Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
From the Minister
Come to the concert on Sunday at 5 PM and the reception afterwards at 6 PM!  One of my greatest joys about ministry at King's Chapel is the honor of working with Heinrich Christensen, our Music Director and Organist. This Sunday evening, we will celebrate the creation of the Heinrich Christensen Music Director fund, created by Elizabeth Thomson in his honor. He has composed new pieces for the concert at and then back at our parish house, we'll fete him and the Thomson family.

Heinrich is beloved in our congregation for his kindness, great good humor, and his extraordinary talents - as a world class organist, as a composer, and as our music director, choosing remarkable music and bringing forth from other musicians their very best. We are blessed.
All day I will be focused on the work we people do together, in a church. We don't walk alone. New members will join at 11 AM, agreeing to walk with us. The scripture text is about Jesus - with his new startup - asking two sets of brothers to join him. He didn't walk alone. Neither do we.

Come, there's more for us all to learn.

Upcoming Events...

Concert Series: Composer's Lab
January 22 |  5 PM
Discover tomorrow's classics today!

A carefully curated program of exciting new choral music by living composers.
Includes new treatments of familiar tunes, and beloved poetry by Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, as well as the world premiere of Very Short Songs, set by Heinrich Christensen to the acerbic texts of Dorothy Parker. Composers include Stacy Garrop, Leslee Wood, Scott Anthony Shell, Ben Zucker, Shawn Kirchner, and local heroes Megan Henderson and Adam Jacob Simon.

Following the concert, you are invited to a
festive reception at the King's Chapel Parish House in recognition of a significant gift by former music committee chair Elizabeth Thomson.  This reception will allow us to recognize the good work of the music committee and will kick off a plan to fully fund the position of music director at King's Chapel in perpetuity.

New Members Join the Church
January 22 | 11 AM

On Sunday, January 22 at Morning Prayer, new members to King's Chapel will join our church. If you are interested in becoming a member of King's Chapel, or simply have questions about what it entails, please speak with one of the ministers, or with Membership Committee Chair Cathy Price,  We welcome all!
Boston Women's March - You are welcome to participate! | January 21

In response to great interest in the Boston Women's March on Saturday, January 21, King's Chapel will provide the service of hospitality by welcoming participating members, women and men, who are coming with friends to gather for warmth and refreshment at the Parish House from 9:00am to 3:30pm.  The Parish House (1 st floor) will be a place to connect with friends coming into town; have a cup of tea or coffee; use the bathrooms, warm up between the speeches and the actual March; and gather after the March.  There will also be a King's Chapel Banner for those interested in marching with other King's Chapel members. We hope you will join in and bring friends!

If you plan to come to the Parish House for any reason on Saturday morning, it is important that you R.S.V.P. to our Parish Administrator, Gretchen Horton at or by calling 617-227-2155, ext. 108.  We are only allowing members and friends of King's Chapel entry this day, so please let us know the number of your guests, women and men, and due to the space available on the 1 st floor, please limit attendance to your personal friends (not friends of friends). If you are not on the list and our verger does not know you it may be difficult to gain entrance.

For more information and to register for the Women's March go to   http://bostonwomensmarchforamerica.
org . King's Chapel has a group marching, with a banner, so please sign up under the King's Chapel name!  Please note that wi th the larger-than-expected crowd, (60K right now!) they are now anticipating, they are increasing security protocols for the safety of all. Please note that in the interest of everyone's public safety, the City of Boston strongly discourages bringing large backpacks or other bags. Furthermore, they have received additional guidance that marchers should avoid bringing signs on poles or wooden sticks. Public safety officials have the authority to confiscate any materials they view as a potential threat to safety.

In the words of the Boston Women's March for America:  
"We will unite in Boston to march in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation-among many are communities of women, immigrants, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities.
We stand for religious freedom, human rights, climate justice, racial justice, economic justice and reproductive justice. Together, we will send a message to our leaders and the world, that the United States of America stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination.

Ours is a peaceful, nonpartisan march ."

For more information or to help host our hospitality, contact Cynthia Perkins,  , or Betsy Peterson,
Annual Meeting: Thanks to our Outgoing Warden Cliff Allen | January 29

On Sunday January 29, we will elect new wardens, thank outgoing Senior Warden Cliff Allen, and hear the annual Minister's Report to the congregation. We need a quorum of 50 members. Please plan to join us immediately following Morning Prayer, in the sanctuary.
Save the Dates | Annual Retreats: Learning to Pray | February 17-19

Not sure how to pray or what its benefits might be? That's true for many of us, both newcomers and long-timers in church. In the beauty and peace of the Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Rev. Fallon will offer examples of ways to pray that we will all get to try, including these: daily reflections on your moments of greatest joy and greatest sadness; prayer with scripture (thinking about which character you may be in the story); prayer while doing art or while singing; and wordless prayer while meditating or reflecting on an icon or object. Come to explore, for one session, or for Friday night through Sunday morning. To register or for questions, contact
From the Freedom Trail
2017 is off to a great start at the Freedom Trail Visitors Program! So far this year, we have welcomed over 3100 visitors to King's Chapel. Our average daily visitors is nearly 100 more people than January 2016! Half of the visitors came in the past weekend alone. On Saturday, our staff even sold out of tickets for several Bells & Bones tours! We are looking forward to a fun and busy year, and encourage you to include visiting during Freedom Trail hours in your New Years' Resolutions. 
From the Church School
Last week, the Church School celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by reading a sh ort story by Langston Hughes called "On The Road". If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you do. I won't give away the ending, but I will say that there are important lessons to be learned about diversity and what it means to be the Church.
This week, with the inauguration of a new leader of our country and the aftermath of an intensely divisive  campaign, we'll continue to look at diversity by viewing all the mosaics in the Little Chapel that the Church School has made over the years. Some of these mosaics spell words. Some are practical items to hold candles. One thing they all have in common is that every single piece that creates each greater work of art is unique.
For more information about the Church School at King's Chapel, contact Ryan at .
"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep"
~ Romans 12:15

Last week we shared that Bob Bradford has died. His memorial service will be held at King's Chapel on Saturday, May 6 at 10 AM. We continue to hold his partner Harriet Hofheinz in our prayers, as well as Bob's children.

In This Issue
Sunday Services
January 22
Morning Light | 9 AM

Church School | 10 AM

Morning Prayer | 11 AM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Paul Luca, Head Usher
  • Charles Perry,           Usher in Charge
  • David Wheeler, Amy Meyer, and Betsy Peterson, Ushers
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 27:1-8, 11-14
  • Old Testament:        
    Isaiah 9:1-4
  • New Testament:  
    Matthew 4:12-23
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of  Felicia Reed Clark and her sister Anne Byrd Reed Witherby.
At the communion rail following the service,  Chris LaRoche will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour,  hosted by Betsy Peterson and friends of the Hospitality Committee.   
Wednesday Service
January 25
Holy Communion | 6 PM
The Rev. Joy Fallon will Preach
  • Sudeep Agarwala, Soloist
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
  • Herman Woerner and Amy Meyer, Hospitality
From the Bench:
By Heinrich Christensen

The organ voluntaries this Sunday will be Concerto in G Major, originally composed as a violin concerto by Prince Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar, later transcribed for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach. The young prince was the son of Bach's employer and an avid violinist, composer, and music manuscript collector. Bach transcribed this piece along with several other concerti by Italianate composers like Vivaldi.

The choir will sing three selections from the afternoon concert program, The Composer's Lab. First Megan Henderson's Selwyn , inspired by shape-note hymns and set to a text by Charles Wesley. Shawn Kirchner's Hallelujah  takes another Southern Harmony tune and sets it in a rollicking array of counterpoint and harmony. Chicago-area composer Stacy Garrop has set the beautiful Not They Who Soar,  a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar, whose father had been a member of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Dunbar was the first African-American poet and novelist to gain national and international recognition.

Not they who soar, but they who  plod
Their rugged way, unhelped, to 
Are heroes; they who higher 
And, flying, fan the upper air,
Miss all the toil that hugs the 
'Tis they whose backs have felt 
the rod,
Whose feet have pressed the 
path unshod,
May smile upon defeated care,
Not they who soar.

High up there are no thorns to 
Nor boulders lurking 'neath the 
To turn the keenness of the 
For flight is ever free and rare;
But heroes they the soil who've 
Not they who soar!

Tuesday Recitals
Tuesday, January 24
12:15 PM

Katharina Giegling, violin
Works by Bach & Mozart
From the Chancel Committee

Have you ever thought you would like to donate flowers for the Sunday Service but are unsure what one needs to do?

We would like to place flowers on the chancel table every Sunday of the year with the exception of the 6 week Lenten period.

Flowers can be donated for a variety of reasons. They can be in memory of a loved one who has died, in thanksgiving for a special occurrence, or in celebration of a new birth or anniversary. They may also be donated as living prayers and symbols for peace and hope.

Please confirm with Anne Sexton if you have a regular Sunday that you would like to continue. Anne can be reached at the following email:

Upcoming Meetings at King's Chapel

* Thursday, January 26 | 6PM
   Community Action Comm.

*Sunday, January 29 | 12PM
 Annual Meeting
Sign up for Hospitality
Interested in Membership?
Contributing to Between Sundays

Our  enewsletter is sent each Thursday afternoon.  Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at  with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at noon!
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.