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Ash Wednesday | February 10

King's Chapel will host two services on Ash Wednesday, at 12:15 and at 6 PM.  The Rev. Shawn Fiedler will preach.  We also will be making ashes available to any who wish to receive them, at the church, from 8 AM to 6 PM.  We found last year that this was a service to many in the neighborhood, who do not normally worship with us, as well as to our members.  It reminds those nearby that we are a working church, available to all for worship throughout the week. 

The first service held in King's Chapel on Ash Wednesday took place on February 26, 1868 under the ministry of the Rev. Henry Wilder Foote.  His bust stands behind the pulpit at the front of the church.  The Rev. Joseph Barth instituted the imposition of ashes at this service in 1966.
From the Minister
Are you the kind of person who values clarity and stability - something sure in our uncertain world, terra firma under our feet?  Or are you excited by open questions, still unsolved, the possibility of a new, different approach to new questions?  As we mature, we realize that both of these outlooks hold value, and the key is discerning when to stay true to our hard-won insights, and when to think outside the box. During Lent, we explore this: like Jesus, we let ourselves be led out into "the wilderness" for 40 days, to wrestle with the "God" and "Satan" alive and well within all of us, digging deep to find what really matters in life.  But what intrigues me is the way Jesus was asked to choose between two "goods," just as we often are.  Because wouldn't it be good if stones could become bread to feed the world?  In Lent, let's learn together.
Upcoming Events
Coffee with the Clergy | February 14

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 February 14th at 10AM in the Vestry of the church (located behind the pulpit). All are welcome. 
Theology on Tap | February 17 7PM

What is Evil? Is Evil the opposite of good or is evil the absence of good? Do we need evil to understand goodness? Did God create evil? Are humans intrinsically evil? Join us for Theology on Tap as we discuss "Evil: 101" No homework required. No previous knowledge needed. Curious and confident minds welcomed. Anyone 21 and over is welcome to join.  We will gather at The Kinsale located at 2 Center Plz, across from City Hall. R.S.V.P encouraged and appreciated
Guest Preacher | Sunday, February 21: Preview Number Four

King's Chapel will have the honor of welcoming William F. "Bill" Schulz, D.D as our guest preacher on Sunday, February 21. Bill is currently the President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

About the Preacher

W illiam F. "Bill" Schulz (born 1949) was the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) from 1985 to 1993 and the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA from March 1994 to 2006. He is currently the president and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee .  He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1985 to 1993.  He is married to the Rev. Beth Graham, who is also a Unitarian Universalist minister. 

To learn more about him and the UUSC, click here!
Luncheon On Community Action  Sunday | February 21

On Community Action Sunday , Dr. Schulz will deliver a sermon at Morning Prayer on "The Blessedness of Bodies" with readings from the Hebrew Scriptures (Job 7:1-9) and the Christian Scriptures (John 13:4-17).  The collection will be donated to the UUSC and its work in response to the refugee crisis and the human rights of asylum seekers.  Afterwards, a luncheon at the parish house will be served by the Community Action Committee at which time Dr. Schulz will answer questions about the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee throughout the world.  Please RSVP to Parish Administrator Gretchen Horton: .
Annual Meeting  | February 28

The  Annual  Meeting will be held  Sunday
February 28, immediately following the Morning Prayer service.
Concert Series, Music for Viola & Organ | February 28 5PM
Next Sunday Concert, February 28

Join us for a program that could be subtitled "Everything new is old again!" In spite of being written in the 20th and 21st centuries, these pieces borrow inspiration from previous generations. Friedrich Metzler and Robert Sirota both borrow Baroque chorales used by J.S. Bach for their sets of Variations and Partita. Paul Hindemith wrote his Trauermusik and premiered it the same night in a live radio broadcast after the death of George V in 1936, and also included a chorale favored by Bach, "Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit", better known in English-speaking countries as The Old 100th. Daniel Pinkham's Sonata da chiesa, or "church sonata" is modeled on sonatas from the 17th century. Only Leo Sowerby remains firmly rooted in the 20th century in his epic Poem for Viola and Organ.

Scott Woolweaver is Lecturer in Viola and Chamber Music at Tufts University and a very busy freelancer, both in the Boston area and around the world. He is familiar to King's Chapel audiences, having performed many times on our Concert Series dating back to the illustrious tenure of music director Daniel Pinkham.

Advance tickets now available online at a $5 discount: Purchase them here!
Lenten Study: Voices from the Gospel of Luke | 
Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Church, March 2, 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 three Wednesdays, 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. 
SAVE THE DATE: Listening Over Lunch, Palm Sunday | March 20, 2016

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 all readers of "Between Sundays" and any other interested parties 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
News from the Parish
Transylvanian Sunday

Thanks to all who helped us celebrate our partnership with the historic Unitarian Church in Kolozsvar, Romania: Louise Perkins, Denton Crews, Kathe German, and Anne and Peter Sexton. 

Heinrich Christensen performs "In Praise of San Simpliciano"

In case you were wondering what mischief Heinrich was managing in NYC this past weekend, we have video documentation!

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.
In This Issue
Wednesday, February 10, 6PM | Ash Wednesday

The Rev. Shawn Fiedler,  Preacher
  • Emily Bieber, Soloist
  • Amy Meyer, Hospitality
Sunday, February 10, 9AM at The Little Chapel

The Rev. Joy Fallon,
Sunday, February 14, 11AM | First Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Joy Fallon,
  • Cynthia Perkins, Lector
  • Emily Bieber & Claire Shepro, Soloists
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  • Julie Hyde, Gregg Sorensen, and David Wheeler, Ushers
  • Carolyn Conley-Das, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16
  • Old Testament: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11
  • New Testament: Luke: 4: 1-13
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of our beloved Joshua (2/16/02 to 11/9/09) by the Perkins Family.

At the communion rail following the service,   Jim Power
 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.
 Volunteer to Host Coffee Hour!
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
This Sunday, soprano Emily Bieber and alto Claire Shepro will open the Lenten season with an extended prelude of selections from Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, setting us up for a nice bookend to Lent, as Denise Konicek and Karen Gardner will sing more Pergolesi for the  Good  Friday
noon  service this year.

The choir will sing Benjamin Britten's setting of Psalm 91, which some of you might remember from our performance of Britten's cantata The Company of Heaven a few years ago. You will also hear Christopher Tye's Give Almes of Thy Goods, suitably sung for the Offertory!
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, February 16, 12:15 PM

Yi Li Chang, violin
Mary Jodice, organ
Bach, Rheinberger, Joplin, Major
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More News from
The Parish
We Weep with those Who Weep

We hold in prayer those whose family members have recently died.  The family of Christopher and Jessica Schmidt mourn Christopher's grandfather, Peter Chadwick. Our pianist and musical leader from the 9 AM service, Skip Lewin, will be returning to his home in Georgia for the funeral of his recently deceased uncle, Chuck Hastings. 
Shrove Pancake Highlights!
Church School Director Ryan Harrison and fiancee Jamie Falzone
The Schmidt family - Christopher, Jessica, Ali, and Julianne
Teacher Katie Aucella and student Caroline
New Building Committee member Joe Raffone with another 9 AM worshiper
Orian and Caroline Welling
Amanda Picket and David Myrick
Bill Kuttner
Speight and Boitano families
Upcoming Meetings
Parish Council 
Tuesday, February 16 at 5:45 PM

Membership Meeting - 
Wednesday, February 17 at 2 PM

Vestry Meeting -
Tuesday, February 23 at 6 PM
King's Chapel Needs Your Help!

After our Morning Light service, we offer refreshments and coffee as we catch up with each other about the past week's events. We need volunteers to help supply the refreshments (the Parish House will supply the coffee). There is a sign up sheet available every Sunday after the service. The Morning Light service needs readers and offering collectors! Next to the refreshment sign up sheet, there is another sheet for children, youth, and adults who would like to volunteer to read the passage for the service and/or collect the offering. If you would like to sign up in advance of Sunday morning, send an email to
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

Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Simon at with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at Noon!