Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
Spotlight On
King's Chapel 60th Anniversary Concert Series: Concerto!
Sunday February 25 | 5 pm | 58 Tremont St 
Reception to Follow at Parish House

Our  next Sunday concert will take place this very  Sunday, February 25 at 5 pm. It features four Baroque and Classical concerti by Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Schnizer, as well as the unexpected exciting bonus of the world premiere of the festive new Overture Concertante, written by Carson Cooman. Heinrich will be playing the organ. Joining him are some of Boston's finest string players. 

After the concert, the music committee cordially invites all parishioners and friends to a reception at the Parish House.

As always, you save $5 if you buy your ticket in advance online: 
From the Minister
God made a covenant, a promise, with Abraham and Sarah. They were to become the ancestors of a multitude of nations. The names of the twelve tribes of Israel come from the great grandchildren of Abram and Sarah. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all trace their heritage back to Abraham and Sarah. I wonder how such a large family would keep in touch if everyone were alive today.

Would Abraham, still new to the ever evolving technology found in our phones, attempt to text his youngest family members? Would he have downloaded an app that allows him to track livestock as he wandered from place to place (he was a nomad, after all)? What would technology allow him to do? We use technology every day. Our laptops, ipads, and phones allow us to update calendars, crunch numbers in spreadsheets, respond to work email, purchase office supplies, and create presentations. Our technology allows us to download games and binge watch TV shows for hours at a time. What our technology cannot do is mimic a face to face interaction with our friends and family members. 

Whether you have a small family or one that rivals Abraham's vast descendants, how do you stay connected?

Join us on Sunday in person, face to face, for a time when we will put away our screens and connect with each other. 

 - Ryan, Church School Director
Upcoming
Social Justice Visioning Session
Sunday February 25 | 10 am

This week, members will have another opportunity to discover what our social justice might look like over the next three years.

This is a continuation that will build upon work already undertaken by the Community Action Committee, who worked diligently over the past two years to narrow down our partnerships from twelve to six. Now the entire congregation is invited to look at the work in which the church is already engaged, and the organizations with which we are already partnered. The congregation will decide which of these partners we would like to deepen our relationship with and focus on over the next three-year period. 

Choosing strategic partners for our social justice outreach will allow us to engage more deeply with the work: it is our hope that these partnerships will engage the entire congregation, from the church school to the pulpit and beyond. By this spring, we hope to have three strategic partnerships, chosen by the congregation, that reflect the values and identity we hold. We will present and vote on these priorities during the Annual Meeting on April 29.

Our previous sessions were fun and productive, with snacks and good ideas shared by all. The next session will be held this Sunday, February 25 at 10 AM, following Morning Light at the Parish House. 
Coffee and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you here!
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"Ring in" February School Vacation at King's Chapel! Join our History Program in celebrating our Revere & Son bell's 202nd birthday! The History Program will be open until 4 PM all of this week to welcome Vacation Week visitors and commemorate our historic church bell, installed in the chapel on February 23, 1816.

Visitors are invited to tour the bell tower, create their own bell at our craft station, listen to "the sweetest bell [Revere] ever made" in action, and more!

For more information about Vacation Week programs, please visit our History Events page: http://www.kings-chapel.org/history-events.html

Our bell will be rung at 12:30 pm tomorrow, Friday February 23!
Lenten Bible Study | Through March 22
7 pm Wednesdays - OR - 12 pm Thursdays 

 
The Wednesday and Thursday Lenten Bible Study continues to explore the language, imagery,  and complex theology of the Gospel of John.  One member at a recent session exclaimed, "reading the Gospel is like taking straight shots!" In place of Theology on Tap this week the Wednesday night group discussed John over champagne, renaming the event "Bible and Bubbly". 

Please contact host Rev. Amelia Nugent for further details here: assistant.minister@kings-chapel.org
"An Elegant and Lofty Steeple"
by Aaron M. Helfand, AIA

Recovering Peter Harrison's lost designs for the steeple of King's Chapel, Boston

Thursday March 1 | 6:30 pm | 58 Tremont St

 
In 1754, builders finished work on one of colonial Boston's most prominent landmarks: King's Chapel, designed by the famed architect Peter Harrison.


But the building was far from complete: the most impressive feature of the original design was a steeple, intended to surpass any other in the city. Due to lack of funds, this was never built, leaving a square stump in its place. What's more, Harrison's papers were destroyed during the American Revolution, leaving subsequent generations to wonder what his steeple might have looked like. In this lecture, Helfand re-examines the historical evidence and combines 18th-century design principles with 21st-century technology to produce the most detailed vision of the missing steeple to date.

For ticket information please click here.
Family Game Day 
Saturday March 3 |  2 pm 
64 Beacon St

A couple of decades ago, parents worried about their children spending too much time in front of the TV screen or the computer screen. Now it seems people are glued to screens on buses, in coffee shops, and even while sitting at the dinner table. 

On Saturday, March 3rd from 2PM-4PM in the Parish House, King's Chapel is hosting a Family Game Day. We encourage friends and family of all ages to attend and have fun with each other, face to face, over board games, card games, and a spread of tasty snacks. Join us for an event that will help us all reconnect to each other without the use of screens.
Bistro 64: Greek Easter Dinner
Saturday March 10 | 6:30 pm
Parish House

Eat, Discover and Celebrate!

The next Bistro 64 dinner offers the rich and distinctive cuisine of Greece. Join us as King's Chapel members provide such beloved favorites as spanakopita, moussaka or baklava. Senior Minister Joy Fallon and guests preview Holy Week and discuss King's Chapel's moving "Easter Vigil" service, based on Greek Orthodox traditions and created in the 1970's especially for our church. Make your reservation online here or contact Anne Sexton [annewsexton1@gmail.com] or Gregg Sorensen [gds1960@yahoo.com]. Opa!
From the Parish House
Coming Soon to a Pew Near You...


The Membership Committee is hard at work making it easier for King's Chapel visitors, friends and members to stay in touch with us. These Fellowship Pads will soon be in our pews to allow newcomers to leave their information. 'Old timers' can use them too - to update information or leave a prayer request. 

From the Nominating Committee

Opportunities for church leadership: King's Chapel offers a wide range of committees and activities that can use your talents! The Nominating Committee would like to hear from you as it works on the slate of officers to be presented at April's Annual Meeting. If you are interested in serving in some capacity in the coming year, or would like to recommend someone you think would be a good candidate for a position, please contact one of the nominating committee members via email:
  • Cliff Allen [Allencliff47@verizon.net]
  • Cathy Price[cmmp48@comcast.net]
  • Allen Speight [casp8@bu.edu]
Look Back
New Church School Staff!

Meet Abbie Markowitz, our new Nursery Care Provider. She comes to us with lots of experience in early childcare and several certifications including CPR and first aid. Hailing from Houston, Texas, she is currently majoring in Business of Creative Enterprises at Emerson College with a minor in Psychology. She has three dogs at home as well as two younger siblings. She's eager to meet our Church School families, so please don't hesitate to introduce yourself this Sunday. 
King's Chapel Winter Retreat






1 6 members and friends of King's Chapel spent the weekend at Glastonbury Abbey for the King's Chapel Winter Retreat. 

Participants spent time talking, learning about spiritual practices, walking the grounds and beach, and attending services at Glastonbury Abbey. Here are some firsthand reports from those who attended: 

"The weekend away at Glastonbury was just what I needed without even knowing how much I needed it. Exploring worship and moments of transcendence from self-care coloring to walking the labyrinth in the snow, I had the chance to explore new and deeper ways of connecting with my fellow King's Chapel folks and with the holy spirit/energy in the universe."
-- Amanda Pickett

"The retreat was a wonderful experience away from the routine. It was a time to be together with others casually, deepen relationships, and enjoy meaningful classes, services, a movie, and discussions. In addition there was ample time to be alone and read, walk in the snow, meditate and pray. I felt very refreshed by the experience and glad that I went." 
-- Carol Genovese

Hope to see you there next year!

- Amelia
Weep/Rejoice
We offer sincere condolences to choir member Brian Church and his wife Jaime on the passing of Jaime's mother on February 15.

We also extend our prayers to Alecia Manning on the death of her mother in Connecticut on February 15. Alecia is grateful to have been with her the week before she died. 

We rejoice with Bob and Joy Fallon on the baptism of their granddaughter last Sunday. Todd Lee captured the moment in this photo:



We rejoice with Amanda Cegielski who had a birthday this week. Happy 31!

Good news - seen at the Parish House this week: Ray Hardin and Joei Perry:

Calendar in Brief

Sunday February 25
  • 9 am Morning Light
  • 10 am Social Justice Visioning Session 
  • 11 am Morning Prayer
  • 5 pm Concerto!
  • 6:30 pm Concert reception at the Parish House
Tuesday February 27
  • 6 pm Vestry Meeting

Wednesday February 28 

  • 6 pm Holy Communion
  • 7 pm Lenten Bible Study
Thursday March 1 
  • 12 pm Bible Study

Saturday March 3

  • 2 pm Family Game Day

Sunday March 4

  • 9 am Morning Light
  • 10 am Church School
  • 11 am Holy Communion
In This Issue
Last Week's Sermon
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Sunday Services
February 25
Morning Light | 9 am

Morning Prayer | 11 am
  • Ryan Harrison, Preacher
  • Rev. Amelia Nugent, Assistant Minister
  • Heinrich
    Christensen, Music Director
  • David Hughes, Soloist
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Paul Luca, Usher in Charge
  •  Betsy Peterson, Dorothy Waldron and Chris Allen, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkins, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm: Psalm 22:22-31
  • Old Testament: 17:1-7, 15-16
  • New Testament: Mark 9:2-8
At the communion rail following the service,
Christopher LaRoche will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, hosted by Gregg Sorensen  and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench
 
This Sunday, our service opens with Bach's majestic Prelude in c minor, followed by  If God Be For Us from Handel's Messiah, sung by soloist David Hughes. 

The choir will offer two texts by George Herbert, set to music by Randall Thompson, a local composer with close family ties to King's Chapel. 

Bitter-Sweet was written after the loss of Thompson's young daughter, and it is contrasted with one of Herbert's perhaps best well known texts,  Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, which Thompson entitles  Antiphon and sets in what might be termed a 20th-century Handelian manner.

We will sing the beloved hymn Be Thou My Vision, and the service closes with a postlude by Daniel Pinkham, based on the same tune.
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday February 27
12:15 pm


John Tyson, recorders
Miyuki Tsurutani, harpischord
French & Italian Renaissance
Save the Date
12:30 pm Sunday March 4: Usher Training at Arlington Street Church

10 am Sunday March 18: Praying with the Mystics; hosted by Rev. Joy Fallon

5 pm Sunday March 18: 60th Anniversary Concert Series: Israel in Egypt
Holy Week
11 am March 25: Palm Sunday with Passion Story

6 pm March 29: Maundy Thursday Footwashing and Communion

12:15 pm March 30: Good Friday Midday Service

8 pm March 30: Good Friday Tenebrae

8 pm March 31: Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

11 am April 1: Easter Sunday Holy Communion
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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.