Between Sundays
February 20, 2014
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In this Edition:

Special Events with Bob Sirota
2014 Annual Appeal
Lent at King's Chapel
Habitat Build in Transylvania
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
Church School Pancake Sunday
Mardi Gras at the Parsonage
Flower Donations

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.

Coming This Sunday: Special Events with Bob Sirota
Fisk at 50 Music for Organ
and String Quartet
by Ives, Soler, Hakim, Sirota, & Pinkham
Sunday February 23 at 5:00 p.m.

In observance of the 50th anniversary of our organ, inaugurated in February 1964, we present a preview of the program selected for the national convention of the American Guild of Organists, coming to Boston June 23-27, 2014, including Robert Sirota’s Apparitions, based on Old American Hymns and commissioned for the AGO convention, and Quintet in G by Padre Antonio Soler, Sonata no. 1 by Daniel Pinkham, Cappricio by Naji Hakim, as well as selected movements from Charles Ives’ String Quartet no. 1.
Suggested donation $15/10
No advance ticket sales; doors open at 4:30
Validated concert parking in One Beacon Street garage 617-227-2155

Mr. Sirota will also be preaching at our 11:00 am Prayer Service, Sunday February 23rd.  All are welcome to join in hearing his message to our congregation.  

2014 Annual Appeal: 

You have begun responding to the pledge request in our first Annual Appeal letter!  Thank you.
We are getting Pledge Cards back from you with a full range of intentions – from 2 digits to 5 figures!  And we are delighted by the member who pledged to contribute for both this year and last, which had been overlooked.  It is great that you are hearing our call to change our pledging behavior, and to let us know what you are thinking this early in the fiscal year.
But we need an even more widespread effort from Membership and our community.  If every member of the Annual Appeal Committee, as well as every elected officer and head of a committee would pledge before the end of February, we would have strong indication of how this year’s Appeal might compare with last year’s.  And that would tell us how much we might increase (or not) our budget for new or expanded programs. 
Each of us needs to consider the personal value of our church.  Do we want King’s Chapel to remain pretty much as it is, or do we want it to evolve as proposed in the Draft Narrative Budget to what we have said we want it to become?  Pledging generously, purposefully, now could help us set a remarkable benchmark.
We have just one week left before the end of February, when we’d like to have nearly all pledges in.  So if you have not yet pledged, please do it now.  Join our modest revolution.  Let’s show ourselves how supportive we can be.
Many thanks and Blessings,
Todd  Lee and Karen C. C. Dalton
Co-chairs, 2014 Annual Appeal


The Season of Lent at King's Chapel

Lent begins on March 5th, Ash Wednesday. 

Special Ash Wednesday Services.
Ashes will be distributed at King’s Chapel to those wishing to receive them during the Wednesday 12:15 service, and at the 6 PM Taize Service

In the six week period leading up to Holy Week and Easter, you are invited to Wednesday Evening at the Parish House.  Come to all or any part:
6 – 6:45 PM
  Taize Service in the Little Chapel

 64 Beacon St
A quiet, contemplative, candle-lit service of lessons and song
developed by the Taize community in France.
Music led by Heinrich Christensen and Choir Members
6:45 PM – 7:15
  Light Repast

A light meal provided by the Adult Religious Education Committee
time for fellowship and conversation
7:15 – 8:30
Book Discussion Group

Led by Rev. Joy Fallon
A Season of the Spirit: Readings for the Days of Lent
By Martin Smith

(some books will be available for purchase after Sunday Worship for $14; it also can be ordered through


King's Chapel
Habitat Build in Transylvania

Registration is now open for the King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity build in Cluj, Romania (Kolozsvar, Transylvania) and partner church visits. Partner churches that will be visited are First Unitarian, Kolozsvar (partner King's Chapel),  Second Unitarian, Kolozsvar (partner First Church, Boston), Torda (partner First Parish, Weston), and Torocko (partner Unitarian Society Wellesley Hills). If members from churches not listed join the, every effort will be made to establish contact and visits.

This is the third time for this activity. Previous builds were in 2008 and 2011. The 2011 activity was a joint effort with First Church, Boston. These builds received very favorable review with the participants and our Transylvanian partners.

This year's build/visits will be held July 4-20. For full information contact Peter Sexton, email:, phone 781-383-9028.

Worship Services

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Great Litany
Robert Sirota, guest preacher
  • Sylvia Soderberg, lay reader
  • Robert Gulick, 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 5:38-48.
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer 6
The Rev Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Amy Meyer, lay reader
  • LaToya Andrews, lector
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, February 25, as Barbara Poeschl-Edrich performs works by Bach, Offenbach, Spohr and Fauré on harp.

Church School Pancake Sunday
The Church School and their families will be gathering after Church School on March 2nd to celebrate the coming Lenten season with pancakes. A tradition at King’s Chapel, we are drawing from the Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes are made to use up the rich food of dairy, eggs and sugar before the season of fasting. We are happy to join together for an afternoon of sweetness.

 Mardi Gras Party at the Parsonage

Rev. Joy and Bob Fallon invite you  for Drinks, Dessert and a Talent Show:

"Bourbon Street Comes to Beacon Street":
A Festive Mardi Gras Gathering.

Saturday March 1st,
7:30 pm at the Parsonage
63 Beacon Street
Festive garb encouraged.
Those planning to attend should RSVP to Carolyn Russ, Chair of Parish Council (although late comers will be let in!)  Carolyn is also arranging the talent show; to volunteer, contact her at or 617-354-2270. 

Flower Donations
There is an open opportunity to donate flowers for the service on February 23rd!

 If you would like to donate an arrangement please contact the Parish Office orLouise Perkins,  Chancel Committee chair, with your inscription for the Order of Service, and send to the attention of Parish Administrator, King's Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108,  a check for $75 made out to the Society of King's Chapel.
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