Keeping King's Chapel's members, friends, and subscribed visitors connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
Upcoming Events

Join us for a Concert | April 9
  


Our own tenor, Eric Ferring, has organized and is participating in a concert of his fraternity at King's Chapel on Saturday April 9 at 7 PM. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the largest and oldest secret fraternal society of music made up of musicians and nonmusicians, the only requirement for initiation is a love of music. It was founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1898, and the Boston Conservatory chapter is the only active chapter in Boston! Open to the public. Free-will donation for musicians.
Coffee with the Clergy | April 10
  

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 April 10th at 10 AM in the Vestry of the church (located behind the pulpit). All are welcome. 
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 4:30 PM, open seating. Validated discount parking is available at One Beacon Garage, across the street from the chapel. A reception will be held at the Parish House after the concert at 6 PM, on 64 Beacon Street. Tickets are on sale now, click here to purchase!
Theology on Tap | April 20, 7 PM
 


Believer. Non-believer. Confident. Curious. Join us for a lively discussion of big questions at a local pub. Past topics have included: Sin, Who is Jesus?, The Trinity (or lack thereof!), Resurrection, What happens after death? On April 20th, we will discuss Miracles: Fact or Fiction. Anyone 21 and over is welcome to join. For more information or to RSVP, contact  shawn@kings-chapel.org.  
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 6:30 PM 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. RSVP requested  by Monday April 18 to  Parish Administrator Gretchen Horton at
gretchen@
kings-chapel.org.
 

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  brunch, contact Cathy Price at cmmp48@comcast.net or Gretchen Horton at 
gretchen@ kings-chapel.
SAVE THE DATE: 
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: http://www.minnslectures.org/ . Dinners will be provided at 6 PM, and the lectures will begin at about 7:15 PM, at First Church.
Join us for the Mother's Day Walk for Peace | Sunday, May 8,
 8 AM

Want to end violence and help families who have lost loved ones to violence work through their pain? Pledge your commitment to Peace! The Walk receives great support from members in our immediate community, but also reaches out to communities in the greater Boston area. Anyone who wants to end violence and help families work through their pain can walk and pledge. The goal this year is to raise $600,000 for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.
 
The walk starts at Fields Corner in Dorchester, at 8 AM and ends with a Peace Rally  at Boston City Hall at 11 AM, in time to make the Morning Prayer service! Anyone can join and enter or exit at a midway point. King's Chapel has a team that you can join, by registering here Last year we had 17 walkers and we hope to increase participation this year. Contact Carol Genovese with any questions,  
carol.m.genovese@gmail.com.
Choral Evensong | Save the Date!

The King's Chapel Choir will lead us in Choral Evensong on Pentecost Sunday, May 15th at 5 PM. This liturgy has its roots in the Book of Common Prayer and was put together by Music Director Heinrich Christensen and the Rev. Shawn Fiedler.
Blessing of the Animals

Join us in the beauty and warmth of the Parish House Garden on  Sunday, May 22nd at 9 AM  for our annual Blessing of the Animals. Can't bring your pet? We will gladly bless photographs!
King's Chapel's 330th Birthday!

June 12 will be a special day at King's Chapel: we celebrate our 330th Birthday and welcome new members at our Morning Prayer Service!  Please mark this date on your calendar so that you can be sure to join us.
King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity Boston build |  June 25

Enrollment is now open for the June 25, 2016 (the first Saturday of summer) King's Chapel Habitat for Humanity (HFH) - Boston build. The build runs from 9 AM to 3:30 PM with a one hour lunch break. In the past the KC teams have enjoyed lunch in one of the local ethnic restaurants.

The build will be at one of the HFH-Boston sites now under construction in Roslindale, Mattapan, or Dorchester. The exact location will be selected by HFH-Boston based upon the specific build site requirements. Work will be available for all skill levels. For more information on HFH- Boston and the site where they build click here and here.

King's Chapel has supported HFH-Boston both financially and with multiple volunteer efforts. We need 10 to complete our team.  If you haven't done this before, please consider joining now.

To enroll or for more information contact Emanuel Genovese at  617-738-6367
or  emanuelg1@verizon.net or Peter Sexton at  781-383-9028 or 
News from the Parish House
Welcoming our new Freedom Trail Director!

King's Chapel recently welcomed Faye Charpentier aboard as Program Director for the Freedom Trail Visitors Program. Faye received her BA in History from Mount Holyoke College and her MA in Public History from Northeastern University. She comes to us with several years of experience in historic site interpretation and museum education, including three years within the Education Department at the Old North Church. As Program Director, Faye will oversee and expand our current Visitors Program and work closely with the Guide Staff to provide meaningful experiences for all who visit our historic building. Faye is thrilled to be joining King's Chapel's dedicated team and looks forward to getting to know you all and working together to share the site's unique history with the public.
In This Issue
Wednesday, April 6, 6PM

The Rev. Shawn Fiedler, Preaching
  • Amy Myer, Hospitality
Sunday, April 10, 11AM

The Rev.Joy Fallon, Preacher
  • Emily Beiber, Soloist
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  • Gregg Sorensen, Usher in Charge
  • Julie Hyde and Judy Luca, and Paul Luca, Ushers
  • Carolyn Conley-Das, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 30
  • First Reading: Acts of the Apostles 9:1-20
  • Second Reading: John 21:1-19
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of Elizabeth Livermore Forbes, F. Murray Forbes, Jr., and Elizabeth Gay Forbes by Lorna Forbes and Richard Holt.

After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, hosted by Julie Hyde, Judy Luca, and friends of the hospitality committee.

At the communion rail following the service,
Bill Kuttner will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
For those who have harbored doubts regarding theories of reincarnation, this week soprano Emily Bieber will hopefully have recovered enough from last week's cold to be able to offer the previously promised Et incarnatus est from Mozart's Mass in c. Pope Francis has been quoted as saying of this aria: "It is matchless; it lifts you to God". Mozart wrote it for his wife Constanze to sing at her first visit to his hometown of Salzburg. You will also hear the Bach family represented in Johann Michael Bach's (cousin and (!) father-in-law of Johann Sebastian) setting of I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, and the offertory will be Heinrich Sch├╝tz' I Am the Resurrection and the Life for double chorus. The prelude is Nikolaus Bruhns's Praeludium in G, and the postlude J.S. Bach's version of the Easter chorale Christ lag in Todebanden.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, April 12, 12:15 PM

Yun Thwaits & Dehua Zhen
Traditional Chinese Music
Interested in Membership?
Click here to learn how to become a member of King's Chapel!
Second Sundays
On Sunday, April 10th, all collection not designated for the Annual Appeal will go toward The Outdoor Church, an ecumenical Christian church for homeless and street-involved men and women in Cambridge, MA.
More News from  The Parish
Stewardship Update

Our Stewardship Campaign continues strong, and we want to thank the following people for their generous commitments to be Stewards of King's Chapel:

John Archibald
James J Carroll
Daniel Daley
Carol and Emmanuel Genovese
Lee Glenn
Todd Lee and Karen Dalton
Alecia Manning
Jim Power Jr
Hugh and Susan Scott
Faith and Carl Scovel
Allen and Hallie Speight
Levina Wong and Joseph Raffone

Correction from last week: we want to thank the correct people for their gifts to our campaign, and erred in naming Harold Chadwick Jr.  It is Howard Chadwick Jr. who so thoughtfully donated to this campaign. Thank you Howard!
-Gretchen
Haven't yet got around to it?  CLICK HERE
to make your donation. Thank You!
Upcoming Meetings
Vestry Meeting-
Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM

New Members Class-
Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 PM

Parish Council Meeting-
Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 PM

Vestry Meeting-
Thursday, May 10 at 6 PM
Hearing Your Thoughts | Community Action Committee

The Community Action
Committee is currently gathering information
regard ing 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  judyg143@gmail.com.

Thank You,
Judy Luca, CAC Chair
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 simon@kings-chapel.org with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at Noon!