Between Sundays
May 1, 2014
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In this Edition:

Mother's Day Walk for Peace
Sacred Spaces
Pet Blessing
Boston Pride Parade
Church-Wide Field Trip
Goodbye Tracie
Community Action Committee
Habitat for Humanity Boston 
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
Second Sundays
From the Bench
Meet the Choir
Kolozsvar Cancelled

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.

Mother's Day Walk for Peace
Thus says the Lord:
A voice is heard in Ramah,
   lamentation and bitter weeping.
Rachel is weeping for her children;
   she refuses to be comforted for her children,
   because they are no more.

Jeremiah 31:15

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:

A note from Carol Genovese:
The Walk begins at 8am but we will meet at Town Field at Field's Corner in Dorchester. -It will take a few hours so we should be back for our 11am service.  Donations can also be made to the Louis D. Brown peace Center Institute. It is staffed almost entirely by victims of violence and supports other victims of violence,and anti violence programs in local schools. We are God's hands and feet. Thank you!  --Carol

Sacred Spaces
Presented by King's Chapel's
Adult Religious Education Committee
Wednesday May 14th, 7pm, King's Chapel Parish House

Todd Lee, FAIA, has been an architect since 1968, and a member of King's Chapel since 1980, joining soon after he returned to Boston from his native New York City with his not-yet-wife Felicia R.  Clark.   Opening his own office in 1984 which eventually grew to more than 30 colleagues, Todd was soon joined by Felicia as his city planning partner, a working relationship that thrived until her untimely death in January 1990, following a serious stroke a few years earlier.  Todd was blessed to meet Karen C. C. Dalton in the summer of 1990, fall in love again, and be married by Carl and Charles in the summer of 1991.  

Todd's architecture practice has taken him to four continents, with resort, hospitality, and commercial assignments in Isfahan, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Chung-du, as well as London, Burgundy and the Cote d'Azur and to many islands of the Caribbean.  In parallel, his education projects have been done in Roxbury, suburban cities and towns, and as well as for Harvard, Exeter, and Northfield-Mount Hermon.  He has contributed articles and design drawings to a number of professional journals, and has been a guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, and the Rhode Island School of Design, and taught design studio extensively at the Boston Architectural College.

Todd's lecture "Sacred Spaces" distills his thinking over the more than 50 years of his own creating places for human use, shelter, celebration, sanctuary, and reflection.  But the nearly 100 examples shown and discussed in his lecture are drawn from the world's culture and history.  His presentation can be considered a "fly-by" refresher of the diversity of locations and structures we humans have both found and fashioned to be our places of encountering and interacting with a spirit/power greater than ourselves.  Comparisons and counterpoise in the examples, should give us ample source material to discuss, as we consider our own house of worship, the rituals and messages it sends and we draw from it, and the setting it provides for our worship and spiritual life.

Pet Blessing--Sunday May 18th
Pet Blessing 
Sunday, May 18, in the Parish House Garden, 9:45 AM

On Sunday May 18th, we will host our annual Pet Blessing in the Parish House garden, as part of our Family Service, from 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. In the past, this has been a great time to introduce people to the church:  we've had pets from the neighborhood; and grandchildren and friends join us. Last year Joy blessed a little garden snail as well as fluffy dogs, a guinea pig, and a small stuffed animal. Feel free to enter the garden directly from Branch Street, behind the Parish House at 64 Beacon St.  There is plenty of time to attend the Pet Blessing and then join us for Morning Prayer, too, if you'd like. Come one, come all -- we all can use an extra blessing!

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 ( or contact KC team champion, Gregg Sorensen ( for more information, or to sign up. 

Church-Wide Field Trip

Save the date for a church-wide field trip! The whole church is invited to take a visit to the Heifer Farm in Rutland, MA after church on Sunday, June 15th. 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 both food and reliable income as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. Learn more about Heifer by clicking here.


Goodbye to Tracie
The King’s Chapel guide staff is bidding a fond farewell this month to our Assistant Head Guide, Tracie Henson.  Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Tracie moved to Boston to pursue a Master of Science degree in Forensic Anthropology at Boston University and was hired as Assistant Head Guide three years ago. She has been an invaluable part of our team these last few years, helping to manage the day-to-day operation of the guide program with superior organizational skills, a team-oriented demeanor and a kind and generous heart. Tracie is moving back to St. Louis with her fiancée, Chris, to welcome their new baby girl this summer. We are thrilled for her, and thankful for her years of hard work and positive energy. She will be deeply missed!
--Theresa Cooney O’Hara, Head Guide

Community Action Committee
CAC is delighted to welcome two new members: LaToya Andrews and Caroline Sears. Thanks to both for stepping up to join us! LaToya already attended her first CAC meeting and participated in the mailing of our spring fund-raising letter. Thank you to those who responded with a check! If you haven’t yet, please send us a contribution, to help us support our community partner organizations. We are especially hopeful that your generosity will allow us to send at least 6 urban kids to summer camp this year through the UU Urban Ministry.

Caroline recently led the Church School’s excellent bake sale for The Heifer Project, and she will be our CAC “champion” for Heifer next year, as well as hopefully helping to strengthen CAC’s ties with the Church School. Please join her in welcoming Heifer volunteers and animals, and KC families and pets, at the Pet Blessing in the Parish House garden on May 18.

Worship Services

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Holy Communion
The Rev. Joy Fallon, preacher
  • Anne Sexton, head usher
  • Richard Weeks, usher-in-charge
  • Cliff Allen, Cathy Price, and Anne Sexton, ushers
  • Mary Sears, soloist
  • William Kuttner, volunteer guide
  • Anne Sexton, coffee hour
The lesson is John 20:19-31.

12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, May 6, as as the Handel & Haydn Society performs Vivaldi, Handel, and C.P.E. Bach under the direction of Ian Watson.

Second Sunday Collection
May 2014 Second Sunday Collection:
Ecclesia Ministries

Ecclesia Ministries is the designated recipient of the “Second Sunday” collection in May. Ecclesia has provided spiritual community and services to homeless people in Boston for the past 30 years. Its programs include Common Cathedral (an outdoor church and street ministry) and Common Art, where KC member Emanuel Genovese serves as a volunteer teacher.

From the Bench
The featured work for this Sunday's communion service is Franz Joseph Haydn's Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, also known as the "Little Organ Mass". It is a delightful and very happy work, perfect for early spring. Mary Sears will be the soloist in the Benedictus from the Mass. To complement Haydn, Heinrich will play Pre- and Postludes by his exact contemporary (Born and died the same years, 1732-1809)), Johann Christian Kittel, who studied with J.S. Bach as a teenager!

Meet the Choir
Mary Brockenbrough Sears, soprano, is a member of the Society of King’s Chapel, and is beginning her second year as Chair of the Music Committee.  She joined the Kings Chapel Choir in the 1980s, under the direction of Daniel Pinkham. She has performed with many and diverse musical groups, including the Boston Cecilia, Norumbega Harmony, and the Boston Village Gamelan.  Originally from Delaware, Mary came to the Boston area to study music at Wellesley College.   Mary holds an M.S. degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and is employed as a librarian at Harvard University’s Ernst Mayr Library.  She is a certificated private pilot and enjoys exploring the skies with her husband William Sears, King’s Chapel’s Junior Warden.  Bill, Mary and their children reside in Lexington. 
Rev. Fallon's sermons are now online! Click here to find downloadable PDFs of her sermons from January 2013 to present.

Cancellation of the King's Chapel Build and Partner Church Visit

The King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity Build and partner church visit to Kolozsvar scheduled for July 2014 has been cancelled. This was necessitated by an inadequate number of participants.

Thank you.
Peter Sexton

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.
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