Keeping King's Chapel's members, friends, and subscribed visitors connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister
I have been disheartened by recent reports and findings regarding income inequality in Boston. In January, WBUR reported on income inequality and just last week the Boston Globe reported on income segregation. These findings are both heartbreaking and disturbing.

In this week's New Testament reading, Jesus responds to disciples who are angry over the use of expensive perfume. His disciple Judas claims the perfume could have been sold to raise money for the poor. Jesus says "You always have the poor with you...". 

I'm not sure about you, but this is one of the sayings of Jesus that makes my heart skip a beat and my stomach churn.  People love to quote this scripture.  Leaders love to quote this scripture.  Since these words were first penned to paper, religious and political leaders have been invoking them whenever pressed with issues of poverty. Did Jesus really mean to say that? Did he really mean to give us a free pass with our guilt and action? Did Jesus want us to read these articles about growing income disparity and shrug our shoulders? I don't think so.  

Spotlight On
Easter Flower Dedications

Every year for Easter, our sanctuary is beautifully decorated with tulips, daffodils, hydrangeas and other exuberant signs of spring.  After the cold winter, this is certainly something to look forward to!  We rely on dedications from members and friends of King's Chapel to fund the decoration of the church.  

If you would like to contribute flowers for the Easter Service as a memorial to a loved one, please send to the Parish House:

1) the name of individuals you wish to honor or remember
2) your name, address, phone number and email
3) a check ($50/ per Easter Memorial Plant) with "Easter Flowers" in the memo line
4) Whether you would like to pick these up immediately after the service or take to a shut-in.

ATTN: Parish Administrator
King's Chapel Parish House
64 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02108

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.

Anne Sexton  

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday
March 20
11AM at King's Chapel

We mark Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem with palm branches and procession, but our shouts of acclamation take a sharp turn as we read aloud the Passion of Jesus Christ.

Maundy Thursday
March 24
6PM at King's Chapel

A service of Foot Washing and Holy Communion to commemorate the Last Supper.

Good Friday | Noon Prayer
March 25
12:15 PM at King's Chapel

The most somber day in the Christian calendar is marked with prayer, silence, and the reading of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

Good Friday | Tenebrae
March 25
8PM at King's Chapel

We greet the setting sun with this service of shadows, readings, and music by members of the King's Chapel Choir. The word tenebrae, meaning "darkness," refers to the darkening of the sky at the time of the crucifixion, and to the darkening of the church during the course of this service.

The Great Easter Vigil
March 26
8PM at King's Chapel

This service of light features readings, renewal of baptismal vows, and Holy Communion as we keep vigil and await the empty tomb of Easter. The music is based on the Orthodox Liturgy and is sung by King's Chapel Choir.

Easter Sunday
March 27
11AM at King's Chapel

With triumphal music and gladness, we greet the empty tomb and give God great thanksgiving for the hope broug
ht to us through the mystery of the resurrection.
Upcoming Events
Lenten Study: Voices from the Gospel of Luke | 
Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Church, March 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 this Wednesday and the following, 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. 
Daylight Savings Time!

Don't forget to set your clock AHEAD one hour  on Sunday  morning!
Coffee with the Clergy | March 13

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  March 13th at 10AM  in the Vestry of the church (located behind the pulpit). All are welcome. 
Listening Over Lunch, Palm Sunday | March 20, 2016 | Immediately after the Palm Sunday Service

The other day in a conversation about King's Chapel's program "Listening Over Lunch," Amy Meyer commented that Justice Antonin Scalia's recent death was a compelling reminder of the beauty of thoughtful discourse. "Despite major ideological and religious differences, Justices Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsberg were dear friends, 'buddies,' as Ginsberg said in her eulogy. He was a strict Conservative and a devout Roman Catholic; she's a Jewish Liberal." We hope to emulate that style of friendly conversation at our second "Listening over Lunch." We at King's Chapel are blessed with many good thinkers and much mutual respect... how better to deepen our faith and fellowship than talking seriously with each other about the big issues? Our second Listening over Lunch will give us another chance to learn from each other as we explore our own beliefs and uncertainties in small round table group discussions over a simple lunch.

-Medb Sichko

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 you 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

SAVE THE DATE: King's Chapel Concert Series: Mozart Mini Marathon | Sunday, April 17

The King's Chapel Choir, soloists, and chamber orchestra, conducted by Heinrich Christensen, present Mozart's Missa Brevis in B Flat Major, KV 275, and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, KV 339.
Doors open at 4:30pm, open seating. Validated discount parking is available at One Beacon Garage, across the street from the chapel. Tickets are on sale now, click here to purchase!
New Members Class & Brunch

Those interested in learning more about membership at King's Chapel are invited to a New Members Class on April 21st at 6:30PM at the Parish House. This class provides a brief history of the church, explores our diversity of beliefs, and explains how we govern ourselves. Dinner will be provided. This class is open to those considering membership and to those who are curious about King's Chapel.

A light brunch will follow Morning Prayer on April 24th at the Parish House for those interested in joining King's Chapel. We will be joined by committee chairs and vestry members. To RSVP for the class and/or brunch, contact Gretchen Horton at
Lecture Series on Unitarianism - History and Where We Go, April and May

The Rev. Stephen Kendrick, of First Church Boston, will give this Spring's three Minns lectures on the Wednesday evenings of April 27, May 4 and May 11, at his church. The topic is Unitarian Universalist life - past, present, and future. For more information, and to sign up, go to the Minns Lectures website: . Dinners will be provided at 6 pm, and the lectures will begin at about 7:15 PM, at First Church.
20th Annual Walk for Peace

King's Chapel will again participate in the Annual Walk for Peace this year on SundayMay 8th, beginning at 7:00 AMLast year we had 17 walkers; we hope we can increase that number this year. This event sees thousands come together to support the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, an organization which works to help comfort families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss. They also teach a peace curriculum to children and teenagers. More information forthcoming. Contact Carol Genovese with any questions,

News from the Parish
Hearing Your Thoughts | Community Action Committee

The Community Action Committee is currently gathering information regarding increasing our involvement in creating a better city, and a better world. We would like input from the congregation as to where your interests lie. Please let me know what issues you would like to see addressed. What do you think are the most important problems facing our city/world? Do you currently do volunteer work? If yes, where? What type of issues would you like to be involved in? Please send your thoughts, suggestions and comments to

Thank You,
Judy Luca, CAC Chair

In This Issue
Wednesday, March 9, 6PM

The Rev. Joy Fallon,  Preacher
  • Joei Perry, Soloist
  • Maureen Bitler, Hospitality
Sunday, March 13, 9AM at The Little Chapel

The Rev. Shawn Fiedler,  Preacher
Sunday, March 13, 11AM | Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Shawn Fiedler,
  • Cathy Price, Lector
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  • Gregg Sorensen, Julie Hyde, and David Wheeler, Ushers
  • Simon Pilecki, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 126
  • Old Testament: Isaiah 43: 16-21
  • New Testament: John 12: 1-8
The flowers on the communion table are given by Anne and Peter Sexton, in celebration of the birth of their grandson Sébastien.

After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, 
hosted by Julie Hyde and friends of the hospitality committee.
At the communion rail following the service, Jim Power  
will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

 Volunteer to Host Coffee Hour!
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
This Sunday, the choir concludes our series of Pinkham's Passion Music with the motet Vinea mea electa (O my chosen vine). It will be complemented by settings of the same text by Italian Renaissance composer Viadana, and French 20th century modern Francis Poulenc.

The prelude represents the North German organ school with the Praeludium in e by Nikolaus Bruhns, and for the postlude you will hear another Lenten meditative wilderness piece by Anna Laura Page, Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, March 15, 12:15 PM

Bryan Dunnewald plays the C.B. Fisk Organ
Bach, Buxtehude, Dupré
Second Sunday, This Sunday!
On Sunday, March 13th, all collection not designated for the Annual Appeal will go towards the  Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
Interested in Membership?
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More News from
The Parish
We Rejoice with those who Rejoice, 
and Weep with Those Who Weep (Romans 12:15)

We rejoice with Paul and Judy Luca on the recent birth of another grandchild, Hawthorne Nicholas, who arrived on Leap Day, February 29th .  He is a big baby, weighing 9lbs 6oz and stretching to 23" long. He is shown here with his delighted grandparents.
We also mourn with those who have lost loved ones this week.  Each death reminds us of others that have come before, so we all share in these losses.
Carol Deane's mother, Anne Harvey Gerli, died last Thursday, March 3rd in New York.  We hold in prayer Carol and her children, as they prepare for the Memorial Service this Friday afternoon.
We also mourn with Carol Genovese, whose close cousin Barb Cormican died over the weekend.  The service was Tuesday in Michigan. We continue to pray for Barb's husband, Pat Cormican, as he grieves.
A year ago today, John Appleton's beloved wife Sarah died.  We pray for him, his children, and his grandchildren, who miss her very much.
Howard Chadwick asks for prayers for his brother Benjamin, who has entered hospice care.
We  also hold in prayer several members who are awaiting further medical diagnoses, including Leo Johnson, who is meeting with a cardiologist this week, and Ciael Hills. 
Upcoming Meetings
Adult Religious Education Meeting-
Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 PM

Parish Council Meeting-
Tuesday, March 29 at 6:00 PM

Community Action Committee Meeting-
Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM

Vestry Meeting-
Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM
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

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