Between Sundays
Keeping the Parish Community Connected
Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Worship With Us | Sunday, April 3
Scripture Readings: Psalm 126
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 15: 7-11, Gospel: John 12: 1-18
Morning Light with Holy Communion Worship 9:00 AM
In person at 64 Beacon Street. Doors open at 8:45 AM. Masks are required. Virtual on Zoom at 9:00 AM.
Morning Prayer with Holy Communion Worship 11:00 AM
In-person at 58 Tremont Street and live-streamed. Doors open at 10:30 AM. Masks and proof of vaccination required (for those eligible).
From the Minister
Sometimes the deepest things can’t be expressed with ordinary language. So we taste and savor food and drink around a table. We smell salt-drenched air or look unto the mountains. We craft a thing of beauty or play music capturing our mood. At church, when common words can’t express the deepest things, the architecture absorbs us into peace, we open hands for the ancient rite of communion, and on All Saints and All Souls Sunday, we solemnly light candles of memory for beloveds gone on before us. Their many candle lights flicker in the chancel. Click here to continue reading.
From the Bench

The César Franck bicentennial continues this week with his lyrical Prélude, Fugue et Variation. The choir will sing some more beautiful and sad Lenten music by Flemish composer Roland de Lassus (also known by his Italian name Orlando di Lasso), Thomas Morley, and the haunting Behold the Man (Ecce homo) by American composer John David Earnest. 
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At the Ukrainian Border: Contributions are Crossing the Border

Ten days ago, the Providence Charity Organization/Gondviselés Segélyszervezet transported supplies to Transcarpathia (southwest Ukraine), home to 160,000 minority Hungarians. The shipment consisted of nonperishable foods and other items for internally displaced Ukrainians (cots, mattresses, sleeping bags, flashlights, light bulbs, hotplates, etc.). The delivery from Transylvania took place at the border crossing point of Beregsurány in eastern Hungary. The supplies, which cost $13,200, were made possible by donors in the Transylvania and the U.S.  We are pleased to report that contributions from King’s Chapel have reached $5,100, with the second installment on its way to help the Ukrainians. Read more HERE.

Happening Tonight!
Reflections on Pilgrimage: Walking the Historic Camino de Santiago
Tonight! Thursday, March 31, 5:00-6:00 PM by Zoom.

Learn from Emma Healy, who has walked different portions of the ancient Way of St. James in Spain, on multiple occasions. What drew her and keeps her returning? Register HERE.
Parish News
From the Music Committee

Heinrich is back at the Boston Symphony this week, playing in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you go, don’t blink or you might miss the 14 measures of organ in the final movement!

Final Concert of 2021-22 Season

On March 27, Maestro Heinrich Christensen and the King’s Chapel choir presented “Double Your Fun!” as the last concert of this season’s Concert Series. Heinrich created a glorious program of works written expressly for double choir, spanning the centuries from Victoria’s Laudate Dominum to Vaughn Williams’ sumptuous Mass in g minor. This program permitted social distancing for the singers, as well as beautiful antiphonal and stereophonic sounds for the listener, with choristers arrayed on both sides of the gallery. Read more HERE.
From the Memorial Project Committee
Fourth Congregational Meeting | April 21, 5:30-7 PM | via Zoom

Thank you to the many of you who participated in the three congregational meetings to discuss our physical Memorial Project, over the course of the last six weeks (February 16, March 9 and March 23). There is great power and substantial learning when we come together as a community to discuss and learn from each other. We’re gratified by the turnout and level of engagement! Read more HERE.
From the Community Action Committee
Sandwiches and worship with common cathedral, April 3rd

All are invited to to join at common cathedral's worship service at 12:15 PM, this Sunday on Boston Common. Our mission is to build relationship between housed and unhoused communities by sharing in their worship service as fellow seekers and neighbors. Please e-mail Tim to sign up for the outdoor worship service.

Save the Date: Promoting Peace and Focusing on Self Using the Principles of Peace, April 25th 5:00-6:00 PM via Zoom. Read more HERE.

Matching Donations! Join our Mother’s Day Peace Walk King's Chapel Team!
The Mother's Day Walk for Peace will take place May 8th. . Join us! Donate now and/or sign up to be a walker as part of our King's Chapel Team. If our team receives $2500 or more in donations before April 30, the CAC will match the first $2500 raised! Can you help us meet our goal?
From the Environmental Action Initiative
Conversation with Bill Wilson, Monday April 4 | 5:30 PM

Bill Wilson is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Birds & Beans coffee. With the help of others, he launched the company in 2008 to save the Smithsonian ‘Bird Friendly®’ shade grown coffee certification—and to help birds, tropical forest, local rural economies, and the Earth. Bill gave a wonderful talk for Kings Chapel’s Environmental Action Initiative last April, and will be giving his program again for Beacon Hill Village. Zoom registration required online in advance here or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. (You can also access the KC recording here).

Next in our Zoom Conversations Series
“Indoor Air Pollution from Gas Stoves” | Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 – 8:15 PM | Please note unusual start time
Gas stoves and ranges have been heavily marketed by the fossil fuel industry, and many consumers hold onto the notion that “cooking with gas” is superior. But studies show that gas flames emit toxic pollutants indoors. Find out about the health impacts of indoor gas pollution and learn about cleaner options with health researcher and author Andee Krasner, MPH, from Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. Then, learn about a great alternative to gas appliances with an induction cooktop demonstration. Register for the talk here.

The King’s Chapel Environmental Action Initiative for Earth Day will be returning to Herter Park again this year to volunteer in the twenty-third annual Charles River Cleanup on Saturday April 23, 10-12. For more information, please contact Julie Hyde .
Lent at King's Chapel
Holy Week Services

April 10, Palm Sunday: 9 AM and 11 AM
April 14, Maundy Thursday: 6 PM
April 15, Good Friday: 12:15 PM
April 15, Good Friday Tenebrae: 8 PM
April 16, Holy Saturday Vigil, 8 PM
April 17, Easter Sunday, 9 and 11 AM

Finally, after two years of offering virtual services only, we are thrilled that we will be able to gather for our annual Holy Week Services. We hope that you will be able to join us in-person, or online.
Pilgrimage Through Lent: The 40 Day Journey with Howard Thurman
This Lent, using 40-Day Journey with Howard Thurman as our guide, we’ll reflect on short excerpts of Thurman’s work, as well as suggestions for meditation, prayer, or journaling. Read on your own and/or join the conversation with our clergy. Mondays during Lent, March 7 – April 11, 5:00-6:00 PM via Zoom. Register here. For more details about week five, click here.
Lent is the season when we prepare for Easter, often by simplifying our lives, renewing our spiritual practice, or adding a new practice.

This Lent, King’s Chapel has added a new spiritual practice: a litany of remembrance for the 219 men, women, and children identified to date who were enslaved by King’s Chapel ministers, wardens and pew holders. This last Sunday, we will read the final names of the people enslaved, lighting a candle in honor of each. As we journey with Jesus to the cross, we remember their lives. They will not be forgotten.
Contributing for Easter Flowers

If you'd like to contribute flowers for the Easter service as a memorial to a loved one, please fill out our online form . Payment can be made online using the link in the form, or a check can be sent to the Parish House at 64 Beacon St. 
History Program News
History Program New Hours
Our expanded hours have started! Beginning tomorrow, April 1, we will be open from 10 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday - Saturday. Tours can be scheduled in advance, or at the door.
April is Poetry and Literature Month

In April we highlight poetry and literature for National Poetry Month, with a special focus on the pews, tombs, lives, and writings of King’s Chapel’s many “literary lights”. Plus some surprising chapel connections to literature, and creative opportunities for visitors, too. The online exhibit Literary King’s Chapel is HERE
Upcoming Parish Events
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, April 5 at 12:15 PM, In person and live-streamed on our website and Youtube

Next week’s Tuesday Recital is the next in violist Peter Sulski’s multi-recital cycle of works by Bach and Telemann. 
Weekly Thursday Coffee
Thursdays at 10:00 AM on Zoom

Bring your cup of coffee or tea and join other King's Chapel folks for an informal conversation by Zoom every Thursday morning. Drop in for any part of the hour. Register here to join.
Weekly Bible Study
Wednesday at 6:15 April 6 on Zoom

Please note that we are back to our regularly scheduled Wednesdays. Contact Tim ( to join.
Support King's Chapel
Please consider a stewardship offering as together we build King’s Chapel’s beloved community. Your support is greatly appreciated; please click below to make a gift today! 
Prayer Circle
The King's Chapel Prayer Circle is a group of individuals including our ministers, who offer prayers for any who request it, and always in complete confidence. The group is facilitated by Cynthia Perkins. To request prayers please contact Joy ( or Cynthia, (
In the love of truth, and the spirit of Jesus Christ,
we unite for the worship of God
​and the service of all​.