Between Sundays
April 17, 2014
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In this Edition:

Holy Week
Memorial Tree
A Resurrection Story
Earth Day in the Garden
From the Minister
Easter Beautification on Saturday
Mother's Day Walk for Peace
Habitat Boston Build
Dick Perkins on WBUR
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
From the Bench
Easter Eggs!
Red Eggs for Easter Vigil
Community Action 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.

Holy Week
TONIGHT! Maundy Thursday  
Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m.  
Foot washing and Communion
A service that re-enacts what took place that day in Jesus’ life:  he washed the feet of his followers, then offered them bread and wine at his Last Supper.  Foot washing will be available for anyone who chooses it; after having your feet washed, you may gently wash another person’s. Communion will be offered; as always, ours is an open table, so all are welcome --  skeptics and doubters, as well as believers -- because Jesus served all his disciples, though they would soon betray him.  At the end of the service, we clear the table, shrouding all in black because Jesus was arrested. We mourn that the soldiers have taken him away.
Good Friday Mid-Day Service
Friday, April 18, 12:15 p.m.  
A somber mid-day service for any nearby, where the full Passion Story is read:  the trial of Jesus, his last words and crucifixion. 
Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 18, 8 p.m
An evening service, where the candles are slowly extinguished, as the story of Jesus’ betrayal, accusation, and death is told, in word and song, until we are left in darkness. (Tenebrae is Latin for shadows or darkness).  We leave the sanctuary in silence.
The Easter Vigil 
Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m. 
In the tradition of the ancient Orthodox Church, we begin in darkness, retelling the story of God’s love through all time for us small humans.  By Bible lessons and music, we gradually recognize that the Light of the World has dawn still in our lives. We witness a new baptism and are invited to renew our own baptismal vows.  We discover God’s presence with us still, not lost but resurrected!  Light fills the space and we can exclaim, “Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!”
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 20, 11 a.m.
A day of glorious majesty and power, we marvel that Love is never overcome, not even by hatred or death.  With remarkable music and lessons, in a sanctuary filled with flowers, we rejoice together in Christ’s resurrection.  And at the very end of the service, adults greet one another and children search for eggs.  The holiest day of our church year:  what could be better?  Alleluia, we all proclaim!
Easter Sunday, April 20th, is the anniversary of the death of Frederick A. (Pete) Peterson, husband of our member Betsy.  This beautiful tree in our Parish House Garden was given in his memory.  Its blooming this week made Easter arrive early for all who have been able to see it. Stop by!

A Resurrection Story
If you drop by the Parish House, you’ll find two urns, risen from the basement, scraped, brushed, and painted, filled with pansies to welcome Easter, thanks to the good work of Julina Rundberg and Betsy Peterson. 

Celebrate Earth Day in the Garden @ King’s Chapel, April 22nd
King’s Chapel is owner of the largest private green space on Beacon Hill  - the beautiful grass and garden between the Parsonage and the Parish House, behind 63-64 Beacon Hill.  Or so we’ve been told! 
Over the years the garden has been planted with beautiful perenniels, but in the last several years, little has been done to shape these or to tame the weeds.  If you have a green thumb and would like to join with other church members to spruce up our beautiful garden, come over any time after 10 AM on Earth Day – Tuesday, April 22nd.  Raindate:  Saturday, April 26th.
Gardening is Good for the Soul!

From the Minister
Palm Sunday was a day to celebrate!

On Palm Sunday, 90 of us worshipped amid marvelous music, palms distributed by our children, and a wonderful Lenten reflection by Cynthia Perkins.

The Church School children baked for us on Palm Sunday, and we contributed $400 towards their purchase of animals for families who will use them to help build a sustainable life.

Heifer is an international non-profit that helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty through providing families and communities with animals. These animals provide with both food and reliable income as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. Learn more about Heifer by clicking here.

And remember to save the date! The whole church is invited to take a visit to the Heifer Farm in Rutland, MA after church on Sunday, June 15th. 

Thanks to all for your contributions to Heifer International!

Easter Beautification: This Weekend!
Everyone, please come and help us decorate our beautiful church in celebration of Easter on Saturday April 19 from 11am to 3pm. Stay for 30 minutes or a few hours, whatever amount of time you can contribute to this effort will be most appreciated.
-- Louise Perkins


Mother's Day Walk for Peace
King's Chapel members Denton Crews and Carol Genovese invite members of the congregation to join them in walking in the Mother's Day Walk for Peace on May 11th.  The walk begins at 8:00 am at Town Field Park, 1520 Dorchester Ave., Boston

The Mother's Day Walk for Peace was started by parents who lost their son to gun violence. Last year it had approximately 10,000 walkers.

If you are interested in joining a King's Chapel contingent of walkers this year, please contact Carol or Denton:


Invitation to a Habitat for Humanity Boston Build
In 2012 King's Chapel invited First Church Boston to build with us. Their participants helped complete our team. This year First Church Boston has invited King's Chapel to build with them on Saturday, June 28. The build will be in either Roxbury or Roslindale, to be determined shortly before the event by HFH Boston. The build will be from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. All abilities are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Peter Sexton at or 781 383-9028.


Member Dick Perkins on WBUR

Dick Perkins, 78, and Tony Carleton, 80, have been friends since the 1950s, when they met as undergrads on the Dartmouth College ski team... A few years ago, macular degeneration left Dick legally blind, and he had to hang up his skis.

Until Tony had an idea: He proposed serving as a ski guide, so his visually impaired friend could return to the mountain.

With hearty laughs, they joke that they represent a classic image: the halt leading the blind. They shared their story with WBUR.

Thanks for being an inspiration, Dick!  Read the full story HERE on WBUR's Website.

Holy Week Rehearsals

Reminder for Those Assisting with Holy Week Services: Rehearsals
Friday Tenebrae:
Acolytes, Lighting, Lucifer, Usher, Celebrant: Arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Lectors/Readers: Arrive at 7:15 p.m.
 Service at 8 p.m.
Saturday Easter Vigil: 
 Acolytes, Lighting, Lucifer, Usher, Celebrants: Arrive at 5:30 p.m.
Lectors/Readers: Arrive at 7:15 p.m.
Service at 8 p.m.

Worship Services

6:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Medb Sichko, lay reader
  • Cynthia Perkins, lector
  • Anne Sexton, usher
12:15 Good Friday Service
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Carol Kemp, lay reader
  • Betsy Peterson, lector
8:00 p.m. The Office of Tenebrae
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Kathe German, Amy Meyer, and Charles Perry, lectors
  • Paul Luca, the Lucifer
  • Charles Dimino and Judy Luca, Acolytes
  • Anne Sexton, head usher
  • Todd Lee, lighting
8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil
The Rev. Joy Fallon, celebrant
The Rev. Joseph A, Bassett, co-celebrant
  • Lee Glenn, Bob Gulick, Caroline Bergeron, Judy Luca, Patricia Bass and Louise Perkins, lectors
  • Laura Betinis, cantor
  • Caroline Sears, Bill Sears, Charles Dimino and Anne Sexton, Acolytes
  • Paul Luca, the Lucifer
  • Anne Sexton, head usher
  • Todd Lee, lighting
11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Cliff Allen, Mindy Hinkel and William Sears, lectors
  • Denton Crews, Kathe German, Lee Glenn, Judy Green, Miguel Gomez-Ibanez, Todd Lee, Charles Perry, Sam Perry, Sylvia Soderberg, and Gregg Sorensen, ushers
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
Julina Rundberg, preacher
  • Todd Lee, lay reader
  • Amy Meyer, lector

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, April 22: Michelle Abadia, soprano/guitarist, will play Latin Folk Songs & Ballads.

From the Bench
All our services this week feature special music enhancing the dramatic liturgies of Holy Week. For our communion service  at 6:00 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, Mindy Hinkel will be the soloist. Selections will include an alto aria from Bach's Matthew Passion, as well as Daniel Pinkham's Missa Mandatum Novum, written for this service in the year 2000, Dan's final spring as music director.

For the noon service on Good Friday, former choir member Mary Sullivan will visit from Maine to sing Requiem  selections by Brahms and Fauré, as well as the spiritual "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me".

At 8:00 p.m. on Good Friday, a quartet consisting of Mary Sullivan, Mindy Hinkel, Thomas Gregg, and Darrick Yee will sing Tenebrae music written by Thomas Gregg in 2008 especially for this service.

Holy Saturday brings the Easter Vigil. This year, Laura Betinis and Dan Perry will share cantorial duties, with the full choir joining in music from the Orthodox liturgy.

And finally, on Easter Sunday, the church will resound with Alleluias from the Italian Renaissance to 20th century Boston, in settings by Anerio, Thompson, and Pinkham. Heinrich will play Bach for the prelude, and Théodore Dubois's Toccata for a festive postlude to wish everyone a joyous Easter.

From the Church School: Easter Eggs!

Please join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt after Morning Prayer on Easter. Children will have a chance to hunt for eggs filled with candy and small prizes. Families are invited to bring their own baskets, but baskets will be provided for those who forget. I hope you can make it!

Red Eggs

This week at the Parish House, Elizabeth Thomson helped staff continue the long-standing King's Chapel Tradition of red eggs for Easter Vigil. The tradition of the red eggs comes from Greek Orthodox practices, and during Easter, the egg stands as a symbol for the resurrection of Christ; eggs have been given as gifts among Christians during Easter as symbols of the regeneration of Christians for a new and better life for centuries.  

At King's Chapel, the Easter Vigil service ends as worshippers crack their red eggs together wishing one another regeneration in faith and life for the year to come.  Carl Scovel explained to me that the tradition was brought to King's Chapel by his wife Faith in 1972.   Helen, Chris, and Rebecca were children then and helped with the egg-dying in the kitchen at the Parsonage.  Soon, Elizabeth Thomson and families in the church school picked up the tradition and adopted it as well.  Thank you, Elizabeth, for carrying the tradition through another year!

Christos Aneste!    
Alethos Aneste!

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

Community Action Committee

We are actively looking for new CAC members and friends, to increase our ability to offer cheerful service to community programs which serve the needs of our city.

Please contact Amy Meyer (Tel. (617)523-3780; if interested.
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