Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week while we are Physically Closed but Spiritually Open.
Spotlight On: 

Bach Concert
In recent years, there has been a plethora of birthday festivities in the form of concerts around J.S. Bach's birthday on March 21. This year, his 336th happens to fall on a Sunday, and since live performances still aren't possible, Heinrich will offer a virtual organ recital which will premiere on King's Chapel YouTube channel at 5:00 PM. The program runs about 45 minutes and will be followed by a Bacchanal (please bring/peel your own grapes!) on Zoom, please register here.

The works featured are Sonata 1 in E Flat Major, Chorale Partita on Sei gegrüßet, and the Concerto in d minor which Bach transcribed for organ from Vivald's original for two violins. As the program goes along, Heinrich will offer program notes piecemeal in the YouTube chat. We know some of our audience has had trouble finding the chat in the past, likely explanations might be that you are viewing the video full screen so there is no room for the chat(ter)box, or that YouTube wants you to sign in so you can comment. It all seems to depend on what device/platform you are using to watch the video. 

If you are busy on the 21st, never fear, the recital will remain available to view even after the premiere.
From the Minister

My Dear Friends--
As we approach the fifth and final Sunday of Lent, its purple seems more appropriate than ever. For in addition to repentance and solemnity, purple is also the color of mourning. This week we mourn the passing of Pam Bergeron, a beloved member of our King's Chapel community. We hold in our prayers her husband, Mike, whom she married here at King's Chapel, and her daughter Caroline, who grew up in our Church School. We also mourn the deaths of the eight people killed in the Atlanta spa shootings this week, six of them women of Asian descent. We travel the way to Calvary with a sorrow born of fresh loss, in our church and in our world.
In this darkness before the dawn of Easter, God speaks to us again of covenant and love--of writing Godself in our very hearts. I am reminded of Joanna Macy's words as found in our Lenten Guide for this week: "We must be alive to our world, even when its suffering breaks our heart. Because when the heart breaks, it can break open." Would that God's love and mercy find a home in our broken hearts.
In faith and love,
News and Announcements

History Talk TONIGHT!| Henry Caner's King's Chapel: Loyalism & Evacuation in Revolutionary Boston | Thursday, March 18  at 5:30 PM
In his nearly 30 years as Minister of King's Chapel, the Reverend Henry Caner presided over the chapel during a critical era of the church's history. Little did he know, however, that his tenure would end abruptly amidst the American Revolution and pave the way for religious revolution within the church. In observance of Evacuation Day on March 17, this program will discuss narratives of King's Chapel members who fled Boston as Loyalist refugees in March 1776. Join History Program Director Faye Charpentier to learn more about what this historic event meant for members of this church community and for a special look at the life, legacy, career, and controversies of King's Chapel's last Anglican minister, Rev. Henry Caner. 

This program is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. Please register in advance here.
Lenten Journey Fellowship Hour, Fridays at 5:00 PM during Lent

Tomorrow, March 19th, please join us at 5:00 PM for our fourth fellowship gathering. The theme for this week is The Great Reset and the hosts will be Julie Hyde and Betsy Peterson. You can find a rich set of scripture, prayer, readings, and more in your Lenten 2021 booklet (available online  here.) Please register in advance here.

Our fifth and final fellowship gathering happens next Friday, March 26th at 5:00 PM. The theme will be Faithful Citizenship: "In this last week, we contemplate how to live with greater integrity and character in an unpredictable and often unjust world that is offering us an evolutionary moment. How do we overcome our culture of excessive materialism and individualism and embrace our duty to the human community and planet as an essential part of faithful citizenship?" You can register in advance here.
Conversations with Carl Scovel | Monday, March 22  at 5:30 PM

The Reverend Carl Scovel has just published his latest book, I Do: Quotes on Marriage from the Married, the Unmarried, and Me.  Carl, Minister Emeritus of King's Chapel,  has presided at more than 600 weddings, and once remarked that his own marriage of more than sixty years had been a sequence of different marriages.

This virtual program is offered by our Adult Religious Education committee in collaboration with Beacon Hill Village's Conversations With... series. Registration required online in advance here or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the Zoom invitation information in advance of the program. Free and open to the public. 
Green Living Tip from the Environmental Action Initiative 

The carbon footprint of U.S. food waste is greater than that of the airline industry. Buy only what you plan to use. Cook what you already have in the fridge. Compost. More info and tips.
Post-Easter Staff Schedule

The offices will be closed the week following Easter, and all staff will be taking a much-needed vacation break. If a pastoral emergency arises, you may contact Joy.  For any other emergency you may contact Gretchen
Changes and postponements for the week include:
There will be NO Coffee with the Clergy held on Thursday April 8.
There will be NO Morning Prayer service on Sunday April 11.  Anyone wishing for a service that morning is welcome to the Morning Light service via Zoom
Joy will be out of office through April 18. 

Thank you for your understanding!
Sandwiches for Common Cathedral: Sandwich Makers Needed for April 4th!

On April 4th, Easter Sunday, we will have the great honor of providing the Easter luncheon for our unhoused neighbors at common cathedral.  We still need one more sandwich maker in order to be able to deliver on this important day!  To sign up to help, please e-mail Carol Genovese.  All supplies are provided, instructions and COVID precautions will be explained upon signup. 
In This Issue
Sunday Services 
Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 21, Morning Light | 9 AM on Zoom
  • The Rev. Joy Fallon, Senior Minister
  • David Waters, Minister for Education and Membership
  • Skip Lewan, Piano
  • Rita Horgan, Lector
March 21, Morning Prayer |  11 AM on YouTube
  • The Rev. Joy Fallon, Senior Minister
  • David Waters, Minister for Education and Membership
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Levina Wong, Cliff Allen and Sylvia Soderberg, Lay Readers
  • Amy Meyer and David Wheeler, Lectors
Scriptures: Jeremiah 31:31-34 & John 12: 20-26
Did you miss last Sunday's service?  If so, click HERE to watch the sermon.
From the Bench
In honor of J.S. Bach's 336th birthday (and of course to get you all warmed up for the organ recital in the afternoon), we will have a spot of Bach for Morning Prayer this Sunday. Soloists Emily Bieber-Harris and Alison LaRosa will offer a duet from Cantata 78, playing the roles of two eager servants/disciples ready to rush off and follow Jesus, echoing David's sermon.
Prelude and postlude are also by Bach. Throughout the service, the choir appears in various quartets this week, as the entire gang is already hard at work recording music for our Easter service which will be chock full of music!
Upcoming on Zoom

Morning Light Worship Service 
Sunday, March 21 | 9:00 AM 

Happy Birthday, J.S. Bach! Virtual Organ Concert
Sunday, March 21 | 5:00 PM 
 Watch the premiere here.

Beacon Hill Village: Conversation with Carl Scovel 
Monday, March 22 | 5:30 PM

Bible Study
Wed., March 24 | 6:00 PM

Coffee with Clergy
Thursday, March 25 | 10:00 AM
New Online History Exhibit
Giving to King's Chapel

Please consider a stewardship offering in a spirit of thanksgiving to help us through this challenging time.  Every single gift in any amount is equally valued and helps enormously.

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Prayer Circle 

The King's Chapel Prayer Circle, led by Cynthia Perkins, stands ready to pray for any who request it, in complete confidence.  

To request prayers, contact one of the clergy: Joy or David
or Cynthia Perkins:  [email protected]
Internet Fraud - Protect Yourself

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, churches across the nation have seen a steep rise in incidents of internet fraud and scams, especially using ministers' names and targeting church members. Please watch out for these. I promise, we will never ask you to send us gift cards.  We will never ask for your personal identifying information or bank account info.  If we ever purport to say that we can't be reached by phone, be suspicious. Click the link below for more information on how to protect yourself and your family from internet crime. 
Contributing to Between Sundays

Our e-newsletter is sent each Thursday afternoon.  Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Communications Coordinator Jennifer Roesch with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at 5 PM.
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