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Between Sundays
July 3, 2014
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In this Edition:

This Sunday
Harborfest this Week!
St. John's Bible Exhibit
Poetry in the Garden
King's Chapel Habitat Build in September
Staff Summer Travels
Worship Services
From the Bench
Tuesday Recitals
Thanks, Heinrich!
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.

This Sunday
Joy will be officiating this Sunday with Jake Bitner.  Jake Bitner received his MDiv from University of Chicago Divinity School and currently serves as youth minister at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Parish in Hingham, MA. Jake is a friend of King's Chapel, occasionally filling the pulpit during Wednesday services, where he has been a well-received preacher.

Joy is especially looking forward to celebrating alongside Jake this Sunday, as he is a valued member of her household and  is her son-in-law.
 

Harborfest this Week!
The guide staff have stepped it up this week for Harborfest celebrations.  Come by the church to see our beloved staff in Revolutionary-era garb, educating and entertaining the public with treasured stories from King's Chapel's history in the context of America's fight for independence.

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.

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.

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 petersexton@alum.mit.edu.

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

SUNDAY JULY 6
11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Holy Communion
Jake Bitner, preacher
  • Anne Sexton, Lector
  •  Anne Sexton, Head Usher 
  • Richard Weeks, Usher-In-Charge
  • Cliff Allen, Cathy Price and Anne Sexton, Ushers
  • William Kuttner, Volunteer Guide
  • Thomas Gregg, Soloist
The lesson is Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

WEDNESDAY JULY 9
12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer

From the Bench
Thomas Gregg arranged and performed his American Mass for the July 4th service in 2004 and he has repeated it several times over the last decade.  It is a type of “parody” mass, using three existing tunes with the traditional mass texts.  In this case the melodies are all American Patriotic tunes: “America” (originally “God Save the King”) for the Kyrie, “The Star Spangled Banner (originally “Anachreon in Heaven”) for the Sanctus, and “General Wolfe” (a well-known song in Colonial times) for the Agnus Dei.  This mass setting thus combines the practices of Renaissance composers and those of Colonial America; in both cases popular tunes from the time were reused and quoted in new contexts.

The Hymn for the Anniversary of American Independence is based on a tune by the English composer Thomas Arne (1710-1778), with a new American text by “Mr. Ballou”.  The original broadside is found in the collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.


The Song for the Anniversary of American Independence, 1819, is by an unknown author and is sung to the tune “Ye Mariners of England.” The text was published in the newspaper in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and a copy is found in the collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabeus was quite popular in England and America for many years after its premiere in 1746, mainly because of its themes of nationalism and freedom.  For example, we know that the aria “’Tis Liberty alone” was performed at the exercises in the Concord, Massachusetts, Meeting-house on April 19, 1825, as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, July 8, as Jacob Swanson and Sarah Marchitelli, saxophone duo, perform works by Bach, Hindemith, Cote, and Knorr.

Thanks, Heinrich!
An enthusiastic round of applause for our own Heinrich Christensen for his performances last week as part of the American Guild of Organists National Convention.  He poses for a post-concert photo below with his strings accompanists.
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

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:

http://www.kings-chapel.org/job-opportunities.html
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