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Between Sundays
June 5, 2014
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In this Edition:

News from the Parsonage
Pentecost: Wear Red!
Celebrations at King's Chapel
Boston Pride Parade
Habitat for Humanity Build
Kim Luck, Guest Preacher 
St. John's Bible Exhibit
Use Amazon to Support UU Service Committee
Worship Services
From the Bench
Tuesday Recitals
Meet with Joy!
Prayer List
Hearing Assists
328th Birthday Celebration
Barbara Coolidge 
Poetry in the Garden
Changing of the Guard









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.

News from the Parsonage
Edith Fallon, mother of Bob Fallon, and mother-in-law to Rev. Fallon, died on Monday, June 2, after suffering a major stroke on Saturday.  Her extended family all gathered over the weekend, and find great comfort in the love she provided to them for many years,  A wake was held on Wednesday, June 4, and a mass to celebrate her life on Thursday morning in Reading, Bob’s hometown.  Joy will not be in the office this week.  Any wishing to extend their sympathies are encouraged to send notes to the Fallons at the parsonage: 63 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108.   
 

Pentecost – Wear Red!
The Book of Acts tells that all those gathered on Pentecost suddenly could hear the disciples speak, each in their own language, and what seemed like flames whooshed down upon them, a blessing of the Holy Spirit.  This Sunday we’ll celebrate Pentecost with the choir’s return, wearing red, and a reading of the scripture in many languages.
 
Can you match the reader with the language?
 
Readers:  Widad Ayad, Walter Chapin, Julina Rundberg, Andrew Rimas, Karen Dalton, and Heinrich Christensen.  Languages:   Danish, Lithuanian, Swedish, French, Arabic, German.
 
Joy will preach about her dream:  that each who came to King’s Chapel would hear the message of Love and Welcome, in their own language – be that art or music, story or service, creativity or contemplation.  What would that look like for us?  Might you even learn a new language? 
 
From Children's Sunday, June 1:
San Diego Mesa College Vocal Ensemble, directed by Richard Chagnon, performs their American Sign Language version of The Lord's Prayer, Thy Will Be Done.

Celebrations at King's Chapel
Last Sunday was a joyful celebration of a baptism, Children’s Sunday, and an all-church picnic.  Congratulations to the Sandell family on the baptism of Alex!
 
And Tuesday evening was a celebration of our “Changing of the Guard,” marking the conclusion of service for several leaders, and the introduction of new elected leaders.  Many thanks to all!
 

Boston Pride Parade
Boston Pride Parade:  Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Approx. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
 
Mark your calendar! KC will field its fifth annual team of walkers in this joyful celebration of diversity and inclusion in the city of Boston. This is an easy walk and some meaningful fun and fellowship. Visit the Boston Pride website (www.bostonpride.org/parade/) or contact KC team champion, Gregg Sorensen (greggdavidsorensen@gmail.com) for more information, or to sign up. 

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 petersexton@alum.mit.edu or 781 383-9028.

June 15th:  Kimberly Luck Preaches Again
On June 15th, we are blessed to have as our preacher again Kimberly Luck, newly graduated from Harvard Divinity School.  In the last year, Kim has served ably as our Church School Director.  Next year she will be teaching history in the Boston Public Schools while taking classes to become certified as a teacher.  Her past sermon was well received and this will be her last Sunday.  Come to thank Kim.

Joy and Bob Fallon will be out of town, celebrating the graduation of her son John from the University of Chicago. 

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.

An easy way to support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Do you make purchases on Amazon.com? Most of us would answer yes. Would you like to support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee when you do this? Hopefully the answer is yes. The Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice.
 
For complete information go to:
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Simply this is what you have to do: 
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?--To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
 
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?--On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
 
Join me in taking this simple to support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

If you need any assistance phone or email me at 781 383-9028 or petersexton@alum.mit.edu.
 
Thank you.
Peter Sexton
 

Worship Services

SUNDAY JUNE 8
11:00 a.m. Pentecost with Holy Communion
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Marie Wells, Lay Reader
  •  Gregg Sorensen, Lector
  •  Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  •  William Sears, Usher-in-Charge
  •  Julie Hyde and Gregg Sorensen, Ushers
  •  Hallie Speight, Volunteer Guide
WEDNESDAY JUNE 11
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
Dean Denniston, Jr., preacher
  • Charles Dimino, Lay Reader
  • Judy Thomas, Lector

From the Bench
The choir is back from their mini-break this Sunday and will have Pentecostal delights spanning 5 centuries for you! Starting with Palestrina's Mass based on the ancient chant Veni Creator Spiritus, detouring to California for Morten Lauridsen's setting of Veni Sancte Spiritus, and finishing with the rush of The Mighty Wind in the form of an Alleluia by Somerville native Alan Hovhaness, son of a Tufts chemistry professor.

The organ pre- and postludes by Maurice Duruflé and Hilary Tann will also be based on the aforementioned chants.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, June 10, as Domenico Severin plays works by J. S. Bach and W. A. Mozart on the C. B. Fisk Organ.
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

Have you met with Joy yet?
Rev. Fallon has been with us for a year, and continues to be interested in meeting for coffee or lunch with any member interested, so that she can learn from you about the church, your interests, and ideas you have.  Or come without any agenda at all!  June and July are good times to get together – it’s easy. Joy is willing to travel to your town, if that’s more convenient for you.  Contact Joy directly or Parish Administrator Julina Rundberg, to set up a time. joy@kings-chapel.org, julina@kings-chapel.org

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.

June 22nd: King's Chapel's Birthday Celebration
Join us for our last major service of the summer, with our choir leading the way, as we celebrate the 328th Birthday of King’s Chapel.

Longtime Member Barbara Coolidge
The Parish House received word this week that longtime member Barbara Coolidge, formerly of Westwood and Brookline, passed away in February at the age of 87.  Her obituary can be read HERE.
 

Summer Poetry in the Garden
King's Chapel invites you to two evenings in its Parish House garden, 64 Beacon Street, from 6 to 7:30. We'll trace the spirit of our times in the poetry of two prize-winning contemporary poets. On July 23, American poet Mary Oliver; on July 30, Welsh poet R.S. Thomas. 
 
Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration appreciated: call the parish House, 617 227-2155.

Changing of the Guard
 
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