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Why February 21 Matters - Special Message From the Community Action Committee

What happens on February 21 at King's Chapel matters because it could save lives and change ours.  The preacher is the Reverend Dr. William Schulz.  He is the former executive director of Amnesty International, the former president of the Unitarian Association, and the retiring CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.  "William Schulz...has done more than anyone in the American human rights movement to make human rights issues known in the United States (The New York Review of Books, 2002)."  Dr. Schulz's message is about the dire need for social justice throughout the world and the opportunity to make a difference that is within our reach, thanks to the work of the UUSC. To read about their efforts, click here!
Upcoming Events
Theology on Tap | Tonight 7PM

What is Evil? Is Evil the opposite of good or is evil the absence of good? Do we need evil to understand goodness? Did God create evil? Are humans intrinsically evil? Join us for Theology on Tap as we discuss "Evil: 101" No homework required. No previous knowledge needed. Curious and confident minds welcomed. Anyone 21 and over is welcome to join.  We will gather at The Kinsale located at 2 Center Plz, across from City Hall. R.S.V.P encouraged and appreciated
Community Action Sunday 
Luncheon  | February 21

On Community Action  Sunday, Dr. Schulz will deliver a sermon at Morning Prayer on "The Blessedness of Bodies" with readings from the Hebrew Scriptures (Job 7:1-9) and the Christian Scriptures (John 13:4-17).

A luncheon, prepared by the Community Action Committee and friends, will be offered at the Parish House immediately after the  11:00 AM Morning Prayer service.  This will allow time to talk with Dr. Schulz about his work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee throughout the world.

Please RSVP  to Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator, by  Thursday 2/18, if you plan to attend the luncheon, .
Annual Meeting - Please Come! Many Updates - Sunday Feb. 28 at 12:15 PM in the Church

Please make a special effort to attend our Annual Meeting on Sunday 2/28 at the church, immediately following the 11 AM Morning Prayer service.  We're blessed to be in a church where all members have a vote, we elect all our officers and committee chairs, and we receive many important updates, all gathered as one community. I have tried hard to encourage a climate of openness and transparency,  where all are welcomed.  Our treasurer will speak about our finances, you'll see the final budget proposed by the Vestry and vote on it, and we'll hear updates from the Wardens and others about key programs, from our building projects to the Freedom Trail, from new worship services to new staff hires to new members.
Concert Series, Music for Viola & Organ | February 28 5PM
Join us for a program that could be subtitled "Everything new is old again!" In spite of being written in the 20th and 21st centuries, these pieces borrow inspiration from previous generations. Friedrich Metzler and Robert Sirota both borrow Baroque chorales used by J.S. Bach for their sets of Variations and Partita. Paul Hindemith wrote his Trauermusik and premiered it the same night in a live radio broadcast after the death of George V in 1936, and also included a chorale favored by Bach, "Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit", better known in English-speaking countries as The Old 100th. Daniel Pinkham's Sonata da chiesa, or "church sonata" is modeled on sonatas from the 17th century. Only Leo Sowerby remains firmly rooted in the 20th century in his epic Poem for Viola and Organ.

Scott Woolweaver is Lecturer in Viola and Chamber Music at Tufts University and a very busy freelancer, both in the Boston area and around the world. He is familiar to King's Chapel audiences, having performed many times on our Concert Series dating back to the illustrious tenure of music director Daniel Pinkham.

Advance tickets now available online at a $5 discount: Purchase them here!
Lenten Study: Voices from the Gospel of Luke | 
Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Church, March 2, 9, 16. 
Includes a Light Supper

Have you ever wanted an overview of the whole life of Jesus - a summary, so you could get the gist?  Here's your opportunity.  On three Wednesdays, we will read the Gospel of Luke, the lectionary text that King's Chapel will be following throughout the year. We'll read from a simple play script written by a colleague of mine, using voices of men and women from Luke.  Participants can "read" a voice from the Gospel script, or just listen. Each reading will be followed by a discussion led by the Rev. Joy Fallon. No preparation is required; scripts will be provided. You may choose to worship at the 6 PM service beforehand, or not; all are welcome. We'll serve a light dinner of soup. 
SAVE THE DATE: Listening Over Lunch, Palm Sunday | March 20, 2016

What are your beliefs? Or what are your questions about beliefs, if you don't think you have any?  Every Sunday at Morning Prayer, the Reverend Fallon welcomes all, including doubters and skeptics. In that spirit of inclusion, the Adult Religious Education Committee invites all readers of "Between Sundays" and any other interested parties to the second in our series "Listening Over Lunch," immediately following the Palm Sunday service and Passion Play on March 20th. Join other churchgoers in an exploration of our diversities and commonalities over a light lunch at the Parish House. We will sit at small round tables, each with a discussion host and focus questions to help us begin. Rsvp not required but much appreciated. (Contact Gretchen Horton at
News from the Parish
The Front Door Is Open!

"O Lord, open thou our door!"

Great news! The scaffolding has come down and finishing touches are being applied to our newly restored Parish House front entrance!

Restoration of Parish House iron work and The Parsonage front entrance will continue.
We invite you to use our Beacon Street entrance again!
Welcome Chelsea!

We welcome Chelsea Turgeon as our new bookkeeper at King's Chapel. Chelsea comes to us with years of experience working with other churches and their finances.  Chelsea is engaged to Adam Dowd and they live in Carver with their three kittens.  "I am excited to be working at King's Chapel for a new experience.  It is a great environment to be working in."  Welcome Chelsea!
Help Decorate our Beautiful Sanctuary

The chancel committee is asking for help decorating the church for Easter  Sunday.
Decorating will take place on the Saturday
March 26th.  As Lent will be drawing to a close I can promise you hot chocolate, donuts, plus lots of  fun and laughter!  The time to gather will be sent out in an email as we get closer to the date. Please notify Gretchen Horton, Parish Administrator, if you can help.
Steaming Ocean, View of the Boston Waterfront from Sunday
In This Issue
Lent at King's Chapel,
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Wednesday, February 17, 6PM | Ash Wednesday

The Rev. Joy Fallon,  Preacher
  • Dan Perry, Soloist
  • Amy Meyer, Hospitality
Sunday, February 21, 9AM at The Little Chapel

Matt Weinstein,  Preacher
Sunday, February 21, 11AM | Second Sunday in Lent

The Rev. William Shulz,
  • Jim Carroll, Lector
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Usher in Charge
  • KC Dalton, Todd Lee, and Betsy Peterson, Ushers
  • Carolyn Conley-Das, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 27
  • Old Testament: Job 7: 1-9
  • New Testament: John 13: 4-17
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of Clyde Christie Russ by Carolyn Russ and Christie Russ Kellogg.

At the communion rail following the service,   Todd Lee 
 will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

 Volunteer to Host Coffee Hour!
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
Broad is the road that leads to death, And thousands walk together there; But wisdom shows a narrow path, With here and there a traveler.

As we embark on our journey through the wilderness together, the choir will sing William Duckworth's meditation on William Walker's tune Windham from the hymn collection Southern Harmony.

Our other Lenten theme will be based on Daniel Pinkham's collection Passion Music, commissioned in 1994 by the Ithaca School of Music. It consists of 4 Motets for Holy Week, each based on an ancient antiphon from the traditional Triduum services. This week you will hear In monte Oliveti (At the Mount of Olives). For each week, we will sing a Renaissance setting, this Sunday by Giovnanni Croce, as well as Pinkham's more modern treatment.

The organ prelude will be variations on the tune Heinlein: Forty Days and Forty Nights, written by Peter Lutkin, and for the postlude you will hear Bach's simple setting of Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort from his Neumeister collection.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, February 23, 12:15 PM

Ciaran Nagle, tenor
Tara Novak, violin
Scott Nicholas, piano
Irish Favorites
Second Sunday
Our "Second  Sunday" collection will be taken this  coming Sunday, Community Action Sunday.  All monies that are received, that are not designated for the Annual Appeal, are collected for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
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More News from
The Parish
Choir Member Sudeep Agarwala keeping warm before
the procession.
We Rejoice with those Who Rejoice

This week we celebrate grandbabies!  We hold in prayer all these precious families!
Cynthia and Dick Perkins are blessed with another grandson:
Leo Siciliano Hargrove, born to Roc and Molly Hargrove, February 10, 2016.  Roc, (who attended KC Sunday School about 20 years ago!), Molly, Leo, and their dog, Bonnie, live in Cambridge.  
Julie Hyde also welcomes a new granddaughter, born to her son Adam in Oregon. Archer Evelyn Hyde-Jones has a middle name in memory of our beloved former member, Lyn Danforth, sister to Julie, Nicholas, and Nina.

Last night marked the final meeting of the Parish Council that Carolyn Russ will serve as our Chair of Council. Carolyn has led the Council for the last four years, and ends her term due to the bylaw changes enacted by the Congregation during the time of the Rev. Dianne Arakawa, our Interim Minister.  The Bylaw Committee -- also chaired by Carolyn! -- made the decision to limit every Chairperson to two successive terms of two years each.  We are grateful to Carolyn for the many, many ways she has served our church so well - on the Vestry, Church School.....the list goes on and on. Carolyn and her husband Ted are now snowbirds spending some time at their new home in New Orleans, where they have recently been celebrating the season's festivities. We give great thanks for Carolyn's service. 
Ash Wednesday

Did you know that on Ash  Wednesday  the clergy, members, and friends of King's Chapel stood at the corner of Tremont and School Streets to offer the imposition of ashes to those who passed by? Throughout the day we interacted with nearly 400 persons. Each interaction was profound and sacred. We encountered those who had been rejected from the religious traditions of their youth and those who have never missed a  Sunday  service. We gave ashes to those with cancer diagnoses and those simply curious about this Christian tradition. We offered ashes to the housed and to the homeless. We gave ashes to delivery truck drivers, commuters in their cars, and Engine #4 of the Boston Fire Department. It was a profound, curious, and holy experience. Thank you to those who braved the cold and volunteered: Stephen Courtney, Medb Sichko, Amy Meyer, Steve Aucella, and Matt Weinstein. 

Upcoming Meetings
Vestry Meeting -
Tuesday, February 23 at 6 PM

Vestry Meeting -
Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 PM

Adult Religious Education Meeting-
Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM
King's Chapel Needs Your Help!

After our Morning Light service, we offer refreshments and coffee as we catch up with each other about the past week's events. We need volunteers to help supply the refreshments (the Parish House will supply the coffee). There is a sign up sheet available every Sunday after the service. The Morning Light service needs readers and offering collectors! Next to the refreshment sign up sheet, there is another sheet for children, youth, and adults who would like to volunteer to read the passage for the service and/or collect the offering. If you would like to sign up in advance of Sunday morning, send an email to
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.
Contributing to Between Sundays

Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Simon at with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at Noon!