steven Aucella, lay reader
  • Ray Lynds, lector

Upcoming Preachers

Sun., 1/26
 Joy Fallon

Wed., 1/29
Todd Lee

Sun., 2/ 2
 Joy Fallon

Wed., 2/5
Emod Farkas, visiting from the Romanian Unitarian Church

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, January 28, as Carson Cooman plays the C. B. Fisk Organ, performing works by Peeters, Rubin, Carey and Kidwell. 

From the Bench
This Sunday morning you will hear some Americana previews of the afternoon concert. The choir will sing two of Aaron Copland's Four Motets, William Billings' O Praise The Lord of Heaven, and Randall Thompson's The Best of Rooms, set to this beautiful text by Robert Herrick:

Christ, He requires still, wheresoe'er He comes
To feed or lodge, to have the best of rooms:
Give Him the choice; grant Him the nobler part
Of all the house: the best of all's the heart.

Heinrich will supplement with organ pieces based on the old American hymn Wondrous Love, written by Samuel Barber and Daniel Pinkham. 

Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

The Nominating Committee Requests Your Help
We are beginning our work and would like to hear from you. 
The Committee, which is responsible for presenting to the Society at the Annual Meeting a slate of candidates for officers, vestry, and chairs of committees, asks for your recommendations for persons to fill these important roles.  In accordance with the Society’s  By-Laws,  nominees must be members of the Society;  however, the opportunity to serve on a committee is open to Friends as well as to members.  Please share your ideas with any one of us, either by telephone or email  at the number or address printed in the Directory.  Self-nominations are also welcome.  We will hold all comments and suggestions in strictest confidence.  Let us hear from you by January 31, 2014.  Many thanks.
The 2013-20014 Nominating Committee   
Allen Speight, Carol Genovese, and Beth Chapin
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