Between Sundays
July 29, 2014
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In this Edition:

Poetry in the Garden
Memorial Build Cape Town
St. John's Bible Exhibit
Community Action Fall Opportunities
Worship Services
Tuesday Recitals
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.

Guest Preacher:
The Rev. Joseph Bassett

The Rev. Joseph Bassett is Minister Emeritus of the First Church in Chestnut Hill, where he served as minister for 38 years. Early in his ministry, Joe also served at King's Chapel under the Rev. Joseph Barth. Joe and his wife Nancy are members of King's Chapel, and we warmly welcome Joe again to our pulpit.

Poetry in the Garden: Tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 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 Welsh poet Ronald Stuart (R.S.) Thomas.
Please check our website for more information and the titles of specific poems we plan to read.

Alden Palermo Memorial Build-Cape Town, South Africa

Peter Sexton is leading a Habitat for Humanity Global Village build to Cape Town, South Africa starting May 22, 2015. This build is being dedicated to the memory of Alden Palermo who tragically passed away recently. Five members of the King's Chapel community are participating in this activity. As we go to press there are 2 unfilled positions on the team. If you have any interest, please contact Peter Sexton, or 781 383-9028.
Dear Joy,
I really don’t know how to thank you and the entire King’s Chapel community enough for Alden’s beautiful memorial service and lunch on Saturday.  The love and support for me, Justin, Jim and all the mourners was extraordinary.
With enormous gratitude,

- email received by the Rev. Joy Fallon from Lark Palermo, mother of Alden Palermo.

 Wednesday August 13th
St. John’s Bible Exhibit in New Haven

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 planning an expedition to the exhibit, for a guided tour and luncheon, on August 13th. 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 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.

Community Action Committee:  Fall Service/Learning Opportunities

When was the last time you did some hands-on volunteer service? As we enjoy a relaxing summer, perhaps you’ll think about making a commitment now to a few hours of active service in September. Active service helps us learn and refreshes our spirits, different from giving money or service to our own church or personal interests. CAC currently has two opportunities for your consideration:

#1 Habitat for Humanity build in Boston
Saturday, September 13, approx. 9-3:30
What could be more rewarding than helping a family build their own home? No special skills are required beyond willingness and the ability to follow directions. This is all about helping, being part of a project with a very tangible result, a home for someone who needs it.  There is a fee of $40 per participant for materials (please inquire about a “scholarship” if you need it). Contact Peter Sexton to commit (and pay up!) NOW… so you won’t be tempted to put this off until your fall schedule gets booked up, and then you can’t do it.
 As of July 17th 3 or 4 more participants are needed.

 #2 Joint program of UU Urban Ministry and Islamic Society of Boston
Sunday, September 28, 2-4:30
This event includes visits to both the UUUM’s First Church/Roxbury and the new mosque at Roxbury Crossing, the largest mosque in New England. Learn how these neighboring faith communities… UUs and Muslims… put their faith into action in the city, and how we can help to foster interfaith dialogue.
Need encouragement? Contact Amy Meyer, CAC chair (;  617 523-3780).

Worship Services

11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Holy Communion
The Rev. Joe Bassett, preacher
  • Amy Meyer, Lay Reader
  •  Anne Sexton, Head Usher 
  • Richard Weeks, Usher-In-Charge
  • Cliff Allen and Cathy Price, Ushers
  • William Kuttner, Volunteer Guide 
  • Thomas Gregg, Soloist
The lesson is Matthew 14:13-21.

12:15 p.m. Midweek Prayer
Kimberly Luck, preacher.

Tuesday Recitals
Join us next Tuesday, August 5, as Andrew Arceci on viola da gamba and Douglas Freundlich on theorbo perform works by Marais, Forqueray, and Arceci.

From the Bench

Our soloist this Sunday is tenor Thomas Gregg. Tom has written a Summer Mass especially for the occasion. Other musical selections were written by the American composer Charles Beach Hawley. A quick web search produced the following account of his career:

"In 1875 Mr. Hawley went to New York City to study voice with George James Webb, Rivarde and Federlein; and composition with Dudley Buck, Mosenthal and Rutenbar. After a year's work he became soloist at Calvary Episcopal Church and later assistant organist at St. Thomas'.

For twenty-five years, Mr. Hawley was a vocal instructor with studios in New York. For seventeen years he was solo bass and choir director at the Broadway Tabernacle and for ten years was a director of the Metropolitan College of Music. He was one of the charter members of the Mendelssohn Glee Club. For four years he was organist and choir-master of the Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church. Later he was organist of the West End Presbyterian Church.

All of his compositions were characterized by a charming simplicity coupled with melodic individuality -- in short, they were expressions of Mr. Hawley himself and like him will not be forgotten. "[Emily C. Hawley, Annals of Brookfield]

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:
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