Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister


Today Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for these extraordinary things:
  • his powerful leadership;
  • his devotion to those belittled as "less than";
  • his ability rhetorically to open new vistas, changing hearts and minds; and
  • his astonishing, unwavering commitment to non-violence, even in the face of vicious violence against him.
But why in our shared civic life is he remembered for all these things today, with rare mention of his faith ?   Do we really think Dr. King would have been the person he was, and would have accomplished what he did, if he did not trust in the steadfast love of God, on whom he utterly relied? What scares America today about his faith?

On Sunday we'll hear and sing gospel songs, not as songs of a past political movement, but as songs of trust in a divine power among us, within us, around us, which enables mighty deeds of love, whenever we as a people connect with it. Do we dare believe that, and dare connect, in this time?

Why or why not?

As Jesus says to the curious folks in the scripture reading this week, "Come and see..."

Upcoming Events...

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. 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
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,  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.

Following the concert, you are invited to a
festive reception at the King's Chapel Parish House in recognition of a significant gift by former music committee chair Elizabeth Thomson.  This reception will allow us to recognize the good work of the music committee and will kick off a plan to fully fund 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.
Save the Dates | Annual Retreats: Learning to Pray | February 17-19

Not sure how to pray or what its benefits might be? That's true for many of us, both newcomers and long-timers in church. In the beauty and peace of the Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Rev. Fallon will offer examples of ways to pray that we will all get to try, including these: daily reflections on your moments of greatest joy and greatest sadness; prayer with scripture (thinking about which character you may be in the story); prayer while doing art or while singing; and wordless prayer while meditating or reflecting on an icon or object. Come to explore, for one session, or for Friday night through Sunday morning. To register or for questions, contact
From the Parish House

Boston Women's March | You are welcome to participate!

In response to great interest in the Boston Women's March on Saturday, January 21, King's Chapel will provide the service of hospitality by welcoming participating Members, women and men, who are coming with friends to gather for warmth and refreshment at the Parish House from 9:00am to 3:30pm.  The Parish House (1 st floor) will be a place to connect with friends coming into town ; use the bathrooms, warm up between the speeches and the actual March; and gather after the March.  There will also be a King's Chapel Banner for those interested in marching with other King's Chapel members. We hope you will join in and bring friends!

If you plan to march with King's Chapel, or gather at the Parish House with friends, for logistical purposes please R.S.V.P. to our Parish Administrator, Gretchen Horton  at or by calling 617-227-2155, ext. 108.  Let us know the number of your guests, women and men, and due to the space available on the 1 st floor, please limit attendance to your personal friends (not friends of friends).

In the words of the Boston Women's March for America :  
"We will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation-among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. 

We stand for religious freedom, human rights, climate justice, racial justice, economic justice and reproductive justice. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world, that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.  Ours is a peaceful, nonpartisan march ."

For more information and to register for the Women's March go to 

For more information or to help host our hospitality, contact Cynthia Perkins, or Betsy Peterson,

"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep"
~ Romans 12:15

We rejoice with Jamie Falzone and her husband Ryan Harrison, our Church School Director, because Jamie turned 30 yesterday!
This week our hearts are heavy as we share the losses suffered in our church family.

We mourn with our longtime member Harriet Hofheinz on the death this week of Bob Bradford.  Bob died peacefully in his sleep this week at their home in Cambridge. For many years, at every annual Thanksgiving Morning Service held at King's Chapel, Bob read eloquently from the Thanksgiving Proclamation written by his father, Governor Robert Fiske Bradford. The families of both Harriet and Bob have long been faithful members of King's Chapel: Governor Bradford served as our Senior Warden and Mrs. Bradford chaired our Music Committee for many years. We now join in prayers of  celebration for the life of Robert Hickling Bradford, and in our prayers for those who mourn, including Harriet, and Bob's children, Rebecca Bradford Roaf and Christopher Bradford. A memorial service will be held later this spring.

We also hold in prayer Meaghan Hamilton, Bernardo Aumond, and Gabriel Hamilton-Aumond, on the death of Meaghan's grandfather, and Gabriel's great-grandfather, Andrew Hamilton, last week in Milton. Meaghan shared with us that when the family and friends gathered for his wake and funeral service, she believes he would have enjoyed the send off he was given for his long life of caring, for his wife of 65 years, and for his many children, grandchildren and great children.

We also mourn with our choir member Heather Holland, for her mother's death in Missouri on New Year's Eve. Catherine Arrendale Sheets Holland was mother of Heather and mother-in-law of Patrick Wroge, and grandmother of Catherine and Alex.  A warm tribute to Catherine's life can be found at    We hold Heather, Patrick, Catherine and Alex in our prayers.

We also share this week the beautiful photograph of Denise Konicek's mother, who died in December.  
Denise is our choir member and the eldest of ten children. This photograph, taken about two years ago, captures for Denise the essence of her mother, Trudie Konicek.  We continue to hold in prayer Denise and all her family.

In This Issue
Sunday Services
January 15
Morning Light | 9 AM

Church School | 10:30 AM

Morning Prayer | 11 AM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Todd Lee, Lay Reader
  • Jessica Schmidt, Lector
  • Joei and Dan Perry, and Sudeep Agarwala, Soloists
  • Anne Sexton and           Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • Sylvia Soderberg,     Usher in Charge
  • Karen Dalton,               Jim Carroll, and          Cliff Allen, Ushers
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 40:1-11
  • Old Testament:        
    Isaiah 49:6-7
  • New Testament:  
    John 1:29-42
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of  Ralph Gordon Soderberg by Sylvia Soderberg and Amy and Mark Nichols.
At the communion rail following the service,  Todd Lee will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour,  hosted by Cathleen Price and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
Wednesday Service
January 18
Holy Communion | 6 PM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Joei Perry, Soloist
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
  • Cathleen Price, Hospitality
From the Bench:
By Heinrich Christensen

This Sunday, we follow our musical tradition of a smorgasbord of Spirituals. You will hear I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, and Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, as well as a very special Spiritual Gigue for the postlude. The congregation joins in Lift Every Voice and Sing, Guide My Feet,  and We Shall Overcome. 

Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, January 17
12:15 PM

Eric Huenneke  plays
the C.B. Fisk Organ
Music for MLK
From the Church School
Last week, we celebrated Epiphany and the significance of who Jesus is. 

This week, as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., we will use that revelation about Jesus to talk about all the different people that make up the Church.
The Godly Play group will look at the diverse group we have at Kings Chapel and the wider Church.  The Seekers group will read an abridged version of "On the Road" by Langston Hughes and discuss how the Church is more than just a building. 

For more information about the Church School, please contact Ryan at .
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:

Upcoming Meetings at King's Chapel

* Thursday, January 12 | 6PM        Parish Council

*Tuesday January 17 7:30 AM     Buildings and Grounds Comm.

* Thursday, January 19 | 6PM
   Community Action Comm.

*Sunday, January 29 | 12PM
 Annual Meeting
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  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.