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Heinrich Christensen to Give Organ Recital
On  Friday, January 29th at 8PM, Heinrich Christensen will perform works by composers Graham Gordon Ramsay and Robert Sirota. 

The recital will be offered at Saint Cecilia Parish Church at 18 Belvedere Street. Admission is free.
Graham Gordon Ramsay and Robert Sirota first met during the summer of 1980, when Ramsay, a 17-year-old who had just completed high school, attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts. Sirota, then 30, was leading the fledgling composition program, then only in its second year. At a time when Ramsay was just beginning to get his footing as a musician and acquiring an identity as a composer, Sirota provided vital instruction and mentorship. Following that Tanglewood summer, Ramsay enrolled at Boston University, and continued his studies with Sirota in his first college year.

After their time at BU, Sirota and Ramsay lost touch for nearly three decades. Then in June 2013, Heinrich Christensen, who had been assigned to premiere a new Sirota composition commissioned for the American Guild of Organist's national convention in Boston, arranged a reunion between the two composers. Christensen and Ramsay had been collaborators on several musical projects, and Christensen had often heard Ramsay speak fondly of his time studying with Sirota.

This concert is the byproduct of that happy reunion. A recital by Christensen featuring Sirota and Ramsay compositions seemed inevitable; indeed, two of the works on tonight's program were written specifically for Christensen, including a world premiere of Sirota's Chorale Variations on Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten. The program presents works by two composers who began as teacher and student and have evolved into collaborative colleagues-a rare leap in the musical world. In a way, this concert is a map of the composers' relationship, tracing common musical influences, aesthetic sensibilities, and philosophies. For more information about the musicians, click here!
From the Minister

Remember when candidate Barack Obama's minister was seen on YouTube shouting, in a sermon, "God bless America? No, I say, God damn America!"  The outrage many Americans felt may be like the fury the people of Nazareth felt, when Jesus preached his debut sermon there. Jesus implies to the people of his hometown that God has favored their enemies - helped them, instead of the Hebrews. If we hear suggestions that God might "damn" us for our injustices, or shower love on a military enemy  - how do we react?  And where do the familiar words from First Corinthians 13 fit in:  "Love is patient, love is kind.  Love is not jealous or boastful or arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way.... Love rejoices in the right, not in the wrong..." 
The lessons appointed for Sunday seem timely for this electoral season. They're timely for ordinary tough times, too.
Upcoming Events
It's time for another Mosaic! | January 31

Once again, the very talented Emanuel Genovese, the Mosaic Maestro, will be guiding our children as they create another masterpiece to add to the Little Chapel in the Parish House. Our first session will be  Sunday, January 31st at 10AM !
Mardi Gras Party
/Talent Show at the Parsonage | Friday, February 5, 7 PM

Please join Joy and Bob for a Mardi Gras party at the Parsonage, 63 Beacon St., Boston.  They will provide drinks and dessert, and ask for you to bring the entertainment!  Two years ago, at the first party, members and friends of King's Chapel sang, read written projects, gave history presentations, danced or just watched and applauded.  What talent would you like to share? Come one and all, for a fun evening on a cold February night.  Performers, please send an email to our parish administrator, Gretchen Horton so we can plan the lineup: g .   RSVPs for those planning to attend but not perform are helpful, although not required.

Shrove Pancake Breakfast | Save the Date, February 7 10AM

Who can say No to the aroma of pancakes and waffles wafting through the Parish House on a cold February Sunday morning? We welcome you to stop by the Parish House at  10AM  for a savory breakfast treat before attending the  11AM  Morning Prayer at King's Chapel. Your pancake and waffle options include blueberries, chocolate chips, and cinnamon and brown sugar. Your chefs and servers will be none other than the Church School Staff and participants.
Ash Wednesday | February 10

Lent begins on Ash  Wednesday, February 10 . Lent is the forty day season of preparation for Easter. Services of Prayer and Imposition of Ashes will be held at  12:15PM and 6PM . Clergy will be available all day at the church for the imposition of ashes and prayer. 
Coffee with the Clergy | February 14

Curious about King's Chapel? Got questions? Are you a new friend or a familiar face? The clergy of King's Chapel will be available for casual conversation and coffee on February 14th at 10AM in the Vestry of the church (located behind the pulpit). All are welcome. 
Guest Preacher | Sunday, February 21

King's Chapel will have the honor of welcoming William F. "Bill" Schulz, D.D as our guest preacher on Sunday, February 21. Bill is currently the President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

William F. "Bill" Schulz (born 1949) was the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) from 1985 to 1993 and the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA from March 1994 to 2006. He is currently the president and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.  He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1985 to 1993.  He is married to the Rev. Beth Graham, who is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.  To learn more about him and the UUSC, click here!
Luncheon On Community Action  Sunday | February 21

A luncheon at the Parish House will be served by the Social Action Committee, following the Morning Prayer service with Rev. Dr. William Schulz.  If you plan to attend the luncheon, please RSVP to Parish Administrator Gretchen Horton:
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. 
New Member Profiles
Joei Marshall Perry

In addition to being a member of the King's Chapel Choir, Joei Marshall Perry is the proud, often exhausted mother of 20-month-old twin boys and happily married to fellow King's Chapel Choir baritone, Daniel Perry. Joei grew up in Tennessee and moved to the Boston area to attend Harvard College where she earned her B.S. in Psychology. She latter attended Longy School of Music (Masters of Music in Opera Performance Program) and has enjoyed singing with several different local groups/companies over the years. Joe is also a Human Resources Professional, currently on hiatus while raising her children full time. Joei is extremely grateful to the King's Chapel community for all their support and is excited to become an official member! 

Dean Lynch

Dean Lynch lives in Milton, Massachusetts. Dean is married and has three wonderful children. He is retired from working in Culinary Arts, but does not stray too far from trying new things in the kitchen.
In This Issue
Wednesday, January 27, 6PM

The Rev. Joy Fallon,  Preacher
  • Mindy Hinkel, Soloist
  • Amy Meyer, Hospitality
Sunday, January 31, 9AM at The Little Chapel

The Rev. Joy Fallon,
Sunday, January 31, 11AM

The Rev. Joy Fallon,
  • Karen Dalton, Lector 
  • Todd Lee, Lay Reader
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  • Marie Wells, Betsy Peterson, and Cliff Allen, Ushers
  • Carolyn Conley-Das, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 71: 1-6
  • Old Testament: Jeremiah 1: 4-10
  • New Testament: Luke 4:21-30
The flowers on the communion table are given by Anne and Peter Sexton in loving memory of their parents, Molly and William Barthorpe, Donald and Teresa Sexton and Anne's sister Sheila Elizabeth Barthorpe.

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

After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, 
hosted by Anne Sexton and friends of the hospitality committee.
 Volunteer to Host Coffee Hour!
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
This Sunday, the Prelude will be Robert Sirota's new Chorale Variations on If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee, which will hopefully inspire you to a rousing singing of that tune for the opening hymn.

The choir will close out our African theme month with a traditional South African song, Sithi Jabula. You will also hear Ola Gjeilo's beautiful setting of Ubi Caritas(Where there is charity and love), echoing our epistle from First Corinthians. And finally John Amner's Sing, O Heavens from Isaiah 49.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, February 2, 12:15 PM

Deirdre Viau, flute
Ken Allen, viola
Works by C.P.E. Bach, Kurtág, Hoffmeister
Interested in Membership?
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News from
The Parish House
We Rejoice with those Who Rejoice

You were probably wondering where our beautiful verger, Carolyn, was last weekend and why she wasn't at Morning Prayer..... she got married!  
Congratulations to Carolyn Conley on her marriage to Anik Das on Friday January 22 at City Hall.  They then spent their weekend, celebrating five years together, in New Hampshire. Congratulations Carolyn and Anik Conley-Das!
Anne and Peter Sexton celebrate the birth of another grandchild this month in New York City:  Welcome Sebastian!
Did You Know?

Did you know that in addition to their handsome faces and considerable spreadsheet acumen, Senior Warden Cliff Allen and incoming Junior Warden Miguel Gomez-Ibanez have mad practical skills too? You may have noticed that over the last few years, we have been missing quite a few of our nifty locking mechanisms on the box pews. Well, Miguel crafted a whole box of replicas in his wooden workshop, and Cliff brought out his screwdriver (and a toothpick or two to fill in the gaps) and we are once again well equipped to keep you securely locked in your pew!
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
Forgotten, yet Found

Over the weekend at the Annual Hearing, someone left their hat and scarf at the Parish House. If these are your items, please contact Administrative Assistant Simon Pilecki ( to collect them. They can be taken to the Church for easy pickup during Morning Prayer.
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. 
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 12 PM!