Between Sundays
July 9, 2014
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In this Edition:

A Full Church
Wedding Congratulations
Sad News
St. John's Bible Exhibit
King's Chapel Habitat Build in September
Staff Summer Travels
Worship Services
From the Bench
Tuesday Recitals
Poetry Save the Date!
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.

Sad News

Our beloved member Lark Palermo suffered the death of her son Alden, age 23, on July 4th. His death was by suicide. Alden and his older brother Justin were both participants in our church school, and Lark has been active as a member of the Vestry and key leader in our parish house renovation. Visiting hours will be this Saturday, July 13th, from 3-7 pm at the Bell O' Dea Funeral Home, Brookline Village,  376 Washington St. Brookline, MA 02445 (617) 277-7652
A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 27th at King's Chapel, at noon. Those wishing to express their condolences are invited to call or write Lark at the home she shares with her husband, Jim Orlin (828 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467). 
Prayers are being offered for Lark and her family. 

A Full Church!
The Fourth of July weekend heralded crowds of visitors to King’s Chapel:  on Saturday July 5th alone, 3,700 people came to our church for the special historic presentations our costumed guide staff provide.  I give thanks for our staff and the work they do on our behalf.

Wedding Congratulations
June and July have been full of weddings for King’s Chapel.  Join me in celebrating with these friends of King’s Chapel:
Malisa Iannino and Michael Frakes – wed at King’s Chapel on June 14th by the Rev. Kristen Grassel-Schmidt  
Caroline Robertson and Orian Welling - wed in Wyoming on June 28th
Lauren Ready and Jean-Michel Noel - to be wed this Saturday at King’s Chapel by Rev. Fallon
Micah Niemy and Carrie Dancy -  to be wed on July 19 in New Hampshire

King's Chapel Field Trip?  St. John’s Bible Exhibit in New Haven, CT
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 date and 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.

King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity Boston build--September 13, 2014
Enrolment is now open for the September 13, 2014 King’s Chapel Habitat for Humanity Boston build. The build runs from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with a one hour lunch break. In the past the KC teams have enjoyed lunch in one of the local ethnic restaurants.

The build will be at one of the HFH Boston sites now under construction in Roslindale, Mattapan, or Dorchester. The exact location will be selected by HFH Boston based upon the specific build site requirements. Work will be available for all skill levels included none. For more information on HFH Boston and the site where they build go to :
King’s Chapel has supported HFH Boston both financially and with multiple volunteer efforts. We need 10 to complete our team.  If you haven’t done this before, please consider joining now. Each participant is asked to donate $40 to HFH Boston which will be matched by the KC Community Action Committee. If the donation is a hardship special accommodations will be considered.
To enroll or for more information contact Peter Sexton at 781-383-9028 or

Staff Summer Travels
It has begun!  

Heinrich leaves Monday for the Nordic homeland, and we welcome guest organists Carson Cooman and Kurt Glacy, who will be providing coverage in his absence.  Heinrich returns to us on Sunday July 27th.

Julina will be taking off Monday night to see Christ the Redeemer in person.  She will be in Brazil for the final week of the World Cup and, as Heinrich has sympathetically noted, will probably have to watch some soccer... She returns to the Parish House Monday the 13th.  Please be aware that coverage at the Parish House may be spottier than usual during her absence, especially on Wednesday, July 9th.  

Joy looks forward to spending a week in Chautauqua, New York with her mother the week of July 12th.  We'll keep you posted on guest preachers in July and August as the schedule is finalized. 

Worship Services

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Carolyn Russ, Lay Reader
  • Carson Cooman, Guest Organist
  •  Anne Sexton, Head Usher 
  • William Sears, Usher-In-Charge
  • Julie Hyde, Usher
  • Hallie Speight, Volunteer Guide
  • Mindy Hinkel, Soloist
The lesson is Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer

From the Bench
Gabriel Fauré was a composer widely regarded as the greatest master of French song.  Fauré was a reluctant organist, leaving no solo works for the instrument and, according to Camille Saint-Saëns (Fauré’s mentor, teacher and friend), Fauré was only a “first class organist, when he wanted to be”.  Reluctant, indeed, for the text of “En Prière” would have lent itself beautifully to a sacred setting with organ, but alas, it is originally written for piano accompaniment and we adapted it for organ.  This song is an example from the compositional period where Fauré began to develop his own style.  Aaron Copland remarked that prior to this period, Fauré’s compositions were written under the influence of our next composer on the program, Charles Gounod. 

Camille Saint-Saëns was teacher and close friend of Gabriel Fauré who wrote about his “immense admiration” and “unceasing gratitude” forSaint-Saëns throughout his life.  Saint-Saëns wasn’t exactly known for playing nice in the sandbox.  He offered harsh critiques, even of composers he admired, and even harsher for those he did not, which included César Franck.  In fact, in 1886 Franck’s student Vincent d'Indy had Saint-Saëns removed from the Société Nationale de Musique of which he was a founding member.  From there, Saint-Saëns began travelling extensively and eventually settled in Algiers for the remainder of his life.  â€œAve Maria” is representative of his days in Paris.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, July 15, as Racha Fora performs groovy Latin fusion in the sanctuary.
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

Save the Dates--Poetry in the Garden!
Wednesdays July 23 and 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 two contemporary poets. On July 23, Mary Oliver; on July 30, Welsh poet Ronald Stuart (R.S.) Thomas.
Please check our website for more information and the titles of specific poems we plan to read.

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:
Administrative Assistant and Tour Guide Jessica Stewart dressed as Grace Dudding, black widow, for the Puritans, Patriots and Pirates tour of the King's Chapel Burying Ground.
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