Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
New Year's Eve at King's Chapel

Holy Communion | 5:30 PM | The Little Chapel

We greet the coming new year with this service of Word and Sacrament from the King's Chapel Book of Common Prayer

Potluck Dinner | 6:30 PM | The Parish House

A potluck dinner in the 2nd floor parlors of 64 Beacon Street. Advance reservations should be made by December 29 to gretchen@kings-chapel.org


First Night Concert |  9 PM | King's Chapel

Heinrich Christensen plays the C.B.Fisk organ.  Organ works by J.S. Bach. Free and open to the public.


Holiday Service Schedule

Please note that there will be no Morning Light service held on Sunday January 1. This service will resume, along with Church School and Nursery Care, beginning on January 8.  All are welcome to join us  at our Morning Prayer service at King's Chapel.
King's Chapel Tour Hours

Unsure what to do with your family and relatives for the rest of the week? The King's Chapel Freedom Trail Program is open daily during school vacation week! Come by the chapel between 10 AM and 4 PM through December 31 to share the history and beauty of King's Chapel with your friends and family. Our signature Bells & Bones tours will be offered at 11 AM1 PM2 PM, and 3 PM each day. Please visit the "History and Tours" section of our website or email faye@kings-chapel.org for more information. We hope to see you here!
Join us to Celebrate the Epiphany

The Rev. Shawn Fiedler will lead us in Morning Prayer on Sunday, January 8th, celebrating the Festival of the Epiphany. The Festival of the Epiphany observes the arrival of the Magi (also known as Wise Men) from the East to adore the Christ Child. On this day, we usher in the Epiphany Season, which lasts until Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten season.  Throughout the Season of Epiphany, we hear scripture lessons that tell of the miracles and teachings of Jesus. Through these stories, we learn how people have come to understand Jesus. 
Pre-Annual Meeting Hearing at King's Chapel
January 8 | 1 PM
 
The Pre-Annual Meeting Hearing will be held on January 8, 2017, at the Parish House for the purpose of asking questions, discussing agenda items, airing and resolving confusions or problems with matters which will come before the Annual Meeting. A light lunch will precede the Hearing.  The Hearing itself will start around 1:00 PM and end about 2:30 PM.
Martin Luther King Weekend and the Inauguration

Special Services:
Sunday, January 15 | 11 AM
Wednesday, January 18 | 6 PM

In light of the upcoming conclusion of Barack Obama's presidency, and the Inauguration of Donald Trump, our worship during the week of January 15-21 will give thanks for the legacy of Dr. King and President Obama, two of our country's most significant African American leaders.  Theirs is a remarkable achievement, in a country founded with slavery, whose economic engine has often run on the unpaid or underpaid work of those with least power.  As our nation swears in our President and his choice of leaders, we will pray for their wisdom, their commitment to the economic welfare of all, the end of civil and military strife, and the flourishing of all peoples across the world.
Theology on Tap at the Kinsale Pub Wednesday, January 18 | 7 PM

Believer. Non-believer. Confident. Curious. Join us for a lively discussion of big questions at a local pub or bar. Past topics have included: Sin, Who is Jesus?, The Trinity (or lack thereof!), Resurrection, What happens after death? Anyone 21 and over is welcome to join. On January 18th we will discuss "Church and State in President Trump's America". For more information, contact shawn@kings-chapel.org.
New Members Join the Church
January 22 | 11 AM

On Sunday, January 22 at Morning Prayer, new members to King's Chapel will join our church. If you are interested in becoming a member of King's Chapel, or simply have questions about what it entails, please speak with one of the ministers, or with Membership Committee Chair Cathy Price,   cmmp48@comcast.net.  We welcome all!
Concert Series: Composer's Lab
January 22 |  5 PM



Discover tomorrow's classics today!
 
A carefully curated program of exciting new choral music by living composers.
Includes new treatments of familiar tunes, and beloved poetry by Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, as well as the world premiere of Very Short Songs, set by Heinrich Christensen to the acerbic texts of Dorothy Parker. Composers include Stacy Garrop, Leslee Wood, Scott Anthony Shell, Ben Zucker, Shawn Kirchner, and local heroes Megan Henderson and Adam Jacob Simon.
 
The concert will be followed by a festive reception at the King's Chapel Parish House in recognition of a significant gift by former music committee chair Elizabeth Thomson with a view to fully funding the position of music director at King's Chapel in perpetuity.

Annual Meeting: Thanks to our Outgoing Warden Cliff Allen | January 29

On Sunday January 29, we will elect new wardens, thank outgoing Senior Warden Cliff Allen, and hear the annual Minister's Report to the congregation. We need a quorum of 50 members. Please plan to join us immediately following Morning Prayer, in the sanctuary.


In This Issue
Sunday Services
January 1
Holy Communion| 11 AM
New Year's Day
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • David Wheeler, Lector
  • Emily Bieber-Harris, Soloist
  • Anne Sexton and           Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • Cliff Allen, Usher in Charge
  • Cathy Price, Pam and Michael Bergeron,  Ushers
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 8
  • Old Testament:        
    Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
  • New Testament:  
    Revelations 21:1-6a
At the communion rail following the service, Bill Kuttner  will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
Wednesday Service
January 4
Holy Communion | 6 PM

Joy Fallon will Preach

  • Carol Sentenne, Verger
  • Carol Genovese, Hospitality
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, January 3
12:15 PM

Michelle Abadia, 
soprano & guitarist
Melodies for the New Year
Parish House Office Hours

The Parish House offices are closed during the week of December 26 - 30 in observance of the holidays so that office staff can spend time with families.  We look forward to seeing you in the new year!
From the Chancel Committee
Have you ever thought you would like to donate flowers for the Sunday Service but are unsure what one needs to do?

We would like to place flowers on the chancel table every Sunday of the year with the exception of the 6 week Lenten period.

Flowers can be donated for a variety of reasons. They can be in memory of a loved one who has died, in thanksgiving for a special occurrence, or in celebration of a new birth or anniversary. They may also be donated as living prayers and symbols for peace and hope.

Please confirm with Anne Sexton if you have a regular Sunday that you would like to continue. Anne can be reached at the following email:

Sign up for Hospitality
Interested in Membership?
Contributing to Between Sundays

Our  enewsletter is sent each Thursday afternoon.  Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at brad@kings-chapel.org  with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at noon!
Accessibility Assists

Our beautiful Georgian sanctuary designed by Peter Harrison and completed in 1754, has been lovingly maintained by the congregation since its completion. One of the box pews has been made wheel-chair accessible. Ushers are available to assist those who are wheelchair-bound to that pew.

A sound system has been installed in the sanctuary of The Chapel to amplify the sound during worship services. Hearing assistance devices are available for your use. Please see an Usher for assistance.