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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!
From the Minister
Have you met Tabitha, or Dorcas, her Greek alias?  She's the main character this week.
 
Tabitha is the person who quietly touches people: here a phone call, there an invitation for a quick drink, just to listen.  In her spare time, Tabitha's fitting in an errand for a friend, driving to the wake to pay respects, dropping by to see how someone is, helping with the coat drive.
 
Tabitha never thinks of her paid job as a "ministry," but it is. A church's "education ministry," for example, is far more than the church volunteers who help in an afterschool program, or advocate for kids before the City Council. It also is the daily paid work of all who are teachers: in nursery schools and universities, in programs serving the impoverished and elite private schools.  In one of my favorite church memories, "teachers" met each month over dinner, reading a little bit of scripture. One month someone noticed that in John's resurrection story, Mary recognizes the risen Jesus only after he calls her name: "Mary."  Soon stories flowed: about the power of being known by name, and how hard they as teachers worked to know their students' names, too.  Were they ministering, when they did this? Was their work "ministry"?
 
Have you met Tabitha?  Might you be she? On Sunday I'll share some stories, from King's Chapel, past and present.
Upcoming Events
Patriots Day, Parish House Closed| April 18
  
 


As we celebrate Patriots Day and the runners of the Boston Marathon, our Parish House offices will be closed. We will be open the following day, Tuesday the 19th.
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.
Habitat for Humanity Boston, Pope Francis House Dedication | April 23, 10 AM


Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston will dedicate the recently completed Pope Francis House at 38 Woodbine Street in Roxbury. This is a site that King's Chapel worked on multiple times. Cardinal O'Malley will be present at the dedication which will start at 10 AM Saturday, April 23. 
 

Directions to the site can be found at:
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

The Walk begins at 8 AM at Field's Corner in Dorchester, for those who want to walk 6.7 miles to City Hall Plaza. Most of us will gather together for the 3.2 mile leg of the walk at 9:45 AM, which meets at 75 Malcolm X Blvd Madison Park High School in Roxbury. After gathering at City Hall Plaza, we will proceed to King's Chapel for the 11 AM service.  For questions, contact Carol Genovese: carol.m.genovese@gmail.com.

Why Do We Walk?

We walk to show we care for the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, family, and friend of those who have suffered unspeakable loss through violence and murder. These are OUR brothers and sisters.  We walk to support the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in the work they have done and continue to do to provide ongoing healing and support to these families:
  • In their immediate help and ongoing love and care over the long term that helps them transfer power and pain to power and action.
  • In healing programs at the Institute and for children in the community, in work with teachers and schools, and in healing and peace building programs that are used in schools, hospitals, prisons, churches, and other organizations.
  • In their restorative justice work with offenders and their families to help them in prison, and some who re-enter the community so they can be supported through the process.
  • In providing financial help for the burial of loved ones as needed through their Rest in Peace Fund.
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute works in many other ways to build peace, love, and connections in our communities. This is our opportunity to help in this work. See their website for more information.

Register now to Walk and/or Donate with the King's Chapel Team here. All sizes of donation are welcome!  Our King's Chapel Community Action Committee will match our donations to $1,000. All walkers must register and sign the waiver. Invite your friends to join us!
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
Simon on Vacation

Our Administrative Assistant Simon Pilecki will be taking a much needed pre-Peace Corps vacation to the United Kingdom, from April 13th to the 25th. Please contact  Parish
Administrator  Gretchen Horton,  for any assistance during his absence.
gretchen@kings-chapel.org.
Keys to King's Chapel

We are excited that the intercom work is being done at the Parish House, and soon will be able to use the fob system again to gain entry to 64 Beacon.  Thank you all for your patience through this process! During the construction we have had to change to a new intercom, with new fobs.  This means that all old fobs will not work with the new system and will need to be reprogrammed.

We are gathering all fobs to reprogram.  If you have one, please bring it to the Parish House during the week or leave at the church on Sunday.  Once reprogrammed, we will assign fobs again so that all who need them will have access to the Parish House.

At the same time that fobs are being reprogrammed, we are updating our list of key holders to all properties. If you hold a key to any of the properties,or know of a past committee member who may hold a key, please email Gretchen at administrator@kings-chapel.org to be added to the list and let her know which keys you have.
John Natoli, new member, Parish Council-at-large, enjoys some time in the U.K.
In This Issue
Wednesday, April 13, 6PM

The Rev. Joy Fallon, Preaching
  • Eric Ferring, Soloist
  • Mindy Hinkel, Hospitality
Sunday, April 17, 11AM

The Rev.Joy Fallon, Preacher
  • Anne Sexton, Head Usher
  • Sylvia Soderberg, Usher in Charge
  • Todd Lee, Karen Dalton, and Betsy Peterson, Ushers
  • Carolyn Conley-Das, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 23
  • Old Testament:  Deuteronomy 10:12-13, 17-19
  • New Testament: Acts 9:36-43
After the service, all are invited to Coffee Hour, hosted by Cynthia Perkins and friends of the hospitality committee.

At the communion rail following the service,
Todd Lee will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen
The Prelude  this Sunday is designed to entice and remind you to attend our Mozart Mini Marathon concert  on Sunday afternoon. Mozart wrote the Andante in F Major as part of a set of three pieces designed for a mechanical flute clock - a very elaborate music box of sorts, with a mechanism similar to the roll in a player piano.

The introit maintains our joyous Easter spirit in Hans Leo Hassler's ebullient setting of Psalm 100, O be Joyful in the Lord, for 8 part chorus. The choir will also sing a more modern version of Jubilate Deo by Danish composer and musicologist Bjarke Moe. And recalling last week's selections, this week you will hear Heinrich Schütz' 7-part setting of the words of last week's introit: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.

The postlude is strictly for fun - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély was the toast of Paris with his amusing character pieces for organ.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday, April 19, 12:15 PM

Aija Reke, violin
Daniel Dickson, cello
Ilona Kudina, flute
Works by Zemzaris & Ravel
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More News from  The Parish
Stewardship Update

Our Stewardship Campaign is a month old and we are grateful for all that you are doing to help us along!  Thank you to the following people for their generous commitments to be Stewards of King's Chapel:

Chris and Elizabeth Barnett
Miguel Gomez-Ibanez
Judy Green
Mindy Hinkel
Paul and Judy Luca
Jeff and Fancy Zilberfarb
Haven't yet got around to it?  CLICK HERE
to make your donation. Thank You!
Upcoming Meetings
New Members Class-
Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 PM

Adult Religious Education Meeting-
Tuesday, April 26 at 7:15 PM

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

Vestry Meeting-
Tuesday, May 10 at 6 PM

Membership Committee Meeting-
Friday, May 13 at 10:30 AM
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!