Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
Spotlight On
60th Anniversary Season Concert Series: James Woodman | Sunday, January 21 | 5 pm

The sixtieth anniversary season of our  Sunday concert series continues this Sunday at 5 PM. Join us in celebrating Cambridge composer James Woodman who also had a 60th milestone this past year, giving us the perfect occasion to ask him to put together an aural retrospective of some of his favorite works. James himself has curated a veritable cornucopia of his delightful contributions to the repertoire of sacred choral music. 

James has supplied this wonderful Composer's Note for the program - we thought we'd share it with you [ Click Here to Read More].

Important Highlights
Memorial Service for Herman Woerner | Saturday, January 20 | 2 pm | King's Chapel |
58 Tremont St. | Reception to follow at the Parish House

Special Meeting of the Society of King's Chapel Sunday, January 28 | 12:15 pm  
58 Tremont St, Boston

All members are urged to attend, as we require a quorum to take action on the two important topics for this meeting. All are welcome, although only members may vote. We will gather in the Chapel after a short break with light refreshments after Morning Prayer.

The purpose of the meeting is two-fold:

1. To vote on proposed amendments to the bylaws of the Society of King's Chapel. Four listening sessions were previously held to discuss the proposed amendments.  A summary of the proposals has been published in previous newsletters.

2. To approve the proposed budget.  We will first hear a brief preliminary financial report for 2017.   The Vestry has not yet voted on the budget, but will do so at its meeting on  January 23

In recent years, we have held the Annual Meeting at which we elect officers and committee chairs and hear other reports early in the calendar year. At the recommendation of the Parish Council and vote of the Vestry, the Annual Meeting will now take place in the spring. That schedule will enable committee chairs to take office as they plan for the coming season, not in the middle of the program year.

Save the  Date for the Annual Meeting-- Sunday April 29, 2018 . A quorum of fifty members is required to elect officers.

-Levina Wong, Junior Warden

From the Minister
Last Sunday I was at the church after 1 pm when the choir began rehearsing for this Sunday's concert of compositions by James Woodman. I stood riveted in the sanctuary, intently aware of how the voices and organ knew my feelings better than I did myself.  The Spiritual that had just been sung during the service was repeated - "Steal Away to Jesus" - collecting my feelings about the death of Herman Woerner: he hadn't had "long to stay here," and now had stolen away home to Jesus, to his real and lasting home. We'd only had him for a season.
This Sunday morning I'll be focused on another of Woodman's beautiful pieces, which will be sung: "New Every Morning is the Love."  Isn't that an amazing thought - that with each new day, we begin again surrounded by Love?  Each day, each morning.  Why is that? What does it mean for our lives? Come, and we'll steep ourselves in that thought, in that place where music can take us.   

- Joy
King's Chapel Winter Retreat: Fueling the Fire: Spiritual Practices for Modern Faith | February 16-18 | Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, MA

At this year's retreat at Glastonbury Abbey we will explore ways to fuel our inner spiritual fire and come back to our center. Come and join us to reconnect, recharge and refuel. Hosted by Rev. Amelia Nugent. Please contact for more details.

Bistro 64: Mardi Gras | Tuesday February 13 | 6:30 pm | 64 Beacon St, Boston
B istro 64 continues with a festive "Mardi Gras" dinner on  Tuesday, February 13 . We celebrate this occasion - also knows as "Fat  Tuesday " - with sumptuous creole cuisine. Don on your favorite mask and get ready for a fun evening. 

Please select a dish to bring, either an appetizer, salad, or side dish. There is a limit of 20 individuals. You many prepare your dish at home or make it in the Parish House kitchen starting at  5 PM. (To give all King's Chapel members and friends a chance to participate in a Bistro 64 dinner, we ask that individuals who have already attended an event give others the opportunity to sign up. Thank you!) 

Click here for full information and to Sign up online  -
 or - contact co-chairs 
Anne Sexton (
Gregg Sorensen (

We look forward to getting together with you!
Save the Dates
  • 7:15 pm Tuesday January 30: ARE Meeting
  • 6 pm Tuesday February 6: Parish Council 
  • 7 pm Tuesday February 6: Many Meetings
  • 5:30-7 pm Saturday-Sunday February 9-10; 16-17: Till Death Us Do Part: History Program Tours
  • 10 am Sunday February 11: Shrove Pancake Breakfast
  • 6 pm Tuesday February 13: Bistro 64 Mardi Gras Dinner
  • 8 am - 7 pm Wednesday February 14: Imposition of Ashes; 12:15 pm Midday Service,      6 pm Worship Service
From the Chancel Committee
Dear Members and Friends:

The flowers, for our beautiful Chancel, have traditionally been paid for by a combination of member donations for memorials and the Chancel Committee budget. Flowers are always on the Communion Table every week of the year, except during lent.

Unfortunately, the cost of purchasing flowers each week has gone way beyond the Chancel Committee's resources.

The Chancel Committee is seeking members and friends to help defray the Committees expenses by making a donation. People in the past have had a number of motivations to give flowers. Among the examples are: honoring a loved one, celebration for a new birth, an anniversary, in thanksgiving for parents, grand-parents grand-children. [Click to Read More]
From the History Program
"Thank You and Best of Luck" to Educator and Verger Zack Charette!

Please join the History Program in sending thanks and best wishes to Zack as he embarks on his next adventure! Zack joined the History Program's staff as an educator in April 2017 and began verging last summer. Zack is moving on from these roles at KC to pursue an opportunity to contribute to innovation in the larger framework of education. As a Research Auditor Appointee to the Ed Prep Design Challenge, a task force created by the Rhode Island Department of Education, Zack will work alongside and in support of school leaders who are exploring and designing new pathways to teacher training. He plans to graduate from Brown University with a Masters in Urban Education Policy this coming May.

Of his time at King's Chapel, Zack says:
"My time on the staff at King's Chapel has been filled with teaching, learning, and new and lasting friendships. I am most thankful for the warmth and kindness I felt from congregation members and the clergy, and for the opportunity to represent KC to the vast expanse of visitors that come through our doors."

Good luck, Zack! We miss you already!
From the Church School
You may have noticed that a few new babies have appeared in our congregation. For this reason, we are hiring a Nursery Care Provider who will be present in the Parish House on Sunday mornings during both services and Church School. We are seeking a someone with plenty of early childcare experience and a friendly, welcoming attitude. If you know someone who is well qualified, please email Rev. Amelia Nugent at
 - Ryan Harrison
We hold in prayer today Pam Bergeron, who is undergoing her second cancer surgery today at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Recovery from this more extensive surgery will take longer, so we will try to find ways to support her, Michael and their daughter Caroline.  Let us know if you're able to help.
We also are in the process of planning a Memorial Service for Joy Natoli, who died on January 2nd in Hawaii.  The date for the service at King's Chapel will be Thursday, April 26th.  We'll provide more information as it becomes available. 
Calendar in Brief

Saturday January 20 
  • 2 pm Memorial Service for Herman Woerner (Reception to follow at Parish House)
Sunday January 21 
  • 5 pm Concert Series: James Woodman 
Tuesday January 23
  • 6 pm Vestry Meeting 
Wednesday January 24
  •  6 pm Holy Communion 
Sunday January 28
  • 10 am Church School
  • 11 am New Members Join
  • 12:15 pm Special Meeting for Budget and Bylaws
In This Issue
Past Sermons
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Sunday Services
January 21
Morning Light | 9 am

Holy Communion | 11 am
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Heinrich Christensen, Music Director
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Usher in Charge
  • Todd Lee, KC Dalton, Betsy Peterson, Ushers
  • Clark Aitkin, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm: 62:5-12
  • Old Testament: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
  • New Testament: Mark 1:14-20
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of Ralph Gordon Soderberg by Sylvia Soderberg, Amy & Mark Nichols

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

After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, hosted by Christopher Allen & 
Amanda Cegielski and friends of the Hospitality Committee.

From the Bench
This Sunday morning, the music will provide a preview of the afternoon concert, with music by local composer James Woodman. It will double as a special parishioner insider perk for those Pats fans who are so devoted to their team that they might even miss the concert!

We open with Joy Comes in the Morning from James' Three Morning Preludes, followed by the introit New Every Morning Is The Love, coincidentally also the text of our opening hymn.
The motet consists of Two Sacred Catches, rounds in a style reminiscent of our colonial forebears.

And the offertory is a setting of Mary Sidney Herbert's beautiful poetic re-imagining of Psalm 96.

You will even get to hear the splendid Forty-Sevenfold Amen before we close with a Mixolydian Counterpoint from Woodman's collection of Eight Little Harmonies and Counterpoints.
Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, January 23, | 12:15 pm

 Tanja Roos, violin
Bach, Panganini, Ysa├┐e, Zhangyi
58 Tremont St, Boston
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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.